Hamantaschen Time JT staff weighs in on local options for the delicious Haman hat-shaped treat

Purim is arguably the most festive holiday of the Jewish year. There are many traditional elements to the holiday — we celebrate salvation from Haman’s plot to eradicate the Jews with costumes, graggers, gift baskets known as mishloach manot and, of course, hamantaschen. But how did this oddly shaped cookie become a staple of the… Read More

JBIG Applications Now Open

The second annual Jewish Baltimore Innovation Grants are now accepting applications from up-and-coming leaders and grassroots organizations looking to impact the community. Applications are due March 15 and aim to “foster Jewish identity and build Jewish community,” according to Marjorie Manne, chair of the funding committee — an arm of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation… Read More

Owings Mills JCC, Md. Day Schools Receive Non-Credible Bomb Threats

The Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, along with 22 other JCCs and eight Jewish day schools in 16 states, received a bomb threat on Monday, which proved to be “noncredible.” The Owings Mills JCC received the phone threat around 10 a.m., and after consultation and an extensive sweep of the building, it was determined that an… Read More

Former Suburban House Workers Sue for Alleged Unpaid Wages

Former employees of Pikesville eatery Suburban House Restaurant are suing the restaurant for alleged failure to pay minimum and overtime wages. The class-action lawsuit, filed by three former employees in the U.S. District Court of Maryland this past November, claims Suburban House co-owner Mark Horowitz regularly failed to pay employees at least $3.63 per hour,… Read More

BHC ‘Hunger’ Exhibit Gives Voice to Those Struggling

This weekend, members of the community will have the opportunity to experience a traveling interactive exhibit at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation that will address the issue of hunger in America and provide participants a way to engage the issue firsthand. “This Is Hunger” is a multimedia exhibit contained in a 53-foot trailer that is currently touring… Read More

American Craft Show Returns to Baltimore

The American Craft Show, the nation’s largest juried indoor craft show, will be returning to Baltimore from Friday to Sunday at the Convention Center. The event also marks the 75th anniversary of the American Craft Council. Lori Gottlieb, a local artist and member of Beth Tfiloh, will be one of more than 650 of the… Read More

Building for the Future Talmudical Academy Turns 100, Starts Its Expansion

“In rural history, 100 years is not long, but in American Jewish history, it is an incredibly long time,” Rabbi Yaacov Cohen, executive director of Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim — Talmudical Academy (TA), proclaimed proudly. “To have a Jewish day school around for 100 years is historic.” Cohen cannot stop raving about the monumental anniversary that… Read More

Jonathan Biss’ ‘Late Style’ Comes to Shriver

Jonathan Biss, a renowned Jewish-American pianist, will perform his latest series, “Late Style,” with the Brentano String Quartet at the Baltimore Shriver Hall Concert Series on Saturday. Biss, 36, is set to honor the late works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Benjamin Britten, Ludwig van Beethoven and György Kurtág (Jewish-Hungarian), offering audience members a chance to… Read More

Sale of Randallstown Walmart Sparks Speculation, Concern

A few miles north of Randallstown, the Owings Mills Mall site is marked by plenty of grave markers — chained fences, piles of rubble and dust and construction equipment. Demolition of the mall was completed last month even as the property’s owner, Kimco Realty Corp., remains mum on future development plans for the once-sprawling shopping… Read More