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BY Marc Shapiro
July 16, 2014

A JCC aquatics center employee has been charged with sexual solicitation of a minor after telling an undercover detective posing as a juvenile that he wanted to engage in sexual activity with a 15-year-old boy, according to Baltimore County Police. Charles David Beaver, 58, of the 3000 block of Main Street in Manchester, is being CONTINUE »

Local families brace themselves for war in Israel
BY Simone Ellin
July 11, 2014

Julie August of Pikesville can’t help but get choked up when talking about her son, Josh. A soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, Josh, 20, will be transferred from his usual post in the northern part of Israel to a base near Gaza in the next day or two. The Augusts are one of many CONTINUE »

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Many in Jewish community silently struggle during economic downturn
BY Heather Norris
July 10, 2014

For many Americans, the 2008 recession was the tipping point, with millions of people losing jobs and savings. Six years later, many are back at work but for wages far lower than they were making before the recession. The Jewish community in Baltimore is no exception. And religious restrictions on some observant Jews may make CONTINUE »

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Baltimore’s Schwartzman sets sights on a lacrosse world championship
BY Amy Landsman
July 10, 2014

Pikesville’s own Jesse Schwartzman is on the U.S. national team’s 23-man roster for the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships in Colorado. He was named to the team following a tryout process that began locally at Goucher College last September. Additional tryouts were held in Orlando, Fla., in January. The final team was selected from CONTINUE »

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Camp counselors from Ukraine visit JCC camps
BY Simone Ellin
July 10, 2014

It was early on a Monday morning, but youngsters at Camp Milldale were full of pep. About 80 5- to 10-year-olds and their counselors were gathered in the Big Max all-purpose room, and spirits ran high. Janna Zuckerman, program manager of the Center for Jewish Camping at The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore was CONTINUE »