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

‘Uncle Sol’

It can’t be an easy job, working in a funeral home. Your clients are generally distraught, having just lost a loved one. It’s a difficult but absolutely essential job, especially in the Baltimore Jewish community. As you’ll read in this week’s cover story by Hannah Monicken, the staff at Sol Levinson & Bros. shoulders this… 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

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

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

C. Milton Wright High School Teacher Carol Wyman Studies European Holocaust Sites

As a teacher, Carol Wyman thought she knew a lot about the Holocaust, but she’ll return to her classroom in September with some fresh perspective from Holocaust survivors, scholars and historians. This summer, Wyman was one of 19 educators from the United States to take time from their vacations to participate in the Jewish Foundation… Read More

Gordon Center Gets Visual and Audio Upgrades

The Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills recently received a technology upgrade, including new sound and video systems, stage monitors and improved devices for audience members with visual or hearing loss. Baltimore-based HP Electronics installed the new speakers, designed to enhance the sound, not simply amplify it, while placing less strain on patrons’… Read More

JCC Awards Young Lifesavers

The Aquatics Department of the JCC of Greater Baltimore on June 30 awarded aquatics staffer Brendan Regert and TNT camper Alexandra “Lexi” Regert the American Red Cross National Award for Saving a Life in recognition of their actions on Sept. 9, 2016. They were awakened that day by their dog barking and discovered their father,… 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

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A Better Transit System for a Brighter Future

In October 2015, Gov. Larry Hogan announced BaltimoreLink — a transformative project aimed at converting the existing antiquated transit routes in the Baltimore area into a true transit network, operated by the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA). After 19 months of preparation and thanks to the dedication of more than 3,000… Read More

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Have you visited Baltimore's memorial to the ship Exodus 1947, which is located behind the World Trade Center in the Inner Harbor?