Building A Peaceful Home

Healthy marriages make healthy children I believe that most couples get married wanting and believing that their relationship will be filled with shalom, peace. But couples inevitably have conflicts that cause strife in their relationship. The days of fun dates and the honeymoon can turn into the daily grind of cleaning, cooking and changing diapers.

Start Making Memories

“By the big red barn In the great green field, There was a pink pig, Who was learning to squeal.” Those are the opening lines from “Big Red Barn” by Margaret Wise Brown. There was something about this book that I loved. Loved it more than Brown’s more famous “Goodnight Moon.” Even now, when I… Read More

Gidon Strikes Again

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Stephen J. Gordon’s new thriller, “Confluence,” is the second in a series.

It’s a typical Friday evening in Jewish Baltimore. Observant Jews are preparing for Shabbat dinner and walking to evening services. The scene is commonplace to those who live in or around Northwest Baltimore. All at once, something horrifying occurs, dramatically altering the peaceful neighborhood milieu. Gunshots, police cars, ambulances, screams of terror. There’s been a… Read More

Humor Us

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Shua Bier: “I feel like [standup] goes against the very nature of what we’re taught as children.”

Joe Kashnow dreams of performing in front a packed house at Madison Square Garden. However, on a recent Monday night, Kashnow is at Fish Head Cantina, a nondescript bar in Arbutus, sitting at a table eating a burger, reviewing his notes and planning his set. He then steps outside for a few drags on a… Read More

An Insider’s Look

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Jeffrey Richman says of all the shows he has worked on, “Modern Family” is the most relatable.

“Modern Family” executive producer Jeffrey Richman will give an insider’s view of the hit TV show at Howard County’s Federation Live! on June 9. Federation Live! at the Ten Oaks Ballroom is the Jewish Federation of Howard County’s biggest event of the year. This year’s honorees are former federation president Jean Friedberg and Volunteer of… Read More

Social Media, Games Help Improve Seder Experience

Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg understands the tendencies of today’s young Jewish population as well as any spiritual leader. Rabbi Wohlberg, the longtime leader at Beth Tfiloh, has a blog and is even active on Twitter. Through this, he understands that people’s attention spans are short and that they only want as much information as possible in… Read More

All the King’s Horses

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Protesters are carried off during the Gwynn Oak Park protest of 1963.

  A longtime multimedia journalist for WMAR-TV, O’Neal said it can be hard to find a new spin on an annual event. That was until he came across the story of Gwynn Oak Park. The one-time amusement park represented a key struggle in the battle over civil rights. On July 4, 1963, 283 people were… Read More

Got Culture?

Randi Benesch is stepping up the arts and culture experience at the JCC.

Randi Benesch’s enthusiasm is contagious. The JCC’s new managing director of arts and culture has big plans for strengthening and expanding the institution’s presence as a leading venue for the area. With a resume that includes experience as a performer, arts administrator, program director and development professional, combined with a love for the Jewish community… Read More

Whole Child Education

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Imagine a classroom transformed into a work of art. Now picture a hallway, several classrooms and stairwells. Vivid colors. Deep and intricate Torah concepts. Engaging design. You won’t have to go far to discover the fanciful. You’ll just have to travel up Smith Avenue to Bais Yaakov of Baltimore’s High School Exhibit Week. This year’s… Read More