100 Years, 100 (Thousand) Stories Jewish Big Brother Big Sister Program celebrates its centennial

Do the math and there is a glimpse into the impact of the Jewish Big Brother Big Sister Program in Baltimore — tens of thousands of lives (perhaps even more) meaningfully, personally changed over 100 years. But this isn’t a numbers story. It’s a human one. From the forging of lifelong friendships to the inspiring… Read More

Hillel Gives Awards, Receives Record Gift

Three Hillel campus centers in Maryland and Washington, D.C., were among the recipients of awards from Hillel International, presented at the organization’s annual Global Assembly in Orlando, Fla., this month. Goucher College Hillel won the Israel Education and Engagement Award; University of Maryland Hillel received the Phillip H. and Susan Rudd Cohen Outstanding Campus Award;… Read More

13-Year-Old Talmudical Academy Student Killed in Crash Tuesday

Baltimore 13-year-old Moshe Simcha Moskowitz, son of Rabbi Doniel Moskowitz, was killed in a four-vehicle collision on northbound I-95 near Route 200 around 9 p.m. Tuesday. His mother, Tamara Moskowitz, 45, was in critical condition at a MedStar facility in Washington, D.C., as of Thursday morning. The Moskowitz’s Dodge Caravan was slowing down as it approached… Read More

How To Speak for the President Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer on identity politics, the Middle East and Jewish-American pride

Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer is proud to be a Jew. While giving the address at The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore’s Keynote Event on Thursday, Dec. 8 to a packed room in the lavish Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor ballroom, Fleischer declared that he’s also proud to be an American. He… Read More

Pearlstone Receives National Honor

Pearlstone Retreat & Conference Center, an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, was the recipient of the Lippman Kanfer Prize for Applied Jewish Wisdom in the “Local” category on Wednesday, Dec. 14. As one of 200 applicants  nationwide, the honor was  bestowed upon representatives of Pearlstone at the Jewish  Futures Conference in… Read More

Perry Leaving Sinai, Interim President Named

Sinai Hospital president Amy Perry is leaving her post in January after nearly four years to take an executive position with a New Jersey health company. Perry, who is also executive vice president of LifeBridge Health, the parent company of Sinai, will become CEO of the hospital division and senior vice president of integrated care… Read More

Kamenetz Elected MACo President

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will become the longest-serving member of the Maryland Association of Counties when he assumes the association’s presidency next year. Kamenetz, a Democrat, was elected president during MACo’s winter conference in Cambridge on Dec. 8 after serving as second vice president in 2016. He will succeed Washington County commissioner John Barr…. Read More

Goldberg’s Sees Drop in Business Following Trump Outrage

The recent backlash against Goldberg’s New York Bagels owner Stanley Drebin’s support of President-elect Donald Trump has shown that political allegiances can come with costs. Drebin said his business is down 15 percent and has seen a 20 percent dip in foot traffic. It all started in late October, one week before Trump’s upset victory over… Read More

Size matters: How a ‘largest menorah’ tiff landed two rabbis in Jewish court

NEW YORK (JTA) — Each year in Brooklyn, Chabad Rabbi Shimon Hecht ascends 33 and a half feet to light the tallest menorah in the world. But he’s not allowed to call it that anymore. By decree of a Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical court, Hecht must cede the title of “World’s Largest Menorah” to another candelabra, this… Read More

What Rex Tillerson, Trump’s pick as secretary of state, could mean for the Jewish agenda

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, is the chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil, an energy company large enough to have its own foreign policy. It is a policy, however, that doesn’t always align with the priorities of Jewish and pro-Israel groups. Oil companies have clashed in the past with… Read More