Charmery Unveils ‘Black Sabbath’ Ice Cream with Manischewitz

David and Laura Alima, owners of The Charmery, pose with their new flavor, Black Sabbath. (Photo by Marc Shapiro)

What does heavy metal, kosher wine and ice cream have in common? They’re all incorporated into The Charmery’s Black Sabbath ice cream, which the Hampden shop unveiled on Wednesday. The dessert tribute to the godfathers of heavy metal features black sesame seeds, blackberry Manischewitz wine and locally made blackberry jam. “This is one instance where… Read More

Mercaz Hosts Interfaith Program

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Two longtime Baltimoreans, friends and colleagues, Dr. Christopher Leighton and Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg, will be leading a program entitled “Sibling Rivalries: Does God Play Favorites” at Beth Tfiloh’s Mercaz Dahan Center for Jewish Life & Learning. The program is being done in partnership with the Baltimore Jewish Council and the Institute for Islamic, Christian and… Read More

Uniting Jewish Baltimore Shabbat Project aims to bring entire spectrum of community together

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In 2013, South African Chief Rabbi Dr. Warren Goldstein wanted to create an opportunity that would allow all Jews to celebrate one Shabbat together in more than just spirit. The Shabbos Project resonated with Jewish communities around the globe: “The concept is simple: Jews from all walks of life, from across the spectrum — religious,… Read More

Synagogues Team Up for Election Series

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With Election Day closing in, Beth Am Synagogue, Beth Israel Congregation, Beth El Congregation and Chizuk Amuno Congregation have collaborated to put on a lecture series that explores the polarizing campaigns of presidential candidates Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton through a Jewish lens. Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg, who leads the Beth Am Synagogue… Read More

50 Years of Columbia’s Women in Art

The Smith Theatre at Howard Community College is hosting “Dancing for Divas” on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m., “a benefit celebrating 50 years of Columbia’s art and the women who made it happen.” Produced by Carolyn Kelemen as a last hurrah before her retirement at the end of the year, the one-night-only show will… Read More

The Challenges for Greek Jews Coming to Baltimore Post-Holocaust

Baltimore’s Greek Jewish community is a tight-knit one. Bottom row, from left: Louis Yohanas, Marla Yohanas, Soulamith Yohanas, Josephine Velelli Becker, Tilda Koulias Trattner, Esther Koulias Rauseo, Connie Velelli, Rachel Velelli Glaser, Jeannette Carasso Katzen and Lonnie Katzen. Top row, from left: Isaac Yohahas, Marcia Salis, Joe Salis, Steve Rauseo, Victor Velelli and Rick Glaser. (Provided)

In the immediate post-World War II years, the United States saw a massive influx of refugees from war-torn European nations. While typically the Jewish community looks to the European theater when addressing WWII, fewer are aware of the chaotic conditions in Greece at the time. When the Greco-Italian War started in 1940, beginning the Balkan… Read More

Local Survivor, Doctor Spread Awareness of Breast Cancer Genes

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When a routine mammogram revealed she had early- stage breast cancer three years ago, Nisa Felps wondered about treatment. The Baltimore resident opted to have a bilateral mastectomy to remove both her breasts to rid herself of the cancer after consulting with a breast surgeon. “After I came through it, I felt this overwhelming sense… Read More

A Bipartisan Battle Contested District 1 race could mean first Republican city councilman in more than 70 years

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On an overcast October morning on East Bank Street in Southeast Baltimore, Zeke Cohen and U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, clad in suits, were preparing to canvas as Election Day draws closer. Cohen, 30, a Canton resident, has enlisted the muscle of prominent Democratic politicians with strong Baltimore ties such as Cardin in his pursuit to… Read More

Howard County Names Interim Sheriff

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Don Knott, a lieutenant in the Howard County Sherriff’s Office, was named interim sheriff on Monday following the resignation of Sheriff James Fitzgerald, whose alleged anti-Semitic, racist and misogynistic remarks were detailed in a September report, county spokesman Andy Barth said. Knott has more than 43 years of experience in state law enforcement. Fitzgerald, a… Read More

New Year, New Reporters Meet the JT’s reporting staff

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Justin Silberman Justin Silberman, 24, has been onboard as a staff writer for the JT for nearly three months, tackling in-depth stories about zoning and politics and writing pieces on the Elijah Cummings Youth in Israel Program and the Baltimore Jewish Council’s Holocaust Teacher’s Institute. While attending Towson University, Silberman focused his studies on journalism… Read More