Israeli-Owned Cilantro to Open Second Location in Baltimore

Owings Mills Mediterranean restaurant Cilantro is opening a second location at 30 Light St. in Baltimore on Monday. The restaurant is owned by two Israelis, Eli Hershko and Sam Hilel, and first opened in Owings Mills in late 2014. “We started in Owings Mills two-and-a-half years ago, and we had a very good reception,” Hershko… Read More

Where There Is Life, There Is Hope

“Though she may be short in stature, [my great-grandmother] is my hero.” With these words, Lexi Silverman introduced Minnie Osher, a Holocaust survivor, to Roland Park Country School as the keynote speaker for its 25th Yom HaShoah program on April 28. Osher, 91, who still speaks with an accent portraying her Polish heritage, was only… Read More

JCS Partners with Hopkins on Innovative Dementia Study

More than 10 years ago, the late philanthropist LeRoy E. Hoffberger sought to improve the lives of people living at home with dementia and the lives of their caregivers. Together, Hoffberger and Dr. Constantine Lyketsos, director of Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center, brainstormed on what became the MIND at Home: Memory Care Coordination… Read More

Filmmaker Returns to Baltimore to Preview Documentary

Following the success of his most recent documentary, “A Wing and a Prayer,” award-winning filmmaker and Penn State assistant professor Boaz Dvir was invited back to Baltimore by the Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning at Beth El Congregation and the Louise D. & Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education to preview… Read More

LGBTQ Advocacy Group Eshel to Host Retreat for Orthodox Parents

Sometimes, parents know their child is gay even before their child does. That was not at all the experience of Mindy Sager Dickler, whose family is modern Orthodox. Her son, Elie, coming out five-and-a-half years ago took her completely by surprise. Though Dickler and the rest of the family were supportive, it was new terrain… Read More

ADL Reports Increase in Anti-Semitic Incidents

On Monday, the Anti-Defamation League reported an increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the first quarter of 2017 compared with 2016. In the ADL’s Washington region, which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia, there were 37 incidents reported in this year’s first quarter, compared with 2016’s year-end total of 26 incidents. Nationwide,… Read More

Chaya Newman to Speak to Local Women and Girls

In an event sponsored by The Chesed Fund, Chaya Newman, an author and matchmaker living in Israel, will come to Baltimore to speak to both women and pre-teen and teenage girls about emuna and bitachon and the power of brachahs, respectively. The two talks will take place Saturday at 3209 Fallstaff Road. The first talk,… Read More

Beth El Welcomes Maggie Anton as Scholar-in-Residence

Beth El Congregation will host historical fiction author Maggie Anton as its scholar-in-residence for the weekend of May 5-7. Beth El last had a scholar-in-residence more than a year ago with Joshua Kulp, a Talmudic scholar who wrote a commentary on the Haggadah. Anton has also studied the Talmud, which informs her series, “Rashi’s Daughters”… Read More

Kosher Shop Me Latte to Open Third Location

Me Latte, the kosher coffee shop and restaurant, is expanding to downtown Baltimore, its third location. The downtown Me Latte should open May 1, said owner Salomon Bemaras, pending a couple of final bureaucratic sign-offs. The new location is 201 N. Charles St., near the cross street of East Lexington Street. “Our main goal is… Read More

An MIDC Milestone Nonprofit commemorates 25 years of Maryland-Israel business prosperity

Marvin Schapiro understood that the Baltimore Jewish community could help build a strong and vibrant Jewish state by helping its economy grow. Unprecedented high hopes took hold for Schapiro, a Baltimore native who died at the age of 82 in 2002, when, in the mid-1980s, he decided to invest in an Israeli company that made… Read More