Breaking The Cycle

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When Americans think about Israel, what generally comes to mind is the Western Wall, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict andthe Iranian nuclear threat. What many people are not aware of is that 1.8 million Israelis live below the poverty line — 860,000 of whom are children. Nonprofit organization Meir Panim is working not only to feed hungry… Read More

The Man Who Dresses Baltimore’s Best

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For Baltimore clothier Judah Estreicher, growing up with three sisters made at least one huge impression. “Looking good was pretty important,” he said. Today, Estreicher owns and operates JBD Clothiers, a high-end custom-clothing business that dresses a wide range of people from Ravens stars Joe Flacco and Torrey Smith to Bank of America board member… Read More

Talking Health

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Dr. Joshua Sharfstein has worked in a variety of diverse capacities. He worked on community health projects in South America before medical school, worked as a pediatrician, served as Baltimore’s health commissioner and deputy commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under President Barack Obama and is now the secretary of Maryland’s Department of… Read More

Initiation By Fire

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For Rabbi Ari and Shira Neuman, new Torah educators for the University of Maryland’s Heshe and Harriet Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus, the past couple of months have been a whirlwind. In July, Shira gave birth to their first son, Moshe, and in August they moved from New Jersey to College Park to begin… Read More

‘Pure Love’

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Family and friends are mourning the death of Brooke Megan Greenberg, 20, of Reisterstown, who died of bronchial malacia on Oct. 24. Brooke, daughter of Melanie and Howard Greenberg and sister of Emily, Caitlin and Carly Greenberg, lived with an extremely rare condition that kept her approximately the size and developmental age of a 9-month-old… Read More

Jew in the City’s Top 10 Orthodox Jews

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Baltimore’s Anne Neuberger was recently selected as one of the Top 10 Orthodox Jews in 2013 by the New York-based organization Jew in the City (JITC). Neuberger serves as director of the National Security Agency’s Commercial Solutions Center and heads the nonprofit organization Sister to Sister. “If there’s one religious girl out there who says… Read More

New Game Looks To Crack Mobile Fashion World

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The fashion industry is in for a technological upgrade, and Ohad Greenshpan is leading the charge. Greenshpan is a co-founder of a new app that connects consumers to merchandisers via Serious Games, which was launched by Fashioholic, a gaming company based in New York City and Tel Aviv that deals exclusively with fashion. The Israeli… Read More

Stolers Donate Multimillion-Dollar Gift To Sinai Hospital

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The newly named Roslyn & Leonard Stoler Tower at Sinai Hospital, honoring the couple’s recent $3 million gift, has six floors and more than 200,000 square feet of space and includes units for patients with the most critical care needs. The Stoler Tower is home to an intensive care unit and neurocritical care unit, a… Read More

Vicki Almond Announces Run For County Councilwoman, District 2

Vicki Almond (center, red jacket) announced that she will run again for County Councilwoman, District 2.
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At an upscale event at the DoubleTree Pikesville, Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond told a crowd of hundreds that she will again run to head up District 2. After speeches by multiple public officials, including one by Sen. Ben Cardin, Almond said she is running again because she cares about the community. “I am out… Read More

‘A Genius Who Transcended Rock’

Lou Reed dies at 71.

  Musician and guitarist Lou Reed, the front-man for the band Velvet Underground, as well as a solo artist, died Sunday, Oct. 27. Reed, who was born to a Jewish family, was 71. He had a liver transplant last year after years of alcohol and drug abuse. A cause of death was not made public. Reed,… Read More