Hopkins President, Wife Establish Fund for First-Generation College Students

Johns Hopkins University president Ronald Daniels and his wife, faculty member Joanne Rosen, announced a financial aid endowment that is expected to provided scholarships each year to four undergraduate students. The couple is establishing the $1 million endowment for undergraduates who are the first in their families to attend college in the university’s Krieger School… Read More

Dan Morhaim Reprimanded for Ethics Issue

The Maryland House of Delegates disciplined Del. Dan Morhaim on March 3 for using his office to influence medical cannabis regulators without properly disclosing that he was a paid consultant to a prospective dispensary. The House voted 138-0 to reprimand Morhaim, a Democrat who represents District 11 in Baltimore County, for his involvement as a… Read More

Md. General Assembly Hears Impassioned Debate on Anti-BDS Legislation Maryland's anti-BDS bill draws strong support, opposition

Amid the rising number of hate incidents she has witnessed on Baltimore-area college campuses — from swastikas on buildings, false eviction notices on dorm doors of Jewish students to the vandalism of a Hillel — Taylor Ann Gonzalez felt the need to speak up. Gonzalez, 28, of Baltimore, is an active community member and educator… Read More

Baltimore City Council Preliminarily Approves $15 Minimum Wage

Despite holding both a part-time and full-time job and working at least 55 hours per week, Joshua Graham still struggles to cover his basic living expenses and make ends meet. By day, the 28-year-old West Baltimore resident works for a firm that provides security at the headquarters of T. Rowe Price at 100 E. Pratt… Read More

Beth Tfiloh Teachers ‘Empowered’ by Experience at Budapest Jewish School

After more than a week visiting their partner Jewish day school in Budapest, Hungary, seven Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School teachers came back reinvigorated. Beth Tfiloh and Scheiber Sandor Gimnazium in Budapest are multiyear partner schools through SOS International, an organization that works to bridge Jewish communities in Eastern Europe and the United States through… Read More

Bringing New Life to Arts Education

When it was founded in 1950, Young Audiences, tasked with introducing children to classical music through interactions with professional musicians, was housed in Baltimore’s Peabody Institute. In later years, Young Audiences branched out from classical music into the general arts and became independent, removing itself from Peabody, the first cultural center in a major U.S…. Read More

Pikesville Jewish Congregation Hires New Rabbi

Pikesville Jewish Congregation (PJC), an up-and-coming modern Orthodox shul, is bringing Rabbi Yechiel Shaffer onboard as its lead clergyman. Founded approximately four years ago, the congregation, which began as a group of 40 excited families meeting in basements, has grown to a congregation of 100 families with an established shul on Carla Road. Shaffer, 32,… Read More

You Should Know… Shelley Zimmerman

Shelley Zimmerman made an unexpected career move in November when she decided to join Baltimore City Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer as his chief of staff. Zimmerman, 36, does not consider herself “a political person at all,” having spent the previous 10 years working in sales and marketing after earning a communications degree from Towson University… Read More

Yeshiva Graduates to Celebrate Ordination

On Sunday, March 19, two Baltimoreans will celebrate their rabbinical ordination and graduation from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) and the Yeshiva University in New York City with more than 130 musmachim (ordained rabbis) from the classes of 2014 to 2017. “This celebration of RIETS musmachim recognizes both the enormous commitment of Torah… Read More

Hamantaschen Time JT staff weighs in on local options for the delicious Haman hat-shaped treat

Purim is arguably the most festive holiday of the Jewish year. There are many traditional elements to the holiday — we celebrate salvation from Haman’s plot to eradicate the Jews with costumes, graggers, gift baskets known as mishloach manot and, of course, hamantaschen. But how did this oddly shaped cookie become a staple of the… Read More