You Should Know … 3PM

From left: Brennan Stark, Brandon Millman and Scott Montgomery (Photo provided)

Owings Mills natives Brennan Stark, 20, Scott Montgomery, 18, and Brandon Millman, 24, are doing big things on the music scene. Their band, 3PM, which they describe as “pop-punk … evolving into more of a pop rock sound,” started in 2012 playing small local shows, sometimes in front of no more than 20 people. Since… Read More

The Real Heart of the Pesach Seder

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The story of Passover is at the heart of every Seder meal.  It overflows with the rituals and tradition that make this holiday so different from any other. Passover reminds me of my late mother who stood in line to buy whitefish, pike and rockfish — the only mixture she would use — as she… Read More

Navigating Your Own Map: Torah Study Firmly in Hands of Student

Rabbi David Fohrman

Rabbi David Fohrman wants you “to be floored by the depth of the Bible” and to plumb those depths firsthand, but not solely through the interpretations of Talmudic scholars such as Rashi and the Ramban. Fohrman presented his third book, “The Exodus You Almost Passed Over,” which employs his simple yet sophisticated approach to study,… Read More

You Should Know … Elizabeth Unger

Elizabeth Unger (Photo provided)

If only one word could be used to describe Elizabeth Unger, it would be “eclectic.” The 26-year-old globetrotter has set foot on all seven continents, studied biology and is enrolled in a food studies master’s program at New York University all while pursuing a passion for documentary production. She ties it all together with photography…. Read More

ARIEL Jewish Center Celebrates Purim Downtown

Rabbi Velvel Belinsky displays a mix of American patriotism and  Jewish heritage by dressing up as Uncle “Shmuel” during ARIEL’s Purim party at Kali’s Court in Fells Point. (Justin Katz)

Uncle Sam, a pirate and a presidential candidate walk into a bar in downtown Baltimore; they spend the night taking photos, shaking groggers and eating hamantaschen. “Since we started planning the party, we have seen an overwhelming response from our community,” said Rabbi Velvel Belinsky, director of the ARIEL Jewish Center, an affiliate of Chabad-Lubavitch… Read More

National Hillel Basketball Tournament Scores Record Numbers

Board members are all smiles after another successful tournament. The National Hillel Basketball  Tournament is student-run and had 18 board members this year. (Lisa Appelbaum of Photography By Lisa)

Bringing in more than 2,400 Jewish collegiate basketball players, coaches and fans from around the country requires an ambitious checklist: 18 go-getting students willing to balance their lives with the details and work required to host a competitive tournament; a concert featuring  Matisyahu and Nadim Azzam; and a seemingly infinite supply of Gatorade. The National… Read More