Keeping Kosher

Accents Grill at The Atrium

2839 Smith Avenue Baltimore, MD 21209
410-602-2224
www.accentsgrill.com
joylichter613@gmail.com
A kosher meat restaurant featuring grilled food, deli sandwiches, salads and more. Catering available.

 

Café Shalom at Sinai Hospital

2401 West Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-601-9000
Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a different menu each day. Dairy is offered daily
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Caramel’s Pizza and Ice Cream

700 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
410-486-2365
www.caramelspizza.com
New York pizza, ice cream and sushi for over 13 years.

 

Cocoaccino’s

2831 Smith Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209
410-653-3888
www.cocoaccinos.com
Dairy restaurant located in the Greenspring Shopping Center.
Many Cholov Yisroel menu items available. Catering available.

 

Cold Stone Creamery

1809 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
410-484-3030
www.coldstonecreamery.com
Kosher supervision by Rabbi Y. Zvi Weiss.

 

David Chu’s China Bistro

7105 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-602-5008
www.4106025008.ucraa.org
Kosher Chinese food, chicken, beef and sushi.

 

Dougies BBQ & Grill

Pikesville Plaza Building
600 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
410-486-0060
www.dougiesmd.com
dougiesmd@yahoo.com
Family-style barbeque restaurant. Serves steaks, burgers, chicken specialties, pasta platters and salads. Catering for all events.

Life Cycle

Dor Yeshorim

410-358-8213
Confidential premarital genetic testing for Tay Sachs and other genetic diseases.

 

jOY Baby

5708 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-735-5015
www.joybabybalt.org
Coordinator: Lara Nicolson
info@joybabybalt.org

jOYbaby is a collaborative project of six Associated agencies (the Louise D. & Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education, the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Community Services, the Jewish Museum of Maryland, the Jewish Volunteer Connection and the Pearlstone Center) that welcomes new bundles of joy to first-time Jewish parents.

 

Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc.

8900 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
410-653-8900
www.sollevinson.com

Matt Levinson

matt@sollevinson.com

Assists families with funeral planning. Our mission is to honor the memory of your loved ones with compassion and respect.

 

W.S. Tegeler Monuments Co.*

5804 Windsor Mill Road
Baltimore, MD 21207
410-944-0300
www.tegelermonument.com
President: Walter S. Tegeler III
tegmonument1@aol.com
Monuments, markers, bronze markers, cemetery lettering. We can meet with you in your home or office. Check our prices before you buy.

 

Mikvahs- Agudath Israel Mikvah (for Keilim)

6200 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-764-7778
A special mikvah for toveling dishes, pots and pans, glasses and other utensils before they are used. The mikvah is outdoors and available for use 24 hours a day.

 

Mikvahs- Arugas Habosem Congregation (Rabbi Taub’s)

3509 Clarks Lane
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-764-0903
Mikvah available to men Sunday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Shabbos, 7 a.m. to Kriyat Shema. Not currently available to women. The mikvah is open for keilim.

 

Mikvahs- Machzikei Torah Congregation (Sternhill’s)

6216 Biltmore Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-358-0885
Men’s mikvah available for use during daytime hours when the synagogue is open. It is advisable to call first.

Synagogues and Congregations

Adat Chaim

115 Cockeys Mill Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-833-7485

www.adatchaim.org
Rabbi David Greenspoon
adatchaim18@juno.com
CONSERVATIVE
Egalitarian congregation with services, life-cycle events, children’s activities.

 

Adath Yeshurun Mogen Abraham

3008 Lightfoot Drive
Baltimore, MD 21208
410-484-1082
Rabbi Simcha Shafran
ORTHODOX

 

Agudath Israel

6107 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209
410-358-8257
Rabbi Mordechai Shuchatowitz
ORTHODOX
Congregation affiliated with National Agudath Israel of America.

 

Agudath Israel of Baltimore

6200 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-764-7778
Rabbi Moshe Heinemann
ORTHODOX
Congregation with youth activities, NWCP headquarters and cemetery.

