The Associated Looks Back


Approximately 200 members of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore gathered at Beth Tfiloh Congregation June 24 for their annual end-of-year meeting at which they reviewed the past year’s events. Gov. Larry Hogan was slated as the keynote speaker but was unable to attend due to his recently announced health issues with non-Hodgkins lymphoma…. Read More

Susan G. Komen Maryland Honored

Susan G. Komen Maryland’s Regional Breast Health Consortia Program received the 2015 Exemplary Collaboration Award from the statewide Maryland Cancer Collaborative. Present to receive the award on behalf of the entire Komen Maryland team were Kelly Kesler, community health director, Lori Yates, community health manager, and Komen board member Phyllis Gray. The program brings together… Read More

Children’s Hospital Unveils NICU

The University of Maryland Children’s Hospital (UMCH), in conjunction with the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, unveiled its new 37,000-square-foot Drs. Rouben and Violet Jiji Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The new unit, triple the size of the previous NICU, will meet the rapidly rising need for specialty care and innovative research… Read More

McElrath Joins Myerberg Center

The Edward A. Myerberg Center has appointed Mark McElrath as its director of development, said the center’s executive director David Golaner. McElrath coordinates all fundraising activities for the Myerberg Center, including the center’s annual campaign and spring fundraising event. “Mark will continue to strengthen our relationships with our donors and supporters throughout the community,” said… Read More

Schwartz Honored by Maryland Zoo

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore has announced the The Michael D. Hankin Award for Conservation was awarded to Laurie Schwartz, president of The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore. The award, named for former chairman of the zoo’s board of trustees Mike Hankin, was created by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore in 2005 to recognize individuals who… Read More

Spiegel Honored for Plastic Surgery

The June issue of “Plastic Surgery Practice,” the leading plastic surgery trade publication, names Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel as one of the 15 most influential people in plastic surgery in 2015. Spiegel lectures widely in the field of Jewish ethics as it relates to facial plastic surgery and is considered a world expert in the field… Read More

30 Years and Still Going Strong Family-owned Lenny’s Deli celebrates three decades since opening first store

Alan and Lenny Smith just celebrated the 30th anniversary of Lenny’s Deli. (photo by Marc Shapiro)

People thought Lenny Smith was crazy when he told them he was thinking about going into the deli business with his son, Alan. “A very good friend of ours said to me one day, ‘You’re out of your mind,’ and I said, ‘Well, this is what we’re gonna do,’” Lenny, 84, recalled. Not listening to… Read More

Iran Talks Extended Again Day-to-day negotiations punctuate the deal’s high stakes


Nuclear talks with Iran were extended yet again as negotiators continued to work toward a final deal. It was announced Tuesday that the current interim nuclear arrangement with Iran had been extended through July 10 to allow negotiators representing the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council — the United States, China, France, Russia… Read More

Mayor Replaces Baltimore Police Commissioner

BALTIMORE MAYOR - 10.02.2013

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has replaced Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, according to a Baltimore Sun report. Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis will become interim commissioner, according to a statement sent to the Sun. A news conference with Rawlings-Blake and Batts was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. Batts has led the Baltimore Police Department since 2012…. Read More