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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

What Do You Do?

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Adam Zucker has spent more than four years capturing Jewish life in Poland for his latest documentary.

Imagine growing up in Roman Catholic Poland only to discover that you have Jewish heritage. What do you do? Filmmaker Adam Zucker explores this question in his documentary “The Return.” Speaking from his home in New York, Zucker, 55, explained that after the Holocaust and through the fall of communism in 1989, Poland’s few Jews… 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

Restaurant Offers Gluten-Free Fusion Fare

Combine classic American fare with a little South-Asian fusion. Toss in some Caribbean spice. Then, make sure that whatever is served — bun and all — is completely gluten-free. Welcome to Meet 27 Bistro, a new restaurant in Baltimore’s Remington neighborhood. The creation of Paul Goldberg and his business partner Richard D’Souza, it boasts an… Read More

A ‘Honey’ Of A Day

What says Rosh Hashanah better than apples and honey? Did you know that there are more than 300 types of honey available in the United States, each originating from a different floral source. Avocado honey, anyone? To learn more about the history of honey (and to taste-test some local varieties) join the Jewish Museum of… Read More

Letter From The Past

I pulled the hand-addressed envelope from my mail tray at work. Spying the name above the return address, I said, “Oh my goodness. I just got a letter from my second-grade teacher!” The stationery was bordered with pale pink and blue flowers set apart from the open writing space with a lavender ribbon (not an… Read More

Positive Messages

Healthy marriages make healthy children A continual dialogue is being played out in your mind. Sometimes you are not aware of this dialogue, but your thoughts can bring you happiness, sadness, anxiety, anger and/or fear. You decide if your thoughts will be positive or negative. You also have a dialogue playing about your spouse (or… Read More

Knesset Israel Nursery School is lifeblood of Annapolis’ small Jewish community

In the back hallway of a massive and elegant synagogue in the heart of Annapolis sits a preschool with 36 children. From the outside, one might not recognize the school as anything special. It’s just a Jewish preschool. But walk inside the double doors, and the school comes alive — a lifeblood of a Jewish… Read More

Ask Mesila

Question: I lost my job and we have had to make drastic cuts to our family’s standard of living, which have significantly affected my children. I worry I am not providing the things they need and are used to having. How much should I involve them in our financial situation? Answer: The first thing you and your… Read More