You Should Know… Alyssa Geller

The energetic and involved Alyssa Geller, communications  manager at Beth El Congregation, hails from Columbus, Ohio by way of Long Island, where she was born. The 29-year-old is a graduate of  the University of Wisconsin- Madison, where she majored in communications because she wanted to apply her creative side to her work. “I’ve  always been… Read More

‘Call for Unity’ Rally Features Father of Fallen Soldier, Khizr Khan

Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father of a fallen Muslim-American soldier and immigrant who created media buzz when he condemned Donald Trump last year at the Democratic National Convention, spoke out for the rights of immigrants at Patriot Plaza in Towson on Wednesday. Khan, an American citizen born in Pakistan, delivered an impassioned 20-minute speech… Read More

JT Exclusive: Baltimore Clayworks Plans to File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Baltimore Clayworks, the Mount Washington-based nonprofit ceramic arts center, plans to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which likely means operations will cease, Clayworks officials told the JT Sunday. The decision came after a coalition called Clayworks Community Campaign, which was founded in February after Clayworks announced plans to sell its properties, declined to give Clayworks… Read More

Beth Israel Hires Jen Rolnick As New Cantor

Beth Israel Congregation will welcome Jen Rolnick as its new cantor on Aug. 1. Cantor Roger Eisenberg, who had been with the Conservative Owings Mills congregation since 2000, stepped down in June. The search for his successor, which lasted about six months and was conducted by an in-house committee, drew hundreds of candidates from around… Read More

You Should Know… Josh Hershkovitz

Josh Hershkovitz, who grew up in Owings Mills and attended McDonogh School, now runs a hip, well- regarded restaurant serving Neapolitan-inspired cuisine at the end of Light Street in South Baltimore. Hershkovitz, 39, majored in sculpture and philosophy at the University of Chicago before adding a master’s in business from the University of Maryland, College… Read More

Libit Tapped for Leadership Development Program

Howard Libit, executive director of the Baltimore Jewish Council, was one of 14 people selected to participate in Leading Edge’s yearlong leadership development program, which is designed to groom new Jewish leaders for the nonprofit community through in-person meetings, individual management tutoring and travel. The number of aging Jewish leaders is the program’s main impetus…. Read More

Jewish Community Services No Longer in Howard County

Jewish Community Services (JCS), an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, is no longer functioning in Howard County, according to a letter by Jewish Federation of Howard County (JFHC) president Beth Millstein. The letter, sent out on Thursday, stated the JFHC board determined the expenditure of funds for services was not justified… Read More

‘Constructive Fictions’ Takes on Freundel Scandal

A modern-day morality play, set in Washington’s Jewish community is sure to ruffle some feathers and get people talking again about the notorious “Peeping Tom” rabbi, Barry Freundel, who is serving a six-and-a-half year sentence for secretly filming 52 women in the bathroom of a ritual bath. “Constructive Fictions,” a world premiere by local playwright… Read More

Charmery, Others to Join Union Collective in 2018

When Union Craft Brewing opens its new Medfield headquarters in April 2018, it will be joined by several other local businesses. The new space, called the Union Collective, will also be home to eight small- to medium-sized businesses. Hampden ice cream shop The Charmery, the Remington- based Baltimore Whiskey Company and climbing gym Earth Treks… Read More

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