State’s Chief Judge Appoints Staff Chief

Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera has named Suzanne Schneider as her chief of staff. Schneider, who had been the assistant court administrator for the Montgomery County Circuit Court, began her new duties March 11. As chief of staff, Schneider reports directly to Barbera and will manage the daily operations of the… Read More

Letzer New Historical Society Director

The board of trustees of the Maryland Historical Society has named Mark B. Letzer as its new executive director. Letzer brings to the Society more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of museum operations, including exhibitions, fundraising, community outreach, publications and management. Letzer will begin his new position on July 1. “Mark [brings]… Read More

Bogen Named MICA Provost

The Maryland Institute College of Art has announced the appointment of David Bogen as the college’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs, beginning in August. Bogen brings 20 years of diverse experiences in higher education program development, research strategies, partnership building and internationalization to MICA. He currently serves as vice president and provost… Read More

UMMC Appoints Board of Directors

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), the flagship institution of the 12-hospital University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), has announced its newly elected board of directors. UMMC serves as a destination campus for the most complex levels of patient care in the State of Maryland. This unique role places UMMC in a central position… Read More

Levin: FPMA President

Baltimore native Dr. Stephen Levin was recently named incoming president of the Florida Podiatric Medical Association. Levin is certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He served as the president of the Hillsborough County Podiatric Medical Association for 10 years and was selected a Young Practitioner of the Year in 2005… Read More

Carefirst Gives $250K to Training Facility

The University of Maryland Medical Center has announced that CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has awarded a $250,000 grant to the capital campaign for the Center for Critical Care and Trauma Education at the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. The Center for Critical Care and Trauma Education, under the leadership of medical director… Read More

A Real Concern

Secretary of State John Kerry meets with foreign ministers in Lausanne, Switzerland, during negotiations with Iranian leaders about the future of their nuclear program. (State Department photo/SIPA/Newscom)

Israeli politicians and American Jewish organizations were nearly unanimous this week in voicing concern and skepticism about the framework nuclear agreement reached between a U.S.-led coalition of six nations and Iran last Thursday. The deal, they say, does not go far enough to prevent the threat of a nuclear-armed Tehran in the near future. Shortly… Read More

The Struggle Continues

Ilya and Luba Tolkachov and their 22-month-old son live in a tiny one-room Kiev apartment, which they share with with Ilya’s mother. (Ben Sales)

KIEV — In a crowded room of the Tolkachov family’s tiny apartment here, a couch and twin bed sit kitty-corner from each other, sandwiching a small crib. In another corner, a wooden table is cluttered with a computer and some toys. Since October, three generations of the Tolkachov family — grandmother, parents and 22-month-old baby… Read More

Carole Sibel, Rock Star Philanthropist

Carole Sibel held “virtually every leadership position possible” 
at The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.
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There’s no debating that Carole Sibel was a true champion. From the Jewish community to the animal advocacy community to the arts community and to the medical community, Sibel’s impact and otherworldly fundraising abilities were felt all over Baltimore. “She’s like irreplaceable,” said Sheldon Stein, president and CEO of Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, where Sibel… Read More

A Gaffe at the Gordon Center

The March 11 to 15 run of “Old Jews Telling Jokes” garnered five complaints.

When “Old Jews Telling Jokes” came to the Gordon Center for a series of performances in March, five actors paid tribute to Jewish humor. A handful of audience members got more than they bargained for, walking out after an offending joke involving Jesus on (and off) the cross. The joke, as told by producer Phil… Read More