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JCC offers programming for families of children with sensory processing disorder
BY Simone Ellin
October 17, 2013

For most children, a trip to the circus, watching a puppet show or attending a kid-friendly play or concert is a special treat. Typically, these events are also heartwarming and memorable occasions for parents. Yet, for a significant number of children (about 5 to 13 percent and mostly boys) and their parents, experiences such as CONTINUE »

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BY Simone Ellin
October 17, 2013

Last winter, two Pikesville families, the Fishers and the Hakims traveled to Philadelphia to visit what’s commonly known as the Rocky Steps, a site universally recognized for its role in the Academy Award-winning film “Rocky” and its four sequels. A popular tourist attraction for “Rocky” fans, climbing the Rocky Steps has come to symbolize the CONTINUE »

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Conservative Centennial celebration talks people, not programs and relationships, not religion
BY David Holzel and Maayan Jaffe
October 17, 2013

At 100 years old, the Conservative movement feels it still has the juice to be “the vital center” of the Jewish religious world. And during its three-day Centennial conference this week, the movement’s rabbis and members, along with a large cast of idea people and performers, constructed an ideal Conservative Jewish community at the Marriott CONTINUE »

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Rabbi Glaser’s marathon goal is to spread the word on health, nutrition
BY Heather Norris
October 17, 2013

Eleven years ago, Rabbi Eli Glaser was severely overweight. A year and a half ago, he had never run farther than a couple miles. Later this month, he will run the 26.2-mile Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. “This is my birthday present to myself,” he said. “As long as I finish it.” Rabbi Glaser, CONTINUE »

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Once a baker, now the ‘Mayor of Envoy’
BY Melissa Gerr
October 17, 2013

Listening to Jacob (Jake) Levin hold court in the lobby of the Envoy with his fellow residents and some family members in Pikesville, one can easily imagine him chatting up customers at his family’s bakery in the 1940s with as much vitality and interest. “As soon as I jumped out of my playpen, my father CONTINUE »