Chomping At The Bit

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From his youth programs to his college squad to the adult leagues he plays in now, Darin Segal has always laid claim as the lone Jew on his ice hockey teams. “It’s not really a Jewish ‘go-to’ sport,” Segal, 40, said. Therein lies the beauty, at least in part, of the Maccabiah Games. When the… Read More

Better Food, Better Service

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Harry Kozlovsky, a local information technology professional and businessman, said the key to any successful start-up is identifying a need in the marketplace and establishing a business to fill that need. That was the motivation for him to get behind Foodem.com, a website that launched in 2010 where bulk food purchasers such as restaurants, hotels… Read More

Black Eye for the Orange and Black

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Fan violence at sporting events is disgusting, immature and unacceptable. And now, not even Oriole Park at Camden Yards can say it’s immune to it. On Wednesday May 29, 25-year-old Hagerstown resident Matthew Fortese, out on a second date, attended an Orioles-Nationals game wearing a New York Yankees hat. It’s doubtful that he ever could… Read More

Paths To Success

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It’s that magical time of year when high school seniors celebrate the end of one journey and the beginning of another. The Baltimore Jewish Times is proud to feature five of Jewish Baltimore’s best — young adults who have distinguished themselves within their school and community and who no doubt will achieve much more as… Read More

Caught In The Act

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Shomrim of Baltimore prides itself on creating a safer community. Thanks to the effort of one persistent, committed Shomrim volunteer, a career criminal can no longer prey on our neighborhoods. Instead, as of late last month, he sits behind bars and will remain locked up for up to 20 years. A little more than a… Read More

New Israeli Government Initiative Could Impact Relationship Between Young Jews, Israel

There are high-level discussions taking place with the Office of the Prime Minister in Israel about an initiative that could significantly impact the relationship between young American Jews and the State of Israel. According to an email that was widely disseminated among Jewish communal professional and philanthropic leaders, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is interested in… Read More

Rabbi Sunshine Is Chosen

Rabbi Ari Sunshine said he is looking forward to exploring the challenges facing today’s Jewish community.

Rabbi Ari Sunshine, religious leader of B’nai Shalom Synagogue in Olney, is among a group of 27 rabbis across North America chosen to participate in the Shalom Hartman Institute’s 5th Rabbinical Leadership Cohort. The Rabbinical Leadership Cohort was started by Hartman Institute founder, the late Rabbi Professor David Hartman, in 2000. Its mission is to… Read More

Natural Gas Exportation By Israel

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Israel not too long ago crossed a major energy milestone when the daily supply of natural gas began flowing from the Tamar offshore res-erve — gas that is expected to power Israel’s electricity production for the coming decades. But while the domestic use of gas makes Israel less dependent on foreign energy than ever before,… Read More

Accessible

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The dark and rainy weather last Friday, June 7, didn’t dampen the spirits of the close to 80 people who gathered at the Pearlstone Center in Reisterstown for the third annual Shabbaton for the Deaf-Blind. The Shabbaton, which ran through noon on Sunday, June 9, included workshops, educational presentations, discussions, Shabbat rituals, prayers, dinner, Havdalah… Read More

Quebec Official: Rosh Hashanah Election Date Not Discriminatory

A Canadian government minister who said the Jewish community receives “privileged treatment” denied that a 2016 election scheduled for Rosh Hashanah discriminates against Jews. “Give me a break,” said Bernard Drainville, the Parti Québécois minister of democratic institutions and active citizenship, in response to a reporter’s question about his refusal to change the proposed date… Read More