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Junior Maccabi Games welcome 700 middle-schoolers
BY Simone Ellin
May 8, 2014

For the first time since the event was founded in 2000, the Greater Baltimore JCC played host to more than 700 middle school athletes, their families and their coaches for last Sunday’s Junior Maccabi Games. The young athletes, ages 10 to 12, competed in baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis and table tennis at the Owings Mills CONTINUE »

BY Heather Norris
May 8, 2014

Baltimore’s chapter of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces will play host to the IDF’s Naval Ensemble next week as part of its mission to raise funds to support Israeli troops. “We want a warm, wonderful Baltimore welcome ,” said Shelly Lohmann, the organization’s director of development. For each of the singing CONTINUE »

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BY Heather Norris
May 8, 2014

As the movement approaches the 20th anniversary of the passing of its Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, Chabad-Lubavitch’s adult education initiative is spearheading a course that focuses on key elements of the leader’s teachings. The new course from the Rohr-Jewish Learning Institute — Paradigm Shift — will be offered at Chabad centers throughout the region, CONTINUE »

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Pikesville native, former ump, fills new Orioles instant replay role
BY Marc Shapiro | Photo by David Stuck
May 8, 2014

Adam Gladstone can’t take a single pitch off during Orioles games. “If at any point Buck ever asks, ‘Listen, what’s the count and how did we get there?’ then I can recite exactly how we got to that count,” Gladstone said of the O’s manager. The Pikesville native, 42, is the first person to CONTINUE »

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Major renovation coming to Pikesville High
BY Marc Shapiro
May 1, 2014

Nearly 50 years after its opening, the Pikesville High School community has much more to celebrate than an anniversary. Following a communitywide effort that involved students, parents, school officials and area politicians, the school will undergo a long-awaited, $40 million renovation, which will bring the institution on Labyrinth Road air conditioning, updated technology, new science CONTINUE »