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Nonprofit educates, connects and mentors observant Jewish women entrepreneurs
BY Melissa Gerr
May 15, 2014

Welcoming a group of more than 400 Orthodox female business owners, Jewish Woman Entrepreneur president and founder Chaya Appel Fishman urged the crowd, “You can kvetch, or you can get creative” at the organization’s second annual conference in Parsippany, N.J., this month. She went on to say, “We know there’s a bigger force behind us. CONTINUE »

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Survivor Fred Katz takes a different look at the Holocaust
BY Simone Ellin
May 15, 2014

Every year, as part of Sociology 230, “The Holocaust and Global Racisim,” Michael Sanow, a professor at the Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville, commemorates Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, with a special program. His students attend, and students and professors from other classes are also invited. This year, Sanow asked Fred Katz, a sociologist, CONTINUE »

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After misstep, possible contender faces next big test with Jewish donors
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
May 15, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the possible GOP presidential contender who raised the hackles of many a pro-Israel Republican with an off-the-cuff remark in March about the “occupied territories” of the West Bank, will get another chance to appeal to high-profile Jewish donors this Sunday. Many see the earlier flap at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s CONTINUE »

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Mayor’s public safety forum travels to Northwest District
BY Heather Norris
May 15, 2014

The Park Heights Jewish Community Center was, at times, full of tension last Monday night when Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts hosted their fourth of five forums on public safety. “We don’t have enough time in the night for me to satisfy you,” Rawlings-Blake said in response to one community member CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
May 15, 2014

Aleph Bet Jewish Day School in Annapolis received $472 from the Great Give fundraiser. The fundraiser, a 24-hour online effort in its second year, raised more than $675,000 for more than 150 nonprofits in Anne Arundel County. Aleph Bet Jewish Day School was gifted $472 from 18 donors. “The goal of the Great Give is CONTINUE »