On The Marc

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The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore recently solidified its mission, which is to strengthen and nurture Jewish life by engaging and supporting community partners in Greater Baltimore, Israel and around the world. It does this by securing resources and allocating them to its agencies, programs and services that exude a set of significant Jewish… Read More

Father’s Day Reflection

Jim McKay at the Baltusrol Golf Club, lower course, in Springfield, N.J., for the 1980 U.S. Open; Jack Nicklaus won the tournament.

Not only is Sean McManus the chairman of CBS Sports, he is also the son of Baltimore broadcasting legend Jim McKay, who died in 2008 at the age of 86. Jim McKay, whose last name originally was McManus, started his TV career as a member of the staff at WMAR (Ch. 2) in 1947, after… Read More

In The Neighborhood

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Beth El Congregation Rabbi Faith Cantor said that in an ideal Jewish community, everyone would attend synagogue regularly, and all parents would send their children to Hebrew school. But, in today’s transient, fast-paced society, Rabbi Cantor admits that is not always plausible. In many cases, and for many reasons, getting children to Hebrew school can… Read More

Chomping At The Bit

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From his youth programs to his college squad to the adult leagues he plays in now, Darin Segal has always laid claim as the lone Jew on his ice hockey teams. “It’s not really a Jewish ‘go-to’ sport,” Segal, 40, said. Therein lies the beauty, at least in part, of the Maccabiah Games. When the… Read More

Better Food, Better Service

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Harry Kozlovsky, a local information technology professional and businessman, said the key to any successful start-up is identifying a need in the marketplace and establishing a business to fill that need. That was the motivation for him to get behind Foodem.com, a website that launched in 2010 where bulk food purchasers such as restaurants, hotels… Read More

Black Eye for the Orange and Black

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Fan violence at sporting events is disgusting, immature and unacceptable. And now, not even Oriole Park at Camden Yards can say it’s immune to it. On Wednesday May 29, 25-year-old Hagerstown resident Matthew Fortese, out on a second date, attended an Orioles-Nationals game wearing a New York Yankees hat. It’s doubtful that he ever could… Read More

Paths To Success

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It’s that magical time of year when high school seniors celebrate the end of one journey and the beginning of another. The Baltimore Jewish Times is proud to feature five of Jewish Baltimore’s best — young adults who have distinguished themselves within their school and community and who no doubt will achieve much more as… Read More

Caught In The Act

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Shomrim of Baltimore prides itself on creating a safer community. Thanks to the effort of one persistent, committed Shomrim volunteer, a career criminal can no longer prey on our neighborhoods. Instead, as of late last month, he sits behind bars and will remain locked up for up to 20 years. A little more than a… Read More

New Israeli Government Initiative Could Impact Relationship Between Young Jews, Israel

There are high-level discussions taking place with the Office of the Prime Minister in Israel about an initiative that could significantly impact the relationship between young American Jews and the State of Israel. According to an email that was widely disseminated among Jewish communal professional and philanthropic leaders, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is interested in… Read More

Rabbi Sunshine Is Chosen

Rabbi Ari Sunshine said he is looking forward to exploring the challenges facing today’s Jewish community.

Rabbi Ari Sunshine, religious leader of B’nai Shalom Synagogue in Olney, is among a group of 27 rabbis across North America chosen to participate in the Shalom Hartman Institute’s 5th Rabbinical Leadership Cohort. The Rabbinical Leadership Cohort was started by Hartman Institute founder, the late Rabbi Professor David Hartman, in 2000. Its mission is to… Read More