Immigration Through A Jewish Lens Jewish community acts to protect immigrants facing an uncertain future

When Leonor Blum founded ¡Adelante Latina! four years ago, she never thought the after-school program would evolve into a safe haven for documented and undocumented immigrant students seeking refuge. But in many ways, Blum, 72, an Argentine Jew and professor emeritus at Notre Dame at Maryland University, said the program serves more than just its… Read More

JT Exclusive: Costco and Chick-fil-A Coming to Owings Mills, Reisterstown

Long-awaited, major redevelopment plans in Owings Mills and Reisterstown are expected to be announced soon. Membership-based warehouse Costco will be one of the anchor tenants at the future development of the vacant Owings Mills Mall site, according to a well-connected source with knowledge of the situation, who preferred not to be named. The Reisterstown Shopping… Read More

Crime Lab Gives City Big Punch in Fight Against Bad Guys

Chani Loeb traces her interest in blood splatter, tire tracks, fingerprints and ballistics to the nights when she first started watching the popular TV drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” She was instantly hooked, becoming enamored with the clues of solving mysteries and crimes through forensic science. “I like the idea of solving mysteries and crimes… Read More

Night of the Stars Brings the Laughs

The Second City Touring Company, known for launching the careers of an all-star cast of comedians including John Belushi, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell, will be performing its best sketches, songs and improvisations from the past 50-plus years on Thursday at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation’s seventh annual Night of the Stars. The event is… Read More

rHouse: An Educational Experience in Which Judaism Is Everywhere

rHouse, a new post-b’nai mitzvah program that provides teens with more experience-oriented educational opportunities, just launched at Temple Oheb Shalom and aims to raise the quality of immersive programming while not requiring the time commitment of conventional Hebrew school. “We are a mission-driven organization, and in our mission statement, one of the things that factors… Read More

Bolton Street’s Mind-Blowing Benefit

Max Major, a world-renowned mentalist from the D.C. area, will be dazzling attendees of Bolton Street Synagogue’s fourth annual fundraiser with mentalism, hypnosis and magic. The event, which takes place on May 6 at 7 p.m., benefits the educational and social action programs at the synagogue. “This event will be a good time for anyone… Read More

Israeli-Owned Cilantro to Open Second Location in Baltimore

Owings Mills Mediterranean restaurant Cilantro is opening a second location at 30 Light St. in Baltimore on Monday. The restaurant is owned by two Israelis, Eli Hershko and Sam Hilel, and first opened in Owings Mills in late 2014. “We started in Owings Mills two-and-a-half years ago, and we had a very good reception,” Hershko… Read More

Where There Is Life, There Is Hope

“Though she may be short in stature, [my great-grandmother] is my hero.” With these words, Lexi Silverman introduced Minnie Osher, a Holocaust survivor, to Roland Park Country School as the keynote speaker for its 25th Yom HaShoah program on April 28. Osher, 91, who still speaks with an accent portraying her Polish heritage, was only… Read More

JCS Partners with Hopkins on Innovative Dementia Study

More than 10 years ago, the late philanthropist LeRoy E. Hoffberger sought to improve the lives of people living at home with dementia and the lives of their caregivers. Together, Hoffberger and Dr. Constantine Lyketsos, director of Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center, brainstormed on what became the MIND at Home: Memory Care Coordination… Read More

Donald Trump Remembers Holocaust in Washington

In a somber, conventional 15-minute speech, President Donald Trump commemorated the Holocaust Tuesday in Washington, D.C., by praising the survivors of the genocide of 6 million Jews and pledging to stand against anti-Semitism. Speaking in the Capitol Rotunda, Trump headlined the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s annual Days of Remembrance ceremony. “Despite your great pain,… Read More