ILENE’S CORN CHIP SALAD

2 cans crisp sweet corn (1 white, 1 yellow), drained 1 whole yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped small 1⁄2 purple onion, diced small 1 can petite diced tomatoes, very well drained, optional but really good 1 scant cup low-fat or regular mayonnaise 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese, sharp if possible 4 to 5… Read More

In Community Service: Almond Wins Easily

While I found most of your article about the District 2 race (“The Battle for District 2,” June 6) to be accurate and helpful, I take exception to characterizing both candidates as  having “a wealth of community advocacy experience.” As documented in your article, Herbst’s resume of community service dates back two or three years… Read More

Breaking Ground

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On Sunday, June 1, the Chabad Jewish Student Center at Towson and Goucher celebrated the official groundbreaking for the organization’s new building. The new location will allow the expansion of programs at a time when both Towson University’s and Goucher College’s Jewish student populations are growing, according to Rabbi Mendy and Sheiny Rivkin, who currently… Read More

Common Core & Day Schools

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With the federally backed Common Core State Standards making waves in Maryland’s public schools, local day schools — although private — may not be totally immune to the controversial changes. It is “important for us as a school that the school and the faculty be aware of what our students’ peers are learning at other… Read More

Jewish Agency Helps Ukranian Olim with Flights to Israel Amid Airport Battles

The Urina family of Donetsk pictured at their hotel in Dnepropetrovsk before their JAFI-facilitated flight to Israel.

The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) facilitated an alternate flight to Israel for six Ukrainians after fighting erupted near the civilian airport in Donetsk between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels following the country’s presidential election on Monday. The group of six, including a couple from Donetsk with twin baby girls and a couple from Mariupol,… Read More

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The Jewish Community and the Governor’s Office

For advocates in the Jewish community, a close relationship with the governor’s office means high-level support on initiatives and the opportunity to keep Maryland’s highest-ranking elected official in the loop. Rob Frier, president of the Maryland/Israel Development Center, said the state’s relationship with the Jewish state has been enhanced by Gov. Martin O’Malley’s involvement with… Read More

Bubbie’s Noodle Strudel

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16 ounces extra-firm tofu 12 ounces Manischewitz wide egg noodles 8 ounces sour cream, reserving 2 tablespoons 4 large eggs extra virgin olive oil 16 ounces frozen creamed spinach 8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 teaspoon minced garlic 4 cups Manischewitz vegetable broth salt and pepper Fill an 8-quart pot with 31⁄2 cups of… Read More

Better-Than-Shortbread Easy Cookies

1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature 2 hard-cooked egg yolks 1⁄4 cup sugar 1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1⁄2 raw egg white colored sprinkles, optional Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine softened butter, cooked egg yolks, sugar and almond extract, and mix with an electric hand mixer. Add flour slowly to incorporate… Read More

$25,000 Winner: Waffled Latkes With Matzo Fried Chicken

1 pound kosher chicken tenders 1⁄2 cup kosher maple syrup 1⁄4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sriracha, divided 3 eggs, divided 1 5-ounce package Manischewitz matzo ball mix 1 6-ounce package Manischewitz potato pancake mix 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil plus enough for frying oil, divided 4 cups mixed greens 33⁄4 cups Manischewitz chicken broth salt &… Read More