Maury Garten Named JCC Board Chair

One might say Morris “Maury” Garten has been preparing for his new role as chair of the JCC’s board his whole life. The 50-year-old Pikesville native has been involved with Baltimore’s Jewish community since he was a child, and he attributes much of his involvement to “the absolutely terrific education that I received on Mount… Read More

Fed Live! Brings Beatlemania, Volunteer Appreciation

Fed Live!, the Jewish Federation of Howard County’s annual gala, will provide an opportunity for the Howard County community to gather and celebrate a year of philanthropy and community building. The evening will honor four community members and feature a show performed by Beatlemania Returns, a Beatles tribute band. The gala will take place on… Read More

Jewish Community Split on Baltimore County ICE Bill

A Baltimore County Council bill that would require the county’s jail to participate in a federal immigration screening program has sparked great debate in the Jewish community. The proposed legislation, which was introduced by the county’s three Republican council members on May 1, calls for the county to join a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement… Read More

Community Inducts Nine into Baltimore Jewish Hall of Fame

Nine community leaders from all walks of life — from politics and education to business and religion — were inducted into the Baltimore Jewish Hall of Fame on May 24 at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts. The nine inductees were Harry Attman, founder of Attman’s Delicatessen; U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.); businessman Howard E…. Read More

Beth Tfiloh Puts Spotlight on Scholarships

When Zipora “Zippy” Schorr helped start Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School’s Spotlight event, the goal was simple: Provide for families in need who were seeking a rich Jewish day school educational experience for their children. The annual fundraiser, in its 33rd year, has accomplished just that, bringing together members of the community for a one-night… Read More

Behind The Scenes With Maryland Lawmakers Local Jewish legislators talk about what’s it like to live hybrid lives

In late April, Shelly Hettleman met with 10 individuals in an Owings Mills living room to talk with them about how they could become more involved in the political process. Hettleman, 52, a Democrat in the House of Delegates who represents Baltimore County’s District 11, offered a simple message to the group. “I told them… Read More

Femstock Celebrates Women’s Rights Victories

It has been nearly a century since one of the largest victories in the history of women’s rights: On June 4, 1919, the 19th Amendment was proposed by Congress, which would give women the right to vote the following year. On June 4, 2017, The 8×10 in Baltimore will be hosting a benefit concert called… Read More

UMD Holds Alternative Graduation Ceremony for Sabbath-Observant Students

For the first time ever, the University of Maryland, College Park hosted an alternative graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 21 to accommodate 22 observant Jewish students who were unable to attend ceremonies on Saturday due to Shabbat. While the main campuswide graduation ceremony was held on May 21 as well, the individual commencement ceremonies for… Read More

Robert O. Freedman Skeptical of U.S.-Russia Future

The Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs (BCFA) hosted Robert O. Freedman, a visiting professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University and formerly of Baltimore Hebrew University, for a talk on U.S.-Russia relations on May 16. In his remarks, Freedman was skeptical of the benefit of Russian cooperation in conflicts and the United States’ ability… Read More

Jewzeum Offers Exercise in Jewish Pride

The fifth-grade class of Beth Shalom Congregation’s religious school was replaced on Sunday, May 21 by some of the most famous Jews in modern history as a part the first annual Jewzeum. After approximately six weeks of research and work, the students embodied a variety of Jewish personalities, from Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Bernie Sanders… Read More