Opioid Forum Offers Information, Hope, Narcan Know-How

Dozens of people stood in line inside the Edward A. Myerberg Center’s Frosburg Room Wednesday evening to receive training from Baltimore City health officials in how to prevent opioid overdoses. The hands-on overdose response training came at the end of a community forum, Confronting the Opioid Epidemic, and included instruction in administering Narcan (naloxone) nasal… Read More

Could Turkey Poop Help Stop Climate Change? An Israeli research team thinks so

None of us want to think too hard about the turkeys we are about to eat on Thanksgiving. We especially don’t need to think about the excrement they produce. But what if that excrement could help halt climate change? According to researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University, turkey excrement — along with waste produced by other… Read More

Homecoming Aims to Spark Renewed Interest from Notable Baltimoreans

Next fall, accomplished Baltimoreans will be returning to their roots. Baltimore Homecoming, an  interactive event planned for Oct. 3–5, 2018, will bring back some of Baltimore’s most esteemed alumni across all industries and sectors to learn, celebrate, engage and reconnect with the city that raised them and to connect with the people who are shaping its future. The… Read More

Levindale’s New President Hopes to Create ‘Sacred Space’ for Clients

Deborah Graves was recently named the new president and COO of Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. She assumes the post Nov. 27. Graves comes to Levindale from Minneapolis, where she was senior vice president of client services at Duluth’s Benedictine Health Systems, an organization of Catholic senior care facilities in the Midwest. She is… Read More

Sacred Bonds Shomrim Society of Maryland gives Jewish officers support, community

“You must be the only Jewish police officer in Baltimore.” That’s what family members used to say to Jeremy Silbert when he first joined the police department in 2000, and it was a common perception — one Silbert himself believed. He never realized how many men and women who donned a police uniform shared his… Read More

When Crisis Hits Israel, Baltimore Volunteers Ready To Deploy

Israeli military officers and first responders traveled to Maryland last weekend to train a civilian volunteer corps that will help Israeli agencies provide emergency relief during crises. Around 50 community members — firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses and even civilians with no emergency or medical background — spent Sunday morning at the Carroll County Public Training… Read More

Community Celebrates Costco Announcement at Former Mall Site

In his time as Baltimore County executive, the most frequent conversation Kevin Kamenetz had with constituents in the northwest corridor centered on redevelopment of the former Owings Mills Mall site. Kamenetz and representatives of Kimco Realty Corp., which owns the site, gathered with elected officials and community members Tuesday to provide some long-awaited information, announcing… Read More

Juvenile Justice Forum Addresses Youth Crime, Prevention

“Crime is everywhere,” said Pastor Norman L. Eaton of the Greater Hope Worship Center. Eaton was attending a community forum on juvenile justice on Nov. 15 at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC sponsored by the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office. He runs an after-school program through his church and said catching young people before they… Read More

‘Vergissmeinnicht’ Project Tells Holocaust Stories from Child’s Point of View

Friedchen Fichtelberger was born Dec. 4, 1927 in Ermerhausen, Germany. But the date of his death is unknown, because Friedchen was lost to history, one of the 1.5 million children killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during the Holocaust. But now Friedchen’s story, and those of two dozen other German Jewish children and their… Read More

Hopkins’ Carey School, Ner Israel Partner

Students at Ner Israel Rabbinical College will have an opportunity to enroll in the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School beginning in January, thanks to an agreement between the two higher education institutions. Under the agreement, which was announced on Nov. 2, programs at Carey will be available to select students of the Pikesville-based Ner… Read More