You Should Know … Daniel Hoch

Daniel Hoch is a dentist based out of Harford County. When he’s not plying his day job, however, he’s honing his intellect through weekly study of Torah, Talmud and Judaism. Hoch is a first-generation American — his mother was a Holocaust survivor from Germany, and his father survived the ghetto in Budapest before coming to… Read More

An Open Tent

While I was covering the JCC Biennial in Baltimore last year, I heard a story that I felt was truly emblematic of what community means. Looking to capture the contributions of Baltimore’s Jewish leaders at the Biennial, I sat in on a session in which JCC of Greater Baltimore CEO Barak Hermann and Rabbi Jessy… Read More

Towson Hillel Director Noam Bentov Makes Move to Johns Hopkins

Noam Bentov is leaving his post as executive director of the Towson University Hillel after nearly two years to become executive director of the Johns Hopkins University Hillel. The announcement first came in a Facebook status on Bentov’s personal page May 12. Bentov told the JT he plans to remain at Towson through the end… Read More

You Should Know … Alex Barron

Alex Barron, 34, hails from northern New Jersey (although, somewhat surprisingly, his town did not include many fellow Jews), but Maryland has been his home for the past 11 years — first in Montgomery County and now in the Baltimore area. Barron is an English teacher at the Boys’ Latin School of Maryland, teaching mainly… Read More

Culinary Evolution

In recent years, Baltimore has become a not-so-secret culinary destination. Neighborhoods such as Remington, Hampden, Fells Point and Canton have become foodie hot spots with restaurants spanning international flavors. In 2015, Zagat named Baltimore the United States’ No. 2 food city. So it’s only natural that the kosher food scene would mirror what’s happening in… Read More

Towson Chabad Files Appeal on Controversial Structure

The Chabad Jewish Center of Towson University and Goucher College is seeking to overturn a Baltimore County Circuit Court judge’s ruling that calls for the removal of a 6,614-square-foot structure in a residential Towson neighborhood within the next year. The move is the most recent in a months-long legal standoff between the Chabad and a… Read More

‘Baltimore Jewish Times’ Wins Editorial Awards

The Baltimore Jewish Times won a number of awards from the Maryland, Delaware, DC Press Association in the category of non-daily newspapers with a 10,000 to 20,000 circulation at its annual awards event on May 12 in Annapolis. JT art director Ebony Brown won “Best of Show” in cover design for the April 29, 2016… Read More

You Should Know… Skylar Marcoux

Skylar Marcoux, 25, is a Howard County native who, after stints in South Carolina and Massachusetts for school, came back to her home state to work for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults as coordinator for the Cancer to 5K program. The organization supports young people whose lives have been affected by cancer, and… Read More

80 Years: NCJW Annapolis Still Going Strong

About 50 women gathered in Annapolis last Sunday to celebrate eight decades of community service and advocacy. The Annapolis Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) was founded on July 19, 1937 to focus on the needs of the World War II immigrant community and the elderly, children and youth in Anne Arundel… Read More

Pillars of Community

As our Jewish institutions age, so do its members, and with that comes the task of finding the next generation of philanthropists, volunteers and organizers. Fortunately, some community stalwarts foster change even as they celebrate many decades of service. As you’ll read in this week’s JT, members of the Covenant Guild have been engaging in… Read More