KP Announces Research Bank

Kaiser Permanente has  announced the Kaiser Permanente Research Bank, a long-term research resource designed to help the organization better understand how people’s health is affected by their genes, behaviors and the environment. All Kaiser Permanente members who are 18 and older will be eligible to participate. The KP Research Bank allows researchers to use DNA… Read More

UMMC Commits to NKF-MD

With a shared goal of advocating on behalf of the kidney community, the University of Maryland Medical Center will award $23,250 to the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland over the next 12 months. As part of a Gold Level Annual Partnership arrangement, NKF-MD will receive $10,000 as a research grant to study chronic kidney disease… Read More

Schusterman Foundation Names 29 Fellows

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation has selected 29 outstanding Jewish professional and volunteer leaders from around the world for the second cohort of the Schusterman Fellowship. The fellows hail from Jewish and secular organizations in North America, Israel, Australia, South Africa and Europe. A full list of the new Schusterman Fellows is available… Read More

Are Fatal Shootings on the Rise?

We are still reeling from the fatal shootings by police of African-American men last week — followed by the deadly revenge attack on Dallas police who, ironically, were protecting the rights of activists to protest police treatment of minorities. Just as television brought the Vietnam War into America’s living rooms decades ago, last week’s deadly… Read More

Associated Honors Blumenfeld, Frederick

In honor of their outstanding leadership in the Jewish community, Julie Blumenfeld and Josh S. Frederick were presented with the Fred Walpert Young Leadership Award from The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. The Fred Walpert Young Leadership Award, presented annually, recognizes  growing leaders within The Associated community. Blumenfeld began her involvement in the Baltimore… Read More

Harbour School Wins $25K for Meals on Wheels

For the third year in a row, the Harbour School’s Harbouring Hope team won $25,000 for Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. Led by high school English teacher Siri Llamas, the team rallied the entire school to participate in a social action month concentrating on hunger, poverty and literacy awareness. One week was devoted to… Read More

BSO Receives $1.2M for Education

BSO board chair Barbara Bozzuto announced that Patricia and Mark K. Joseph have donated $1.2 million from their foundation, The Shelter Foundation, to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to support access to the orchestra’s education programs for students in Title 1 Baltimore City Public Schools; $1 million of this transformative gift will endow the Patricia and… Read More

Hartog-Levin Joins Weinberg

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, has welcomed retired ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin as the 12th trustee in the Weinberg Foundation’s history. Levin, who began her term in May, was unanimously selected by the foundation’s board in November 2015 following a nationwide search. The foundation’s trustees,… Read More

BHC Honored

Bonnie Heneson Communications, a full-service marketing communications firm, won a Gold 2016 Aster Award for a physicians’ directory that the agency created for Howard County General Hospital. The Directory of Physicians is a publication distributed to Howard County residents that BHC writes, coordinates and designs listing nearly 800 physicians who practice at Howard County General… Read More

Gauging the Impact of BDS Is the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel succeeding?

In 2005, Palestinian nongovernmental organizations initiated the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement to encourage businesses, universities and other global entities to pressure Israel into ending the occupation of the West Bank and Golan Heights, giving full equality to Palestinian citizens of Israel and recognizing the Palestinians’ right of return to land they had fled when… Read More