Bonnie Heneson Communications Awarded

Bonnie Heneson Communications (BHC), a full-service marketing communications firm, received gold and bronze Aster Awards and a Superior Award recognizing publications the agency created for Howard County General Hospital. Wellness Matters, a community magazine BHC writes and designs that is distributed to more than 200,000 residents of Howard County and surrounding areas, was recognized with… Read More

Komen Maryland Awarded

Komen Maryland’s Regional Breast Health Consortia Program received the 2015 Exemplary Collaboration Award from the statewide Maryland Cancer Collaborative. The Komen Maryland Regional Consortia Program brings together concerned breast care professionals, advocates and community leaders in regions throughout the Affiliate service area to network and discuss information and services focused on breast cancer prevention, education,… Read More

JMM Wins National Award

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) recently honored the Jewish Museum of Maryland (JMM), Maryland Historical Society and Minotaur Mazes with a Leadership in History Award for its original exhibit, The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen. The Museum was selected as a 2015 Award of Merit winner by the Leadership in History awards committee…. Read More

A Moral and Legal Obligation Private schools stand up for vaccinations By Daniel Schere

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Private and religious schools in Maryland will no longer be required to admit unvaccinated students as a result of a new interpretation of a state law granting religious exemptions on such occasions. In a letter dated Aug. 7 from the attorney general’s office to state Dels. Samuel “Sandy” Rosenberg (D-District 41) and Shelly Hettleman (D-District… Read More

Wishful Thinking Will Obama, Netanyahu reconcile next year?

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

WASHINGTON — Now that enactment of the Iran nuclear deal appears to be a sure thing, the profound and often personal disagreement between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Iran is not about to go away. In the contemplative spirit of the Days of Awe, we canvassed the experts to recommend… Read More

‘The Right Path’ Kerry offers impassioned defense of Iran Accord as deal’s victory clinched

Secretary of State John Kerry was quick to point out that not accepting the deal would cause the U.S. to lose credibility aboard as well as the ability to control Iran’s behavior diplomatically.

PHILADELPHIA — In what could have been the first leg of a victory lap now that the survival of the Obama administration’s key foreign policy achievement is virtually assured, Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to the birthplace of the United States Sept. 1 to lay out in the starkest and most comprehensive terms yet… Read More

A Moral and Legal Obligation Private schools stand up for vaccinations

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Private and religious schools in Maryland will no longer be required to admit unvaccinated students as a result of a new interpretation of a state law granting religious exemptions on such occasions. In a letter dated Aug. 7 from the attorney general’s office to state Dels. Samuel “Sandy” Rosenberg (D-District 41) and Shelly Hettleman (D-District… Read More

Witnessing History Nuremberg Trials bring back pain, agony

It is almost 70 years since the Nuremberg Trials started Nov. 20, 1945. My brother-in-law, Shabtai Klugman Schonfeld, z’l, was the only Jewish survivor war correspondent invited to the trial. He was permitted to bring two guests at each session. I attended around 15 sessions. I lived in Weiden, Bavaria. The evening before I took… Read More

Emotional Testimony at Fourth Chabad Hearing Three residents take stand to explain issues with proposed synagogue

Ken Abel (left), who lives next to the site of the proposed synagogue, shows where his house is as attorney J. Carroll Holzer (standing) and Rabbi Velvel Belinsky look on.

Residents testified that a proposed Chabad synagogue is unfit for its surroundings and has insufficient building plans at the fourth public hearing regarding the congregation, which would be built in the 8400 block of Stevenson Road. Eric Lewis, an architect and resident who lives near the proposed site, and Ken Abel, a resident who lives… Read More

Police Assure Jewish Community of Safety During High Holidays

Officers from the Baltimore Police Department held a press conference Sept. 8 outlining the areas of increased police coverage in Upper Park Heights during the High Holidays. Maj. Marc Partee, commanding officer in the Northwestern District, said there will be a command truck that will be staffed and have active lights at night. There will also… Read More