Two Join BBYO Team

Joanna Fink has joined BBYO’s Northern Region East as its program associate, NoVa council, and Danielle Hercenberg has joined as program director, Baltimore council. Fink has been a part of BBYO NoVa Council for more than 10 years. As a teen, she was active in both chapter and council leadership. Hercenberg graduated with a degree… Read More

Jewish Community Services Honors Employers

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Jewish Community Services presented its 2013 Employer Partnership Award to Murthy Law Firm and Miller’s Minuteman Press at its annual meeting on June 17. The award is given annually to businesses that serve as outstanding examples of partnership with JCS Career Services, which involves listing multiple positions, interviewing candidates and hiring qualified clients who are… Read More

When A Death Sentence Brought Life To A Business

No one wants to hear, “You have nine months to live.” But those were the words that Michael, a 52-year-old tech wizard who had built a dynamic, multimillion-dollar business, heard from his doctor. Immediately concerned with how to tell his family that he was now battling terminal prostate cancer, he also began to worry about… Read More

Foundation for Jewish Culture To Close Next Year

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Does Jewish culture need a central address in order to thrive? Not according to the people who work there. The Foundation for Jewish Culture, a New York-based organization that has given more than $50 million to Jewish scholars and artists since 1960, will cease its operations in the coming year. According to the FJC’s president… Read More

JMM Awarded Fund For New Health-Care Exhibit

The Jewish Museum of Maryland has been awarded a $150,000 grant to develop a comprehensive exhibit exploring Jewish approaches to health care. The Institute of Museum and Library Services issued almost $30 million in grants to museums across the country and held a recognition ceremony for the grantees at the Capitol Visitors Center Wednesday afternoon…. Read More

BCPL Opening Sundays

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The Baltimore County Public Library has expanded its hours into Sundays. As of Sept. 8, all branches are open for four hours, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., every Sunday. The change, said Heidi Gillis, BCPL’s marketing and development manager, was something many in the community were anxiously awaiting. “Customers wanted Sunday hours,” said Gillis…. Read More

Clergy Calls For U.S. To Get Creative In Syria

A group of 64 rabbis and cantors last week bucked the call of many Jewish organizations for a military attack on Syria and urged the U.S. government to pursue “creative nonmilitary action toward Syria.” “We believe that a military attack on Syria is far more likely to bring on more horror and more violence, rather… Read More

Working Together

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Knesset member and Silver Spring native Rabbi Dov Lipman spoke about diversity and pluralism in Israel to a group of around 20 Christian clergy last week, citing the shared religious ventures and organizations he knew in America as part of the basis of his work as a politician to encourage a more tolerant and diverse… Read More

Israel Under Pressure To Give Up Chemical, Nuclear Weapons

The United States-Russian deal for the destruction of Syria’s huge chemical weapon stocks caused Israelis to breathe an audible sigh of relief. Many expected that a U.S. strike would push either Syria or its ally Hezbollah to retaliate by attacking Israel. Over the past few weeks, thousands of Israelis, not known for their patience, spent… Read More

Bringing Health Care To The People

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As the Affordable Care Act is implemented nationwide, millions of uninsured Americans will have a variety of health-care options to choose from. A healthier, insured population will bring a myriad of short- and long-term benefits to Maryland and the U.S. “Think of the [Maryland Health Benefit Exchange] as Travelocity or Expedia for health care and… Read More