70-Year Sisterhood Covenant Guild celebrates legacy of dedicated philanthropy, friendship

Any room full of Covenant Guild members is, in many ways, a family reunion — they talk at great length about other (family) members, they bicker and tease, they reminisce about years gone by, and they laugh heartily at each other’s jokes and stories (likely being told for the hundredth time). But the overarching feeling… Read More

Costco, Chick-fil-A Coming to Owings Mills, Reisterstown

Long-awaited, major redevelopment plans in Owings Mills and Reisterstown are expected to be announced soon. Membership-based warehouse Costco will be one of the anchor tenants at the future development of the vacant Owings Mills Mall site, according to a well-connected source with knowledge of the situation, who preferred not to be named. The Reisterstown Shopping… Read More

Seasons Picks Up Steam

Community buzz about the long-awaited Seasons Kosher Market at 1628 Reisterstown Road has picked up again now that the store’s parking lot is often filled with cars and contractors, hinting that operations have resumed and the store may open in the coming months. In February, store representatives confirmed that contractors were working to install electrical… Read More

Immigration Through A Jewish Lens Jewish community acts to protect immigrants facing an uncertain future

When Leonor Blum founded ¡Adelante Latina! four years ago, she never thought the after-school program would evolve into a safe haven for documented and undocumented immigrant students seeking refuge. But in many ways, Blum, 72, an Argentine Jew and professor emeritus at Notre Dame at Maryland University, said the program serves more than just its… Read More

JT Exclusive: Costco and Chick-fil-A Coming to Owings Mills, Reisterstown

Long-awaited, major redevelopment plans in Owings Mills and Reisterstown are expected to be announced soon. Membership-based warehouse Costco will be one of the anchor tenants at the future development of the vacant Owings Mills Mall site, according to a well-connected source with knowledge of the situation, who preferred not to be named. The Reisterstown Shopping… Read More

Night of the Stars Brings the Laughs

The Second City Touring Company, known for launching the careers of an all-star cast of comedians including John Belushi, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell, will be performing its best sketches, songs and improvisations from the past 50-plus years on Thursday at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation’s seventh annual Night of the Stars. The event is… Read More

Where There Is Life, There Is Hope

“Though she may be short in stature, [my great-grandmother] is my hero.” With these words, Lexi Silverman introduced Minnie Osher, a Holocaust survivor, to Roland Park Country School as the keynote speaker for its 25th Yom HaShoah program on April 28. Osher, 91, who still speaks with an accent portraying her Polish heritage, was only… Read More

An MIDC Milestone Nonprofit commemorates 25 years of Maryland-Israel business prosperity

Marvin Schapiro understood that the Baltimore Jewish community could help build a strong and vibrant Jewish state by helping its economy grow. Unprecedented high hopes took hold for Schapiro, a Baltimore native who died at the age of 82 in 2002, when, in the mid-1980s, he decided to invest in an Israeli company that made… Read More

WWII Jewish Resistance Fighter Speaks at Towson for Yom HaShoah

For its fifth annual Holocaust Survivor Speaker for Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) on Monday, Towson University featured Howard Kaidanow, who as a 13-year-old joined the Partisans, a World War II resistance group, after his parents were both killed by Nazis and their collaborators. The event was started off by Walter Gil, a Towson professor… Read More

Shomrim, Councilman Schleifer Help Police Arrest Carjacking Suspect

A 15-year-old was arrested and charged with carjacking, assault and theft of a motor vehicle after four separate carjacking incidents took place in the Upper Park Heights area Sunday. Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith called the suspect a “repeat violent offender” in a news conference Monday. At approximately 1:30 a.m., two people pulling up to… Read More