Slow Lights to Give Back at Album Release Show

For the release of his band’s debut album, Asa Kurland wanted to give back to the community that had nurtured him. So, instead of paying for a fresh copy of the Slow Lights LP at the album release show Saturday at The 8×10, fans will instead give something Kurland thinks is much more valuable: participation…. Read More

The Show Must Go On After 100 years, the BSO looks to a ‘certainly uncertain’ future

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra recently celebrated 100 years of making music. But it likely will be the next 10 to 20 that will solidify the institution’s legacy — and ensure its continued existence. The BSO has a unique history among the major orchestras in the country. It was founded in 1916 as a municipal orchestra… Read More

Temple Solel Hosts Out-of-the-Ordinary Jewish Comedians

Temple Solel in Bowie will be hosting an unorthodox (literally and figuratively) Jewish comedy act on March 25 as part of its annual fundraising event, which commemorates the Temple’s 53rd anniversary. The act, “You’re Funny, But You Don’t Look Jewish,” is performed by a troupe of four Jews that many would not identify as Jewish… Read More

You Should Know… Nicole Talor

Nicole Talor has always been civically engaged and tried to do her part to advocate for and promote Israel. The 26-year-old Pikesville native, who graduated from Krieger Schechter Day School and Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, has served for the last two years as president of the Baltimore chapter of the Jewish National Fund Future… Read More

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