Medical Cannabis Dispensary Takes Step Forward in Pikesville

The medical cannabis industry can claim a victory of sorts in Baltimore County, as the Board of Appeals in public deliberations on Tuesday approved a dispensary in Pikesville, albeit with some additional requirements. Temescal Wellness of Maryland, seeking approval to open a state-licensed medical cannabis dispensary at 1636 Reisterstown Road, has been met with opposition… Read More

Life of Dance Local teens dream of ballroom glory

From the outside, The Promenade DanceSport Facility is unassuming, set in a low-slung, nondescript brick building, one of many in this sprawling Woodlawn business park. But inside is a different story. In the hushed dimness, before the music starts and the dancers lace up their dancing shoes to begin tripping the light fantastic, the gleaming,… Read More

Performance Remembers Child Victims of Holocaust

Members of the local Jewish performing arts community will descend upon Beth El Congregation in Pikesville on Sunday for a program to remember one of the darkest periods in history: the Holocaust. The special commemorative program is based on a performance of “Childhood Memories of the Holocaust: A Cantata,” written by Cantor Stephen Freedman and… Read More

For Those In Uniform, Chesky Tenenbaum, JUSA Are There For You

Rabbi Chesky Tenenbaum has always felt a great sense of responsibility and gratitude to those who put their lives on the line to protect and serve others. That selfless attitude in part sparked the inspiration behind the formation of the Jewish Uniformed Service Association of Maryland, which Tenenbaum started in conjunction with Chabad-Lubavitch of Maryland… Read More

Super Sunday Raises More Than $1M for The Associated

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore raised $1.2 million from 486 donors at its Super Sunday phonathon this past weekend, kicking off the Federation’s annual campaign. A total of 140 volunteers made calls at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC from the morning through early evening at The Associated’s signature fundraising campaign event of the… Read More

Tiny Houses Can Bring Big Changes for Youths, Low-Income Homeowners

Quentin Harper, an AmeriCorps volunteer for Civic Works, stepped inside a handsome wooden structure tucked in a back corner of the Maryland Home & Garden Show last week at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. “This is our tiny home. Two hundred and 20 square feet,” Harper said with pride. “Pretty much all of the materials used… Read More

Chabad of Owings Mills Brings Meaning to Mid-Life Bat Mitzvahs

“I didn’t do it when I was 12, so why not now in my 50s,” Giselle Pincever said of the 10-part bat mitzvah study course she will be embarking on in November with at least nine other women at Chabad of Owings Mills. The course, the second of its kind for adults, had its impetus… Read More

What Is a Jew? Good Question

Around 230 people gathered in the American Visionary Art Museum Sunday to hear Yehuda Kurtzer and Marc Steiner discuss Jewish identity in contemporary America and answer the program’s titular question: “What is a Jew?” The program featured a presentation — with study materials — by Shalom Hartman Institute president Kurtzer and an audience question-and-answer session… Read More

Cancer Survivor’s Memoir

For Diane Pomerantz, flipping through the pages of her machzor on Erev Yom Kippur was surreal. She was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer exactly 19 years ago. The future looked bleak for the mother of two in September 1998. “I was stoic,” said Pomerantz, as she remembered the day she received her diagnosis. “All I… Read More

Maryland Native Captures Jerusalem in Original Hebrew Song

Juliana Lynch was nearing the home stretch of her gap-year studies at Midreshet Emunah v’Omanut, a Jerusalem-based seminary. But she was determined to squeeze in a last-minute project before leaving the Holy Land in early June. “Without knowing how it would turn out, I decided that I was going to push for it and see… Read More