LifeBridge Health to Operate Carroll Hospital Center

LifeBridge Health, operator of Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital, Levindale Hebrew and Geriatric Center and Hospital, expands its care into Carroll County this month, welcoming its new subsidiary facility, Carroll Hospital Center. Members of Carroll County Health Services Corporation, parent company of Carroll Hospital Center, voted to approve the affiliation agreement that became active April 1…. Read More

Gansky to Head ACHARAI

ACHARAI: The Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Institute has named Beth Gansky as its next executive director. She succeeds the organization’s first executive director, Debra Weinberg, who will retire in July after 10 years at the post. “I think ACHARAI is doing the work that needs to be done in all communities,” Gansky said. “To have… Read More

Church Hosts Preschool’s Matzah Baking Party

Happy children with hands covered in a doughy paste of flour and water gleefully pounded out homemade matzah last Friday night at Salem Lutheran Church, the new site of Beth El Congregation’s downtown preschool and neighborhood school. Fifteen families gathered for the Shabbat and pre-Passover activities. Young children placed bug and locust stickers on plates… Read More

Requesting to Grow

The Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company is seeking state funding for renovations to their current building. (File photo)

Amid a push for the closure of some Baltimore County volunteer fire departments, the Pikeville Volunteer Fire Company is trying to grow. The department has requested $500,000 in state funding — more than requested by any other volunteer fire company in the state in fiscal year 2016 — to help it improve its current facilities,… Read More

50 Years of Vatican II BHC’s Interfaith Institute examines today’s Catholic Church

Rabbi Andrew Busch addresses the room at the 55th annual Interfaith Institute.
(Heather Norris)

Dialogue was the topic Monday at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Sisterhood’s 55th annual Interfaith Institute. The event, which featured a panel discussion from Rabbi Andrew Busch; Rosann Catalano, a Catholic and senior staff scholar at the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies; Sanaullah Kirmani, Islamic scholar and advisor to Muslim students at Towson University; and… Read More

Parakeet Wins Purim Pet Contest

Ike the Parakeet

Out of 18 submissions, Ike the Parakeet won the Jewish Times Purim Pet Contest. The parakeet, owned by Janet Ziffer of Columbia, was pictured on top of a mini-football with the Green Bay Packers logo, in a mini Green Bay Packers sweatshirt and sporting a cheese head hat. “I wouldn’t have thought in Maryland a… Read More

Jewish Delegate Hopeful Passed Over

A Jewish emergency room physician from Arnold who had applied for consideration for the Maryland House of Delegates was not selected. Ron Elfenbein applied for the post last month to fill a vacant state delegate seat in Anne Arundel County’s 33rd District, which was left open when former Republican Del. Cathy Vitale was invested as… Read More

Life Insurance Bill Withdrawn

Legislation that would have forbidden life insurance providers from increasing rates or limiting coverage based solely on an individual’s future lawful travel plans has been withdrawn. “After discussing several options with members of the Health and Government Operations Committee, I have reluctantly decided that we cannot pass an acceptable bill at this session,” said Del…. Read More

Children ‘Had Faces of Angels’

An Orthodox Jew stands near 
the burial plots for seven children from the Sassoon family before their burial in Jerusalem on March 23. The seven children died early on Saturday when flames ripped through their Brooklyn home in one of New York City’s deadliest fires in years, officials said. Police identified the children who died as Yaakob Sassoon, 5, Sara, 6, Moshe, 8, Yeshua, 10, Rivkah, 11, David, 12, and Eliane, 16. (BAZ RATNER/REUTERS/Newscom)

The Brooklyn father who lost seven of his eight children in a home fire called his kids “a sacrifice” to the community. Gabriel Sassoon sobbed as he tried to recite the names of his late children during a eulogy Sunday at a Jewish funeral home in the heavily Orthodox Borough Park section of Brooklyn, the… Read More