Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Vows to Veto Minimum Wage Bill

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh on Friday afternoon announced that she will veto a bill to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022. Pugh said “it is in the best interest” of the city to follow the state in raising the minimum wage from $8.75 to $10.10 by 2018 and not increasing… Read More

The Evolution of the Female Rabbi

In a new show coming to the Gordon Center for Performing Arts this month, actresses will share the struggles, joys, accomplishments and losses of Los Angeles’ pioneering female rabbis. Written by Rabbi Lynne A. Kern and Ronda Spinak, “Stories from the Fringe: Women Rabbis, Revealed!” shares the voices of 18 female rabbis at different stages… Read More

After More Bomb Threats, Heads of JCC, Associated Say Security is Top Priority

In the wake of another round of bomb threats to Baltimore’s JCCs on the night of March 14, Barak Hermann, CEO of the JCC of Greater Baltimore, and Marc Terrill, president of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, reassured the Jewish community of their commitment to security in a YouTube video posted two days… Read More

7 New Kids’ Books for Passover, from Seder Guides to Stories

From the wizardry of Harry Potter that echoes with Passover’s themes to a cartoon frog that wisecracks his way through the seder, this year’s new crop of Passover books for kids offers something for all ages and interests. The selection of fresh reads, including two family-friendly Haggadahs, also includes an unusual Jewish immigrant tale set… Read More

JT Exclusive: Pugh Veto Would Kill Minimum Wage Bill

If Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh chooses to veto a bill that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, the City Council will not have the votes to override the veto. Since the council voted overwhelmingly on Monday in favor of the bill, Pugh has remained mum on whether she plans to sign it. But if… Read More

You Should Know… Meredith Marx

If you tune into classic rock radio station 100.7 The Bay during the morning and afternoon rush hours, chances are you’ll be listening to Meredith Marx at some point. For the last 12 years, Marx, 38, has been helping listeners navigate Greater Baltimore’s busy highways and byways by providing up-to-the-minute transportation news as the station’s… Read More

Prescription Chicken: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Baltimore residents whose immune systems have been debilitated by the winter and its odd weather patterns need not go far this month for some Jewish penicillin — chicken soup (with matzoh balls). They can just head to R. House in Remington, where their medicine awaits. “It’s always been my favorite thing to make,” said Valerie… Read More

The Show Must Go On After 100 years, the BSO looks to a ‘certainly uncertain’ future

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra recently celebrated 100 years of making music. But it likely will be the next 10 to 20 that will solidify the institution’s legacy — and ensure its continued existence. The BSO has a unique history among the major orchestras in the country. It was founded in 1916 as a municipal orchestra… Read More

Pikesville’s Reid Named Principal of the Year

Pikesville High School principal Sandra Reid was taken by surprise in her school’s library earlier this month when students and staff helped her celebrate being selected as Maryland’s 2018 High School Principal of the Year by the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals. Reid joined Pikesville High School in 2015 following an eight-year tenure as… Read More

Isaac ‘Yitzy’ Schleifer on Minimum Wage Bill: ‘Devastating to the City’

As a small-business owner, Baltimore City Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer is fearful of the potential consequences a $15 minimum wage mandate in the city could trigger. Schleifer, 27, a Democrat who represents the 5th District, told the JT he has worked tirelessly to convince his colleagues such a measure, as currently constructed, would do more… Read More