Jewish Groups Decry UCC BDS Resolution ‘It contributes nothing to peace’

The United Church of Christ passed a resolution last week calling for the boycott and divestment from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories. The resolution, which passed 508-124 at the 30th General Synod in Cleveland on June 30, was submitted by the Central Atlantic Conference of the UCC, which represents 167… Read More

Sharff to Head Board of Rabbis

Rabbi Benjamin Sharff (Justin Tsucalas)

Rabbi Benjamin Sharff of Har Sinai Congregation has been chosen to lead the Baltimore Board of Rabbis for the upcoming year. Sharff has been the senior rabbi there for the past six years and previously was the associate rabbi of Temple Emanu-El in Tuscon, Ariz. He earned a degree in psychology from the University of… Read More

Sheila Dixon Announces Mayoral Candidacy Longtime public servant wants her old job back

Sheila Dixon (Debro18/Wikimedia Commons)

Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon announced her candidacy for the city’s top office last week. She will face incumbent Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in the primary on April 26, 2016, which falls during Passover. She is the first challenger to enter the race. Dixon, the city’s first African-American female to serve as City Council president and the… Read More

Hogan Pledges Additional $5 Million for Reisterstown Road

A third lane will be added to a stretch of Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills in anticipation of increased traffic from development. Reisterstown Road, which is also State Route 140, will be widened in the northbound direction from Painters Mill Road to Garrison View Road, which spans about a quarter of a mile, with construction… Read More

The Associated Looks Back

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Approximately 200 members of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore gathered at Beth Tfiloh Congregation June 24 for their annual end-of-year meeting at which they reviewed the past year’s events. Gov. Larry Hogan was slated as the keynote speaker but was unable to attend due to his recently announced health issues with non-Hodgkins lymphoma…. Read More

Susan G. Komen Maryland Honored

Susan G. Komen Maryland’s Regional Breast Health Consortia Program received the 2015 Exemplary Collaboration Award from the statewide Maryland Cancer Collaborative. Present to receive the award on behalf of the entire Komen Maryland team were Kelly Kesler, community health director, Lori Yates, community health manager, and Komen board member Phyllis Gray. The program brings together… Read More

Children’s Hospital Unveils NICU

The University of Maryland Children’s Hospital (UMCH), in conjunction with the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, unveiled its new 37,000-square-foot Drs. Rouben and Violet Jiji Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The new unit, triple the size of the previous NICU, will meet the rapidly rising need for specialty care and innovative research… Read More

McElrath Joins Myerberg Center

The Edward A. Myerberg Center has appointed Mark McElrath as its director of development, said the center’s executive director David Golaner. McElrath coordinates all fundraising activities for the Myerberg Center, including the center’s annual campaign and spring fundraising event. “Mark will continue to strengthen our relationships with our donors and supporters throughout the community,” said… Read More

Schwartz Honored by Maryland Zoo

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore has announced the The Michael D. Hankin Award for Conservation was awarded to Laurie Schwartz, president of The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore. The award, named for former chairman of the zoo’s board of trustees Mike Hankin, was created by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in 2005 to recognize individuals who… Read More