New series provides support and best practices

In this millennium, parents are facing challenges their own parents could hardly have imagined. Whether it is texting, time management, tantrums or toilet training, being a parent, and adjusting to a child’s ever-changing developmental needs, has always been a shock to the system. Most parents can benefit tremendously from expert advice and the opportunity to… Read More

Building A Peaceful Home

Healthy marriages make healthy children I believe that most couples get married wanting and believing that their relationship will be filled with shalom, peace. But couples inevitably have conflicts that cause strife in their relationship. The days of fun dates and the honeymoon can turn into the daily grind of cleaning, cooking and changing diapers.

Start Making Memories

“By the big red barn In the great green field, There was a pink pig, Who was learning to squeal.” Those are the opening lines from “Big Red Barn” by Margaret Wise Brown. There was something about this book that I loved. Loved it more than Brown’s more famous “Goodnight Moon.” Even now, when I… Read More

Test

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Gidon Strikes Again

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Stephen J. Gordon’s new thriller, “Confluence,” is the second in a series.

It’s a typical Friday evening in Jewish Baltimore. Observant Jews are preparing for Shabbat dinner and walking to evening services. The scene is commonplace to those who live in or around Northwest Baltimore. All at once, something horrifying occurs, dramatically altering the peaceful neighborhood milieu. Gunshots, police cars, ambulances, screams of terror. There’s been a… Read More

Obstacle Course

Rabbi Yerachmiel Shapiro calls the Parkers, shown here holding photos of their adopted children, “heroes.”

When Erica Finkelstein-Parker shares the news that she and her husband, Brian, will be adopting two children from the Democratic Rep-ublic of the Congo, the reactions she receives from other Jews are sometimes disheartening. “That’s really cool, but couldn’t you adopt a Jewish child?” some say. The Parkers are used to this reaction; they already… Read More

Humor Us

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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