Spector: ‘Give them the car? Are you nuts?’

Rikki Spector was pulling her cellphone out of her pocket around 10:15 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 when two teenage boys dressed in school uniforms and wearing book bags raced toward her Buick. They then proceeded to pull the door open, Spector said, and threw her out of the car onto the concrete floor. “They… Read More

Spector Talks Carjacking, Assault

City Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector calls citizen watch groups the “eyes and ears” of the community. (File photo)

Baltimore police have arrested a second teenager involved in the attempted carjacking of Baltimore City Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector last Friday, police said. A 13-year-old boy was taken into custody at a family member’s home around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning and has been charged as a juvenile with attempted robbery and first- and second-degree assault…. Read More

Rabbis Sign Pledge to Hold Trump Accountable for Human Rights

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Several Baltimore area rabbis and cantors are among more than 650 Jewish faith leaders who signed a pledge to hold the Donald Trump administration accountable for protecting the human rights and civil liberties of all people. T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights is circulating the pledge, which was posted on the organization’s website two weeks ago…. Read More

Rochelle ‘Rikki’ Spector Assaulted, Robbed in Carjacking Attempt

City Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector calls citizen watch groups the “eyes and ears” of the community. (File photo)

Baltimore City Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector was assaulted and robbed by two teenagers in a south Baltimore parking garage on Friday morning, Detective Jeremy Silbert of the Baltimore Police Department told the JT. At around 10:15 a.m., officers were called to the unit block of Pierside Drive, off Key Highway, where police said Spector, 80,  had… Read More

Avraham Infeld Named as First Visiting Israel Scholar

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  Sue Glick Liebman hardly needs introduction for those involved in the Baltimore Jewish community. Currently a director-at-large of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and former president of the JCC of Greater Baltimore, Glick Liebman has dedicated much of her life to advancing Jewish life and education both here and abroad. Now, the… Read More

Addressing the Epidemic of Human Trafficking

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As an orthopedic surgeon with nearly 40 years of experience, Dr. Robert Keehn is still eager to learn how he can enhance the type of services he offers. Keehn, who runs his own private practice with offices in Owings Mills, Lutherville and Pikesville, said he is always looking for innovative ways to treat patients suffering… Read More

Protecting Israel’s Coastline

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When Israel comes to mind, it typically evokes thoughts of the country’s rich history or the ongoing conflict in the region today. Few may think in terms of its natural resources, namely its coastline and access to the Mediterranean. But those resources were front and center on Nov. 17 when EcoOcean partnered with the National… Read More

You Should Know … Daniel Gomberg

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Cobbling shoes was not the first career choice Daniel Gomberg had in mind growing up, but it is a trade he has mastered in a relatively short period of time. Since opening Charm City Shoe Repair inside Majestic Cleaners in Roland Park this past May, Gomberg, 25, has earned the moniker “shoe doctor” from his… Read More

New Director, New Direction at UMBC Hillel

For Jeremy Fierstien, it is the diversity in Baltimore’s Jewish community that he finds most appealing. (Provided)

Jeremy Fierstien, 33, originally pursued rabbinical school for selfish reasons — he wanted to affirm his own Judaism. But about halfway through his tenure at Hebrew College in Massachusetts, he decided he could use the rabbinate as a vehicle to make sure more Jews grew up with positive Jewish experiences that Fierstien felt were lacking… Read More

Interfaith Lecture Aims to Bridge Divide

President of the Howard County Board of Rabbis, Rabbi Susan Grossman, testifies at the board of education meeting. (Marc Shapiro)

In a time of sweeping anti-Semitism and Islamophobia rocking minority communities across the country, the push for religious understanding and partnership is on a lot of people’s minds. For the second straight year, Beth Shalom Congregation and the Howard County Muslim Council have offered a class to help shed light on those topics. The class,… Read More