Howard County Faith, Lay Leaders See PATH Against Intolerance

The interfaith dialogues happening in Howard County have been  attracting more than 200 participants, including Jews, Christians,  Muslims and people of no particular faith. (Provided)

In direct response to last  December’s attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., which left 14 dead and 21 injured, Howard County faith leaders and People Acting Together in Howard, a broad-based community action group, held several  interfaith dialogues as a way  to fight against anti-Muslim sentiment. “After the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, PATH began having… Read More

Baltimore Teen Pirouettes Her Way to Israel

Jennifer Wienner  (Cathy Davis of cbdPhotography)

From Baltimore and Washington, D.C., to New York and San Francisco, Jennifer Wienner has performed throughout the United States, and this summer she’ll add Tel Aviv to her resume when she trains with some of the Jewish state’s finest dancers. The 17-year-old Baltimorean was accepted to three summer intensives — full-time programs in which dancers… Read More

Little Rock Nine Member Shares Story with Baltimore Students

Dr. Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, challenged Krieger Schechter and Roland Park  Elementary/Middle School students to wrestle with ideas and concepts beyond their years during his speech. (Justin Katz)

Dr. Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, was charismatic and energetic when he spoke to about 200 fifth- through eighth-grade students from Krieger Schechter Day School and Roland Park  Elementary/Middle School in the sanctuary of Chizuk Amuno Congregation on April 6. The Little Rock Nine was a group of nine African-American students… Read More

Good Deeds Done Well!

More than 1.5 million people worldwide took part in the 10th annual Good Deeds Day on April 10. Locally, the Jewish Volunteer Connection, the hands-on volunteer branch of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, organized many projects, some are pictured here. They included a Druid Hill Park clean-up, singing and dancing with residents of… Read More

RS&F Acquires SHR

Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander, LLC, a business consulting and accounting firm, acquired SHR Associates, Inc., a prominent regional health care consulting firm based in Annapolis. SHR’s president and CEO, Nancy Smit, has joined RS&F as a partner of the firm. In this role, Smit, a seasoned medical practice management executive with over 30 years of… Read More

Sheppard Pratt Names CEO

Sheppard Pratt Health System has announced that Dr. Harsh K. Trivedi will join the health system as its sixth president and CEO in 125 years. Trivedi is currently CEO of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital. He will officially begin his new role on July 1. Trivedi succeeds Dr. Steven S. Sharfstein, who will step down after more… Read More

Rowen Named Chief Nurse

Dr. Lisa Rowen of Pikesville has been named system chief nurse executive for the University of Maryland Medical System. Rowen will add a senior nursing voice at the system level for strategic planning, nursing workforce development and continuous clinical improvement initiatives. Since 2007, Rowen has served as senior vice president for patient care services and… Read More

Kalbacker Named BCO Managing Director

Courtney Kalbacker has been named the Baltimore Concert Opera’s managing director. Kalbacker brings to the position expertise in opera production logistics and audience engagement along with a deep commitment to Baltimore Concert Opera. Since joining the board of Baltimore Concert Opera, Kalbacker has focused on streamlining the technical aspects of performances, developing a planned approach… Read More

Easton Honored by NAASE

Glenn Easton, executive director of Chizuk Amuno Congregation, was recognized at the North American Association of Synagogue Executives Conference for having served 36 years as a synagogue executive director. He was previously executive director of Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C., and B’nai Israel Congregation in Bethesda, Md.

Scheinker Named Top Advisor

Jerry Scheinker, executive vice president/wealth management and senior partner of Scheinker Investment Partners at Janney Montgomery Scott, has been named to Barron’s 2016 list of “Top 1,200 Advisors,” published this past weekend. Scheinker, whose expertise lies in equity research and fixed income allocations, has been awarded with honors from various financial services firms and was… Read More