Bayshore Announces New Partnership

Andrew S. Parker, Steven J. Sless and Ian B. Sandler have partnered with Bayshore Mortgage Funding to launch their reverse mortgage division. Previously employed by Maverick Funding, DBA Reverse Mortgage Network and Great Oak Lending Partners, they played a key role in building both companies into top 10 Reverse Mortgage lenders. “Bayshore Mortgage Funding is… Read More

Friedman Named to Sinclair Board

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that Howard E. Friedman has been appointed to its board of directors. Friedman will stand for re-election to the board at Sinclair’s next annual meeting of shareholders. David Smith, chairman of Sinclair’s board, said, “Howard, a native of Baltimore, will provide the kind of experience and knowledge that will add… Read More

Renbaum Joins Carroll Bank

Carroll Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of Carroll Community Bank, announced the appointment of Barry J. Renbaum to its board of directors. Renbaum was the co-founder and co-manager of Custom Savings Bank, a $350 million federal savings bank that consistently outranked its peer institutions in terms of profitability and asset quality. He is a magna… Read More

Lawrence Joins BBBSGC

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake announced that Michelle Lawrence has been hired as director of marketing and communications, a first-of-its-kind role for the organization. Lawrence comes to Big Brothers Big Sisters from the second-largest running organization in the country, Atlanta Track Club. She brings with her a variety of experience developed in… Read More

Sanssin, Pritts Join Gordon Feinblatt

The law firm of Gordon Feinblatt LLC announced that Lynn B. Sassin has joined the firm as chair of the Trusts & Estates Practice Group. For more than 30 years she has provided counsel to individuals and families focusing on estate and tax planning, wills and trusts, estate and trust administration and charitable planning. Sassin… Read More

Celebrating Israel

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Hundreds of Israel’s biggest personalities and supporters will pack into the Waldorf Astoria in New York City this weekend to celebrate the Jewish state. The Times of Israel First Annual Gala, which will honor Israel’s prominent politicians, advocates, innovators, actors and athletes, will center on the theme “Telling Israel’s Story.” And in the midst of… Read More

Closing Doors

NEW YORK — It was one of the largest Jewish nonprofit agencies in the country. And until December, when FEGS unexpectedly announced that it had lost $19.4 million in the last fiscal year, it was considered by many to be a model social service agency. Then came last Friday’s announcement that FEGS was closing, leaving… Read More

Building Campus Community

Participants in the first annual Masorti on Campus 
Shabbaton gather for a group photo. They represent a
 diverse group of campus communities seeking connection.

Seeking connection among Conservative and traditional-egalitarian students on college campuses, a dedicated group of students banded together and are in the midst of planning their second annual conference. When Koach, the Conservative movement’s college outreach program, was shuttered in 2013, a group of concerned students came together to form their own community. Masorti on Campus,… Read More

Industrious New Director

Anita Kassof (Photo by Caroline Earp)

Former associate director at the Jewish Museum of Maryland Anita Kassof, who is “thrilled to be back in Baltimore and to be committing to this community again,” has found her new home and her latest mission at the Baltimore Museum of Industry as its new executive director. Kassof, who has spent the past four years… Read More

A Very Real Challenge

For Orthodox Jews, President Barack Obama’s proposed tax reforms present a numbers-crunching paradox: Income he designates as well-off may mean just getting by for large families. Obama’s 2015 budget, which was introduced Monday, aims to offset economic breaks to upper-income families to help working- and middle-class Americans, a key goal of his State of the… Read More