Yeshiva University Appoints Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman as New President

Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman was appointed Wednesday as the new president of Yeshiva University, the school’s board of trustees announced. Berman, who will be the university’s fifth president, begins his tenure in July 2017. He is a university graduate. He succeeds Richard M. Joel, who became president in 2003. “Yeshiva University, with its distinct mission… Read More

A Divisive Result With domestic discontent and concern for Israel, Jewish community applauds and decries Trump's election

  Donald Trump’s stunning victory in last week’s presidential election has stirred strong reactions from both those distressed and those enthused by the Republican candidate’s improbable win. And those reactions have struck on many issues that divide Jewish people the most. Individuals and organizations that advocate for Jewish social welfare programs, the importance of a… Read More

Shabbat Project One for All, All for One!

For the third year in a row, the Baltimore Shabbat Project brought together thousands of Jews from all over the region for Shabbat services, challah bakes, Havdalah and interdenominational celebrations. An estimated one million people in 1,150 cities in 94 countries took part in the Shabbat Project, an international effort started by South African Chief… Read More

Election Never Far from Federation Assembly

The General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America got underway in Washington, D.C., Sunday with Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom, telling the 3,000 community activists and staff how the world has changed since he last addressed the G.A. in 2014. “Since we last met, the world has… Read More

Stephen Bannon: 5 Things Jews Need to Know About Trump’s Chief Strategist

On Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump appointed Stephen Bannon to be his chief strategist. Before joining Trump’s campaign, Bannon was the chairman of Breitbart News, a site steeped in conspiracy theories that has featured the white supremacist, anti-Semitic ideologies of the so-called alt-right. Bannon has also been accused of making anti-Semitic remarks himself. The Anti-Defamation League slammed… Read More

Does Trump Want to Scrap the Iran Deal? If so, This is How He Does it

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Enforce the Iran deal. Violate the Iran deal. Leave it to Congress. Do nothing. President-elect Donald Trump has an array of options before him when he assumes the presidency on Jan. 21, according to supporters and opponents of the deal. Reached last year between Iran and six major powers led by the… Read More

Trump Supporters at Goldberg’s Trouble Customers

Last week, ahead of the presidential election, Noah Bers was at Goldberg’s New York Bagels in Pikesville minding his own business and enjoying a meal when he started to feel a little uneasy about his surroundings. Outside the establishment, a group of six people who were scattered around a white pickup truck decorated with several… Read More

Bnai Zion Brings Initiatives to Baltimore Daniel Nozick

The Bnai Zion Foundation, a national philanthropic organization that supports humanitarian projects in Israel and America, hosted its first event in Baltimore on Nov. 3 to honor three top local executives for their dedication to Israel and extensive philanthropic work. Guy Flynn, a partner at DLA Piper; Brian J. Gibbons, chairman of the board and… Read More

Family Turns to JNF to Memorialize Loved One

One Baltimore man looking to memorialize his son, the  father of his grandchildren, found his answer in the Jewish National Fund. Baltimorean Jonathan Gitelman passed away last winter at the age of 46. He fought a long and courageous battle against leukemia, undergoing three bone marrow transplants in 63 months. So many transplants is unprecedented,… Read More

Community Kibbitz: At the Polls

With such a fractious election season, one consensus the American public can agree upon is that at last, it’s over. The JT stopped by area polling stations on Election Day in order to survey how locals cast their ballot and what issues were important to them. Here’s what they had to say: North Oaks Retirement… Read More