Honey Sesame Bagels

1/4 cup Smucker’s Simply Fruit Seedless Blackberry Spreadable Fruit 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup honey 1 can Pillsbury refrigerated Classic Pizza Crust 1/4 cup sesame seeds 1 egg white Heat oven to 450 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper; spray with no-stick cooking spray. In a small bowl, gently swirl spreadable… Read More

By The Numbers

The most recent campaign reports, from January 2013, show each candidate with the following: Doug Gansler: $5,204,693 Anthony Brown: $1,633,398 Heather Mizeur: $381,250 David Craig: $200,736 Ron George: $21,288 Charles Lollar: 2013 affidavit says contributions and expenditures will not exceed $1,000 Larry Hogan: No record Brian Vaeth: No record Ralph Jaffe: No record

Who Can Be a Safe Streets Program Participant?

Participants must have at least four of the following risk factors, but participants are evaluated on a case-by-case basis: • Gang/crew involvement — participant is thought to be a member of a gang or crew known to be actively involved with violence • Key role in gang or crew — participant is thought to have… Read More

Mondawmin Safe Streets Worker Barksdale Arrested

The neighborhood violence prevention program Safe Streets employs reformed offenders to stop the cycle of violence by acting as credible messengers to mediate dangerous situations on the street before they become violent. Nathan “Bodie” Barksdale was a Mondawmin Safe Streets worker and self-proclaimed inspiration for the Avon Barksdale character on HBO’s “The Wire.” Last week,… Read More

What Is Migdal Ohr?

Migdal Ohr is one of Israel’s largest nonprofit organizations, annually providing much-needed services to the country’s underprivileged and impoverished children. With 14 schools on three campuses, it serves 6,500 at-risk students annually from across the religious and socioeconomic spectrums. Of its 800 professionals, 70 percent are alumni of Migdal Ohr programs. In addition, it touches… Read More

Meet The Fellows


Emily Benoit Age: 22 College: University of Florida Major: Sociology Why Repair? “Repair the World was the first chance I got to put things I learned in youth group, temple and Hebrew school into practice and real life.” Ariel Nathan Age: 22 College: State University of New York at Binghamton Major: Philosophy, politics and law… Read More

What The Numbers Say

According to the 2010 Greater Baltimore Jewish Community Study: • There are 93,400 Jewish people over the age of 18 in Baltimore. • Of the total population, 14,600 — almost 16 percent of the Jewish population — are between the ages 18 to 29. • Of the 93,400 Jews in Baltimore, 4,500 live downtown, 6,600… Read More

Don’t Forget the Shmaltz … Beer!


Break out the latkes, turducken and HE’BREW Beer, it’s time to celebrate Chanukah and Thanksgiving with the Shmaltz Brewing Company. With a new 20,000-square-foot brewery in Upstate New York, Shmaltz Brewing is rarin’ to go with this year’s limited-edition anniversary releases, including Jewbelation Reborn, the annual HE’BREW holiday gift pack and its first-ever Black IPA,… Read More

Cranberry Crumb Bars

1 cup sugar 21⁄2 cups all-purpose flour 1⁄2 cup almond meal* 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 sticks unsalted cold butter (important to be cold), cut into tablespoons 1 egg * If you can’t find almond meal, use plain almonds, preferably without skins. Grind in a food processor until very finely ground. Filling:… Read More