Peres Was More Than Just Another Dreamer

Editorial Director

In “Like Dreamers,” the 2013 history of post-Six Day War Israel, author Yossi Klein Halevy traces the journeys of seven of the elite paratroopers who in 1967 liberated the Western Wall and the rest of the Old City of Jerusalem, using their stories to encapsulate the diversity of opinions that developed during the Jewish state’s… Read More

CHAI Unveils First Affordable Housing Project

Officials from CHAI and The Associated, as well as Baltimore City Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector (second from left), celebrate the opening of CHAI’s first affordable housing project for families. (Courtesy of Baltimore Jewish Council)

Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI), an agency  of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, unveiled its newly minted  16-unit Fallstaff Apartment building on Thursday, Sept. 29. The project is the first affordable housing initiative CHAI has ever completed for families in its 33-year history, consisting of one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Mitch Posner, CHAI’s… Read More

Easterwood Boys Club to Celebrate 61st Affair

The Easterwood Boys Club will celebrate its 61st annual affair with a luncheon at the Olive Branch in Pikesville on Oct. 19. Former Baltimore Colts standout Tom Matte is slated to host the festivities, which several dozen people are expected to attend. It will include food, drinks and reminiscing in the restaurant’s private party room…. Read More

Hiding from Ourselves Parshat Vayeilech

The Chasidic tradition brings us the following story: “One day Rabbi Ber was walking with some of his Chasidim when he saw a little girl standing behind a wall and crying. ‘Why are you crying, little girl?’ he asked. ‘I was playing hide-and-seek with my friends,’ said the little girl, ‘and they didn’t come to… Read More

Snapshot | October 7, 2017


A group of Jewish Legion veterans, including Abraham Shapiro, William Braiterman and Julius Sussman, circa 1950. (Courtesy of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 1994.38.5)



Robert Harvey undergoes an eye exam performed by technicians from Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute’s Stop Glaucoma program Sept. 29 at the Edward A. Myerberg Center. Myerberg partnered with nonprofit Family and Children’s Services to host the Baltimore 55+ Resource Fair, which featured health services and other programs and initiatives geared toward the community’s older… Read More



Bill Kilberg, president of American Friends  of the Hebrew University Mid-Atlantic Region, introduces Michael Chertoff, former secretary of Homeland Security and keynote speaker, at a George Washington University conference called “The Role of Law in the Fight Against International Terrorism” on Sept. 26.


From left: Ellen Allen, owner of a lifestyle products brand; Kirstein Quigley, co-founder of environmentally friendly product company 3greenmoms; Nicole Feliciano, author of “MomBoss: Balancing Entrepreneurship, Kids, and Success”; Amy Mascott, author and creator of educational website; and blogger Jessica McFadden speak at Mom’s Night Out at the Gordon Center on Sept. 29. The… Read More

The Backbone of MPT CEO Larry Unger continues to move the station into the future


Tight budgets, increased competition and mass technological and cultural shifts in the way viewers demand content and broadcasters try to deliver it — this is what Larry Unger confronts on a daily basis. As CEO and president of Maryland Public Television, Unger, 68, juggles fundraising, technological updates, public appearances and ensuring diverse programming at the… Read More

One Funny Jew: Rabbi Telushkin Delivers at JNF Event


Rabbi Joseph Telushkin stood stocky, white bearded, bespectacled and altogether proud behind the lectern at the forefront (both literally and figuratively) of the magnificent, almost palatial grand hall of Temple Oheb Shalom, rimmed by emerald art deco portraitures depicting revered figures from Jewish history. More than 500 well-dressed cognoscenti of the local Jewish community sat… Read More