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Soon-to-be centenarian celebrates life
BY David Snyder
June 20, 2013

On several occasions during their nearly 60 years of marriage, Emily Velelli would tell her husband, Emmanuel, that she wished to die before him. She didn’t believe she could live after he passed on. Nonsense, Emmanuel, who died in 1993, would staunchly tell her. “He would say, ‘No. You’re strong. You have to stay here CONTINUE »

Lois Blum Feinblatt reflects on changes in the American family
BY By Simone Ellin
June 20, 2013

“The good news is that I’m old.” That was how Lois Blum Feinblatt, 92, opened the discussion that she and Chris Kraft, Ph.D., therapists in the Johns Hopkins Sexual Behaviors Consultation Unit (SBCU), led  June 10.  The talk — “The Modern Family in America” — was a follow-up to a recent TEDx Baltimore presentation by CONTINUE »

BY Maayan Jaffe Photos by Justin Tsucalas
June 20, 2013

The seventh-graders at Bnos Yisroel of Baltimore celebrated life in the fast lane at a career exhibition this past Tuesday. On June 18, the 28 girls dressed up like professionals and welcomed parents, grandparents, younger and older students and their teachers to an hours-long presentation that showcased career opportunities, which the students had been researching CONTINUE »

Area Hillel students absorb whirlwind trip through Poland
BY David Snyder
June 20, 2013

When Erica Biegen, a rising sophomore at Johns Hopkins University, signed up to travel with Baltimore-area Hillel students on a tour through Jewish Poland, she assumed the trip would focus largely on the country’s Holocaust history. Biegen soon learned, and was pleasantly surprised, that she was mistaken. The tour, which spanned nine days from June CONTINUE »

BJC meeting brings relevant discussion by community leaders to community leaders
BY Justin Hayet
June 20, 2013

The Baltimore Jewish Council held its annual meeting Thursday, June 13, at Chizuk Amuno Congregation. Israel at 65: Rabbis Reflect featured an intellectual and honest panel discussion by three of Baltimore’s rabbinical leaders: Rabbi Steven Schwartz of Beth El Congregation, Rabbi Ron Shulman of Chizuk Amuno Congregation and Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg of Beth Tfiloh Congregation. CONTINUE »