Taking A Stand

The Baltimore Jewish Council, an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, last week approved a new policy statement in support of public funding for private and parochial schools. Adopted on Nov. 8, the statement recognizes a need for the schools to receive state funding for ancillary services and instruction, provided that such… Read More

Ode To A Matriarch

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The community will come together on Oct. 21 to pay tribute to a team of people who have worked tirelessly, some of them for 30 years, with one goal: keeping Jews Jewish. There has been one who shines above the rest — who has given more, physically and emotionally, than any other. That person is… Read More

Does Your Elevator Reach the Top?

Much of today’s communication is impersonal, digital and 140 characters or less. however, being able to communicate verbally in real time is still an important skill, especially when one is engaged in a job search. I am a big proponent of everyone having an “elevator speech.” contrary to the label, it need not be expressed… Read More

Providing A Voice

Dr. Rafael Chikvashvili: “Because I spoke
English, [Soviet immigrants] would come to me and ask for my help.” (Photo provided)

Dr. Rafael Chikvashvili was awarded a Governor’s Citation last month for his efforts on behalf of former Soviet Jews. The citation was presented at the Conference on Social Integration of Immigrants in Maryland, held in Annapolis. In announcing the citation, Barbara Gradet, executive director of Jewish Community Services, called Dr. Chikvashvili “a strong and effective… Read More