Loaded Potato Pinwheels

1 bag (11.8 ounce) Green Giant Seasoned Steamers frozen backyard grilled potatoes 1 1/4 cups finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese (5 ounces) 1/2 cup cooked real bacon bits (from jar or package) 3 tablespoons milk 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations refrigerated seamless dough sheet 1/3 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion… Read More

Berry-filled Shortbread Brunch Tart

11/2 cups Pillsbury All-Purpose Flour 1 cup powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup cold unsalted butter,cut into 1/2-inch cubes (do not use margarine) 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 cup Smucker’s Orchard’s Finest Northwest Triple Berry Preserves 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese, room temperature* 1 tablespoon coarse white sparkling sugar Heat oven to 375 degrees. In food… Read More

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

With Security Plan Pitched, U.S. Optimism On Peace Talks Not Shared By Israelis And Palestinians

While U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returned from his Middle East trip last week with an optimistic message, following his latest attempt to foster progress in Israel-Palestinian peace talks and the presentation of a security proposal to both sides, Israelis and Palestinians aren’t sharing his positive outlook. From Dec. 4 to 6, Kerry accompanied… 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