Sinai Makes Interim COO Post Permanent

Dr. Jonathan Ringo, who was named interim president and chief operating officer of Sinai Hospital in December, has been tapped by Sinai’s parent company, Lifebridge Health, to lead the facility permanently. Previous president, Amy Perry, left for Atlantic Health in New Jersey. She had served since March 2013. Ringo said he is “incredibly excited” to… Read More

County to Reassess Pikesville Commercial District

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Councilwoman Vicki Almond announced last week that the Baltimore County Planning Department will survey the Pikesville commercial revitalization district over the next year and a half, and the survey will be used to update the 2003 revitalization plan for the area. “I was actively involved in the 2003 revitalization… Read More

In Trump Era, Reform Movement Faces Internal Conflicts

The calls to action were aimed at the Trump administration, but less clear at the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center gathering was the ability of Reform Jews to resolve political disputes under their own roofs. “I think the potential for the faith community is to be the conscience of the community,” former Delaware Gov. Jack… Read More

Egyptian Ambassador Talks Middle East Stability, Two-State Solution

Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Yasser Reda spoke about peace and conflict in the Middle East — including the Israeli conflict with the Palestinians — and mostly evaded any strong statements or criticisms of both his home country and the U.S. at the World Trade Center Baltimore on April 27. The event was hosted… Read More

White Supremacists Don’t Know What to Make of Jared Kushner

White supremacists have a problem, and his name is Jared Kushner. While many on the far right are hoping that President Donald Trump will help advance their separatist, racist agendas, figures like former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke and neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin are asking what to do about his Orthodox Jewish son-in-law with the… Read More

Immigration Through A Jewish Lens Jewish community acts to protect immigrants facing an uncertain future

When Leonor Blum founded ¡Adelante Latina! four years ago, she never thought the after-school program would evolve into a safe haven for documented and undocumented immigrant students seeking refuge. But in many ways, Blum, 72, an Argentine Jew and professor emeritus at Notre Dame at Maryland University, said the program serves more than just its… Read More

JT Exclusive: Costco and 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

Crime Lab Gives City Big Punch in Fight Against Bad Guys

Chani Loeb traces her interest in blood splatter, tire tracks, fingerprints and ballistics to the nights when she first started watching the popular TV drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” She was instantly hooked, becoming enamored with the clues of solving mysteries and crimes through forensic science. “I like the idea of solving mysteries and crimes… Read More

Night of the Stars Brings the Laughs

The Second City Touring Company, known for launching the careers of an all-star cast of comedians including John Belushi, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell, will be performing its best sketches, songs and improvisations from the past 50-plus years on Thursday at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation’s seventh annual Night of the Stars. The event is… Read More

rHouse: An Educational Experience in Which Judaism Is Everywhere

rHouse, a new post-b’nai mitzvah program that provides teens with more experience-oriented educational opportunities, just launched at Temple Oheb Shalom and aims to raise the quality of immersive programming while not requiring the time commitment of conventional Hebrew school. “We are a mission-driven organization, and in our mission statement, one of the things that factors… Read More