Strange Bedfellows Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn, British Jewry may need to make up

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn, the new head of Britain’s opposition Labor Party, has many of the makings of a hero for British Jews. A Labor lawmaker with over 30 years of experience, Corbyn passionately and eloquently defends blue-collar Britain, multiculturalism and a left-of-center notion of social justice. These are issues that resonate with Britain’s 250,000-strong Jewish community,… Read More

The Stuff of a Legend Career-spanning Paul Simon exhibit comes to Jewish Museum

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There’s Paul Simon’s first acoustic guitar, early lyrics of legendary song “The Boxer” scrawled inside a 1968 issue of Mainliner magazine and a notepad with early lyrics for world-music fusion hit “Graceland.” Those pieces, along with a letter Paul Simon wrote to Art Garfunkel from summer camp and the duo’s first record contract, which their… Read More

Praying with Their Feet 200 rabbis complete march from Selma to Washington

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WASHINGTON — Rabbis and reverends, black and white, stood together on the bimah of Washington Hebrew Congregation and raised their voices in a triumphant rendition of the civil rights protest song, “We Shall Overcome.” The clergy were celebrating, along with hundreds of attendees, the completion of America’s Journey for Justice, a 1,000-mile march from Selma,… Read More

‘3-2-8 Hope’ Dancing for cancer awareness, prevention in Baltimore

The Baltimore Full Circle Dance Company practices at Morton Street Dance Center every Tuesday and Thursday. While many of the members live in 
Baltimore, some members travel from Washington, D.C. twice a week.

The Baltimore Full Circle Dance Company will celebrate its 15th anniversary by putting on “Fight and Flight,” a benefit concert for the Baltimore City Cancer Program, which is a part of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Since 2001, BCCP has provided thousands of Baltimore’s residents with mammograms, free clinical exams… Read More

New Space, New Opportunities Temple Emanuel moves to Beth Israel, will construct new sanctuary

Temple Emanuel Rabbi/Cantor Rhoda Silverman rehearses for the High 
Holidays at the Gordon Center.

As the Jewish community evolves, so must the synagogues. For Temple Emanuel, evolving means building a new home at Beth Israel Congregation in Owings Mills. Since July, Temple Emanuel has been renting space at the Conservative synagogue after selling and moving from its Reisterstown home of 20 years. The Reform congregation will soon build its… Read More

Democrats Block Amendment Linking Iran Deal to Israel, American Prisoners

An amendment that would have linked lifting of sanctions on Iran with the release of American prisoners and public acknowledgement by the Islamic regime of Israel’s right to exist was blocked on Thursday. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) introduced the amendment as part of a final push to stop the Iran nuclear deal. Senators voted… Read More