 

Arugas Habosem (Rabbi Taub’s)

Big Shul – 3509 Clarks Lane, Baltimore, MD 21215
Small Shul – 6615 Park Heights Ave. Baltimore, MD 21215
Rabbi Shaye Taub
ORTHODOX

 

Avodas Yisroel Machzekai Torah

6216 Biltmore Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
hirsch@possick.com
ORTHODOX

 

B’nai Israel Congregation

27 Lloyd Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-732-5454
www.jewishdowntown.org
www.bnaiisraelcongregation.org
Rav Etan Mintz
rabbimintz@bnaiisraelcongregation.org
office@bnaiisraelcongregation.org

ORTHODOX
A synagogue and community welcoming and a diverse group of people. A historic and easily accessible site with a 140-year old congregation and a growing center of Jewish life in downtown Baltimore.

Charitable/Social Services

Ahavas Yisrael Charity Fund

6400 Cross Country Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-358-4464, 410-764-6020
www.ahavasyisrael.org
Eli W. Schlossberg, Aviva Isbee
eli@ahavasyisrael.org
Provides assistance, especially food, to local individuals—young and aged—and families in need in a dignified, discreet manner. Donations can be mailed to Janine Chapman, 2723 Woodcourt Road,
Baltimore, MD 21209-2521

 

The Aleph Group Fundraising, Inc.

2700 Stone Cliff Drive, Suite 111
Baltimore, MD 21209
410-484-2373
www.thealephgroup.com
President: Michael Meyerstein, CFRE
info@thealephgroup.com
Firm helps local, national, and international nonprofit clients achieve their fundraising goals by assessing fundraising capacity, managing campaigns and board/staff training and by conducting
feasibility studies and strategic planning.

 

Associated Women

101 West Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-369-9252
www.associated.org/women
Vice President, Women’s Philanthropy: Allison Baumwald
abaumwald@associated.org
Associated Women invites you to share your time, intellect and financial resources with local, national and international Jewish communities, supporting Jewish life through fundraising, education and service.

 

The Associated’s Center for Funds & Foundations

101 West Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-369-9231
www.associated.org
Vice President: Nancy Kutler
nkutler@associated.org
The Associated’s Center for Funds & Foundations helps families design a philanthropic strategy that fulfills your charitable goals. Provides personal attention to help you become more strategic in your giving.

 

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore*

101 West Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-727-4828
www.associated.org
President: Marc B. Terrill
information@associated.org
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore addresses charitable, educational, religious, humanitarian, health, cultural and social service needs of the Jewish community locally, nationally, in Israel and throughout the world.

 

The Associated’s Legacy and Endowment Department

101 West Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-369-9233
www.associated.org
Michael Friedman
mfriedman@associated.org
The Associated’s Legacy and Endowment Department helps donors structure their philanthropy in personally meaningful ways that pass on their values and provide for the survival and enhancement of our Jewish community.

 

CERT-Community Emergency Response Team (a Homeland Security Initiative)

Baltimore, Maryland
410-653-3333
chesedfund@gmail.com
CERT presents citizens the facts about how to prepare for and what to expect
following a major disaster (i.e. storms, hurricanes, power outages, etc.) in terms of immediate services. CERT team members are trained in life-saving skills with the emphasis on decision-making skills, disaster preparedness, rescuer safety and missing persons search. CERT acts as
an extension of first-responder services offering immediate help to victims until professional services arrive.

Community Organizations

ACHARAI: The Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Development Institute

5806 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-843-7579
www.acharai.org
Executive Director: Debra Weinberg
info@acharai.org
The ACHARAI Fellows Program: Advanced leadership program through a Jewish lens. Limited to 20 participants who are in line to become top leaders of their Jewish agency, organization, school or synagogue.

 

Baltimore Israel Coalition

5750 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-843-7558
www.baltimoreisraelcoalition.org
Associated Director of Israel &
Government Relations: Chana Siff
info@baltimoreisraelcoalition.org
A consortium of local organizations, working to support Israel through education, advocacy and community-building.

