City Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector calls citizen watch groups the “eyes and ears” of the community. (File photo)

Spector Talks Carjacking, Assault

Baltimore police have arrested a second teenager involved in the attempted carjacking of Baltimore City Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector last Friday, police said. A 13-year-old boy was taken into custody at a family member’s home around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning and has been charged as a juvenile with attempted robbery and first- and second-degree assault…. Read More

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You Should Know … Daniel Gomberg

Cobbling shoes was not the first career choice Daniel Gomberg had in mind growing up, but it is a trade he has mastered in a relatively short period of time. Since opening Charm City Shoe Repair inside Majestic Cleaners in Roland Park this past May, Gomberg, 25, has earned the moniker “shoe doctor” from his… Read More

For Jeremy Fierstien, it is the diversity in Baltimore’s Jewish community that he finds most appealing. (Provided)

New Director, New Direction at UMBC Hillel

Jeremy Fierstien, 33, originally pursued rabbinical school for selfish reasons — he wanted to affirm his own Judaism. But about halfway through his tenure at Hebrew College in Massachusetts, he decided he could use the rabbinate as a vehicle to make sure more Jews grew up with positive Jewish experiences that Fierstien felt were lacking… Read More

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A Jewish Place

I’ve never been to Vermont, but after reading correspondent Liz Spikol’s tale of Jewish life in the Green Mountain State, I’ve added a trip there to my bucket list. Liz, who spent almost a week in the state, begins her story with a quote from Susan Leff, executive director of Jewish Communities of Vermont, a… Read More

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Rabbis Sign Pledge to Hold Trump Accountable for Human Rights

Several Baltimore area rabbis and cantors are among more than 650 Jewish faith leaders who signed a pledge to hold the Donald Trump administration accountable for protecting the human rights and civil liberties of all people. T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights is circulating the pledge, which was posted on the organization’s website two weeks ago…. Read More

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Avraham Infeld Named as First Visiting Israel Scholar

  Sue Glick Liebman hardly needs introduction for those involved in the Baltimore Jewish community. Currently a director-at-large of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and former president of the JCC of Greater Baltimore, Glick Liebman has dedicated much of her life to advancing Jewish life and education both here and abroad. Now, the… Read More

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Addressing the Epidemic of Human Trafficking

As an orthopedic surgeon with nearly 40 years of experience, Dr. Robert Keehn is still eager to learn how he can enhance the type of services he offers. Keehn, who runs his own private practice with offices in Owings Mills, Lutherville and Pikesville, said he is always looking for innovative ways to treat patients suffering… Read More

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Protecting Israel’s Coastline

When Israel comes to mind, it typically evokes thoughts of the country’s rich history or the ongoing conflict in the region today. Few may think in terms of its natural resources, namely its coastline and access to the Mediterranean. But those resources were front and center on Nov. 17 when EcoOcean partnered with the National… Read More

POLL OF THE WEEK

In an interview with The Baltimore Sun, outgoing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she’s leaving Baltimore in better shape than it was in 2010. Do you agree?