At The Helm

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Janet Yellen, the vice chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, has been nominated as the central bank’s next chairwoman. President Barack Obama made the announcement last week. If confirmed by the Senate, Yellen. 67, would succeed Ben Bernanke, be the first woman to hold that position and be the third consecutive Jewish economist to head the… Read More

Lenny Krayzelburg, Operation Exodus Olympian

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As part of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore’s The Journey, Together: 25 Years after Operation Exodus celebration, the Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center hosted four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg on Sunday, Oct. 13. Krayzelburg conducted a competitive swimming clinic at the JCC Aquatic Center. He also shared his life’s story,… Read More

Ha’Posek

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This past weekend members of the Baltimore Jewish community and congregation Shearith Israel, in addition to the Rosenbergs of Monsey, N.Y., gathered to commemorate and dedicate newly created headstones for Rabbi Abraham Yosef Rice and his wife, Rosalie, who are buried in the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation cemetery on Belair Road. Rabbi Abraham Rice (1800-1862) first… Read More

‘Highs in the Low Fifties’

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“I’ve always been the kind of person who sees the humor in something, and what these events — we won’t call them relationships —seemed to have in common, they had a strong ludicrous element,” said Marion Winik of her latest book, “Highs in the Low Fifties, how I stumbled through the joys of single living”… Read More

Paying Tribute

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A recent Sunday morning at Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion in Park Heights found some of Baltimore’s bravest Jews and their spouses enjoying a hearty breakfast of bagels and lox with rugelach for dessert. But they weren’t there only for the food. The group of 30 people, many of whom were World War II veterans, had… Read More

The Eyes Have It: Five Keys for Effective Eye Contact

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Most would agree that having quality eye contact is an advantage in life. It positively affects interpersonal relationships as well as workplace interactions. Here are five specific areas in which eye contact should be executed. > Match with the verbal: In your initial approach to a new party or even someone with whom you already… Read More

Spreading The Truth

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Islam is a religion founded on tolerance, but extremism in some parts of the world and the tendency to turn complex issues into sound bites has created a lot of myths and misconceptions about the world’s second largest religion, said medical and religious professor Dr. Faheem Younus last Sunday afternoon. He was speaking to about… Read More

A Priest, A Rabbi And A CEO Walk Into A Bar …

Today with people’s short attention spans, companies that advertise sometimes are challenged in drawing attention to their ads. If you’ve ever been to a comedy club, you know that the big laughs come from the comics who talk about topics that resonate with their audiences.  Whether it’s about problems with technology, dating woes, raising kids… Read More

Friedman Honored By Daily Record

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Profiles, Inc. has announced that The Daily Record has selected Amy Burke Friedman, vice president, to receive its 2013 Leading Women Award. The publication’s list of Leading Women honors 50 women who are 40 years of age or younger. A panel of six judges selected the honorees based on their professional experience, community involvement and… Read More

Frank Named Chair of Hospitals

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MedStar Health has named Dana Frank, M.D., F.A.C.P., as chairman of the integrated departments of medicine at MedStar Good Samaritan and MedStar Union Memorial hospitals. Frank has more than 31 years of experience as an internal medicine physician. He earned his medical degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and completed both his internship… Read More