A Neighborhood Revitalized Historic Jonestown reimagines itself Story and photo by Justin Katz

Jonestown, which sits north of Little Italy and west of Dunbar-Broadway in East Baltimore, is a small, relatively lesser-known part of Baltimore City, but its roots with the Jewish, German and Italian immigrant communities make it rich with history. Approximately 40 people were at the Jewish Museum of Maryland on Oct. 1 for “Discovering Jonestown,” an… Read More

Comptroller, Governor Weigh In on Baltimore County Schools’ AC State’s high officials call for accelerated action

A contentious debate is taking place between Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot as the state officials have criticized the county for not fixing sooner its schools that lack air conditioning. The county executive has gone on the defense, saying that he is fixing a problem he inherited,… Read More

Sukkot at Stevenson Jewish student club constructs sukkah

Stevenson University’s Jewish Student Association had about 20 students at its Greenspring campus construct and decorate a sukkah on Sept. 25 in preparation for Sukkot. “We want to put up a sukkah to expose any students on the Greenspring campus to something Jewish,” said Rachel Rudo, president of the JSA and a human services major…. Read More

Comptroller, Governor Weigh In on Baltimore County Schools’ AC State’s high officials call for accelerated action

A contentious debate is taking place between Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot as the state officials have criticized the county for not fixing sooner its schools that lack air conditioning. The county executive has gone on the defense, saying that he is fixing a problem he inherited,… Read More

The Legacy of ‘Mr. Defense’ How Yitzhak Rabin changed Israel

As the 20th yahrzeit of Israel’s fifth prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, approaches, the legacy of the man nicknamed “Mr. Defense” remains as polarizing as the conflict he tried to resolve. Jewish organizations across Maryland are recognizing the Nov. 4 anniversary by bringing in scholars and political authorities to speak about the effect Rabin had on… Read More

‘Crime After Crime’ screens for CHANA
20th Anniversary

As a ramp up to its 20th anniversary celebration later this month, CHANA, the Counseling Helpline and Aid Network for Abused Women, will screen the powerful true story “Crime After Crime,” a film by Yoav Potash, on Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts. The award-winning film, called “harrowing, moving… Read More