Donkey Redemption Is Rare Ritual in Judaism

The Beirig family’s donkey was adorned with a serape and jewelry on its walk to the podium. (Lori Samlin Miller)

CHERRY HILL, N.J. — The Torah is specific when it  describes what a Jew should do about his first fruits, his first harvest and his firstborn male children. Is it any wonder that it is equally precise about what to do about a firstborn donkey? Such was the subject of a rare mitzvah performed last… Read More

Filmmaker Hopes to Shed Light on ‘Birth Fathers’

Ian Hochberg (Daniel Nozick)

Ian Hochberg has an interesting story to share. It’s about his experience as a “birth father,” which he will be relating to the world in the form of a documentary by that name. He was in relationship with a Catholic woman for exactly a year. Just as their relationship began to close, it was discovered… Read More

Cheswolde Celebrates National Night Out

Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer

The Cheswolde Neighborhood Association came together on Sept. 6 for its National Night Out event. National Night Out, a  nationwide initiative that has been held annually since 1984, is meant to foster police-community relations. “We always try out hardest to get out to community events during back-to-school season; we like to be involved,” an  officer… Read More

Scheinker Honored by Forbes

Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, a leading full-service wealth management, financial services and investment banking firm headquartered in Philadelphia, announced that Gerald Scheinker, executive vice president of wealth management and senior partner of Baltimore-based Scheinker  Investment Partners, has been named to the 2016 America’s Top Wealth Advisors published by Forbes. This recognition was awarded to only… Read More

Gottlieb Joins Board of Podiatric Examiners

Ellicott City podiatrist Dr. H. David Gottlieb was recently sworn in as a member of the Maryland Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners. This State Board oversees the practice of podiatric medicine and surgery in Maryland, reviewing new applicants for licensure and concerns from the public regarding their treatment by doctors of podiatric medicine, as well… Read More

Best Lawyers Recognizes Cole Schotz Attorneys

Cole Schotz P.C. announced that 33 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers on its 2017 Best Lawyers in America list. Many of the firm’s attorneys are regularly featured on the annual list, with more than half of those recognized having appeared for 10 or more years. Best Lawyers, among the oldest… Read More

Cordish’s Workman Honored by BBJ

The Baltimore Business Journal has selected Beth Boots Workman as one of this year’s 40 Under 40, an award given to 40 select individuals under the age of 40 who demonstrate leading roles in their industry, their company and the community. Workman currently serves as the Cordish Companies’ director of operations for Spark Baltimore. Located… Read More

Baltimore’s Lithuanian Jewry Stays Connected

Within Baltimore’s flourishing Jewish community, there are organizations that are working to keep alive connections to  ancestors. The B’nai Abraham and Yehuda Laib Family Society (BAYL) is one such organization that is committed to maintaining relationships among descendants of the society’s progenitors. According to Phil Shapiro, a member of the society, nearly three-quarters of Baltimore’s… Read More

Chavis, Ketzis Join BHC

Yenneca Ketzis

Bonnie Heneson Communications (BHC), a full-service marketing communications agency with offices in Owings Mills and Columbia, has hired Yenneca Ketzis as a senior account  executive and Derek Chavis as a social media account executive. Yenneca Ketzis brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing, advertising, event planning and graphic design. Prior to joining BHC,… Read More

Quarry Lake’s 6th Annual Fall Festival Looms

Sunday, Sept. 18 will see the sixth annual Quarry Lake Fall Festival. With more than 80 local vendors, the festival will feature activities and fun for  all ages. All proceeds from the event will be go to the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by Morgan Stanley, the event will feature a concert series over the… Read More