Rabbis Face Off
Respected D.C. Jewish leader goes to court in rare breach-of-contract dispute

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Two well-known D.C. rabbis squared off in civil court this week, resulting in the loser being virtually barred from George Washington University’s campus. “You can call up the president of the university and wish him Happy New Year,” was all Superior Court Judge Neal E. Kravitz said that Rabbi Yehuda Steiner, affectionately called “Yudi” by… Read More

Alan Gross Comes Home
Cuba releases Jewish-American contractor amid spy swap

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U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who was imprisoned by the Cuban government for five years, returned home to Maryland Wednesday in what was dubbed by many as a Chanukah miracle. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), who was informed Tuesday night by Vice President Joe Biden of Gross’ release, was at Joint Base Andrews in Prince George’s County… Read More

Statement from Gross on Return Home from Cuba

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Upon returning home from five years of imprisonment in Cuba, Alan Gross had the following to say: “Chag Sameach.  What a blessing to be a citizen of the United States of America.  Thank you President Obama for everything you have done today. I want to acknowledge the extraordinary and determined efforts of my wife of… Read More

Baltimore County Employee Honored

Baltimore County’s minority & small business marketing manager, Carla Tucker, was recognized recently by the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women’s Business Development for her successful efforts to promote the success of local minority- and women-owned businesses. She received the Parren J. Mitchell Gladiator Award, which honors exemplary public servants who provide assistance… Read More

Allegheny Health Partners with Hopkins

Allegheny Health Network has acquired majority ownership of Klingensmith Healthcare, one of Western Pennsylvania’s leading suppliers of respiratory and home medical equipment  and related services. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. According to John Paul, president and CEO of AHN, the acquisition of Klingensmith represents another significant step forward in efforts to establish… Read More

Attorneys Named ‘Super Lawyers’

The law firm of Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC has announced that five of its attorneys were chosen for Super Lawyers Business Edition 2014, a 400-page magazine that “serves as the go-to guide for presidents, CEOs and corporate counsel interested in hiring and validating outside counsel.” Representing multiple practice areas, the Adelberg, Rudow attorneys… Read More

Humane Society Opens Pet Food Bank

The Baltimore Humane Society opened the Bmore Kind Pet Food Bank on Dec. 3. Anyone in need who is unable to pay for their pet’s food is welcome to receive help from the new food bank. Part of the no-kill shelter’s mission is to end the homelessness of pets in our community, and it hopes… Read More

Maizels Joins JCPA

Acknowledging the interconnectedness between Israel advocacy, Jewish identity and the role of anti-Semitism in the modern world, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs has named scholar and activist Dr. Linda Maizels as its next director of Israel and International Concerns. Maizels will oversee JCPA’s efforts to foster American support for Israel, protect World Jewry and… Read More

New Leadership Baltimore County Board Members

Leadership Baltimore County has announced that four new members have been elected to serve on the organization’s board of directors. The new board members will be installed immediately. Their terms will last through 2017. The new board members are Kenneth A. Buck, director of the Community College of Baltimore County-Liberty Center; Michelle Denoncourt, regional manager… Read More

Har Sinai Names Youth Coordinator

Har Sinai Congregation has named Aaron Klaus youth engagement coordinator. In his new position, Klaus leads social, educational and religious activities for students in kindergarten through 12th grades at Har Sinai Congregation. In addition, he oversees the congregation’s madrichim student leadership program and teaches music in the religious school. Prior to his new position, Klaus… Read More