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February 27, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Washington DC Temple Opening to Public For First Time Since 1974

You’ve probably seen this majestic building while riding on the Beltway, and wondered what it was or what goes on inside there. For the first time since 1974, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Washington DC Temple in Kensington will open its doors to the public. An open house for the newly renovated […]

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April 27, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

2020 Vision: Golden Temple on the Capital Beltway Will Open to the Public

The golden temple that stretches toward the sky on I-495 is an iconic monument that bears a conundrum for residents. But not for long. For the first time since it was built in 1974, the mysteries behind the golden spires near the Capital Beltway will be unveiled to the public in 2020, church leaders from […]

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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 17, 2015 | Aline Barros

Gaithersburg Teen Charged With Shaare Torah Vandalism Regrets His Actions (VIDEO)

It was an emotional interview for Sebastian Espinoza-Carranza at his home in Gaithersburg. The teen was arrested and charged with vandalizing a Gaithersburg synagogue. The 18-year-old teen says he is not a racist person and that he is really sorry. The congregation’s surveillance video helped lead police to Spinoza-Carranza. It shows him allegedly spray painting swastikas, […]

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April 8, 2015 | Aline Barros

Surveillance Video of Vandalism at Shaare Torah Synagogue in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

UPDATED Gaithersburg police officers are looking for the vandal(s) who defaced the Shaare Torah synagogue in Gaithersburg. “At this time, detectives are continuing to investigate the incident,” said Officer Dane Lane. “They are following up on leads and speaking with citizens who may have or may not have seen anything. We are always looking for more […]

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April 7, 2015 | Aline Barros

Police Identify ‘Person of Interest’ in Vandalism Case at the Shaare Torah Synagogue (VIDEO)

Gaithersburg Police Chief Mark Sroka said detectives have identified a “person of interest” who could be involved in the Shaare Torah Synagogue vandalism case. Local authorities have surveillance footage showing a masked person running away from the building.  Sroka said the report came in at 7:10 a.m. this morning. That’s when police officers found eleven swastikas and other […]

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