Shakeup at Anti-Iran Deal Group In Congress, Democrats stating their positions

Former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman (Jeff Malet Photography/Newscom)

Former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman on Monday was named chairman of an advocacy group opposed to the Iran nuclear deal. The move came after it became known that United Against Nuclear Iran’s president, former White House adviser Gary Samore, is a supporter of the agreement. Samore was replaced as president by David Ibsen. The leadership… Read More

Neely Snyder Remembered for Dedication, Passion Pearlstone Center program director, mother of three, died in car crash

Neely Snyder

Although her life was cut short, Neely Tal Snyder’s impact was felt in Baltimore’s Jewish community and beyond. The wife, mother of three daughters, advocate and educator died in a car crash Monday morning at the age of 37. “She felt so strongly about the things that were important to her,” said Autumn Sadovnik, a… Read More

Schumer, Engel to Oppose Iran Deal


Two of the most watched Jewish lawmakers in Congress announced they will vote to disapprove of the Iran deal. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) both said Thursday evening they had considered the issue carefully before their decision. “Advocates on both sides have strong cases for their point of view that cannot… Read More

Debate Debrief Special to the Baltimore Jewish Times from Cleveland Jewish News

CLEVELAND — Israel stood on the sideline for most of the Aug. 6 primetime Republican Presidential Primary Debate at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland. That changed an hour and 43 minutes in when Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was asked about his previous proposal to cut all financial aid to Israel. Paul didn’t back off… Read More

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