Ethiopian-Born Miss Israel Tells Students: ‘Take Every Chance You Get’

Yityish “Titi” Aynaw, an Israel advocate, television personality and the first Ethiopian-Israeli model to be crowned Miss Israel, visited two Maryland universities last week to give students a different point of view of the Jewish state — one from a woman who grew up sometimes hiding her Jewish identity in Ethiopia and who later was… Read More

Trialogue Series Brings Muslim, Jewish, Christian Communities Together

Baltimore residents will have the opportunity to learn more about their Muslim, Jewish and Christian neighbors over the next few months as part of an Interfaith Trialogue Series sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Council. The BJC has partnered with the Muslim Community Cultural Center of Baltimore, Church on the Square and JCC senior director of… Read More

A Divisive Result With domestic discontent and concern for Israel, Jewish community applauds and decries Trump's election

  Donald Trump’s stunning victory in last week’s presidential election has stirred strong reactions from both those distressed and those enthused by the Republican candidate’s improbable win. And those reactions have struck on many issues that divide Jewish people the most. Individuals and organizations that advocate for Jewish social welfare programs, the importance of a… Read More

Shabbat Project One for All, All for One!

For the third year in a row, the Baltimore Shabbat Project brought together thousands of Jews from all over the region for Shabbat services, challah bakes, Havdalah and interdenominational celebrations. An estimated one million people in 1,150 cities in 94 countries took part in the Shabbat Project, an international effort started by South African Chief… Read More

Trump Supporters at Goldberg’s Trouble Customers

Last week, ahead of the presidential election, Noah Bers was at Goldberg’s New York Bagels in Pikesville minding his own business and enjoying a meal when he started to feel a little uneasy about his surroundings. Outside the establishment, a group of six people who were scattered around a white pickup truck decorated with several… Read More

Bnai Zion Brings Initiatives to Baltimore Daniel Nozick

The Bnai Zion Foundation, a national philanthropic organization that supports humanitarian projects in Israel and America, hosted its first event in Baltimore on Nov. 3 to honor three top local executives for their dedication to Israel and extensive philanthropic work. Guy Flynn, a partner at DLA Piper; Brian J. Gibbons, chairman of the board and… Read More

Family Turns to JNF to Memorialize Loved One

One Baltimore man looking to memorialize his son, the  father of his grandchildren, found his answer in the Jewish National Fund. Baltimorean Jonathan Gitelman passed away last winter at the age of 46. He fought a long and courageous battle against leukemia, undergoing three bone marrow transplants in 63 months. So many transplants is unprecedented,… Read More

Community Kibbitz: At the Polls

With such a fractious election season, one consensus the American public can agree upon is that at last, it’s over. The JT stopped by area polling stations on Election Day in order to survey how locals cast their ballot and what issues were important to them. Here’s what they had to say: North Oaks Retirement… Read More

Summit Park Celebrates 50 Years

Summit Park Elementary School students, faculty and alumni will celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary this week. Thursday, Nov. 10 featured an anniversary event for students, who reflected on how school life has changed over the past five decades and talked about the future of both the school and community. Each grade decorated sections of the… Read More

You Should Know … Joshua Greenfeld

Advocating for policies that advance shared U.S. and Israeli interests in the Baltimore Jewish community is an initiative that Joshua Greenfeld has always found appealing. As co-chair and vice president of the J Street Baltimore chapter, Greenfeld, a 29-year-old Pikesville native, works with local congressional delegates to educate them on the importance of achieving a… Read More