A Strong Personal Connection

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The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore recently announced the launch of an Israel Engagement Center to develop and fund strategies and initiatives that help connect Jewish Baltimore to Israel. It is not a physical center, it is a concept — of making Israel more central in our community’s mind. Co-chairing the initiative are Michael… Read More

Invaluable Initiative

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Masa Israel Journey and the Israel Action Network recently launched their inaugural Masa-Israel Action Network Fellowship, in which alumni of long-term, immersive Masa Israel programs gain insight about the State of Israel advocacy in the United States and receive tools to help them counter the assault on Israel’s legitimacy in their communities. The goal of… Read More

Drill And Fill? Uh-uh

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There are many words that one can use to describe Dr. Julie Blumenfeld, such as artist or educator. This past July, she added pediatric dentist to the list, when she took on her first full-time professional role as a member of the team of Stevenson Smiles. Affectionately known as Dr. Julie, Dr. Blumenfeld is focusing… Read More

Meor Maryland Celebrates

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More than 300 people gathered at 4607 Knox Road in College Park to celebrate the grand opening of Meor Maryland’s new home on Monday, Sept. 2. Formally known as the Maryland Jewish Experience, Meor Maryland is part of Meor National, an emerging educational movement that has spread to more than 20 campuses nationwide. Complete with… Read More

Descendent of Polish Rescuers Receives Outpouring of Love

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Excited visitors overflowed a home in Cheswolde on Aug. 26 to honor and thank a descendent of a family of Polish Catholics who laid their lives on the line on behalf of eight persecuted Jews. Dozens of people lined up to welcome Angieszka Wrobel, 29, at a reception, where they showered her with thanks and… Read More

Syria: Facts on the Ground

The Baltimore Jewish Council continues to review important media stories regarding possible intervention by the United States in Syria. The attached material, we believe, will help provide an important perspective on the situation. Rabbi Ron Shulman President Arthur C. Abramson Executive Director 9 Questions About Syria You Were too Embarrassed to Ask>>  

Israel’s Population Grows Slightly To 8.081 Million

The population in Israel rose to 8.081 million — 148,000 more than on the eve of Rosh Hashanah a year ago. According to data released Monday by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, the population grew by 1.8 percent, with 75.1 percent of Israel’s population, or 6.066 million people, listed as Jewish. Arabs made up 20.7… Read More

Drama at BG Airport: Palestinian Driven Truck Runs Through Airport

Early this morning, at about 3:30, a stolen truck driven by two Palestinians from Jenin and Qalkilia ran through the security checkpoint at the entrance to Ben Gurion Airport. Emergency procedures were immediately set in motion and security forces dispersed throughout the field. The truck continued its rampage through the field, running through more checkpoints… Read More

Worldwide Sukkah Directory

A world-wide registry of Sukkahs has been set up, and is listed online at localsukkah.org. The directory has been designed for Jews to locate a Sukkah near to them, so that they can go there to eat. The idea of this service is not to list every Sukkah, but to try and have a Sukkah… Read More

Against All Odds

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It is the stuff from which films are made and novels are written. His absorbing story is such that it connects three continents, Asia, Europe and North America; five countries, India, Israel, Canada, United Kingdom and Pakistan; and two religious communities seen as natural adversaries today, the Jews and the Muslims. Urdu poet and Hafiz-e-Qur’an… Read More