Silent No More

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Although school is out for summer vacation, campuses and college students remain the focus of intense scrutiny across the country. Last weekend’s shootings at Seattle Pacific University by a 26-year-old gunman, who was obsessed with school shootings, and the Memorial Day weekend murders of six University of California at Santa Barbara students by a 22-year-old… Read More

Golden Rules

In recent months, national outrage over violence on and around America’s college campuses has reached a fever pitch. Whether it’s gun control versus Second Amendment rights, the rights of the mentally ill versus the safety of the public or the culture’s treatment of women, violent episodes on college campuses have dominated the news. Robin Hattersley… Read More

Making Moves

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For more than four decades, members of Howard County’s Jewish community had to travel upward of 20 miles to make funeral arrangements for loved ones. Next week, that will change. Pikesville-based Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc. Funeral Home will open a new office in the heart of Columbia on June 15. In addition to marking… Read More

Pushing for Israel

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A prominent Republican senator considered by many to be a contender in the 2016 presidential race has embarked on a foreign-policy binge of late, with a strong focus on Israel and the Jewish community. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a Tea Party favorite, returned to Washington this week after a tour of Europe and the Middle… Read More

Focusing on Celebrity

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Cameras and lenses have long been a part of former Baltimore Jewish Times photographer Fred Nagel’s life, beginning with the Baby Brownie Kodak camera he received at age 10. “I remember one of the first images, I can still see it — I shot a picture of the train coming toward me on the Pennsylvania… Read More

Clinton for President?

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As Hillary Rodham Clinton jets around the country promoting her memoir “Hard Choices” released this week, a group of prominent Jewish political players has placed bets on the former secretary of state in advance of her possible run for the presidency. The group, Jewish Americans Ready for Hillary, was announced June 3 as a vehicle… Read More

Fun for All

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The JCC held its first community block party at the Weinberg Owings Mills JCC on Sunday, June 8. Approximately 4,000 people attended, 110 faces were painted by Sophia Rosman, about 300 hot dogs and sausages and 250 hamburgers were served, four bands performed while a DJ entertained on the baseball field. Community members interacted with… Read More

A Political Breakfast

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Some 500 religious Jews crowded into a Potomac synagogue Sunday morning for kosher deli food and the opportunity to schmooze with 50 local elected officials and candidates — only two weeks before Maryland’s June 24 primaries. The inaugural OU Advocacy-MD Legislative Breakfast, organized by the public policy arm of the New York-based Orthodox Union, took… Read More

Olszyk Appointed to State Board of Physicians

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Mark Olszyk, M.D., vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at Carroll Hospital Center, has been appointed to the Maryland Board of Physicians at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Gov. Martin O’Malley appointed Olszyk to the board on May 20. As a board member, Olszyk will be involved in licensing physicians… Read More

JTS Library Receives NEH Grant

The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) announced its receipt of a substantial grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the conservation and digitization of material from its Cairo Genizah collection. The project will make a valuable body of material widely available for research for the first time and further the… Read More