Federal Suit Filed in Stevenson Chabad Case

Following two years of legal entanglements, an attorney representing a Chabad congregation that wants to build a synagogue on Stevenson Road filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland Tuesday against Baltimore County and the Baltimore County Board of Appeals. Roman Storzer, a top attorney in the Religious Land Use… Read More

JCC Head Barak Hermann Meets with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

On March 30, JCC of Greater Baltimore CEO Barak Hermann was among a group of American Jewish leaders to meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to express concern about the recent bomb threats to Jewish institutions and the rise in anti-Semitism. The meeting was requested by Jewish leaders. More than 130 bomb threats were made… Read More

AIPAC Gets Back to Basics Pro-Israel lobby features diversity of voices, bipartisanship

For the 18,000 Israel supporters who came to Washington, D.C., this week, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference was like a family reunion or a gathering of old friends, where everyone sticks to comfortable topics and tries to avoid provoking barely concealed disagreements. After years of growing affinity to Republicans in Congress… Read More

Sol Goldstein: Generous Advocate, Buchenwald Liberator

Sol Goldstein lived a long, impressive life, finding his passion in helping people in ways both big and small — stopping for coffee with his driver or traveling to Ethiopia numerous times to help free Jewish refugees. The World War II vet, who was among those to liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp, died March 16,… Read More

Israel’s Baseball Team Succeeds with Help from Jewish Baltimore

On any given day, Yoni Rosenblatt can be found at his Fells Point office working with Orioles and Ravens players or several top local college and prep school teams. As owner of True Sports Physical Therapy, Rosenblatt, 35, has for the last three years created a niche in which he feels there is little or… Read More

The Show Must Go On After 100 years, the BSO looks to a ‘certainly uncertain’ future

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra recently celebrated 100 years of making music. But it likely will be the next 10 to 20 that will solidify the institution’s legacy — and ensure its continued existence. The BSO has a unique history among the major orchestras in the country. It was founded in 1916 as a municipal orchestra… Read More

Baltimore City Council Unanimously Passes Resolution for Humane Treatment of Immigrants

When Yaslin comes home from school every day, the Baltimore City College senior expects to find her parents waiting inside to greet her. But lately, Yaslin has feared that the day might come when that’s not the case. After recent raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Southeast Baltimore, many documented and undocumented… Read More

Community Gathers at B’nai Israel After Swastika Drawn on Sign

A crowd gathered Sunday morning at B’nai Israel Synagogue in Jonestown after a swastika with the word “shalom” below it was found drawn on a sign outside of the synagogue. While members of the community, elected officials and Jewish communal leaders came together because of an unfortunate act of hatred, the event was one of… Read More

When What’s Past Is Prologue Jewish Museum of Maryland exhibit looks at the Holocaust from new angles

Arbeit macht free — work sets you free. That simple phrase is the now-chilling epitaph that greets visitors at the entrance to concentration camps — most notoriously, Auschwitz. Auschwitz is one of the most well-known symbols of the Nazis’ horrifying ideology — “The Final Solution” to the “Jewish Question.” Before it was liberated by the… Read More

Bolton Street Names New Rabbi

Rabbi Andy Gordon feels that he has found the proper spiritual home at Bolton Street Synagogue. “I loved Bolton Street Synagogue, the warmth and inclusivity and intimacy that they showed, both in their application and when I visited,” he said. “It just seemed like the right fit — I was the right rabbi for them,… Read More