Despite Demand, County Won’t Install Bais Yaakov Traffic Light


Ralph Jaffe first heard about the traffic jams at the entrance to Bais Yaakov School For Girls on Smith Avenue seven years ago from a concerned parent. Twice a day, before school and after school, parents and student drivers would wait for minutes to make a left turn, watching carefully for cars speeding down the… Read More

Teach Maryland


Two gubernatorial candidates last week turned their attention to Maryland’s education achievement gap and early childhood education. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown on Tuesday unveiled his Running Start Maryland program, which would pave the way for universal pre-kindergarten. Thursday, Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler held a round-table discussion at Loyola University about Maryland’s achievement gap. If… Read More

Bringing Conservative Voices Together

When she learned the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Centennial Conference was to be held in Baltimore, a light went on in Shoshana Harris’ head. Harris, who sings in Beth Israel Congregation’s choir, Shirat HaLev, as well as Chizuk Amuno Congregation’s a cappella choir, Kol Rinah, thought the conference presented a great opportunity for singers… Read More

FIDF to Host Annual Gala


Actor and comedian Richard Kind, prominent local volunteer Shirley Cohen and Israeli Defense Forces lone soldier Risa Kelemer will highlight the fifth annual Friends of the IDF Gala on Oct. 29. For the Midatlantic chapter of the FIDF, this year’s event is especially exciting. In addition to being the first time the chapter will include… Read More

KSDS Chosen To Participate In Tamritz Digital Badge-Based Learning

Krieger Schechter Day School was recently selected as one of four schools in the nation to pioneer in Tamritz’s digital badge-based learning network. Through project-based learning, teacher-as-coach instruction and incorporating modern technological trends, this innovative educational approach is gaining popularity worldwide. “I was inspired by the Mozilla Foundation’s open badges work and by hearing about… Read More

Fatal Accident On Cronridge Drive, Approaching Cronhill Drive

At 3:49 a.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to Cronridge Dr and Cronhill Dr in Owings Mills for a report of a motor vehicle accident.  Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered a single vehicle that was on fire. The initial investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Crash Team has indicated that… Read More

In The Works


The economic security of Israel is at risk. It sounds dramatic, but it is a reality on the ground — unless the government’s efforts at creating equality of access to education and jobs for Israeli-Arab citizens are successful. Some facts: Israeli-Arabs make up 20.6 percent of the Israeli population, but they contribute only 8 percent… Read More


The 2012 Trendlines team brought their tour to Baltimore. (Provided)

Bethesda and the Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC) will play host to Israeli medical technology companies on Oct. 18, as the companies present their work and offer investment and partnership opportunities to local businesses. The stop will mark the culmination of a multicity tour of U.S. cities put together by Israeli investment firm Trendlines and OurCrowd,… Read More

Turning Point

Maryland jobs are on the road to recovery, according to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but many members of the Jewish community are not feeling much relief. “People with good, solid career histories in fields that are robust are getting jobs more easily,” said Tracey Paliath, director of economic services… Read More