Synagogues

January 3, 2020 | Douglas Tallman

Police Stepping Up Patrols in Wake of Anti-Semitic Attacks

MCPD is paying extra attention to Montgomery County’s synagogues in the wake of the anti-Semitic attacks that have taken place across the country. “We pay attention to the climate and we make extra patrols in those areas,” said Capt. Tom Jordan, police spokesman. Several attacks against Jews have been reported in the New York-New Jersey […]

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December 10, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Approves $200,000 Grant For Faith-Based Communities Targeted By Hate Crimes

Montgomery County has approved $200,000 for the Faith-based Facilities Security Operating Grant. The grant aims to cover security costs for faith-based communities―such as churches, synagogues, mosques, etc.―experiencing hate crimes. The county has officially opened the application for faith communities to apply for a grant of up to $20,000. Not only does the grant cover the cost […]

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July 4, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

MCPS Promotes Religious Literacy Through Pilot Program for Teachers (VIDEO & PHOTO)

When 37 Montgomery County Public School teachers return to their classrooms they will know much more about the religious beliefs and practices of people in our communities. They are taking part in a pilot program designed to promote religious literacy. Walter Johnson High School teacher Christopher Murray organized the five-day program with Steven Adleberg, the […]

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June 28, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Teachers Learn Religious Literacy at Local Faith Centers (PHOTO)

When 37 Montgomery County Public School teachers return to their classrooms they will know much more about the religious beliefs and practices of people in our communities. They are taking part in a pilot program designed to promote religious literacy. Walter Johnson High School teacher Christopher Murray organized the five-day program with Steven Adleberg, the […]

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September 15, 2015 | Aline Barros

Observing Rosh Hashanah in Montgomery County

Rosh Hashanah, the new Jewish New Year, is celebrated  sundown on Sept. 13 to the evening of Sept. 15. Synagogues in Montgomery County are hosting services for adults and children. “Rosh Hashanah … is a wonderful time for our congregation and guests to come together. Rosh Hashanah is a time for reflection and rejuvenation,” said Rabbi […]

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