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Digesting the Jewish media: Baltimore rebuilds, high tuition in Wisconsin

We read through them so you don’t have to. But check out these stories from the local Jewish world if you have a chance:

  • The Baltimore Jewish Times has a cover story on a $500 million urban redevelopment project to restore the Lower Park Heights area, which during the first half of last century was an east coast Jewish Mecca that you’d probably recognize from any number of Barry Levinson films. But the area has become a slum since the Jews migrated northwest towards Baltimore suburbs.
  • After nearly 60 years of helping Jewish refugees find better lives in New York, The New York Association for New Americans is expected to shut its doors this summer as a result of a dwindling case load and difficulty in competing for social service contracts, reports Adam Dickter of the New York Jewish Week.
  • The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle tackles the high cost of Jewish education with a multi-part series.
  • The Washington Jewish Week’s Richard Greenberg looks into the “suspect” teachings at the Islamic Saudi Academy, a private school in Alexandria, Va.
  • The American Conference of Cantors will hold its annual conference in San Francisco, reports j. the Jewish Weekly of San Francisco.
  • In Chicago, a 127-year-old Jewish hospital shuts its doors.
  • The Forward looks at how dollar woes are affecting overseas agencies. (Feel free to check out JTA’s coverage of this topic over the previous few weeks as well.)
  • Suzie Brozman, who was in Israel with the Fundermentalist earlier this month, jumps into the fray with her reportage from Sderot.
  • And…. The New Jersey Jewish News reports that Rutgers University co-hosted an international conference on Alzheimer’s disease in Israel with the Hebrew University and Al Quds University-Medical School.
  • The L.A. Jewish Journal has the headline of the week: “Ice on Mars: Good for the Jews?”
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