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  • 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...

  • Standing at the White House following news that Osama bin Laden was killed

    May 2, 2011 | 12:03 pm

    Back at the hotel after a moving video celebrating 50 years of the Religious Action Center and an inspiring speech by Vice President Al Gore, news broke that U.S. Forces had killed Osama bin Laden. We paused briefly to digest the information and to watch CNN. Suddenly our congregants...

  • Diversity-focused trip to D.C. for teens

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    April 20, 2011 | 3:44 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League is accepting applicants from current high school sophomores for a program bringing diverse students together to learn about the Holocaust and ways to fight prejudice. The centerpiece of the Grosfeld Family National Youth Leadership Mission is a free trip to...

  • Rabbi sues D.C. board over Passover election

    April 14, 2011 | 11:15 am

    A rabbi is suing the District of Columbia Board of Elections for running an election on the last day of Passover.

    Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of Ohev Sholom says in his lawsuit that efforts by the board to expand early voting opportunities for observant Jewish voters in a special election...

  • Queens College group takes Jewish a cappella competition [VIDEO]

    April 7, 2011 | 3:24 pm

    A group from Queens College won the inaugural Jewish collegiate a cappella competition and its $1,500 prize.

    Tizmoret was named the best of the nine groups from seven U.S. campuses competing last weekend in the Kol HaOlam National Jewish Collegiate A Capella Competition in...

  • Russian billionaire planning a ‘Jewish Al Jazeera’

    April 7, 2011 | 10:03 am

    A Russian-Jewish billionaire said he plans to create an international news network that will present “real information” about Israel.

    Alexander Mashkevich on Wednesday announced his intention to found a “Jewish Al Jazeera” during an address at the Keren Hayasod-United Israel Appeal...

  • Peres arrives in D.C.

    April 4, 2011 | 10:28 am

    Shimon Peres arrived in Washington for a three-day visit that will include a meeting with President Obama.

    Peres, who arrived Monday, will discuss “security cooperation between Israel and the United States, recent developments in the Middle East, and the pursuit of peace between...

  • Reform opposes, OU backs voucher bill

    March 31, 2011 | 10:15 am

    The Reform movement said it was “alarmed” by the passage of a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives reviving a program that funds scholarships at religious schools, while the Orthodox Union supported it.

    The Republican-majority House passed the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship...

  • Im Tirtzu stumps in D.C.

    March 16, 2011 | 10:34 am

    A right-wing Israeli group known for its attacks on human rights groups hostile to Israeli policies toured Washington to establish contacts and raise funds.

    Im Tirtzu, which made its name last year with attacks on the New Israel Fund and affiliates, was represented in Washington by...

  • Judge throws out Rosen lawsuit against AIPAC

    February 24, 2011 | 10:07 am

    A judge threw out a defamation suit against AIPAC by its former foreign policy boss, Steve Rosen.

    Judge Erik Christian of the Washington D.C. Superior Court ruled Wednesday that a statement by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee that Rosen was fired because his behavior...

  • Redskins’ owner suing paper for defamation, claims anti-Semitism

    February 3, 2011 | 1:11 pm

    Washington Redskins’ owner Daniel Snyder has filed a defamation lawsuit against an alternative D.C. newspaper, claiming in part that the paper’s depiction of him was anti-Semitic.

    Snyder, who has owned the National Football League’s Redskins since 1999 and also owns the Six Flags...

  • PLO mission raises flag in D.C.

    January 18, 2011 | 3:52 pm

    The PLO office in Washington raised a flag for the first time.

    “It’s about time that this flag that symbolizes the struggle of the Palestinian people for self-determination and statehood is raised in the United States,” said Palestine Liberation Organization envoy Maen Areikat in a...

  • Sanity rally, L.A.-Style [VIDEO]

    By Susan Freudenheim

    October 30, 2010 | 3:02 pm

    If 10 million gathered for the Rally to Restore Sanity on the mall in Washington, D.C., as Jon Stewart proclaimed (really, probably more like a few hundred thousand), then there were at least 1 million in Los Angeles’ MacArthur Park on Saturday (or maybe more like 2,000) all...

  • Sanity rally: Now that we are all friends, what do we do?

    October 30, 2010 | 2:06 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - One thing to be said for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Restore Sanity and/or Fear Rally today in Washington: they didn’t pull the transparent trick that Glenn Beck did last month with his Restore Honor Rally.  Beck, the right-wing talker, used his...

  • Security Guard Killed at U.S. Holocaust Museum Attack [VIDEO]

    June 10, 2009 | 3:11 pm

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    An 88-year-old white supremacist shot and killed a security guard Wednesday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum before being shot by two other museum security guards.

    Stephen Tyrone Johns, who was on the security staff of the museum for six years, died after...

  • Bush friend wins praise for Holocaust Museum role

    December 26, 2008 | 12:22 am

    As a close friend of President Bush and a top Republican Party fundraiser, Fred Zeidman knew that his appointment as chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council nearly seven years ago looked like a gift from the new president to a political crony.

    So Zeidman stood up at his...

  • Cruisin’, shmoozin, doin’

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish Women International feted their favorite females of 2007 at the annual Women to Watch gala in Washington D.C. on Dec. 3. This year's formidable femmes included: Jamie McCourt, president of the Los Angeles Dodgers and consequently the highest ranking female executive in the...
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