There are high-level discussions taking place with the Office of the Prime Minister in Israel about an initiative that could significantly impact the relationship between young American Jews and the State of Israel. According to an email that was widely disseminated among Jewish communal professional and philanthropic leaders, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is interested in… Read More
Rabbi Ari Sunshine, religious leader of B’nai Shalom Synagogue in Olney, is among a group of 27 rabbis across North America chosen to participate in the Shalom Hartman Institute’s 5th Rabbinical Leadership Cohort. The Rabbinical Leadership Cohort was started by Hartman Institute founder, the late Rabbi Professor David Hartman, in 2000. Its mission is to… Read More
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
Buddy Sapolsky did not stay retired long. Less than six months after stepping down from his post as executive director of the JCC of Greater Baltimore, Sapolsky, 68, is diving into a brand new role — and the expertise he gained from his past position will play a large part in the prospective success of… Read More
The quest to be Maryland’s next governor is predicted to set off a domino effect across state politics. The first domino to fall came Monday in Columbia, as Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown — a Democrat already entered in the race for the statehouse — officially tabbed Howard County Executive Ken Ulman as his running mate…. Read More
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
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.
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.
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
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