Bubbie Inspires Kind Mind, a Mitzvah Project to Help Those with Alzheimer’s

Back row, from left: Steve Venick, Jordyn Venick, Holly Venick, Ilene Rosenthal, program director at the Alzheimer’s Association and John Ottena, manager of therapeutic recreation and volunteer services at Levindale. Front row, from left: Jordyn’s siblings and grandparents Hunter Venick, Herman Venick,  Marley Venick and her bubbie, Beverly “Bubbles” Venick. (provided)

Jordyn Venick, a student at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, was surrounded by friends, family and residents of Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital when she presented a check for $4,200 to the Alzheimer’s Association on May 1. She raised the money through a mitzvah project that she dedicated to her grandmother, who is a… Read More

Britain’s Labor Party Suspends 50 Over Anti-Semitism, Racism

Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is no stranger to controversy, having called Hezbollah and Hamas members his friends. (Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Britain’s Labor Party reportedly has secretly suspended 50 of its members in the past two months over anti-Semitic and racist comments. The suspensions by the party’s compliance unit were reported in the British daily The Telegraph on Monday, May 2, citing a senior source within the party. Up to 20 members have been suspended in… Read More

Emanuel Legacy Lives On at Baltimore Hebrew

Temple Emanuel’s former home on Berrymans Lane in Reisterstown. (Screen shot from Google Maps)

After several months of discussion, the deal is done: Baltimore Hebrew Congregation will absorb Temple Emanuel and its membership, sacred objects and other resources. “Temple Emanuel has had a wonderful place in this community, and we’re honored to embrace much of that legacy and welcome its members,” said BHC Rabbi Andrew Busch. “While never the… Read More

Administrative Changes at Bais Yaakov

After 36 years at the Bais Yaakov School for Girls, Rabbi Mendel D. Freedman, principal of the elementary and preschool division, will retire at the end of this school year. “His 36 years of masterful leadership is virtually unmatched in Jewish education. Rabbi Freedman has led the elementary and preschool divisions for many years of… Read More

Tom Kahn, Capitol Hill’s Voice of Reason, Retires

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Being politically active was a must for Tom Kahn. He grew up in a home where Jewish identity, Israel and politics were the most common subjects discussed at the dinner table, and that led him to find his moral compass in a niche area of public  policy: the federal budget. Kahn, 60, retired last month… Read More

Congregation’s Dream, Neighbors’ Headache Chabad Synagogue Battle Reminiscent of Cases Around State, Country

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As Rabbi Velvel Belinsky heads into the second round of hearings over his proposed Chabad synagogue in Pikesville, rabbis and attorneys from the Baltimore area and beyond are reminded of a myriad of similar cases in which it was community versus synagogue or mosque or church. Chabad synagogues throughout Maryland and the country have faced… Read More

With Passing of Its Namesake, Tina’s Antiques to Close Shop

Tina Johannson (Provided)

A staple of Reisterstown’s Main Street and one of many businesses that gave the historic district its “antique row” designation will soon close its doors following the passing of its owner. Tina’s Antiques is due to close at the end of April, but employees may extend the closing date to clear more merchandise out. The… Read More