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

Farmers’ Market Brings Fresh Produce to Pikesville

The Pikesville Farmers’ Market returned to Pomona Square early last month as prime produce season slowly but surely approaches. The market, which is operated by the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce, is a producer’s market, where members of the community can purchase products directly from the source, rather than through resellers. According to Jessica Normington, the… Read More

The Jewish Museum of Maryland Announces New Board

On Thursday May 25, 2017 the Jewish Museum of Maryland welcomed new board members Alan Dorenfeld, Shelley Goldseker, Bonnie Heneson , Lola Hahn, Skip Klein and Abe Kronsberg. In the coming year, the board’s responsibilities will include determining the museum’s mission and purposes, securing funding, managing resources, keeping programs and services true to the museum’s… Read More

Matzohball Fun Run Celebrates 13 Years

Matzoh balls are emblematic of Jewish culture, so it’s no surprise that the much loved staple of Jewish cuisine has become a mascot for a local Jewish organization. The Matzohball mascot originated at Temple Isaiah in Fulton in 2004 as the brainchild of congregants Brian and Lisa Jolles to help with marketing the temple’s annual… 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