‘Vergissmeinnicht’ Project Tells Holocaust Stories from Child’s Point of View

Friedchen Fichtelberger was born Dec. 4, 1927 in Ermerhausen, Germany. But the date of his death is unknown, because Friedchen was lost to history, one of the 1.5 million children killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during the Holocaust. But now Friedchen’s story, and those of two dozen other German Jewish children and their… Read More

PGCC, Government Officials Discuss Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Concerns

On Monday afternoon, November 6, 2017, due to the efforts of its Traffic and Safety Committee Co-Chairs David H. Feldman and Mical Wilmoth Carton, the Pikesville-Greenspring Community Coalition, Inc. (PGCC) met at the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) office in Hunt Valley with Wendy Wolcott, SHA’s Metropolitan District Engineer for Baltimore County, and Steven Walsh,… Read More

Hopkins’ Carey School, Ner Israel Partner

Students at Ner Israel Rabbinical College will have an opportunity to enroll in the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School beginning in January, thanks to an agreement between the two higher education institutions. Under the agreement, which was announced on Nov. 2, programs at Carey will be available to select students of the Pikesville-based Ner… Read More

Pikesville Armory Commission Members Named

State officials have named the members of the commission to study future uses of the historic Pikesville Armory. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday that the commission, chaired by Sen. Bobby Zirkin (D-District 11), will compromise 35 community members, including Howard Needle and Mel Mintz of the 1,000 Friends of Pikesville group; Jessica Normington of the… Read More

Opioid Education Program Features Speakers, Narcan Training

Confronting the Opioid Epidemic, a free community forum addressing the recent spike in opioid addiction and overdose deaths, is set for Nov. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Edward A. Myerberg Center, 3101 Fallstaff Road. Sponsored by Jewish Community Services, Sol Levinson & Bros., the Baltimore Board of Rabbis and The Associated:… Read More

JCC to Foster More Connections with Sister Cities

Energized by the JCC Global World Conference that was held in Tarrytown, N.Y., earlier this month, JCC of Greater Baltimore officials are working on programming that would bring closer Baltimore and JCCs in its sister cities of Odessa, Ukraine and Ashkelon, Israel. As part of the Amitim 2.0-Fellows, a three-year global leadership network program, the… Read More

Hebrew Free Loan Can Help: Just Ask

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Baltimore may be one of the best-kept secrets in the Jewish community, although president Steve Meizlish said he wants more people to know about the longstanding community organization that helps people facing unexpected financial crises with interest-free loans. Founded in 1898, Meizlish said the group was started with immigrants lending… Read More

VIDEO: Jewish Times Featured on BMORE Lifestyle

BMORE Lifestyle stopped by the offices of the Baltimore Jewish Times to get a behind-the-scenes look at the publication. The show, which airs daily show on WUTB MyTV Baltimore and showcases a diverse array of organizations and individuals in the Baltimore area, spoke with managing editor Marc Shapiro about how the Jewish Times staff operates… Read More

U-Md. Student Government BDS Resolution Fails

  A non-binding urging the University of Maryland, College Park, to divest from companies “profiting from Israel’s occupation of Palestine” failed Nov. 15 in a meeting of the Student Government Association. The Maryland vote came one day after a similar resolution passed at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. On a night during mid-terms,… Read More

Community Explores Visage of Beauty, Ugliness Through a Jewish Lens

The Jewish Federation of Howard County and the Howard County Board of Rabbis joined communities around the world to celebrate the Global Day of Jewish Learning Sunday, offering an array of classes and seminars that explored this year’s theme: beauty and ugliness. Each year, the Aleph Society promotes the Global Day of Jewish Learning as… Read More