Puzzled

It appears you’re not running crossword puzzles. Admittedly, for the last year the puzzles have been a lot tougher, but I did enjoy them. I’d like to see them run again.

Climate Change Is a Jewish Racial Justice Issue

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February marks Black History Month, an opportunity to learn about and share African-American history and consider how we, as a Jewish and an American community, can continue pursuing racial justice in the coming year. We also read Parshat Mishpatim, which expounds on the earliest Jewish laws, including how and when to set both Israelite and… Read More

Connecting Our Jewish Teens

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Last week, hundreds of community leaders, philanthropists, teen professionals and teens converged in Baltimore for the Summit on Jewish Teens to discuss how to engage the next generation. The ideas they generated were dynamic, the teens were passionate, and the opportunities to be innovative were encouraging. It was amazing to see such energy and creativity… Read More

Modulate the Outrage

It is well known that Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is soliciting and receiving support from evangelical Christians. And if it turns out that some of them are blinkered and offensive, it shouldn’t be a surprise. Every group has its crazies. Cruz is being supported by Kansas evangelical Pastor Mike Bickle, who… Read More

Large Shoes to Fill

This year’ s presidential primaries have been intense. There is, of course, a lot at stake. And while some may have hoped that the shouting, finger pointing and recriminations might abate as the field of contestants narrows, the sudden passing last Saturday of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia changed all that. Scalia, an iconic figure… Read More

Why Israelis are ditching Turkey for Georgia

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TBILISI, Georgia — Rabbi Rakhmim Murdukhashvili had come to think of a crowded synagogue as a distant childhood memory. In 1979, the year he was born, the Jewish population of Georgia was more than 28,000. But during his lifetime the Jewish population has dwindled to just 4,000 as the republic coped with war and instability… Read More

Serving the Region Jews from three states, Washington, D.C., team up during month of service

Preschoolers from the JCC help decorate a sukkah at Weinberg Park Assisted Living.
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For the fourth consecutive year, volunteers from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., are participating in a number of service projects as part of the Governor’s Day to Serve. Among the Baltimore contribution is a concerted effort by Jewish Volunteer Connection, including activities that range from a month-long food drive at the Park Heights… Read More

‘Women of Power’ Concert Artists of Baltimore opens Maestro Series at Gordon Center with eclectic lineup

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Entering his 29th year as founder and artistic director of Concert Artists of Baltimore, Maestro Edward Polochick has assembled a delicious, eclectic musical evening for the first concert of the Maestro Series on Oct. 3 at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts. Polochick promises the audience will leave the concert “feeling like their souls have… Read More

Dreaming Big Local teen looking to teach peers about finance

Tal Boger, 14, is crowdfunding the money necessary to publish a book aimed at kids to teach the basics of investing.
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Most parents can expect their teenagers to spend their birthday money on video games or going out with friends. But Tal Boger, 14 and a recent graduate of Krieger Schechter Day School, is not a typical teenager. “I bought my first mutual fund when I was 7 and my first stock when I was 9,”… Read More

Lauren Chornock Gluck will be 2015 Friedman Fellow

Gaithersburg resident Lauren Chornock Gluck, regional director of logistics and Baltimore Day School coordinator for the Atlantic Seaboard Region of the Orthodox Union’s international youth program NCSY, was accepted into the 2015 Friedman Fellowship Program at the Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development at the Weinberg Center in Baltimore. “I am honored to be… Read More