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

Stephen Bannon: 5 Things Jews Need to Know About Trump’s Chief Strategist

Stephen Bannon at a Donald Trump rally at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev., Nov. 5, 2016. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

On Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump appointed Stephen Bannon to be his chief strategist. Before joining Trump’s campaign, Bannon was the chairman of Breitbart News, a site steeped in conspiracy theories that has featured the white supremacist, anti-Semitic ideologies of the so-called alt-right. Bannon has also been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks himself. The Anti-Defamation League slammed… Read More

Does Trump Want to Scrap the Iran Deal? If so, This is How He Does it

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WASHINGTON (JTA) – Enforce the Iran deal. Violate the Iran deal. Leave it to Congress. Do nothing. President-elect Donald Trump has an array of options before him when he assumes the presidency on Jan. 21, according to supporters and opponents of the deal. Reached last year between Iran and six major powers led by the… Read More