 

Baltimore Jewish Council

5750 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-542-4850
www.baltjc.org
bjcrsvp@baltjc.org
The Baltimore Jewish Council is the political and community relations arm of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. The council represents Jewish organizations and congregations in the Greater Baltimore area and throughout Maryland on social, political and humanitarian issues affecting Jews locally, nationally and worldwide. Government relations, Israel advocacy, community relations and leadership volunteer opportunities available.

 

Baltimore Jewish Times

11459 Cronhill Drive, Suite A
Owings Mills, MD 21117
410-902-2300
www.jewishtimes.com
www.digital.jewishtimes.com
Managing Editor: Maayan Jaffe
MJaffe@clippercitymedia.com
The Baltimore Jewish Times, an award-winning media operation published by Clipper City Media, is a cherished weekly tradition. Its mission is to produce high-quality articles of interest as well as build and strengthen the Jewish community. Founded in 1919 by David Alter, the publication has attracted and retained a large and loyal audience of more than 30,000 weekly readers who value its news and advertising information.

 

Chabad of Owings Mills

11299 Owings Mills Boulevard, Suite 202
Owings Mills, MD 21117
410-356-5156
www.ChabadOM.com
Rabbi Nochum Katsenelenbogen
rabbi@ChabadOM.com
The Owings Mills Chabad Center provides opportunities for Jews of all levels of observance and experience to promote their spiritual growth and Jewish identity.

 

CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.

5809 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-466-1990
www.chaibaltimore.org
Executive Director: Mitch Posner
info@chaibaltimore.org
CHAI develops and supports thriving stable communities in neighborhoods with a substantial Jewish population. CHAI also enables low-income senior adults and people with disabilities to remain in their homes through home repairs, modification and benefits assistance and provides subsidized apartments for low-income seniors through the production and renovation of more than 1,400 units of affordable housing.

Holocaust Resources

Holocaust Remembrance Commission

5750 Park Heights Avenue Baltimore MD 21215
410-542-4850
www.baltjc.org
Director of Holocaust Programs: Jeanette Parmigiani
jparmigiani@baltjc.org
Honors the memory of the millions who perished during the Nazi era through  commemoration and education. Serves as a resource and referral focal point for Holocaust-related issues in Baltimore, a liaison to various resources in our community regarding Holocaust matters.

 

Jewish Community Services

5750 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-466-9200
www.jcsbaltimore.org
info@jcsbaltimore.org
Assistance to Holocaust survivors with array of services in community. Many services are subsidized by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

 

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum*

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, S.W.
Washington, DC 20024-2150
202-488-0400
www.ushmm.org
Center for Advanced Holocaust
Studies: Paul Shapiro
202-488-6566
pshapiro@ushmm.org
Situated between the nation’s monuments to Washington and Jefferson on the National Mall, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum provides a powerful lesson in the fragility of freedom, the myth of progress and the need for vigilance in preserving democratic values.

Israel

American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

4800 Hampden Lane, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814
410-212-9428
www.aabgu.org
Director Washington/Baltimore:
Keren Waranch
kwaranch@aabgu.org
AABGU plays a vital role in creating a world-class institution of education and research in the Israeli desert, nurturing the Negev community and sharing the university’s expertise locally and around  the globe.

 

American Society for Technion – Israel Institute of Technology – Baltimore Chapter*

1777 Reisterstown Road, Suite 363
Pikesville, MD 21208
410-602-0275
www.ats.org
Chapter Director: Ariane Aronhime
info@ats.org
Based in New York City, the American Technion Society (ATS) provides critical support to the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, ranked among the world’s leading science and technology universities.

 

The Associated’s Baltimore – Ashkelon Partnership

101 West Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-369-9294
www.baltimoreashkelon.org
Program Associate: Stephanie Hague
shague@associated.org
Established in 2003, The Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership has made meaningful and personal connections a top priority. The Partnership is based on mutual values and vision and connects people in both communities through strong and professional connections.

