Baltimore Teacher Gets Advanced Holocaust Education

As a seventh- and eighth-grade teacher at Morrell Park Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore City, Danielle Bagonis thinks the best person to educate a teacher is another teacher — especially on the subject of one of history’s most shameful atrocities. Bagonis was one of 22 teachers to attend the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous’ Summer Institute… Read More


On June 20, 2017, Anne Marcia Solomon (nee Chersonsky), devoted wife of Ronald Solomon; loving mother of David Solomon (fiancee Missy DePalma) and Andrew Solomon; dear sister of Phyllis (Larry) Mangiola; adored daughter of the late Nathan and Esther Chersonsky. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on… Read More


On June 19, 2017, David Rodman Cohan, devoted father of Kim Cohan (Robert) Glick, Allan Cohan, Jody Cohan and the late Susan Cohan; dear brother of the late Janet Danoff; adored grandfather of Jena (Patrick) Heffernan, Jared (fiancee Sarah) Engel, Courtney Weiner, Kyle Weiner, Alex Kasdas and Demi Kasdas; adored son of the late Mary… Read More


On January 4, 2017, Sylvia Boyarsky (nee Sulver); loving wife of the late Theodore Boyarsky; cherished mother of Florence (late Martin) Vogel, Arlene (late Bernard) Boyarsky and Ted (Junko) Boyarsky; adored grandmother of Dawn Smith and Kimberly Schwartzbeck; cherished great-grandmother of five. Funeral services and interment will be held at Mount Judah Cemetery Ridgewood, NY… Read More


On August 31, 2016, Libby P. Kaufman (nee Postoff), devoted wife of Robert Thomas Kaufman; beloved mother of Caryn (Michael) Lasser and Joel (Nancy) Kaufman; cherished sister of Sharon (Marvin) Smelkinson; adored grandmother of Jeffrey, Phillip and Ricky Lasser, and Steven, Stacey and Scott Kaufman; dear daughter of the late Rebecca and Joseph Postoff. Funeral services… Read More

An Open Letter in Memory of Elie Wiesel

Eli, I know we have never met before and I am not sure why this is bothering me so much. But for some reason, I feel compelled to share these words about you. You know, it’s funny because I never really had a clearly defined role model in my life before. However, looking back at… Read More


On June 19, 2016, Edward E. Obstler; beloved husband of Sonia Obstler (nee Gelblum); loving father of David (Thea) Obstler, Linda (Marshall) Rimerman, Steven Obstler and Nancy Obstler (Jenn Tapp); devoted son of the late Sarah and Joseph Obstler; loving grandfather of Brandon, Eric and Eliana Samuels, Alison and Andrew Obstler and Mallory Tapp Obstler. Services… Read More

Anniversary, Birthday, Jubilee Parshat Behar

My father worked for many years in the garment industry. I remember how happy we were as children when he found secure employment in a company that manufactured ladies’ apparel, known as the Jubilee Blouse Company. All that was a long time ago and I have since come across the word “Jubilee” countless times. But… Read More