Jewish Community

May 7, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Holocaust Survivors Honored By County Council

Holocaust Survivors, Family Members Honored By Montgomery County Council A Montgomery County Council proclamation recognized Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah, at Tuesday’s council meeting. The councilmembers were joined by Holocaust survivors, relatives of Holocaust survivors, and community leaders. County Executive Marc Elrich warned about the consequences of hateful rhetoric when presenting the proclamation. Elrich […]

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March 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Local Leaders Say ‘Hate Must Stop Now’ Amid Recent Threats Toward Faith-Based Organizations (VIDEO)

Federal, state and local elected officials gathered at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington early Friday to stand in solidarity with the Jewish community with a clear message. “We’re coming together as a community to let it be known that we will not tolerate this type of hate crimes in our community,” U.S. […]

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March 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Updated: Officials Reaffirm Solidarity with Jewish Community After Recent Bomb Threats (VIDEO)

Updated: In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Ron Halber, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC) discusses the number of bomb threats and hate-based vandalism made toward Jewish community centers: Original post: In response to the recent threats made to the Jewish community, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is expected to be […]

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January 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Receive a Lesson From the Past at History Conference in Germantown

It’s annual event that started in 2007 to explore the past and to analyze how it has shaped Montgomery County in present day. Dozens of residents gathered at Montgomery College early Saturday for the 11th Annual Montgomery History Conference hosted by Montgomery History. “We have history buffs, historians, museum professionals and members of the community […]

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October 11, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Free Yom Kippur Services at Chabad of Aspen Hill in Rockville

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is considered the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, according to Rabbi Levi Raskin of Chabad of Aspen Hill in Rockville. Recognizing that it can often be expensive to experience Yom Kippur, Chabad of Aspen Hill is offering free services for all ages in the community. “While some may […]

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October 4, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Celebrate Last Day of Rosh Hashanah

Residents in Montgomery County are observing the last day of Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah is a Jewish holiday which literally means “head of the year” or “first of the year.” Rosh Hashanah lasts for two days. This year it began on at sundown on Sunday, October 2 and ends Tuesday, October 4 at sundown. “The […]

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September 4, 2015 | Jeff Getek

Creation of Scroll Offers Insight into Faith, Identity for Riderwood Jewish Community

Resident members of the Riderwood Jewish Community made a spiritual journey this summer without leaving the 120-acre campus they call home. With the guidance of artist and wife team Barry and Marlene Goldstein, Jewish Community residents created a sculptural representation of a Torah scroll that combined individually created paintings with the written word to express […]

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