At Pearlstone, a Blossoming Future Story

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In the 15 years of its existence on the unlikely outskirts of a major metropolis such as Baltimore, the 165-acre verdant rolling hills and seemingly endless vista of lush organic farmland known as the Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center has had its fair share of eclectic visitors. “Beyond the Jewish community, we’ve hosted Christian groups,… Read More

Park School Senior Points Lacrosse Stick at Ivy League

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Sam Cordish has come a long way since he joined the Park School of Baltimore’s lacrosse team as an unassuming freshman more than three years ago. The 6-foot, 160-pound senior goalie worked hard to get a chance to showcase his talent, cracking the Bruins’ starting lineup as the No. 1 goalie after playing sparingly his… Read More

Report Cites Anti-Semitism in Trump Campaign as Factor in Hateful Tweets

Ben Shapiro, Yair Rosenberg, and Jeffrey Goldberg are the three journalists targeted the most with anti-Semitic tweets.

When the Anti-Defamation League released its report last week saying Donald Trump supporters were “disproportionally responsible” for a rash of anti-Semitic tweets targeting journalists during the presidential campaign, it stopped short of accusing Trump’s campaign of anti-Semitism. But Danielle Citron, a member of the ADL’s task force for the study and a law professor at… Read More

Sukkot Around Town

Charm City Tribe’s mobile sukkah draws a crowd at Union Craft Brewing.

The JT stopped by community events as well as one family’s sukkah during the course of the holiday. Here’s how some in Baltimore  celebrated Sukkot. Sukkot and Beer Charm City Tribe’s mobile sukkah stopped by Union Craft Brewing on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 20. Visitors crowded around the sukkah that had been on tour… Read More

No Denying Deborah Lipstadt’s Voice

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“I stand on my work and reputation and not on the honorifics which are applied to me,” said Deborah Lipstadt, when asked if she should be referred to as “doctor” or “professor” during her interview with the JT. “Deborah” it is. Lipstadt is the subject of a provocative and essential new film, released Oct. 21,… Read More

Charmery Unveils ‘Black Sabbath’ Ice Cream with Manischewitz

David and Laura Alima, owners of The Charmery, pose with their new flavor, Black Sabbath. (Photo by Marc Shapiro)

What does heavy metal, kosher wine and ice cream have in common? They’re all incorporated into The Charmery’s Black Sabbath ice cream, which the Hampden shop unveiled on Wednesday. The dessert tribute to the godfathers of heavy metal features black sesame seeds, blackberry Manischewitz wine and locally made blackberry jam. “This is one instance where… Read More

Mercaz Hosts Interfaith Program

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Two longtime Baltimoreans, friends and colleagues, Dr. Christopher Leighton and Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg, will be leading a program entitled “Sibling Rivalries: Does God Play Favorites” at Beth Tfiloh’s Mercaz Dahan Center for Jewish Life & Learning. The program is being done in partnership with the Baltimore Jewish Council and the Institute for Islamic, Christian and… Read More

Uniting Jewish Baltimore Shabbat Project aims to bring entire spectrum of community together

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In 2013, South African Chief Rabbi Dr. Warren Goldstein wanted to create an opportunity that would allow all Jews to celebrate one Shabbat together in more than just spirit. The Shabbos Project resonated with Jewish communities around the globe: “The concept is simple: Jews from all walks of life, from across the spectrum — religious,… Read More

Synagogues Team Up for Election Series

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With Election Day closing in, Beth Am Synagogue, Beth Israel Congregation, Beth El Congregation and Chizuk Amuno Congregation have collaborated to put on a lecture series that explores the polarizing campaigns of presidential candidates Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton through a Jewish lens. Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg, who leads the Beth Am Synagogue… Read More

50 Years of Columbia’s Women in Art

The Smith Theatre at Howard Community College is hosting “Dancing for Divas” on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m., “a benefit celebrating 50 years of Columbia’s art and the women who made it happen.” Produced by Carolyn Kelemen as a last hurrah before her retirement at the end of the year, the one-night-only show will… Read More