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

Kurman Appointed to UMD Law Board

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Howard Kurman, a labor relations and employment law attorney and co-founder of the firm of Offit Kurman, has been appointed to the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. “I am honored and privileged to have received this appointment,” said Kurman. “After practicing law for more than 35… Read More

Dean Named to Top 40 Under 40

Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A. announced that member G. David Dean has been named a top 40 Under 40 legal advisor by The M&A Advisor. The 40 Under 40 award winners were chosen from a highly competitive field of established attorneys and other professionals, and selected by an independent committee of prominent business… Read More

Diamond minds

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Standing on a hill on a glorious Sunday morning, Mark and Ron Shapiro are kvelling as they watch Caden Shapiro — son of Mark and grandson of Ron — pitching — in a baseball tournament in Aberdeen, Md., after having been shelved for nearly two months by a broken ankle. Mark Shapiro, the president of… Read More

Sandberg Joins Junior Achievement

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Junior Achievement of Central Maryland (JACMD) has appointed Kirsten E. Sandberg to a three-year term on its board of directors. A senior vice president with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Sandberg leads a team of investment, credit, banking and fiduciary experts in taking an integrated approach to helping clients meet their unique… Read More

Lawrence Named SHJ President

Larry M. Lawrence, a resident of Washington, D.C., was installed on May 3 as the President of the Society for Humanistic Judaism (SHJ). A graduate of Harvard University and Indiana University, Lawrence previously served as secretary and treasurer of Machar, the Washington Congregation for Secular Humanistic Judaism, of which he is a long-term member. “I’ve… Read More

Himeles Jr. Named Champion of Justice

The Equal Justice Council (EJC) of Maryland Legal Aid recognized Martin S. Himeles Jr., managing partner of Zuckerman Spaeder LLP’s Baltimore office, as a “Champion of Justice” at its 17th annual recognition breakfast. Himeles was one of two people who received the “Champion of Justice” honor at the event, which was held at Camden Yards…. Read More

Katz Award Recipients Announced

The winners of the prestigious Katz Award for 2014 were announced at a ceremony in Jerusalem on May 27. The Katz Award was established in 1975 by Marcos and Adina Katz and is bestowed upon individuals and enter- prises engaged in the application of

Attention New Grads

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To the roughly 1.6 million college graduates in the Class of 2014, you have my heartiest congratulations — and my sympathies. I graduated during the recession of the early 1990s when finding a decent job was very difficult, so I have an inkling of the challenges many of you now face. Although available job-search technology… Read More

Pringle Joins WBAL

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WBAL-TV 11 welcomed Megan Pringle to WBAL-TV 11 News Today weekday mornings. Pringle joined Mindy Basara and Jason Newton on the show. “Megan’s long experience covering Baltimore news is the perfect complement to our already strong morning team,” said WBAL-TV President and General Manager Dan Joerres. Pringle served as a morning news anchor in Baltimore… Read More