Jews on First On Camden Yards' 25th anniversary, the JT takes a look at the ballpark's Jewish history

Football has ubiquity. Basketball has superstars. Hockey has all of Canada and soccer the rest of the world. And then there’s baseball. The sport with the oldest professional league in the country is no longer America’s favorite (that honor, by most measures, goes to football) or, by most people’s standards, the most exciting. And yet,… Read More

Baltimore County Votes Against ICE Cooperation Bill

The Baltimore County Council effectively killed a bill that would have required the county’s jail to participate in a federal immigration screening program with a 5-2 vote on Monday to table the measure, which sparked great debate in the Jewish community. The legislation called for the county to join a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement… Read More

Seasons to Open Late Summer

Seasons, a New York-based kosher supermarket chain, is set to open its much-anticipated Pikesville store “late this summer,” according to Zachary Richards, regional director of operations for the upscale specialty food grocer. Plans for the store, at 1628 Reisterstown Road, were announced nearly three years ago. “I think most people are excited, and I’m absolutely… Read More

Hillary Clinton Calls for Unity at ECYP Fundraiser

When Victor Blackwell traveled to Israel in 1998, he became the first person in his family to travel outside the United States and experience a different culture. Perhaps best known for his role as co-anchor of CNN’s “New Day Weekend,” Blackwell still gets choked up when he remembers that nearly 6,000-mile journey, one that proved… Read More

Bobby Zirkin: Stevenson, Rosewood Sale Slated For Completion Wednesday

The long-awaited sale of a large swath of land at the former Rosewood Center in Owings Mills to Stevenson University is expected to occur at Wednesday’s Maryland Board of Public Works meeting, Sen. Bobby Zirkin told the JT. As part of the deal, which the JT first reported in April, the Baltimore County university will… Read More

Legislators Vow to Overturn Larry Hogan’s Paid Sick Leave Veto

Gov. Larry Hogan’s May 25 veto on legislation that would have required businesses with 15 or more employees to provide five days of paid sick and safe leave has stirred fierce emotions in the Jewish community. The Republican governor blasted the Democrat-controlled General Assembly for discarding his “common sense” bill that would have created tax… Read More

Maury Garten Named JCC Board Chair

One might say Morris “Maury” Garten has been preparing for his new role as chair of the JCC’s board his whole life. The 50-year-old Pikesville native has been involved with Baltimore’s Jewish community since he was a child, and he attributes much of his involvement to “the absolutely terrific education that I received on Mount… Read More

Fed Live! Brings Beatlemania, Volunteer Appreciation

Fed Live!, the Jewish Federation of Howard County’s annual gala, will provide an opportunity for the Howard County community to gather and celebrate a year of philanthropy and community building. The evening will honor four community members and feature a show performed by Beatlemania Returns, a Beatles tribute band. The gala will take place on… Read More

Jewish Community Split on Baltimore County ICE Bill

A Baltimore County Council bill that would require the county’s jail to participate in a federal immigration screening program has sparked great debate in the Jewish community. The proposed legislation, which was introduced by the county’s three Republican council members on May 1, calls for the county to join a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement… Read More