 

Baltimore Israel Coalition

5750 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-843-7558
www.baltimoreisraelcoalition.org
Associated Director of Israel &
Government Relations: Chana Siff
info@baltimoreisraelcoalition.org
A consortium of local organizations working to support Israel through education, advocacy and community-building.

 

Baltimore Jewish Council

5750 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-542-4850
www.baltjc.org
bjcrsvp@baltjc.org
The Baltimore Jewish Council is the political and community relations arm of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. The Council represents Jewish organizations and congregations in the Greater Baltimore area and throughout Maryland on social, political and humanitarian issues affecting Jews locally, nationally and worldwide. Government relations, Israel advocacy, community relations and leadership
volunteer opportunities available.

 

Baltimore Zionist District

Beacham Square
3655-B Old Court Road, Suite 24
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
410-484-4510
www.bzdisrael.org
President: Brian Sacks
Uses direct Israeli connection as a home base for the creation of cultural and political programs and educational activities that deal with all aspects of Zionism and modern Israeli life. BZD works with and reaches out to Baltimore’s Jews across the religious and cultural spectrum and the greater Baltimore community.

 

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF)

P.O. Box 395 Stevenson, MD 21153
410-486-0004
www.fidf.org/
Executive Director: Charlie Levine
midatlantic@fidf.org
FIDF provides humanitarian aid for the men and women serving in the IDF. The official nonprofit fundraiser of the IDF.

Libraries

The Louise D. & Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education

5708 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-735-5018
www.cjebaltimore.org/library
Rachel Levitan
rlevitan@cjeb.org
The Louise D. & Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education library provides Jewish resources for families and educators. Membership is free to check out books, CDs and DVDs all relating to Judaism.

 

PJ Library (PJ on the Town, PJ Pals)

5708 Park Heights Avenue
Owings Mills, MD 21118
410-735-5015
www.cjebaltimore.org/pj
www.pjlibrary.org
Coordinator: Lara Nicolson
lnicolson@cjebaltimore.org
PJ Library Baltimore provides free Jewish books and CDs to children 6 months to 6 1⁄2 years. Looks to engage families with young children and invite them to events such as PJ on the Town and PJ Pals, which encourage them to grow Jewishly.

Lifelong Learning

Baltimore Board of Rabbis

5750 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209
443-678-3454
www.baltimorerabbis.org
President-elect: Rabbi Chaim Landau
baltimoreboardofrabbis@gmail.com
As an association of 60-plus rabbis of all streams of Judaism, BBR is not only the moral and spiritual voice of Baltimore, but also a valuable educational and information resource for area Jews and non-Jews. Resources include the Adult Institute of Jewish Studies and an Introduction to Judaism.

 

Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University

8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
410-704-7118
www.towson.edu/bhi
Coordinator: Michelle Taylor
mtaylor@towson.edu
Baltimore Hebrew Institute Modern Hebrew Language Courses offered in Pikesville at Beth El Congregation choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced Modern Hebrew.

 

The Darrell Friedman Institute for Professional Development at the Weinberg Center

5806 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-843-7560
www.thedfi.org
Executive Director: Cindy Goldstein
cgoldstein@thedfi.org
Professional Development Leadership training and career growth for professionals working in the Jewish community; includes professional and lay leadership development for our organizations to provide services of excellence in greater Baltimore.

 

Etz Chaim Fords Lane

3702 Fords Lane
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-764-1553
www.etzchaimusa.org
Rabbi Yisroel Porter
Rabbi Nitzan Bergman
info@etzchaimusa.org
ORTHODOX
The Center for Jewish Living and Learning values and welcomes Jews from all Jewish backgrounds with warmth and dignity. Encourages growth in Jewish knowledge and observance through high-quality and inspiring programs presented by passionate teachers and mentors. The Etz Chaim Center serves hundreds of students and adults on a regular basis with programs that reach college students, young adults, families and seniors.

 

Jewish Community Services

5750 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-466-9200
www.jcsbaltimore.org
info@jcsbaltimore.org
JCS Institute for Professional Development offers continuing education for human service providers. Approved by State Board of Social Work Examiners to provide Category I CEUs for social workers and psychologists.

