Associated Official’s Email Ignites Concern in Chabad Case Official mistakenly sends private message from his work email address

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Tensions are high in the Stevenson Road community where a rabbi has proposed to build a Chabad synagogue after an email from an official at The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore in favor of the synagogue circulated among residents who oppose the shul. The email is just one of hundreds, according to Rabbi Velvel… Read More

Pikesville’s ‘Jewel’ North Oaks celebrates milestone with its 25th anniversary

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Everyone at North Oaks — from the staff to the leadership to the residents — will say that the Pikesville retirement community is like a family. Put five of the residents together, and it’s immediately evident. “I think the thing is, we’re all getting older together so we all have the same complaints,” Freida Mazer… Read More

Kosher Kush One woman hopes to produce, sell kosher marijuana under Maryland’s medical cannabis program

Pikesville resident Jessica White has applied for processing and dispensary licenses to produce kosher medical cannabis. The state cannabis commission has received almost 900 applications.

Maryland is in the midst of issuing a select number of licenses for growing, processing and selling medical cannabis, and at least one applicant hopes to tailor her product to the Jewish community by making it kosher. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission reported on Nov. 12 that it had received 882 applications, 705 of which… Read More

Reimagining Milldale Declining enrollment, change in camper needs, desires spur decision

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Access to Camp Milldale, the outdoor adventure land that has been an epicenter for vivid memories for Jewish children in Baltimore for decades, will now be available to all those attending JCC camps next summer, through the newly configured J Day Camp experience. The decision by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore to expand… Read More

JT Honored by American Jewish Press Association

The Baltimore Jewish Times earned several awards in the 2015 Simon Rockower competition, which is held annually by the American Jewish Press Association. The awards were distributed during Jewish Federations of North America’s  annual General Assembly in Washington on Nov. 10. The JT competed in the 14,999-and-under circulation category. JT editor-in-chief Joshua Runyan, who is… Read More

Veterans Hold Ceremony at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery

About 10 people gathered at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery to honor Jewish veterans Nov.15. The ceremony was led by Rabbi Elliot Kaplowitz of Congregation Netivot Shalom. “We live in this country, and I think we often don’t take the time to reflect on it,” he said. Both of Kaplowitz’s grandfathers served in World War II,… Read More

Two Area Leaders Honored at JFNA’s General Assembly

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Two Baltimoreans were honored at the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly last week in Washington. Marc Terrill, president of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, was awarded the Mandelkorn Distinguished Service Award. Named after Ben Mandelkorn, founding president and first executive  director of the Association of Jewish Community Organization Personnel, it is… Read More

The Power of Solidarity Amid terror, French Jews show resolve

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French Jews remain guarded but resilient following the attacks in Paris last weekend that left 132 dead and hundreds injured. Led by the chief rabbi of France, Haim Korsia, some 200 French Jews and Israel’s ambassador to France gathered at the Synagogue de la Victoire on Sunday evening to pray for the victims and those… Read More

Hogan to Feds: “Cease Settlement of Refugees from Syria”

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Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday afternoon that he is requesting federal authorities stop allowing Syrian refugees into Maryland until security is assured. “As governor of Maryland, the safety and security of Marylanders remains my first priority. Following the terrorist attacks on Paris just four days ago, and after careful consideration, I am now requesting that… Read More