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We have so many remarkable and accomplished members of our community, we’d like to highlight the accomplishments and accolades bestowed on our members. Our first Member Highlight is for Joan Kleinman, a dedicated and beloved member of Kol Shalom. Please see Senator Chris Van Hollen’s remarks about Joan that he made on the Senate Floor Continue Reading »
CHANUKAH SINGALONG 2021
The brain-teasing puzzle is the latest form of pandemic-era self-soothing By Sarah Pulliam Bailey The Washington Post ____________________________________________ In the beginning, Americans created sourdough starters. As people looked for rituals to cope with the early uncertainties of the pandemic, many bought Peloton bikes, built gardens and watched “Tiger King.” And in Brooklyn, a software engineer said: Continue Reading »
Washington Jewish Week 3 MoCo synagogues combine their religious schools Three Montgomery County synagogues have combined their religious schools, bringing 110 students together under a single roof in the fall. The three participating synagogues — Kol Shalom and Tikvat Israel Congregation in Rockville and Shaare Torah in Gaithersburg — formed B’Yachad Community Religious School, and hired Rabbi Batya Glazer as director. Glazer Continue Reading »
Leib Kaminsky My burgeoning love of the environment began during a 1978 Muppets’ television special. It featured Buffalo Springfield singing “For What It’s Worth,” parodying the original song using Muppet animals. The song’s refrain: “Everybody stop! Hey! What’s that sound? Everybody look what’s going down” brought a connection of my values (the love of wildlife) Continue Reading »
In this article Rabbi Steinlauf shares his reflections on the Jewish Identity Institute that he initiated and developed. The Jewish Identity Institute just completed its first year with three cohort groups. Please take a moment to read this article and learn more about the Jewish Identity Institute. ____________________ At first, it could have been just Continue Reading »