You Should Know … Daniel Gomberg

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Cobbling shoes was not the first career choice Daniel Gomberg had in mind growing up, but it is a trade he has mastered in a relatively short period of time. Since opening Charm City Shoe Repair inside Majestic Cleaners in Roland Park this past May, Gomberg, 25, has earned the moniker “shoe doctor” from his… Read More

Parve Nutella and Other Must-Try New Kosher Foods

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At Kosherfest, the world’s largest kosher trade show, Yiddish and Hebrew is heard alongside English. Some 6,000 kosher-food insiders packed the massive hall, chatting, networking and tasting samples. The crowd skews male and Orthodox — in fact, it may be one of the only events where the men’s bathroom has a longer line than the women’s one…. Read More

You Should Know … Aaron Kovelman

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Baltimore-born Aaron Kovelman, 25, started out playing music, but these days lights up the stage as the lighting designer for The Chainsmokers, who won favorite electronic dance music artist at Sunday’s American Music Awards. Kovelman always wanted to make it big and go on tour. Lighting design came into his life on a whim one… Read More

Young Soloist Flies with BSO

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Most vocal performers wait a lifetime for the honor to sing with a prestigious major metropolitan symphony. Reisterstown’s own Gabe Orsini has earned the opportunity at the age of 13. The Sudbrook Magnet Middle School seventh-grader, who became a bar mitzvah this past Oct. 15, will be singing with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as part… Read More

You Should Know … Jon Herbst

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Jon Herbst did not set out to be an NFL agent. As an attorney at the Royston, Mueller, McLean & Reid law firm, the Pikesville native was representing an NFL agent in 2013 when was presented with a proposition to launch an agency. Shortly thereafter, Herbst, now a partner at Friedman & Friedman, formed PFS… Read More

Remembering A Survivor

Recently deceased Holocaust survivor Anna Jacobs tells the story of how she and her brother Kalman attempted to escape the Warsaw Ghetto as video moniters (right) show the process of him being painted as part of The Memory Project.

“Today would have been my mother’s 92nd birthday,” said Fred Jacobs, Pikesville resident and son of heroic Holocaust survivor Anja Huberman  Jacobovitz (aka Anna Jacobs). Though Anna passed away from congestive heart failure a mere three weeks before Jacobs spoke to the JT on Friday, Nov. 11, he recalled her memory with a refreshing joie… Read More

Leonard Cohen Dead at 82 His Jewish-infused poetry and songs inspired generations

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Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer songwriter whose Jewish-infused work became a soundtrack for melancholy, has died. He was 82. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” his Facebook page said late Thursday. “We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.” It… Read More