Hopkins Names Faculty to Patient Safety Academy

In a new effort to eliminate harm and reinforce a culture of caring in health care, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing faculty members Ellen Ray, Cynthia Foronda and Brigit Van Graafeiland have been chosen to serve in the third cohort of the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Academy. A program launched… Read More

Weinberg Early Childhood Center Opens

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and The Johns Hopkins University opened the Weinberg Early Childhood Center, an innovative space — and the first of five such centers that will be created in Baltimore City — designed to care for infants and educate parents. The event, which took place on Sept. 10, featured Lt. Gov…. Read More

Jemicy Head Joins Stevenson Council

Ben Shifrin, head of Jemicy School in Owings Mills, was selected by Stevenson University President Kevin J. Manning to serve on the President’s Advisory Council at the university. Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent undergraduate university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s… Read More

Weinberg Gives $340K to Charity

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, hosted its eighth annual Employee Giving Program in which 17 employees presented $20,000 to a Maryland nonprofit. The charities included: Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare, Inc.;  Baltimore School for the Arts Foundation; Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan… Read More

Leadership Howard County Selects Ostroff

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Michelle Ostroff, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Howard County, has been selected as a member of the Leadership Howard County Class of 2015. Forty-nine individuals were selected for the 10-month program that is designed to empower and connect community leaders and keep them engaged in the critical issues facing Howard County and the… Read More

Goldman Joins Berkshire Hathaway

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Joel Goldman has joined Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Homesale Realty as a full-time Realtor and member of the Yerman Witman and Gaines Team. A resident of Baltimore, Goldman will specialize in residential sales throughout Baltimore City and Baltimore County. He attended Vassar College in New York, where he received a B.A. in political science and… Read More

Holocaust Refugee Shares His ‘Small Slice of History’

A local book club examined the life of Si Kalderon, whose story is among many mentioned in “Haven,” Ruth Gruber’s account of rescuing 982 refugees from 18 countries as World War II raged. Kalderon, who was just 9 years old when he fled the Holocaust aboard the troop transport Henry Gibbins and sailed for Ellis… Read More

New Mediterranean Restaurant Coming to Owings Mills

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Although Ronen Barokas went to culinary school in Israel and worked as a chef there and in New York City before coming to Baltimore two years ago, he still asks the rhetorical question, “What is Israeli food?” “We take it from all over the world, and we make it better” is his answer. The Israeli… Read More

Baltimore City College Celebrates 175 years

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Baltimore City College in northeast Baltimore, Maryland’s oldest public high school and third oldest in the nation, celebrates 175 years this month with a series of events culminating with a black-tie gala on Oct. 25. The kick-off event outside the school’s second home — “the castle on the hill” that was erected in 1939 —… Read More

Beyond the Stutter

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Despite all of his accomplishments, Ben Goldstein of Baltimore still finds it difficult to order a cup of coffee. Since early childhood, Goldstein, 24, has had a stutter. Despite his speech impediment, he spent a year in Israel teaching English, graduated with almost a 4.0 grade point average from college and received a full scholarship… Read More