Pikesville Armory Commission Members Named

State officials have named the members of the commission to study future uses of the historic Pikesville Armory. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday that the commission, chaired by Sen. Bobby Zirkin (D-District 11), will compromise 35 community members, including Howard Needle and Mel Mintz of the 1,000 Friends of Pikesville group; Jessica Normington of the… Read More

Opioid Education Program Features Speakers, Narcan Training

Confronting the Opioid Epidemic, a free community forum addressing the recent spike in opioid addiction and overdose deaths, is set for Nov. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Edward A. Myerberg Center, 3101 Fallstaff Road. Sponsored by Jewish Community Services, Sol Levinson & Bros., the Baltimore Board of Rabbis and The Associated:… Read More

JCC to Foster More Connections with Sister Cities

Energized by the JCC Global World Conference that was held in Tarrytown, N.Y., earlier this month, JCC of Greater Baltimore officials are working on programming that would bring closer Baltimore and JCCs in its sister cities of Odessa, Ukraine and Ashkelon, Israel. As part of the Amitim 2.0-Fellows, a three-year global leadership network program, the… Read More

Hebrew Free Loan Can Help: Just Ask

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Baltimore may be one of the best-kept secrets in the Jewish community, although president Steve Meizlish said he wants more people to know about the longstanding community organization that helps people facing unexpected financial crises with interest-free loans. Founded in 1898, Meizlish said the group was started with immigrants lending… Read More

VIDEO: Jewish Times Featured on BMORE Lifestyle

BMORE Lifestyle stopped by the offices of the Baltimore Jewish Times to get a behind-the-scenes look at the publication. The show, which airs daily show on WUTB MyTV Baltimore and showcases a diverse array of organizations and individuals in the Baltimore area, spoke with managing editor Marc Shapiro about how the Jewish Times staff operates… Read More

U-Md. Student Government BDS Resolution Fails

The BDS resolution before the University of Maryland Student Government Association failed in a long, but respectful, meeting on Nov. 15 that included more than two hours of student input and about a half hour of debate from student legislators. The resolution earned an “unfavorable” decision from both its primary and secondary committees — student affairs… Read More

Community Explores Visage of Beauty, Ugliness Through a Jewish Lens

The Jewish Federation of Howard County and the Howard County Board of Rabbis joined communities around the world to celebrate the Global Day of Jewish Learning Sunday, offering an array of classes and seminars that explored this year’s theme: beauty and ugliness. Each year, the Aleph Society promotes the Global Day of Jewish Learning as… Read More

You Should Know … Rebecca Ellison

Rebecca Ellison came to a realization — better yet, a reminder — of the career she desired after graduating from Towson University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. While scouring job postings online, she wanted two things: to help people and to work at a nonprofit. It didn’t take long for Ellison, 23,… Read More

Sports Boosters Continue To Hit Home Runs For Local Kids

For all that Ron Levine does for local youths throughout the year, he doesn’t ask for anything in return. As executive director of Sports Boosters of Maryland, Levine is a man very much involved in local sports and the betterment of area communities. According to Levine, 67, of Pikesville, the work is just his way… Read More