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Annual campaign raises $30 million
BY Simone Ellin
July 2, 2014

Linda A. Hurwitz enjoys telling people at Jewish federations across the country that she hails from Baltimore. Hurwitz, who travels to Jewish communities in her capacity as national campaign chair of the Jewish Federations of North America, explained last week that Baltimore has a “reputation” in the federation world. “We are rare,” she said during CONTINUE »

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Acme Paper relies on family ingenuity
BY Heather Norris
July 2, 2014

For the Attman family, paper is the past, present and the future The family has owned and operated Acme Paper & Supply Co., Inc. for almost 70 years, spanning three generations of family. “We all grew up in the business,” said David Attman. “It was sort of like your bar mitzvah present, you would get CONTINUE »

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Kosher Meals on Wheels delivers nutrition, smiles
BY Heather Norris
July 2, 2014

Between talk about grandkids and sips of coffee, a group of about a dozen men and women gather every Monday through Friday to start their day by helping make sure the community’s most fragile get what they need, packing kosher meals and delivering them throughout the community. The food won’t go to a shelter or CONTINUE »

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Toby Blumenthal discusses booking the Meyerhoff’s non-symphony shows, collaborations with popular musicians
BY Marc Shapiro | Photo by David Stuck
July 2, 2014

Long before he was booking A-list comedians and musicians at one of Baltimore’s premier venues, Toby Blumenthal could be spotted passing out flyers for upcoming concerts in Northern Virginia. But for Blumenthal, then a high school student, these weren’t just flyers. He knew that an agent who booked a tour for an artist connected with CONTINUE »

Editor-in-Chief
BY Joshua Runyan
July 2, 2014

This column was supposed to begin on a positive note, seeing in the recent fundraising prowess of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore a message that Jewish unity is alive and strong and can be marshaled to face the challenges of poverty and generational apathy. That all remains true, but Monday afternoon, the world CONTINUE »