Helmsley Trust Announces $1.75 Million for Israe

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust will disburse $1.75 million in grants to two Israeli institutions that help children and adults with special needs and their families, the trust announced in a press release. Shalva, The Association for Mentally and Physically Challenged Children in Israel, will receive $1 million for a dining… Read More

Baltimore Foundation Announces Largest-Ever Grant

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The Goldseker Foundation announced the largest-ever grant in the local organization’s 39-year history: $1.5 million to the Baltimore Community Foundation. The grant will also benefit BCF’s affiliated entities — Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc. and the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance. “The Goldseker Foundation is very proud of its long-term support of BCF,” Sheldon Goldseker, chairman of the… Read More

Sderot Safer Than You Think

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As Israel’s airstrikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip drag into their second week, the Jewish Agency for Israel is claiming credit for doing its part to ensure that casualties on the Israeli side of the conflict remain a rarity. In an email to supporters, Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky noted that while most… Read More

It’s Time for Rosé

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It’s summer, and it’s hot and humid days are already with us. It is time to stray away from Malbec, Cabernet and heavy drinks, and time to get cooled off with chilled, refreshing wines. I am most attracted to rosés in the spring and summer seasons. Rosés are a variety that is growing in popularity… Read More

Solar Panels for All

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Marking its 10th anniversary, the Charles Bronfman Prize announced that Canadian Sam Goldman, founder and chief customer officer at D.light Design, an international social enterprise, is the 2014 award recipient. Each year, the Charles Bronfman Prize — and an accompanying $100,000 award — is presented to a visionary and dynamic humanitarian under the age of… Read More

Is There Social Media in Heaven?

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Have you ever reached out on Facebook or Twitter to a loved one or friend who has passed away?  You know, posted something like, “RIP friend. You were the best (at whatever it is you did), and I’ll miss you.” I’m often perplexed at why people write these kinds of posts in a virtual environment… Read More

Always Amazing — Israel’s Innovations

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Every time I go to Israel I’m amazed at the innovations Israel’s entrepreneurs are creating. I had the pleasure to attend the annual Israel High Tech Incubator Conference and hear Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett extol the virtues of Israel’s high-tech incubator system, one of the best global breeding grounds for high-tech innovations and startup… Read More

Gourmet Again Chef Appears on ‘Cutthroat’

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Melissa Fordham, head chef and one of the most requested at Pikesville’s Gourmet Again Catering, will appear on Alton Brown’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” this Sunday, June 15, at 10 p.m. on the Food Network. “Panini, Meeny, Miny, Moe,” the episode in which Fordham competes, is the last show of Season 3. Though sworn to secrecy about… Read More

The Arc Baltimore Receives Matching Grant from Weinberg Foundation

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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, has awarded a $160,000 challenge grant over two years to The Arc Baltimore to establish a new employment development program, Career Catalyst, which is launching in Hunt Valley. The Arc Baltimore, which supports more than 6,000 Baltimore City and… Read More

Protect yourself, especially on Facebook

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Ever think that sharing every inch of your life with the world on Facebook may not be in your best interest? If you don’t have your privacy settings in place, then that’s exactly what you’re doing. You may not be able to take back what’s already out there, but you can protect yourself from publishing… Read More