Next Steps

Thank you so much for the article, “A Strong Personal Connection” that appeared in the Baltimore Jewish Times (Sept. 6). Recognizing that a connection to Israel is core to increased Jewish engagement, I’ve enjoyed working with Michael Saxon to help develop The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore’s Israel Engagement Center initiative. As we move… Read More

You Don’t Know What You Are Missing

After reading “Discover the Beauty” (Sept. 9), we would like to thank Dr. Susan Wolf Dudley for a job well done. The Reform Temple Inc. is a most wonderful alternative for many Jewish worshippers. The services are pleasant, understandable and well delivered. If you have never attended these services, you don’t know what you are… Read More

Still Active!

As an alumnus of Baltimore City College, the third oldest public high school in the United States, I was surprised to see that the author of a letter responding to the “School Choice” (Aug. 16) article mentioned that Poly “is the only public school that has a working alumni foundation” (“None Better Than Poly,” Your… Read More

Unparalleled Opportunity

A subsidiary of the French railway won’t run two MARC commuter lines (“Looking Back on 5773,” Aug. 30), but we now have access to the company’s records from World War II. This is an unparalleled opportunity to document the memory of those who perished, and those who survived, of the 70,000 people in France —… Read More

Do The Math

In response to your recent article about hybrid vehicles (“Want Savings?” Aug. 16): Math can sometimes be tricky, but when it comes to figuring out the cost benefits of rebuilding your car’s engine, the answer is very simple. If your car or truck is diagnosed with major engine damage, installing a remanufactured or rebuilt engine… Read More

Discover The Beauty

How wonderful to read your editorial, “A Seat at the New Year’s Table” (Aug. 23) and to know that now other Jewish organizations are following in the footsteps of The Reform Temple, offering welcoming places to join together in prayer for Rosh Hashanah. Because classical Reform Judaism is no longer available at any synagogue at… Read More

Picking And Choosing

Steve Sklar is going down a slippery slope when he criticizes the Jewish Times for taking advertisements from Maryland Live (“Your Say …” Aug. 23). The JT is a (hopefully) for-profit enterprise that has the right to take advertisements from legal commercial enterprises. Picking and choosing when to use Biblical verses to challenge a commercial… Read More

Why Don’t Jews Like To Pray?

With regard to the article “Why Don’t Jews Like To Pray?” (Aug. 23), I would like to make a few observations: While the article mentions that many Jews don’t believe in God, I find that there is a lack of spirituality in the manner in which services are now presented in most synagogues. I am… Read More

Above The Stars

I’ve always found the naming of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation’s “Rosh Hashanah under the Stars” event, which is held each year at Oregon Ridge, particularly ironic (“Worth The Schlep,” Aug. 30). Here’s why: Parshat Lech Lecha recounts how God addressed Abraham’s concerns that he did not have any descendants to continue spreading awareness of God in… Read More

We Wish To Clarify

We very much appreciate the Baltimore Jewish Times’ interest in the story of parents making the choice to send Orthodox children to nonconventional schools, such as to public school (“School Choice,” Aug. 16).  However, we wish to clarify our position [and the community’s reaction]: The comments we received from those who felt strongly that we… Read More