Community Celebrates Costco Announcement at Former Mall Site

In his time as Baltimore County executive, the most frequent conversation Kevin Kamenetz had with constituents in the northwest corridor centered on redevelopment of the former Owings Mills Mall site. Kamenetz and representatives of Kimco Realty Corp., which owns the site, gathered with elected officials and community members Tuesday to provide some long-awaited information, announcing… Read More

You Should Know… Franciska Kay

Listen for just a few beats. It’s easy to be drawn into singer- songwriter Franciska Kay’s bouncy, infectious upbeat music video “Shiru l’Hashem,” shot on a beach under a crystalline blue sky with a troupe of white-clad dancers. Kay (Freydie Kosman), in white and gold lace with a gold and turquoise headpiece, wields a staff… Read More

Answering the Call

Any member of the tribe is well aware of Jewish stereo- types. But, knowing how diverse the Diaspora is, he or she also knows that we shatter those stereotypes all the time. Last month, we ran a cover story on Jewish motorcycle enthusiasts. While it’s likely not the first hobby one might associate with Jewish… Read More

Pikesville Armory Commission Members Named

State officials have named the members of the commission to study future uses of the historic Pikesville Armory. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday that the commission, chaired by Sen. Bobby Zirkin (D-District 11), will compromise 35 community members, including Howard Needle and Mel Mintz of the 1,000 Friends of Pikesville group; Jessica Normington of the… Read More

Homecoming Aims to Spark Renewed Interest from Notable Baltimoreans

Next fall, accomplished Baltimoreans will be returning to their roots. Baltimore Homecoming, an  interactive event planned for Oct. 3–5, 2018, will bring back some of Baltimore’s most esteemed alumni across all industries and sectors to learn, celebrate, engage and reconnect with the city that raised them and to connect with the people who are shaping its future. The… Read More

Levindale’s New President Hopes to Create ‘Sacred Space’ for Clients

Deborah Graves was recently named the new president and COO of Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. She assumes the post Nov. 27. Graves comes to Levindale from Minneapolis, where she was senior vice president of client services at Duluth’s Benedictine Health Systems, an organization of Catholic senior care facilities in the Midwest. She is… Read More

The Internal Battle Parshat Vayetze

Deception is everywhere surrounding Jacob, a virtual dance of deception from which he cannot escape. He has been raised in a dysfunctional family, where his parents, Isaac and Rebecca, favor different children. He cannot trust his brother, Esau, who is his rival for affection, power and the ever-illusive birthright and blessing. In the end, Jacob… Read More

Hopkins’ Carey School, Ner Israel Partner

Students at Ner Israel Rabbinical College will have an opportunity to enroll in the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School beginning in January, thanks to an agreement between the two higher education institutions. Under the agreement, which was announced on Nov. 2, programs at Carey will be available to select students of the Pikesville-based Ner… Read More

Opioid Education Program Features Speakers, Narcan Training

Confronting the Opioid Epidemic, a free community forum addressing the recent spike in opioid addiction and overdose deaths, is set for Nov. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Edward A. Myerberg Center, 3101 Fallstaff Road. Sponsored by Jewish Community Services, Sol Levinson & Bros., the Baltimore Board of Rabbis and The Associated:… Read More


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