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Jewish Museum of Maryland’s new exhibit highlights Civil War’s challenges for Jews
BY M. Hirsh Goldberg
October 3, 2013

In the middle of the night on Feb. 23, 1861, three individuals tread quietly through the darkened streets of Baltimore. One was Allen Pinkerton, head of a private detective agency. Another was serving as a bodyguard. The third, wearing an overcoat draped over his shoulders and a soft felt hat, and hunched over to disguise CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
October 3, 2013

U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, as well as Congressman John Sarbanes, announced a grant of more than $5.7 million to increase aircraft traffic flow at Baltimore/ Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The grant, from the U.S. Department of Transportation, was awarded to the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland Aviation Administration, the CONTINUE »

BY Heather Norris
October 3, 2013

Baltimore’s St. Frances Academy is one step closer to making its Jewish Studies program a permanent part of its overall curriculum. The private Catholic school, located at 501 E. Chase St., received $200,000 during the 2012-2013 academic year to begin building an endowment for the Hoffberger Chair of Jewish Studies. Until now, the program has CONTINUE »

CJE announces initiative to fund sign-language interpreters
BY Simone Ellin
October 3, 2013

The Macks Center for Jewish Education (CJE), an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, recently announced a funding initiative that will significantly offset the cost of sign-language interpreters at Jewish communal events. Jewish Advocates for Deaf Education (JADE) will provide $50 per event toward interpreters’ fees, which typically cost at least $50 CONTINUE »

An entirely online storytelling festival will build bridges
BY Melissa Gerr
October 3, 2013

“When you hear other people’s stories, you realize how unique each person and group is and what we all have in common. When we’re able to walk in each other’s shoes, even for a few minutes, a stranger becomes a friend,” said Susan O’Halloran, organizer of an online storytelling festival, Stories Connect Us All. Identifying CONTINUE »