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

The Flow Of The River

Healthy marriages make healthy children Water flows easily in a river when there are few or no rocks, sticks or other debris.  I visualize communication in relationships to be like a small river or stream. When you say something complimentary, kind and loving, you strengthen the waters of the stream. On the other hand, if… Read More

All the King’s Horses

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Protesters are carried off during the Gwynn Oak Park protest of 1963.

  A longtime multimedia journalist for WMAR-TV, O’Neal said it can be hard to find a new spin on an annual event. That was until he came across the story of Gwynn Oak Park. The one-time amusement park represented a key struggle in the battle over civil rights. On July 4, 1963, 283 people were… Read More

Why Should You Volunteer?

According to dictionary.com, “volunteers” are people who donate their time and energy to benefit the community as a social responsibility rather than for a financial reward. In health-care settings, volunteers are particularly important because they can help enhance the entire patient experience.

Menu Pleasers

Looking for new ideas for Shabbat dinner? How about a salmon trio featuring a teriyaki marinade, mustard dill marinade and sweet garlic marinade? Or maybe a grilled portabella mushroom and spinach salad as the side? Perhaps you’re looking to make brunch. There’s a caramel French toast with a layered turtle cheesecake for dessert.

A Little Jewish Soul Food

Culinary historian Michael W. Twitty, a scholar of traditional African American food culture, will appear at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, this Sunday, Feb 19, 1 — 3 p.m. Twitty, an expert on the foodways of enslaved African-Americans, has explored the culinary tradition of Africa, African- Americans and the African Diaspora. At the same time,… Read More