Hillel hoops tournament builds Jewish common ground

Emily Jacobs Washington Jewish Week More than 300 students from over 20 universities came together this past weekend for the third annual National Hillel Basketball Tournament hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park Hillel. Sponsored by New York-based philanthropists, Jonathan and Dina Leader, as well as BodyArmor and Klipped Kippas, the Friday-Sunday event featured… Read More

Walk (Or Run) It Out

Baltimoreans ready to stretch their muscles for nonprofit fundraisers By David Snyder Remember when nonprofit organizations relied on phone-a-thons as their big yearly fundraisers? If not, don’t feel bad, it’s because they’ve long been replaced. Said Greg Cantori, president and CEO of Maryland Nonprofits, “They’ve gone the way of the dinosaur.” Instead, nonprofits, particularly in… Read More

Big On Perspective

Matthew Jeffers admits that being unable to fall back to sleep early some mornings, he has instead contemplated his prospective plans for the day, only to let them all eventually fall by the wayside. We’ve all been there. However, a few weeks ago, Jeffers, a senior at Towson University, was awake at 6:30 a.m. and… Read More

Fitness Faux Pas

Walking into the Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center fitness center this week, I saw a few somewhat familiar faces. “Hmm,” I thought, “How do I know these people?” Then I remembered, these were folks I had seen in the gym for appr-oximately the first two weeks of January last year. I call them “resolutioners.”… Read More