Har Sinai Congregation Renames School

From left: Jo-Ellen Unger, director of congregational learning; Cantor Robert Gerber; Rabbi Benjamin Sharff; and Monica Blum, temple administrator. (Provided)

In honor of a donation, Har Sinai Congregation is renaming its school as the Nancy H. and David B. Posner Judaic Education Magnet. “The entire Har Sinai Congregation family is touched by [their] generous gift and thank Nancy and David Posner for their deep dedication to the value of ‘L’dor v’dor,’” said Joseph DeMattos, Har… Read More

Serving the Region Jews from three states, Washington, D.C., team up during month of service

Preschoolers from the JCC help decorate a sukkah at Weinberg Park Assisted Living.
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For the fourth consecutive year, volunteers from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., are participating in a number of service projects as part of the Governor’s Day to Serve. Among the Baltimore contribution is a concerted effort by Jewish Volunteer Connection, including activities that range from a month-long food drive at the Park Heights… Read More

‘Women of Power’ Concert Artists of Baltimore opens Maestro Series at Gordon Center with eclectic lineup

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Entering his 29th year as founder and artistic director of Concert Artists of Baltimore, Maestro Edward Polochick has assembled a delicious, eclectic musical evening for the first concert of the Maestro Series on Oct. 3 at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts. Polochick promises the audience will leave the concert “feeling like their souls have… Read More

Dreaming Big Local teen looking to teach peers about finance

Tal Boger, 14, is crowdfunding the money necessary to publish a book aimed at kids to teach the basics of investing.
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Most parents can expect their teenagers to spend their birthday money on video games or going out with friends. But Tal Boger, 14 and a recent graduate of Krieger Schechter Day School, is not a typical teenager. “I bought my first mutual fund when I was 7 and my first stock when I was 9,”… Read More

Lauren Chornock Gluck will be 2015 Friedman Fellow

Gaithersburg resident Lauren Chornock Gluck, regional director of logistics and Baltimore Day School coordinator for the Atlantic Seaboard Region of the Orthodox Union’s international youth program NCSY, was accepted into the 2015 Friedman Fellowship Program at the Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development at the Weinberg Center in Baltimore. “I am honored to be… Read More

Law Enforcement Lounge Opens in Pikesville

Rabbi Chesky Tenenbaum at his newly opened law enforcment lounge 
in Pikesville.
(Melissa Gerr)

Rabbi Chesky Tenenbaum, director of the Jewish Uniformed Services Association, opened a law enforcement lounge in the Pikesville Plaza building at the corner of Reisterstown Road and Slade Avenue to welcome officers during their time off. “The law enforcement member could come in between shifts or when they needed some down time,” said Tenebaum, who… Read More

BJC’s Future in Hands of Next Director Within nine months, the Baltimore Jewish Council’s top two leaders will have departed the organization

Cailey Locklair Tolle (File photo)

Last week, Baltimore Jewish Council deputy executive director Cailey Locklair Tolle was named president of the Maryland Retailers Association. And around June 2016, longtime executive director Arthur Abramson will be stepping down for a yet-to-be announced post that he said will be a “behind-the-scenes” political position. Although the organization’s top two leaders will have both… Read More

Beyond a Backpack HoCo community helps students in need

Roy and Sue Appletree have coordinated the Prepare for Success program in Howard County for eight years. (Justin Katz)

When Roy and Sue Appletree began donating to Prepare for Success, a nonprofit program that collects school supplies for students undergoing financial hardship in Howard County, they didn’t anticipate they would eventually be asked to coordinate the program. Howard County, with a median household income of $109,865, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, has been… Read More

The Stuff of a Legend Career-spanning Paul Simon exhibit comes to Jewish Museum

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There’s Paul Simon’s first acoustic guitar, early lyrics of legendary song “The Boxer” scrawled inside a 1968 issue of Mainliner magazine and a notepad with early lyrics for world-music fusion hit “Graceland.” Those pieces, along with a letter Paul Simon wrote to Art Garfunkel from summer camp and the duo’s first record contract, which their… Read More