Survivor Bronislawa ‘Bronka’ Taler Eluded Nazi Capture 1924-2017

After surviving the Holocaust on the run for six years, the adventurous and boisterous Bronislawa Taler would eventually build a home in America and raise a family who would carry on her legacy. The Annapolis resident, who was 93, died on Saturday of congestive heart failure. Family and friends remember Taler, or “Bronka,” as they… Read More

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

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

‘Call for Unity’ Rally Features Father of Fallen Soldier, Khizr Khan

Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father of a fallen Muslim-American soldier and immigrant who created media buzz when he condemned Donald Trump last year at the Democratic National Convention, spoke out for the rights of immigrants at Patriot Plaza in Towson on Wednesday. Khan, an American citizen born in Pakistan, delivered an impassioned 20-minute speech… Read More

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