BHC ‘Hunger’ Exhibit Gives Voice to Those Struggling

This weekend, members of the community will have the opportunity to experience a traveling interactive exhibit at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation that will address the issue of hunger in America and provide participants a way to engage the issue firsthand. “This Is Hunger” is a multimedia exhibit contained in a 53-foot trailer that is currently touring… Read More

SONiA Headlines Beit Tikvah Benefit

With Baltimore’s flourishing Jewish community comes a plethora of synagogue options. For folk singer Sonia Rutstein, it was a matter of finding a place where she felt at home. “I chose Beit Tikvah because everybody’s a little weird and that’s normal,” she said. “I fit right in.” The globetrotting musician, who performs as SONiA disappear… Read More

You Should Know … Matt Galler

Even if you don’t (yet) know Matt Galler, you’ve probably heard him. The 29-year-old Reisterstown native is the voice of WTMD’s “Afternoon Drive” and “The Saturday Alternative.” Growing up, Galler spent most of his school career at the Franklin schools, and started in band in fifth grade with the baritone. That didn’t last, and Galler… Read More

100-Year-Old Henry Morgenthau III Waxes Poetic at Baltimore Reading

Speaking before a crowd numbering nearly as many as his years at the University of Baltimore Student Center Monday night, Henry Morgenthau III proved he is not your average poet. The 100-year-old Jewish World War II veteran has taken to his new vocation swiftly, recently and with great success. He read seven of his poems… Read More

American Craft Show Returns to Baltimore

The American Craft Show, the nation’s largest juried indoor craft show, will be returning to Baltimore from Friday to Sunday at the Convention Center. The event also marks the 75th anniversary of the American Craft Council. Lori Gottlieb, a local artist and member of Beth Tfiloh, will be one of more than 650 of the… Read More

Jonathan Biss’ ‘Late Style’ Comes to Shriver

Jonathan Biss, a renowned Jewish-American pianist, will perform his latest series, “Late Style,” with the Brentano String Quartet at the Baltimore Shriver Hall Concert Series on Saturday. Biss, 36, is set to honor the late works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Benjamin Britten, Ludwig van Beethoven and György Kurtág (Jewish-Hungarian), offering audience members a chance to… Read More

You Should Know… Ann Hirsch

Ann Hirsch, 31, might be a Los Angeles convert these days, but she is a born and bred Baltimorean, attending Krieger Schechter Day School and The Park School. And she’s never gone for too long since her parents, Alan Hirsch (owner of Donna’s Restaurant) and Dina Sokal (a child psychologist), still call the area home…. Read More

Gordon Center to Feature Dance in ‘Take a Leap’ Month

February is dance month at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts for the fourth year running, and first up is a performance by Ariel Rivka Dance on Feb. 12. The Gordon Center is partnering with the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences for this year’s “Take a Leap Baltimore County Dance Celebration,” happening throughout… Read More

Baltimore Jewish Film Festival Turns 29

The Gordon Center for Performing Arts at the JCC of Greater Baltimore will present the 29th annual William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival starting Sunday, March 19. Running through Sunday, April 30, the festival — one of the oldest in the country — will screen nearly 20 short and feature films from around… Read More