Tying Up Loose Ends

Phil Lehman helped his father, Merrill, connect with Marlin Levin (inset).
Photo by David Stuck

On a spring day last year, Phil Lehman visited his father and mother’s Clarks Lane apartment to assist in a task that many children perform for their senior parents — throwing stuff away. He disposed of reams of papers that day, but one document in particular caught his eye. After reading it, he made sure… Read More

Getting A Head Start

JCS career coach Deborah Weksberg says that teens need to realize they are competing among a vast field of job applicants that includes overqualified adults.
Photo by Justin Tsucalas

Nina Knoche can’t help but laugh at some of the things she’s witnessed from young adults during job interviews she has conducted. Knoche, who owns and operates Sofi’s Crepes in Owings Mills, says she’s seen run-of-the-mill hiring turnoffs such as poor English, shoddy attire and slouching. However, she was even morebewildered when one teenage applicant… Read More

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

The city of Efrat is 
blanketed in white.
Aryeh Savir/Tazpit News Agency

Residents of the Holy City woke up to a blanket of white, as some six inches of snow fell in one night last week, the largest snowfall since 1992. Schools were canceled, businesses closed, and joyful children bundled up to play in the cold white stuff many had never seen or enjoyed. “It’s really fun… Read More

Mission Possible

Andrew Razumovsky co-chairs the Baltimore-Odessa Partnership with Brett Cohen.

A more than 20-year relationship is changing. Or strengthening may be a better word. The Baltimore-Odessa Partnership, the first such sister city relationship for any American city with a city in the former Soviet Union, is making strides to connect on more and deeper levels. It all started last spring, when a group of hand-selected… Read More

Was It Mentor To Be?

At the Jewish Federation of North America’s recent GA, one of the many interesting and informative presentations I attended was “The Strategic Importance of Succession Planning.”  This is a salient topic not only in the federation world, but also for non-profits and even within the corporate sector. Leadership always has been a passion of mine… Read More

What will the next government of Israel look like?

What will the next government of Israel look like? In just a few days, Israelis —  and the rest of the world —  will know. On Jan. 22, Israelis will take to the polls and cast their ballots for a new Knesset, one that according to recent polls likely will be led by current Prime… Read More

Knesset Elections

Remember the second U.S. presidential debate in October, when the incumbent Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney stood about six inches from each other, with one interrupting the other at every turn? Add about a dozen candidates, take away the formal rules of debate, switch to Hebrew, and you’ve got a fairly good approximation of… Read More

A Blanket Donation

The Westminster branch of Morgan Stanley donated 15 fleece blankets to Carroll Hospital Center last month. Douglas Velnoskey, senior vice president  at Morgan Stanley in Westminster, and Coleen Kramer Beal, registered associate of the Velnoskey Group at Morgan Stanley, presented the colorful blankets to staff in Carroll Hospital Center’s pediatric department. The blankets were handmade… Read More

Analysis: Israel At The Polls

Yair Lapid said his party, Yesh Atid, “will not sit as a fig leaf” in acenter-right government.

Yossi Zeliger/Flash90/JTA

What will the next government of Israel look like? In just a few days, Israelis —  and the rest of the world —  will know. On Jan. 22, Israelis will take to the polls and cast their ballots for a new Knesset, one that according to recent polls likely will be led by current Prime… Read More

Hospice Raises $17K

A total of $17,000 was raised last month for Carroll Hospice services during the Carroll Hospital Center Auxiliary and Carroll Hospice’s A Season to Remember. The week-long celebration included a range of events to honor and memorialize special people, cherished loved ones and pets during the holidays. Also part of the event was the Festival… Read More