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

BT High School Gets ‘Lost in Yonkers’

Miriam Reid (left) as Bella “has worked very hard on her character,” said theatrical artist director Diane Smith. (Photos courtesy of Beth Tfiloh)

Miriam Reid, a junior at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, has always belonged in the theater. At 16, the twee, pixie-haired and bespectacled Harrisburg, Pa., native sporting a purple bowtie, has already been acting for nearly a decade. Having performed in no less than 13 musicals via the JCC in Harrisburg (which puts on two… Read More

Marc Summers Reflects on 30 Years in TV, ‘Double Dare’

Marc Summers (provided)

Marc Summers is one of the most memorable personalities of many millennials’ childhoods, who knew him as the host of Nickelodeon game show “Double Dare.” He impacted the lives of that generation significantly; earning a devoted audience that grew up with him and followed him from one project to the next. For those who don’t… Read More

Persistence of Vision Hometown hero Jason Michael Berman overcomes with ‘The Birth of a Nation’

Jason Michael Berman (Photo provided)

Malcolm Gladwell dedicates a rather lengthy portion of his New York Times bestselling 2013 book, “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants” — detailing how great adversity often leads to even greater success — to the irrepressibly contrarian notion that certain learning differences, such as dyslexia, may actually make for a more… Read More

‘Licensed to Ill’ Turns 30 Performers, scholars rap about hip-hop’s Jewish-American masterpiece

Y-Love (Y-Love: credit???; Beastie Boys cover: Screenshot)

The notion that one of the seminal shibboleths of the hip-hop realm was produced by three white Jewish punk rockers from the upper echelon of New York’s sybaritic elite may appear at first glance, euphemistically, disharmonious. How curiouser and curiouser it must seem to many that the album that first launched hip-hop — a fulminating… Read More

Chicken Soup for the Gold

A happy group of Cook-Off participants (Provided)

The Jewish Museum of Maryland served up something piping hot and tasty on Sunday, Oct. 9. In association with its immersive “Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America” exhibit exploring the intersection of medicine and Jewish tradition/culture that began in March and runs until January, the museum held the first-ever Great Chicken Soup Cook-Off… Read More