‘He Will Be Missed’ Boehner’s resignation announcement comes as a surprise

Speaker of the House John Boehner (Courtesy of Rep. John Boehner)

Speaker of the House John Boehner will resign from Congress at the end of this month, the Republican from Ohio announced Sept. 25. Boehner, whose invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress earlier this year made waves, informed his fellow Republicans of his decision in a private House meeting. Looking noticeably relieved… Read More

The Legacy of ‘Mr. Defense’ How Yitzhak Rabin changed Israel

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As the 20th yahrzeit of Israel’s fifth prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, approaches, the legacy of the man nicknamed “Mr. Defense” remains as polarizing as the conflict he tried to resolve. Jewish organizations across Maryland are recognizing the Nov. 4 anniversary by bringing in scholars and political authorities to speak about the effect Rabin had on… Read More

‘Crime After Crime’ screens for CHANA
20th Anniversary

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As a ramp up to its 20th anniversary celebration later this month, CHANA, the Counseling Helpline and Aid Network for Abused Women, will screen the powerful true story “Crime After Crime,” a film by Yoav Potash, on Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts. The award-winning film, called “harrowing, moving… Read More

Delays Expected During MD-140 Road Work

The Maryland State Highway Administration says major delays are likely through early November as SHA replaces a deteriorated culvert underneath Reisterstown Road just south of Painters Mill Road. The contractor performing the work, Cheverly-based Civil Construction Inc., closed two lanes on a half-mile section of Reisterstown Road (MD-140) between Painters Mill Road and St. Thomas… Read More

Super Sunday Raises
$1.4 Million

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore raised $1.4 million at its Super Sunday phone-a-thon on Sept. 20, kick-starting the federation’s annual campaign. Nearly 200 volunteers made calls at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC from morning through mid-afternoon, highlighting the #110DayChallenge, which matches any increases and new gifts made by Dec. 31. The Kohn Rabin… Read More

Har Sinai Congregation Renames School

From left: Jo-Ellen Unger, director of congregational learning; Cantor Robert Gerber; Rabbi Benjamin Sharff; and Monica Blum, temple administrator. (Provided)

In honor of a donation, Har Sinai Congregation is renaming its school as the Nancy H. and David B. Posner Judaic Education Magnet. “The entire Har Sinai Congregation family is touched by [their] generous gift and thank Nancy and David Posner for their deep dedication to the value of ‘L’dor v’dor,’” said Joseph DeMattos, Har… Read More

Speaker of the House to Resign

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE JOHN BOEHNER (R-OHIO) WILL RESIGN FROM CONGRESS AT THE END OF OCTOBER. FILE PHOTO.

Speaker of the House John Boehner will resign from Congress at the end of October, the Republican from Ohio announced Friday morning. Boehner, whose invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress earlier this year made waves, made the announcement to his fellow Republicans in a private House meeting. An aide told The… Read More

Why Israelis are ditching Turkey for Georgia

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TBILISI, Georgia — Rabbi Rakhmim Murdukhashvili had come to think of a crowded synagogue as a distant childhood memory. In 1979, the year he was born, the Jewish population of Georgia was more than 28,000. But during his lifetime the Jewish population has dwindled to just 4,000 as the republic coped with war and instability… Read More

Serving the Region Jews from three states, Washington, D.C., team up during month of service

Preschoolers from the JCC help decorate a sukkah at Weinberg Park Assisted Living.
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For the fourth consecutive year, volunteers from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., are participating in a number of service projects as part of the Governor’s Day to Serve. Among the Baltimore contribution is a concerted effort by Jewish Volunteer Connection, including activities that range from a month-long food drive at the Park Heights… Read More