Fun for All

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The JCC held its first community block party at the Weinberg Owings Mills JCC on Sunday, June 8. Approximately 4,000 people attended, 110 faces were painted by Sophia Rosman, about 300 hot dogs and sausages and 250 hamburgers were served, four bands performed while a DJ entertained on the baseball field. Community members interacted with… Read More

A Political Breakfast

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Some 500 religious Jews crowded into a Potomac synagogue Sunday morning for kosher deli food and the opportunity to schmooze with 50 local elected officials and candidates — only two weeks before Maryland’s June 24 primaries. The inaugural OU Advocacy-MD Legislative Breakfast, organized by the public policy arm of the New York-based Orthodox Union, took… Read More

Olszyk Appointed to State Board of Physicians

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Mark Olszyk, M.D., vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at Carroll Hospital Center, has been appointed to the Maryland Board of Physicians at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Gov. Martin O’Malley appointed Olszyk to the board on May 20. As a board member, Olszyk will be involved in licensing physicians… Read More

JTS Library Receives NEH Grant

The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) announced its receipt of a substantial grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the conservation and digitization of material from its Cairo Genizah collection. The project will make a valuable body of material widely available for research for the first time and further the… Read More

Kurman Appointed to UMD Law Board

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Howard Kurman, a labor relations and employment law attorney and co-founder of the firm of Offit Kurman, has been appointed to the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. “I am honored and privileged to have received this appointment,” said Kurman. “After practicing law for more than 35… Read More

Dean Named to Top 40 Under 40

Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A. announced that member G. David Dean has been named a top 40 Under 40 legal advisor by The M&A Advisor. The 40 Under 40 award winners were chosen from a highly competitive field of established attorneys and other professionals, and selected by an independent committee of prominent business… Read More

Diamond minds

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Standing on a hill on a glorious Sunday morning, Mark and Ron Shapiro are kvelling as they watch Caden Shapiro — son of Mark and grandson of Ron — pitching — in a baseball tournament in Aberdeen, Md., after having been shelved for nearly two months by a broken ankle. Mark Shapiro, the president of… Read More

Sandberg Joins Junior Achievement

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Junior Achievement of Central Maryland (JACMD) has appointed Kirsten E. Sandberg to a three-year term on its board of directors. A senior vice president with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Sandberg leads a team of investment, credit, banking and fiduciary experts in taking an integrated approach to helping clients meet their unique… Read More

Lawrence Named SHJ President

Larry M. Lawrence, a resident of Washington, D.C., was installed on May 3 as the President of the Society for Humanistic Judaism (SHJ). A graduate of Harvard University and Indiana University, Lawrence previously served as secretary and treasurer of Machar, the Washington Congregation for Secular Humanistic Judaism, of which he is a long-term member. “I’ve… Read More

Himeles Jr. Named Champion of Justice

The Equal Justice Council (EJC) of Maryland Legal Aid recognized Martin S. Himeles Jr., managing partner of Zuckerman Spaeder LLP’s Baltimore office, as a “Champion of Justice” at its 17th annual recognition breakfast. Himeles was one of two people who received the “Champion of Justice” honor at the event, which was held at Camden Yards…. Read More