Charity Provides Top-Shelf Items to Needy Families

Mordechai Roizman has a heart for those in need: After Hurricane Sandy wreaked devastation across New York City and coastal New Jersey, he joined those helping residents who had lost everything, pitching in to help distribute food, clothing and dry goods. But Roizman, a 48-year-old veteran of boardroom battles and executive strategy sessions knew that,… Read More

Disasters, Catastrophes, Mass Murders: How to Cope with the Trauma on TV

The cavalcade of natural and unnatural disasters unfolding across the United States and the world seem recently to be more frequent while growing exponentially in their horror and destruction: hurricanes, earthquakes, mass shootings, not to mention a political landscape fraught with tension and the threat of nuclear war. Even for those not personally affected by… Read More

Baltimore Shabbat Project Continues its Mission of Unity

The Baltimore Shabbat Project returns for its fourth year Oct. 22-28, with community challah bakes, a concert and events around Baltimore bringing together thousands to observe Shabbat and celebrate Jewish unity. Now an international effort, the original Shabbos Project was launched in 2013 by the chief rabbi of South Africa to get Jews to celebrate… Read More

Beth El to Host New Annual Event

It’s an evening that has been years in the making, and one that members of Beth El Congregation won’t soon forget. The debut of “LIVE from Beth El” is expected to attract 800 to 1,000 Baltimoreans to the synagogue at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19. Congregants have long-anticipated the annual event, featuring live entertainment,… Read More

Pikesville At A Crossroads Activists, politicians, developers take aim at revitalization

Driving by the deserted Pikesville Armory on the 600 block of Reisterstown Road, most people might see an eyesore. But community activists Howard Needle and Mel Mintz see untapped potential that could spark much-needed economic growth. “We think this can be the gem of Pikesville, something that restores what we feel the area has been… Read More

Baltimore County Urged to Close Schools on High Holidays at Hearing

The Baltimore County school board heard passionate testimony on Tuesday in Towson over whether schools should open on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur next year. The school board calendar committee is recommending the move, which is also under consideration by other schools systems around the state. A vote is expected to take place during the… Read More

Camp Louise Breaks Ground on $2M Theater Honoring Former Camper

Jill Bearman never let her illness stamp out her spark. And the Pikesville girl’s legacy will continue with the completion of Jill’s Place, a 700-seat theater expected to open at Camp Louise in summer 2018. Nestled in the hills of Western Maryland, the all-girls camp became a home away from home for Bearman, who spent… Read More

The League Celebrates 90 Years

John Meyer is a firm believer that charity begins at home. So when a family friend insisted he visit The League for People with Disabilities, he did not hesitate. It took barely any time for Meyer to become hooked on the idea of getting involved. The 52-year-old Owings Mills resident has always enjoyed helping others… Read More

Associated Expands Disaster Relief Efforts

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore is expanding relief efforts in light of the string of natural disasters and catastrophes around the globe, including Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Mexico earthquake. The charitable organization is opening emergency funds for Puerto Rico and Mexico, while… Read More

Weinberg Foundation Sends $500,000 to Florida Hurricane Relief Efforts

Organizations in Florida’s Monroe, Miami-Dade, Duval, Collier, Palm Beach and Broward counties are set to receive grant aid totaling $500,000 from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The five agencies, Senior Resources Alliance, Feeding South Florida, Feeding Northeast Florida, Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County and Jewish Community Services of South Florida, were identified… Read More