Paratroopers, Jewish Museum Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the Six Day War

It wasn’t easy for three Israeli septogenarians to embark on a 16-day, seven- city tour of America. But a photograph taken 50 years ago forever transformed the former paratroopers into proud icons for the Six Day War and Jerusalem’s independence. The men in David Rubinger’s photo — Tzion Karasenti, Dr. Yitzhak Yifat and Chaim Oshri… Read More

Israel’s World Cup Lacrosse Team Has Baltimore Connection

From July 12 to July 22, a number of Baltimore natives will be competing in the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Guildford, England as members of Team Israel, which will be playing in the competition for the second time. The Israeli women’s lacrosse program has not been around for long. The first national team was… Read More

Labor of Love ECE Center’s Ilene Meister leaves indelible mark at the JCC

Ilene Meister is entering “my encore” or “the next chapter.” On June 30, Meister will be leaving the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, where she has worked in the Stoler Early Childhood Education Center for the past 30 years, serving as director for the past 20 years. Over the past three decades, she has been responsible for a… Read More

Maryland Del. Dana Stein Pushes For Climate Action

Maryland Del. Dana Stein plans to submit a bill that would require the state to join the United States Climate Alliance, a group staunchly opposed to President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. While Gov. Larry Hogan has so far declined to bring Maryland into the alliance, Stein (D-District 11) told… Read More

Jews on First On Camden Yards' 25th anniversary, the JT takes a look at the ballpark's Jewish history

Football has ubiquity. Basketball has superstars. Hockey has all of Canada and soccer the rest of the world. And then there’s baseball. The sport with the oldest professional league in the country is no longer America’s favorite (that honor, by most measures, goes to football) or, by most people’s standards, the most exciting. And yet,… Read More

Seasons to Open Late Summer

Seasons, a New York-based kosher supermarket chain, is set to open its much-anticipated Pikesville store “late this summer,” according to Zachary Richards, regional director of operations for the upscale specialty food grocer. Plans for the store, at 1628 Reisterstown Road, were announced nearly three years ago. “I think most people are excited, and I’m absolutely… Read More

Hillary Clinton Calls for Unity at ECYP Fundraiser

When Victor Blackwell traveled to Israel in 1998, he became the first person in his family to travel outside the United States and experience a different culture. Perhaps best known for his role as co-anchor of CNN’s “New Day Weekend,” Blackwell still gets choked up when he remembers that nearly 6,000-mile journey, one that proved… Read More

Behind The Scenes With Maryland Lawmakers Local Jewish legislators talk about what’s it like to live hybrid lives

In late April, Shelly Hettleman met with 10 individuals in an Owings Mills living room to talk with them about how they could become more involved in the political process. Hettleman, 52, a Democrat in the House of Delegates who represents Baltimore County’s District 11, offered a simple message to the group. “I told them… Read More

Robert O. Freedman Skeptical of U.S.-Russia Future

The Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs (BCFA) hosted Robert O. Freedman, a visiting professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University and formerly of Baltimore Hebrew University, for a talk on U.S.-Russia relations on May 16. In his remarks, Freedman was skeptical of the benefit of Russian cooperation in conflicts and the United States’ ability… Read More