You Should Know… Chana Solomon

Chana Solomon, 24, grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., but has come to call Baltimore home in the past couple years since moving here with her husband, Eli. Solomon and her husband are co-directors of an organization called Friendship Circle that pairs high school student volunteers with children and young people with disabilities. The “buddies,” as… Read More

Sweet Sorrow

It’s never easy to say goodbye. It’s even harder when you know you’ll still be around from time to time. But as difficult as it is, it is time for me to bid farewell to all of you, dear readers, who welcomed me into their homes and kept coming back week to week to the… Read More

ADL Reports Increase in Anti-Semitic Incidents

On Monday, the Anti-Defamation League reported an increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the first quarter of 2017 compared with 2016. In the ADL’s Washington region, which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia, there were 37 incidents reported in this year’s first quarter, compared with 2016’s year-end total of 26 incidents. Nationwide,… Read More

Kosher Shop Me Latte to Open Third Location

Me Latte, the kosher coffee shop and restaurant, is expanding to downtown Baltimore, its third location. The downtown Me Latte should open May 1, said owner Salomon Bemaras, pending a couple of final bureaucratic sign-offs. The new location is 201 N. Charles St., near the cross street of East Lexington Street. “Our main goal is… Read More

Northwest Academy Teacher Charged with Sexual Abuse of Minor

A Baltimore County middle school teacher has been charged with sexually abusing a minor after police said he committed sexual acts with a 13-year-old female student. Chadwick Zamarron, 35, a math teacher at Northwest Academy of Health Sciences in Pikesville, is charged with sexual abuse of a minor, perverted practice, second- and third-degree sexual offense… Read More

JCS Partners with Hopkins on Innovative Dementia Study

More than 10 years ago, the late philanthropist LeRoy E. Hoffberger sought to improve the lives of people living at home with dementia and the lives of their caregivers. Together, Hoffberger and Dr. Constantine Lyketsos, director of Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center, brainstormed on what became the MIND at Home: Memory Care Coordination… Read More

Donald Trump Remembers Holocaust in Washington

In a somber, conventional 15-minute speech, President Donald Trump commemorated the Holocaust Tuesday in Washington, D.C., by praising the survivors of the genocide of 6 million Jews and pledging to stand against anti-Semitism. Speaking in the Capitol Rotunda, Trump headlined the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s annual Days of Remembrance ceremony. “Despite your great pain,… Read More

Filmmaker Returns to Baltimore to Preview Documentary

Following the success of his most recent documentary, “A Wing and a Prayer,” award-winning filmmaker and Penn State assistant professor Boaz Dvir was invited back to Baltimore by the Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning at Beth El Congregation and the Louise D. & Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education to preview… Read More

LGBTQ Advocacy Group Eshel to Host Retreat for Orthodox Parents

Sometimes, parents know their child is gay even before their child does. That was not at all the experience of Mindy Sager Dickler, whose family is modern Orthodox. Her son, Elie, coming out five-and-a-half years ago took her completely by surprise. Though Dickler and the rest of the family were supportive, it was new terrain… 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?