JCC Awards Young Lifesavers

The Aquatics Department of the JCC of Greater Baltimore on June 30 awarded aquatics staffer Brendan Regert and TNT camper Alexandra “Lexi” Regert the American Red Cross National Award for Saving a Life in recognition of their actions on Sept. 9, 2016. They were awakened that day by their dog barking and discovered their father,… Read More

Libit Tapped for Leadership Development Program

Howard Libit, executive director of the Baltimore Jewish Council, was one of 14 people selected to participate in Leading Edge’s yearlong leadership development program, which is designed to groom new Jewish leaders for the nonprofit community through in-person meetings, individual management tutoring and travel. The number of aging Jewish leaders is the program’s main impetus…. Read More

‘A Sacred Mission’ For 125 Years Sol Levinson & Bros. celebrates another milestone in serving the Baltimore Jewish community

Through 125 years, 12 family members in five generations, five locations and thousands of funerals, Sol Levinson & Bros. has carried on its important, if macabre, legacy — death. As one of the few — and for much of its existence the only — Jewish funeral home in the area, Sol Levinson has become an… Read More

Two Area Conservative Rabbis Find Themselves on a ‘Blacklist’

At least two area Conservative rabbis found their names on a so-called “blacklist” compiled by the Israeli Chief Rabbinate rejecting their 2016 letters confirming people’s Jewish identities for aliyah. In order to get married in Israel, Jews must first have their Jewish identity confirmed by a rabbi according to Jewish law. The rabbi then sends… Read More

Pikesville-Greenspring Group Gathers Input on Pedestrian Safety

Friends Sheryl Grossman of Pikesville and Cheryl Gottlieb of Towson sometimes have trouble navigating the sidewalks and streets of their own neighborhoods. The “S/Cheryls from Baltimore, Your Disability Rights Duo,” as they call themselves, get around in power wheelchairs. So, if the sidewalks aren’t shoveled, or there aren’t enough curb cuts to safely motor onto… Read More

Jewish Community Services No Longer in Howard County

Jewish Community Services (JCS), an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, is no longer functioning in Howard County, according to a letter by Jewish Federation of Howard County (JFHC) president Beth Millstein. The letter, sent out on Thursday, stated the JFHC board determined the expenditure of funds for services was not justified… Read More

‘Call for Unity’ Rally Features Father of Fallen Soldier, Khizr Khan

Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father of a fallen Muslim-American soldier and immigrant who created media buzz when he condemned Donald Trump last year at the Democratic National Convention, spoke out for the rights of immigrants at Patriot Plaza in Towson on Wednesday. Khan, an American citizen born in Pakistan, delivered an impassioned 20-minute speech… Read More

JT Exclusive: Baltimore Clayworks Plans to File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Baltimore Clayworks, the Mount Washington-based nonprofit ceramic arts center, plans to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which likely means operations will cease, Clayworks officials told the JT Sunday. The decision came after a coalition called Clayworks Community Campaign, which was founded in February after Clayworks announced plans to sell its properties, declined to give Clayworks… Read More

Beth Israel Hires Jen Rolnick As New Cantor

Beth Israel Congregation will welcome Jen Rolnick as its new cantor on Aug. 1. Cantor Roger Eisenberg, who had been with the Conservative Owings Mills congregation since 2000, stepped down in June. The search for his successor, which lasted about six months and was conducted by an in-house committee, drew hundreds of candidates from around… Read More

VAYA Relocates to Columbia

VAYA Pharma recently announced the relocation of its global headquarters from the University of Maryland BioPark to new offices at 10480 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. The move signals VAYA Pharma’s rapid growth as it graduates from the University of Maryland BioPark to larger corporate offices in the state. The company has grown more than… Read More