Matzohball Fun Run Celebrates 13 Years

Matzoh balls are emblematic of Jewish culture, so it’s no surprise that the much loved staple of Jewish cuisine has become a mascot for a local Jewish organization. The Matzohball mascot originated at Temple Isaiah in Fulton in 2004 as the brainchild of congregants Brian and Lisa Jolles to help with marketing the temple’s annual… Read More

State Officials Talk Hate Crimes, Hate Speech at Forum

In a passionate speech delivered to more than 150 people at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC on May 17, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh warned that the state is not immune to hate crimes, whether aimed at Jews, Muslims, immigrants or other minorities. That’s why Frosh, a Democrat, said he has taken steps to reassure… Read More

Public Radio DJ Marc Steiner Ends Long-Running Show

“If there’d been no Marc Steiner behind the mic for the past 20-plus years, Baltimore’s public radio airwaves would have been tamer, more predictable and a lot less fun,” said public radio producer Aaron Henkin. Steiner, 71, announced recently that his long-running radio show would cease July 31, ending nine years at WEAA and 24… Read More

Kosher Evolution In Baltimore, restaurants and businesses redefine a traditional industry

With Baltimore’s Jewry so heavily invested in local arts, sciences and philanthropy, it is no surprise that Jews are prevalent in the world of  cutting-edge cuisine. Just as  Israel is now a global culinary destination, Baltimore has  experienced an explosion of innovative restaurants and businesses to appeal to a growing audience of young Jews who… Read More

Cantor Solomon Bids Farewell to BHC

Rabbi Andrew Busch remembers vividly what it was like to share the spotlight with Cantor Robbie Solomon when the two of them arrived at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation around the same time in 2008. “To enter Baltimore Hebrew congregation [with] Cantor Robbie Solomon meant [that I was] announced over and over during my first year at… Read More

Will Preakness Stakes Remain in Baltimore?

The Preakness Stakes has always held a special place in the heart of Sandy Rosenberg. After all, Rosenberg grew up within walking distance from the iconic Pimlico Race Course in what was then a predominately Jewish neighborhood. Rosenberg, 66, a lifelong Baltimore City resident, has fond memories of some of the most famous moments in… Read More

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