County Schools to Remain Closed on Rosh Hashanah

The Baltimore County Public School Board approved its 2017-18 academic year calendar on Nov. 9 to comply with Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order that public schools open after Labor Day. The approved calendar was the only one of the three options that complied with Hogan’s order while keeping schools closed on Rosh Hashanah. “We appreciate… Read More

Ethiopian-Born Miss Israel Tells Students: ‘Take Every Chance You Get’

Yityish “Titi” Aynaw, an Israel advocate, television personality and the first Ethiopian-Israeli model to be crowned Miss Israel, visited two Maryland universities last week to give students a different point of view of the Jewish state — one from a woman who grew up sometimes hiding her Jewish identity in Ethiopia and who later was… Read More

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