Jenny Benscher knew there was nothing she could do or say that would spare her sister, Jill Becker, the grief she was enduring and would continue to endure after the death of her 21-year-old daughter, Cara, from complications of leukemia in December 2012. A mother of three herself, Benscher realized there was no consolation for… Read More
Yossi Klein Halevi is an American immigrant to Israel and the author of a new and powerful book, “Like Dreamers,” in which he adds an important dimension to the story of Israel from the euphoria of the 1967 Six-Day War, the Yom Kippur War and the subsequent 40 years. Halevi’s work as a journalist and… Read More
Is it true that only 7 percent of success is what you say? When you speak, only 7 percent of what you’re conveying comes from your words. The rest comes from nonverbal communication, which can make the difference between closing or losing a prospect, encouraging or exasperating an employee or even soothing or upsetting a… Read More
In this final installation of my column, I reflect on the topics that have been of interest to me over the past year. I also look at the current state of employment (including in Jewish Baltimore) as well as ahead to employment’s future. I have preached the importance of having an elevator speech to concisely… Read More
Members of the American Studies Association (ASA) voted in favor of an academic boycott of Israel almost two weeks after its national council unanimously endorsed a boycott resolution. The results of the voting, which closed on Sunday, Dec. 15, were announced Monday; two-thirds of the members voted in favor. The ASA, the nation’s oldest and… Read More
A generous supporter has approached the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) with a matching gift challenge. If NKF-MD raises $200,000 by Dec. 31, the supporter — a private foundation with ties to a local kidney transplant recipient —will match that figure dollar for dollar, providing $400,000 in vital funds for the Maryland, Delaware and… Read More
Media Works, a Baltimore-based marketing and communications agency, is proud to announce the addition of four new clients: Chase Brexton Health Care, the Healthways’ SilverSneakers program, the University of New Hampshire and the College of Saint Rose. These four new clients came on board shortly after Media Works, Ltd., won the Maryland Lottery business earlier… Read More
Biova LLC, the global leader for water-soluble egg membrane ingredients, announced that it has received both kosher certification and halal certification for its entire line of branded ingredients, as well as for its production facilities. IFANCA certifies halal food products in more than 50 countries around the globe.
Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service (MVLS) is pleased to announce that Carolyn Malinowski, managing attorney of MVLS’s Adult Protective Services and Guardianship Review Board Project, has been selected to receive the Benjamin L. Cardin Distinguished Service Award from the Maryland Legal Services Corporation. The Benjamin L. Cardin Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding public interest attorneys who… Read More
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) and the board of directors of Upper Chesapeake Health (UCH) have announced that the merger of UCH into UMMS has been completed. The two health-care organizations began working together four years ago under a strategic affiliation agreement.