Jewish Museum Introduces Bessie Bluefeld, Its Newest Living History Character

Senior features reporter On Tuesday, April 30, when Jewish Museum of Maryland Director of Education Ilene Dackman-Alon introduced the museum’s new living history character, Bessie Bluefeld, many in the audience already knew her, or at least knew of her. Among the 100 guests who came to the JMM for a reception and one-woman show were… Read More

Torah Home Education Is Growing — Around The Country And In Baltimore

It’s a wow moment when your child’s face lights up as a new concept or idea he’s been grappling with clicks. That impression is one that could stick with you forever. It is those moments that keep Yehudis Eagle going. Eagle has been home educating her children for the past 20 years. The mother of… Read More

Sascha Hurwitz Serves As Catalyst For Donations To Benefit Homeless

Staff reporter It’s conceivable that somewhere in Baltimore tonight there is a family — one that previously lived on the streets — snuggling up in its very own home. That family may not know it, but its homelessness was put to a stop, in part, by a girl set to enter kindergarten next year. A… Read More

Shavuot Celebrations Spur Baltimore Day School Students To Think Torah, 10 Commandments, Cheesecake

Caramel cheesecake. Strawberry cheesecake. Chocolate cheesecake. A big jar of Lactaid. Yep! It’s Shavuot again — on May 15 and 16 — and Jews across Baltimore and the world will settle down for traditional dairy treats such as blintzes and vegetable lasagna. But Shavuot isn’t about the dairy food we eat, but rather a celebration… Read More

Shooting Incident Strikes Jewish Pikesville

A shooting incident that occurred early last Saturday morning in a predominantly Orthodox Jewish area of Pikesville was many months in the making, according to Menashe Efron, whose son and daughter-in-law live in the home where the attack occurred.

Noam Efron Goes On Record About Northbrook Shooting

Shooting incident strikes Jewish Pikesville; disturbed woman attacks young couple’s home; police respond Maayan Jaffe Managing Editor A shooting incident that occurred early last Saturday morning in a predominantly Orthodox Jewish area of Pikesville was many months in the making, according to Menashe Efron, whose son and daughter-in-law live in the home where the attack… Read More

Fatal Crash in Pikesville, On Old Court Road

At 07:44 a.m., police and fire units were dispatched to Old Court Road and Estates Court in Precinct 4/Pikesville for a pedestrian struck. The victim was identified by police as Damien Graham, 30, of the 3500 block of Edmondson Ave., and the Crash Team is currently investigating the incident. The vehicle involved remained at the… Read More

Mother’s Day Flowers From Jewish Women International Raise Spirits, Awareness

As the director of a shelter for victims of domestic abuse, Naomi Taffet sees a lot of women in tears. But once a year, for Mother’s Day, she has a chance to witness what she calls “happy tears.” That takes place when Taffet, executive director of CHANA: Counseling, Helpline& Aid Network for Abused Women, delivers… Read More

Crime Continues to Fall in Baltimore County

It’s getting safer to live in Baltimore County, including for those who live in the Northwest corridor. According to statistics released last week by the Baltimore County Police Department, violent crime was down 12.1 percent in the Pikesville precinct and 14.2 percent in the Franklin precinct in 2012, when compared with the five-year averages. However,… Read More

Dealing With Death

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“We’re all human, and at some point in our lives, we are going to suffer a loss,” said Janet B. Kurland, senior care specialist at Jewish Community Services. In its 15th year, the Irvin B. Levinson Memorial Lecture Series on Death, Dying and Bereavement — created and coordinated by Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc. and… Read More