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

What is the Presidents’ Conference?

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Last week’s vote against admitting the dovish pro-Israel group J Street into the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations may not have surprised many. J Street, with its adamant call for a two-state solution and its criticism of the Israeli government’s settlement policy, puts it to the left of most of the 50… Read More

Not So Fast

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In what many observers will see as the de facto expression of mainstream U.S. Jewry’s outlook on J Street, members of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations last week voted 22-17 (with three abstentions) to reject the membership application of the self-labeled “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby. J Street secured the votes of only… Read More

Life In The Fast Lane

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More than pizza and sharks motivate Owings Mills JCC Barracudas swim team member Alan Cherches. He also calls upon goal setting, time management and technique improvement. And at the age of 9, he has the track record to back it up. Last year, Cherches broke many of 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps’ 8-and-under records,… Read More

Right On!

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Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist and self-described conservative Charles Krauthammer gave his audience plenty of red meat Sunday to hurl at the left-leaning set, and judging from his reception, it didn’t appear that many of them were sitting in the Beth Tefiloh Congregation’s Dahan Sanctuary. In what was billed as the inaugural Haron Dahan Lecture, Krauthammer,… Read More