Keeping Jewish Teens Involved

For many Jewish teens, the culmination of their involvement in Judaism comes at the age of 12 or 13 when they read their Torah portion and celebrate at their bar or bat mitzvah party. While some teens will go on to complete confirmation classes and may be involved with a Jewish youth group, many will… Read More

Meeting At Vatican One Between True Friends

Group photo of IJCIC members and Pope Francis. (PRNewsFoto/World Jewish Congress)

Citing the Declaration Nostra Aetate, and the teachings of Saint Paul, Pope Francis declared Monday, during his first official meeting in the Vatican with representatives of the Jewish community, that “due to our common roots, a Christian cannot be anti-Semitic!” He continued, “The fundamental principles expressed by the Declaration have marked the path of greater… Read More

Sunflower Bakery Wins Disability Prize

Gaithersburg-based Sunflower Bakery, which trains students with developmental disabilities in its kosher facility for employment in the baking industry, this week won one of five $50,000 Ruderman Prizes for Disability. The second annual prize, which recognizes organizations operating innovative programs and services dedicated to the full inclusion of people with disabilities in their local Jewish… Read More

Dermer On His Way To Washington?

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  Israel Ch. 10 Tuesday reported that the United States has withdrawn objections to the appointment of Ron Dermer as the next Israel ambassador to the U.S., replacing Michael Oren. Back in December, rumors circulated that Dermer would be the next ambassador after the Israeli daily Makor Rishon reported that Oren had requested to end his… Read More

Takin’ It To The Bank

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interested in making an 
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Meet David Millman. On the surface, Millman is your average Baltimorean. A 1973 graduate of Milford Mill Academy, he married his junior high sweetheart, Holly — both graduates of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. But today, Millman, 58, is anything but typical. He’s the Maryland and Baltimore market president for Bank of America, overseeing… Read More

Fusion Of Faiths

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We’re in the era of pluralism. Open-mindedness. Acceptance. Tolerance. “Our tradition,” according to Rabbi Daniel Burg, 37, of downtown’s Beth Am Synagogue, “is not to interrogate people before we count them in the community. … We don’t exclude people based on their beliefs.” It’s a peace-and-love mentality. And why not? Aren’t Jews supposed to be… Read More

With Vision

Dan Naor, chief operating officer of Baltimore Marine Centers, is a former captain in the Israeli Navy. His Baltimore story began in the late 1990s when he noticed 16 acres of property up for auction adjacent to the Inner Harbor in Canton. Naor, now 47, made the winning bid and with the help from investors… Read More

Point. Click. Switch.

Jason Schwartzberg started PointClickSwitch three years ago — on the side. Today, it is his full-time gig, and it’s catching on. (David Stuck)

“The mystery is how you can make a few clicks and save money,” said Andrew Finkelstein, vice president of business development for Residential Title & Escrow Company and its affiliated Commercial Settlement Services, LLC in Owings Mills. Finkelstein said he has saved more than $1,000 in just under three years — all in energy savings…. Read More

Goldsmith Elected President of Har Sinai Congregation

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Joanne T. Goldsmith was elected president of Har Sinai Congregation at its annual meeting last month. Goldsmith has served in several leadership positions in the congregation, including third, second and first vice president, as well as serving two terms as Sisterhood president. Active on a national level in the Reform Movement, she has served on… Read More

Blumberg Elected President of American College of Radiology

The American College of Radiology Council elected Dr. Albert L. Blumberg its president during the ACR’s recent 90th annual meeting and chapter leadership conference in Washington, D.C. Dr. Blumberg is a fellow of the ACR, serves on the ACR executive council and is immediate past chair of the ACR Commission on Radiation Oncology. He is… Read More