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Director nurtures innovative philosophy at Weinberg Park Heights JCC’s ECE
BY Simone Ellin
January 16, 2014

You won’t find a lot of bright neon colors or posters with the ABCs on the walls of the Weinberg Park Heights Jewish Community Center’s Early Childhood Education Center (ECE). Instead, you’ll see a lot of preschoolers’ art, their family photos and a collage created by the children’s parents. Since he arrived in July 2012, CONTINUE »

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Caregiving is a noble calling, but at what cost?
BY Simone Ellin
January 16, 2014

Typically holding down jobs and raising children while providing for the daily needs of an aging parent or spouse, family caregivers are some of the most selfless people on the planet. By and large reluctant to reach out for help, they just might be giving too much of themselves. “The statistics are sobering,” said Barbara CONTINUE »

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Fifty years later, where do we stand?
BY Heather Norris and Marc Shapiro
January 16, 2014

A half-century after President Lyndon B. Johnson formally declared a nationwide war on poverty, the subject remains divisive in politics, perplexing for social advocates and a daily reality for many. As a nation, we are neither winning nor losing the war, said Adam Schneider, a social worker at Heath Care for the Homeless and chair CONTINUE »

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More than just recycled materials, it provides a place for teachers to learn and be inspired
BY Melissa Gerr
January 16, 2014

Everything King Midas touched, so goes the myth, turned to gold. A hint of that tale can be found in the principles behind the Center for Jewish Education’s new REmida Project: Everything reused in the Remida room turns to gold, if not literally then figuratively, say the project’s coordinators. Together, 28-year education veteran and director CONTINUE »

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Men’s groups carry traditional roots but fill a modern-day purpose
BY Melissa Gerr
January 16, 2014

On a recent Sunday morning more than 60 people attended the Brotherhood breakfast at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation (BHC) featuring storyteller and Baltimore oracle Gilbert Sandler. It was pouring rain and near freezing, but the social gathering and sounds of old and new friends catching up while sharing a meal warmed the synagogue hall. The Brotherhood CONTINUE »