Good Deeds Day Inspires Community Members

International Good Deeds Day, a day of community service, actively involves more than 1 million people worldwide in 15,000 projects that take place in more than 70 countries. It was started in 2007 when Shari Arison, one of Israel’s wealthiest women, decided to encourage people globally to unite and give back to their communities. This… Read More

JUSA to Host Seder for Law Enforcement, Military

Rabbi Chesky Tenenbaum, director of the Jewish Uniformed Service Association of Maryland (Chabad), will be hosting a seder specifically for members of law enforcement and the military on the first night of Passover. He came up with the idea for the new event when a Jewish police officer stated that he didn’t know where he… Read More

Moshava Protects Endangered Ecosystem

Camp Moshava hosted the last day of restoration work on the Moshava Serpentine Barrens, a rare ecosystem on the camp’s property, on Sunday. Serpentine barrens are an endangered type of savannah grassland that are especially rare on the East Coast. A 2015 survey concluded that this particular land contained 11 species that are rare and… Read More

Jewish, Arab Israeli Students Dialogue at Park School

“We came here to show the American people that in spite of the conflict between Arabs and Jews, we can still live side by side,” said Amit Tal, a student at Misgav High School in Israel and one of six Jewish and Arab Israeli students present at The Park School of Baltimore on March 31…. Read More

You Should Know… Melissa Halpern

For the last year and a half, Melissa Halpern has enjoyed her time as director of communications, marketing and social media at Chizuk Amuno Congregation, asserting herself as a key cog in its operation. In her position, Halpern, 32, handles all the brand promotion for the synagogue and its associated educational facilities — the Rosenbloom… Read More

Erasing the Stigma Beth Tfiloh hosts event to spark dialogue about addiction

Shame. Fear. Denial. Silence. Familiar territory in the life of someone struggling with addiction, as well as for family and friends. In an effort to reduce that stigma and encourage open dialogue, Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School in Pikesville recently held an addiction education program, “Not in MY Family: Substance Abuse in the Jewish Community.”… Read More

This Canadian Model Is a Comedy Sensation in Israel

TEL AVIV — Renny Grinshpan is a Canadian Israeli with shaky Hebrew. Yet in the past several months, she has become famous in this country for her comedic commentary on Israeli culture. Millions watch her Facebook videos — and she is recognized on the street. “Renny, can I get you something?” a slightly star-struck waiter… Read More

When Politics Get in the Way of Jewish Giving

Lisa Greer didn’t think twice when she used her cellphone to donate to IfNotNow, a Jewish organization that protests Israel’s West Bank occupation. Greer and her husband, Joshua, had given millions to progressive Jewish and Israel causes, and she sits on the board of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. So last October, she… Read More

Rabbis Riff on Passover Six rabbis talk about the modern-day meaning of the holiday

Every year on Passover, Jewish communities the world over read from the Haggadah to hear the story of the Jewish people’s enslavement and to celebrate our liberation. The story doesn’t change year to year, but as local rabbis explained to the JT, its deep meaning is multifaceted, and the Passover story continues to have essential… Read More