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Two JCC karate students achieve black belts
BY Heather Norris
August 21, 2014

History was made last Sunday at the Owings Mills Jewish Community Center when two martial arts students tested and achieved their black belts in karate. After more than a decade of study, practice and hard work, Nadav Korman, 18, and Andy Sokal, 23, completed the final stage of their testing Sunday morning with friends and CONTINUE »

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Jeweler combines technique, talent and Torah; tours East Coast
BY Allie Freedman
August 21, 2014

From the cobblestone steps of the Old City to Jewish community centers across the East Coast, Doron Cohen, owner of Doron Gallery and highly acclaimed filigree jeweler, transports the spirit of Safed, Israel to America this summer. Born in the Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Gan, Cohen followed in the footsteps of his parents, Yemenite CONTINUE »

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8-year-old saved after underwater asthma attack
BY Simone Ellin
August 21, 2014

Earlier this summer, JCC lifeguards Andrew Minkin, Jalina Ray and Jennifer Siegel’s skills were put to the test. Fortunately, all three of the Red Cross-trained lifeguards passed with flying colors, saving the life of a young boy. When Ray spotted an 8-year-old swimmer, wearing a mask and snorkel, who seemed to be struggling in the CONTINUE »

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Local doctor brings home the ribbons for his culinary creations
BY Melissa Gerr
August 21, 2014

Dr. Steven Adashek is expert at many things: from birthing babies to baking bread. The latter has garnered him much attention from judges at the Maryland State Fair, where, in 2011, he won the highest Home Arts honor possible, the prestigious Hellen Burns Smyth Award — the “best of” across all possible categories — for CONTINUE »

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Pioneering academic program takes Israelis on U.S. adventure
BY Jeffrey F. Barken/JNS.org
August 14, 2014

Gur Alroey, chair of the School of History at the University of Haifa and director of the Israeli school’s pioneering Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies, has likened a 10-day United States trip for the program’s students to “Reverse Taglit,” referring to the free Taglit-Birthright trips of the same length that bring diaspora Jews to CONTINUE »