BHC ‘Hunger’ Exhibit Gives Voice to Those Struggling

This weekend, members of the community will have the opportunity to experience a traveling interactive exhibit at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation that will address the issue of hunger in America and provide participants a way to engage the issue firsthand. “This Is Hunger” is a multimedia exhibit contained in a 53-foot trailer that is currently touring… Read More

SONiA Headlines Beit Tikvah Benefit

With Baltimore’s flourishing Jewish community comes a plethora of synagogue options. For folk singer Sonia Rutstein, it was a matter of finding a place where she felt at home. “I chose Beit Tikvah because everybody’s a little weird and that’s normal,” she said. “I fit right in.” The globetrotting musician, who performs as SONiA disappear… Read More

100-Year-Old Henry Morgenthau III Waxes Poetic at Baltimore Reading

Speaking before a crowd numbering nearly as many as his years at the University of Baltimore Student Center Monday night, Henry Morgenthau III proved he is not your average poet. The 100-year-old Jewish World War II veteran has taken to his new vocation swiftly, recently and with great success. He read seven of his poems… Read More

American Craft Show Returns to Baltimore

The American Craft Show, the nation’s largest juried indoor craft show, will be returning to Baltimore from Friday to Sunday at the Convention Center. The event also marks the 75th anniversary of the American Craft Council. Lori Gottlieb, a local artist and member of Beth Tfiloh, will be one of more than 650 of the… Read More

Jonathan Biss’ ‘Late Style’ Comes to Shriver

Jonathan Biss, a renowned Jewish-American pianist, will perform his latest series, “Late Style,” with the Brentano String Quartet at the Baltimore Shriver Hall Concert Series on Saturday. Biss, 36, is set to honor the late works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Benjamin Britten, Ludwig van Beethoven and György Kurtág (Jewish-Hungarian), offering audience members a chance to… Read More

Baltimore Jewish Film Festival Turns 29

The Gordon Center for Performing Arts at the JCC of Greater Baltimore will present the 29th annual William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival starting Sunday, March 19. Running through Sunday, April 30, the festival — one of the oldest in the country — will screen nearly 20 short and feature films from around… Read More

You Should Know… "Ragin'" Randy Harris

“Ragin’” Randy Harris has always been passionate about music. And while his 9-to-5 days are spent in the banking industry, he has turned his love of music into a serious side hustle. The 29-year-old Memphis, Tenn., native had a lot of plans before finding his niche. He was given the moniker — for which his… Read More

‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Beth Tfiloh

Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School invites theater and  musical lovers to “be our guest” for its upcoming performances of “Beauty and the Beast,” based on the beloved Disney animated film. The show brings together an impressive number of cast members — 45, according to Diane Smith, the school’s theatrical director and instructor. “This show is… Read More

Gone Viral? No Sweat, Just Sweaters

Sam Barsky is easily recognizable by his hand-knit sweaters that depict themes ranging from nature scenery to Jewish holidays to well-known landmarks and tourist destinations. Earlier this month, Barsky, 42, reached new levels of fame that put him in the international spotlight. A post on the website Imgur, self-described as “the best place to share… Read More

D’oh Nuts! Local doughnut pop-up opens Hampden brick-and-mortar store

Reisterstown native and resident Josh Kowitz, 34, calls out to one of his employees in the kitchen to use only a little bit of strawberry extract … “and a little bit of pink food coloring.” It’s Thursday, Jan. 12, the first day of business for Kowitz and his Hampden-based doughnut shop, Center Cut Doughnuts. “Add… Read More