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Zalman Schachter-Shalomi brought old-world gravitas to new-age Judaism
BY Ben Harris/JTA
July 9, 2014

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi was one of the world’s most innovative and influential Jewish spiritual leaders. To his followers, he was their Hasidic rebbe. But what other rebbe had dropped acid with Timothy Leary and dialogued with the Dalai Lama? Schachter-Shalomi, who died last week at 89, wasn’t the only rabbi who tinkered radically with Jewish CONTINUE »

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Krieger Schechter says hello, goodbye to middle school heads By Simone Ellin | Photo by David Stuck
BY Simone Ellin
July 2, 2014

It was the first week of summer recess and the halls and classrooms at Krieger Schechter Day School were almost empty. But outgoing middle school head Shelley Hendler and incoming middle school head Robyn Blum had work to do. Hendler was putting the finishing touches on her 14-year legacy with the school and Blum was CONTINUE »

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With new name, Pearlstone Campus for Living Judaism announces $2 million capital investment
BY Melissa Gerr
July 2, 2014

It was a farm-to-table experience on Monday night at the Pearlstone center, honoring outgoing board chair Ilene Vogelstein and incoming board chair P.J. Pearlstone, and attendees were invited to partake in all that nature offers in typical Pearlstone style. Visitors could try their hand at pickling or goat’s-milk cheese-making or even play with baby goats CONTINUE »

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Annual campaign raises $30 million
BY Simone Ellin
July 2, 2014

Linda A. Hurwitz enjoys telling people at Jewish federations across the country that she hails from Baltimore. Hurwitz, who travels to Jewish communities in her capacity as national campaign chair of the Jewish Federations of North America, explained last week that Baltimore has a “reputation” in the federation world. “We are rare,” she said during CONTINUE »

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Reisterstown man opens boutique firm
BY Justin Hayet
July 2, 2014

After moving to the United States from Scotland in 1998, Richard Waxman saw a country built upon opportunity. And today, more than ever, Waxman is getting a renewed taste for that same thirst for success that brought him to this country more than 16 years ago. His newest venture started, like many ideas, at a CONTINUE »