JWI Recognized by Slingshot

Jewish Women International has been named one of the top 50 innovative Jewish organizations by The Slingshot Guide, an annual publication spotlighting Jewish nonprofit organizations, for its Boy to Mentsch program, which addresses issues of domestic violence and problematic masculinity in Orthodox Baltimore communities through camps, seminars, sports leagues and schools. The JWI believes improved… Read More

You Should Know… Joseph Zajdel

Joseph Zajdel has been around Baltimore all his life, and he understands there are a lot of needs in the city. Zajdel, 37, grew up in Randallstown, attended Pikesville High School and lives in Stevenson with his wife, Lisa, and son, Bradley. He graduated from Towson University in 2002 with degrees in psychology and business… Read More

A Gold Star for Filicori Zecchini

Filicori Zecchini, an Italian coffee shop with locations in Towson and Baltimore, has received a new kosher certification from Star K, effective Tuesday. The establishment, now certified Star D (Star K’s dairy designation), recently encountered a setback when Rabbi Zvi Weiss, its previous mashgiach, pulled his Vaad HaKashrus due to the recently opened downtown location,… Read More

A New Beginning With Rosewood acquisition, Stevenson plans expansion

On a recent spring day, the branches of overgrown trees stretch to a picture- perfect blue sky through weathered roofs that have crumbled or been scorched by flames from multiple fires. Scores of shattered panels on glass windows gape, and debris from the once stately stone-and-brick structures line the ground. “You will DIE JOHN,” reads… Read More

Paratroopers, Jewish Museum Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the Six Day War

It wasn’t easy for three Israeli septogenarians to embark on a 16-day, seven- city tour of America. But a photograph taken 50 years ago forever transformed the former paratroopers into proud icons for the Six Day War and Jerusalem’s independence. The men in David Rubinger’s photo — Tzion Karasenti, Dr. Yitzhak Yifat and Chaim Oshri… Read More

Israel’s World Cup Lacrosse Team Has Baltimore Connection

From July 12 to July 22, a number of Baltimore natives will be competing in the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Guildford, England as members of Team Israel, which will be playing in the competition for the second time. The Israeli women’s lacrosse program has not been around for long. The first national team was… Read More

Baltimore City Council Says ‘Yes’ to Paris Climate Pact

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord, the Baltimore City Council on Monday unanimously voted 14-0 to pass a resolution to support the international agreement. The resolution, introduced by Councilman Zeke Cohen (D-District 1), outlines a pledge from the city to fight “practices that disrupt shortsighted… Read More

Jewish Times Wins Jewish Press Association Awards

Several Jewish Times staffers were honored in the American Jewish Press Association’s 36th annual Simon Rockower Awards for work published in 2016. Senior reporter Justin Silberman won first place in Excellence in News Reporting for “Wage Dispute” (Aug. 26, 2016), which captured differing opinions on a city council proposal to raise the minimum wage to… Read More

Columbia Jewish Congregation Welcomes New Cantor

Columbia Jewish Congregation will welcome Ben Kintisch as its new cantor on July 5. Jan Morrison, who has been with CJC as its cantor since 1994, is retiring this month. The search for a new cantor was a nearly yearlong process. “I looked at synagogues all across the country, and CJC emerged as the best… Read More