Breaking Ground


On Sunday, June 1, the Chabad Jewish Student Center at Towson and Goucher celebrated the official groundbreaking for the organization’s new building. The new location will allow the expansion of programs at a time when both Towson University’s and Goucher College’s Jewish student populations are growing, according to Rabbi Mendy and Sheiny Rivkin, who currently… Read More

Beth Israel USY Named Chapter of the Year


For the second year in a row, the Beth Israel chapter of United Synagogue Youth was awarded Chapter of the Year for the Seaboard Region. “The first time it was insane. We worked so hard for it, and it felt really great to win it,” said Josh Rosenbaum, Beth Israel USY’s president. “The second time… Read More

Sinai Dedicates Six-Story Stoler Tower


Leonard and Roslyn Stoler’s healthcare philanthropy is reaching new heights. On Sunday June 1, the six-story Stoler Tower was dedicated on the Sinai Hospital campus, made possible by the Stoler’s $3 million gift to the new patient-care facilities. The Stoler Tower is the new home to Sinai’s ER-7 Emergency Department, the Margaret and Benjamin S…. Read More

At 88, Sztajer Graduates!


Baltimore Jewish Times readers and schoolchildren throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond know and love Rubin Sztajer. The 88-year-old survivor of six Nazi death camps has frequently shared his story with reporters, historians, educators and, most importantly, thousands of students. Since February 2014, when the JT covered his visit to Boys’ Latin School, Sztajer has… Read More

Rock The Block


For the first time ever, the Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center will host a block party to kick off summer. The event will take place at the JCC campus on Sunday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature kosher food, crafts, games and much more. “Convening community and providing an… Read More

‘A Force to be Reckoned With’


This past Sunday at Woodholme Country Club, Beth Goldsmith and the Goldsmith Family Foundation were honored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for the Foundation’s dedication to the museum’s Bringing the Lessons Home program. The Goldsmith Family Foundation was created in 1991 after Goldsmith’s late husband, Harold, died tragically in a small plane crash…. Read More

It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Sting


Harry and Lena Tulkoff brought their grated horseradish business with them from Russia in the late 1920s. Sometime in the 1930s (the family is uncertain of the exact date) their small grocery store in New York City became a food manufacturing business when they began making and selling borscht in a bottle, pickled relish sauce… Read More

Common Core & Day Schools


With the federally backed Common Core State Standards making waves in Maryland’s public schools, local day schools — although private — may not be totally immune to the controversial changes. It is “important for us as a school that the school and the faculty be aware of what our students’ peers are learning at other… Read More

JAFI Official Talks Ukraine Realities


For a Jewish community that is just beginning to find itself, the turbulent situation in Ukraine is putting the culture in jeopardy. “There is a feeling not only of unrest, but shock,” said Roman Polonsky, director of the unit for Russian-speaking Jewry of the Jewish Agency for Israel. “When Jews become targets … it’s very… Read More

Opening the Tent


By now, almost everyone who pays attention to Jewish American trends has heard — many times over — about the Pew Research Center’s recent survey on the state of the American Jewish community. The results of the survey, which show soaring levels of intermarriage, declining levels of synagogue affiliation and low birthrates among non-Orthodox Jews… Read More