Bobby Zirkin: Stevenson, Rosewood Sale Slated For Completion Wednesday

The long-awaited sale of a large swath of land at the former Rosewood Center in Owings Mills to Stevenson University is expected to occur at Wednesday’s Maryland Board of Public Works meeting, Sen. Bobby Zirkin told the JT. As part of the deal, which the JT first reported in April, the Baltimore County university will… Read More

Legislators Vow to Overturn Larry Hogan’s Paid Sick Leave Veto

Gov. Larry Hogan’s May 25 veto on legislation that would have required businesses with 15 or more employees to provide five days of paid sick and safe leave has stirred fierce emotions in the Jewish community. The Republican governor blasted the Democrat-controlled General Assembly for discarding his “common sense” bill that would have created tax… Read More

Maury Garten Named JCC Board Chair

One might say Morris “Maury” Garten has been preparing for his new role as chair of the JCC’s board his whole life. The 50-year-old Pikesville native has been involved with Baltimore’s Jewish community since he was a child, and he attributes much of his involvement to “the absolutely terrific education that I received on Mount… Read More

Fed Live! Brings Beatlemania, Volunteer Appreciation

Fed Live!, the Jewish Federation of Howard County’s annual gala, will provide an opportunity for the Howard County community to gather and celebrate a year of philanthropy and community building. The evening will honor four community members and feature a show performed by Beatlemania Returns, a Beatles tribute band. The gala will take place on… Read More

Jewish Community Split on Baltimore County ICE Bill

A Baltimore County Council bill that would require the county’s jail to participate in a federal immigration screening program has sparked great debate in the Jewish community. The proposed legislation, which was introduced by the county’s three Republican council members on May 1, calls for the county to join a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement… Read More

Community Inducts Nine into Baltimore Jewish Hall of Fame

Nine community leaders from all walks of life — from politics and education to business and religion — were inducted into the Baltimore Jewish Hall of Fame on May 24 at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts. The nine inductees were Harry Attman, founder of Attman’s Delicatessen; U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.); businessman Howard E…. Read More

Beth Tfiloh Puts Spotlight on Scholarships

When Zipora “Zippy” Schorr helped start Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School’s Spotlight event, the goal was simple: Provide for families in need who were seeking a rich Jewish day school educational experience for their children. The annual fundraiser, in its 33rd year, has accomplished just that, bringing together members of the community for a one-night… Read More

Behind The Scenes With Maryland Lawmakers Local Jewish legislators talk about what’s it like to live hybrid lives

In late April, Shelly Hettleman met with 10 individuals in an Owings Mills living room to talk with them about how they could become more involved in the political process. Hettleman, 52, a Democrat in the House of Delegates who represents Baltimore County’s District 11, offered a simple message to the group. “I told them… Read More

Femstock Celebrates Women’s Rights Victories

It has been nearly a century since one of the largest victories in the history of women’s rights: On June 4, 1919, the 19th Amendment was proposed by Congress, which would give women the right to vote the following year. On June 4, 2017, The 8×10 in Baltimore will be hosting a benefit concert called… Read More