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June 12, 2014

The JCC held its first community block party at the Weinberg Owings Mills JCC on Sunday, June 8. Approximately 4,000 people attended, 110 faces were painted by Sophia Rosman, about 300 hot dogs and sausages and 250 hamburgers were served, four bands performed while a DJ entertained on the baseball field. Community members interacted with CONTINUE »

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OU serves up its to-do list with education as main course
BY Larry Luxner
June 12, 2014

Some 500 religious Jews crowded into a Potomac synagogue Sunday morning for kosher deli food and the opportunity to schmooze with 50 local elected officials and candidates — only two weeks before Maryland’s June 24 primaries. The inaugural OU Advocacy-MD Legislative Breakfast, organized by the public policy arm of the New York-based Orthodox Union, took CONTINUE »

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June 12, 2014

Mark Olszyk, M.D., vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at Carroll Hospital Center, has been appointed to the Maryland Board of Physicians at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Gov. Martin O’Malley appointed Olszyk to the board on May 20. As a board member, Olszyk will be involved in licensing physicians CONTINUE »

June 12, 2014

The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) announced its receipt of a substantial grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the conservation and digitization of material from its Cairo Genizah collection. The project will make a valuable body of material widely available for research for the first time and further the CONTINUE »

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June 12, 2014

Howard Kurman, a labor relations and employment law attorney and co-founder of the firm of Offit Kurman, has been appointed to the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. “I am honored and privileged to have received this appointment,” said Kurman. “After practicing law for more than 35 CONTINUE »