Sascha Hurwitz Serves As Catalyst For Donations To Benefit Homeless

Staff reporter It’s conceivable that somewhere in Baltimore tonight there is a family — one that previously lived on the streets — snuggling up in its very own home. That family may not know it, but its homelessness was put to a stop, in part, by a girl set to enter kindergarten next year. A… Read More

Shavuot Celebrations Spur Baltimore Day School Students To Think Torah, 10 Commandments, Cheesecake

Caramel cheesecake. Strawberry cheesecake. Chocolate cheesecake. A big jar of Lactaid. Yep! It’s Shavuot again — on May 15 and 16 — and Jews across Baltimore and the world will settle down for traditional dairy treats such as blintzes and vegetable lasagna. But Shavuot isn’t about the dairy food we eat, but rather a celebration… Read More

Shooting Incident Strikes Jewish Pikesville

A shooting incident that occurred early last Saturday morning in a predominantly Orthodox Jewish area of Pikesville was many months in the making, according to Menashe Efron, whose son and daughter-in-law live in the home where the attack occurred.

Fatal Crash in Pikesville, On Old Court Road

At 07:44 a.m., police and fire units were dispatched to Old Court Road and Estates Court in Precinct 4/Pikesville for a pedestrian struck. The victim was identified by police as Damien Graham, 30, of the 3500 block of Edmondson Ave., and the Crash Team is currently investigating the incident. The vehicle involved remained at the… Read More

Mother’s Day Flowers From Jewish Women International Raise Spirits, Awareness

As the director of a shelter for victims of domestic abuse, Naomi Taffet sees a lot of women in tears. But once a year, for Mother’s Day, she has a chance to witness what she calls “happy tears.” That takes place when Taffet, executive director of CHANA: Counseling, Helpline& Aid Network for Abused Women, delivers… Read More

Crime Continues to Fall in Baltimore County

It’s getting safer to live in Baltimore County, including for those who live in the Northwest corridor. According to statistics released last week by the Baltimore County Police Department, violent crime was down 12.1 percent in the Pikesville precinct and 14.2 percent in the Franklin precinct in 2012, when compared with the five-year averages. However,… Read More

Dealing With Death

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“We’re all human, and at some point in our lives, we are going to suffer a loss,” said Janet B. Kurland, senior care specialist at Jewish Community Services. In its 15th year, the Irvin B. Levinson Memorial Lecture Series on Death, Dying and Bereavement — created and coordinated by Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc. and… Read More

Room With A View

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Even as a seasoned thrill-seeker, Jared Weiner, 18, says no amusement park ride compares to the exhilaration of the Rappel for Kidney Health.

At 9 months old, Jared Weiner was diagnosed with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, a rare genetic deformation that enlarges the kidneys and can negatively impact the liver and spleen. At 10, he made it through a lifesaving kidney transplant. He’s endured pneumonia and kidney stones. He’s had biopsies, routine blood draws and ultrasounds. Every… Read More

Over The Wire

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For all the crime statistics and delinquency portrayed on “The Wire,” and even reported in The Baltimore Sun, downtown Baltimore is still an amazing place to be. You can drive less than five minutes and find something exciting to do. There are bright lights and hons and foods lathered in Old Bay. Sure, it can… Read More

Talks Continue

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Holocaust survivor Ruben Sztajer says, “It should be moved to where  it is more accessible to the Jewish community and to those who could best appreciate its value to others.”

Discussions are underway about moving Baltimore’s Holocaust Memorial from its current downtown location on Lombard Street adjacent to the now-closed Bard building, which is owned by Baltimore City Community College. But, said Dr. Arthur C. Abramson, executive director of the Baltimore Jewish Council, there are no specific plans. Abramson said there have been discussions with… Read More