Best Lawyers Named

The law firm of Gordon Feinblatt LLC announced that Sheila K. Sachs has been named 2016 Baltimore Lawyer of the Year in the area of family mediation law; Michael C. Powell has been named 2016 Baltimore Lawyer of the Year in the area of environmental law; and Ned T. Himmelrich has been named 2016 Baltimore… Read More

BHC Names President, CEO

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Kyri Jacobs was named president of Bonnie Heneson Communications (BHC), a full-service marketing communications firm headquartered in Owings Mills, and Bonnie Heneson was named CEO. The shift comes as BHC celebrates 25 years of business this year. Heneson, who has more than 35 years of experience in the field, founded BHC in 1990. Jacobs joined… Read More

Firm’s Attorneys Make Moves

The regional law firm of Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC announced that member Andrew Radding was elected to a second term on the Criminal Law Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA). Radding focuses his practice on white-collar criminal defense, complex commercial litigation civil and domestic litigation and representation of professionals in… Read More

Shriver Concerts Name Director

The board of directors of Shriver Hall Concert Series — one of the nation’s pre-eminent classical music presenting organizations — named Catherine Cochran as the series’ new executive director. Cochran comes to Shriver Hall from the renowned 92nd Street Y in New York City, where she served in a variety of roles over the past… Read More

Anyone’s Race With Stephanie Rawlings-Blake out of the picture, Baltimore’s mayoral election is an open contest

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In a city that’s seen violent crime spike, with a homicide rate surpassing that of many other major American cities, and anxiety still in the air from April’s uprising following the police-custody death of Freddie Gray, the stakes are high for Baltimore’s next mayor. Uptown, in the Northwest’s Jewish community, tension is also high with… Read More

Kamenetz Announces Plan to Accelerate Air Conditioning in Schools

On Tuesday, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance announced a plan to accelerate getting air conditioning in county schools. Under current plans, county schools without air conditioning would have it by 2021. Kamenetz and Dance are asking the state to accelerate its pledged funding so schools could have… Read More

Gov. Mandel Honored with Torah Mantle

A Torah mantle was dedicated to the late Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel at Shabbat services on Friday, Oct. 2 at The Commodore Uriah P. Levy Center and Jewish Chapel at United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. Lobbyist Bruce Bereano, who was a good friend of Mandel’s and attended High Holiday and occasional Shabbat services with… Read More

Netanyahu’s Silent Treatment Prime minister skewers international community during UN address

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In a pointed moment during his 40-minute address to the 70th United Nations General  Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stopped speaking for 44 seconds,  scanning the room with a stern look on his face, to  underscore his indictment of the international community for its “deafening silence” in the face of Iranian threats against the… Read More

‘An Obligation’ How Israeli volunteers in Europe are helping Syrian refugees

Dr. Tali Shaltiel explains to a group of Afghans how to get to the refugee 
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LESBOS, Greece — As the small rubber dinghy crowded with Syrians and Afghans emerged from the midnight-black sea to land on a desolate pebble beach, the first people to greet the bewildered and frightened refugees were two Israelis. “Does anyone need a doctor?”Majeda Kardosh, 27, a nurse from Nazareth, shouted repeatedly in Arabic as the… Read More

Old Problem, New Challenges City leaders looking to tackle heroin epidemic

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen speaks about the city’s heroin epidemic, as panelists (from left) Heather Ralston, Karen James, 
Dr. Beth McGinty and Baltimore City Police Lt. Timothy Devine look on. (Daniel Schere)

Baltimore’s heroin epidemic has persisted for several decades, but City leaders and health professionals are looking to solve the current crisis by taking away the stigma and approaching it as a public health issue. On Sept. 30, the Baltimore Jewish Council, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Issues Commission and the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives,… Read More