Sotloff Remembered for Unique Middle East Coverage

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Baltimore native and documentary filmmaker Matthew VanDyke knew Steven Sotloff wasn’t like other journalists. His love for the Middle East region and the time he took to learn Arabic and get to know the culture gave his coverage a deeper perspective, VanDyke said. He pointed to Sotloff’s work on the Benghazi attack in 2012. “He… Read More

Tête-à-Tête

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participated in a Sept. 2 discussion on rising anti-Semitism around the world.

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Concerned about growing anti-Semitic rhetoric, vandalism and violence plaguing Europe and the rest of the world in recent months, leaders from Jewish organizations in the United States and Europe met with State Department officials and Secretary of State John Kerry on Sept. 2 for an off-the-record roundtable discussion on how to combat this growing international… Read More

Following Through

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During Leonard Bloom’s life, he helped hundreds, maybe thousands of inventors successfully launch their creations. Now, in his death, his wife has taken on his mission. “I’m just trying to complete what he started,” said Barbara Bloom, Leonard’s wife of more than 44 years. “It helps a lot.” Growing up, Leonard was fascinated with adventurers… Read More

Breaking Barriers

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With the recent Ferguson, Mo., shooting fresh in everyone’s minds, children from Baltimore’s Jewish and African-American communities have detailed their own struggles with race relations — back in 2010, a highly-publicized altercation took place between an African-American teenager and two Jewish men in northern Park Heights — as part of a traveling photo exhibition in… Read More

Cohen Honored with Rosenberg Memorial

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The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore named Heather Cohen this year’s recipient of the Julius Rosenberg Memorial Award. The award is presented annually to a young person who shows sustained, outstanding campaign leadership through solicitation of others, personal contribution and commitment to the highest ideals of Jewish community building. Cohen was honored at The… Read More

Cole Schotz Attorneys Named Best Lawyers

The law firm Cole Schotz has announced that members Gary H. Leibowitz and Irving E. Walker have been recognized in the 2015 “The Best Lawyers in America.” Both attorneys made the list for their work in bankruptcy, and Walker was also recognized for bet-the-company litigation. Leibowitz is a member in the firm’s bankruptcy and corporate… Read More

Set For Super Sunday

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The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore kicks off its annual campaign this Sunday, Sept. 14, with its largest fundraiser of the year: Super Sunday. The event, which  raised $1.3 million last year, will see more than 100 volunteers flock to the Weinberg Park Heights JCC this Sunday to work phone banks and ask the… Read More

Zuckerman Spaeder Attorneys Named Best Lawyers

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP has announced that seven attorneys from the firm’s Baltimore office have been recognized in the 2015 “The Best Lawyers in America.” The seven attorneys are recognized in a total of 14 categories. Zuckerman Spaeder is the publication’s top-listed firm for white-collar criminal defense. The attorneys are Herbert Better, recognized in arbitration, commercial… Read More

JCS Names Pressman to Board

Mark Pressman, executive director of North Oaks, a senior living community in Pikesville, has been named to the board of directors for Jewish Community Services of Baltimore. JCS is a nonprofit human-service agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.   For the past four years, Pressman has served on JCS advisory councils —… Read More

Adelberg, Rudow Attorneys Named Best Lawyers

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The law firm of Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC has announced that four of its members have been included in the 2015 “The Best Lawyers in America.” The attorneys are Michael G. Hendler, who was was named the family law Lawyer of the Year; Marc B. Noren, who was listed in the field of… Read More