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LifeBridge gala will feature Jackson Browne
BY Simone Ellin
March 27, 2014

Magic of Life Gala co-chairs Laura B. Black and Brian J. Gibbons, along with LifeBridge Health president and CEO Neil Meltzer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame headliner Jackson Browne, are making sure that, as Browne might say, the health care organization never “runs on empty.” The April 5 biannual gala, which benefits the CONTINUE »

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Spousal caregivers face unique challenges when loved ones suffer life-changing illnesses
BY By Simone Ellin | Photos by David Stuck
March 20, 2014

Jan Schein was just 39 when her husband, Dr. Jay Schein, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Although the Northwest Baltimore OB/GYN functioned well for some years after the diagnosis, in 2002, he was forced to retire because he could no longer perform surgery. “There was a gradual decline,” recalled his wife. “First, we made the CONTINUE »

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Federation series aims to bring residents closer to Israel and to educate them about region
BY Marc Shapiro
March 20, 2014

It’s nearly impossible to boil the Middle East’s recent history down to an hour-long presentation, but if there is anyone up for the challenge, it’s intelligence analyst Avi Melamed. The former Israeli senior official on Arab affairs painted a sobering, comprehensive picture of the tumultuous region through discussion of political and radical Muslim groups and CONTINUE »

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Built from sustainable and recycled materials, building will house farm’s apprentices for eight months on-site in Reisterstown
BY Marc Shapiro
March 20, 2014

On a recent Sunday afternoon, six young adults discussed which homemade mezuzah should hang on the doors to their new rooms. But these were no store-bought mezuzahs — the bright-colored covers were made from recycled materials. And this is no ordinary home. The “high-efficiency, four-season cabin,” as its designer and builder described it, married sustainability CONTINUE »

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Bar Mitzvah-aged boy creates great Jewish resource
BY Simone Ellin
March 20, 2014

Not many 13-year-old boys have created their own apps. But Nachshon Fertel isn’t just any 13-year-old boy. The Park Heights resident, one of five children born to Ari and Mort Fertel, has been creating his own businesses since he was 8, when he sold used electronics on Amazon. Now, he’s launched Frum Finder, an app CONTINUE »