Local News

BY David Snyder
July 18, 2013

Rabbi Jonah Lerner, the regional director of Atlantic Seaboard NCSY, said that he’s customarily very picky when evaluating job applicants. However, when the position of Baltimore chapter advisor opened up, Rabbi Lerner already had an ideal candidate waiting in the wings. In late June, NCSY named Moshe Heideman, 23, to the position. “He’s very confident CONTINUE »

Baltimore Women’s ‘Giving Circle’ champions collective giving
BY Simone Ellin
July 18, 2013

Kimberly Warren believes women are collaborators at heart. As 2013 co-chairs of The Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle (BWGC), she and Gail Shawe have seen this firsthand. Founded by Shelley Goldseker and Pam Corckran in 2001, BWGC started with funding from the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) and 52 women. The Giving Circle remains a fund of CONTINUE »

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It takes more than 15 minutes to save on auto insurance
BY Linda L. Esterson
July 18, 2013

Howard Ashkin carried insurance with the same company for more than 25 years. He started with car and renter’s insurance while in his 20s, then as life changed, he picked up the phone and called his broker to add new policies. “He had my history and I liked him,” said Ashkin, a Reisterstown resident. “It CONTINUE »

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Extraterrestrial puppets to invade Baltimore
BY Simone Ellin
July 18, 2013

With a name like “Planet Egg,” it has got to be wacky and wonderful. The outlandish, other-worldly production from PuppetCinema, a company founded by Israeli puppeteer, actor and filmmaker Zvi Sahar, is headed for Baltimore’s Theatre Project from July 25 to 28. “I like to say that ‘Planet Egg’ is an amalgam of live puppetry, CONTINUE »

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July 18, 2013

A local Jewish resident was in his car late last night, making a left from Gist Avenue onto Labyrinth Road, when a rock was thrown through his car window, smashing the window and injuring the driver, according to a release by Shomrim. Police arrived on the scene approximately one hour after 911 was first called at 9:33 p.m. Shomrim CONTINUE »