You Should Know … Gal Massalton

Gal Massalton

Gal Massalton is an Israeli native who is working in Baltimore as the  Israel shlichah (emissary) for the Baltimore Zionist District (BZD). Originally from Rehovot, Massalton, 32, took a gap year  before joining the army to volunteer locally with the Israeli scouts. She served in the Israel Defense Forces as a captain for seven years,… Read More

Alternative Worship Chavurot provide another means of Jewish connection

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Synagogues in greater Baltimore and all over the world will be packed with crowds for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services in the coming weeks. For some, the High Holy Days kick off another Jewish year in which Shabbat will be observed, holidays will be celebrated, and life will flow according to the Jewish calendar…. Read More

Pikesville High Is Now a Cut Above

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At 9:37 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, the 1-foot-tall, stage-length purple ribbon representing the team color of Pikesville High School was cut by ceremonially gigantic scissors (also purple rimmed), commemorating the completion of the school’s two-year, $50 million  series of renovations. What followed was an immediate groundswell of thundering applause from the 300 audience members… Read More

Wegmans Opens at Foundry Row

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The opening of the much-anticipated Wegmans at Foundry Row on Reisterstown Road was officially realized on Sunday, Sept. 18. This year, Wegmans was ranked as the No. 1 supermarket in the nation, a favorite of consumers in the northeast region of the United States. The new Owings Mills Wegmans offers a vast assortment of kosher… Read More

Jews in Jazz

The Baltimore Jazz Alliance will hold its first-ever BJA Jazz Festival on Oct. 1 at Druid Hill Park from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Baltimore Jewish Times recently spoke with longtime BJA member Bob Jacobson who created the Jazz For Kids program in 2006 to help make the musical genre more accessible to young… Read More

Filmmaker Hopes to Shed Light on ‘Birth Fathers’

Ian Hochberg (Daniel Nozick)

Ian Hochberg has an interesting story to share. It’s about his experience as a “birth father,” which he will be relating to the world in the form of a documentary by that name. He was in relationship with a Catholic woman for exactly a year. Just as their relationship began to close, it was discovered… Read More

Cheswolde Celebrates National Night Out

Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer

The Cheswolde Neighborhood Association came together on Sept. 6 for its National Night Out event. National Night Out, a  nationwide initiative that has been held annually since 1984, is meant to foster police-community relations. “We always try out hardest to get out to community events during back-to-school season; we like to be involved,” an  officer… Read More

Baltimore’s Lithuanian Jewry Stays Connected

Within Baltimore’s flourishing Jewish community, there are organizations that are working to keep alive connections to  ancestors. The B’nai Abraham and Yehuda Laib Family Society (BAYL) is one such organization that is committed to maintaining relationships among descendants of the society’s progenitors. According to Phil Shapiro, a member of the society, nearly three-quarters of Baltimore’s… Read More

Quarry Lake’s 6th Annual Fall Festival Looms

Sunday, Sept. 18 will see the sixth annual Quarry Lake Fall Festival. With more than 80 local vendors, the festival will feature activities and fun for  all ages. All proceeds from the event will be go to the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by Morgan Stanley, the event will feature a concert series over the… Read More

Jewish Times Wins Awards

Baltimore Jewish Times employees won a number of awards in the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association’s Advertising Contest. The contest awarded print and online work completed between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016. The awards are as follows, listed by employee, entry name, placement and category: > Michael Jankovitz; Baltimore Humane Society; Third Place; Business (non-retail)-Large… Read More