Towson Hillel Director Noam Bentov Makes Move to Johns Hopkins

Noam Bentov is leaving his post as executive director of the Towson University Hillel after nearly two years to become executive director of the Johns Hopkins University Hillel. The announcement first came in a Facebook status on Bentov’s personal page May 12. Bentov told the JT he plans to remain at Towson through the end… Read More

You Should Know … Alex Barron

Alex Barron, 34, hails from northern New Jersey (although, somewhat surprisingly, his town did not include many fellow Jews), but Maryland has been his home for the past 11 years — first in Montgomery County and now in the Baltimore area. Barron is an English teacher at the Boys’ Latin School of Maryland, teaching mainly… Read More

Culinary Evolution

In recent years, Baltimore has become a not-so-secret culinary destination. Neighborhoods such as Remington, Hampden, Fells Point and Canton have become foodie hot spots with restaurants spanning international flavors. In 2015, Zagat named Baltimore the United States’ No. 2 food city. So it’s only natural that the kosher food scene would mirror what’s happening in… Read More

Towson Chabad Files Appeal on Controversial Structure

The Chabad Jewish Center of Towson University and Goucher College is seeking to overturn a Baltimore County Circuit Court judge’s ruling that calls for the removal of a 6,614-square-foot structure in a residential Towson neighborhood within the next year. The move is the most recent in a months-long legal standoff between the Chabad and a… Read More

‘Baltimore Jewish Times’ Wins Editorial Awards

The Baltimore Jewish Times won a number of awards from the Maryland, Delaware, DC Press Association in the category of non-daily newspapers with a 10,000 to 20,000 circulation at its annual awards event on May 12 in Annapolis. JT art director Ebony Brown won “Best of Show” in cover design for the April 29, 2016… Read More

Baltimore Native Barry Levinson Screens Newest Film at Md. Film Fest

One of Baltimore’s favored film sons (who is not John Waters) came back to his hometown to screen his newest movie, “Wizard of Lies.” The film, premiering on HBO on May 20, follows the rise and downfall of Bernie Madoff, who is played by Robert De Niro. Michelle Pfeiffer plays his wife, Ruth. Barry Levinson,… Read More

BHC Announces New Dues Model

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation announced earlier this month that it would be adopting a new dues structure for congregants following a year-long study of both its own and other congregations’ membership requirements. The biggest change is that BHC will make dues voluntary as opposed to compulsory for first-year members of any age and for congregants under… Read More

Jewish women’s organizations Come Together for 101st Convention

The Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations in Maryland hosted its 101st convention May 11 at Temple Oheb Shalom, attracting a couple hundred women and grappling with how to keep their organizations relevant in today’s world. The federation is home to nearly 30 Jewish women’s organizations — mostly congregation sisterhoods and service organizations — and celebrated… Read More

The Case for a Smaller City Council

Baltimore City faces an understaffed police force, an underfunded public school system and an underpopulated city that is at its lowest in 100 years. The oversized and expensive Baltimore City Council is always brainstorming to find solutions to its never-ending problem of the city’s budget shortfall in revenue. On Nov. 6, 2018, Baltimore City voters… Read More

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America Eats for Israel — All You Have to Do Is EAT

On Monday, May 15, 2017, communities across the United States will join together in dining at participating Kosher restaurants to feed hungry Israelis. 10% of proceeds will go toward funding Meir Panim’s Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchens in Israel. 1.7 million Israelis live in poverty – and 800,000 of them are vulnerable children. For more than a… Read More

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