12-Year-Old Makes Video for Humane Society

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An aspiring young filmmaker made an online video for the Baltimore Humane Society that drew more than 1,000 views in its first week. “I love animals and I wanted to find a way to help, and my favorite hobby is filmmaking,” said 12-year-old Max Sternlicht, whose mother volunteers at the Reisterstown no-kill shelter. Max, who… Read More

Baltimore Stands with Israel

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The events unfolding in Israel are geographically far from Maryland, but Jewish Baltimore showed its solidarity and support for the Jewish state through prayer, gatherings and messages sent directly to the soldiers taking part in Israel’s ground offensive in the Gaza Strip this past week. National, state and local politicians joined with religious leaders, community… Read More

Words of Wisdom

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South African novelist Nadine Gordimer died July 13, in Johannesburg at the age of 90, Reuters reported. The author of more than 30 books, Gordimer was one of the literary world’s most influential voices against apartheid, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991 for her novels and short stories that echoed life and emotion… Read More

Honored!

Matthew Bernstein, 17, and Theodore Weinberg, 18, both recent graduates of Oakland Mills High School in Columbia, have won National Merit Scholarships funded by the college or university of their choice. They join 44 other teens from schools in the greater Baltimore/Washington, D.C., area who will be enjoying tuition reductions through the National Merit program…. Read More

Senators Pledge Support for Israel in Wake of Ground Operation

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Hours after Israel Defense Forces began their ground operation in the Gaza Strip on July 17, Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) spoke on the Senate floor to express their support of Israel and its operation, while denouncing the Palestinian Authority’s unity government and the moral equivalency drawn by those critical of… Read More

Local Businesses Hold Their Own

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When Foundry Row is up and running in 2016, an LA Fitness will be next door to Lynne Brick’s and only a few miles from Brick Bodies and Planet Fitness, all three owned or franchised by the same local company. But Lynne Brick, president and founder of the female-only Lynne Brick’s and coed Brick Bodies… Read More

Governor’s Office Announces Expanded Outreach Plan for Interfaith Domestic Violence Coalition

Gov. Martin O’Malley was on hand July 15 to help Maryland’s Interfaith Domestic Violence Coalition celebrate its second year. While the primary focus of the organization in its first year was the Baltimore area, the 2014 coalition includes faith leaders, experts in domestic violence and victim support organizations from Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Montgomery counties… Read More

JCC Employee Charged

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A JCC Aquatic Center employee has been charged with sexual solicitation of a minor after telling an undercover detective posing as a juvenile that he wanted to engage in sexual activity with two teenage boys, according to Baltimore County Police. Charles David Beaver, 58, of the 3000 block of Main Street in Manchester, was held… Read More

Annapolis Approves New Eruv

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For Annapolis, it is the beginning of an eruv. On Thursday, July 17, Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides held an official dedication ceremony to authorize the Maryland state capital’s new eruv around the city. Pantelides signed the official proclamation at City Hall in the City Council chambers in the presence of Annapolis Eruv President and Kneseth… Read More

Ground Incursion Hits Home

Jordan Low, a 2013 Beth Tfiloh graduate, was hospitalized for smoke 
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The human cost of Israel’s ground incursion in the Gaza Strip hit close to home in the United States this week, with a Beth Tfiloh graduate hospitalized and Jewish communities in Los Angeles and South Texas losing members in the fighting. Among the wounded was Baltimore native Jordan Low, a 2013 graduate of the Beth… Read More