Dialogue Is Understanding

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Rabbi David Rosen says interfaith dialogue is more crucial than ever. 
He will speak at Beth El as part of the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies 25th anniversary celebration on June 5.

Wow! What a resume! Rabbi David Rosen is international director of interreligious affairs of the American Jewish Committee and its Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding, a past chairman of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations, a former chief rabbi of Ireland, a papal knight and a Commander of the British Empire. And now,… Read More

Citizenship. Community. Economics.

How can a Bank of America office, a CareFirst office, a Toyota Financial Services office and the Baltimore Business Journal fit into a 10,000-square-foot facility? Answer: BizTown. A program of the nonprofit Junior Achievement of Central Maryland’s Owings Mills headquarters, BizTown grants students the opportunity to learn real-life lessons outside the classroom. It is also… Read More

RUSH Of Consideration

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Sen. Ben Cardin is a RUSH bill co-sponsor.

If Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) gets his way, life could become a little bit easier for Holocaust survivors. On May 21, Sen. Cardin, along with co-sponsors Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), introduced a bill to assist survivors. The Responding to Urgent Needs of Holocaust Survivors Act, or RUSH Act, would add… Read More

Ocean City Deli, Kosher-Style

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Rosenfeld’s Jewish Delicatessen is now open in Ocean City.

Just off Coastal Highway in Ocean City, one ambitious “semi-retired” Montgomery County native, Warren Rosenfeld, is living his dream. Growing up in a family that operated a Washington, D.C. diner, Rosenfeld always felt that as countless families flocked to Ocean City, “there was a need that hadn’t yet been filled — a Jewish deli.” After… Read More

Beatwell builds bridges

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Ever wonder how you could make your passion your work? Not many of us are lucky enough to pull it off. Yet, at the age of 27, Owings Mills resident Jordan Goodman has managed to do just that. Beatwell, the business he founded in 2007, combines Goodman’s love of music with his desire to help… Read More

Safe & Sound

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Since the fateful morning of Dec. 14, 2012, schools around the country have turned greater attention toward securing their facilities and ensuring the safety of their faculty, staff and students. The tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., which left 20 children and six adults dead, has caused school leaders across the… Read More

Rash Of Pedestrian Accidents Leaves Community Shaken

The scene along Old Court Road and Estates Court on May 10 has become one all too familiar in Baltimore County in recent weeks. Police and EMS providers responded at 7:44 a.m. that day to a report of a crash involving a 2009 Honda CRV and a pedestrian. The victim, Damien Graham, 30, of the… Read More

University Of Md. Alum Upset 50-Year Reunion Scheduled On Shavuot

By David Snyder staff reporter A 1963 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Pikesville resident Michael Benson had been eagerly awaiting his class’ 50-year reunion this spring. That is, until he learned of the event’s date.

Bad Hair Day Story Makes The Cut

“Haircuts are usually traumatic for me,” said Phyllis Woolford of Mays Chapel. So Woolford, 64, did what comes naturally. She wrote about it. As it turned out, Woolford’s short story, “Just a Little Off the Top,” won first prize in midlifecollage.com’s weekly writing contest. This is the second time one of Woolford’s stories has been… Read More

Performer Cavanaugh ‘brings’ Elton John to this year’s SPOTLIGHT 2013

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They’ll remember when rock was young at the Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School when entertainer Michael Cavanaugh performs the songs of Elton John. Cavanaugh is headlining the school’s annual Spotlight event on June 4. It will be his second time at Spotlight; he was such a hit in 2010, when he performed a Billy Joel… Read More