Stephen Bannon: 5 Things Jews Need to Know About Trump’s Chief Strategist

On Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump appointed Stephen Bannon to be his chief strategist. Before joining Trump’s campaign, Bannon was the chairman of Breitbart News, a site steeped in conspiracy theories that has featured the white supremacist, anti-Semitic ideologies of the so-called alt-right. Bannon has also been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks himself. The Anti-Defamation League slammed… Read More

Does Trump Want to Scrap the Iran Deal? If so, This is How He Does it

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Enforce the Iran deal. Violate the Iran deal. Leave it to Congress. Do nothing. President-elect Donald Trump has an array of options before him when he assumes the presidency on Jan. 21, according to supporters and opponents of the deal. Reached last year between Iran and six major powers led by the… Read More

Trump Supporters at Goldberg’s Trouble Customers

Last week, ahead of the presidential election, Noah Bers was at Goldberg’s New York Bagels in Pikesville minding his own business and enjoying a meal when he started to feel a little uneasy about his surroundings. Outside the establishment, a group of six people who were scattered around a white pickup truck decorated with several… Read More

Bnai Zion Brings Initiatives to Baltimore Daniel Nozick

The Bnai Zion Foundation, a national philanthropic organization that supports humanitarian projects in Israel and America, hosted its first event in Baltimore on Nov. 3 to honor three top local executives for their dedication to Israel and extensive philanthropic work. Guy Flynn, a partner at DLA Piper; Brian J. Gibbons, chairman of the board and… Read More

Family Turns to JNF to Memorialize Loved One

One Baltimore man looking to memorialize his son, the  father of his grandchildren, found his answer in the Jewish National Fund. Baltimorean Jonathan Gitelman passed away last winter at the age of 46. He fought a long and courageous battle against leukemia, undergoing three bone marrow transplants in 63 months. So many transplants is unprecedented,… Read More

Community Kibbitz: At the Polls

With such a fractious election season, one consensus the American public can agree upon is that at last, it’s over. The JT stopped by area polling stations on Election Day in order to survey how locals cast their ballot and what issues were important to them. Here’s what they had to say: North Oaks Retirement… Read More

Summit Park Celebrates 50 Years

Summit Park Elementary School students, faculty and alumni will celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary this week. Thursday, Nov. 10 featured an anniversary event for students, who reflected on how school life has changed over the past five decades and talked about the future of both the school and community. Each grade decorated sections of the… Read More

You Should Know … Joshua Greenfeld

Advocating for policies that advance shared U.S. and Israeli interests in the Baltimore Jewish community is an initiative that Joshua Greenfeld has always found appealing. As co-chair and vice president of the J Street Baltimore chapter, Greenfeld, a 29-year-old Pikesville native, works with local congressional delegates to educate them on the importance of achieving a… Read More

A Rockin’ Jew Brew Inside Baltimore’s new coffee shop/record store

Forty-nine-year-old Baltimorean David Koslowski’s wife Shirlé Hale-Koslowski wasn’t the least bit surprised when, two years ago, the couple discovered that Koslowski is Jewish. “When we found out,” Hale-Koslowski confided in the JT with a large, cherry-lipped smirk, “I said, ‘It makes sense, because all my other boyfriends were Jewish!’” Koslowski and his wife have been… Read More

Fleeing Anti-Semitism in France, an African Jewish Family Makes Aliyah

As a Jewish family originally from the Ivory Coast, Amy and George Camara and their four children felt somewhat immune to the rising anti-Semitic thuggery in France. The Camaras, relieved to leave their war-torn African country, settled in the northern French city of Lille in 2012. Because they fit no one’s Jewish stereotype, they said… Read More