The Backbone of MPT CEO Larry Unger continues to move the station into the future

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Tight budgets, increased competition and mass technological and cultural shifts in the way viewers demand content and broadcasters try to deliver it — this is what Larry Unger confronts on a daily basis. As CEO and president of Maryland Public Television, Unger, 68, juggles fundraising, technological updates, public appearances and ensuring diverse programming at the… Read More

One Funny Jew: Rabbi Telushkin Delivers at JNF Event

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Rabbi Joseph Telushkin stood stocky, white bearded, bespectacled and altogether proud behind the lectern at the forefront (both literally and figuratively) of the magnificent, almost palatial grand hall of Temple Oheb Shalom, rimmed by emerald art deco portraitures depicting revered figures from Jewish history. More than 500 well-dressed cognoscenti of the local Jewish community sat… Read More

Yom Kippur: A Community Lens

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Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, the Day of Atonement, marks the end of 40 days of penitence and commemorates the day that God forgave the Jewish people for the folly and sin of the Golden Calf. In contemporary Judaism, however, Yom Kippur serves as a day to atone for sins from… Read More

Super Sunday A Success

From left: Women’s campaign chair Linda Elman, Associated board chair Linda Hurwitz and Annual Campaign chair John Shmerler (Provided)

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore kicked off its annual fundraising campaign on Sunday, Sept. 25 with its Super Sunday phonathon, which raised $1.4 million from 739 donors. The Associated’s goal is to raise $31 million during its 2017 Annual Campaign. “Super Sunday was a huge success and we are privileged to have such… Read More

FIDF Raises $500K in Baltimore

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) held its annual gala at Beth Tfiloh Congregation on Thursday, Sept. 22. Nearly 600 attendees came  together to support the men and women of the IDF, including local, national and international leaders. The event raised more than $500,000. “It is so fulfilling and gratifying to see how beautifully… Read More

Gilchrist Unveils Expansion

Steven Fader watches Beth Tfiloh Congregation Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg hang a mezuzah at the  entrance of the new chapel. (Provided)

Gilchrist Hospice Care, the largest hospice organization in Maryland, just opened the doors to its latest expansion, which will abet its new Jewish Hospice Program. The new program has been brought to fruition with the aid of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore’s partnership, fundraising $4.2 million. “The new space is simply stunning —… Read More

Ian Alexander Scher: Young Light Shined Bright

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Ian Alexander Scher (Yitzak Avraham) passed away in his Pikesville home, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, Sept. 15 at approximately  7 a.m. Ian was 13 years old. According to his mother Marci, Ian had been challenged by myriad health complications throughout the course of his  unfortunately truncated but ultimately exuberant life. Wheelchair bound… Read More

Hogan in Israel: Commonality with Maryland in Cyber Security and Defense

MARYLAND GOV. LARRY HOGAN PRAYS AT THE WESTERN WALL IN JERUSALEM ON FRIDAY DURING HIS TRADE MISSION TO ISRAEL. PHOTO COURTESY OF OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan made stops last week at iconic Jerusalem sites such as Yad Vashem and the Western Wall during his weeklong trade mission to Israel. “It was just a very emotional experience to see the faces and to hear the voices of victims of the Holocaust, one of the darker chapters in history,”… Read More

Messages for the New Year Seven rabbis talk High Holidays and sermons

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The High Holidays are a particularly heavy time of the year: a time for reflection, renewal, forgiveness and repentance for individuals, the Baltimore Jewish  community and the Jewish world at large. For rabbis in the Greater Baltimore area, there is no uniform approach to composing sermons for the High Holidays nor uniform topics to cover…. Read More