VIDEO: Jewish Times Featured on BMORE Lifestyle

BMORE Lifestyle stopped by the offices of the Baltimore Jewish Times to get a behind-the-scenes look at the publication. The show, which airs daily show on WUTB MyTV Baltimore and showcases a diverse array of organizations and individuals in the Baltimore area, spoke with managing editor Marc Shapiro about how the Jewish Times staff operates… Read More

You Should Know … Rebecca Ellison

Rebecca Ellison came to a realization — better yet, a reminder — of the career she desired after graduating from Towson University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. While scouring job postings online, she wanted two things: to help people and to work at a nonprofit. It didn’t take long for Ellison, 23,… Read More

AVAM Gala Honors ‘Zookeeper’s Wife’ Author, Astronaut

Famed author Diane Ackerman says her gift is to be surprised all the time and to pay keen attention to her surroundings. “I wake up startled most days just to be alive on the planet that has golden doodles, parakeets, iguanas, prom dresses and everything else,” she said. “So it’s typical for me to get… Read More

Kristallnacht Remembered Through Music and Tears

A collaboration between several community organizations — including the Baltimore Jewish Council, the Jewish Museum of Maryland and Beth El Congregation — commemorated the 79th anniversary of the tragic events of Nov. 9, 1938, known to history as Kristallnacht or “the night of broken glass,” at Beth El on Nov. 5. “Childhood Memories of the… Read More

From Bowie to Santa Rosa, Winemaker Jeff Cohn Learned His Trade in Baltimore County

Winemaker Jeff Cohn started life in the planned community of Levittown, N.Y. When he was 8, his family moved to another Levitt community, in Bowie, Md. And while he may have grown up in manicured, intentional places where every other house looked the same, his life since then has been full of moving and changing… Read More

‘Chocolate Croissants’ Inspires Through Conversation

“I’ve gained so much more of a meaningful education from the podcasts I listen to than I have from eight years of higher education.” While this might sound like an exaggeration, there is no mistaking the look on Jordan Goodman’s face. He means it. And that’s saying a lot. Goodman, an Owings Mills native, is… Read More

You Should Know… Mike Leavey

Mike Leavey’s life is filled with magic. A fourth-grade math and science teacher at Woodholme Elementary School, Leavey thoroughly enjoys performing magic tricks for his students. He can make objects appear and disappear and uses magic mainstays such as card throwing, plate spinning and juggling to explain scientific concepts. Leavey, 41, always had visions of… Read More

Creative Alliance, B’nai Israel Kick Off New Sacred Music Series

When one thinks of sacred music, cantorial music or gospel might come to mind. But black Moroccans playing Jewish music from Africa? That’s exactly what will kick off a new sacred music series presented by B’nai Israel and Creative Alliance on Saturday, Oct. 21. “Innov Gnawa – Sebitiyin: The Jewish Songs of Gnawa” is the… Read More

Memoir Details Young Author’s Year in Israel

One barely has to read past the first paragraph of “Culture Shock,” a memoir by Pikesville native Elana Rubin, to know that the story will follow an American middle-school-aged girl on her way to live in Israel for 12 months. What might surprise some is how recently the author’s trip took place. The essays in… Read More

Nirenberg Brings Brazilian Flavor to Baltimore

Jazz saxophonist Michel Nirenberg is a proud Brazilian but recognizes his deep Jewish roots. “I have a sense of belonging as a carioca — as someone from Rio [de Janeiro] — and as a Jewish carioca,” he said. Nirenberg’s sense of identity is probably most apparent, musically, in the song “Nirenberg in the Shtetl.” The… Read More