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Local aquaponics farm is feeding Pikesville, Owings Mills
BY Marc Shapiro
September 11, 2013

When Ellen Perlman heard about aquaponics through a chance meeting, it perked up the environmentalist in her. “I am very interested in saving the planet and sustainability,” she said. “I never in my wildest dreams imagined I’d be farming fish.” After taking a course in Florida taught by James Rakocy, the father of modern aquaponics, Perlman CONTINUE »

Mayim Bialik is co-chair of CORE18, a new cutting-edge fellowship for Jewish leaders ages 19 to 25.
New Jerusalem U initiative to fund young-adult innovation, co-chaired by Mayim Bialik
BY Maayan Jaffe
September 10, 2013

They are calling it “cutting-edge.” They are looking for innovation. They are hoping to find young people who have talent, passion and a desire to make a difference in the Jewish world. They – the leaders of Jerusalem U (formerly Jerusalem Online) – are the founders of a new social entrepreneurial boot camp for select CONTINUE »

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Amid cries of retaliation and talk of red lines, analysts discuss what next steps will be best for the Syrians, for Israel
BY Maayan Jaffe
September 4, 2013

On Tuesday, a Google search for the word Syria resulted in 349,000,000 entries. About one week until Congress returns from its break to dialogue about a potential missile attack against the Syrian government, led by Bashar al-Assad, for its purported use of chemical weapons, analysts are debating — and citizens are rallying — for or CONTINUE »

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New Israel Engagement Center offers opportunity for Jewish Baltimore to better connect to Israel
BY Maayan Jaffe
September 4, 2013

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore recently announced the launch of an Israel Engagement Center to develop and fund strategies and initiatives that help connect Jewish Baltimore to Israel. It is not a physical center, it is a concept — of making Israel more central in our community’s mind. Co-chairing the initiative are Michael CONTINUE »

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Baltimore’s Masa-Israel Action Network fellow plans to set record straight about Israel
BY Maayan Jaffe
September 4, 2013

Masa Israel Journey and the Israel Action Network recently launched their inaugural Masa-Israel Action Network Fellowship, in which alumni of long-term, immersive Masa Israel programs gain insight about the State of Israel advocacy in the United States and receive tools to help them counter the assault on Israel’s legitimacy in their communities. The goal of CONTINUE »