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Parenting is Playing the Long Game

I think we can all agree that 2020 has turned out a lot differently than any of us could have imagined. It has been almost three months since COVID-19 entered our lives and while we may have settled into a “new normal,” the vast majority of us […]

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Respect Your Elders – Stop Abuse

Widespread news stories have already reported the concerning rise of domestic violence cases due to coronavirus lockdown measures and stay-at-home orders. But many older adults are at risk of domestic violence as well, as they are isolated from families and loved ones due to the […]

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The Macks Center for Jewish Education’s Library Summer Reading Program Goes Virtual

For the past four summers, I have been in charge of running the summer reading program offered by the Macks Center for Jewish Education (CJE), an agency of The Associated. Right after Pesach I typically reach out to a few different family entertainment venues and find a […]

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Sima Abarbanel’s Commitment to Women and Girls

For someone who spent 26 years in front of a middle school classroom at Krieger Schechter Day School, who sits on steering committees and co-chairs programs, it may be hard to believe that Sima Abarbanel prefers to take a low profile. But for this committed volunteer, it’s never been about being in the spotlight.  It’s always been about getting things […]

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A Pandemic, A Community, A Future

In March 2020, the world turned upside down. The older adult, the parent, the young adult, suddenly found themselves facing a new reality, one where connections went virtual, lunches with friends were put on hold and life events were altered.  Although many faced difficulties, what […]

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Meet Janet Gold

  How did you first become interested in art?  As a child, my parents sent me to the Baltimore Museum of Art for Saturday classes. I also remember when I went to Camp Louise, the minute I finished my morning chores, I made a beeline to arts and crafts! One of […]

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How Hillels are Handling COVID-19

As summer quickly approaches, many students and parents are thinking about the next step. What will fall semester look like? Will we be back on campus? And, if so, how will we socialize and connect in this age of social distancing? We sat down with […]

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Pearlstone Reinvents Itself in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic

When the coronavirus pandemic virus hit, Pearlstone’s business was booming. Sales from its Retreat Center were growing exponentially, as was its in-person experiential learning opportunities that focused on Living Judaism, like immersive holiday celebrations and Family Farm Camp. Yet in March, things would suddenly change. […]

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