Protests Remain Peaceful on Wednesday

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A crowd of hundreds marched from Baltimore’s Penn Station to City Hall and back Wednesday evening, waving signs and shouting chants of “No justice, no peace. No racist police.” National Guard troops, Maryland State Police and Baltimore City Police stood behind barricades in front of City Hall and helped direct march and vehicular traffic. While… Read More

Jackpot!

From left: Alfred Moses, a former ambassador to Romania, and Robert and Bill Gottesman, of the Gottesman Fund, are applauded as Jewish Primary Day School officials announce that their gifts from Moses and The Gottesman Fund will enable Washington’s only Jewish day school to add a middle school. (Provided)

With a total of $21 million in gifts, the Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital will finally get the middle school its parents have always wanted. “This is among the largest gifts to a Jewish Day School in the country,” said Adina Kanefield, director of institutional advancement at JPDS. The only Jewish day… Read More

Home Run for Cardin

Sen. Ben Cardin: “Trading partners who want to do business with us should not marginalize Israel.” (Pete Marovich/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Amendments targeting European anti-Israel trade activities were adopted unanimously in the House and Senate finance committees last week. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) authored amendments discouraging European trading partners from engaging in boycotts of Israel or Israeli-controlled territories. Cardin’s amendment was accepted in a 26-0 roll call… Read More

My Israel Puzzle Project

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In celebration of Israel’s Independence Day, more than 100 students from area congregational schools filled the auditorium of the Park Heights JCC on Sunday to participate in the My Israel Puzzle Art Installation and Collaborative Project hosted by the Macks Center for Jewish Education, an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. The… Read More

Free-Range

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Alexander and Danielle Meitiv, the Silver Spring parents under investigation for allowing their children, ages 6 and 10, to walk around town without adult supervision, believe they are raising their children to become responsible adults, but their free-range parenting style, which has resulted in two recent run-ins with police, is controversial. “Free-range is for chickens… Read More

Not Homegrown

Out-of-town organizer for rally in Baltimore has extremist background Lawyer Malik Shabazz, founder and president of Black Lawyers for Justice in Washington, D.C., is organizing his second event in Baltimore, a national rally to be held at City Hall this Saturday, May 2, for which he is expecting a “massive” turnout. The first was a… Read More

‘The Whole World Is Seeing This’

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After a week that saw peaceful protests turn to riots and looting, members of the Baltimore Jewish community are concerned about the future of their city as well as what the world is seeing. “We really were seeing a majority of very nonviolent protests. Our city has a very long history of being involved in… Read More

Telling Tales

The Stoop Storytelling series returns to Bolton Street Synagogue after a sellout event last year, and this year’s lineup for “It’s Still Complicated: Stories about the Joys and Oys of Contemporary Jewish Life” includes three area writers more likely to be read on the page than seen on stage. In just seven minutes, each storyteller… Read More

Falk Leaves Hopkins Hillel for AIPAC

After more than four years with Johns Hopkins University’s Hopkins Hillel, assistant director Jonathan Falk left his post April 19 to become associate area director in Baltimore for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. “It’s a great opportunity for him; he was ready for the next step,” said Hopkins Hillel director Rabbi Debbie Pine. “He… Read More

White House Honors Lubavitcher Rebbe

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A delegation from Chabad-Lubavitch was welcomed in the Oval Office on Monday to commemorate Education and Sharing Day, USA, which honors the life’s work of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Established by Congress in 1978, every year on Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson’s birthday, the day recongizes the late rabbi for his contributions in the “fields of education… Read More