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50th anniversary of the desegregation of Gywnn Oak Park fosters renewed dialogue between African-American and Jewish communities
BY Ron Snyder
June 27, 2013

For Beverly O’Neal, Gwynn Oak Park represents mostly positive memories. The longtime Baltimore-area educator remembers visiting the former amusement park as a child on trips from her home on the Eastern Shore. What O’Neal didn’t grasp at the time was just how lucky she was to be freely enjoying the rides, games and other Gwynn CONTINUE »

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BY David Snyder
June 27, 2013

“Good food. Cool cars.” Those four words, from 22-year-old Adam Leve, may not have completely summed up Etz Chaim’s Raise the Steaks last Sunday night, but they were certainly two key highlights that helped draw more than 150 men to the upscale event. Hosted at the Pikesville home of Steve and Linda Hurwitz, Raise the CONTINUE »

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BY Simone Ellin
June 27, 2013

On Sunday, June 23, a group of 15 women gathered at Etz Chaim: The Center for Jewish Living and Learning for Do Sweat the Small Stuff by popular blogger Ruchi Koval. It was part of Etz Chaim’s young family division’s Raising Kids To Love Being Jewish, coordinated by Rabbi Yisroel and Chaya Porter, co-directors of CONTINUE »

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BY Maayan Jaffe
June 27, 2013

Several hundred people turned out for The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore’s 2013 Annual Meeting, which was held last week at Beth El Congregation. The evening honored outgoing campaign chairs Yehuda Neuberger and Judi Fader and celebrated 10 years of Marc B. Terrill as president of the local federation. In addition to the festivities, CONTINUE »

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New book takes a fresh look at the need for immigration reform
BY Simone Ellin
June 27, 2013

Love knows no bounds. That’s the message in a new book by Baltimore native Nathaniel Hoffman and co-author Nicole Salgado. In “Amor & Exile: True Stories of Love Across America’s Borders,” Hoffman, a journalist, and Salgado, a biologist and educator, have exposed an aspect of the contentious immigration debate that readers may have overlooked until CONTINUE »