Local Foundation Recognizes City Educators

Honorees, Manekin Foundation representatives and guests celebrate the new Bernard Manekin Award for Leadership in Education.

On June 6, two Baltimore City Public School teachers, Patrick Daniels and James Childs, were awarded the first annual Bernard Manekin Award for Leadership in Education. Funded by the Bernard and Vivian Manekin Foundation, a supporting foundation of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, the award seeks to “shine a light on great teachers… Read More

‘Can’t The Jews Have One?’

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  It was a tragedy that is hard to forget. In March 2011, a terrorist infiltrated the town of Itamar and slaughtered five members of the Fogel family, including a 3-month-old baby girl and two other children. The killings were discovered by 12-year-old Tamar Fogel. Volunteers from Israel’s emergency cleanup organization ZAKA, who arrived on… Read More

What If The Nazis Had Tweeted?

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What could Goebbels have done with 140 characters? The question, disturbing as it might sound, can no longer be approached only as theoretical. As the archpropagandist of Nazism, Joseph Goebbels spread the demonic messages of his Fuehrer via the written word, mass demonstrations, radio and film. He used those avenues to near perfection, promoting what… Read More

‘Jews Are Still At Risk’

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Late last week, federal officials, along with representatives of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington formally announced at a news conference the seizure of the long-lost “Rosenberg Diary.” The book, which had gone missing following the Nuremberg Trials in the late 1940s, is a loose collection of the recollections — from spring 1936 to… Read More

Baltimore County Promoting Hands-Only CPR

Dr. David Efron is used to dealing with serious medical cases in his role as director of trauma and chief of the division of trauma and surgical critical care at Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Department of Surgery. He never expected to experience such a case in his own home. That was exactly what happened a few… Read More

Kippa Surprise

Shulamit Finkelstein of Ellicot City is a master at crocheting, and last summer, she embarked on a project that she only recently completed: crocheting 200 kippot for her grandson’s bar mitzvah. The project came at the suggestion of her daughter, Bryna Sherr. “Two hundred kippot,” Finkelstein remembers her saying. She thought to herself, “I better… Read More

Hand in Hand

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev recently graduated its first class of Jordanian and Israeli students who completed a special joint-emergency medicine BA program earlier this year. The first graduating class at the Israel-Jordan Academic Emergency Medicine Collaboration included 54 graduates who spent three years studying emergency medicine and medical response. One part of the curriculum… Read More

On The Marc

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The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore recently solidified its mission, which is to strengthen and nurture Jewish life by engaging and supporting community partners in Greater Baltimore, Israel and around the world. It does this by securing resources and allocating them to its agencies, programs and services that exude a set of significant Jewish… Read More

Father’s Day Reflection

Jim McKay at the Baltusrol Golf Club, lower course, in Springfield, N.J., for the 1980 U.S. Open; Jack Nicklaus won the tournament.

Not only is Sean McManus the chairman of CBS Sports, he is also the son of Baltimore broadcasting legend Jim McKay, who died in 2008 at the age of 86. Jim McKay, whose last name originally was McManus, started his TV career as a member of the staff at WMAR (Ch. 2) in 1947, after… Read More

In The Neighborhood

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Beth El Congregation Rabbi Faith Cantor said that in an ideal Jewish community, everyone would attend synagogue regularly, and all parents would send their children to Hebrew school. But, in today’s transient, fast-paced society, Rabbi Cantor admits that is not always plausible. In many cases, and for many reasons, getting children to Hebrew school can… Read More