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BY Simone Ellin
July 11, 2014

In light of the violence taking place in Israel, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore assured members of the Jewish community Thursday that they are closely monitoring the events taking place there. In partnership with the Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, The CONTINUE »

Local families brace themselves for war in Israel
BY Simone Ellin
July 11, 2014

Julie August of Pikesville can’t help but get choked up when talking about her son, Josh. A soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, Josh, 20, will be transferred from his usual post in the northern part of Israel to a base near Gaza in the next day or two. The Augusts are one of many CONTINUE »

Despite turmoil at home and protests at practices, coaches say the Israel national team is ready to play.
BY Heather Norris
July 11, 2014

Amid turmoil at home, the Israeli national lacrosse team made their FIL World Championship Friday, July 11 with a 19-4 win over 10th-ranked Sweden. The team traveled to host state Colorado earlier this month, just days after the bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teens were found in the West Bank and a week before Israel CONTINUE »

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Many in Jewish community silently struggle during economic downturn
BY Heather Norris
July 10, 2014

For many Americans, the 2008 recession was the tipping point, with millions of people losing jobs and savings. Six years later, many are back at work but for wages far lower than they were making before the recession. The Jewish community in Baltimore is no exception. And religious restrictions on some observant Jews may make CONTINUE »

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Baltimore’s Schwartzman sets sights on a lacrosse world championship
BY Amy Landsman
July 10, 2014

Pikesville’s own Jesse Schwartzman is on the U.S. national team’s 23-man roster for the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships in Colorado. He was named to the team following a tryout process that began locally at Goucher College last September. Additional tryouts were held in Orlando, Fla., in January. The final team was selected from CONTINUE »