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Adas Israel investigates following disclosure from new hire from California
BY Suzanne Pollak
February 12, 2014

After little more than a month of work, the new executive director for Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C., was let go after admitting to stealing close to half a million dollars from a synagogue in California when he was its executive director. Eric S. Levine “will no longer be serving as executive director for CONTINUE »

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Adult day facilities fill a medical and cultural niche
BY Melissa Gerr
February 12, 2014

The Reisterstown Road storefront of Renaissance Adult Medical Center is unremarkable, but pass through the secure entrance and you enter a vibrant world. The energy is palpable inside the walls of this spacious facility: The singing, card playing and lively debate from its senior citizens provide a window into how an adult day center can CONTINUE »

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Advocacy Day informs legislators of Jewish priorities
BY Heather Norris
February 12, 2014

More than 100 local community members made their way to Annapolis Feb. 5 to participate in the Baltimore Jewish Council’s Advocacy Day, during which they met with state officials to discuss issues important to the city’s Jewish population. Among the agenda items for the group were the following: allowing the shipment of kosher wine into CONTINUE »

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Thanks to a cousin’s generosity, Harry Burstyn is feeling better than ever
BY Marc Shapiro
February 12, 2014

Five years ago, Harry Burstyn suffered from kidney failure. Although he beat it and got his kidney functioning again, he wound up on dialysis a year-and-a-half later. He needed a donor kidney. “They said the wait’s five to eight years, or come back, bring us a donor, and we can do your surgery tomorrow,” said CONTINUE »

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For some West Bank CEOs, boycott threat not an issue
BY Ben Sales, JTA
February 12, 2014

TEL AVIV — Of the 200,000 wine bottles Yakov Burg produced last year, 16,000 went to Europe. The possibility of a boycott and repeated rumblings that Europe is planning to label goods produced in the settlements could decrease that number, but Burg isn’t worried. The CEO of Psagot Winery, which is located in a settlement CONTINUE »