Guitars of Pikesville Closes Doors, Opens Community

Guitars of Pikesville has been a staple institution for musicians in the area since its  inception almost 11 years ago. The store is essentially a one-man show, with all of the services that it provides being performed by the owner, Joshua Polak, who has run the store since it first opened. The doors of Guitars… Read More

CHAI Unveils First Affordable Housing Project

Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. (CHAI), an agency  of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, unveiled its newly minted  16-unit Fallstaff Apartment building on Thursday, Sept. 29. The project is the first affordable housing initiative CHAI has ever completed for families in its 33-year history, consisting of one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Mitch Posner, CHAI’s… Read More

Easterwood Boys Club to Celebrate 61st Affair

The Easterwood Boys Club will celebrate its 61st annual affair with a luncheon at the Olive Branch in Pikesville on Oct. 19. Former Baltimore Colts standout Tom Matte is slated to host the festivities, which several dozen people are expected to attend. It will include food, drinks and reminiscing in the restaurant’s private party room…. Read More

The Backbone of MPT CEO Larry Unger continues to move the station into the future

Tight budgets, increased competition and mass technological and cultural shifts in the way viewers demand content and broadcasters try to deliver it — this is what Larry Unger confronts on a daily basis. As CEO and president of Maryland Public Television, Unger, 68, juggles fundraising, technological updates, public appearances and ensuring diverse programming at the… Read More

One Funny Jew: Rabbi Telushkin Delivers at JNF Event

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin stood stocky, white bearded, bespectacled and altogether proud behind the lectern at the forefront (both literally and figuratively) of the magnificent, almost palatial grand hall of Temple Oheb Shalom, rimmed by emerald art deco portraitures depicting revered figures from Jewish history. More than 500 well-dressed cognoscenti of the local Jewish community sat… Read More

Yom Kippur: A Community Lens

Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, the Day of Atonement, marks the end of 40 days of penitence and commemorates the day that God forgave the Jewish people for the folly and sin of the Golden Calf. In contemporary Judaism, however, Yom Kippur serves as a day to atone for sins from… Read More

ADL’s Greenblatt Embraces Controversy, Bemoans Rancor in Community

Anti-Defamation League (ADL) national director Jonathan Greenblatt, coming off an inaugural year after the retirement of longtime leader Abraham Foxman, is not afraid to call the prime minister of Israel out in an international forum. The same can be said for embracing causes that, on their face, are not inherently “Jewish.” But whereas some may… Read More

Super Sunday A Success

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore kicked off its annual fundraising campaign on Sunday, Sept. 25 with its Super Sunday phonathon, which raised $1.4 million from 739 donors. The Associated’s goal is to raise $31 million during its 2017 Annual Campaign. “Super Sunday was a huge success and we are privileged to have such… Read More

Jewish Mothers Assemble to Connect with Heritage

The realization  of Israel’s wonders is a “life-changing experience” that has a ripple effect from generation to generation. That was the universal message heard at many points by more than 300 Jewish women from nine countries who gathered at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center earlier last week for the Jewish Women’s Renaissance… Read More