Gordon Center’s Benesch Returning to Center Stage

Randi Benesch will be leaving her post as senior managing director of arts and culture at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts on June 16. Over the past five years, she and her team at the JCC have further cemented the Gordon as an institution by attracting larger audiences with new arts programming and top-notch… Read More

You Should Know… Sarah Elkins

Sarah Elkins, 32, has a tough job — she’s a public defender in Baltimore, a lawyer appointed to represent people accused of a crime who couldn’t otherwise afford one. A Detroit native, Elkins graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in women’s studies and followed up with law school at Michigan State. After a… Read More

‘Austerlitz’ Questions Holocaust Tourism

To call Sergei Loznitsa’s 2016 film “Austerlitz” self-reflexive would be an understatement. Self-reflexive of filmmaker Loznitsa and his quest for understanding of a painful subject, yes, but also of us, the audience, the observers. The watchers. For “Austerlitz,” above all, is about us. About watching ourselves. Watching ourselves as tourists, hordes of logo-T- shirted and… Read More

You Should Know … Daniel Hoch

Daniel Hoch is a dentist based out of Harford County. When he’s not plying his day job, however, he’s honing his intellect through weekly study of Torah, Talmud and Judaism. Hoch is a first-generation American — his mother was a Holocaust survivor from Germany, and his father survived the ghetto in Budapest before coming to… Read More

Baltimore Native Barry Levinson Screens Newest Film at Md. Film Fest

One of Baltimore’s favored film sons (who is not John Waters) came back to his hometown to screen his newest movie, “Wizard of Lies.” The film, premiering on HBO on May 20, follows the rise and downfall of Bernie Madoff, who is played by Robert De Niro. Michelle Pfeiffer plays his wife, Ruth. Barry Levinson,… Read More

You Should Know … Alex Barron

Alex Barron, 34, hails from northern New Jersey (although, somewhat surprisingly, his town did not include many fellow Jews), but Maryland has been his home for the past 11 years — first in Montgomery County and now in the Baltimore area. Barron is an English teacher at the Boys’ Latin School of Maryland, teaching mainly… Read More

Look Stunning on Your Wedding Day

Even the least fussy woman is bound to get a little caught up in beauty routines in advance of her wedding day. After all, she wants to look her best not only while saying vows or having the first dance, but also for the camera. “This is about the pictures you will be looking at… Read More

Kosher Evolution In Baltimore, restaurants and businesses redefine a traditional industry

With Baltimore’s Jewry so heavily invested in local arts, sciences and philanthropy, it is no surprise that Jews are prevalent in the world of  cutting-edge cuisine. Just as  Israel is now a global culinary destination, Baltimore has  experienced an explosion of innovative restaurants and businesses to appeal to a growing audience of young Jews who… Read More

You Should Know… Skylar Marcoux

Skylar Marcoux, 25, is a Howard County native who, after stints in South Carolina and Massachusetts for school, came back to her home state to work for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults as coordinator for the Cancer to 5K program. The organization supports young people whose lives have been affected by cancer, and… Read More