Pikesville’s Magill Featured on Trade Magazine’s Cover

Joan Magill of Residential Realty Group Inc. in Owings Mills became the first woman to grace the cover of US Builders Review, which recognized her extensive work in the construction and building industry in its Winter 2017 issue. The magazine began publishing in the fall of 2010. “US Builders Review is a business-to-business trade journal… Read More

DFI to Honor 3 for Community Commitment

Three local professionals will be honored next week at the Darrell D. Friedman Institute’s Creating a Connected Community celebration for their work in Baltimore’s Jewish community. The DFI, in collaboration with The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, will honor Larry Ziffer, CEO of the Macks Center for Jewish Education; Meghann Schwartz, associate director of… Read More

Yom HaShoah to Be Commemorated at Local Events

Beth El Congregation will be hosting this year’s Baltimore-area Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, event on Sunday, a tribute to Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and well-known author who died in July 2016. The event will include writings, photos and videos from Wiesel, along with selections of his favorite music performed by HaZamir Baltimore… Read More

Baltimore Child Abuse Center Throws 4th Annual ‘Be A Hero’ Gala

The Baltimore Child Abuse Center will host its fourth annual “Be A Hero” fundraiser at the Lord Baltimore Hotel on April 28. Tickets for the main event are already sold out, but the $100 after-party tickets are still available. The after-party will take place in the hotel’s LB Speakeasy with live entertainment, open bar and… Read More

Nonprofit To Take Over Lenny’s Deli’s Lombard Street Location

Lenny’s Delicatessen turned over its Lombard Street space in Baltimore last weekend to Helping Up Mission to concentrate on its other two locations in Owings Mills and the Horseshoe Casino. The deli’s Lombard Street location, in a part of town formerly known as “Corned Beef Row,” opened in 1991. The deli donated its equipment, furniture… Read More

Empowered! Five young politically involved women talk activism, challenges and public service

A few months ago, when Donald Trump pulled off his stunning upset of Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, Mandee Heinl decided not to wallow in her disappointment but to take action. Heinl, 26, of Pikesville, has in recent weeks helped organize what she calls “huddles,” groups of about 25 women in various locations around… Read More

Chametz Burning Provides Space for Community Ritual

For Elly Lasson, the annual burning of chametz, or leavened food that cannot be consumed during Passover, is a family affair that goes back decades. Lasson 52, arrived at Pimlico Race Course on the morning of April 10 with his father, Moshe, to toss every bread crumb he owned into one of the two dozen… Read More

Howard County Native Takes Over Cincinnati Jewish Council

Last month, Howard County native Jackie Congedo was named director of the Cincinnati Jewish Community Relations Council, the city’s equivalent of the Baltimore Jewish Council. The council is an arm of the local Jewish Federation. “I feel really humbled and lucky to have been offered this opportunity during this pivotal time,” Congedo, 31, said. Congedo… Read More

Maryland General Assembly Legislative Wrap-Up Highs, lows for Jewish lawmakers

The most recent Maryland General Assembly session was an eventful one for Jewish lawmakers and lobbyists in which many priorities were funded and top policy initiatives both passed and failed. Lawmakers voted to pass a bill to ban the controversial natural gas extraction technique known as fracking, or hydraulic fracturing. They also approved legislation that… Read More

BT First-Graders Create Upcycled Passover Mural

After months of students and staff at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School saving bottle caps, first-graders in Toby Kaplowitz’s class unveiled a mural out of the reused bottle caps that depicts the Exodus from Egypt. “I had this idea over the summer,” said Kaplowitz. “My mother, who is a lifelong teacher, gave me a booklet… Read More