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A relentless genealogy pursuit ends with largest-ever reunion
BY Allie Freedman
June 26, 2014

It all started in 2007 with a sick dog named Fonzie. When the Feigelson family dog had surgery in Tennessee, Baltimore resident Margy Resnick Feigelson seized the opportunity to meet her extended family in Knoxville for the first time. Feigelson, who had pored over genealogy websites to trace her family’s roots, immediately connected with her CONTINUE »

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Levindale dedicates Mintzes Fund for pet companionship
BY Simone Ellin
June 26, 2014

Some community events can’t help but boost one’s faith in humanity (and canine-ity). That was the case with Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital’s dedication of the Alvin and Elaine Mintzes Fund for the Care of Levindale Animals on June 19. The event also included a plaque-hanging ceremony “in loving honor of employee Paulette Carter CONTINUE »

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Baltimore community weighs effect of Presbyterian divestment
BY Heather Norris
June 26, 2014

While national Jewish leaders are predicting a rift in Jewish-Presbyterian relations following last week’s PCUSA General Assembly vote to divest from three American companies doing business with Israel, the situation likely will prove more affable in Baltimore. “We have a lot of very strong relationships with the local Presbyterian Church” said Chana Siff, associate director CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
June 26, 2014

After a Ner Tamid member and employee was arrested on child pornography charges, the congregation’s rabbi and its Montessori school president sent a letter out to congregants and parents assuring them that their children were not at risk. “The Baltimore Police have made it clear, thus far, that no illegal activity took place on the CONTINUE »

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BY Marc Shapiro
June 26, 2014

As Israeli police and military continue their search for three teenagers who were kidnapped on June 12, the Baltimore Jewish community continues to show its support for the families and the Jewish state by joining the Three Yellow Ribbons campaign. The campaign, started by the Embassy of Israel to the United States, has Jewish organizations CONTINUE »