Seven Mile Market ATM Robbed Wednesday Morning

(By Daniel Schere)

An unknown amount of money was stolen in a robbery at Seven Mile Market at approximately 6:55 a.m. Wednesday morning. According to reports from the Baltimore County Police Department, an employee who was filling the ATM was approached by a suspect who displayed what he believed to be a handgun. The suspect then fled the… Read More

Getting Their Mitzvah On

The Keep Punching team is in full force at the Park Heights JCC. (David Stuck)

Jewish Baltimore woke up bright and early on Dec. 25, but the atmosphere was more about giving than receiving at the 10th annual Mitzvah Day. Organizers estimated 1,000 volunteers from the community came to the Park Heights and Owings Mills Jewish community centers to write letters, decorate picture frames and do arts and crafts, all… Read More

Cheder Chabad Cyberthon Smashes Fundraising Goal

Children from Cheder Chabad’s preschool pose for a photo by the playground. (David Stuck)

Cheder Chabad of Baltimore raised $165,200 to put toward its school’s  scholarship fund through a 24-hour fundraising platform, charidy.com. The website requires campaigns to seek sponsors who will match their funds dollar-for-dollar with the contingency the goal is met in a single day. Cheder Chabad was sponsored by Tov’s Pizza, Dougie’s, Eden’s Café and DJ’sNE … Read More

A Cultural Spotlight CJC to host 24th annual film series

“Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” is the first film in a series of four being shown at the Columbia Jewish Congregation.  (Provided)

When Sylvia Bloch began the  annual Columbia Jewish Congregation film series more than two decades ago, the problem was finding high-quality films with Jewish themes. Today, she said, the problem is picking among a long list of worthy candidates. “The film series has two missions: entertainment and bringing the Jewish community together,” said CJC Rabbi… Read More

A Sense of Pride In an ultra-wealthy Moscow suburb, a luxurious JCC opens its doors

An exterior view shows the grandeur of the Zhokuvka Jewish Community Center.

ZHUKOVKA, Russia — On the only road connecting this affluent village on Moscow’s western outskirts, Russian secret service agents are blocking all inbound traffic. Drivers bound for Zhukovka pull over and step out to smoke while chatting with other motorists as a line of luxury cars grows on the shoulder of a two-lane road. The… Read More

Temple Emanuel May Become Part of Baltimore Hebrew Substantive discussions’ are moving forward

Temple Emanuel, which sold its Reisterstown building (pictured) in June, may become part of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation.

One of Baltimore’s Reform congregations may absorb another as Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and Temple Emanuel are in talks about Temple Emanuel becoming part of BHC. While nothing is finalized yet, Temple Emanuel president David Beller said that Rabbi/Cantor Rhoda Silverman elected not to renew her contract, which expires on June 30, 2016. “We have concluded… Read More

Having Their Say Jews from across Maryland weigh in onupcoming presidential race

(istockphoto.com/RonTech2000)

With a month until the Iowa caucuses, the 2016 presidential election is heating up and Jews from the Baltimore-Washington region are pouring their hearts, minds and dollars into the race. The field of candidates currently stands at three Democrats and 13 Republicans vying for their respective parties’ nomination. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton,… Read More

The Transformation of Pikesville High School already reaping benefits of renovations as construction continues

John Boelker, superintendent with Oak Contracting, walks through the construction of what will become Pikesville High School’s new front entrance. (Mark Shapiro)

On a recent Tuesday afternoon, new Pikesville High School principal Sandra Reid led a group of county and state officials and PTSA representatives through some brand-new parts of the school. The hallways were bright from natural light, the computers and technology in classrooms were new, and there was excitement and hope in the air. “I… Read More