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Jewish War Veterans celebrate case of WWI soldier
BY Allie Freedman
September 11, 2014

Jewish veterans had a lot to celebrate at their recent convention in Charleston, S.C., not the least of which was an announcement by Baltimore resident Erwin A. Burtnick, a retired colonel and commander of the Jewish War Veteran’s Department of Maryland, that World War I veteran Sgt. William Shemin is being posthumously recommended for the CONTINUE »

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Historic Annapolis synagogue opens new Jewish education center
BY Allie Freedman
September 11, 2014

The rabbi blows the shofar, the musical director belts out “Shalom Aleichem” and a new Hebrew school in Annapolis is born. On Sept. 7, 108-year-old Kneseth Israel held an opening ceremony to launch its inaugural year as the Jewish Education Center of Anne Arundel County (JEC). The Sunday morning event invited students, parents and staff CONTINUE »

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Exhibit features first look at photos from 1964 concert and press conference
BY Melissa Gerr
September 11, 2014

Fifty years ago, on Sept. 13, 1964, when the Beatles played to a screaming crowd at the Baltimore Civic Center, photographer Morton Tadder found himself in the right place at the right time — but for Tadder, who is no stranger to serendipity, his accidental attendance at the event was business as usual. This month, CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
September 11, 2014

When The Beatles came to the Civic Center in September 1964, Jim Brazier wasn’t a huge fan, but he and a friend wanted to see what all the “Beatlemania” fuss was about. “It was a phenomenon and I wanted to catch it,” says Brazier, a Baltimore native who now lives in Annapolis. Although he and CONTINUE »

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Liverpool native recalls going to synagogue with Beatles’ manager
BY Marc Shapiro
September 11, 2014

Congregants at the Greenbank Drive Synagogue in Liverpool, England, always knew when the Epstein family had arrived for Shabbat services. “They all dressed in sync. The old man, Harry, and his sons Brian and Clive dressed with a nice black jacket and pinstripe trousers and … a bowler , and they looked immaculate,” said Rabbi CONTINUE »