CELEBRATING PEARLSTONE

Michal Wetzler, Israeli shlichah to the Pearlstone Center in Reisterstown, was the recipient of Pearlstone’s Achdut Award at its annual meeting on June 15. The evening included a farm-to-table meal highlighting Pearlstone-grown vegetables and foods.

NEW JEWISH LEADERS

The Baltimore Jewish Council recently graduated a new class from its Leadership Development Program, where participants interested in pursuing leadership positions in the Jewish community learn about government relations, community relations and public affairs through a Jewish lens.

FEEDING THE HUNGRY

The staff of Klein Enterprises, a Pikesville-based commercial and residential development and management firm, spent the day on June 22 team building and assembling grocery bags for the Maryland Food Bank at the company’s recently completed property in Towson, the Southerly Square Apartments.

HOMETOWN HOLLYWOOD HERO

Jason Michael Berman, a Pikesville native who is now a film producer living in Los Angeles and who recently worked on “Birth of a Nation,” was the commencement speaker for Friends School on June 13. He spoke about following his dreams as a producer and encouraged students to do the same. “Don’t fear the uncertainty… Read More

MUSIC AND BROTHERHOOD

The Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Brotherhood helds its closing dinner on June 11 with the theme of “Music Made in America: The American Songbook,” which was attended by more than 150 guests. From left: Brotherhood vice president Roger Wolff, Darlene Wolff, Brotherhood financial secretary Harold Lipsicas, baritone Jason Buckwalter, soprano Kimberly Christie, conductor and pianist James… Read More

JOURNEY TO THE HOLY LAND

Krieger Schechter Day School’s eighth-graders ended their school year with a trip to Israel from May 16 to May 30. The students traveled all over the country with visits to Tzfat, Haifa, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, Yad Vashem and the Knesset.

HONORING THE DEAN

Del. Sandy Rosenberg presents former City Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector with a proclamation from the Maryland General Assembly on June 7 at the Baltimore Jewish Council’s annual meeting, during which Spector was honored.

RABBIS ON THE RUN

From left: Rabbi Craig Axler, Matzohball boy Noah Hoffman and Rabbi Daniel Plotkin of Temple Isaiah take part in the 13th annual Matzohball 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run, which had more than 350 runners and walkers on June 4. The race benefited DreamBuilders, GRASSROOTS, HopeWorks and Temple Isaiah.

KSDS ON THE RUN

On June 4, nearly 800 people participated in the sixth annual Schechter on the Move 5K and Fun Run at Krieger Schechter Day School. Thanks to more than 100 sponsors, KSDS was able to raise $65,000 that will go entirely to student scholarships.

HATS & HORSES

The Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) at Kennedy Krieger Institute hosted its second annual Hats & Horses on May 5 to benefit the children of the institute. The evening raised funds for the use of robotics rehabilitation and included a silent auction, dancing, food and drinks. From left: Hats & Horses committee chairs Cynthia Cavanaugh, Lisa… Read More