Israeli Restaurant Shutters Owings Mills Location

The owners of Cilantro Mediterranean Cuisine have closed their Owings Mills restaurant to refocus on their recently opened Baltimore City location. The restaurant opened in Owings Mills nearly two-and-a-half years ago, serving hummus, shawarma, falafel and other Israeli twists on Middle Eastern food. The restaurant’s co-owner, Eli Hershko, said the pivot toward Baltimore was due… Read More

Kohn Joins Baltimore Hebrew

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation’s new interim cantor, Sharon Kohn, has taken her place on the bimah even though she is still unpacking moving boxes. Having moved from Kansas City — where she served an 11-year stint as cantor of Congregation B’nai Jehuda — she started her duties in late June. Kohn will serve as the congregation’s… Read More

Bobby Zirkin, Larry Hogan Praise Transfer of Rosewood Center to Stevenson University

During an appearance at Stevenson University on Thursday to celebrate the planned transfer of the state-owned former Rosewood Center to the sprawling school, Sen. Bobby Zirkin finally had the chance to exhale. Zirkin (D-District 11), who represents the Rosewood area in Owings Mills, had pushed state officials for nearly the last two decades to sell… Read More

Dividing Wall Baltimore rabbis sound off on Kotel conundrum

Many Jews of the Diaspora and in Israel are in an uproar following the announcement on June 25 that plans to establish an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall have been formally frozen by the Israeli government following pressure from haredi organizations. A compromise agreement to create this space at Judaism’s holiest site was… Read More

Beloved Beth Tfiloh Teacher Retires

Joyce Grand experienced a lot of change during her 37 years at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School — not only in its transition from a small school to a large lower, middle and high school, but also in its progress academically and technologically. Still, one thing remained constant: the sense of belonging. “I’ve loved all… Read More

From Bikes to Basketball, Charity Event Honors Rachel’s Memory

Rachel Minkove had a talent for bringing together people for a common cause, inviting neighbors over for Shabbat and working with young adults in their fight against cancer. In many ways, her family remembers her as a community connector. So it seemed only fitting that her brothers, Jon and Sam, honor Rachel for her giving… Read More

Jewish Deafblind Adults Share Faith, Community at Shabbaton 2017

Picture a bucolic weekend retreat with activities such as braiding challah, baking gingerbread cookies, prayer services, networking, the mitzvah of tefillin. Sounds like an ordinary Shabbaton, where Jews come together to learn and celebrate their collective heritage. But the participants who gathered June 16-18 at the Pearlstone Retreat Center in Reisterstown for the Deafblind Shabbaton… Read More