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The dark and rainy weather last Friday, June 7, didn’t dampen the spirits of the close to 80 people who gathered at the Pearlstone Center in Reisterstown for the third annual Shabbaton for the Deaf-Blind. The Shabbaton, which ran through noon on Sunday, June 9, included workshops, educational presentations, discussions, Shabbat rituals, prayers, dinner, Havdalah… Read More

Trivia Prodigy Makes It To National History Bee

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Name one of the Chinese Dynasties: The Ming Dynasty. This author wrote a book featuring characters named Clover and Boxer: George Orwell. This NFL franchise featured a player named William “The Refrigerator” Perry: the Chicago Bears. The above are just a few of the questions that Catonsville Middle School seventh-grader Teddy Plisko buzzed in and… Read More

Sipping & Swirling with CITYPEEK

Baltimore’s CITYPEEK now features a new wine education club called Sip & Swirl, which spotlights social get-togethers organized online. CITYPEEK is an online source for hospitality, food, wine and social-media trends. Sip & Swirl grew from CITYPEEK founder and CEO Patti Neumann’s desire to share her own enthusiasm for wines and spirits.

Missionaries Descend On Baltimore … Again

They’re back. No, not the cicadas — although, for many, the obnoxious cyclical insect may be just as aggravating. For the second consecutive spring, missionaries dispatched and trained by Israel Restoration Ministries (IRM) are blanketing the Baltimore-metro area with DVDs and booklets aimed at persuading Jews to accept Jesus as their lord and savior.

Empty Chairs: Why Some Schools Close While Others Open

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Students across Baltimore are finishing up their academic year, eager for a little fun and sun after 10 months of classroom learning. For many, it’s a time of celebration. For others, reflection. And while most of Baltimore’s schools will spend the summer cleaning house and preparing for another year, some will be shuttering their windows… Read More

Award-Winning Couple Shares Secrets To Success

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Dear Reader: Before we go further, here’s some background. This article was supposed to be a profile on Joshua Friedman, an impressive young man whose story — the abridged version — is below. The son of a cantor and an audiologist, Friedman, who moved to Silver Spring at 13 and attended Yeshiva of Greater Washington,… Read More

MIDC Cyber Security Forum Offers Chance For Israeli Companies To Meet Investors, Build Partnerships

“We’re always looking for innovative partners,” said Ed Jaehne, chief strategy officer for KeyW Corporation. It’s for that reason that Jaehne — and about 100 other local entrepreneurs and investors — showed up on May 29 to the Maryland/Israel Development Center’s Cyber Security Forum. The event, which took place in the Health Sciences Building at… Read More

In The Air

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The message of Passover, 
Rabbi Sarah Schechter is quick to point out, is freedom.

As Sarah Schechter watched the twin towers fall in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, she immediately decided to join the military. The fact that she was already married and attending rabbinical school didn’t change her mind one bit. “I realized how important our military is to protect us, to keep us safe, to keep… Read More