It’s a new, African version of the old adage about teaching a man to fish so you can feed him for a lifetime. Except in Ethiopia it’s about teaching him — or her — to use cow manure to generate biofuel to power a clean-burning stove in their home. In this case, Israeli engineering students… Read More
The decision came after 5 hours of testimony and debate
To achieve her dream — a dog — Hadara Bilsky turned to a power greater than herself
Arthur Cary’s film features five Holocaust survivors.
A cartoon lover with a talent for drawing and Haggadah writing
The synagogue had already announced that D.J. Jensen would be departing following the 2018-19 school year.
With a fourth confirmed case of measles in Baltimore this week and concern that travel between there and the Washington area during Passover could aid in the spread of the highly infectious disease, Orthodox organizations here held a free vaccination clinic on Monday. About 250 people came to Young Israel Shomrai Emunah synagogue in Silver… Read More
Netanel Felber, an IDF soldier who grew up in Silver Spring, is “minimally conscious” following a terrorist attack in December. His mother, Judi, said in a telephone interview that Netanel, 21, has bee more reactive to stimuli, although it is unclear if he is aware of it. “He responds sometimes and he reacts sometimes. He… Read More
Good Deeds Day brought out thousands of members of the Washington area’s Jewish munity on April 7 to work on hands-on volunteer projects at about 75 sites. The eighth annual Sara & Samuel J. Lessans Good Deeds Day was hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Washington Jewish Week was a media sponsor.
What does a family of six pack to leave home forever when they can only bring two suitcases? It was 1989, and Yevgeny Kutik’s mother, Alla Zernitskaya, a Jewish violin professor, eschewed the pots and pans, sheets and forters, for something far more precious. The family was fleeing Minsk, and the Soviets forbade carrying a… Read More
At Silver Spring’s John F. Kennedy High school, amid the teacher talk of lesson plans and grades, there are also thoughts of Passover, which begins at sundown on April 19. And when one of a handful of English teachers (“romantics by nature and always prone to theatrics,” as one puts it) begins to talk about… Read More
‘Juda’ is a show with biting humor, action, romance and Judaism
Rabbi Ethan Seidel, who has led Tifereth Israel Congregation in Washington since 1992, said he will step down as the full-time rabbi in 2020. The synagogue has begun to search for a new rabbi, according to Stan Dorn, president of the Conservative congregation. Seidel announced his retirement in the synagogue’s March newsletter, saying that he… Read More
“Pencil neck” is not the worst of it. President Donald Trump’s most recent sobriquet for Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the Jewish chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence mittee, is almost affectionate considering some of the other things that Trump has called his nemesis, including a scatological take on Schiff’s last name. And considering… Read More
Ukraine is set to bee the only country besides Israel whose president and prime minister are both Jewish. edian Volodymyr Zelensky’s dramatic lead in exit polls Sunday — in many of them he received more than 73 percent of the vote — was so overwhelming that it prompted a concession of defeat by incumbent Petro… Read More
Montgomery County locals will soon be able to enjoy sushi at an area kosher sushi bar. Sushi 7, will operate inside Nuthouse Pizza in Silver Spring, according to Nuthouse co-owner Michael Chelst. The sushi bar, which is scheduled to open on May 15, will be owned and operated by Harold Wilner, owner of the kosher… Read More
D.C. is her beat now, but her reporting has taken her to Israel, Gaza and Iraq
Eight families whose children attended the Washington Hebrew Congregation’s Early Childhood Center are alleging in a lawsuit that their children were sexually abused by an assistant teacher for more than two years and that the preschool, through its own negligence, allowed it to happen. Filed Monday evening, the lawsuit claims that Jordan Silverman, an assistant… Read More
Amid a spreading measles outbreak that is hitting certain Jewish munities particularly hard, two Washington synagogues are taking measles prevention into their own hands. Ohev Sholom — The National Synagogue and Kesher Israel, both modern Orthodox congregations, last week announced that they will prohibit families who choose not to vaccinate their children from entering. According… Read More