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Verified Volunteers provides invaluable service tailored to nonprofits
BY Melissa Gerr | Photo by David Stuck
April 24, 2014

Volunteers are often considered precious currency for a nonprofit organization. Donating their time and skills, they help organizations serve the often vulnerable populations, such as children, the elderly or disabled, they aim to assist. Verified Volunteers, started in 2012 and connected to the 40-year background screening veteran Sterling Infosystems, is working to help those organizations CONTINUE »

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Baltimore Jewish Council, alcohol lobby and distributors work out way to increase variety of kosher wines available to Maryland residents
BY Marc Shapiro
April 24, 2014

Maryland residents looking for a wider variety of kosher wines should have more options by 2015. A compromise reached between the Baltimore Jewish Council, the Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association (MSLBA), Licensed Beverage Distributors of Maryland, Inc., and the state comptroller’s office will create an online list of wines available, increase the number of wines CONTINUE »

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Jewish teammates share baseball, background
BY Melissa Gerr | Photo by David Stuck
April 24, 2014

Commitment to common goals, rigorous training and game participation — whether from the field or bench — for the Johns Hopkins University baseball team creates a strong bond among its teammates, say several players and coach Bob Babb. But when a shared background of Judaism and all that it represents — observances, upbringing, ethics, food CONTINUE »

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Delmon Young shouted anti-Semitic profanities during New York scuffle two years ago
BY Marc Shapiro
April 24, 2014

When Pikesville resident Avi Harris heard that Delmon Young would be playing with the Orioles this year, he was less than excited. “It was disconcerting,” Harris revealed recently. “I did not want him here.” What bothered Harris was an incident in April 2012, when the then-Detroit Tigers player allegedly got into a tussle with an CONTINUE »

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Children at low-income elementary school treated to book fair by Jewish Volunteer Connection’s Bookworms program
BY Marc Shapiro
April 24, 2014

Students were in a festive mood at Milbrook Elementary School. Not for recess, not for a party, but for a book fair. And this wasn’t an average book fair. Students in first through fifth grades were able to choose three books to take home for free. Those with younger siblings could grab two more books CONTINUE »