Local Officials Decry DACA Decision

In the wake of the Trump administration’s announcement on Tuesday to unwind an Obama-era program that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation, City Councilman Zeke Cohen said he plans to continue to welcome undocumented immigrants and refugees to Baltimore. In a seven-minute video posted to Facebook, Cohen, a staunch supporter of immigrant rights who represents… Read More

Associated Development Hinges on Court Decision

One way or another, Ethel Barrish believes a sliver of the grassy and wooded area that sits near her Worthington Park neighborhood on Walnut Avenue and Garrison Forest Road will eventually be developed. Whether it’s an apartment complex, office building or single-family homes, Barrish said it’s only a matter of time. “One has to choose… Read More

JEA 108th Anniversary Celebrated by Fellowship Association

Sixty-five years after their beloved home away from home at 1216 E. Baltimore St. closed, members of the former Jewish Educational Alliance still meet weekly as the JEA Fellowship Association, last month celebrating the organization’s 108th anniversary with a reunion at the Park Heights Jewish Community Center. Founded in 1909, when the Daughters of Israel… Read More

Bridging the Gap Ensuring Jewish continuity one step at a time

Among the sea of teenagers donning army uniforms, Zoe Eisenberg stood clutching her replica M4 rifle at the gravesite of former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. The clan sang “Hatikvah” as it celebrated its completion of Marva, a two-month training session designed to give Diaspora Jews a taste of Israeli military life. For the Pikesville… Read More

High Holiday Celebrations Include More Than Religious Services

As synagogues throughout the community get ready for High Holiday services, dinners, special music programs and guest cantors, a number of nonreligious High Holiday events are popping up around the metro area designed to relate to and enhance the meaning of the Jewish New Year and season of atonement. Baltimore’s Jewish Volunteer Connection partners with… Read More

Three Women Discover It’s Never Too Late to Have a Bat Mitzvah

One hails from New York, one from North Carolina and one emigrated from Russia. But three women of a certain age and vastly different backgrounds found a deep connection over the past year studying for and achieving their bat mitzvahs last month at Chabad of Owings Mills. Karen Terner of Owings Mills, Martha Gross of… Read More

Hogan Announces Pikesville Armory Commission Chaired by Zirkin

Gov. Larry Hogan issued an executive order on Tuesday to establish the Commission of the Future of the Pikesville Armory, marking the first step in a much-anticipated redevelopment plan for the 114-year-old military complex. As part of the announcement, Hogan tapped state Sen. Bobby Zirkin (D-District 11), who represents the Pikesville area, after months of… Read More

Thanks to Pikesville Resident, Shulchan Aruch Translation Is on the Way

For the past seven years, Pikesville resident Bert Miller has been writing, but his latest project, a first-ever English translation and explanation of the Shulchan Aruch, is the odd one out in his collection. Miller is an ambitious author and publishes three books annually. But before deciding to explain the Shulchan Aruch, a widely used… Read More

High Holidays Accessibility for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People

As people start looking forward to the High Holidays, deaf and hard-of-hearing congregants may need to seek out synagogues that make it easier for them to enjoy the special services and d’var Torahs. Yael Zelinger, coordinator of the Macks Center for Jewish Education’s JADE: Jewish Advocates for Deaf Education, said some area events are set… Read More

You Should Know… Shevy Rosendorff Ashman

Shevy Rosendorff Ashman couldn’t wait any longer to follow her dream, even if that meant taking a calculated gamble. Laid off from her 9-to-5 job of more than 10 years in the summer of 2015, the divorced mother of two decided to earn her real estate license. “It was either living on the street or… Read More