Yom Kippur: A Community Lens

Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, the Day of Atonement, marks the end of 40 days of penitence and commemorates the day that God forgave the Jewish people for the folly and sin of the Golden Calf. In contemporary Judaism, however, Yom Kippur serves as a day to atone for sins from… Read More

Super Sunday A Success

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore kicked off its annual fundraising campaign on Sunday, Sept. 25 with its Super Sunday phonathon, which raised $1.4 million from 739 donors. The Associated’s goal is to raise $31 million during its 2017 Annual Campaign. “Super Sunday was a huge success and we are privileged to have such… Read More

FIDF Raises $500K in Baltimore

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) held its annual gala at Beth Tfiloh Congregation on Thursday, Sept. 22. Nearly 600 attendees came  together to support the men and women of the IDF, including local, national and international leaders. The event raised more than $500,000. “It is so fulfilling and gratifying to see how beautifully… Read More

Gilchrist Unveils Expansion

Gilchrist Hospice Care, the largest hospice organization in Maryland, just opened the doors to its latest expansion, which will abet its new Jewish Hospice Program. The new program has been brought to fruition with the aid of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore’s partnership, fundraising $4.2 million. “The new space is simply stunning —… Read More

Ian Alexander Scher: Young Light Shined Bright

Ian Alexander Scher (Yitzak Avraham) passed away in his Pikesville home, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, Sept. 15 at approximately  7 a.m. Ian was 13 years old. According to his mother Marci, Ian had been challenged by myriad health complications throughout the course of his  unfortunately truncated but ultimately exuberant life. Wheelchair bound… Read More

Hogan in Israel: Commonality with Maryland in Cyber Security and Defense

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan made stops last week at iconic Jerusalem sites such as Yad Vashem and the Western Wall during his weeklong trade mission to Israel. “It was just a very emotional experience to see the faces and to hear the voices of victims of the Holocaust, one of the darker chapters in history,”… Read More

Messages for the New Year Seven rabbis talk High Holidays and sermons

The High Holidays are a particularly heavy time of the year: a time for reflection, renewal, forgiveness and repentance for individuals, the Baltimore Jewish  community and the Jewish world at large. For rabbis in the Greater Baltimore area, there is no uniform approach to composing sermons for the High Holidays nor uniform topics to cover…. Read More

BHC Enlists CHAI for Future Planning

After more than a year of discussions, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation has enlisted the assistance of a major community group to bring improvements to its aging infrastructure. In collaboration with Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI), BHC since August has been in the initial stages of putting together a vision plan that will focus on renovating existing… Read More