Alternative Worship Chavurot provide another means of Jewish connection


Synagogues in greater Baltimore and all over the world will be packed with crowds for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services in the coming weeks. For some, the High Holy Days kick off another Jewish year in which Shabbat will be observed, holidays will be celebrated, and life will flow according to the Jewish calendar…. Read More

Pikesville High Is Now a Cut Above


At 9:37 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, the 1-foot-tall, stage-length purple ribbon representing the team color of Pikesville High School was cut by ceremonially gigantic scissors (also purple rimmed), commemorating the completion of the school’s two-year, $50 million  series of renovations. What followed was an immediate groundswell of thundering applause from the 300 audience members… Read More

Wegmans Opens at Foundry Row

(David Stuck)

The opening of the much-anticipated Wegmans at Foundry Row on Reisterstown Road was officially realized on Sunday, Sept. 18. This year, Wegmans was ranked as the No. 1 supermarket in the nation, a favorite of consumers in the northeast region of the United States. The new Owings Mills Wegmans offers a vast assortment of kosher… Read More

Jews in Jazz

The Baltimore Jazz Alliance will hold its first-ever BJA Jazz Festival on Oct. 1 at Druid Hill Park from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Baltimore Jewish Times recently spoke with longtime BJA member Bob Jacobson who created the Jazz For Kids program in 2006 to help make the musical genre more accessible to young… Read More

Donkey Redemption Is Rare Ritual in Judaism

The Beirig family’s donkey was adorned with a serape and jewelry on its walk to the podium. (Lori Samlin Miller)

CHERRY HILL, N.J. — The Torah is specific when it  describes what a Jew should do about his first fruits, his first harvest and his firstborn male children. Is it any wonder that it is equally precise about what to do about a firstborn donkey? Such was the subject of a rare mitzvah performed last… Read More

Filmmaker Hopes to Shed Light on ‘Birth Fathers’

Ian Hochberg (Daniel Nozick)

Ian Hochberg has an interesting story to share. It’s about his experience as a “birth father,” which he will be relating to the world in the form of a documentary by that name. He was in relationship with a Catholic woman for exactly a year. Just as their relationship began to close, it was discovered… Read More

Cheswolde Celebrates National Night Out

Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer

The Cheswolde Neighborhood Association came together on Sept. 6 for its National Night Out event. National Night Out, a  nationwide initiative that has been held annually since 1984, is meant to foster police-community relations. “We always try out hardest to get out to community events during back-to-school season; we like to be involved,” an  officer… Read More

Scheinker Honored by Forbes

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, a leading full-service wealth management, financial services and investment banking firm headquartered in Philadelphia, announced that Gerald Scheinker, executive vice president of wealth management and senior partner of Baltimore-based Scheinker  Investment Partners, has been named to the 2016 America’s Top Wealth Advisors published by Forbes. This recognition was awarded to only… Read More

Gottlieb Joins Board of Podiatric Examiners

Ellicott City podiatrist Dr. H. David Gottlieb was recently sworn in as a member of the Maryland Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners. This State Board oversees the practice of podiatric medicine and surgery in Maryland, reviewing new applicants for licensure and concerns from the public regarding their treatment by doctors of podiatric medicine, as well… Read More

Best Lawyers Recognizes Cole Schotz Attorneys

Cole Schotz P.C. announced that 33 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers on its 2017 Best Lawyers in America list. Many of the firm’s attorneys are regularly featured on the annual list, with more than half of those recognized having appeared for 10 or more years. Best Lawyers, among the oldest… Read More