Super Sunday Raises
$1.4 Million

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore raised $1.4 million at its Super Sunday phone-a-thon on Sept. 20, kick-starting the federation’s annual campaign. Nearly 200 volunteers made calls at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC from morning through mid-afternoon, highlighting the #110DayChallenge, which matches any increases and new gifts made by Dec. 31. The Kohn Rabin… Read More

Har Sinai Congregation Renames School

From left: Jo-Ellen Unger, director of congregational learning; Cantor Robert Gerber; Rabbi Benjamin Sharff; and Monica Blum, temple administrator. (Provided)

In honor of a donation, Har Sinai Congregation is renaming its school as the Nancy H. and David B. Posner Judaic Education Magnet. “The entire Har Sinai Congregation family is touched by [their] generous gift and thank Nancy and David Posner for their deep dedication to the value of ‘L’dor v’dor,’” said Joseph DeMattos, Har… Read More

Speaker of the House to Resign

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE JOHN BOEHNER (R-OHIO) WILL RESIGN FROM CONGRESS AT THE END OF OCTOBER. FILE PHOTO.

Speaker of the House John Boehner will resign from Congress at the end of October, the Republican from Ohio announced Friday morning. Boehner, whose invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress earlier this year made waves, made the announcement to his fellow Republicans in a private House meeting. An aide told The… Read More

Why Israelis are ditching Turkey for Georgia

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TBILISI, Georgia — Rabbi Rakhmim Murdukhashvili had come to think of a crowded synagogue as a distant childhood memory. In 1979, the year he was born, the Jewish population of Georgia was more than 28,000. But during his lifetime the Jewish population has dwindled to just 4,000 as the republic coped with war and instability… Read More

Serving the Region Jews from three states, Washington, D.C., team up during month of service

Preschoolers from the JCC help decorate a sukkah at Weinberg Park Assisted Living.
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For the fourth consecutive year, volunteers from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., are participating in a number of service projects as part of the Governor’s Day to Serve. Among the Baltimore contribution is a concerted effort by Jewish Volunteer Connection, including activities that range from a month-long food drive at the Park Heights… Read More

‘Women of Power’ Concert Artists of Baltimore opens Maestro Series at Gordon Center with eclectic lineup

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Entering his 29th year as founder and artistic director of Concert Artists of Baltimore, Maestro Edward Polochick has assembled a delicious, eclectic musical evening for the first concert of the Maestro Series on Oct. 3 at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts. Polochick promises the audience will leave the concert “feeling like their souls have… Read More

Dreaming Big Local teen looking to teach peers about finance

Tal Boger, 14, is crowdfunding the money necessary to publish a book aimed at kids to teach the basics of investing.
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Most parents can expect their teenagers to spend their birthday money on video games or going out with friends. But Tal Boger, 14 and a recent graduate of Krieger Schechter Day School, is not a typical teenager. “I bought my first mutual fund when I was 7 and my first stock when I was 9,”… Read More

Lauren Chornock Gluck will be 2015 Friedman Fellow

Gaithersburg resident Lauren Chornock Gluck, regional director of logistics and Baltimore Day School coordinator for the Atlantic Seaboard Region of the Orthodox Union’s international youth program NCSY, was accepted into the 2015 Friedman Fellowship Program at the Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development at the Weinberg Center in Baltimore. “I am honored to be… Read More

Law Enforcement Lounge Opens in Pikesville

Rabbi Chesky Tenenbaum at his newly opened law enforcment lounge 
in Pikesville.
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Rabbi Chesky Tenenbaum, director of the Jewish Uniformed Services Association, opened a law enforcement lounge in the Pikesville Plaza building at the corner of Reisterstown Road and Slade Avenue to welcome officers during their time off. “The law enforcement member could come in between shifts or when they needed some down time,” said Tenebaum, who… Read More