May 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan, County Council Issue Statements Condemning Anti-Semitic Attacks

Gov. Larry Hogan addressed and condemned anti-Semitism in a statement Wednesday, as attacks on Jewish people have escalated nationwide. “The rise in anti-Semitic activity and attacks across our nation cuts at the very heart of our values as Americans and as human beings,” Hogan said. “The right of each and every one of us to practice […]

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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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April 23, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Organizers Say Holocaust Commemoration Is A Lesson For The Community (VIDEO)

It’s a day organizers said they use to honor the many lives lost during the reign of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany from 1933-1945. Hundreds gathered at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center in Potomac on Sunday for a Holocaust commemoration hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC). This year’s theme was “Displaced […]

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March 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Hogan Declares Acts of Hate at Jewish Schools as “Despicable and Unacceptable”

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan describes the recent threats and acts of hate directed at Jewish schools and community centers in Maryland as “despicable and unacceptable.” Our administration condemns all forms of racism and discrimination,” wrote Hogan on his Facebook page. “I offer my full support to the Jewish community, and the Maryland State Police stands […]

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January 15, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Interfaith Service Celebrating Life of Dr. King Planned for Sunday in Bethesda

The Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church will host an interfaith service to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event will take place on Sunday, January 17. Members of Montgomery County’s Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, Muslim and Unitarian Universalist communities will come together for prayer, reflection, singing and dancing. Rev. […]

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December 14, 2015 | Willie James Inman

Interfaith Vigil Against Gun Violence to Take Place in Bethesda (PHOTO)

Members of Montgomery County’s faith community will come together tonight for a vigil against gun violence on the 3rd anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The vigil will take place at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church at 9601 Cedar Lane in Bethesda, and will feature reflection, music and prayer from Montgomery County’s Christian, […]

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September 22, 2015 | Aline Barros

Celebrating Yom Kippur in Montgomery County

Yom Kippur, known as the Day of Atonement, is celebrated this year starting on the evening of Sept. 22 and ends in the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 23. It is also the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people and calls for atonement and repentance. The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington is scheduled to celebrate […]

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September 9, 2015 | Aline Barros

Gaithersburg Teen Charged With Shaare Torah Vandalism Pleads Guilty

The teen, who was arrested and charged with vandalizing a Gaithersburg synagogue, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, according to court documents. Sebastian Espinoza-Carranza was charged with defacement of religious property, damage to a religious institution, and malicious destruction of property for the antisemitic graffiti found on Shaare Torah Synagogue in Gaithersburg back in April. His sentencing is set […]

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April 15, 2015 | Krista Brick

Spiegel on Arrest in Vandalism Case (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Ryan Spiegel, Gaithersburg City Council vice president and member of the Shaare Torah Synagogue in Lakelands shares his thoughts about the arrest of  a Gaithersburg teen for alleged vandalism at the synagogue. Related:

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April 15, 2015 | Aline Barros

Gaithersburg Teen Charged With Synagogue Vandalism in Gaithersburg (PHOTO)

An 18-year-old from Gaithersburg faces charges in connection with the vandalism at the Shaare Torah Synagogue in the Kentlands area of Gaithersburg. Sebastian Espinoza-Carranza, 18, of the 16700 block of Sioux Lane, was arrested on April 14 and charged with property damage to a religious institution, defacement of a religious property, and malicious destruction of […]

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