Blindness Foundation Names Caplan

Pikesville resident Mindy Caplan has been appointed a national trustee to the Foundation Fighting Blindness. “Mindy’s dedication has truly helped fuel our pursuit of vision-saving treatments and cures,” said William T. Schmidt, the foundation’s CEO. “We’re thrilled to welcome her to this special group of Foundation Fighting Blindness leaders whose ongoing passion to advance retinal… Read More

Sinai Awarded Elite Distinction

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore was designated one of the Leapfrog Group’s top hospitals on its annual list. Sinai Hospital was selected on the basis of medication safety, intensive care physician staffing, high-risk surgery procedures, safe practices and the use of resources.  The announcement came at Leapfrog’s annual meeting last month, focusing on transparency as the… Read More

New Myerberg Board Members, Officers

The Edward A. Myerberg Center has elected new officers and members to its board of directors: Carol Sandler, former coordinator of volunteer services at Jewish Community Services, as the center’s president; Linda Litofsky, a retired registered nurse, as vice president; and Robert Hankin, a certified public accountant and an attorney, as treasurer. Dianne Salama, a… Read More

Myerberg Center Adds O’Donovan

Katherine O’Donovan has been appointed director of development for the Edward A. Myerberg Center. O’Donovan will coordinate all the center’s fundraising and outreach activities. Most recently, she served as project manager of the Asian Art and Culture Center at Towson University. “Katherine is a key part of connecting our donors and community with the Myerberg… Read More

Still A Magnetic Personality

Shoshi Wolf Ponzcak says Rachel Minkove (right) loved cooking and 
eating Shabbat meals.
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From the time she was able to run to her neighbors’ homes and invite them over for Shabbat dinner, Rachel Minkove had a natural knack for bringing people together. It’s only fitting that even after her passing in late July, Minkove’s spirit — along with the shear thought of her beaming smile and relentless optimism… Read More

Leadership Changes at Sinai, LifeBridge Health

Amy Perry named new Sinai president.
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A new year is bringing change to Sinai Hospital and its parent company, LifeBridge Health. Amy Perry has been named president of Sinai Hospital and executive vice president of LifeBridge Health. Perry will succeed Neil Meltzer, who has been named the new chief executive officer of LifeBridge Health. Meltzer will succeed Warren A. Green, who… Read More

It’s All About Integrity

For the first time since 1996, no living players were selected for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The voting results come in a year when players like all-time home run leader Barry Bonds and pitcher Roger Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young winner, were eligible for the first time. But both players had… Read More

Easier For Israelis

A bill to include Israel in America’s visa waiver program was introduced Jan. 15 into the House of Representatives. The program allows travelers from Israel to visit America for business or pleasure for up to 90 days without a visa. Thirty-seven countries already are in the program, including many European countries, Australia, Singapore and Japan…. Read More

Legislative Session Under Way

While there may not be a massive, looming budget crisis, and the state may even retire its structural deficit, there are a few key issues that are likely to be on the top of the General Assembly’s agenda. Cailey Locklair, director of government relations for the Baltimore Jewish Council, reported, “We’ve begun meetings with cabinet… Read More

Day School Teacher Charged With Abuse

A physical education teacher at the Day School at Baltimore Hebrew has been suspended following charges of child abuse. Foye C. Minton, 33, was arrested on Jan. 10 at around noon at the day school. He has been charged with child abuse following an investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department’s Crimes against Children Unit,… Read More