Allen Named Director of Teen Organization

Signaling its continued growth and increased opportunities to support Jewish teens in 10 local communities across the United States, the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative announced that it has hired Sara Allen to serve as its first full-time director. The collaborative is comprised of 15 national and local funders committed to learning together,… Read More

Two Firms Join to Form Foundry19

2fold Collective, a design and brand consulting firm, and Foxtrot Media, Inc., a Web development and website hosting firm, have joined forces to form Foundry19. 2fold Collective, founded in 2012 by Bryna Colley and Rebecca Biello, is a Baltimore-based creative firm that specializes in seamlessly integrating with internal marketing efforts, delivering ongoing creative support when… Read More

Sholk Elected to AABGU Board

Baltimore resident and venture capitalist Bruce Sholk was elected to the board of directors of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Sholk is president and managing partner of the venture capital firm Axcel Partners. “Bruce’s long-term commitment to Hillel International, JAFI and the Jewish federation system has benefited people in Baltimore, his home community,… Read More

Brimrose Wins Grant

The Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation, a program funded by the U.S. and Israeli governments, has awarded Sparks-based Brimrose Corporation and Israeli partner File X a $1.6 million, two-year grant to develop a new generation of hyperspectral imagers. One potential application is identifying oil spills in the ocean. The joint program, entitled “Real-Time AOTF-based… Read More

Rockower Named MedChi President

MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, swore in its new president on Sept. 24 at the fall House of Delegates meeting. Dr. Stephen Rockower is the society’s 169th president. Rockower will work to increase participation of physicians from across the state in medical society affairs by promoting the use of interactive, Web-based video and audio… Read More

UMD Cancer Centers Recognized

The University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center have been recognized by the National Pancreas Foundation for their treatment and care of patients with pancreatic cancer. The two hospitals, both part of the University of Maryland Medical System and its University of Maryland Cancer Network, are… Read More

Science Center Receives $1.5M Gift

The Maryland Science Center has announced a $1.5 million gift from Baltimore philanthropist Mary Catherine Bunting to fund and expand its Ready, Set, Go Science program, a year-long community outreach initiative serving preschoolers in Baltimore City Head Start. Through Ready, Set, Go Science, MSC develops science-based kindergarten readiness in children ages 3 to 5 with… Read More

Gordon Feinblatt Names New Members

Baltimore law firm Gordon Feinblatt LLC has announced that Jonathan Montgomery and Michael Ziccardi were elected as members of the firm. Montgomery is a member of the health care and technology and intellectual property practices. His health care practice includes providing counsel to physicians, physician group practices, insurers, hospitals, non-hospital health care facilities and other… Read More

Gartner Named Ambassador of the Year

Randy Gartner, who runs advertising company Integrated Marketing Services, has been named Howard County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year. “We help clients sort through the maze of advertising options available so that [they]can focus on running [their] business,” he said in a statement. A University of Maryland graduate, Gartner is a longtime Howard… Read More

Trialogue Series Brings Muslim, Jewish, Christian Communities Together

Rabbi Jessy Gross, director of Charm City Tribe, speaks about her organization, which aims to engage millennials in Jewish life outside of typical Jewish settings. (Photo by David Stuck)

Baltimore residents will have the opportunity to learn more about their Muslim, Jewish and Christian neighbors over the next few months as part of an Interfaith Trialogue Series sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Council. The BJC has partnered with the Muslim Community Cultural Center of Baltimore, Church on the Square and JCC senior director of… Read More