‘A Loving Patriarch’ Robert Hiller, philanthropist, community leader, passes away at 93

Robert Hiller (Provided)

The Baltimore Jewish community said goodbye to a highly influential figure on May 27 when Robert Hiller died at his Florida home at the age of 93. Among his many notable philanthropic accomplishments, Hiller served as executive vice president of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and was also a president of the Zanvyl… Read More

On the Table Domestic security concerns, Iran dominate OU mission to D.C.


Local leaders and other attendees of the Orthodox Union Leadership Mission to Washington, D.C., made clear to Congress their concerns over ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran and domestic security funding for Jewish institutions. More than 120 lay leaders and modern Orthodox clergy from nine states gathered on Capitol Hill June 3 for a packed day… Read More

JCC Spin Classes Cycle in Tandem with Ride for the Living

Ann Berey leads one of five spin classes OMJCC dedicated to cycle in solidarity with JCC Krakow’s Ride for the Living.
(Melissa Gerr)

Approximately 50 people at the JCC of Greater Baltimore at Owings Mills rode in solidarity with 85 bicyclists at the Ride for the Living, a 55-mile fundraising ride that began at Auschwitz-Birkenau and ended at the Jewish Community Centre in Krakow. In the JCC spin class studio in Baltimore, with photos posted on the wall… Read More

American Dollars, Israeli Lives An up-close look at philanthropic efforts on behalf of Israel


The donation of an ambulance to the American Friends of Magen David Adom by lifelong Pikesville residents Bill and Karen Glazer adds one more tangible piece to the large network of philanthropic, financial and emotional bonds that connect Israel with the United States. Magen David Adom, the national blood services center and emergency response team… Read More

Hopkins Student Attending Jerusalem Summit

Aliza Waxman

Johns Hopkins University doctoral candidate Aliza Waxman will bring years of experience working on the issue of global health in three different continents when she attends the 2015 ROI Community Summit in Jerusalem this month. The summit will bring 150 Jewish innovators with a wide range of skills and backgrounds to the Israeli capital city… Read More

Cardin Scholarships Awarded to 72 Special Needs Students

Special needs students from across the state, including 18 from the greater Baltimore region, were awarded Michael Cardin Scholarships. Announced on Monday, the annual awards — established in 1998 following the death of Sen. Ben Cardin’s son, Michael — are managed by the Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities. The organization’s executive director, Dorie… Read More

Jewish Festival Comes to the Quarry Event features community organizations, synagogues, vendors, music, food and more

The Baltimore American Jewish Festival will be held on Sunday, June 7, at Quarry Lake at Greenspring. (Provided)

This Sunday, Quarry Lake at Greenspring will likely be packed for the Baltimore American Jewish Festival. The festival, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., features live Jewish music, kosher food, author signings, a kids area and around 100 vendors that include artisans, synagogues, schools, Jewish and community service agencies. Jay Harris, who runs… Read More

JT Honored with Rockower Awards

The Baltimore Jewish Times won several honors in the 2015 Rockower Awards competition held by the American Jewish Press Association. The JT’s editor-in-chief, Joshua Runyan, who also serves as editorial director of publisher Mid-Atlantic Media, won first place in single commentary for “Life-or-Death Struggle,” an installment of his popular “Opening Thoughts” column discussing the Jewish… Read More