Schumer, Engel to Oppose Iran Deal

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY) ANNOUNCED HIS OPPOSITION TO THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL.

Two of the most watched Jewish lawmakers in Congress announced they will vote to disapprove of the Iran deal. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) both said Thursday evening they had considered the issue carefully before their decision. “Advocates on both sides have strong cases for their point of view that cannot… Read More

Debate Debrief Special to the Baltimore Jewish Times from Cleveland Jewish News

CLEVELAND — Israel stood on the sideline for most of the Aug. 6 primetime Republican Presidential Primary Debate at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland. That changed an hour and 43 minutes in when Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was asked about his previous proposal to cut all financial aid to Israel. Paul didn’t back off… Read More

Emotional Meet Team USA settles into Berlin’s past and present at European Maccabi games

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BERLIN — After a very early arrival in the German capital, a group of jetlagged athletes, parents and volunteers from the American delegation joined their British counterparts for dinner on July 26 prior to the official start of the 2015 European Maccabi Games. They mingled together in the expansive Estrel Hotel, where the delegations from… Read More

Reisterstown Native Refines Her Path Through AVODAH Rottenberg enters dental school with new perspective on her chosen career

Jenn Rottenberg is wrapping up a year of service with AVODAH prior to dental school. (Provided)

When Jenn Rottenberg had to figure out what to do with a year between college and dental school, she found what she was looking for in AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps. The Washington, D.C.-based arm of the organization would allow her to spend a year in social action work in the medical field. Her year… Read More

Becoming a Jew … again ‘Shrek 2’ screenwriter brings his story of rediscovery to Baltimore

David Weiss (Provided)

Jews for Judaism, the organization that works to strengthen and preserve Jewish identity through education, will launch its social organization for young Jewish professionals, J-Alliance, on Aug. 11. The event — Why Pray When You Can Party? — features screenwriter David Weiss at the University of Maryland, Baltimore SMC Campus Center. Weiss, whose credits include… Read More

A Garden for the Future Temple Isaiah congregant pushes green initiative

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Several years ago Temple Isaiah’s grounds were little more than turf and parking lot, but through the efforts of Betsy Singer and the Sacred Grounds committee that she chairs, the grounds have been transformed both aesthetically and environmentally. Singer, who has been described as a driving force behind the initiative, says her primary motivation is… Read More