Har Sinai Lifelong Learning Program Is a Hit

A new program offered at Har Sinai Congregation has attracted a loyal following among community members interested in continuing their education. The program is called SPICE, which stands for “Social Interaction, Personal Growth, Intellectual Development, Cultural Stimulation and Educational Enrichment,” and it targets older adults who are interested in taking courses on a variety of… Read More

Dershowitz: ‘There is No Such Thing as a BDS Movement’

Alan Dershowitz was in the mood to prosecute. The accused: the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel. “The goal of the BDS movement is to miseducate a  generation of future leaders by lying to them,” he said in an interview last week, “by demonizing, delegitimizing, discriminating against and applying a double standard to the… Read More

Mid-Atlantic Media’s Runyan Going ‘Over the Edge’ for Kidney Health

Mid-Atlantic Media’s editorial director Joshua Runyan will participate in Toss Your Boss, an event in which employees can raise funds that benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland for the privilege of having their boss go ‘over the edge’ — rappelling down the exterior of the Hyatt  Regency Hotel at the Inner Harbor from roof… Read More

Challenging the ‘Dumping Ground’ Status Quo

Until a few months ago, Baltimore’s Curtis Bay neighborhood, a community with a history of being marginalized and displaced for industry, was set to be the future home of the country’s largest trash incinerator. While the proposal was touted as clean energy, some residents saw the plan to burn 4,000 tons of trash every day… Read More

Fed Live! A Huge Success!

More than 400 attendees enjoyed this year’s sold-out Jewish Federation of Howard County’s Fed Live! gala on June 9. The Stars & Stripes-themed event featured entertainment by The Capitol Steps and a live auction called Give for Good, where attendees could bid on and donate services the federation provides. It was also an evening of… Read More

Quarry Lake Festival Celebrates Jewish Heritage

This Sunday, June 19, the Quarry Lake Spring Festival, an annual celebration of Jewish heritage, will take place at Quarry Lake in Greenspring from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival, sponsored by Sol Levinson & Bros. and Woodholme Gardens, will feature Klezmer music, kosher food, book signings by local authors and a shofar blowing… Read More

D.C. Dems Feeling the Blues Over Primary Date

Voters in the District of Columbia headed to the polls this past Tuesday to conclude the presidential primary season and determine how the last 45 delegates to the Democratic National Convention will be allotted. With the final primary playing a mostly ceremonial role in the nominee selection process, there is a sense that D.C. is… Read More

JCC’s Shabbat Decision Causes Concern

The Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center’s recent decision to open earlier on Saturdays has caused some concern for community members over respect for Shabbat. Beginning in the early 1990s, the facility’s outdoor pools have been open on Saturdays, and since 2009, the JCC has opened at 1 p.m. on Saturdays, but the board voted… Read More