Talmudical Academy on Verge of 100-Year Anniversary

In the midst of expanding its campus, Talmudical Academy will celebrate a monumental anniversary, marking its centennial as a hub for Torah learning in mid-September. “We’re the community school of Baltimore, not just another school in Baltimore,” said Alex Wertenteil, who has served as chairman of the yeshiva’s board for three years. “And we’ll continue… Read More

Jewish Community Mobilizes for Texas

Maayan Bobylev has had a front-row seat to the unprecedented decimation from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, which poured two feet of rain on the area last weekend and made a second landfall in Louisiana Wednesday. She lives in the Nob Hill Apartments, situated on Brays Bayou, which overflowed onto the streets. In the heavily Jewish… Read More

Stanley I. Morstein A Man for All Seasons

Whether going beyond the call of duty by assisting a law client with a life-altering injury, patronizing the arts, performing on stage or simply stopping to aid a motorist in distress, Stanley I. Morstein was always there to help, support and inspire people, his family said. Morstein died peacefully at his Lutherville home on Monday,… Read More

A Talent for Storytelling Leads Rich Polt to ‘Legacy’ Filmmaking

Rich Polt may have always had the heart and soul of a storyteller, but it took him a while to forge just the right career from those talents. Growing up in Pikesville, Polt, 45, attended Beth Tfiloh Congregation and The Park School of Baltimore, after which he went off to Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa.,… Read More

You Should Know… Zach Silverberg

Life after football can be overwhelming to some, especially to the pros who can get used to rock-star-like celebrity. Zach Silverberg, 25, of Reisterstown understands this but seems to be adjusting well after a one-year stint in the German Football League 2. Once a top talent at Franklin High School, Silverberg played collegiately at Coastal… Read More

Baltimorean Creates Ketubah for Camp Harlam

Splashes of powder blue and lilac purple encircle a sea of names carefully written in Sharpie on watercolor rag paper. It’s just one of the more than 500 ketubot handpainted by Hadass Gerson. But this marriage contract, presented to Camp Harlam on Aug. 13, will always hold a special place in the Pikeville native’s heart…. Read More

Baltimore Moishe House Moves to Canton

The Baltimore Moishe House opened its doors to roughly 50 young adults last Friday, marking the organization’s first of many Shabbatot in Canton. “We’re looking forward to this new beginning,” said Linda Bucay, one of the four Moishe House residents. The nonprofit moved from its Federal Hill-based location on July 31, nearly seven years after… Read More

Glick’s Picks for Summer Reading includes Books of Jewish Interest

The Baltimore County Public Schools website has been offering summer reading recommendations all summer in a column called “Glick’s Picks” from BCPS’s coordinator of library media Fran Glick. While “Glick’s Picks” is a diverse collection touching on a wide range of subjects and points of view, there are two selections that may be of particular… Read More

Conversations on Addiction The Jewish Community Responds

It’s no secret that the Baltimore area has been hard hit by the horrific rise in overdose deaths. For the past six years, drug- and alcohol-related deaths have climbed in Maryland, with an all-time high of 2,089 deaths in 2016, a 66 percent spike from 2015. Heroin, prescription opioids and nonpharmaceutical fentanyl were to blame… Read More

Come and Get it! Seasons Opens its Doors

An array of green and purple balloons, complemented by a matching sign with the classic greeting “Shalom,” welcomed shoppers as they flocked to Seasons on Tuesday morning. The opening of the New York-based kosher supermarket chain at 1630 Reisterstown Road, the former site of an Office Depot, was three years in the making. Customers began… Read More