Baltimore’s Technion Connection

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Haifa and Baltimore lie on opposite sides of the ocean. While Baltimore’s harbor shops draw residents on a lazy Sunday afternoon, it is Haifa’s miles of beaches and coastline that bring in the warm-weather crowds. And while Baltimore is home to a generally flat topography, Haifa sits on the edge of the Carmel mountain range… Read More

‘Loved By All’

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“Everything is going to be wonderful.” Those six words were a phrase often dispensed by Herbert A. Caplan. No matter the situation, no matter the challenge, Caplan always had a knack for being the eternal optimist. It was rare to see him without a smile. Kindness, generosity and that res-ounding positive attitude are what propelled… Read More

Collaboration

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For the second summer in a row, Johns Hopkins University and Tel Aviv University officials are collaborating to study, discuss and research disease and medicine. The second annual Summer Institute of Advanced Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine at Tel Aviv University, which started on July 7, is under way until July 26. “The Summer Institute at… Read More

Check it out!

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The prospect of getting a crowd of teenagers to pipe down and focus can be a challenging task. However, when Jill Mull addresses dozens of 11th- and 12th-grade girls, she says it’s quiet enough to hear a pin drop. Mull is one of several breast cancer survivors who volunteer to speakin front of female high… Read More

At Rest

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Death is a complex subject and can evoke an entire spectrum of emotions. It can be hard to deal with at any age, but it can be especially confusing for a youngster. Loren Walsh, community connections facilitator for Jewish Community Services, aims to help parents talk to their kids about death and dying at a… Read More

Charges in Pikesville Shooting Incident Will Be Heard in Circuit Court

Charges against a Baltimore woman accused of harassing and attacking a young Pikesville couple will be heard in Baltimore County Circuit Court in August. In the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore County on Tuesday, July 16, Judge Robert J. Steinberg granted Stephanie Kamlot a circuit court hearing on August 28. “The ultimate goal here… Read More

Honorable Subject

Last July, attorney Marlene Trestman spoke with the Baltimore Jewish Times about her work on the first biography about Bessie Margolin, a prominent New Deal era and U.S. Supreme Court advocate whose impressive and prolific career included oversight of the court’s enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards and Equal Pay acts, which both celebrate milestone… Read More

Atlantic Seaboard NCSY Taps Heideman

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Rabbi Jonah Lerner, the regional director of Atlantic Seaboard NCSY, said that he’s customarily very picky when evaluating job applicants. However, when the position of Baltimore chapter advisor opened up, Rabbi Lerner already had an ideal candidate waiting in the wings. In late June, NCSY named Moshe Heideman, 23, to the position. “He’s very confident… Read More

Give It Away

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Kimberly Warren believes women are collaborators at heart. As 2013 co-chairs of The Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle (BWGC), she and Gail Shawe have seen this firsthand. Founded by Shelley Goldseker and Pam Corckran in 2001, BWGC started with funding from the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) and 52 women. The Giving Circle remains a fund of… Read More

Do Your Homework

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Howard Ashkin carried insurance with the same company for more than 25 years. He started with car and renter’s insurance while in his 20s, then as life changed, he picked up the phone and called his broker to add new policies. “He had my history and I liked him,” said Ashkin, a Reisterstown resident. “It… Read More