Do HR 850 and S. Res. 65 change anything when it comes to Iran/U.S. support of Israel?
BY Maayan Jaffe
May 31, 2013

With two weeks until Iran’s presidential election and with an announcement last week by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that Iran has accelerated the installation of critical nuclear infrastructure, allowing Tehran to greatly increase the pace of its uranium enrichment,  the U.S. Senate and House have passed legislation emphasizing Iran’s global threat and restating CONTINUE »

BY Suzanne Pollak
May 31, 2013

As Sarah Schechter watched the twin towers fall in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, she immediately decided to join the military. The fact that she was already married and attending rabbinical school didn’t change her mind one bit. “I realized how important our military is to protect us, to keep us safe, to keep CONTINUE »

Vote by Boy Scouts lifts 22-year ban on gays
BY Ron Snyder
May 31, 2013

The Jewish community played a significant role in working to lift the ban on gays in the Boy Scouts of America.At their annual meeting in Grape-vine, Texas, 61 percent of 1,400 members voted May 23 in favor of lifting the ban, which had been in place since 1991. The new policy will go into effect CONTINUE »

Speed skater brings talents to charity biking event
BY David Snyder
May 31, 2013

Departing from Asbury Park, N.J., on July 31, Pikesville resident Sheldon “Shlomo” Caplan will be one of approximately 300 people taking part in Bike4Chai, a two-day bike ride that raises funds for Chai Lifeline, a nationwide organization that provides care services for terminally ill children. Like his cohorts, Caplan will experience the grind of a CONTINUE »

Dr. Kerry Olitzky addresses Jewish leaders at DFI professional leadership summit
BY Simone Ellin
May 31, 2013

Playlist Judaism. That was the title of Dr. Kerry Olitzky’s presentation to approximately 125 Jewish communal professionals and lay leaders gathered for the Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development at the Weinberg Center’s  Professional Leadership Summit at Temple Oheb Shalom on May 21. But there were no iPods, klezmer bands or song leaders on CONTINUE »