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BY Suzanne Pollak
February 27, 2014

The French government is expected to announce this summer how much it will pay in reparations to Holocaust survivors now living in America who were deported to Nazi death camps in French trains, according to Stuart Eizenstat, a special adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry on Holocaust issues. Eizenstat, a D.C. lawyer, said there CONTINUE »

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BY Heather Norris
February 27, 2014

For the seventh year in a row, Suburban Orthodox Congregation will play host to Shabbat Across America, a multidenominational celebration of Shabbat set to take place March 7. “The goal really is a very simple one,” said Suburban’s Rabbi Shmuel Silber, “to achieve a togetherness within our community.” The event will kick off just after CONTINUE »

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Outreach programming for young adults provides socialization, customized Judaism
BY Melissa Gerr and Marc Shapiro
February 27, 2014

In any given week throughout the year, there are dozens of events in the greater Baltimore area aimed at engaging young Jewish adults. In many ways this age group represents the future of Judaism. They know that, and so do the people programming events to attract them to their Jewish faith, to their culture and CONTINUE »

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From scrolls to rolls, Gary Rosendorff trusted instinct and fate and found his true calling
BY Melissa Gerr
February 27, 2014

Each week Rosendorff’s Bakery transforms 7,500 pounds of flour into challah and challah rolls. At its kosher baking facility in Pikesville, the aroma of dozens of breads and rolls is hard to adequately describe, as is the effect of Gary Rosendorff’s lilting South African accent and his bubbling infectious laugh. (Have a listen below.) “Even CONTINUE »

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JCRC, BJC take opposite sides in Annapolis anti-boycott debate
BY Suzanne Pollak and Heather Norris
February 27, 2014

On its surface, legislation being discussed in Annapolis is an effort on the part of the state to stand up to those who would boycott Israel. But the inclusion of financial penalties and ambiguous wording now pits two Jewish communal advocacy organizations on opposite sides, with the Baltimore Jewish Council facing off against the Jewish CONTINUE »