JUSA to Host Seder for Law Enforcement, Military

Rabbi Chesky Tenenbaum, director of the Jewish Uniformed Service Association of Maryland (Chabad), will be hosting a seder specifically for members of law enforcement and the military on the first night of Passover. He came up with the idea for the new event when a Jewish police officer stated that he didn’t know where he… Read More

Moshava Protects Endangered Ecosystem

Camp Moshava hosted the last day of restoration work on the Moshava Serpentine Barrens, a rare ecosystem on the camp’s property, on Sunday. Serpentine barrens are an endangered type of savannah grassland that are especially rare on the East Coast. A 2015 survey concluded that this particular land contained 11 species that are rare and… Read More

Jewish, Arab Israeli Students Dialogue at Park School

“We came here to show the American people that in spite of the conflict between Arabs and Jews, we can still live side by side,” said Amit Tal, a student at Misgav High School in Israel and one of six Jewish and Arab Israeli students present at The Park School of Baltimore on March 31…. Read More

You Should Know… Melissa Halpern

For the last year and a half, Melissa Halpern has enjoyed her time as director of communications, marketing and social media at Chizuk Amuno Congregation, asserting herself as a key cog in its operation. In her position, Halpern, 32, handles all the brand promotion for the synagogue and its associated educational facilities — the Rosenbloom… Read More

Erasing the Stigma Beth Tfiloh hosts event to spark dialogue about addiction

Shame. Fear. Denial. Silence. Familiar territory in the life of someone struggling with addiction, as well as for family and friends. In an effort to reduce that stigma and encourage open dialogue, Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School in Pikesville recently held an addiction education program, “Not in MY Family: Substance Abuse in the Jewish Community.”… Read More

Rabbis Riff on Passover Six rabbis talk about the modern-day meaning of the holiday

Every year on Passover, Jewish communities the world over read from the Haggadah to hear the story of the Jewish people’s enslavement and to celebrate our liberation. The story doesn’t change year to year, but as local rabbis explained to the JT, its deep meaning is multifaceted, and the Passover story continues to have essential… Read More

Mayor Catherine Pugh Funds Crossing Guards as City Council Calls for Hearing

In recent months, Baltimore City Council members Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer and Mary Pat Clarke have heard, in overwhelming fashion, the concerns residents have with the decreasing numbers of crossing guards in the city. The Department of Finance has proposed to keep those numbers at the reduced levels that are in place this school year, which… Read More

Federal Suit Filed in Stevenson Chabad Case

Following two years of legal entanglements, an attorney representing a Chabad congregation that wants to build a synagogue on Stevenson Road filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland Tuesday against Baltimore County and the Baltimore County Board of Appeals. Roman Storzer, a top attorney in the Religious Land Use… Read More

After Mayoral Veto, Baltimore City Council Members Continue Fight for $15

Even after the latest push to raise Baltimore City’s minimum wage to $15 per hour was dealt a death blow on Monday via Mayor Catherine Pugh’s veto, Councilman Zeke Cohen is still waiting for a public explanation from supporters of the bill who flipped their positions in light of the veto. But Cohen (D-District 1)… Read More

Light City Features Installation from Israeli Artists

This year’s Light City Baltimore, the second year of the highly successful light festival, features an installation from Israeli artists among the 23 total chosen out of around 150 applications. “House of Cards” is the installation from Merav Eitan and Gaston Zahr, architects and artists whose office, OGE Group, is based in Haifa. It looks… Read More