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June 12, 2014

Jewish Women International (JWI) was awarded the Laurel Wreath Award for the Safe Smart Dating program by the North-American Interfraternity Conference. The award is presented to individuals or groups in recognition of their unique programs, community outreach or influence within the fraternal world. Safe Smart Dating is the first national program on dating abuse and CONTINUE »

BY Heather Norris
June 12, 2014

On the heels of National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center announced a plan to create the Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute. The Institute will be built in part with funds donated by Erwin Greenberg and Stephanie Cooper Greenberg. The gift from the Greenberg family is part of a $45 CONTINUE »

June 12, 2014

Counselors from Camps Louise and Airy and Capital Camps were treated to a 10-day trip to Israel, thanks to a collaboration between Birthright Israel and The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore’s Center for Jewish Camping. The 14 counselors spent 10 days together visiting Jerusalem, the Galilei, the Golan Heights and Tel Aviv and taking CONTINUE »

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BY Heather Norris
June 12, 2014

Baltimore-based Wrapunzel, a company and website offering help and instruction on head wrapping, hosted its first Baltimore event earlier this month. The event featured scarves for purchase in addition to tools and techniques to help women get creative with their head coverings. “There’s an art to it and a science to it,” said Rivka Malka CONTINUE »

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Reuven Rivlin, Israeli presidential front-runner, champions pluralism in politics but not Judaism
BY Ben Sales/JTA
June 5, 2014

TEL AVIV — The front-runner in Israel’s presidential election has equated Reform Judaism with “idol worship” and refused to refer to Reform rabbis by their title. Former Knesset speaker Reuven “Ruby” Rivlin, considered a Likud party elder statesman, is one of six candidates running to succeed Shimon Peres in the largely ceremonial post chosen by CONTINUE »