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Jewish Uniformed Services Association Donates Challah, Gift Bags to First Responders

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While Maryland remains in the process of reopening, COVID-19 still constitutes a very real threat, particularly with reports of coronavirus increases in other areas...

CHAI Mobile Grocery Program Tackles Food Insecurity

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For seniors who are in need of ingredients for a good matzah ball soup, CHAI Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. created a mobile grocery program. CHAI,...
Volunteers at a food distribution center in New York run by the Met Council on Jewish Poverty. (Courtesy of Met Council)

For Jews Hit Hard by the Pandemic, a New Worry — Not Having Enough...

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BY JENNIFER RICHLER In early April, a Jewish couple in Pittsburgh did something they never thought they’d ever have to do: They contacted their local kosher...

Beth Goldsmith Is The Associated’s ‘Right Leader at the Right Time’

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Beth Goldsmith has been shaped by The Associated. She wants to shape it in return. Sometimes everything seems to happen for a reason. Beth Goldsmith,...
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Chabads Mark Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Yahrzeit

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Menachem Mendel Schneerson died 26 years ago on June 12. Known as the Lubavitcher Rebbe, he was a Russian Orthodox Jewish rabbi and leader...

Synagogues Celebrate Pride Event

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Repair the World Baltimore, Bolton Street Synagogue, and Hinenu: the Baltimore Justice Shtiebl jointly hosted the online event Twice Blessed: Celebrating our Jewish &...
The relationship between American Jews and Israel has ebbed and flowed since the Jewish state’s founding in 1948, punctuated by a series of watershed events. The most pronounced of these, experts say, include the Six Day War, the 1982 Lebanon War, the Oslo Peace Accords between Israel and the PLO, and the Second Intifada. In a few weeks, you can add “Israeli annexation of the West Bank” to that list.

What Does Annexation Mean for American Jews?

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By Arno Rosenfeld The relationship between American Jews and Israel has ebbed and flowed since the Jewish state’s founding in 1948, punctuated by a series...

AI Lifeguard System to be Deployed Surfside in Israel

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A new artificial intelligence-based (AI) system, Sightbit, developed by alumni of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, helps lifeguards monitor thousands of swimmers, as well...
Black and Jewish Baltimore speakers talked ashkenormativity at Bnai Israel, photo courtesy of Rabbi Etan Mintz

Black and Jewish Speakers Discuss Race with B’nai Israel

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Whether you’re resolving a dispute about the lawn with your neighbor or sharing ideas to end systematic oppression, “bear in mind civil, thoughtful discourse,”...

The Associated Celebrates Centennial with First Virtual Annual Meeting

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The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore held the first virtual annual meeting of its 100-year history on June 17. Primarily comprising an online video of...