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Jewish participants make their presence felt at Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
June 26, 2014

Religious freedom, family values, fiscal policy and Israel were the primary drivers of discussion, as faith activists and Republican politicians gathered in Washington last weekend for the Road to Majority 2014 Conference put on by the conservative Faith and Freedom Coalition. Despite the group’s reputation as mostly evangelical, Jewish speakers, pundits and issues were prominent CONTINUE »

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A relentless genealogy pursuit ends with largest-ever reunion
BY Allie Freedman
June 26, 2014

It all started in 2007 with a sick dog named Fonzie. When the Feigelson family dog had surgery in Tennessee, Baltimore resident Margy Resnick Feigelson seized the opportunity to meet her extended family in Knoxville for the first time. Feigelson, who had pored over genealogy websites to trace her family’s roots, immediately connected with her CONTINUE »

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Levindale dedicates Mintzes Fund for pet companionship
BY Simone Ellin
June 26, 2014

Some community events can’t help but boost one’s faith in humanity (and canine-ity). That was the case with Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital’s dedication of the Alvin and Elaine Mintzes Fund for the Care of Levindale Animals on June 19. The event also included a plaque-hanging ceremony “in loving honor of employee Paulette Carter CONTINUE »

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Baltimore community weighs effect of Presbyterian divestment
BY Heather Norris
June 26, 2014

While national Jewish leaders are predicting a rift in Jewish-Presbyterian relations following last week’s PCUSA General Assembly vote to divest from three American companies doing business with Israel, the situation likely will prove more affable in Baltimore. “We have a lot of very strong relationships with the local Presbyterian Church” said Chana Siff, associate director CONTINUE »

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Programming changes, as today’s seniors maintain active lifestyle
BY Simone Ellin
June 26, 2014

It’s not news that people are living longer and staying healthier than ever before. Baby boomers don’t feel like senior citizens, they don’t behave like senior citizens, and they may not envision themselves spending time at a senior center. At the Edward A. Myerberg Center in Pikesville, board and staff members get it. About two CONTINUE »