Baltimore Icon Passes

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Baltimore lost one of its most recognizable personalities Saturday, Oct. 19, with the passing of Edward “Eddie” Dopkin. Dopkin, a Baltimore native who lost a three-decade-long battle with leukemia at the age of 61, was the owner of Miss Shirley’s Café and The Classic Catering People, among other local restaurants. Miss Shirley’s garnered national attention… Read More

Emily Osmou Velelli

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Emily Osmou Velelli, daughter of Jacob and Regina and wife of late husband Emmanuel, was born 100 years ago on June 27 on the island of Corfu, Greece. As a young educated woman she went to work in Athens at the textile store of her older brother, Marcos, where she met her husband-to-be, and it… Read More

Between Victim And Perpetrator

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There is no statute of limitation for the crime of rape in Maryland. That law has become increasingly relevant to Rebecca Pastor, 46, of Essex County, N.J. Pastor, who was manipulated and raped in her Fountainview apartment 23 years ago — on Christmas Day 1990 — returned to Baltimore last week to meet with police… Read More

County Judge Approves Foundry Row Plans

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A Baltimore County administrative law judge approved Owings Mills project Foundry Row’s development plans on Wednesday, Oct. 16. “It was clear that we were going above and beyond and meeting all the requirements of the code,” said Brian Gibbons, chairman and CEO of developer Greenberg Gibbons. Judge John E. Beverungen approved Greenberg Gibbons’ plan with… Read More

Anne Neuberger Among Top 10 Orthodox Jews

 U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann are among ten individuals who have been named 2013 Orthodox Jewish All Stars by Jew in the City, the organization dedicated to re-branding Orthodox Jews and Judaism to the world through digital media. This year’s All Stars are an extremely accomplished and diverse group, and,… Read More

A New Horizon

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Chizuk Amuno Congregation is looking to celebrate and rejoice the beauty and meaning of Jewish tradition through programming that is innovative, 21st century and Conservative Movement 2.0 Beginning Nov. 1, accomplishing this goal will be just a little easier. On Nov. 1, Glenn S. Easton will join the congregation full time as its new executive… Read More

Making Sense

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For most children, a trip to the circus, watching a puppet show or attending a kid-friendly play or concert is a special treat. Typically, these events are also heartwarming and memorable occasions for parents. Yet, for a significant number of children (about 5 to 13 percent and mostly boys) and their parents, experiences such as… Read More

Worth Fighting For

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Last winter, two Pikesville families, the Fishers and the Hakims traveled to Philadelphia to visit what’s commonly known as the Rocky Steps, a site universally recognized for its role in the Academy Award-winning film “Rocky” and its four sequels. A popular tourist attraction for “Rocky” fans, climbing the Rocky Steps has come to symbolize the… Read More

Conversation Of The Century

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At 100 years old, the Conservative movement feels it still has the juice to be “the vital center” of the Jewish religious world. And during its three-day Centennial conference this week, the movement’s rabbis and members, along with a large cast of idea people and performers, constructed an ideal Conservative Jewish community at the Marriott… Read More

Run, Rabbi, Run!

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Eleven years ago, Rabbi Eli Glaser was severely overweight. A year and a half ago, he had never run farther than a couple miles. Later this month, he will run the 26.2-mile Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. “This is my birthday present to myself,” he said. “As long as I finish it.” Rabbi Glaser,… Read More