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Ahead of the NBA playoffs, era of Jewish commissioner David Stern needs to be remembered
BY Robert Gluck/JNS.org
April 10, 2014

When the National Basketball Association playoffs tip off on April 19, the star players who take the court should credit their status to recently retired league commissioner David Stern, according to Peter Horvitz, author of “The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes.” Horvitz said Stern’s leadership of the NBA for 30 years saw the league CONTINUE »

April 10, 2014

Leadership Maryland has announced 52 leaders for its 21st class — the Class of 2014. Leadership Maryland is one of 34 state leadership programs nationwide and has graduated nearly 1,000 statewide leaders. “These selected participants represent a broad spectrum of highly qualified executives from an extraordinary pool of statewide applicants,” said Renee M. Winsky, president CONTINUE »

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Rabbis come together to raise money for childhood cancers
BY Simone Ellin
April 10, 2014

Rabbi Daniel Plotkin, education director of Temple Beth Shalom is bald. Bald as a bowling bowl. And he isn’t alone. He is among 70 other Reform (as well as a few Conservative) rabbis across the country, including Rabbi Benjamin Sharff of Har Sinai Congregation, who shaved their heads to raise money for research on pediatric CONTINUE »

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Honest Tea’s Seth Goldman discusses ups, downs of running mission-based business
BY Marc Shapiro
April 10, 2014

When Seth Goldman started making tea is his kitchen in 1998, he couldn’t imagine in his wildest dreams how much Honest Tea would blossom. “If you had told me 16 years ago that I’d be running an organization that was involved in helping to eliminate millions of calories from the American diet, helping to promote CONTINUE »

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BY Heather Norris
April 10, 2014

Torah Institute of Baltimore is implementing plans to both save money and protect the environment. The school recently completed a comprehensive lighting component upgrade that has resulted in a $2,350 monthly savings, it announced last month. Funding came from leveraging Baltimore Gas and Electric utility rebates with its partnership with The Associated: Jewish Community Federation CONTINUE »