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Shutdown continues to impact Jewish Maryland
BY Heather Norris
October 10, 2013

For Leah Goldberg, a human resources employee with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the government shutdown feels a lot like a snow day that just won’t end. “I’m just kind of sitting and waiting,” said Goldberg. On Monday, Sept. 30, she and her coworkers were told to report to the office on Tuesday to close CONTINUE »

JCC getting facelift, increasing focus on fitness
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 10, 2013

It has been just over one month since the Jewish New Year and for people who want to keep with their resolutions of dropping a few pounds and/or increasing their stamina, now is a good time to do it at the Jewish Community Center. Both the Weinberg Park Heights JCC and the Rosenbloom Owings Mills CONTINUE »

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Young Israelis on a tour to teach others how to turn lemons into lemonade
October 10, 2013

Optimistic. Determined. Inexhaustible. Pick a synonym for any of the above, and you can use it to describe the team of young Israelis pedaling each year across the United States to cure cancer. Earlier this week, the participants of Bike For the Fight completed their second annual ride, which took them through the Baltimore, Rockville CONTINUE »

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Israeli-Arab government official talks about steps being taken to better integrate minorities into Israel’s labor force
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 10, 2013

The economic security of Israel is at risk. It sounds dramatic, but it is a reality on the ground — unless the government’s efforts at creating equality of access to education and jobs for Israeli-Arab citizens are successful. Some facts: Israeli-Arabs make up 20.6 percent of the Israeli population, but they contribute only 8 percent CONTINUE »

Israeli tech companies seek investments from Maryland
BY Eric Hal Schwartz
October 10, 2013

Bethesda and the Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC) will play host to Israeli medical technology companies on Oct. 18, as the companies present their work and offer investment and partnership opportunities to local businesses. The stop will mark the culmination of a multicity tour of U.S. cities put together by Israeli investment firm Trendlines and OurCrowd, CONTINUE »