Shomrim, Councilman Schleifer Help Police Arrest Carjacking Suspect

A 15-year-old was arrested and charged with carjacking, assault and theft of a motor vehicle after four separate carjacking incidents took place in the Upper Park Heights area Sunday. Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith called the suspect a “repeat violent offender” in a press conference Monday. At approximately 1:30 a.m., two people pulling up to… Read More

You Should Know… Kelley Spigel

After years of working for other law firms, family law attorney Kelley Spigel decided to start her own firm. Just two weeks ago, after four years of working at the law offices of Garland C. Hall, Spigel stepped out on her own. Spigel, 30, attended Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School and earned her bachelor’s degree… Read More

Blazing Trails

Every now and then, I have an experience that truly puts me in the shoes of others. The roundtable discussion Justin Silberman and I took part in for this week’s cover story about five young women in the political arena was just that kind of experience. While I was completely aware that women face different… Read More

Film Festival Gears Up for Finale

The Baltimore Jewish Film Festival wraps up on Sunday, April 30, but three highly acclaimed films remain to be screened over the next week. The festival, put on by the Gordon Center for Performing Arts at the JCC of Greater Baltimore, is in its 29th year and is one of the oldest Jewish film festivals… Read More

Maryland General Assembly Legislative Wrap-Up Highs, lows for Jewish lawmakers

The most recent Maryland General Assembly session was an eventful one for Jewish lawmakers and lobbyists in which many priorities were funded and top policy initiatives both passed and failed. Lawmakers voted to pass a bill to ban the controversial natural gas extraction technique known as fracking, or hydraulic fracturing. They also approved legislation that… Read More

New Bowie Center will House Holocaust Museum’s Collection

Outside the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s new Bowie facility on Monday, a crowd of hundreds was hushed as one by one visitors stood to recite names of their family members who died in the Holocaust. “Hinda Holseker. Avram Holseker,” said Allan Holt, vice chair of museum. These are the names of the grandparents he never… Read More

People of the Book Don Rickles Would Have Approved

Part of growing up in Pikesville means hearing stories of the good old days when TV was Jewish. Even at 8, I realized this was nostalgia for an era that never existed. I’m pretty sure there were more Jews on television when I was a kid, both actors and characters, than ever before, but a… Read More

Hopkins Class Wraps Up Anti-Extremism Campaign

Instead of the usual integrated marketing class project of selling a specific, tangible product — like, say, a car — one class at Johns Hopkins University is selling something a little more difficult: an end to extremism. The 39 students in the advertising and integrated marketing communications class took on this big goal — competing… Read More

This Roller Derby Player Goes by the Name Hebrew-Ham Lincoln

NEW YORK — Dara Fineman may not be the only Jewish player in the Gotham Girls Roller Derby League, but she’s the only one who sports a Star of David painted over her eye. Her derby name is plenty Jewish too: “Hebrew-Ham Lincoln” — yes, that’s a reference to the 16th U.S. president — or… Read More

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Meir Panim Passover Campaign Helps Thousands in Israel

The main theme of Passover is recognition of the gift of freedom. For poverty-stricken Israelis, feeling free from their woes is a near impossibility. For Israel’s needy, celebrating Passover, with its requirement to eat special foods, is a major challenge. “Over 20 percent of Israeli society lives under the poverty line and in some communities… Read More

POLL OF THE WEEK

With Lenny’s Deli turning over its “Corned Beef Row" location to nonprofit Helping Up Mission, does this mark the end of an era or a great mitzvah?