You Should Know … Daniel Hoch

Daniel Hoch is a dentist based out of Harford County. When he’s not plying his day job, however, he’s honing his intellect through weekly study of Torah, Talmud and Judaism. Hoch is a first-generation American — his mother was a Holocaust survivor from Germany, and his father survived the ghetto in Budapest before coming to… Read More

State Officials Talk Hate Crimes, Hate Speech at Forum

In a passionate speech delivered to more than 150 people at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC on May 17, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh warned that the state is not immune to hate crimes, whether aimed at Jews, Muslims, immigrants or other minorities. That’s why Frosh, a Democrat, said he has taken steps to reassure… Read More

Public Radio DJ Marc Steiner Ends Long-Running Show

“If there’d been no Marc Steiner behind the mic for the past 20-plus years, Baltimore’s public radio airwaves would have been tamer, more predictable and a lot less fun,” said public radio producer Aaron Henkin. Steiner, 71, announced recently that his long-running radio show would cease July 31, ending nine years at WEAA and 24… Read More

Towson Hillel Director Noam Bentov Makes Move to Johns Hopkins

Noam Bentov is leaving his post as executive director of the Towson University Hillel after nearly two years to become executive director of the Johns Hopkins University Hillel. The announcement first came in a Facebook status on Bentov’s personal page May 12. Bentov told the JT he plans to remain at Towson through the end… Read More

Rod Rosenstein’s Secret Rockville JCC History

Mystery solved! Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who played a central role in James Comey’s firing, used to play center field in a softball league at what is now the Bender Jewish Community Center in Rockville. Or maybe right field. Or maybe short left. It’s unclear. What is clear is that the man overseeing… Read More

Is Trump’s Intelligence Disclosure Bad for Israel?

A day after it was reported that President Donald Trump had given top secret intelligence from Israel to Russia, a bipartisan group of lawmakers met a roomful of Jews in the U.S. Capitol. They fondly recalled their first visit to Israel and called on Trump to make good on his campaign pledge to move the… Read More

BHC Announces New Dues Model

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation announced earlier this month that it would be adopting a new dues structure for congregants following a year-long study of both its own and other congregations’ membership requirements. The biggest change is that BHC will make dues voluntary as opposed to compulsory for first-year members of any age and for congregants under… Read More

Jewish women’s organizations Come Together for 101st Convention

The Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations in Maryland hosted its 101st convention May 11 at Temple Oheb Shalom, attracting a couple hundred women and grappling with how to keep their organizations relevant in today’s world. The federation is home to nearly 30 Jewish women’s organizations — mostly congregation sisterhoods and service organizations — and celebrated… Read More

Kosher Evolution In Baltimore, restaurants and businesses redefine a traditional industry

With Baltimore’s Jewry so heavily invested in local arts, sciences and philanthropy, it is no surprise that Jews are prevalent in the world of  cutting-edge cuisine. Just as  Israel is now a global culinary destination, Baltimore has  experienced an explosion of innovative restaurants and businesses to appeal to a growing audience of young Jews who… Read More