From Bikes to Basketball, Charity Event Honors Rachel’s Memory

Rachel Minkove had a talent for bringing together people for a common cause, inviting neighbors over for Shabbat and working with young adults in their fight against cancer. In many ways, her family remembers her as a community connector. So it seemed only fitting that her brothers, Jon and Sam, honor Rachel for her giving… Read More

Something Old, Something New Jewish Museum of Maryland exhibit tracks evolution of Jewish marriage

A cake topper with a groom wearing a kippah. A chuppah made, in part, with a grandmother’s lace. The gold wedding dress of a divorcee. A lease to a bride’s father for a wedding reception venue at The Alcazar in Baltimore in 1929. These and other items are on display at the newly opened “Just Married!”… Read More

Alex Friedman Takes Love of Politics to City Hall

Alex Friedman has big plans for Baltimore City. At 17, the soft-spoken, humble and articulate Cheswolde resident is working to build bonds across lines of neighborhoods, race and class to unite residents. Friedman, who was sworn in as the first Orthodox commissioner on the Baltimore City Youth Commission June 12, said he strongly believes that… Read More

A New Beginning With Rosewood acquisition, Stevenson plans expansion

On a recent spring day, the branches of overgrown trees stretch to a picture- perfect blue sky through weathered roofs that have crumbled or been scorched by flames from multiple fires. Scores of shattered panels on glass windows gape, and debris from the once stately stone-and-brick structures line the ground. “You will DIE JOHN,” reads… Read More

Paratroopers, Jewish Museum Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the Six Day War

It wasn’t easy for three Israeli septogenarians to embark on a 16-day, seven- city tour of America. But a photograph taken 50 years ago forever transformed the former paratroopers into proud icons for the Six Day War and Jerusalem’s independence. The men in David Rubinger’s photo — Tzion Karasenti, Dr. Yitzhak Yifat and Chaim Oshri… Read More

Israel’s World Cup Lacrosse Team Has Baltimore Connection

From July 12 to July 22, a number of Baltimore natives will be competing in the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Guildford, England as members of Team Israel, which will be playing in the competition for the second time. The Israeli women’s lacrosse program has not been around for long. The first national team was… Read More

Labor of Love ECE Center’s Ilene Meister leaves indelible mark at the JCC

Ilene Meister is entering “my encore” or “the next chapter.” On June 30, Meister will be leaving the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, where she has worked in the Stoler Early Childhood Education Center for the past 30 years, serving as director for the past 20 years. Over the past three decades, she has been responsible for a… Read More

Maryland Del. Dana Stein Pushes For Climate Action

Maryland Del. Dana Stein plans to submit a bill that would require the state to join the United States Climate Alliance, a group staunchly opposed to President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. While Gov. Larry Hogan has so far declined to bring Maryland into the alliance, Stein (D-District 11) told… Read More

Jews on First On Camden Yards' 25th anniversary, the JT takes a look at the ballpark's Jewish history

Football has ubiquity. Basketball has superstars. Hockey has all of Canada and soccer the rest of the world. And then there’s baseball. The sport with the oldest professional league in the country is no longer America’s favorite (that honor, by most measures, goes to football) or, by most people’s standards, the most exciting. And yet,… Read More