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Baltimoreans keep protective eye on Ashkelon; Israelis keep an eye on Baltimoreans
BY Simone Ellin and Melissa Gerr
July 10, 2014

According to Israel Defense Forces reports, the Islamist terror group Hamas launched as many as 170 rockets from Gaza into southern Israeli communities Monday and Tuesday, including Baltimore’s sister city of Ashkelon. The onslaught provoked the commencement of Operation Protective Edge, a military offensive that so far has resulted in the launching of approximately 50 CONTINUE »

Participants race in last year’s Pikesville 5K Run/Walk. (Provided)
BY Simone Ellin
July 10, 2014

This year, for the first time, the Pikesville 5K Run/Walk will cater (literally) to participants who maintain a kosher diet. “I noticed a lot of Orthodox friends were talking about the races they run, and it suddenly dawned on me: At the Pikesville 5K, the only things they can eat are apples and bananas,” said CONTINUE »

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Krieger Schechter says hello, goodbye to middle school heads By Simone Ellin | Photo by David Stuck
BY Simone Ellin
July 2, 2014

It was the first week of summer recess and the halls and classrooms at Krieger Schechter Day School were almost empty. But outgoing middle school head Shelley Hendler and incoming middle school head Robyn Blum had work to do. Hendler was putting the finishing touches on her 14-year legacy with the school and Blum was CONTINUE »

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With new name, Pearlstone Campus for Living Judaism announces $2 million capital investment
BY Melissa Gerr
July 2, 2014

It was a farm-to-table experience on Monday night at the Pearlstone center, honoring outgoing board chair Ilene Vogelstein and incoming board chair P.J. Pearlstone, and attendees were invited to partake in all that nature offers in typical Pearlstone style. Visitors could try their hand at pickling or goat’s-milk cheese-making or even play with baby goats CONTINUE »

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Annual campaign raises $30 million
BY Simone Ellin
July 2, 2014

Linda A. Hurwitz enjoys telling people at Jewish federations across the country that she hails from Baltimore. Hurwitz, who travels to Jewish communities in her capacity as national campaign chair of the Jewish Federations of North America, explained last week that Baltimore has a “reputation” in the federation world. “We are rare,” she said during CONTINUE »