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Controversy surrounds ‘personal growth’ program that many call a cult
BY Joshua Runyan
January 9, 2014

On the surface, it all seemed so simple: Bring a group of men together to explore whatever was preventing them from individually achieving success, whether in business or in their professional and family relationships. It was touted as an earnest look at problems, both from a Torah perspective and from using therapeutic techniques developed from CONTINUE »

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Weinberg service coordinator is a one-woman service team
BY Heather Norris
January 9, 2014

For the residents of Weinberg Terrace and Weinberg Gardens, Raisa Massuda doesn’t just help them with their finances and party planning, she brings life to the tall brick towers. “She’s just a lovable lady,” said Beatrice Petty, a resident of Weinberg Gardens. “I’m truly blessed to have her.” As resident service coordinator at the senior CONTINUE »

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Artist, writer an inspiration for family, friends
BY Simone Ellin
January 9, 2014

When she passed away on Dec. 16 at the age of 106, Alice E. Krupsaw was one of the less than .02 percent of people in the United States whose lives reach the century mark. But to family and friends, she was one in a million. A retired federal government worker, Krupsaw was a resident CONTINUE »

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One man’s journey leads to much needed breast cancer documentary
BY Simone Ellin
January 2, 2014

Since before Alan Blassberg’s birth, breast cancer had taken a heavy toll on the 43-year-old Los Angeles-based television producer and his family. His grandmother succumbed to breast cancer two weeks before he was born; his aunt died from the disease at age 49, when he was 27; and his sister, Sammy Blassberg, learned she had CONTINUE »

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BY Joshua Runyan Photos by David Stuck
January 2, 2014

Upward of 1,000 people packed rooms at both the Park Heights and Owings Mills branches of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore for this year’s Mitzvah Day, assembling winter care packages, making peanut butter sandwiches and taking part in other activities to benefit those less fortunate in the Baltimore area. “Mitzvah Day brought out CONTINUE »