Bringing New Life to Arts Education

When it was founded in 1950, Young Audiences, tasked with introducing children to classical music through interactions with professional musicians, was housed in Baltimore’s Peabody Institute. In later years, Young Audiences branched out from classical music into the general arts and became independent, removing itself from Peabody, the first cultural center in a major U.S…. Read More

Pikesville Jewish Congregation Hires New Rabbi

Pikesville Jewish Congregation (PJC), an up-and-coming modern Orthodox shul, is bringing Rabbi Yechiel Shaffer onboard as its lead clergyman. Founded approximately four years ago, the congregation, which began as a group of 40 excited families meeting in basements, has grown to a congregation of 100 families with an established shul on Carla Road. Shaffer, 32,… Read More

You Should Know… Shelley Zimmerman

Shelley Zimmerman made an unexpected career move in November when she decided to join Baltimore City Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer as his chief of staff. Zimmerman, 36, does not consider herself “a political person at all,” having spent the previous 10 years working in sales and marketing after earning a communications degree from Towson University… Read More

Yeshiva Graduates to Celebrate Ordination

On Sunday, March 19, two Baltimoreans will celebrate their rabbinical ordination and graduation from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) and the Yeshiva University in New York City with more than 130 musmachim (ordained rabbis) from the classes of 2014 to 2017. “This celebration of RIETS musmachim recognizes both the enormous commitment of Torah… Read More

Hamantaschen Time JT staff weighs in on local options for the delicious Haman hat-shaped treat

Purim is arguably the most festive holiday of the Jewish year. There are many traditional elements to the holiday — we celebrate salvation from Haman’s plot to eradicate the Jews with costumes, graggers, gift baskets known as mishloach manot and, of course, hamantaschen. But how did this oddly shaped cookie become a staple of the… Read More

JBIG Applications Now Open

The second annual Jewish Baltimore Innovation Grants are now accepting applications from up-and-coming leaders and grassroots organizations looking to impact the community. Applications are due March 15 and aim to “foster Jewish identity and build Jewish community,” according to Marjorie Manne, chair of the funding committee — an arm of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation… Read More

Owings Mills JCC, Md. Day Schools Receive Non-Credible Bomb Threats

The Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, along with 22 other JCCs and eight Jewish day schools in 16 states, received a bomb threat on Monday, which proved to be “noncredible.” The Owings Mills JCC received the phone threat around 10 a.m., and after consultation and an extensive sweep of the building, it was determined that an… Read More

Former Suburban House Workers Sue for Alleged Unpaid Wages

Former employees of Pikesville eatery Suburban House Restaurant are suing the restaurant for alleged failure to pay minimum and overtime wages. The class-action lawsuit, filed by three former employees in the U.S. District Court of Maryland this past November, claims Suburban House co-owner Mark Horowitz regularly failed to pay employees at least $3.63 per hour,… Read More

BHC ‘Hunger’ Exhibit Gives Voice to Those Struggling

This weekend, members of the community will have the opportunity to experience a traveling interactive exhibit at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation that will address the issue of hunger in America and provide participants a way to engage the issue firsthand. “This Is Hunger” is a multimedia exhibit contained in a 53-foot trailer that is currently touring… Read More