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Baltimore community weighs effect of Presbyterian divestment
BY Heather Norris
June 26, 2014

While national Jewish leaders are predicting a rift in Jewish-Presbyterian relations following last week’s PCUSA General Assembly vote to divest from three American companies doing business with Israel, the situation likely will prove more affable in Baltimore. “We have a lot of very strong relationships with the local Presbyterian Church” said Chana Siff, associate director CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
June 26, 2014

After a Ner Tamid member and employee was arrested on child pornography charges, the congregation’s rabbi and its Montessori school president sent a letter out to congregants and parents assuring them that their children were not at risk. “The Baltimore Police have made it clear, thus far, that no illegal activity took place on the CONTINUE »

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BY Marc Shapiro
June 26, 2014

As Israeli police and military continue their search for three teenagers who were kidnapped on June 12, the Baltimore Jewish community continues to show its support for the families and the Jewish state by joining the Three Yellow Ribbons campaign. The campaign, started by the Embassy of Israel to the United States, has Jewish organizations CONTINUE »

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Programming changes, as today’s seniors maintain active lifestyle
BY Simone Ellin
June 26, 2014

It’s not news that people are living longer and staying healthier than ever before. Baby boomers don’t feel like senior citizens, they don’t behave like senior citizens, and they may not envision themselves spending time at a senior center. At the Edward A. Myerberg Center in Pikesville, board and staff members get it. About two CONTINUE »

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Lt. Gov. scores an easy win over Gansler, Mizeur, closer for Hogan
BY Suzanne Pollak
June 26, 2014

Supporters of Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown entered the crowded University of Maryland’s Samuel RIGS IV Alumni Center Tuesday night already prepared to celebrate his win in the Democratic primary race for governor. “We’re ready to party,” declared Marilyn Kresky-Wolff of Potomac, long before the official election results began appearing on the huge television screen CONTINUE »