LADIES WHO LUNCH

Incoming Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation chair Laury Scharff (left) and outgoing chair Elise Rubenstein honored this year’s grant recipients and celebrated the impact that Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation has on the lives of women and girls at the organization’s closing luncheon on May 19 at The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore’s Krieger Building.

STRAIGHT TALK

Rabbi Jessy Gross and Imam Tariq Najee-Ullah joined Pastor Jim Hamilton for a conversation about gentrification at the Baltimore Jewish Council’s final event in the 2016-17 Trialogue series on May 21 at Church on the Square in Baltimore.

SILVER ANNIVERSARY

Gov. Larry Hogan (center) joins Marc B. Terrill (left), president of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, and Barry Bogage, executive director of the Maryland/Israel Development Center, at MIDC’s 25th anniversary celebration on May 7 at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. During the program, Bogage received the Hanan Y. Sibel Maryland/Israel Business Leadership Award… Read More

EAT PARTNERS

Neil Meltzer (right), president and CEO of LifeBridge Health, accepts the Jewish Community Services’ Employer Partnership Award from Joel Fink, vice president of the board at JCS. LifeBridge Health was one of three employers honored at JCS’s annual Strictly Business event on May 2.

SPECIAL DELIVERY

Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger delivered Meals on Wheels Monday to highlight proposed cuts to domestic federal programs that benefit Marylanders. Ruppersberger helped load vehicles and met volunteers before departing on a six-mile delivery route with stops at the homes of four Rosedale residents. Meals on Wheels serves more than 38,000 Maryland seniors.

UPLIFTING

The Matzohball boy, mascot for the June 4 Matzohball 5K, became a Matzohball man on May 5 with a bar mitzvah at Temple Isaiah in Fulton, which sponsors the race. Noah Hoffman, the previous week’s bar mitzvah, dressed up in the costume and gave a speech to mark the occasion.

CELEBRATING ISRAEL

The Israeli American Council, in partnership with the Baltimore Zionist District, the Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center, Community Connectors and the Macks Center for Jewish Education, held its Celebrate Israel Festival at the Park Heights JCC on Sunday. The event, held in cities around the country, featured crafts and activities and a falafel dinner.

RAVENS REPORTER

On Sunday, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Brotherhood hosted its monthly breakfast featuring guest speaker John Eisenberg, writer for the Ravens and former Sun sports columnist. From left: Albert and Rochelle Bohrer, Eisenberg, Bryan Levinson and Brotherhood president Sidney Bravmann.

FIRST LOOK

The Maryland Film Festival offered a glimpse of the newly reopened Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway on April 20, ahead of the festival’s May 3 opening at an event attended by Mayor Catherine Pugh, “The Wire” creator David Simon and John Waters. The festival serves as owner and operater of the theater, located in Baltimore’s Station… Read More

IN REMEMBRANCE

Erika Pardes Schon conducts the HaZamir Baltimore choir at the 2017 Yom HoShoah Holocaust Commemoration, which paid tribute to Elie Wiesel at Beth El Congregation on April 23. The event was sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Council, Beth El, the Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning, the Beth El Men’s Club, the Baltimore… Read More