More Than $400 Raised for Annapolis Day School

Aleph Bet Jewish Day School in Annapolis received $472 from the Great Give fundraiser. The fundraiser, a 24-hour online effort in its second year, raised more than $675,000 for more than 150 nonprofits in Anne Arundel County. Aleph Bet Jewish Day School was gifted $472 from 18 donors. “The goal of the Great Give is… Read More

JT Honored for Excellence in Editorial

The Baltimore Jewish Times has earned several prestigious awards for its 2013 reporting. The Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association selected former JT editor-in-chief Maayan Jaffe for multiple awards for her coverage during the 2013 calendar year. The association, which includes daily and non-daily publications throughout the midAtlantic region with circulations ranging from more than 75,000 to less… Read More

Fate of Five Girls Hangs on Circuit Court Case

An international custody case in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City will determine if five Israeli-born girls between the ages of 5 and 14 will return to their birthplace and live with their father or remain in Baltimore with their mother. Yocheved Weiss, the girls’ mother, is suing Yoel Weiss for custody. While there was… Read More

Golf Tournament to Benefit Pancreatic Cancer

The sixth annual Ed Friedman Golf Classic is set for Friday, June 6 at Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, near Frederick. Proceeds of the tournament benefit the Ed Friedman Patient Assistance Fund at Sinai Hospital’s Alvin and Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Friedman, who was 57 when he died… Read More

Luv 2 Learn Festival Planned at Chizuk Amuno

Chizuk Amuno Congregation in Pikesville will present Luv 2 Learn, an afternoon of learning for members and nonmembers ages 14 and up on Sunday, May 18 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event, which includes 28 different half-hour workshops taught by members of the synagogue community from Jewish topics such as “Ten Yiddish Words… Read More

Curfew Changes One Step Closer

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Some young Baltimoreans on the street after 9 p.m. could soon find themselves being picked up by police. The Baltimore City Council approved a curfew on Monday that would require all children younger than the age of 14 to be inside by 9 p.m. For teens ages 14 to 16, that time is 10 p.m…. Read More

Life In The Fast Lane

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More than pizza and sharks motivate Owings Mills JCC Barracudas swim team member Alan Cherches. He also calls upon goal setting, time management and technique improvement. And at the age of 9, he has the track record to back it up. Last year, Cherches broke many of 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps’ 8-and-under records,… Read More

Right On!

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Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist and self-described conservative Charles Krauthammer gave his audience plenty of red meat Sunday to hurl at the left-leaning set, and judging from his reception, it didn’t appear that many of them were sitting in the Beth Tefiloh Congregation’s Dahan Sanctuary. In what was billed as the inaugural Haron Dahan Lecture, Krauthammer,… Read More

Jewish groups criticize Supreme Court ruling

Several Jewish organizations condemned this week’s Supreme Court decision that allows local governments to begin their meetings with a religious prayer as long as no one is coerced into participating. “An individual’s belief — or non-belief — ought not be a prerequisite to accessing the political process,” said Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious… Read More

Fallen Heroes Remembered

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A year after her little brother’s death, Shelly Brezicki said her family still thinks about Gene Kirchner every single day. “We had Gene’s unveiling yesterday,” Brezicki said on April 28. “Every day, we remember that Gene’s not here.” Her brother, a member of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company, was just 25 when he died eight… Read More