Jewish Camp Apologizes for Flying Palestinian Flag

A camp affiliated with the Conservative movement apologized after flying a Palestinian flag “as a sign of friendship and acceptance” to visiting Palestinian Muslim and Christian students. Camp Solomon Schechter in Washington state last week hosted members of Kids 4 Peace, including Christian and Muslim Palestinian children. In a letter sent to parents and supporters following the… Read More

New Rabbi Takes Pulpit at Pikesville Jewish Congregation

Less than a month ago, Rabbi Yechiel Shaffer uprooted his life in Manhattan to become the lead clergyman of Pikesville Jewish Congregation, a shul he describes as fast-growing and spirited. “The sky’s the limit in terms of creating something meaningful here,” Shaffer said. “It’s primarily led by a new generation that’s looking for meaning.” The… Read More

Reform Movement Slams Trump for Transgender Ban

The Reform Movement condemned President Donald Trump’s recent decision to ban transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military as discriminatory. On behalf of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, President David Stern and Chief Executive Steven A. Fox issued a statement expressing outrage with an act they deemed as an “unpatriotic slap in the… Read More

Neighbor’s Call Leads to Arrest of Carjacking Suspects

A concerned neighbor’s call to Shomrim ended with the arrest of two teenage carjackers, according to the Baltimore Police Department. Late Sunday night, the resident phoned the organization and reported seeing “four suspicious individuals” on private property, Shomrim spokesman Nathan Willner said. Members of Shomrim began following the suspects. Police said at approximately 11 p.m.,… Read More

‘The Ship That Launched a Nation’ 70 years after the voyage of Exodus 1947, one man’s passion leads to Haifa memorial

Seventy years ago, a ship once almost abandoned for scrap launched from Baltimore’s harbor to start a six-month journey to Europe, where it would pick up thousands of Jewish refugees fleeing the wreckage of World War II and take them to Israel. The ship was called Exodus 1947, and this month, largely as a result… Read More

C. Milton Wright High School Teacher Carol Wyman Studies European Holocaust Sites

As a teacher, Carol Wyman thought she knew a lot about the Holocaust, but she’ll return to her classroom in September with some fresh perspective from Holocaust survivors, scholars and historians. This summer, Wyman was one of 19 educators from the United States to take time from their vacations to participate in the Jewish Foundation… Read More

Survivor Bronislawa ‘Bronka’ Taler Eluded Nazi Capture 1924-2017

After surviving the Holocaust on the run for six years, the adventurous and boisterous Bronislawa Taler would eventually build a home in America and raise a family who would carry on her legacy. The Annapolis resident died on Saturday of congestive heart failure. She was 93. Family and friends remember Taler, or “Bronka,” as they… Read More

Gordon Center Gets Visual and Audio Upgrades

The Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills recently received a technology upgrade, including new sound and video systems, stage monitors and improved devices for audience members with visual or hearing loss. Baltimore-based HP Electronics installed the new speakers, designed to enhance the sound, not simply amplify it, while placing less strain on patrons’… Read More