History Lesson

022114_survivor-lg

Dozens of boys packed into the school theater at the Boys’ Latin School of Maryland last week to listen to Holocaust survivor Rubin Sztajer’s story. “You people are the future of this country,” Sztajer, an 88-year-old native of Poland, told the standing-room-only crowd assembled in front of him. “You go home to your parents, tell… Read More

Calif. Synagogue Ponders Legal Action Against Former Exec

The just departed executive director of Adas Israel Congregation has admitted to intentionally stealing at least $390,000, deceptive record keeping and illegal transferring of funds from a California synagogue during the time he was executive director there. Eric S. Levine, who was asked to resign on Tuesday from the D.C. synagogue after being executive director… Read More

Should You Buy Pet Insurance?

021414_busiess_alderman

One topic I’ve learned to avoid with new acquaintances (along with politics and religion) is where they stand on the treatment of pets. Some people when their dog gets sick or badly injured say, “It’s an animal — that’s just part of the circle of life.” Others consider Rover a close family member and would… Read More

Behind-the-Scenes Dealings May Sink Sanctions Effort

021414_sanctions-sm

A bipartisan coalition of Congressional legislators working behind the scenes may have prevented new sanctions on Iran. A letter to President Barack Obama drafted by Reps. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) and David Price (D-N.C.) has been circulating on Capitol Hill for several days. A final call to sign the message, titled “Give Diplomacy a Chance Letter… Read More

Katz Named Chief Business Development Officer

Trout Daniel & Associates, a full-service commercial real estate company, announced that Neil A. Katz has joined the firm as chief business development officer. Katz brings nearly three decades of real estate experience to his new role with Trout Daniel. As chief business development officer, he will leverage his market knowledge and vast network of… Read More

OU’s Our Way Hosts Melave Malka

021414_melave-malka-sm

More than 40 people braved the cold last Saturday night to honor Rabbi Yehudah and Yael Zelinger at Our Way’s first-ever statewide melave malkah at the Park Heights Jewish Community Center. The Feb. 8 event, hosted by the Orthodox Union’s division for the Jewish deaf and hard of hearing, featured food, drinks and company for… Read More

USY Hosts 40th Annual Shabbaton

For the 40th straight year, the local branch of United Synagogue Youth will host a Shabbaton Feb. 14-15 in memory of the late Claire Sodden. In addition to religious services, the weekend event will feature fun and games for area eighth- through 12th-graders. “Our chapter is the Chapter of the Year for Seaboard Region USY,… Read More

LifeBridge Names Post-Acute Care COO

Barry Jay Eisenberg, FACHE, LNHA, has been named the new executive director and chief operating officer of Post-Acute Services at LifeBridge Health. Eisenberg brings decades of expertise to one of Baltimore’s most progressive leaders in the post-acute care arena. Eisenberg will lead the entire 440-bed post-acute division. The flagship of LifeBridge Health’s post-acute division is… Read More

Rabbi Delivers State of the City Invocation

Rabbi Chesky Tenenbaum delivered the invocation Monday at Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s State of the City address, which focused on making Baltimore a safer place for residents following 2014’s violent start. “Almighty G-d, grant these public servants wisdom and understanding in their noble pursuit of justice and equality,” said Tenenbaum, as he led city and state… Read More

Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler Opens New Office

021414_business-brief-sm

Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC announced the opening of its Baltimore County office in Nottingham Centre in Towson. Head-quartered in Baltimore City since 1927, the law firm also maintains a full-service office within the Columbia Town Center in Howard County at 10420 Little Patuxent Pkwy. ARD&H Special Counsel Adam Sampson has been assigned to… Read More