A New Approach

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Every year, as part of Sociology 230, “The Holocaust and Global Racisim,” Michael Sanow, a professor at the Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville, commemorates Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, with a special program. His students attend, and students and professors from other classes are also invited. This year, Sanow asked Fred Katz, a sociologist,… Read More

Finding Christie’s Footing

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the possible GOP presidential contender who raised the hackles of many a pro-Israel Republican with an off-the-cuff remark in March about the “occupied territories” of the West Bank, will get another chance to appeal to high-profile Jewish donors this Sunday. Many see the earlier flap at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s… Read More

In It Together

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The Park Heights Jewish Community Center was, at times, full of tension last Monday night when Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts hosted their fourth of five forums on public safety. “We don’t have enough time in the night for me to satisfy you,” Rawlings-Blake said in response to one community member… Read More

More Than $400 Raised for Annapolis Day School

Aleph Bet Jewish Day School in Annapolis received $472 from the Great Give fundraiser. The fundraiser, a 24-hour online effort in its second year, raised more than $675,000 for more than 150 nonprofits in Anne Arundel County. Aleph Bet Jewish Day School was gifted $472 from 18 donors. “The goal of the Great Give is… Read More

JT Honored for Excellence in Editorial

The Baltimore Jewish Times has earned several prestigious awards for its 2013 reporting. The Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association selected former JT editor-in-chief Maayan Jaffe for multiple awards for her coverage during the 2013 calendar year. The association, which includes daily and non-daily publications throughout the midAtlantic region with circulations ranging from more than 75,000 to less… Read More

Fate of Five Girls Hangs on Circuit Court Case

An international custody case in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City will determine if five Israeli-born girls between the ages of 5 and 14 will return to their birthplace and live with their father or remain in Baltimore with their mother. Yocheved Weiss, the girls’ mother, is suing Yoel Weiss for custody. While there was… Read More

Golf Tournament to Benefit Pancreatic Cancer

The sixth annual Ed Friedman Golf Classic is set for Friday, June 6 at Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, near Frederick. Proceeds of the tournament benefit the Ed Friedman Patient Assistance Fund at Sinai Hospital’s Alvin and Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Friedman, who was 57 when he died… Read More

Luv 2 Learn Festival Planned at Chizuk Amuno

Chizuk Amuno Congregation in Pikesville will present Luv 2 Learn, an afternoon of learning for members and nonmembers ages 14 and up on Sunday, May 18 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event, which includes 28 different half-hour workshops taught by members of the synagogue community from Jewish topics such as “Ten Yiddish Words… Read More

Curfew Changes One Step Closer

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Some young Baltimoreans on the street after 9 p.m. could soon find themselves being picked up by police. The Baltimore City Council approved a curfew on Monday that would require all children younger than the age of 14 to be inside by 9 p.m. For teens ages 14 to 16, that time is 10 p.m…. Read More

What to Do With a Jewish Racist?

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Following the fallout from the recording of racist comments by the Jewish owner of the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers, Jewish organizations, both local and national, moved quickly to take the focus off his ethnicity and remind the country of the Jewish involvement in the civil rights movement. Meanwhile, elements of the Jewish community… Read More