The Pearlstone Center

5425 Mount Gilead Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-429-4400
www.pearlstonecenter.org
info@pearlstonecenter.org
Just minutes from Baltimore, away from day-to-day pressures, the Pearlstone Center specializes in creating a distraction-free atmosphere for your meetings, seminars, training sessions and retreats. The Farm at Pearlstone Center offers informal Jewish educational and agricultural programming and team-building opportunities.

 

Project Shalom

4756 Bonnie Brae Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
443-846-4981
Rabbi Rachmiel Tobesman
projectshalom1@aol.com
Project Shalom supplies educational resources and storytelling services. Reb Tobesman follows the rich tradition of storytelling as he delivers lessons and enjoyment while he entertains in the tradition of the maggidim of old.

Singles/Young Professionals

The Associated’s Business & Professionals

101 West Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-727-4828
www.associated.org
Senior Associate, Business & Pro: Renee Von Gonten
information@associated.org
The Associated’s Business and Professionals group offers opportunities for professionals to advance their networks and leadership skills through philanthropy. The affinity groups include doctors, lawyers, financial services, Realtors and technology experts.

 

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation’s Chai Life

7401 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21208
410-764-1587, ext. 246
www.bhcong.org
Program Director: Andy Wayne
awayne@bhcong.org
Young Adults play a key role at BHC, from participating in innovative holiday celebrations and volunteer and educational programs to the Chai Life program, featuring Downtown Shabbat, coffeeshop discussions with clergy, sports seasons, and great social events.

 

Charm City Tribe

Baltimore, Maryland
443-613-1946
www.jcc.org/charmcitytribe
Rabbi Jessy Gross
jgross@jcc.org
A rabbi walks into a bar … It could be a wine bar, a corner bar or a coffee bar. Any downtown location is fair game for Rabbi Jessy Gross, the JCC’s new downtown outreach coordinator. If you are a Jewish young adult in your 20s or 30s who is not sure what road you want to take on your Jewish journey, Jessy wants to hear from you.

 

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF)

Young Leadership Division
P.O. Box 395
Stevenson, MD 21153
410-486-0004
www.fidf.org/
Executive Director: Charlie Levine
midatlantic@fidf.org
FIDF provides humanitarian aid for the men and women serving in the IDF. We are the official nonprofit fundraiser of the IDF.

 

IMPACT

410-369-9296
www.impactbaltimore.org
impact@associated.org
Campaign Associate: Marisa Danto
mdanto@associated.org
The young adult division of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore seeks to inspire, educate and involve Jewish adults ages 22 to 42 through fundraising, volunteerism and leadership development programs. IMPACT provides social and professional networking opportunities for those looking to make friends or new business partners.

 

Jewish Community Services

5750 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-466-9200
www.jcsbaltimore.org
info@jcsbaltimore.org
Career services and mental health services; ifIknew.org offers prevention education to raise awareness about alcohol and other drugs, HIV/AIDS, and risky behaviors and to encourage healthy choices.

 

Jewish Volunteer Connection

5708 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-843-7481
www.jvcbaltimore.org
Cicily Stephens
cstephens@associated.org
Volunteer initiatives include: Mitzvah Makers family volunteer programming; volunteer programs for young adults in their 20s and 30s; various teen volunteer projects and leadership programs; and volunteer opportunities for people of all ages, such as the annual Communitywide Mitzvah Day.
JVC also provides individual and group volunteer referral services and works with agencies in the community to strengthen and develop their volunteer programs.

 

Moishe House

1213 William Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-244-7057
www.moishehouse.org/houses
moishehousebaltimore@gmail.com
Moishe House Baltimore, in the heart of Federal Hill, offers young adults ages 21 to 35, an opportunity to socialize and hang out at events that include barbeques, Shabbat dinners, movie nights and more. Feel free to stop by the house anytime. Find us on facebook at www.facebook.com/MoisheHouseBaltimore.