Hopkins Class Wraps Up Anti-Extremism Campaign

Instead of the usual integrated marketing class project of selling a specific, tangible product — like, say, a car — one class at Johns Hopkins University is selling something a little more difficult: an end to extremism. The 39 students in the advertising and integrated marketing communications class took on this big goal — competing… Read More

This Roller Derby Player Goes by the Name Hebrew-Ham Lincoln

NEW YORK — Dara Fineman may not be the only Jewish player in the Gotham Girls Roller Derby League, but she’s the only one who sports a Star of David painted over her eye. Her derby name is plenty Jewish too: “Hebrew-Ham Lincoln” — yes, that’s a reference to the 16th U.S. president — or… Read More

Celebrity Photographer Trains His Lens on Holocaust Survivors

Harry Borden is Britain’s Annie Leibovitz. Sort of. The American-born, U.K.-raised portrait photographer, 52, admits there “are some parallels” in their careers, though “obviously, I’m nowhere near as successful,” he said. Still, Borden is England’s go-to photographer when a publication wants a celebrity portrait. Elton John, Paul McCartney, Ewan McGregor and, perhaps most famously, Margaret… Read More

Krav Maga, an Israeli Martial Art, is Trending in Paris

PARIS — In a dark alley in a poor suburb of this city, five men with violence on their minds closed in fast on 17-year-old Netanel Azoulay and his older brother, Yaakov. “Dirty Jews, you’re going to die!” one man yelled. The driving dispute quickly transformed into something physical, with one of the assailants wielding… Read More

Pikesville’s Magill Featured on Trade Magazine’s Cover

Joan Magill of Residential Realty Group Inc. in Owings Mills became the first woman to grace the cover of US Builders Review, which recognized her extensive work in the construction and building industry in its Winter 2017 issue. The magazine began publishing in the fall of 2010. “US Builders Review is a business-to-business trade journal… Read More

DFI to Honor 3 for Community Commitment

Three local professionals will be honored next week at the Darrell D. Friedman Institute’s Creating a Connected Community celebration for their work in Baltimore’s Jewish community. The DFI, in collaboration with The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, will honor Larry Ziffer, CEO of the Macks Center for Jewish Education; Meghann Schwartz, associate director of… Read More

Digging History Documentary Details Holocaust Escape, Unearths Buried Tunnel

Ever since Michael Kagan, 60, was a boy growing up in the United Kingdom, each detail of his father’s escape from a Nazi labor camp has ricocheted through his mind and heart. Now, in his new documentary, “Tunnel of Hope,” the son is sharing his father’s story with the world. It’s a story that Jack… Read More

Baltimore Child Abuse Center Throws 4th Annual ‘Be A Hero’ Gala

The Baltimore Child Abuse Center will host its fourth annual “Be A Hero” fundraiser at the Lord Baltimore Hotel on April 28. Tickets for the main event are already sold out, but the $100 after-party tickets are still available. The after-party will take place in the hotel’s LB Speakeasy with live entertainment, open bar and… Read More

BT First-Graders Create Upcycled Passover Mural

After months of students and staff at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School saving bottle caps, first-graders in Toby Kaplowitz’s class unveiled a mural out of the reused bottle caps that depicts the Exodus from Egypt. “I had this idea over the summer,” said Kaplowitz. “My mother, who is a lifelong teacher, gave me a booklet… Read More