You Should Know… Meghann Schwartz

Meghann Schwartz, 33, always knew she wanted a career in the Jewish community. The Brookeville resident and mother of four kids, ranging in age from 20 months to 8 years, is associate director of the Jewish Federation of Howard County. With master’s degrees in Jewish communal service and nonprofit management from Baltimore Hebrew University and… Read More

BT Student Publishes Investment Book for Kids

By the time you were 17, what was your biggest accomplishment? Maybe the middle school soccer team you were on won the state championship or that band you started in high school won a battle of the bands. For Tal Boger, a junior at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, both his interests and his accomplishments… Read More

A Perfect Match: The Stoop Joins JMM to Celebrate Jewish Weddings

Like all the best weddings, the event evoked poignant moments and laughter as the 100 or so guests gathered in the Lloyd Street Synagogue to witness, well, not a wedding, but stories about them. The Jewish Museum of Maryland’s “Just Married: Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland” exhibit paired up with The Stoop Storytelling Series to… Read More

An Eclectic Upcoming Season at the Gordon

Fans of the arts can have a transactional experience anywhere — buy a ticket, see the show and then head home. But the goal at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts is to turn each event into an experience, whether that’s with pre-show entertainment, a Q&A with a director or actor after a film screening… Read More

“The Christians” Spotlights Human Angle in Faith Community Schism

Adam Gerber, the 34-year-old New Yorker portraying Associate Pastor Joshua in Center Stage’s current production of “The Christians,” didn’t hesitate to consider the role when his agent called, although he said he learned a thing or two when he began doing research for the role. Gerber, who is Jewish, grew up on Long Island and… Read More

For CrossFit Cantor, It’s All About Discipline

The sun has barely crept over the horizon when Rhoda Harrison leaves her Mount Washington home for a fitness center tucked into the outskirts of Baltimore City. For nearly a year, the ordained rabbi and cantor has exercised religiously at Nevermore CrossFit, one of the approximately 80 CrossFit facilities in the Maryland area. Harrison, 51,… Read More

You Should Know… Allison Fisher

Allison Fisher wasn’t always set on pursuing a career in the arts, but after taking the leap, she has never looked back. Once bitten by the creative bug, a young Fisher began exploring her newfound passion. Whether she was getting her hands dirty for a pottery project or using colorful shards of glass to create… Read More

How to Eat Jewish in Shanghai

SHANGHAI — The Kosher Café in Shanghai’s Hongqaio District holds eight tables, each draped in white linen and covered with clear plastic. Two middle-aged businessmen, one in a kippah, chat quietly over their fish and chips. A teenager in a black fedora looks up from his computer as I enter the room. He nods and… Read More