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Community loses a very special member
BY Simone Ellin
June 26, 2014

Holocaust survivor Benzion “Nick” Attias, who was a favorite of schools for his presentations about hiding from the Nazis, died on May 1 while talking to a group of high school students in Hanover, Pa. He was 79. Attias was born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia to Lina (Bahar) Attias and Salamon Attias. They were an affluent CONTINUE »

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When being a tourist in your own city is the best vacation of all
BY Simone Ellin, Melissa Gerr, Heather Norris and Marc Shapiro
June 26, 2014

Often the words “summer vacation” can conjure painful images of airport security crowds, delayed train schedules and high gas prices — even higher than normal this year according to AAA, due in part, the association speculates, to the unrest of the Iraq civil war. Sam Rogers, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Visit CONTINUE »

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A relentless genealogy pursuit ends with largest-ever reunion
BY Allie Freedman
June 26, 2014

It all started in 2007 with a sick dog named Fonzie. When the Feigelson family dog had surgery in Tennessee, Baltimore resident Margy Resnick Feigelson seized the opportunity to meet her extended family in Knoxville for the first time. Feigelson, who had pored over genealogy websites to trace her family’s roots, immediately connected with her CONTINUE »

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Levindale dedicates Mintzes Fund for pet companionship
BY Simone Ellin
June 26, 2014

Some community events can’t help but boost one’s faith in humanity (and canine-ity). That was the case with Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital’s dedication of the Alvin and Elaine Mintzes Fund for the Care of Levindale Animals on June 19. The event also included a plaque-hanging ceremony “in loving honor of employee Paulette Carter CONTINUE »

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Baltimore community weighs effect of Presbyterian divestment
BY Heather Norris
June 26, 2014

While national Jewish leaders are predicting a rift in Jewish-Presbyterian relations following last week’s PCUSA General Assembly vote to divest from three American companies doing business with Israel, the situation likely will prove more affable in Baltimore. “We have a lot of very strong relationships with the local Presbyterian Church” said Chana Siff, associate director CONTINUE »