From Germany to Baltimore and Back Baltimore resident returns to German hometown on 80th bar mitzvah anniversary

Many people remember their bar mitzvah as a time for celebration and festivity, but Erich Oppenheim’s first bar mitzvah was followed by a moment that likely saved his life and simultaneously changed it forever. On Jan. 26, 1935, Oppenheim had his bar mitzvah at a small synagogue in Nentershausen, Germany, which would later be desecrated… Read More

Candy King Turns 100 Beloved employee Matthew ‘Toots’ Cohen celebrated by colleagues, family

While holding court in a room with about 50 of his (very recently) former colleagues and donning a sporty Tommy Hilfiger striped jersey and double-red racing-striped black silky sweats, Matthew ‘Toots’ Cohen basked in the outpouring of affection from George J. Falter Co. candy distributor employees last month and regaled the crowd with his tales… Read More

Nothing Suspicious Found in JCC Bomb Threat

The Jewish Community Center in Owings Mills was evacuated Monday night after a reported bomb threat. The building was searched and nothing suspicious was found, according to a statement from Baltimore County Police. “The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that an unknown suspect called the facility and stated that the building was going… Read More

Hogan Announces He Has Cancer Maryland governor vows to beat the disease

Gov. Larry Hogan announced in a news conference Monday that he has been diagnosed with Stage 3 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer that he described as “very advanced and very aggressive.” Hogan is expected to undergo six cycles of chemotherapy, each three weeks long, to help rid him of the lymphoma. In this form… Read More

Chabad Event Prepares for Gimmel Tammuz

The Chabad Lubavitch Center of Pikesville hosted a lecture June 17 titled “Timeless Leadership” — an event held in honor of the 21st yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, on the third day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz, falling this year on Shabbat last weekend. Rabbi Moishe New, director of the… Read More

Bridging Gaps Through Lacrosse

On June 11, the Israel Premier Lacrosse League hosted an evening with players, coaches, staff and board members at Temple Beth El to continue its efforts in making lacrosse the national sport of Israel. “It’s been almost four years since we started and we continue to grow exponentially,” said Scott Neiss, executive director of IPLL,… Read More

70 Years Strong Associated Women celebrate decades of dedication to Baltimore’s Jewish community

The crowd of approximately 150 women assembled last week in Beth El Congregation’s Offit Auditorium for their annual meeting, and to commemorate 70 years of action and accomplishment by Associated Women, was a living representation of the span of service and philanthropy that has benefited the greater Baltimore area and beyond since the end of… Read More