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J Street policy conference rallies youth, falls short on effectively moving the conversation forward
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 3, 2013

The J Street policy conference, “Our Time To Lead,” ran this year from Saturday night, Sept. 28 through Tuesday, Oct. 1. With 2,800 participants — 900 students — it was a sea of turquoise and a rush of chants, “Two states. Two states.” Sometimes more like a football game than a foreign policy conference, the CONTINUE »

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Baltimore screening of ‘Here One Day’ offers much-needed opportunity to discuss painful issues of mental illness, suicide
BY Simone Ellin
October 3, 2013

Here one day, gone the next. That’s what it feels like when a loved one dies — especially when that person takes his or her own life. That’s the focus of “Here One Day,” a highly personal 2012 documentary by award-winning Jewish filmmaker Kathy Leichter. The film is about her mother, Nina Leichter, who jumped CONTINUE »

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Jewish Museum of Maryland’s new exhibit highlights Civil War’s challenges for Jews
BY M. Hirsh Goldberg
October 3, 2013

In the middle of the night on Feb. 23, 1861, three individuals tread quietly through the darkened streets of Baltimore. One was Allen Pinkerton, head of a private detective agency. Another was serving as a bodyguard. The third, wearing an overcoat draped over his shoulders and a soft felt hat, and hunched over to disguise CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
October 3, 2013

U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, as well as Congressman John Sarbanes, announced a grant of more than $5.7 million to increase aircraft traffic flow at Baltimore/ Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The grant, from the U.S. Department of Transportation, was awarded to the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland Aviation Administration, the CONTINUE »

BY Heather Norris
October 3, 2013

Baltimore’s St. Frances Academy is one step closer to making its Jewish Studies program a permanent part of its overall curriculum. The private Catholic school, located at 501 E. Chase St., received $200,000 during the 2012-2013 academic year to begin building an endowment for the Hoffberger Chair of Jewish Studies. Until now, the program has CONTINUE »