Rockower Named MedChi President

MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, swore in its new president on Sept. 24 at the fall House of Delegates meeting. Dr. Stephen Rockower is the society’s 169th president. Rockower will work to increase participation of physicians from across the state in medical society affairs by promoting the use of interactive, Web-based video and audio… Read More

UMD Cancer Centers Recognized

The University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center have been recognized by the National Pancreas Foundation for their treatment and care of patients with pancreatic cancer. The two hospitals, both part of the University of Maryland Medical System and its University of Maryland Cancer Network, are… Read More

Science Center Receives $1.5M Gift

The Maryland Science Center has announced a $1.5 million gift from Baltimore philanthropist Mary Catherine Bunting to fund and expand its Ready, Set, Go Science program, a year-long community outreach initiative serving preschoolers in Baltimore City Head Start. Through Ready, Set, Go Science, MSC develops science-based kindergarten readiness in children ages 3 to 5 with… Read More

Gordon Feinblatt Names New Members

Baltimore law firm Gordon Feinblatt LLC has announced that Jonathan Montgomery and Michael Ziccardi were elected as members of the firm. Montgomery is a member of the health care and technology and intellectual property practices. His health care practice includes providing counsel to physicians, physician group practices, insurers, hospitals, non-hospital health care facilities and other… Read More

Gartner Named Ambassador of the Year

Randy Gartner, who runs advertising company Integrated Marketing Services, has been named Howard County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year. “We help clients sort through the maze of advertising options available so that [they]can focus on running [their] business,” he said in a statement. A University of Maryland graduate, Gartner is a longtime Howard… Read More

Trialogue Series Brings Muslim, Jewish, Christian Communities Together

Rabbi Jessy Gross, director of Charm City Tribe, speaks about her organization, which aims to engage millennials in Jewish life outside of typical Jewish settings. (Photo by David Stuck)

Baltimore residents will have the opportunity to learn more about their Muslim, Jewish and Christian neighbors over the next few months as part of an Interfaith Trialogue Series sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Council. The BJC has partnered with the Muslim Community Cultural Center of Baltimore, Church on the Square and JCC senior director of… Read More

Yeshiva University Appoints Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman as New President

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Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman was appointed Wednesday as the new president of Yeshiva University, the school’s board of trustees announced. Berman, who will be the university’s fifth president, begins his tenure in July 2017. He is a university graduate. He succeeds Richard M. Joel, who became president in 2003. “Yeshiva University, with its distinct mission… Read More

A Divisive Result With domestic discontent and concern for Israel, Jewish community applauds and decries Trump's election

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  Donald Trump’s stunning victory in last week’s presidential election has stirred strong reactions from both those distressed and those enthused by the Republican candidate’s improbable win. And those reactions have struck on many issues that divide Jewish people the most. Indvidudals and organizations that adovcate for Jewish social welfare programs, the importance of a… Read More

Shabbat Project One for All, All for One!

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For the third year in a row, the Baltimore Shabbat Project brought together thousands of Jews from all over the region for Shabbat services, challah bakes, Havdalah and interdenominational celebrations. An estimated one million people in 1,150 cities in 94 countries took part in the Shabbat Project, an international effort started by South African Chief… Read More

Election Never Far from Federation Assembly

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The General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America got underway in Washington, D.C., Sunday with Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom, telling the 3,000 community activists and staff how the world has changed since he last addressed the G.A. in 2014. “Since we last met, the world has… Read More