Miscellaneous

December 11, 2013

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, CONTINUE »

December 6, 2013

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 CONTINUE »

December 5, 2013

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 CONTINUE »

December 5, 2013

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 CONTINUE »

November 21, 2013

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