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

Hoffman Achieves Adviser Status

Benjamin K. Hoffman has become an Ameriprise Financial private wealth adviser. Hoffman, with an office in Timonium, is one of approximately 9 percent of the nearly 10,000 Ameriprise financial advisers to achieve this status. Hoffman is part of Slyker, Hoffman & Associates, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. As an Ameriprise private… Read More

Jewish groups criticize Supreme Court ruling

Several Jewish organizations condemned this week’s Supreme Court decision that allows local governments to begin their meetings with a religious prayer as long as no one is coerced into participating. “An individual’s belief — or non-belief — ought not be a prerequisite to accessing the political process,” said Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious… Read More

FutureCare Among Best in America

FutureCare Health and Management, Maryland’s premier skilled nursing and rehabilitation provider, has announced that four of its facilities have been recognized on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes in America list for 2014. FutureCare Old Court, FutureCare Sandtown, FutureCare Lochearn and FutureCare Cold Spring all earned the highest possible rating, five stars… Read More

Fallen Heroes Remembered

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A year after her little brother’s death, Shelly Brezicki said her family still thinks about Gene Kirchner every single day. “We had Gene’s unveiling yesterday,” Brezicki said on April 28. “Every day, we remember that Gene’s not here.” Her brother, a member of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company, was just 25 when he died eight… Read More

Group Protests Animal Shelter Conditions

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More than 100 protestors lined the sidewalk in front of the Baltimore County Council’s offices on Washington Avenue in Towson, holding signs with pictures of dogs and cats and shouting call-and-response chants. “Who kills our dogs and cats?” a woman shouted, to which the crowd answered, “Baltimore County bureaucrats!” The April 21 protest was organized… Read More

A Golden Opportunity

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For the first time since the event was founded in 2000, the Greater Baltimore JCC played host to more than 700 middle school athletes, their families and their coaches for last Sunday’s Junior Maccabi Games. The young athletes, ages 10 to 12, competed in baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis and table tennis at the Owings Mills… Read More

Weinberg Foundation Announces $8 Million Grant

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, has announced an $8 million grant for the extension of Kennedy Krieger Institute’s existing Weinberg Outpatient Center. Ellen M. Heller, Weinberg Foundation chair, noted that the Weinberg Foundation awarded this grant because Kennedy Krieger has trained and continues to… Read More

Weinberg Foundation Makes Key Move

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, has named Jonathan D. Hook as its first chief investment officer. Hook will work closely with the foundation’s Board of Trustees and with Rachel Garbow Monroe, the Weinberg Foundation’s president/CEO, to refine the foundation’s investment strategy. Hook, 56, comes… Read More

FIDF to Host Spring Fundraiser

Baltimore’s chapter of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces will play host to the IDF’s Naval Ensemble next week as part of its mission to raise funds to support Israeli troops. “We want a warm, wonderful Baltimore welcome [for the soldiers],” said Shelly Lohmann, the organization’s director of development. For each of the singing… Read More