Stormwater Fee Legislation

In response to questions received since the Stormwater Fee legislation was passed by the City Council, below is an FAQ one-sheet from the Department of Public Works website. VIEW FAQs>> The Department of Public Works is now in the process of drawing up the precise regulations. When that is completed (later this summer), there will be… Read More

Student Killed In Egypt Was Active In Hillel, Motivated By Peace

 Andrew Pochter, the American student stabbed to death Friday during a protest in Egypt, was active in Hillel and motivated by a desire to encourage peace and democracy in the region. “He went to Egypt because he cared profoundly about the Middle East, and he planned to live and work there in the pursuit of… Read More

Three Campers Injured In Lightning Strike At Reform Camp

Three children at the Goldman Union Camp Institute near Indianapolis were injured when lightning struck the field in which they were holding a camp activity. One of the children reportedly is in critical but stable condition from the Saturday afternoon lightning strike on the Reform movement camp located in Zionville, Ind. The three injured children… Read More

‘A Gentle Warrior’

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The last two-plus years of Marcie Jeffers’ life were a battle. However, most people never would have known. She simply didn’t let them. Staring down brain cancer, Jeffers continued living the life she genuinely loved and enjoyed. And although she passed away on Tuesday, June 25, just one week after her 59th birthday — a… Read More

Netanyahu Reportedly Taps Dermer As Next Ambassador to U.S.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to appoint his close aide Ron Dermer as Israel’s next ambassador to the United States, Army Radio reported Friday. According to the report, Dermer’s candidacy as ambassador has been in question for some time, as he was considered a “red sheet” in Obama administration circles for his perceived support… Read More

Unlikely Teammates

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Standing behind the podium of the 2013 NAACP Image Awards is a man in a tux with a red tie whose smooth, dark skin is stretched over a frame so long that it cannot fit through a standard doorway. Behind the same podium, a woman comes up to maybe the bottom of that man’s ribcage…. Read More

Breaking The Color Line

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For Beverly O’Neal, Gwynn Oak Park represents mostly positive memories. The longtime Baltimore-area educator remembers visiting the former amusement park as a child on trips from her home on the Eastern Shore. What O’Neal didn’t grasp at the time was just how lucky she was to be freely enjoying the rides, games and other Gwynn… Read More

EATS Chaim

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“Good food. Cool cars.” Those four words, from 22-year-old Adam Leve, may not have completely summed up Etz Chaim’s Raise the Steaks last Sunday night, but they were certainly two key highlights that helped draw more than 150 men to the upscale event. Hosted at the Pikesville home of Steve and Linda Hurwitz, Raise the… Read More

Blogger Ruchi Koval Visits Baltimore

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On Sunday, June 23, a group of 15 women gathered at Etz Chaim: The Center for Jewish Living and Learning for Do Sweat the Small Stuff by popular blogger Ruchi Koval. It was part of Etz Chaim’s young family division’s Raising Kids To Love Being Jewish, coordinated by Rabbi Yisroel and Chaya Porter, co-directors of… Read More

Annual Conference, A Wonderful Blend

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Several hundred people turned out for The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore’s 2013 Annual Meeting, which was held last week at Beth El Congregation. The evening honored outgoing campaign chairs Yehuda Neuberger and Judi Fader and celebrated 10 years of Marc B. Terrill as president of the local federation. In addition to the festivities,… Read More