BBYO Donates 200 Pounds Of Food

Community teens came together to fight hunger at BBYO Baltimore Council’s pre-screening of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” at Regal Hunt Valley, hosted in partnership with the JCC of Greater Baltimore, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, Capital Camps, the Center for Jewish Education, the Jewish Volunteer Connection, the Mitchell David Teen Center, and… Read More

Yeshivat Chovevei Awarded Grant

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT), the open Orthodox rabbinical school, has been awarded a second major grant ($1.2 million) from the Jim Joseph Foundation to support YCT’s transition to sustainability, which includes the succession in leadership from Rav Avi Weiss, the founding president, to Rabbi Asher Lopatin, president as of July 2013. The grant is extraordinary… Read More

Securityplus Opens New Branch

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Securityplus Federal Credit Union celebrated the grand opening of its newest Baltimore City location with an official ribbon cutting, followed by a ceremonial toast. The Northwest Plaza Branch, located at 4470 W. Northern Parkway in Baltimore, was built in very close proximity to the Social Security Administration’s soon-to-open Wabash facility, which will be home to… Read More

Another Dimension

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No matter what your tech IQ, chances are the Bmore 3D Store in Canton will blow your mind. But you’ll have to hurry. It’s only open through the end of December. The pop-up store sells unique items such as jewelry, vases and Baltimore-themed gifts, all created by 3-D artists using 3-D modeling software and fabricated… Read More

Seasons Kosher Market Pursuing Baltimore Property

The Fields of Pikesville building won’t be getting a kosher market anytime soon, the realtor redeveloping the building said. Seasons, a New York-based kosher market, is instead planning to open at 401 Reisterstown Road, which was once home to Danielle’s Bluecrest Caterers. “We feel it’s a good growth neighborhood,” said Mayer Gold, Seasons’ owner. “It’s… Read More

Now You See It

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Westminster mother Anna Lipka had always sensed something was interfering with her daughter Adrianna’s academic performance. Yet, none of the professionals who tested Adrianna could find anything out of the ordinary. “I knew she was very smart — she talked at 16 months and could memorize all the books I read to her,” Lipka said…. Read More

Javita!

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For coffee drinkers in the Jewish community, a kosher coffee that advertises benefits such as weight loss and increased focus and memory has made its way to Maryland. Javita coffee launched in 2011 with the introduction of its energy-plus-mind instant coffee. With ingredients such as South American estate-blend coffee (100 percent Arabica and Robusta), green… Read More

Taking Aim At Gun Violence

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Halacha (Jewish law), just like the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, states the right for citizens to own weapons for use in self-protection and to maintain public safety. In the case of Jewish law, however, it also mandates safe and responsible use with regard to ownership for the public good. “Safe and responsible”… Read More

Ganei Ha’Ela

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When Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb made aliyah to Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel from Baltimore, he gave up a strong bully pulpit at Congregation Shomrei Emunah. In Israel, he said, the whole structure of community is different, and since moving, Rabbi Gottlieb has been teaching and fulfilling various other part-time rabbinical roles. Now, he is hoping to… Read More

Trying To Revive

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In September 1939, Germany invaded Poland, instantly murdering about 20,000 Jews and bombing approximately 50,000 Jewish-owned factories, workshops and stores in more than 120 local communities. Several hundred synagogues were also destroyed. Within a month, all Polish Jews were either confined to ghettos or in hiding. Then the Nazis began liquidating the ghettos. Within 18… Read More