Nothing Suspicious Found in JCC Bomb Threat

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The Jewish Community Center in Owings Mills was evacuated Monday night after a reported bomb threat. The building was searched and nothing suspicious was found, according to a statement from Baltimore County Police. “The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that an unknown suspect called the facility and stated that the building was going… Read More

Hogan Announces He Has Cancer Maryland governor vows to beat the disease

Gov. Larry Hogan
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Gov. Larry Hogan announced in a news conference Monday that he has been diagnosed with Stage 3 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer that he described as “very advanced and very aggressive.” Hogan is expected to undergo six cycles of chemotherapy, each three weeks long, to help rid him of the lymphoma. In this form… Read More

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.
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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