The Jewish Museum of Maryland Announces New Board

On Thursday May 25, 2017 the Jewish Museum of Maryland welcomed new board members Alan Dorenfeld, Shelley Goldseker, Bonnie Heneson , Lola Hahn, Skip Klein and Abe Kronsberg. In the coming year, the board’s responsibilities will include determining the museum’s mission and purposes, securing funding, managing resources, keeping programs and services true to the museum’s… Read More

Matzohball Fun Run Celebrates 13 Years

Matzoh balls are emblematic of Jewish culture, so it’s no surprise that the much loved staple of Jewish cuisine has become a mascot for a local Jewish organization. The Matzohball mascot originated at Temple Isaiah in Fulton in 2004 as the brainchild of congregants Brian and Lisa Jolles to help with marketing the temple’s annual… Read More

Robert O. Freedman Skeptical of U.S.-Russia Future

The Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs (BCFA) hosted Robert O. Freedman, a visiting professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University and formerly of Baltimore Hebrew University, for a talk on U.S.-Russia relations on May 16. In his remarks, Freedman was skeptical of the benefit of Russian cooperation in conflicts and the United States’ ability… Read More

A Chip Off the JCC’s Block

To the excitement of many community members, the JCC of Greater Baltimore will soon host its fourth annual block party, a yearly community festival that brings together local organizations such as Jewish agencies and community nonprofits. The block party is one of the JCC’s biggest events, drawing thousands of attendees, vendors and partners each year…. Read More

You Should Know … Daniel Hoch

Daniel Hoch is a dentist based out of Harford County. When he’s not plying his day job, however, he’s honing his intellect through weekly study of Torah, Talmud and Judaism. Hoch is a first-generation American — his mother was a Holocaust survivor from Germany, and his father survived the ghetto in Budapest before coming to… Read More

State Officials Talk Hate Crimes, Hate Speech at Forum

In a passionate speech delivered to more than 150 people at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC on May 17, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh warned that the state is not immune to hate crimes, whether aimed at Jews, Muslims, immigrants or other minorities. That’s why Frosh, a Democrat, said he has taken steps to reassure… Read More

Public Radio DJ Marc Steiner Ends Long-Running Show

“If there’d been no Marc Steiner behind the mic for the past 20-plus years, Baltimore’s public radio airwaves would have been tamer, more predictable and a lot less fun,” said public radio producer Aaron Henkin. Steiner, 71, announced recently that his long-running radio show would cease July 31, ending nine years at WEAA and 24… Read More

Towson Hillel Director Noam Bentov Makes Move to Johns Hopkins

Noam Bentov is leaving his post as executive director of the Towson University Hillel after nearly two years to become executive director of the Johns Hopkins University Hillel. The announcement first came in a Facebook status on Bentov’s personal page May 12. Bentov told the JT he plans to remain at Towson through the end… Read More