Baltimore City Council Says ‘Yes’ to Paris Climate Pact

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord, the Baltimore City Council on Monday unanimously voted 14-0 to pass a resolution to support the international agreement. The resolution, introduced by Councilman Zeke Cohen (D-District 1), outlines a pledge from the city to fight “practices that disrupt shortsighted… Read More

Jewish Times Wins Jewish Press Association Awards

Several Jewish Times staffers were honored in the American Jewish Press Association’s 36th annual Simon Rockower Awards for work published in 2016. Senior reporter Justin Silberman won first place in Excellence in News Reporting for “Wage Dispute” (Aug. 26, 2016), which captured differing opinions on a city council proposal to raise the minimum wage to… Read More

Columbia Jewish Congregation Welcomes New Cantor

Columbia Jewish Congregation will welcome Ben Kintisch as its new cantor on July 5. Jan Morrison, who has been with CJC as its cantor since 1994, is retiring this month. The search for a new cantor was a nearly yearlong process. “I looked at synagogues all across the country, and CJC emerged as the best… Read More

Krieger Schechter Partners with Milbrook for Police Mosaic

The new, shiny and surprisingly large mosaic hanging in Baltimore County Police Precinct 4 is a gift to the officers from a group of 60 third-graders from Krieger Schechter Day School and Milbrook Elementary School as a way of building community and honoring local law enforcement. The mosaic, which was dedicated on June 9. is… Read More

Community Service, Safety Awards Celebrate Fourth Year

Exceptional community service and safety were recognized on June 4 at the fourth annual awards ceremony hosted by the Chesed Fund and Project Ezra. Winners were nominated and chosen by their peers in the community. Nearly 40 individuals were honored. One notable award recipient was Deborah Montague, who stopped someone from physically threatening her neighbor,… Read More

University of Maryland Professor Receive David H. Solomon Award

Barbara Resnick, chair of gerontology and professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, received the American Geriatrics Society’s David H. Solomon Public Service Award at the Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio. The award celebrates the legacy of David H. Solomon, a renowned geriatrician committed to community service and the care of… Read More

Associated Recognizes Young Professionals

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore recognized two young adults for outstanding leadership in the Jewish community on Monday. Randi Turkel and Andrew Finkelstein were presented with the Fred Walpert Young Leadership Award, which recognizes involvement and leadership within The Associated community. Turkel, a Pikesville resident and graduate of the Young Leadership Council, co-chaired… Read More

Labor of Love ECE Center’s Ilene Meister leaves indelible mark at the JCC

Ilene Meister is entering “my encore” or “the next chapter.” On June 30, Meister will be leaving the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, where she has worked in the Stoler Early Childhood Education Center for the past 30 years, serving as director for the past 20 years. Over the past three decades, she has been responsible for a… Read More

North Oaks Forms Speakers Bureau

North Oaks has added a speakers bureau to its North Oaks Institute program to provide a stable of its senior care professionals who can speak to groups about different aspects of adult services. The North Oaks Institute was developed almost two years ago to bring in occasional speakers to address issues relevant to senior care,… Read More