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July 11, 2013

In response to concerns over the growing number of intermarried households and to a decrease in the affiliation of these families with the organized Jewish community, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and the Jewish Community Center have jointly launch an Interfaith Task force, co-chaired by Joel Fink, Kevin Keane and Chantelle Terrillion. The CONTINUE »

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“If you want to be joyful, you create the joy.” — Rabbi Zelig Pliskin
BY Phil Jacobs
July 9, 2013

Betty Cherniak is happy. She defines her happiness as “the intersection of serenity and peacefulness.” And she has a chevra that feels the same way. Each Tuesday evening a group of about 10 to 12 Happiness Club members meet at the Enoch Pratt Library on Reisterstown Road across from Tov Pizza and Kosher Bite. Cherniak CONTINUE »

The Power of a Kippah
BY Cantor Thom King
July 8, 2013

In Baltimore, as in most American cities, wearing a kippah (yarmulke) is something we do as an expression of our Judaism. Many of us wear one all the time, as a part of our everyday life. Some wear one for specifically Jewish occasions (weddings, funerals, or when praying, learning or entering a synagogue). Although traditionally CONTINUE »

July 3, 2013

Two hundred and thirty seven years ago, our founders gathered to boldly declare our independence and to set forth, in writing, our guiding democratic principle that all men are created equal, and endowed with certain unalienable rights, and that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Since that time, as a nation, CONTINUE »

July 3, 2013

If you think dogs are just about soft fur and quiet-enough bark, think again. These puppies are hot – and they know it. Or at least they are cute – really cute. The JT asked members of the community to submit photos of their dogs. Here are our top picks! Congratulations, mutts!   The Runners CONTINUE »