LifeBridge’s Meltzer Honored

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The Gold Heart Award, the American Heart Association’s highest national recognition for volunteerism, was presented to Neil Meltzer, president and CEO of LifeBridge Health for his two decades of exceptional leadership and advocacy at the annual Gold Heart Banquet in Dallas. Only two people in the country were selected to receive this 2104 distinction. Meltzer… Read More

Hopkins Nursing Receives Grant

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is one of only 14 nursing schools nationwide to be among the first to receive a grant from a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program to increase the number of nurses holding doctorates. As an inaugural grantee of the Future of Nursing Scholars program, JHSON will select a nursing… Read More

The Associated Names Neumann, Baum

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The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore has named Mark D. Neumann as its chair of the board. Neumann, who began his two-year term on July 1, will be involved with planning and budgeting, funding and leadership development. The Associated provides the fundraising and infrastructure for many agencies and programs serving the overall Baltimore Jewish… Read More

Thayer Promoted at KatzAbosch

The partners of KatzAbosch are proud to announce that Arlene Thayer, AAAMP, has been promoted to executive vice president. Thayer has been with the firm for 11 years and is its chief operating officer, working mostly with shareholders and department heads on running the firm as a strategic administrator. In her new role as executive… Read More

Back Talk

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Akiva Shmidman has been a practicing physical therapist since 2003, first in New York and now for the past nine years in Baltimore. The 36-year-old Pikesville resident, who specializes in sports medicine, has seen his share of patients with lower back pain. The BeActive brace, a product Shmidman invented to help these patients, will soon… Read More

Pikesville Woman Missing

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Baltimore County police are asking for help in looking for an 88-year-old woman last seen Saturday at the Giant grocery store in the 6600 block of Reisterstown Road. Irene Kuperstein was recorded on surveillance video leaving the store at 9:21 p.m. and did not appear harmed. Kuperstein is described by police as a white female,… Read More

Baltimoreans Rally Over Gaza

When Raquel Minka heard about a rally taking place in downtown Baltimore protesting Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, she had to do something. “They’ve been having so many,” she said of the pro-Palestinian protest. “We also need a chance to speak up.” Minka took to Facebook to organize her own demonstration — one in support of… Read More

Pikeville’s Bravest Hold Fundraiser

The Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company enjoyed great weather, great participation and great fun at its fourth annual golf tournament at the Suburban Club on July 21, said its president Allen Roody. “The golf tournament is the fire company’s single biggest fundraiser other than our honorary membership fundraiser,” he noted. Pikesville’s Volunteer Fire Company’s history dates… Read More

Jewish Education Center to Open in Capital

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Changes are afoot at Congregation Kneseth Israel, a 107-year-old synagogue in Annapolis. This fall, the historic synagogue will be home to the new Jewish Education Center of Anne Arundel County. The school, founded by Rabbi Moshe P. Weisblum and directed by veteran Jewish educator Ellyn Kaufman, will welcome Jewish children of every denomination, offering religious… Read More

Anti-Semitic Vandalism Appears in Miami

Set back from a main street on one side, and obscured by trees and shrubbery on another, it’s easy to miss Torah V’Emunah, an Orthodox temple in a residential North Miami Beach neighborhood. “We don’t even have a sign in front of the synagogue,” said Miriam Bensinger, the rabbi’s wife. “People in the Jewish community… Read More