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  • After Freundel scandal, Washington Jewish women reclaim mikvah with mural

    August 21, 2015 | 1:14 pm

    When prominent Washington rabbi Barry Freundel was arrested last year for secretly videotaping dozens of women using the mikvah adjacent to his Orthodox synagogue, the sense of sacredness of the ritual of mikvah immersion was shattered for some local Jewish women.

    Local artist...

  • D.C. synagogue breaks ground with prestigious eco-certification

    May 17, 2011 | 11:09 am

    Ohev Sholom-The National Synagogue in Washington, has become the first U.S. synagogue to earn Energy Star certification from the Environmental Protection Agency.

    The certification, bestowed Monday, means the capital’s oldest Orthodox congregation has met strict environmental...