Levindale’s New President Hopes to Create ‘Sacred Space’ for Clients

Deborah Graves was recently named the new president and COO of Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. She assumes the post Nov. 27. Graves comes to Levindale from Minneapolis, where she was senior vice president of client services at Duluth’s Benedictine Health Systems, an organization of Catholic senior care facilities in the Midwest. She is… Read More

Sacred Bonds Shomrim Society of Maryland gives Jewish officers support, community

“You must be the only Jewish police officer in Baltimore.” That’s what family members used to say to Jeremy Silbert when he first joined the police department in 2000, and it was a common perception — one Silbert himself believed. He never realized how many men and women who donned a police uniform shared his… Read More

When Crisis Hits Israel, Baltimore Volunteers Ready To Deploy

Israeli military officers and first responders traveled to Maryland last weekend to train a civilian volunteer corps that will help Israeli agencies provide emergency relief during crises. Around 50 community members — firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses and even civilians with no emergency or medical background — spent Sunday morning at the Carroll County Public Training… Read More

Juvenile Justice Forum Addresses Youth Crime, Prevention

“Crime is everywhere,” said Pastor Norman L. Eaton of the Greater Hope Worship Center. Eaton was attending a community forum on juvenile justice on Nov. 15 at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC sponsored by the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office. He runs an after-school program through his church and said catching young people before they… Read More

‘Vergissmeinnicht’ Project Tells Holocaust Stories from Child’s Point of View

Friedchen Fichtelberger was born Dec. 4, 1927 in Ermerhausen, Germany. But the date of his death is unknown, because Friedchen was lost to history, one of the 1.5 million children killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during the Holocaust. But now Friedchen’s story, and those of two dozen other German Jewish children and their… Read More

PGCC, Government Officials Discuss Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Concerns

On Monday afternoon, November 6, 2017, due to the efforts of its Traffic and Safety Committee Co-Chairs David H. Feldman and Mical Wilmoth Carton, the Pikesville-Greenspring Community Coalition, Inc. (PGCC) met at the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) office in Hunt Valley with Wendy Wolcott, SHA’s Metropolitan District Engineer for Baltimore County, and Steven Walsh,… Read More

Hopkins’ Carey School, Ner Israel Partner

Students at Ner Israel Rabbinical College will have an opportunity to enroll in the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School beginning in January, thanks to an agreement between the two higher education institutions. Under the agreement, which was announced on Nov. 2, programs at Carey will be available to select students of the Pikesville-based Ner… Read More

Pikesville Armory Commission Members Named

State officials have named the members of the commission to study future uses of the historic Pikesville Armory. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday that the commission, chaired by Sen. Bobby Zirkin (D-District 11), will compromise 35 community members, including Howard Needle and Mel Mintz of the 1,000 Friends of Pikesville group; Jessica Normington of the… Read More

Opioid Education Program Features Speakers, Narcan Training

Confronting the Opioid Epidemic, a free community forum addressing the recent spike in opioid addiction and overdose deaths, is set for Nov. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Edward A. Myerberg Center, 3101 Fallstaff Road. Sponsored by Jewish Community Services, Sol Levinson & Bros., the Baltimore Board of Rabbis and The Associated:… Read More

JCC to Foster More Connections with Sister Cities

Energized by the JCC Global World Conference that was held in Tarrytown, N.Y., earlier this month, JCC of Greater Baltimore officials are working on programming that would bring closer Baltimore and JCCs in its sister cities of Odessa, Ukraine and Ashkelon, Israel. As part of the Amitim 2.0-Fellows, a three-year global leadership network program, the… Read More