Dinner And A Movie

“This is my Bible,” said a smiling Ira Miller, referring to a large book called “Motion Picture Exhibition in Baltimore” by Robert K. Headley. “The Pikes opened in 1938 and closed in 1984. It was built by John Eyring and originally had 650 seats. It was art deco and located on the Eastern edge of… Read More

Breaking The Cycle

When Americans think about Israel, what generally comes to mind is the Western Wall, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict andthe Iranian nuclear threat. What many people are not aware of is that 1.8 million Israelis live below the poverty line — 860,000 of whom are children. Nonprofit organization Meir Panim is working not only to feed hungry… Read More

Growing Vulnerability

The police station on Stefan Bandera Street in Lviv used to be just another government building to Dmitry Flekman. But that changed earlier this month following Flekman’s nine-hour interrogation by two detectives, who were accused of torturing and humiliating the 29-year-old Jewish businessman. It’s an incident that some see as indicative of rising nationalism and… Read More

The Man Who Dresses Baltimore’s Best

For Baltimore clothier Judah Estreicher, growing up with three sisters made at least one huge impression. “Looking good was pretty important,” he said. Today, Estreicher owns and operates JBD Clothiers, a high-end custom-clothing business that dresses a wide range of people from Ravens stars Joe Flacco and Torrey Smith to Bank of America board member… Read More

Talking Health

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein has worked in a variety of diverse capacities. He worked on community health projects in South America before medical school, worked as a pediatrician, served as Baltimore’s health commissioner and deputy commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under President Barack Obama and is now the secretary of Maryland’s Department of… Read More

Initiation By Fire

For Rabbi Ari and Shira Neuman, new Torah educators for the University of Maryland’s Heshe and Harriet Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus, the past couple of months have been a whirlwind. In July, Shira gave birth to their first son, Moshe, and in August they moved from New Jersey to College Park to begin… Read More

‘Pure Love’

Family and friends are mourning the death of Brooke Megan Greenberg, 20, of Reisterstown, who died of bronchial malacia on Oct. 24. Brooke, daughter of Melanie and Howard Greenberg and sister of Emily, Caitlin and Carly Greenberg, lived with an extremely rare condition that kept her approximately the size and developmental age of a 9-month-old… Read More

Jew in the City’s Top 10 Orthodox Jews

Baltimore’s Anne Neuberger was recently selected as one of the Top 10 Orthodox Jews in 2013 by the New York-based organization Jew in the City (JITC). Neuberger serves as director of the National Security Agency’s Commercial Solutions Center and heads the nonprofit organization Sister to Sister. “If there’s one religious girl out there who says… Read More

The Slingshot Effect

The biblical David used a slingshot to kill Goliath, thus earning the attention of King Saul. Today, Jewish organizations are trying to use Slingshot, an annual guide of the 50 “most innovative organizations and projects,” to capture the attention of donors. The ninth installment of the guide was released Thursday. Launched in 2005 by a… Read More

New Game Looks To Crack Mobile Fashion World

The fashion industry is in for a technological upgrade, and Ohad Greenshpan is leading the charge. Greenshpan is a co-founder of a new app that connects consumers to merchandisers via Serious Games, which was launched by Fashioholic, a gaming company based in New York City and Tel Aviv that deals exclusively with fashion. The Israeli… Read More