Family Fulfills Dream of Moving to Israel

The Foxes are enjoying their new lives in Israel after leaving Baltimore to start afresh. Pushing luggage heaped high on carts, Calen and Rachel Fox and their three children, ages 7, 4 and 2½ months, made aliyah on July 19. Neither Calen, 33, nor Rachel, 30, both medical professionals, had a job awaiting them, but… Read More

The Associated Holding School Supply Drive

Jewish Community Services, CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. and Jewish Volunteer Connection are holding a community school supply drive from July 31 through September 15. Donations of new school supplies or store gift cards with values of $10 or less are welcome.  The supplies will benefit children experiencing hardship whose families receive assistance from JCS… Read More

Baltimore Magazine Names Michael Teitelbaum President

Stephen A. Geppi, publisher and CEO of Baltimore magazine, announced that Michael Teitelbaum has been named its president, effective August 28. A Baltimore native who graduated from the University of Maryland in 1979, Teitelbaum’s second job out of college was as account executive with Baltimore magazine. Since then, his entrepreneurial spirit has led him to own and… Read More

‘They Needed Us’ From the beginning, Columbia’s ecumenical focus has depended on Jewish input

Fifty years ago, Columbia’s promise of equality and prosperity drew hundreds to Howard County. Planned communities like Columbia were not a new idea, but the area’s developer, James Rouse, had a vision that went beyond street layouts and park placement. Today, the area’s Jewish community is in a bind. Though Howard County’s Jewish population has… Read More

Ron Snyder Fulfills Dream with New Wrestling Book

Professional wrestling has long been about larger-than-life personas and storylines: Unexpected double- crossing. Rags-to-riches superstars. Action-packed entertainment. But that’s just the half of it. In many cases, wrestlers spend years working on their in-ring personality, fine-tuning their moves and absorbing constant punishment in hopes of one day reaching the sport’s highest level. And that’s the… Read More

Cyber Security Range Opens in Baltimore with a Little Help from Israel

Bruce Spector couldn’t help but smile and revel in the moment. Less than a year after he helped conceptualize the idea for a city-based cybersecurity training center, Baltimore Cyber Range celebrated its opening at Power Plant Live on Aug. 3. Spector’s company, Pikesville- based Electronic Technology Associates (ETA), operates the range, which uses a platform… Read More

Local Russian Jews on Russia in the News

Every day Russia makes the headlines. A recent sample from major news sites produced: “Putin orders reduction of 755 personnel at U.S. missions in Russia” (Baltimore Sun), “Pence takes tough tone on Russia after Putin retaliates against sanctions” (Washington Post), “Pence Delivers Tough Speech on ‘Unpredictable’ Russia” (Wall Street Journal). In light of all of… Read More

JCC Honors First Responders at Annual Appreciation Day

Clad in kippot, nearly 300 Koolanu and Ami campers gathered outside the Weinberg Park Heights Jewish Community Center on July 27 to honor those who protect and serve. Betsy Gardner, neighborhood liaison for the office of City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young, organized the third annual First Responder Appreciation Day in hopes of sending… Read More

Lutherville Teen Awarded Diller Tikkun Olam Award

The Helen Diller Family Foundation has awarded Jordan Yaffe, 18, of Lutherville a Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award for his ongoing program, Dunks for Diabetes. Dunks for Diabetes organizes three-on-three basketball tournaments across the country, which donate their proceeds to the American Diabetes Association. The program started in 2012 with only one tournament in Baltimore,… Read More

Suburban Orthodox Donates Golden Torah Lions to Jewish Museum

“As soon as you say, 6-foot, gold, electrified lions, I’m all in.” So was the sentiment expressed by Jewish Museum of Maryland collection manager Joanna Church when receiving the news that Suburban Orthodox Toras Chaim was offering a very special donation. Four or five years ago, the now 60-year-old synagogue on Seven Mile Lane in… Read More