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A very senior woman using digital tablet on apartment balcony

These Services Are Helping Older Jews Master Technology and Stay Connected in Isolation

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By Renee Ghert-Zand | JTA Until April, Gail Lipsitz had never heard of the popular videoconferencing platform Zoom. “All of a sudden, everyone was talking about...

Summer Camps Look to Online Alternatives

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The scent of roasting barbecue and s’mores. The feel of sand or grass between one’s toes during a volleyball game. The hooting and hollering...
Virtual College Road Trip map: Screenshot by Rabbi Dena Shaffer

College Road Trips on the Screen

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The country has so far been able to make classes, graduation, and prom virtual. Now, 4Front and Hillel have found a way to take...

Baltimore Jewish Community Reacts to George Floyd’s Death and Protests

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In the days since George Floyd’s death on May 25 in Minneapolis, the nation and world have been wracked by protests, fueled by outrage...

Reopening, Jewish Vendors at Farmers Market Consider Pandemic

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The majority of farmers and small businesses gain income from farmers markets, but this year all of that is on the line with national...

Baltimore Prepares for Vote-By-Mail Primary Election

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The state of Maryland will hold a primary election June 2. The election, which was postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic,...

Man’s Best Friend: Three Baltimore-Area Residents Care for Canines

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In Genesis 1:26, the Torah reads, “And God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and they shall rule over...

Sol Levinson Organizes Virtual Memorial Service for Community

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Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc., a Pikesville-based funeral home, held an online memorial service for the community, May 19. The service came at a...

Police Arrest Erratic Driver Near Ner Israel Rabbinical College

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A man was arrested and charged in connection to an incident near Ner Israel Rabbinical College, an all-male Haredi yeshiva in Pikesville. Manooel Yerooshalmy, 33,...
Jewish family with Shabbat candles and challah

The Associated Releases Results From 2020 Survey

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The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore presented the results of its latest population survey on May 12. Martin S. Himeles Jr., co-chair of the community...