At Sukkot, Turning Oy Into The Season Of Joy

In open opposition to Kohelet (Ecclesiastes), which tells us on Sukkot “there is nothing new under the sun,” I decided to build a solar sukkah this fall. To energize my plan, I went to the 99 Cent Store to buy some solar yard lights to adapt for use on the roof. However, while driving home… Read More

A Tough Split

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For eight years, Irina Goldsmith has been taking her children, Jaxson, 12, and Payton, 10, to the youth duckpin bowling league at AMF Pikesville Lanes. This year, she said, league members will be traveling to the Westview lanes or dropping out entirely. No one is more surprised about this change than the league members themselves…. Read More

November Trial For Pikesville Harassment Case

The trial for a Baltimore woman accused of harassing and attacking a young Pikesville couple has been set for Nov. 18 in Baltimore County Circuit Court. Stephanie Kamlot, 41, is charged with two counts of second-degree assault, stalking, harassment, malicious destruction of property, fourth-degree burglary and intimidating a juror. The disposition for the first assault… Read More

Wellwood To Get Air Conditioning In One Year

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Wellwood International Elementary School is one of five Baltimore County schools that will have air conditioning installed, thanks to a new pledge by the county executive. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced $17.2 million in funding to cover the county’s share of the $29.2 million cost of installing air conditioning at Wellwood and four other… Read More

Poll Suggests Jewish Organizations Not Accessible

Results from a new poll conducted by RespectAbilityUSA and Jerusalem U found that many Jews support the inclusion of disabled Jews in Jewish organizations and events, but suggest that many of these venues and organizations aren’t practicing what their members preach. Of 2,607 Jews surveyed, 223 reported having a disability, and 594 reported having a… Read More

Fish Farming

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When Ellen Perlman heard about aquaponics through a chance meeting, it perked up the environmentalist in her. “I am very interested in saving the planet and sustainability,” she said. “I never in my wildest dreams imagined I’d be farming fish.” After taking a course in Florida taught by James Rakocy, the father of modern aquaponics, Perlman… Read More

Cool To The Core

Mayim Bialik is co-chair of CORE18, a new cutting-edge fellowship for Jewish leaders ages 19 to 25.

They are calling it “cutting-edge.” They are looking for innovation. They are hoping to find young people who have talent, passion and a desire to make a difference in the Jewish world. They – the leaders of Jerusalem U (formerly Jerusalem Online) – are the founders of a new social entrepreneurial boot camp for select… Read More

‘Immoral Conduct’ Costs Area Physician His License

A local Jewish doctor, who served patients through the White Square Obstetrics and Gynecology practice on Franklin Square Drive, earlier this summer had his medical licensed suspended. Dr. Saul J. Weinreb, former president of the board of Ohr Chadash Academy, was charged by the Maryland Board of Physicians in summer 2013 with “immoral conduct in… Read More

Social Savvy Soldier

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Ashkelon’s own 2010-2011 Diller Teen Fellows alumnus, Cpl. Dima Glinets, is fighting for Israel every day as a part of his army service. But he is not doing it with a gun. He does it through social media. Glinets, 19, is a part of the spokesperson unit in the Israel Defense Forces, and his particular… Read More

N.J. Company Introduces Automated LED Yahrzeit Lights

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W&E Baum, a Freehold, N.J.-based company, recently patented a technology that allows synagogue memorial boards to require minimal maintenance and that can automatically turn yahrzeit lights on and off. The automated yahrzeit lighting is available on new boards or can be retrofitted for old memorial boards. The system uses LED lights, which have a long… Read More