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Rabbi Suson on Tisha B'Av

07/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jul29

Parashat Devarim

07/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jul24

Shamai Leibowitz

Pirkei Avot & Eretz Yisrael

07/19/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jul19

Rabbi Reuben Landman

Parashat Matot-Masei

07/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jul16

Shamai Leibowitz

How do you say Corona in Hebrew?

07/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jul14

Shira Leibowitz Schmidt

Jews in the Civil War

06/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jun30

Dr. Jon Willen

Did the Story of the Wood Gatherer Violate the Rule of Law?

06/19/2020 10:55:44 AM

Jun19

Shamai Leibowitz

Rabbi Suson on the 2020 Census & Parashat Bamidbar

05/22/2020 03:12:10 PM

May22

Rabbi Suson

Shavua Tov!

05/16/2020 10:25:20 PM

May16

Shamai Discusses Parashat Bhar-Bechukotai

05/15/2020 01:00:53 PM

May15

Shamai Leibowitz

A Parasha of Quarantine and Isolation : Torah Reading Tazria-Metzora

04/24/2020 11:42:34 AM

Apr24

Shamai Leibowitz

Parashat Tazria-Metzora 5780

04/24/2020 11:08:38 AM

Apr24

Communicating in Close Quarters : Parashat Shemini 5780

04/17/2020 02:53:05 PM

Apr17

Rabbi Suson

A Preventable Death? Torah reading Parashat Shemini

04/17/2020 02:52:39 PM

Apr17

Shamai Leibowitz

Let the Light In - Parashat Noach 5780

11/01/2019 01:14:25 PM

Nov1

Rabbi Suson

Yom Kippur 5780

10/08/2019 11:38:21 AM

Oct8

Rabbi Suson

The Kitchener Camp: When Britain Welcomed 4,000 German Jews

07/02/2019 12:42:53 PM

Jul2

Linda Topping Streitfeld

Irmgard Brill was pregnant with her first child, and she was terrified. Nazis had burned down the synagogue, violence reigned in the streets, and she and her husband Walter had been forced to hide in the home of a friend. After years of increasing abuse and discrimination against Jews in Germany, this horrific night focused their dilemma. Irmgard must have wondered if they should stay in their hometown of Munich, Germany. And if...Read more...

Rabbi and Kids Prepare for Passover Seder

04/19/2019 11:01:58 AM

Apr19

The Taming of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Frank Solomon

11/05/2018 07:02:48 PM

Nov5

Frank Solomon

Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain on the African continent and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. It contains almost every kind of ecological system on earth: cultivated land, rain forest, heath, moorland, alpine desert and an arctic summit. At a colossal 19,341 feet, Mt. Kilimanjaro is one of the largest volcanoes to ever break through the earth’s crust. Hemingway made the mountain a...Read more...

Shabbat Hazon, Devarim, Tisha B'Av, Tu B'Av 5778

07/20/2018 12:35:46 PM

Jul20

The Comfort of DisComfort
by Abigail Leibowitz
Featured in this week's WJW!

If you Google “Jamaica images” you get sparkling beaches, white sRead more...

Kol Ish in Concert

05/15/2018 03:18:19 AM

May15

Passover 5778

04/02/2018 10:22:55 PM

Apr2

Rabbi Steven Suson

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Kol Ish Live in Concert - Beatbox

02/08/2018 11:45:49 PM

Feb8

TERRORISM EXPERT SHEDS LIGHT ON US-ISRAEL COLLABORATION

02/08/2018 09:00:07 AM

Feb8

Frank Solomon

Did you know the U.S. government’s first official counterterrorism office was created in response to an attack on Israelis? In fact, many of the components of the U.S. responses to terrorism were prompted by developments affecting Israel.

During his Shabbat morning guest lecture on Jan. 27, Michael Kraft, a 19-year veteran of the U.S. State Department’s counterterrorism office, shared these and many other insights about about...Read more...

Sen. Cardin Urges Jews to Speak Up Against Bias and Injustice

12/17/2017 08:10:16 PM

Dec17

Frank Solomon

To help repair the world is in the DNA of Jews, according to U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin.   "Our upbringing and culture teach us to be concerned about the rest of human beings, to help correct the wrong, and to help repair the world," Maryland's senior senator said on Hanukah Shabbat at Har Tzeon Agudath-Achim. "This is our Jewish value. This is in our DNA as a people."   "We must not be afraid of speaking up when we see evil things....Read more...

A World View Shaped from a Small Town Jewish Perspective

12/08/2017 02:11:22 PM

Dec8

Daniel S. Mariaschin, B'nai Brith Executive VP & HTAA Past President

A World View Shaped from a Small Town Jewish Perspective
by Daniel S. Mariaschin, B'nai Brith Executive VP & HTAA Past President

In 1955, just before I entered the first grade, we moved from Englewood, New Jersey, to Swanzey, New...Read more...

A TALE OF TWO COVENANTS

11/16/2017 04:44:58 PM

Nov16

Kami Troy - Kol HaBirah News

Silver Spring historian Professor David Rotenstein was the latest lecturer in Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim’s adult education series.

Today we think of Silver Spring, Maryland, as a very Jewish area, but this wasn’t always the case. In reality, Jews were banned from living in Silver Spring for decades as a result of restrictive residency covenants and land-use laws explicitly prohibiting the sale of property to specific...Read more...

Congressman Jaime Raskin's visit to HTAA!

10/18/2017 03:12:19 PM

Oct18

Frank Solomon

Mazal Tov to Frank Solomon  for his recent write-up in Kol HaBirah on Congressman Jaime Raskin's visit to HTAA! 

Click Here To Read The Article! 

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AT HAR TZEON-AGUDATH ACHIM, CONGRESSMAN SHARES INFLUENCE OF HIS JEWISH IDENTITY ON HIS PUBLIC LIFE

09/28/2017 01:35:01 PM

Sep28

Frank Solomon - Kol HaBirah News

Jews may be “People of the Book,” but Congressman Jamie Raskin (D – Md.) believes in putting words into action to help make the world a better place. That was one of the messages the new representative for Maryland’s 8th District had for the packed audience at Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim in Silver Spring, Maryland, on Sept. 23, Shabbat Shuva.

The former American University law professor and veteran Maryland state legislator said...Read more...

THE RIGHTEOUS RAILWAY WORKERS OF LILLE, FRANCE: A LOCAL CONNECTION FROM ROSH HASHANAH, 1942

09/14/2017 01:37:02 PM

Sep14

Ira Brandriss - Kol HaBirah News

My mother, Perla Brandriss, often mentioned to us as children that it was Erev Rosh Hashanah, 1942, that the Nazis came to take her parents. They and their two youngest children were rounded up and taken to the railway station in their home town of Lille, France, together with many of the city’s other Polish Jews, to be sent to their deaths at Auschwitz.

Erev Rosh Hashanah that year fell on September 11, the date on which, 59 years...Read more...

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