New Space, New Opportunities Temple Emanuel moves to Beth Israel, will construct new sanctuary

Temple Emanuel Rabbi/Cantor Rhoda Silverman rehearses for the High 
Holidays at the Gordon Center.

As the Jewish community evolves, so must the synagogues. For Temple Emanuel, evolving means building a new home at Beth Israel Congregation in Owings Mills. Since July, Temple Emanuel has been renting space at the Conservative synagogue after selling and moving from its Reisterstown home of 20 years. The Reform congregation will soon build its… Read More

Democrats Block Amendment Linking Iran Deal to Israel, American Prisoners

An amendment that would have linked lifting of sanctions on Iran with the release of American prisoners and public acknowledgement by the Islamic regime of Israel’s right to exist was blocked on Thursday. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) introduced the amendment as part of a final push to stop the Iran nuclear deal. Senators voted… Read More

Towson Graduate Student Found Dead Moloshok remembered for her ability to combine child development and the arts

Darcie Lena Moloshok (LinkedIn)

A Towson University graduate student in the Department of Family Studies and Community Development was found dead in her off-campus apartment on Sept. 4. Darcie Lena Moloshok, 28, was found unresponsive by police who went to check on her after a call from her mother, according to reports in The Baltimore Sun and other news… Read More

Navigating Through The Holidays Many Jews are taking time off into next month to contemplate, repent and celebrate


Last Sunday marked the beginning of Rosh Hashanah and the start of the High Holidays. But in broader terms, it marked the beginning of an annual three-week period lasting through Simchat Torah that is virtually consumed by Jewish holidays. In Baltimore, this equates to a steady stream of Jews who will temporarily withdraw from daily… Read More

Shabbat Shared Around the World Strengthening community through mitzvot


In preparation for a Shabbat shared among more than a million Jews worldwide, the Baltimore Shabbat Project, which has partnered with the International Shabbos Project, will host its second Great Challah Bake on Oct. 22 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. The impetus for the International Shabbos Project came from an idea Rabbi Warren Goldstein, chief… Read More

Making Challah in Columbia

The success of Baltimore’s challah bake from last year has also spread to Columbia in Howard County. The Jewish Federation of Howard County hopes to attract 100 women from across the community for its first challah bake at the Lubavitch Center of Howard County on Oct. 22. “When you think about it globally and what… Read More

‘Let My People Go’ Exhibit commemorates 25th anniversary of Russian exodus, captures struggle and success of former Soviet Union Jews


After years of agitation and demonstrations, the gates of the Soviet Union finally opened to oppressed Jewish citizens 25 years ago, setting in motion Operation Exodus, a flood of emigration to Israel and the United States unseen since the Russian Revolution. “Let My People Go,” a photo exhibit that captures the politics, protests and immigrant… Read More

On Ice Treasury Department freezes assets of Hamas leaders, financiers


Four Hamas financiers and a company used to funnel millions of dollars to the Palestinian terrorist group had their assets frozen by the Department of the Treasury last week. Hamas political bureau member Salih al-Aruri, senior Hamas financial officer Mahir Jawad Yunis Salah, Abu Ubaydah Khayri Hafiz al-Agha and Mohammed Reda Mohammed Anwar Awad were… Read More