Park School Senior Points Lacrosse Stick at Ivy League

Sam Cordish has come a long way since he joined the Park School of Baltimore’s lacrosse team as an unassuming freshman more than three years ago. The 6-foot, 160-pound senior goalie worked hard to get a chance to showcase his talent, cracking the Bruins’ starting lineup as the No. 1 goalie after playing sparingly his… Read More

Sukkot Around Town

The JT stopped by community events as well as one family’s sukkah during the course of the holiday. Here’s how some in Baltimore  celebrated Sukkot. Sukkot and Beer Charm City Tribe’s mobile sukkah stopped by Union Craft Brewing on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 20. Visitors crowded around the sukkah that had been on tour… Read More

No Denying Deborah Lipstadt’s Voice

“I stand on my work and reputation and not on the honorifics which are applied to me,” said Deborah Lipstadt, when asked if she should be referred to as “doctor” or “professor” during her interview with the JT. “Deborah” it is. Lipstadt is the subject of a provocative and essential new film, released Oct. 21,… Read More

Charmery Unveils ‘Black Sabbath’ Ice Cream with Manischewitz

What does heavy metal, kosher wine and ice cream have in common? They’re all incorporated into The Charmery’s Black Sabbath ice cream, which the Hampden shop unveiled on Wednesday. The dessert tribute to the godfathers of heavy metal features black sesame seeds, blackberry Manischewitz wine and locally made blackberry jam. “This is one instance where… Read More

Mercaz Hosts Interfaith Program

Two longtime Baltimoreans, friends and colleagues, Dr. Christopher Leighton and Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg, will be leading a program entitled “Sibling Rivalries: Does God Play Favorites” at Beth Tfiloh’s Mercaz Dahan Center for Jewish Life & Learning. The program is being done in partnership with the Baltimore Jewish Council and the Institute for Islamic, Christian and… Read More

Uniting Jewish Baltimore Shabbat Project aims to bring entire spectrum of community together

In 2013, South African Chief Rabbi Dr. Warren Goldstein wanted to create an opportunity that would allow all Jews to celebrate one Shabbat together in more than just spirit. The Shabbos Project resonated with Jewish communities around the globe: “The concept is simple: Jews from all walks of life, from across the spectrum — religious,… Read More

Synagogues Team Up for Election Series

With Election Day closing in, Beth Am Synagogue, Beth Israel Congregation, Beth El Congregation and Chizuk Amuno Congregation have collaborated to put on a lecture series that explores the polarizing campaigns of presidential candidates Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton through a Jewish lens. Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg, who leads the Beth Am Synagogue… Read More

50 Years of Columbia’s Women in Art

The Smith Theatre at Howard Community College is hosting “Dancing for Divas” on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m., “a benefit celebrating 50 years of Columbia’s art and the women who made it happen.” Produced by Carolyn Kelemen as a last hurrah before her retirement at the end of the year, the one-night-only show will… Read More

The Challenges for Greek Jews Coming to Baltimore Post-Holocaust

In the immediate post-World War II years, the United States saw a massive influx of refugees from war-torn European nations. While typically the Jewish community looks to the European theater when addressing WWII, fewer are aware of the chaotic conditions in Greece at the time. When the Greco-Italian War started in 1940, beginning the Balkan… Read More

Local Survivor, Doctor Spread Awareness of Breast Cancer Genes

When a routine mammogram revealed she had early- stage breast cancer three years ago, Nisa Felps wondered about treatment. The Baltimore resident opted to have a bilateral mastectomy to remove both her breasts to rid herself of the cancer after consulting with a breast surgeon. “After I came through it, I felt this overwhelming sense… Read More