Bolton Street Names New Rabbi

Rabbi Andy Gordon feels that he has found the proper spiritual home at Bolton Street Synagogue. “I loved Bolton Street Synagogue, the warmth and inclusivity and intimacy that they showed, both in their application and when I visited,” he said. “It just seemed like the right fit — I was the right rabbi for them,… Read More

King David Takes Baltimore’s Goliaths to YouTube

David and Evan Polsky have taken to YouTube to introduce the community to some of the biggest names in Baltimore. Since October, the Reisterstown siblings have been interviewing local celebrities on their YouTube channel, “King David,” as a way to share their love of fun, games and professional sports. David, 11, conducts interviews and plays… Read More

Baltimore Teen Elected International BBG President

Baltimore’s Rebecca Sereboff was voted international N’siah (president) of B’nai B’rith Girls (BBG), the sorority component the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, at the BBYO’s International Convention in Dallas last month. Rebecca, 17, is a lifelong Reisterstown resident and a member of Chizuk Amuno Congregation. She attended Krieger Schechter Day School from kindergarten through eighth grade… Read More

Naale Gives Students an Elite (and Free) Israeli Education

For many families in the United States, a private education is financially beyond reach. Jewish day schools in particular can be notoriously expensive, although many do offer scholarships. But through a program called the Naale Elite Academy, Jewish students from around the world are provided a free high school education, provided they are willing to… Read More

PuRiM PalOOza!

The Jewish Federation of Howard County held its 25th annual Purim Palooza on Sunday, March 5 at Reservoir High School in Fulton. The event featured carnival games, arts and crafts, vendors and exhibitors, entertainment by DJ Doug Sandler, airbrush shirts and hats, a PJ Library story room, prizes and food. “Purim Palooza is the only… Read More

Those Unpredictable Weather Meals

This time of year has weather extremes: lion or lamb — we never know which one is going to show up! Winter prevails, but sometimes balmy weather stops by for a quick visit. These swings in temperature affect our appetites and wreak havoc on meal planning. Who wants a pot roast or bean soup on… Read More

You Should Know… Andy Hoffman

Andy Hoffman is a Pikesville boy through and through. The 34-year-old Towson University and Pikesville High graduate has owned Gourmet Again — a business he’s worked for since he was 14 years old — since 2013. Husband to Melisa and father to Mason, 6, and Liam, 3 — and an avid golfer — Hoffman has… Read More

Bringing New Life to Arts Education

When it was founded in 1950, Young Audiences, tasked with introducing children to classical music through interactions with professional musicians, was housed in Baltimore’s Peabody Institute. In later years, Young Audiences branched out from classical music into the general arts and became independent, removing itself from Peabody, the first cultural center in a major U.S…. Read More

Hamantaschen Time JT staff weighs in on local options for the delicious Haman hat-shaped treat

Purim is arguably the most festive holiday of the Jewish year. There are many traditional elements to the holiday — we celebrate salvation from Haman’s plot to eradicate the Jews with costumes, graggers, gift baskets known as mishloach manot and, of course, hamantaschen. But how did this oddly shaped cookie become a staple of the… Read More

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