Water Main Repairs for Greengate

Pikesville’s Art Putzel knew his neighborhood had an issue with unreliable water mains. But Putzel, who has lived in the Greengate community for 25 years, didn’t realize the extent of the problem until the neighborhood experienced two water main breaks over a six-week span this past November and December. Putzel, along with other Greengate residents,… Read More

Liquidation

Rabbi Menachem Youlus spun a web of lies that landed him in prison. On Dec. 25, his Silver Spring store was liquidated. (Kirsten Beckerman)

Several thousands of dollars worth of merchandise were sold at unbelievabley low prices this past Christmas Day. The goods were the hundreds of final, must-go Judaica pieces of the Jewish Bookstore of Greater Washington, which was owned by the parents of and operated by Rabbi Menachem Youlus. Youlus admitted earlier this year, and was convicted… Read More

Taking A Stand

The Baltimore Jewish Council, an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, last week approved a new policy statement in support of public funding for private and parochial schools. Adopted on Nov. 8, the statement recognizes a need for the schools to receive state funding for ancillary services and instruction, provided that such… Read More

Ode To A Matriarch

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The community will come together on Oct. 21 to pay tribute to a team of people who have worked tirelessly, some of them for 30 years, with one goal: keeping Jews Jewish. There has been one who shines above the rest — who has given more, physically and emotionally, than any other. That person is… Read More

Providing A Voice

Dr. Rafael Chikvashvili: “Because I spoke
English, [Soviet immigrants] would come to me and ask for my help.” (Photo provided)

Dr. Rafael Chikvashvili was awarded a Governor’s Citation last month for his efforts on behalf of former Soviet Jews. The citation was presented at the Conference on Social Integration of Immigrants in Maryland, held in Annapolis. In announcing the citation, Barbara Gradet, executive director of Jewish Community Services, called Dr. Chikvashvili “a strong and effective… Read More