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Clinton to address Baltimore group that builds ties between black, Jewish communities

Clinton to address Baltimore group that builds ties between black, Jewish communities

When Jaina Maultsby traveled to Israel nearly a decade ago, it was the first time she had ever left the country, stepped on an airplane or been forced to live with people from vastly different backgrounds.

Then a student at Western High School, Maultsby broke out of the cliquish confines of school to stay with Russian refugees and share meals with students from Ethiopia 6,000 miles from home.

The experience with the Elijah Cummings Youth Program in Israel, which accepts a dozen Baltimore students each year for a course in leadership and multiculturalism, still has meaning for her today.

"It helps create an understanding that I think sometimes we lack when it...

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