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Outreach programming for young adults provides socialization, customized Judaism
BY Melissa Gerr and Marc Shapiro
February 27, 2014

In any given week throughout the year, there are dozens of events in the greater Baltimore area aimed at engaging young Jewish adults. In many ways this age group represents the future of Judaism. They know that, and so do the people programming events to attract them to their Jewish faith, to their culture and CONTINUE »

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From scrolls to rolls, Gary Rosendorff trusted instinct and fate and found his true calling
BY Melissa Gerr
February 27, 2014

Each week Rosendorff’s Bakery transforms 7,500 pounds of flour into challah and challah rolls. At its kosher baking facility in Pikesville, the aroma of dozens of breads and rolls is hard to adequately describe, as is the effect of Gary Rosendorff’s lilting South African accent and his bubbling infectious laugh. (Have a listen below.) “Even CONTINUE »

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JCRC, BJC take opposite sides in Annapolis anti-boycott debate
BY Suzanne Pollak and Heather Norris
February 27, 2014

On its surface, legislation being discussed in Annapolis is an effort on the part of the state to stand up to those who would boycott Israel. But the inclusion of financial penalties and ambiguous wording now pits two Jewish communal advocacy organizations on opposite sides, with the Baltimore Jewish Council facing off against the Jewish CONTINUE »

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Growing up alongside a sibling with special needs
BY Simone Ellin
February 20, 2014

It’s been almost 14 years since Emily Hecht and Owings Mills-based psychologist Eve Band published “Autism Through a Sister’s Eyes: A Young Girl’s View of Her Brother’s Autism.” Nowadays, Hecht, who grew up in Pikesville, is a 23-year-old graduate student at Washington University in Indiana. Recently, she recalled what it was like for her as CONTINUE »

Former Adas Israel executive director admits he took funds from California synagogue
BY Suzanne Pollak
February 20, 2014

The just departed executive director of Washington, D.C.’s Adas Israel Congregation has admitted to intentionally stealing at least $390,000, deceptive record keeping and the illegal transferring of funds from a California synagogue during the time he was executive director there. Eric S. Levine, who was asked to resign on Tuesday from Adas Israel after being CONTINUE »