Filmmaker Hopes to Shed Light on ‘Birth Fathers’

Ian Hochberg (Daniel Nozick)

Ian Hochberg has an interesting story to share. It’s about his experience as a “birth father,” which he will be relating to the world in the form of a documentary by that name. He was in relationship with a Catholic woman for exactly a year. Just as their relationship began to close, it was discovered… Read More

Cheswolde Celebrates National Night Out

Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer

The Cheswolde Neighborhood Association came together on Sept. 6 for its National Night Out event. National Night Out, a  nationwide initiative that has been held annually since 1984, is meant to foster police-community relations. “We always try out hardest to get out to community events during back-to-school season; we like to be involved,” an  officer… Read More

Baltimore’s Lithuanian Jewry Stays Connected

Within Baltimore’s flourishing Jewish community, there are organizations that are working to keep alive connections to  ancestors. The B’nai Abraham and Yehuda Laib Family Society (BAYL) is one such organization that is committed to maintaining relationships among descendants of the society’s progenitors. According to Phil Shapiro, a member of the society, nearly three-quarters of Baltimore’s… Read More

Quarry Lake’s 6th Annual Fall Festival Looms

Sunday, Sept. 18 will see the sixth annual Quarry Lake Fall Festival. With more than 80 local vendors, the festival will feature activities and fun for  all ages. All proceeds from the event will be go to the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by Morgan Stanley, the event will feature a concert series over the… Read More

Jewish Times Wins Awards

Baltimore Jewish Times employees won a number of awards in the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association’s Advertising Contest. The contest awarded print and online work completed between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016. The awards are as follows, listed by employee, entry name, placement and category: > Michael Jankovitz; Baltimore Humane Society; Third Place; Business (non-retail)-Large… Read More

Repair the World Relaunches in Baltimore

Diana Goldsmith and Josh Sherman are asking the Jewish community to be involved in social issues. (photo by Daniel Nozick)

Repair the World has been a national Jewish voice for service and volunteerism since its  inception in 2009. The organization, which has been in  Baltimore since 2013, recently came off a hiatus to relaunch as a partner organization of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. Heading this effort are two local Jewish millennials, Diana… Read More

The Jewish ‘Jersey Boys’ Writers of the Baltimore-bound smash hit talk about the musical’s Jewish-Italian connection


If there’s one thing that our Italian cousins and we Jews share, it’s a needling sense of conscience. We’re each compelled by our own personal and shrill Jiminy Cricket forever prodding us to spill the beans. About ourselves, about our worldview, our foibles, what we wish we were and, inevitably, what we wish were not…. Read More

Baltimoreans Protest, Rally for Trump on Monday


No matter where Donald Trump visits as the Nov. 8 presidential election draws near, appearances from the polarizing Republican nominee always seem to stir up fervent  debate for his advocates and opponents. That trend held true when Trump visited the Baltimore Convention Center on Monday afternoon to address the annual conference of the National Guard… Read More

Baltimore Hatzalah’s 10th Anniversary Carnival

Hatzalah of Baltimore will hold its 10th Anniversary Carnival at the Bnos Yisroel campus on Sunday, Sept. 11. Hatzalah’s executive director Dovid Heyman laid out a full day of activities and tasty carnival favorite foods that will be offered and will allow for a “very, very family-friendly” event whose proceeds will go to the continued… Read More

Stevenson Dedicates New Academic Building, Schools

From left: Malcolm and Sandra Berman, Stevenson University president Kevin J. Manning, State Sen. Bobby Zirkin and Stevenson board chair Jim  Stradtner take part in a ribbon cutting for the  university’s new academic center. (Photo provided)

Last week saw the opening of Stevenson University’s new state-of-the-art 200,000-square-foot academic center, which university officials say will  enhance the Stevenson educational experience, grow its student population and expand its programs to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving workforce. The event, held on Aug. 30, included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the announcement of two… Read More