Discovery Communications Produces BBYO Recruitment Video

BBYO, in partnership with Discovery Communications, produced a talent recruitment video called “Find Yourself Here: Careers with BBYO,” which was released last month. Discovery Communications selected BBYO for “Creating Change 2014,” its annual pro-bono initiative that helps nonprofits achieve their goals. “We’re in the people business, and if we’re going to reach and inspire teens,… Read More

Pollard Release Set for November

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Jonathan Pollard, the American Jew who has served 30 years of a life sentence for passing classified information to Israel, will be released Nov. 20 from a U.S. prison. The Parole Board announced its decision on Tuesday after the Justice Department agreed not to oppose the release. In Israel, many were expected to celebrate the… Read More

Hoops for Peace Kids’ basketball program teaches conflict resolution

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For the last 15 years, an international program has been attempting to take the first step toward world peace through an unlikely mechanism — basketball. Peace Players International, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit, works to unite children of different communities from around the world that have a history of violence through programs that combine basketball and… Read More

Thousands Rally Against Iran Nuclear Deal In Times Square

More than 10,000 people gathered in New York City's Times Square to protest against the Iran Deal. Alberto Reyes/INFphoto/Newscom

  Approximately 10,000 people crammed into New York City’s Times Square Wednesday evening to demand that Congress vote against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Protesters, consisting mainly of pro-Israel and right-wing supporters, view the deal as a huge threat to the safety and security of both the United States and Israel. The Stop Iran… Read More

Making the Connection Israeli Corporations use MIDC to invest in Maryland

Panelists from the Israel Embassy answer questions at MIDC day in Washington, D.C. (Photos provided)

About 130 people turned out for MIDC day at the Israel Embassy in Washington, D.C., last month, hosted by the Maryland Israel Development Center. The attendees — a mix of businesspeople, academics and advocates from various Jewish organizations — mingled for an hour over food and drinks before listening to a panel discussion made up… Read More

Good or Bad? Area residents, clergy voice strong opinions about the United States’ nuclear deal with Iran

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With an agreement having been reached between the United States and Iran, concerned citizens and clergy from the greater Baltimore region are beginning to weigh in. The agreement, signed July 14 in Vienna, will require Iran to roll back its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions previously imposed by the United… Read More

Eye-Opening Experience Israeli summer camps help underprivileged, at-risk kids find their way

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JERUSALEM — Most schools are veritable ghost towns during the summer months. But in the halls of four high schools in the Israeli development towns of Kiryat Gat, Kiryat Malachi, Arad and Dimona, the sounds of learning, life and laughter can still be heard this season. For five weeks this summer, 27 students from Yeshiva… Read More

Yankee Doodle’s Dandy For Kids Two Baltimore moms give parents, children space to create

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For most people, the word “lawyer” doesn’t bring to mind images of arts and crafts or creativity, but for people who know Judith Tortora, an accomplished lawyer and mother of two, that preconception doesn’t hold true. “Two years ago my family and my business partner’s family sat around a Shabbat dinner table discussing a new… Read More

Karp Trial Set for October

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The trial of Rabbi Frederick “Ephraim” Karp, the Ohio rabbi charged with sexual abuse of a minor and related charges in Baltimore County, has been set for October. Although he was arrested in January and extradited to Baltimore County then, the case was postponed so that the defense could have additional time to review evidence… Read More