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When Erica Biegen, a rising sophomore at Johns Hopkins University, signed up to travel with Baltimore-area Hillel students on a tour through Jewish Poland, she assumed the trip would focus largely on the country’s Holocaust history. Biegen soon learned, and was pleasantly surprised, that she was mistaken. The tour, which spanned nine days from June… Read More

Rabbis Reflect

The Baltimore Jewish Council held its annual meeting Thursday, June 13, at Chizuk Amuno Congregation. Israel at 65: Rabbis Reflect featured an intellectual and honest panel discussion by three of Baltimore’s rabbinical leaders: Rabbi Steven Schwartz of Beth El Congregation, Rabbi Ron Shulman of Chizuk Amuno Congregation and Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg of Beth Tfiloh Congregation…. Read More

Local Foundation Recognizes City Educators

Honorees, Manekin Foundation representatives and guests celebrate the new Bernard Manekin Award for Leadership in Education.

On June 6, two Baltimore City Public School teachers, Patrick Daniels and James Childs, were awarded the first annual Bernard Manekin Award for Leadership in Education. Funded by the Bernard and Vivian Manekin Foundation, a supporting foundation of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, the award seeks to “shine a light on great teachers… Read More

Baltimore County Promoting Hands-Only CPR

Dr. David Efron is used to dealing with serious medical cases in his role as director of trauma and chief of the division of trauma and surgical critical care at Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Department of Surgery. He never expected to experience such a case in his own home. That was exactly what happened a few… Read More

Kippa Surprise

Shulamit Finkelstein of Ellicot City is a master at crocheting, and last summer, she embarked on a project that she only recently completed: crocheting 200 kippot for her grandson’s bar mitzvah. The project came at the suggestion of her daughter, Bryna Sherr. “Two hundred kippot,” Finkelstein remembers her saying. She thought to herself, “I better… Read More

On The Marc

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The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore recently solidified its mission, which is to strengthen and nurture Jewish life by engaging and supporting community partners in Greater Baltimore, Israel and around the world. It does this by securing resources and allocating them to its agencies, programs and services that exude a set of significant Jewish… Read More

In The Neighborhood

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Beth El Congregation Rabbi Faith Cantor said that in an ideal Jewish community, everyone would attend synagogue regularly, and all parents would send their children to Hebrew school. But, in today’s transient, fast-paced society, Rabbi Cantor admits that is not always plausible. In many cases, and for many reasons, getting children to Hebrew school can… Read More

Better Food, Better Service

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Harry Kozlovsky, a local information technology professional and businessman, said the key to any successful start-up is identifying a need in the marketplace and establishing a business to fill that need. That was the motivation for him to get behind Foodem.com, a website that launched in 2010 where bulk food purchasers such as restaurants, hotels… Read More

Paths To Success

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It’s that magical time of year when high school seniors celebrate the end of one journey and the beginning of another. The Baltimore Jewish Times is proud to feature five of Jewish Baltimore’s best — young adults who have distinguished themselves within their school and community and who no doubt will achieve much more as… Read More

Caught In The Act

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Shomrim of Baltimore prides itself on creating a safer community. Thanks to the effort of one persistent, committed Shomrim volunteer, a career criminal can no longer prey on our neighborhoods. Instead, as of late last month, he sits behind bars and will remain locked up for up to 20 years. A little more than a… Read More