An Enduring Legacy Levindale celebrates 125 years of support for Baltimore’s Jewish community

Present-day Levindale Panorama. (Provided)

Doris Kahn, a spitfire redhead and 102-year-old (“Don’t tell my boyfriend!”) resident at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital in Northwest Baltimore for three years — and a volunteer there for more than 40 — spoke with delight about  her daily activities, especially playing the piano for fellow residents. “Hum it and I can play… Read More

Residential Revolt Some homeowners still frustrated with plans for development on The Associated’s land

Cheryl Aaron and Joel Marcus lead a public meeting at St. Thomas Church on Nov. 17.  (Justin Katz)

Tensions remain high among some residents living near the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, where The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore is planning to sell a  vacant area of land to a developer in order to build a 56-home development. “The excess land was previously planned to be the home of a 90,000-square-foot office building,… Read More

Let ’Em In Jewish agencies roll out welcome mat for Syrian refugees


Last Friday, Corine Dehabey, resettlement officer with Us Together, welcomed the 11th Syrian refugee family to arrive in Toledo, Ohio, through her HIAS-affiliated agency this year. When Us Together receives a call, Dehabey springs into action. In as little as 24 to 48 hours, Dehabey has to find refugees a place to live, furniture and… Read More

Organizations Seek Action After Protest Goucher president under fire after event shut down


More than 30 different organizations signed and delivered a letter to Goucher College President José Bowen urging him to take further action following student protestors disrupting a presentation by Israeli television personality Assi Azar. Azar was invited to Goucher Hillel on Nov. 5 to screen his movie, “Mom, Dad, I Have Something to Tell You,”… Read More

Pikesville’s ‘Jewel’ North Oaks celebrates milestone with its 25th anniversary


Everyone at North Oaks — from the staff to the leadership to the residents — will say that the Pikesville retirement community is like a family. Put five of the residents together, and it’s immediately evident. “I think the thing is, we’re all getting older together so we all have the same complaints,” Freida Mazer… Read More

Reimagining Milldale Declining enrollment, change in camper needs, desires spur decision


Access to Camp Milldale, the outdoor adventure land that has been an epicenter for vivid memories for Jewish children in Baltimore for decades, will now be available to all those attending JCC camps next summer, through the newly configured J Day Camp experience. The decision by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore to expand… Read More

The Power of Solidarity Amid terror, French Jews show resolve


French Jews remain guarded but resilient following the attacks in Paris last weekend that left 132 dead and hundreds injured. Led by the chief rabbi of France, Haim Korsia, some 200 French Jews and Israel’s ambassador to France gathered at the Synagogue de la Victoire on Sunday evening to pray for the victims and those… Read More

I Jew! Interfaith marriage is on the rise, but so are alternative ways for Jews to meet Jews


The image of dating in the Jewish world has come a long way from the days of fix-ups and the parental expectation that children marry within the faith. Today, there are virtually endless options for finding your beshert, but many are concerned about the trend toward interfaith marriage and are creating opportunities to counter this… Read More