Towson Chabad Files Appeal on Controversial Structure

The Chabad Jewish Center of Towson University and Goucher College is seeking to overturn a Baltimore County Circuit Court judge’s ruling that calls for the removal of a 6,614-square-foot structure in a residential Towson neighborhood within the next year. The move is the most recent in a months-long legal standoff between the Chabad and a… Read More

Will Preakness Stakes Remain in Baltimore?

The Preakness Stakes has always held a special place in the heart of Sandy Rosenberg. After all, Rosenberg grew up within walking distance from the iconic Pimlico Race Course in what was then a predominately Jewish neighborhood. Rosenberg, 66, a lifelong Baltimore City resident, has fond memories of some of the most famous moments in… Read More

‘Baltimore Jewish Times’ Wins Editorial Awards

The Baltimore Jewish Times won a number of awards from the Maryland, Delaware, DC Press Association in the category of non-daily newspapers with a 10,000 to 20,000 circulation at its annual awards event on May 12 in Annapolis. JT art director Ebony Brown won “Best of Show” in cover design for the April 29, 2016… Read More

Cohen Joins Israel Bonds as New Director

The Development Corporation for Israel (DCI) last week welcomed Steven A. Cohen as the new executive director of Israel Bonds in Maryland. Cohen’s appointment follows the retirement of Alan S. Dorenfeld in March. “Steven has been a dedicated supporter of Israel and Jewish causes for many years, and we are pleased to welcome him to… Read More

80 Years: NCJW Annapolis Still Going Strong

About 50 women gathered in Annapolis last Sunday to celebrate eight decades of community service and advocacy. The Annapolis Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) was founded on July 19, 1937 to focus on the needs of the World War II immigrant community and the elderly, children and youth in Anne Arundel… Read More

Foose Resigns from Howard County Schools

After months of public feuding between the Howard County Board of Education and Superintendent Renee Foose, a deal was brokered behind the scenes that will see Foose compensated nearly $1.65 million in salary and benefits in exchange for her resignation. The election of three new school board members running on a platform directly in opposition… Read More

Baltimore City Council Hearing Focuses on Human Trafficking

Moniquika Sutton had been roaming the streets for days in search of food, shelter and safety. She simply had nowhere else to go. After the Baltimore resident was cut off from her family, had her son taken away and was left homeless, her soon-to-be pimp offered her a way out. “He asked if I wanted… Read More

No Quick Fix with Mental Health Issues

Dr. Catherine Harrison-Restelli never forgets the young woman who would routinely visit the labor and delivery triage unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in East Baltimore. At the time, Harrison-Restelli was working in Johns Hopkins’ gynecology and obstetrics residency program. Nurses said the woman, who was pregnant, would visit once a week. They would… Read More

70-Year Sisterhood Covenant Guild celebrates legacy of dedicated philanthropy, friendship

Any room full of Covenant Guild members is, in many ways, a family reunion — they talk at great length about other (family) members, they bicker and tease, they reminisce about years gone by, and they laugh heartily at each other’s jokes and stories (likely being told for the hundredth time). But the overarching feeling… Read More

Costco, Chick-fil-A Coming to Owings Mills, Reisterstown

Long-awaited, major redevelopment plans in Owings Mills and Reisterstown are expected to be announced soon. Membership-based warehouse Costco will be one of the anchor tenants at the future development of the vacant Owings Mills Mall site, according to a well-connected source with knowledge of the situation, who preferred not to be named. The Reisterstown Shopping… Read More