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BY Justin Hayet
June 20, 2013

On June 6, two Baltimore City Public School teachers, Patrick Daniels and James Childs, were awarded the first annual Bernard Manekin Award for Leadership in Education. Funded by the Bernard and Vivian Manekin Foundation, a supporting foundation of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, the award seeks to “shine a light on great teachers CONTINUE »

BY Ron Snyder
June 17, 2013

Dr. David Efron is used to dealing with serious medical cases in his role as director of trauma and chief of the division of trauma and surgical critical care at Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Department of Surgery. He never expected to experience such a case in his own home. That was exactly what happened a few CONTINUE »

BY Justin Hayet
June 17, 2013

Shulamit Finkelstein of Ellicot City is a master at crocheting, and last summer, she embarked on a project that she only recently completed: crocheting 200 kippot for her grandson’s bar mitzvah. The project came at the suggestion of her daughter, Bryna Sherr. “Two hundred kippot,” Finkelstein remembers her saying. She thought to herself, “I better CONTINUE »

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Associated celebrates 10 years of Marc B. Terrill as president
BY Maayan Jaffe
June 13, 2013

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore recently solidified its mission, which is to strengthen and nurture Jewish life by engaging and supporting community partners in Greater Baltimore, Israel and around the world. It does this by securing resources and allocating them to its agencies, programs and services that exude a set of significant Jewish CONTINUE »

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Beth El offers Jewish education through new satellite schools
BY Ron Snyder
June 13, 2013

Beth El Congregation Rabbi Faith Cantor said that in an ideal Jewish community, everyone would attend synagogue regularly, and all parents would send their children to Hebrew school. But, in today’s transient, fast-paced society, Rabbi Cantor admits that is not always plausible. In many cases, and for many reasons, getting children to Hebrew school can CONTINUE »