ALL THE RIGHT MOVES

Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School 11th-grader Jacob Blank and his partner, Cambria Stetson, placed second in the Youth Gold Division at the 2017 USA Dance National DanceSport Championships, which took place in Baltimore from March 31 to April 2.

SINE DIE SEDER

The Baltimore Jewish Council held a seder in Annapolis on Monday, April 10, the last day of the General Assembly and the first night of Passover. The seder, for which legislative proceedings paused for an hour, was attended by Dels. Dan Morhaim, Sandy Rosenberg, Angela Angel, Brooke Lierman, Shelly Hettleman, Alfred Carr Jr., Kirill Reznik,… Read More

BASKETBALL AND FELLOWSHIP

The National Hillel Basketball Tournament took place at the University of Maryland from March 30 to April 2. The event, in which teams from Hillel houses across the country compete for the prized “Kiddush Cup,” includes community-building activities alongside the tournament.

INVESTMENT ADVICE

Marc B. Terrill (left), president of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, joins Mario Gabelli (center), chairman and chief executive officer of GAMCO Investors, Inc., and LICT Corp and David Greenberg, chair of the Investment Management Committees, Associated Jewish Charities, at the Charles Baum Leadership Symposium on April 6 at The Suburban Club. Gabelli… Read More

MOM’S NIGHT OUT

Ohr Chadash Academy kindergarten teacher Jennifer Klupt Naiman hosted the school’s first Mom’s Night Out on March 26, during which moms had a chance to decorate T-shirts and canvases with positive affirmations. The painting session was led by Maryland Institute College of Art instructor Brittany Roger.

DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE

On March 23, Jewish community professionals participated the Darrell Friedman Institute for Professional Development at the Weinberg Center’s Diversity and Inclusion Forum, which explored empathy for those who have felt excluded and discussed how they and their organizations can make positive changes. DFI is a program of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. The… Read More

REFUGEE ROUNDTABLE

Sen. Ben Cardin led a roundtable discussion on March 20 at HIAS’s Silver Spring, Md., headquarters with refugee and immigrant advocates and Montgomery County officials to discuss the impact of President Donald Trump’s executive order, banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries.

CANTOR’S CONCERT

Beth Israel Congregation paid tribute to Cantor Roger Eisenberg, who will be stepping down in June, on April 2 with a Cantor’s Concert. From left: Cantor Art Katlin, Cantor Kim Komrad, Cantor Elias Roochvarg, Eisenberg, Dr. Evette Katlin and Cantorial student Jake Greenberg. Komrad and Roochvarg are former Beth Israel cantors.

FESTIVAL KICKOFF

The William and Irene Weinberg Jewish Film Festival kicked off its 29th season at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts on March 19 with a screening of “On the Map,” which tells the story of the 1977 Israeli basketball team that won the European Cup against all odds.