Keeping Them Safe

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According to Israel Defense Forces reports, the Islamist terror group Hamas launched as many as 170 rockets from Gaza into southern Israeli communities Monday and Tuesday, including Baltimore’s sister city of Ashkelon. The onslaught provoked the commencement of Operation Protective Edge, a military offensive that so far has resulted in the launching of approximately 50… Read More

Pikesville Run/Walk serving up kosher breakfast

Participants race in last year’s Pikesville 5K Run/Walk. (Provided)

This year, for the first time, the Pikesville 5K Run/Walk will cater (literally) to participants who maintain a kosher diet. “I noticed a lot of Orthodox friends were talking about the races they run, and it suddenly dawned on me: At the Pikesville 5K, the only things they can eat are apples and bananas,” said… Read More

Appel, Bromberg Named Kidney Champions

Dr. Jonathan S. Bromberg and Dr. Lawrence J. Appel

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland has named Drs. Lawrence J. Appel and Jonathan S. Bromberg as its 2014 Kidney Champions. The physicians were chosen for their accomplishments in the medical and surgical world, related to kidney health and transplantation. “We are delighted to honor these prestigious doctors who have made significant contributions in the… Read More

Harbour School Wins $25K for Meals on Wheels

The Harbour School at Baltimore’s Harbouring Hope for Hunger campaign was chosen as a winner of LEAD2FEED, a nationwide student challenge created by the USA Today Charitable Foundation and the Lift a Life Foundation with assistance from the Yum! Foundation, which encourages service learning directed to solving world hunger. In conjunction with the school’s Museum… Read More

Abilities Network Fetes Board Members

David Paulson and Maxine Seidman

Abilities Network presented Board of Directors Service Awards to two individuals who have served on its board for 10 or more years. Headquartered in Towson, Abilities Network is a nonprofit organization that provides individualized services to people in Maryland with disabilities. Maxine Seidman, one of the honorees, joined Abilities Network’s board in 2000 and serves… Read More

Gilmore Joins Weinberg Foundation

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation named David Gilmore as its managing director of investments. Gilmore will support Jonathan D. Hook, who was named in April as the foundation’s first chief investment officer. Both will work closely with the foundation’s board of directors and with Rachel Garbow Monroe, the Weinberg Foundation’s president/ CEO, in guiding… Read More

UMd. Medicine Receives NIH Grant

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a four-year, $3.7 million grant to researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine to develop a personalized medicine program to help doctors diagnose and treat monogenic diabetes — a form of diabetes caused by a mutation in a single gene. The study will evaluate methods to… Read More

GBMC Appoints Director of Oncology Services

Michael W. Stein, MHSA, CMPE, was named as executive director of oncology services at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He officially began his new role May 27. Stein and Dr. Gary Cohen, medical director of GBMC’s Cancer Center, are responsible for the leadership and direction of the oncology service line. Before joining GBMC, Stein was employed… Read More

MEA Unveils Energy-Efficiency Grant

The Maryland Energy Administration, along with local nonprofit organizations, elected officials and community stakeholders, is celebrating the $998,789 EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Statewide Competitive Grant to Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc. The grant to HNI, working in partnership with Baltimore City Energy Office and 11 nonprofit homeless housing and service providers, will facilitate whole-building energy-efficiency audits and… Read More

Crossing Boundaries

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Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi was one of the world’s most innovative and influential Jewish spiritual leaders. To his followers, he was their Hasidic rebbe. But what other rebbe had dropped acid with Timothy Leary and dialogued with the Dalai Lama? Schachter-Shalomi, who died last week at 89, wasn’t the only rabbi who tinkered radically with Jewish… Read More