Chabad Event Prepares for Gimmel Tammuz

Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson

The Chabad Lubavitch Center of Pikesville hosted a lecture June 17 titled “Timeless Leadership” — an event held in honor of the 21st yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, on the third day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz, falling this year on Shabbat last weekend. Rabbi Moishe New, director of the… Read More

Bridging Gaps Through Lacrosse

From left: Scott Neiss, Emily Brodsky, Hannah Deoul and Mark Greenberg.
(Justin Katz)

On June 11, the Israel Premier Lacrosse League hosted an evening with players, coaches, staff and board members at Temple Beth El to continue its efforts in making lacrosse the national sport of Israel. “It’s been almost four years since we started and we continue to grow exponentially,” said Scott Neiss, executive director of IPLL,… Read More

70 Years Strong Associated Women celebrate decades of dedication to Baltimore’s Jewish community

From left: Ellen Macks, past president, Rina Janet, immediate past president, and Michelle Lax, president of Associated Women, celebrate 70 years of action and accomplishment at the organization’s annual meeting. (David Stuck)

The crowd of approximately 150 women assembled last week in Beth El Congregation’s Offit Auditorium for their annual meeting, and to commemorate 70 years of action and accomplishment by Associated Women, was a living representation of the span of service and philanthropy that has benefited the greater Baltimore area and beyond since the end of… Read More

The Changing Face of Eastern Shore Jewry With most descendants of original settlers gone, Jewish community finds new life in new places

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An unassuming, one-room brick building lies on Third Street in Pocomoke City, adjacent to a home, a cemetery and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. A weathered blue-and-white wooden Jewish star hangs over the entranceway. It’s easy to pass by without knowing that it served four generations of Maryland’s Eastern Shore Jews before closing in the late… Read More

Hogan Announces He Has Cancer

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Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with Stage 3 non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a form of cancer, which he described as  “very advanced and very aggressive,” according to reports. Hogan, 59, canceled several events after returning from a recent trip to Asia two weeks ago. He said he would not step down and… Read More

Voice of The Godz Musician Larry Kessler, 73, reflects on his unsuccessful but highly influential band from the ’60s

Larry Kessler holds The Godz’s second album in his record shop. He is second from the right on the album cover.

They made animal noises, they taunted their audiences, they’d talk on their records. The word ‘dissonant’ doesn’t quite do the band’s auditory shenanigans justice. Even Lou Reed thought they were strange. The Godz were unpopular, unappreciated and unsuccessful in their time as a band from 1965 to 1968. “Anybody who knew us, they claimed that… Read More

Beth Tfiloh Hosts Howie Mandel

Howie Mandel meets Beth Tfiloh families in a private meet-and-greet before the show.
(Justin Katz)

Howie Mandel, judge on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and host of “Deal or No Deal,” took the spotlight on June 11 at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School’s 2015 Spotlight fundraiser. Performing in the sanctuary, which Mandel admitted was a strange feeling, allowed him to take advantage of the heritage and background he shared with the… Read More