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BJC marks diamond anniversary
BY Heather Norris
April 24, 2014

When news broke earlier this month of shootings at two Jewish centers in Overland Park, Kan., Arthur Abramson, Cailey Locklair and the rest of the Baltimore Jewish Council sprang to action. Within minutes of the initial reports, the organization halfway across the country from the crime scene was fielding calls from local political and news CONTINUE »

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Renfrew Center Jewish track comes to Towson
BY Simone Ellin | Photo by David Stuck
April 24, 2014

Observant Jewish women who struggle with eating disorders now have a religiously sensitive treatment option close to home. Last fall, the Renfrew Center, long recognized as a leading provider of eating disorders treatment, opened a site in Towson. On May 21, the center will present “Feasting, Fasting and Eating Disorders” a seminar for health and CONTINUE »

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Verified Volunteers provides invaluable service tailored to nonprofits
BY Melissa Gerr | Photo by David Stuck
April 24, 2014

Volunteers are often considered precious currency for a nonprofit organization. Donating their time and skills, they help organizations serve the often vulnerable populations, such as children, the elderly or disabled, they aim to assist. Verified Volunteers, started in 2012 and connected to the 40-year background screening veteran Sterling Infosystems, is working to help those organizations CONTINUE »

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Baltimore Jewish Council, alcohol lobby and distributors work out way to increase variety of kosher wines available to Maryland residents
BY Marc Shapiro
April 24, 2014

Maryland residents looking for a wider variety of kosher wines should have more options by 2015. A compromise reached between the Baltimore Jewish Council, the Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association (MSLBA), Licensed Beverage Distributors of Maryland, Inc., and the state comptroller’s office will create an online list of wines available, increase the number of wines CONTINUE »

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Jewish teammates share baseball, background
BY Melissa Gerr | Photo by David Stuck
April 24, 2014

Commitment to common goals, rigorous training and game participation — whether from the field or bench — for the Johns Hopkins University baseball team creates a strong bond among its teammates, say several players and coach Bob Babb. But when a shared background of Judaism and all that it represents — observances, upbringing, ethics, food CONTINUE »