Ready & Waiting

Danny Valencia says that even though he doesn’t have a starting role with the 
Orioles, he wants to 
contribute in any way he can. (Todd Olszewski)

Orioles reserve outfielder Steve Pearce calls it the toughest job in sports. Yet, in a game against the Detroit Tigers earlier this month, fellow reserve Danny Valencia made it look easy. The job: serve as a bench player on a major league roster. The mission: find a way to rise to the occasion whenever your… Read More

‘We Got Along’

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David & Dixie Berenson First Date: August 1941, the Bronx, N.Y. Wedding Date: June 6, 1943 Venue: Beth Tfiloh Congregation Current Residence: Baltimore Favorite Activities: Traveling The secret to a successful marriage, according to David Berenson, is to not go to sleep angry. “You can go to bed angry, but never go to sleep angry,”… Read More

‘Can’t The Jews Have One?’

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  It was a tragedy that is hard to forget. In March 2011, a terrorist infiltrated the town of Itamar and slaughtered five members of the Fogel family, including a 3-month-old baby girl and two other children. The killings were discovered by 12-year-old Tamar Fogel. Volunteers from Israel’s emergency cleanup organization ZAKA, who arrived on… Read More

‘Jews Are Still At Risk’

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Late last week, federal officials, along with representatives of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington formally announced at a news conference the seizure of the long-lost “Rosenberg Diary.” The book, which had gone missing following the Nuremberg Trials in the late 1940s, is a loose collection of the recollections — from spring 1936 to… Read More

Faster Than A Speeding Bagel

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As the new Superman movie “Man of Steel” flies to an opening on Father’s Day weekend, we earthbound Jewish men have the superhero’s creators — Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Jewish teenagers from Cleveland — to thank for setting such a super high bar. Especially if Superman, the ultimate immigrant, is a member of the… Read More

In The Neighborhood

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Beth El Congregation Rabbi Faith Cantor said that in an ideal Jewish community, everyone would attend synagogue regularly, and all parents would send their children to Hebrew school. But, in today’s transient, fast-paced society, Rabbi Cantor admits that is not always plausible. In many cases, and for many reasons, getting children to Hebrew school can… Read More

Chomping At The Bit

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From his youth programs to his college squad to the adult leagues he plays in now, Darin Segal has always laid claim as the lone Jew on his ice hockey teams. “It’s not really a Jewish ‘go-to’ sport,” Segal, 40, said. Therein lies the beauty, at least in part, of the Maccabiah Games. When the… Read More

Better Food, Better Service

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Harry Kozlovsky, a local information technology professional and businessman, said the key to any successful start-up is identifying a need in the marketplace and establishing a business to fill that need. That was the motivation for him to get behind Foodem.com, a website that launched in 2010 where bulk food purchasers such as restaurants, hotels… Read More

Paths To Success

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It’s that magical time of year when high school seniors celebrate the end of one journey and the beginning of another. The Baltimore Jewish Times is proud to feature five of Jewish Baltimore’s best — young adults who have distinguished themselves within their school and community and who no doubt will achieve much more as… Read More

Caught In The Act

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Shomrim of Baltimore prides itself on creating a safer community. Thanks to the effort of one persistent, committed Shomrim volunteer, a career criminal can no longer prey on our neighborhoods. Instead, as of late last month, he sits behind bars and will remain locked up for up to 20 years. A little more than a… Read More