A Political Breakfast

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Some 500 religious Jews crowded into a Potomac synagogue Sunday morning for kosher deli food and the opportunity to schmooze with 50 local elected officials and candidates — only two weeks before Maryland’s June 24 primaries. The inaugural OU Advocacy-MD Legislative Breakfast, organized by the public policy arm of the New York-based Orthodox Union, took… Read More

Greenberg Gift Funds Hopkins Bladder Cancer Center

On the heels of National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center announced a plan to create the Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute. The Institute will be built in part with funds donated by Erwin Greenberg and Stephanie Cooper Greenberg. The gift from the Greenberg family is part of a $45… Read More

Jewish Camp Counselors Take Birthright Trip

Counselors from Camps Louise and Airy and Capital Camps were treated to a 10-day trip to Israel, thanks to a collaboration between Birthright Israel and The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore’s Center for Jewish Camping. The 14 counselors spent 10 days together visiting Jerusalem, the Galilei, the Golan Heights and Tel Aviv and taking… Read More

Head Wrapping Team Hosts Baltimore Event

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Baltimore-based Wrapunzel, a company and website offering help and instruction on head wrapping, hosted its first Baltimore event earlier this month. The event featured scarves for purchase in addition to tools and techniques to help women get creative with their head coverings. “There’s an art to it and a science to it,” said Rivka Malka… Read More

The Battle for District 2

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Paula Hollinger hasn’t held an elected office since 2007, when she left the Maryland State Senate after an attempted run for U.S. Congress. After nearly three decades in the Maryland General Assembly, having first been elected as a delegate in 1979, she opted not to return to her state senate seat. “Twenty-eight years was a… Read More

Breaking Ground

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On Sunday, June 1, the Chabad Jewish Student Center at Towson and Goucher celebrated the official groundbreaking for the organization’s new building. The new location will allow the expansion of programs at a time when both Towson University’s and Goucher College’s Jewish student populations are growing, according to Rabbi Mendy and Sheiny Rivkin, who currently… Read More

Beth Israel USY Named Chapter of the Year

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For the second year in a row, the Beth Israel chapter of United Synagogue Youth was awarded Chapter of the Year for the Seaboard Region. “The first time it was insane. We worked so hard for it, and it felt really great to win it,” said Josh Rosenbaum, Beth Israel USY’s president. “The second time… Read More

Sinai Dedicates Six-Story Stoler Tower

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Leonard and Roslyn Stoler’s healthcare philanthropy is reaching new heights. On Sunday June 1, the six-story Stoler Tower was dedicated on the Sinai Hospital campus, made possible by the Stoler’s $3 million gift to the new patient-care facilities. The Stoler Tower is the new home to Sinai’s ER-7 Emergency Department, the Margaret and Benjamin S…. Read More

At 88, Sztajer Graduates!

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Baltimore Jewish Times readers and schoolchildren throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond know and love Rubin Sztajer. The 88-year-old survivor of six Nazi death camps has frequently shared his story with reporters, historians, educators and, most importantly, thousands of students. Since February 2014, when the JT covered his visit to Boys’ Latin School, Sztajer has… Read More

Rock The Block

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For the first time ever, the Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center will host a block party to kick off summer. The event will take place at the JCC campus on Sunday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature kosher food, crafts, games and much more. “Convening community and providing an… Read More