Beyond a Backpack HoCo community helps students in need

Roy and Sue Appletree have coordinated the Prepare for Success program in Howard County for eight years. (Justin Katz)

When Roy and Sue Appletree began donating to Prepare for Success, a nonprofit program that collects school supplies for students undergoing financial hardship in Howard County, they didn’t anticipate they would eventually be asked to coordinate the program. Howard County, with a median household income of $109,865, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, has been… Read More

The Stuff of a Legend Career-spanning Paul Simon exhibit comes to Jewish Museum

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There’s Paul Simon’s first acoustic guitar, early lyrics of legendary song “The Boxer” scrawled inside a 1968 issue of Mainliner magazine and a notepad with early lyrics for world-music fusion hit “Graceland.” Those pieces, along with a letter Paul Simon wrote to Art Garfunkel from summer camp and the duo’s first record contract, which their… Read More

Praying with Their Feet 200 rabbis complete march from Selma to Washington

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WASHINGTON — Rabbis and reverends, black and white, stood together on the bimah of Washington Hebrew Congregation and raised their voices in a triumphant rendition of the civil rights protest song, “We Shall Overcome.” The clergy were celebrating, along with hundreds of attendees, the completion of America’s Journey for Justice, a 1,000-mile march from Selma,… Read More

‘3-2-8 Hope’ Dancing for cancer awareness, prevention in Baltimore

The Baltimore Full Circle Dance Company practices at Morton Street Dance Center every Tuesday and Thursday. While many of the members live in 
Baltimore, some members travel from Washington, D.C. twice a week.

The Baltimore Full Circle Dance Company will celebrate its 15th anniversary by putting on “Fight and Flight,” a benefit concert for the Baltimore City Cancer Program, which is a part of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Since 2001, BCCP has provided thousands of Baltimore’s residents with mammograms, free clinical exams… Read More

New Space, New Opportunities Temple Emanuel moves to Beth Israel, will construct new sanctuary

Temple Emanuel Rabbi/Cantor Rhoda Silverman rehearses for the High 
Holidays at the Gordon Center.

As the Jewish community evolves, so must the synagogues. For Temple Emanuel, evolving means building a new home at Beth Israel Congregation in Owings Mills. Since July, Temple Emanuel has been renting space at the Conservative synagogue after selling and moving from its Reisterstown home of 20 years. The Reform congregation will soon build its… Read More

Towson Graduate Student Found Dead Moloshok remembered for her ability to combine child development and the arts

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A Towson University graduate student in the Department of Family Studies and Community Development was found dead in her off-campus apartment on Sept. 4. Darcie Lena Moloshok, 28, was found unresponsive by police who went to check on her after a call from her mother, according to reports in The Baltimore Sun and other news… Read More

Navigating Through The Holidays Many Jews are taking time off into next month to contemplate, repent and celebrate

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Last Sunday marked the beginning of Rosh Hashanah and the start of the High Holidays. But in broader terms, it marked the beginning of an annual three-week period lasting through Simchat Torah that is virtually consumed by Jewish holidays. In Baltimore, this equates to a steady stream of Jews who will temporarily withdraw from daily… Read More