Cheswolde Hosts National Night Out

Baltimore City police descended on the 2800 block of Hanson Avenue on Aug. 9 in cars and trucks, some riding horses and motorcycles and two driving the city’s only armored rescue vehicle. They had been dispatched to a party but not to break it up; they were the party. The officers were the focus of… Read More

Howard County Raises More Than $10K for Ugandan Jewish Community

The Jewish Federation of Howard County and the Howard County Board of Rabbis have raised more than $10,000 since 27 to feed a community of malnourished Ugandan Jews. More startlingly, said Meghann Schwartz, associate director for the Federation, was that the fundraiser’s $10,000 goal was met in only five-and-a-half days after it started. Many residents… Read More

Eating Together Program Still Vital and Still Kosher

More than 40 seniors sat down for a full kosher meal at Weinberg Village in Owings Mills on a recent Friday evening thanks to the Eating Together program, which serves seniors hot meals at 36 sites across Baltimore County and 59 sites in Baltimore City and in counties across the state. At Weinberg Village, and… Read More

Israeli Dancing Captures Essence of Jewish State

Echoing through Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School’s sleek-tiled hallway on Wednesday nights around 9 o’clock is an eclectic mixture of music. Notes of samba, the sounds of Greek bouzoukis, Arabic and Hebrew singing and Russian melodies carom down the hall, mingling together to give rhythm to, of all things, Israeli dance. The nine dancers of… Read More

Staying Relevant Synagogues fight dropping numbers, target millennial generation

Rampant assimilation. Financial pressures. Generational changes. The varied causes of dwindling membership have served as a call to action for some Maryland synagogues — especially when appealing to young professionals. In an effort to combat the decrease in synagogue affiliation, organizations focused on engaging 20- and 30-year-olds have emerged at shuls across the state. These… Read More

Seasons Set to Open Tuesday

Kosher foodies have long anticipated the opening of Seasons, and on Aug. 22, that wait will be over. The New York-based supermarket chain will open its doors to the public with a soft opening Tuesday morning. Plans for the upscale grocer, at 1630 Reisterstown Road, were announced roughly three years ago. “It’s all about relationships,”… Read More

Jewish Baltimore Stands with Charlottesville

The images he saw from this past weekend were in stark contrast to the “quiet, tranquil and peaceful city” B’nai Israel Rabbi Etan Mintz knows as Charlottesville, Va. He worked as a chaplain in the University of Virginia Health System between 2008 and 2010. “It’s a college town [with the University of Virginia]. It’s got… Read More

Baltimore Native Awarded Regeneron Prize for Medical Research

Graduate student Ori Lieberman read his email in disbelief on July 13. After a prestigious nationwide competition, the 26-year-old discovered that he was a recipient of the Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation. Lieberman was one of two early-career biomedical scientists to receive the award, which also came with a $50,000 cash prize. “I was shocked,”… Read More

JADE ASL Group Seeks More Captioning in Jewish Programs

The Center for Jewish Education’s JADE program, which stands for Jewish Advocates for Deaf Education, held its monthly ASL Meetup on Monday at the Park Heights JCC to discuss how to make Jewish-centered films and videos more accessible to people with hearing loss. About 20 people attended the American Sign Language Meetup, held in the… Read More

Baltimore Native Journeys to Israel to Work With At-Risk Youth

Esther Kuperman didn’t realize just how much of an impact she had on her Israeli campers until her last day as a counselor. “It was really the goodbyes that put it into perspective,” said Kuperman, a Jewish education major at Yeshiva University. “Something I did worked, and that was really meaningful.” The Baltimore native was… Read More