New Jewish Deli Coming to Town

Neil Parish, a Baltimore native and founder of The Kibitz Room in Cherry Hill, N.J., will bring his delicatessen to the Baltimore area later this summer when he opens for business in the Hooks Village retail space formerly occupied by the Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company. The Kibitz Room, expected to open late summer, will… Read More

JWI Recognized by Slingshot

Jewish Women International has been named one of the top 50 innovative Jewish organizations by The Slingshot Guide, an annual publication spotlighting Jewish nonprofit organizations, for its Boy to Mentsch program, which addresses issues of domestic violence and problematic masculinity in Orthodox Baltimore communities through camps, seminars, sports leagues and schools. The JWI believes improved… Read More

A Matter of Transparency

Numerous “American friends of” organizations exist in the Jewish communal firmament to help direct funds to worthy causes in Israel. That’s what most people thought was the case with an organization known as Aish International — it was generally assumed to be the American fundraising arm of Jerusalem-based Aish HaTorah, the haredi Orthodox outreach group… Read More

A Call for Thoughtful Dialogue

The human capacity to devise new ways to disrupt, terrorize, injure and kill appears limitless. And so it was on June 14 that James T. Hodgkinson, armed with a semiautomatic rifle, turned the congressional Republican team’s practice for the next day’s baseball game for charity into a bloodbath. Hodgkinson, who was shot and killed by… Read More

Let’s Break Political Intolerance

The shooting in Alexandria, Va., that nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) should be a wakeup call for all of us concerned about today’s nasty political rhetoric. But instead of tamping down the political rhetoric, there are those who are seeking to politicize this tragedy by compounding the blame and hate. For instance, there is… Read More

Columbia Jewish Congregation Welcomes New Cantor

Columbia Jewish Congregation will welcome Ben Kintisch as its new cantor on July 5. Jan Morrison, who has been with CJC as its cantor since 1994, is retiring this month. The search for a new cantor was a nearly yearlong process. “I looked at synagogues all across the country, and CJC emerged as the best… Read More

Krieger Schechter Partners with Milbrook for Police Mosaic

The new, shiny and surprisingly large mosaic hanging in Baltimore County Police Precinct 4 is a gift to the officers from a group of 60 third-graders from Krieger Schechter Day School and Milbrook Elementary School as a way of building community and honoring local law enforcement. The mosaic, which was dedicated on June 9. is… Read More

Community Service, Safety Awards Celebrate Fourth Year

Exceptional community service and safety were recognized on June 4 at the fourth annual awards ceremony hosted by the Chesed Fund and Project Ezra. Winners were nominated and chosen by their peers in the community. Nearly 40 individuals were honored. One notable award recipient was Deborah Montague, who stopped someone from physically threatening her neighbor,… Read More

Associated Recognizes Young Professionals

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore recognized two young adults for outstanding leadership in the Jewish community on Monday. Randi Turkel and Andrew Finkelstein were presented with the Fred Walpert Young Leadership Award, which recognizes involvement and leadership within The Associated community. Turkel, a Pikesville resident and graduate of the Young Leadership Council, co-chaired… Read More