Schleifer Goes On Attack After Crime Spike

Fed up with a recent crime surge in his district, Baltimore City Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer (D-District 5) says more action must be taken to address incidents such as home invasions and carjackings. In response, Schleifer sent an email to several hundred constituents asking them to email an impact statement to the Baltimore City State’s… Read More

Cardin, Stein Vow to Fight for Environment

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Rabbi Elissa Sachs-Kohen, addressing a spirited group of about 20 activists at Van Gough Cafe in Southeast Baltimore on Monday, says Jews have an innate responsibility to safeguard the environment. “It is absolutely central to our Jewish thinking about the world that we have a responsibility to protect and to honor that… Read More

Freedom from Anti-Semitism a Civil Right? Congress Ponders the Question

Should U.S. law define anti-Semitism? The House Judiciary Committee on Nov. 7 heard from nine witnesses on the question, including the heads of several Jewish organizations. There was no unanimity. The committee was looking at the proposed Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, which would add the State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism to Title VI of the 1964… Read More

You Should Know… Jake Max

Jake Max had a revelation after graduating from Emory University in 2016 with a bachelor’s in business. While he was applying to banks and consultancies and other institutions, he took a good look at the world. “And I didn’t like what I saw,” he said. “So I figured I am lucky enough that my parents… Read More

Baltimore Board of Rabbis: Studying, Teaching, Communing

The Baltimore Board of Rabbis, a collective of close to 60 rabbis of different denominations from around the metro area, functions as a rabbinical forum, study and networking group, but also offers Jewish education to the community. Although the board’s educational outreach has shifted somewhat following a recent funding change, board rabbis still teach a… Read More

A Higher Calling

When Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced his long-anticipated run for governor, he joined a crowded Democratic primary with eight other candidates, including a former NAACP president and CEO, Michelle Obama’s former policy director and the Prince George’s County Executive. All are hoping to take on highly popular Gov. Larry Hogan in next November’s general… Read More

Baltimore Shomrim Safety Patrol Celebrates 13 Years with Fundraiser

The Baltimore Shomrim Safety Patrol, the all-volunteer Orthodox citizen safety group that patrols the Upper Park Heights/ Greenspring/Pikesville corridor, is hosting its first fundraising banquet on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at Shomrei Emunah Synagogue, 6221 Greenspring Ave. The group started in 2004 when a rash of burglaries prompted community members to organize and, in partnership… Read More

U-Md. Student Government Considers BDS Resolution

The student government at the University of Maryland will hear today a resolution that urges the university to divest from companies “profiting from Israel’s occupation of Palestine.” The non-binding resolution, one of a number introduced at American universities in support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel, was sponsored by student government members… Read More

Owings Mills Eatery Papa Gil’s Closes Suddenly

Papa Gil’s, the Italian-American restaurant in Crondall Corner Shopping Center on Owings Mills Boulevard, has served up its last meal. A leasing agent with H&R Retail, the Baltimore-based real estate firm that owns the shopping center, told the JT Tuesday that the eatery had closed but did not elaborate. The agent deferred all questions to… Read More

You Should Know… Gabe Davidson

Gabe Davidson has an inherent drive for social justice causes. He is always on the move and rarely has time for himself. “I don’t think I’ve ever been able to sit around and do nothing for too long,” Davidson said. “There’s always more to do.” The 24-year-old completed his undergraduate studies at the College of… Read More