Baltimoreans Protest, Rally for Trump on Monday

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No matter where Donald Trump visits as the Nov. 8 presidential election draws near, appearances from the polarizing Republican nominee always seem to stir up fervent  debate for his advocates and opponents. That trend held true when Trump visited the Baltimore Convention Center on Monday afternoon to address the annual conference of the National Guard… Read More

5 Feel-Good Stories from Israel That Will Echo into the Jewish New Year

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The Jewish state has nearly made it through another Jewish year and, as always, there was plenty to kvetch about in 5776. But Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time to take stock and celebrate. Before the shofar blowing begins, here are five Israeli stories from the past year worth trumpeting. Expect them… Read More

Woody Allen’s Longtime Writing Partner on Separating the Art From the Artist

The Baltimore Jewish Times spoke this week with “Jersey Boys” co-writers Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman about their enduring personal and working relationship, including Elice’s looking upon his writing partner as a mentor. Enjoying a profoundly eclectic and prolific career of collaborations – among them: “The Muppet Show” with Jim Henson, “The Tonight Show Starring… Read More

Baltimore Hatzalah’s 10th Anniversary Carnival

Hatzalah of Baltimore will hold its 10th Anniversary Carnival at the Bnos Yisroel campus on Sunday, Sept. 11. Hatzalah’s executive director Dovid Heyman laid out a full day of activities and tasty carnival favorite foods that will be offered and will allow for a “very, very family-friendly” event whose proceeds will go to the continued… Read More

Stevenson Dedicates New Academic Building, Schools

From left: Malcolm and Sandra Berman, Stevenson University president Kevin J. Manning, State Sen. Bobby Zirkin and Stevenson board chair Jim  Stradtner take part in a ribbon cutting for the  university’s new academic center. (Photo provided)

Last week saw the opening of Stevenson University’s new state-of-the-art 200,000-square-foot academic center, which university officials say will  enhance the Stevenson educational experience, grow its student population and expand its programs to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving workforce. The event, held on Aug. 30, included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the announcement of two… Read More

A ‘Lot’ of Memories: Sugarville Boomers Reunite

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In the mid-1950s, the Jewish community of Baltimore was moving along the Park Heights corridor toward what is today known as Pikesville. In this area, local developer Gordon Sugar built what would become known to the neighborhood as Sugarville. In this enclave, a group of local youths would end up discovering their own “Field of… Read More

Hogan to Visit Israel This Month

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The Maryland Chamber of Commerce and the Maryland/Israel Development Center Maryland announced Wednesday that Gov. Larry Hogan will be making a trip to Israel from Sept. 19 through 26 for a mission to promote bilateral trade investment. Accompanying Hogan will be about 35 people including Baltimore Jewish Council president Abba Poliakoff; Michael Friedman of the… Read More

JCS Launches Holocaust Trauma Effort

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Jewish Community Services launches an effort to spread awareness of the impact the trauma of the Holocaust had on survivors this month. JCS, an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, received a $45,000 grant from the Jewish Federations of North America and provided $15,000 of its own funds for the two-year project…. Read More

You Should Know … Sarah Mersky

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Sarah Mersky is the director of government relations for the Baltimore Jewish Council, where she lobbies in Annapolis on behalf of the Baltimore Jewish Community. She has also run Democratic campaigns at all levels of  government. Mersky, 27, received her bachelor’s degree in political communication from George Washington University and her law degree from the… Read More

Brand-New Alex. Brown Will Invest in Baltimore

Barry Garber is  committed to helping Alex. Brown rediscover its Baltimore roots. (Justin Silberman)

The name Alex. Brown has always had a special meaning for Barry Garber. The legacy investment banking firm is where Garber, 60, got his start in the wealth management industry more than 25 years ago and has remained ever since. So having the opportunity to bring the Alex. Brown name back to the forefront is… Read More