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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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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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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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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 »

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Baltimore communities throwing Yom Ha’atzmaut celebrations
BY Allie Freedman
May 1, 2014

Israel is turning 66, and you are invited to the party. From feasting on falafel to bopping to Israeli beats, Jewish organizations across the area want you to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day in style at Yom Ha’atzmaut events next week. Fells Point’s contemporary bar, Vale Tudo, will be decked out in blue and white on CONTINUE »