Emotional Meet Team USA settles into Berlin’s past and present at European Maccabi games


BERLIN — After a very early arrival in the German capital, a group of jetlagged athletes, parents and volunteers from the American delegation joined their British counterparts for dinner on July 26 prior to the official start of the 2015 European Maccabi Games. They mingled together in the expansive Estrel Hotel, where the delegations from… Read More

Reisterstown Native Refines Her Path Through AVODAH Rottenberg enters dental school with new perspective on her chosen career

Jenn Rottenberg is wrapping up a year of service with AVODAH prior to dental school. (Provided)

When Jenn Rottenberg had to figure out what to do with a year between college and dental school, she found what she was looking for in AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps. The Washington, D.C.-based arm of the organization would allow her to spend a year in social action work in the medical field. Her year… Read More

Becoming a Jew … again ‘Shrek 2’ screenwriter brings his story of rediscovery to Baltimore

David Weiss (Provided)

Jews for Judaism, the organization that works to strengthen and preserve Jewish identity through education, will launch its social organization for young Jewish professionals, J-Alliance, on Aug. 11. The event — Why Pray When You Can Party? — features screenwriter David Weiss at the University of Maryland, Baltimore SMC Campus Center. Weiss, whose credits include… Read More

A Garden for the Future Temple Isaiah congregant pushes green initiative


Several years ago Temple Isaiah’s grounds were little more than turf and parking lot, but through the efforts of Betsy Singer and the Sacred Grounds committee that she chairs, the grounds have been transformed both aesthetically and environmentally. Singer, who has been described as a driving force behind the initiative, says her primary motivation is… Read More

Celebration of Life, Four Centenarians


FutureCare Lochearn held a celebration of life on July 31 for four of its special residents: Frances Smeyne, 100; Maxine Gray, 100; Emma Ennis, 100 and Elce Caldwell, 103. The four were joined by about 50 others including fellow residents, friends and family for food, dancing and poetry. As a part of the event, family… Read More

Bibi Speaks Out Netanyahu to American Jews: “Oppose this bad deal”


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed directly to the American Jewish community Tuesday afternoon to oppose the nuclear agreement with Iran. The deal gives Iran two paths to a bomb, Netanyahu told the more than 10,000 people who tuned into the Web address put together by the Jewish Federations of North America and member organizations… Read More