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Nico Sarbanes, son of Congressman John Sarbanes, was the only student musician featured in the Baltimore Jazz Alliance’s recent showcase
BY Marc Shapiro
October 10, 2013

Nico Sarbanes’ parents planted musical seeds early in his life, perhaps paving the way for him to become a jazz trumpeter. “Jazz was the first music I heard when I was growing up,” he said. “My parents were playing Sinatra and Tony Bennett for me when I was a kid.” Sarbanes, the son of Dina CONTINUE »

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J Street policy conference rallies youth, falls short on effectively moving the conversation forward
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 3, 2013

The J Street policy conference, “Our Time To Lead,” ran this year from Saturday night, Sept. 28 through Tuesday, Oct. 1. With 2,800 participants — 900 students — it was a sea of turquoise and a rush of chants, “Two states. Two states.” Sometimes more like a football game than a foreign policy conference, the CONTINUE »

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‘Mummies of the World’ to open at Science Center
BY Simone Ellin
September 25, 2013

The Mummies Are Coming! The Mummies Are Coming! Yes, you heard right. The largest collection of real animal and human mummies ever assembled will be taking up residence at the Maryland Science Center and welcoming visitors as of Sept. 28. The collection includes a 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru and an entire mummy family. The CONTINUE »

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New mission, vision and value statements focus on fundraising, aim to inspire Jewish community
BY Maayan Jaffe
September 18, 2013

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore earlier this summer unveiled new mission, vision and value statements — not too dissimilar from what the organization had on its website before. But there is a change. The vision statement now states clearly that The Associated “will secure the resources necessary to address the evolving landscape of 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 »