RCS Offers Course on Love

Women looking to explore love and marriage from a Jewish perspective will have a new resource beginning this December.   The Rosh Chodesh Society, the Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s Rohr Jewish Learning Institute women’s division, will kick off SoulMates, a seven-session course that begins Dec. 14 and runs through April 2015. Pulling from different Jewish sources, the… Read More

AVAM Mosaic Nears Completion

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  The American Visionary Art Museum exterior mosaic is nearing completion, with the western wall facing Federal Hill now adorned with a rendering of the aurora borealis. The LeRoy E. Hoffberger Shining Youth/Shining Walls program was started in 2001 to be built by at-risk youth. “It’s a living social justice and physical beauty project,” said… Read More

The Jewish Vote

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On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Marylanders will head to the voting booths to decide who will be the state’s next chief executive. While the Baltimore Jewish community is generally concerned about many of the same issues as others in the state, there are some areas Jewish locals are following closely. Judging by interviews and anecdotal evidence,… Read More

Referendum Stalemate

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All electronic and paper ballots from a Sept. 30 referendum vote in Ramapo, N.Y., were impounded and then ultimately nullified last week by the state’s Supreme Court on allegations of election fraud. Town lawyer Michael Klein has appealed the ruling. The referendum, which would have reconfigured voting districts from citywide to a ward system and… Read More

Conversations in a Sukkah

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Community Conversations, an organization that works to improve communication and understanding between the Orthodox Jewish population and the African-American population in the Glen, Falstaff, Cheswolde, Cross Country and Mount Washington communities, took 20 fourth-graders from Cross Country Elementary School through the neighborhood this week to gain an appreciation for the holiday of Sukkot. The Sukkah… Read More

Schwartz Appointed to JA Board

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Junior Achievement of Central Maryland has appointed Lisa Schwartz to a three-year term on its board of directors. As M&T Bank’s business banking regional manager for Greater Baltimore, Schwartz leads the lending and servicing team that supports the branch network in Baltimore, Harford and Cecil counties. She also is responsible for the loan and deposit… Read More

KatzAbosch Named a Top Firm

INSIDE Public Accounting recently presented its fifth annual ranking of the IPA 200 public accounting firms. KatzAbosch was named to the list for the third time. “With more than 540 firms participating in the IPA annual Survey and Analysis of Firms this year, along with many CPA firm associations contributing to the search to identify… Read More

Hopkins Leaders Recognized for Influence

Modern Healthcare, a leading industry publication, has named Johns Hopkins Medicine dean and CEO Paul B. Rothman and patient safety expert Peter J. Pronovost to this year’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare list. The list recognizes individuals deemed by their peers and experts as leaders in the industry. “The answers to complex questions must… Read More

PHR Names Interim President

Park Heights Renaissance has announced that Cheo D. Hurley has been named interim president and CEO. Hurley replaces Julius Colon, who recently resigned. A Baltimore native, Hurley has been with the organization since 2009, most recently as vice president for community and economic development. In his new role, he will oversee all operations of the… Read More

Hopkins Names Faculty to Patient Safety Academy

In a new effort to eliminate harm and reinforce a culture of caring in health care, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing faculty members Ellen Ray, Cynthia Foronda and Brigit Van Graafeiland have been chosen to serve in the third cohort of the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Academy. A program launched… Read More