Jewish Deafblind Adults Share Faith, Community at Shabbaton 2017

Picture a bucolic weekend retreat with activities such as braiding challah, baking gingerbread cookies, prayer services, networking, the mitzvah of tefillin. Sounds like an ordinary Shabbaton, where Jews come together to learn and celebrate their collective heritage. But the participants who gathered June 16-18 at the Pearlstone Retreat Center in Reisterstown for the Deafblind Shabbaton… Read More

From Bikes to Basketball, Charity Event Honors Rachel Minkove’s Memory

Rachel Minkove had a talent for bringing together people for a common cause, inviting neighbors over for Shabbat and working with young adults in their fight against cancer. In many ways, her family remembers her as a community connector. So it seemed only fitting that her brothers, Jon and Sam, honor Rachel for her giving… Read More

BSO Appoints New VP of Marketing

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra appointed Linda Moxley Vice President of Marketing and Communications, effective August 21, 2017. Linda Moxley has served in leadership positions in the arts for over 30 years and is currently Executive Director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. Prior to that, Moxley was Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations of… Read More

Mt. Washington Pediatric Foundation Announces New Board Members

The Mt. Washington Pediatric Foundation, Inc., an advisory board of Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital appointed two new board members to the organization’s board of directors June 30. Kevin Conklin, patient parent and Vice President of Operations at PANDORA Americas since 2011 and Dr. Ed Perl were confirmed at the hospital’s Board of Trustees’ annual meeting… Read More

BJC, ECYP Team Up to Promote Black-Jewish Dialogue

In an effort to strengthen bonds between African-American and Jewish teenagers, the Baltimore Jewish Council (BJC) and Elijah Cummings Youth Program (ECYP) in Israel have teamed up for an eight-month fellowship program. The program, which begins in September, will teach teens ages 15 to 18 how to facilitate constructive dialogue among their peers on contentious… Read More

Rhoda Harrison Returns to Har Sinai as Education Director

Rhoda Harrison has returned to where her career in the Jewish clergy began, joining Har Sinai Congregation as director of educational learning and programming. Harrison, who served as cantor and musical director of the Owings Mills-based Reform-affiliated congregation from 1993 to 1999, starts her new job on Saturday. She replaces education administrator Pamela Mandell, who… Read More

Cantor Jan Morrison leaves Dor L’dor Legacy at CJC

  Cantor Jan Morrison is “everything that you would want in a clergy member,” said Robin Rosenfeld, administrator at Columbia Jewish Congregation, which will say farewell to Cantor Morrison on June 30. Although she will still be volunteering in the community and involved with its programs and choir, she is retiring from the congregation to… Read More

Pearlstone to Hold Fourth of July Celebration

The Pearlstone Center will host a summer festival, complete with swimming, sports, art and wilderness survival classes, on Tuesday. The center recently hosted its first quarterly festival corresponding to Jewish holidays this past spring, but Jakir Manela, executive director at the Pearlstone Center, said the Fourth of July festival is an outlier because it celebrates… Read More

You Should Know … Laurie Rosen

Laurie Rosen, a Baltimore native and part-time financial loan consultant at her father’s company, HFS Financial, is one of the newest community connectors through the Macks Center for Jewish Education. Rosen is tasked with providing opportunities for members of the community to connect with peers through various Jewish programs and activities “to cultivate and deepen… Read More

Rabbi in Residence Gets Early ‘Farewell’ Honor

Hiring a rabbi with the intent of letting him go after three years is not a common practice — neither is hosting a celebratory meal in his honor. But Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah is doing both. The synagogue will host a brunch for Associate Rabbi Joel Dinin on July 9 at 10 a.m. In approximately… Read More