Renewed Interest

As a follow-up to Suzanne Pollak’s article, “Empowered” (May 5), it was great to relive Tsega Melaku’s amazing journey from Ethiopia to becoming a powerhouse within Israel’s Ethiopian-Jewish community.

Spring Safety Lesson

This is a letter/article submitted to The Baltimore Sun, before Mel Pachino’s accident (“Pikesville Pharmacist Mel Pachino Struck By Car, In Critical Condition,” online only, May 5), but it is very relevant here, too. The recent accident involving jogger Dr. Ted Houck (and now bicyclist Mel Pachino) brings to the forefront safety while running and… Read More

Welcoming An Old Friend

I want to thank the Baltimore Jewish Times and Maayan Jaffe for the beautiful article about B’nai Israel Congregation and our recent revitalization (“‘Over The Wire,” April 26).  I feel privileged to serve as the spiritual leader of such a unique and special community, especially at this time of exciting and unprecedented growth.

Religious Schools Are Religious

In response to the letter “No Need For Pride” (April 26), religion-sponsored schools have been trying to chip away at the wall of separation between state and religion for quite some time when it is to their financial benefit, claiming that it is possible to separate their religious and secular functions.

Like All Other Nation

With regard to the proposal of electing a “moderate chief rabbi … to help move toward gradual change in policies and procedures” (“Anticipating A New Israeli Chief Rabbi,” May 5), Israel is subscribing to the concept of n’hiyeh k’chol hagoyim, let us be as all the other nations. 

Not ‘The Wire’

Thank you for the excellent cover story on the historic B’nai Israel synagogue (“Above The Wire,” April 26).  My only criticism is associating our shul with “The Wire” on your cover and in the opening paragraph.  Our only concern with wires is how to string a kosher eruv to encompass our growing community, which now… Read More

Mazal Tov

While reading Melissa Davis’ article, “Looking Back” (April 19), I thought she was writing about me.  I, too, was in BBYO when in school and made many friends.  …  I, too, was the president of my B’nai B’rith Girls group called Balmap. When I finished school, the adult group requested me to join.  [Soon after],… Read More

Myerberg: Enriching Lives

I want to applaud your recent issue on topics related to the older members of our community (“Being Senior,” April 19).  The “age wave” of older adults is increasing in the Baltimore area, and the members of that age group are, and will continue to be, in need of a variety of services, options and… Read More

Elder Uncared

Although the cover story “Being Senior” (April 19) addressed several facets of this topic, one important side was omitted. Upon reading the article, one might get the impression that living at Levindale’s new state-of-the-art residential quarters is a wonderful way to live out one’s rem-aining years. If a person is extremely wealthy and is able… Read More

We’re Hooked!

Congratulations to Patsy Taubman and her wonderful committee on an outstanding 25th anniversary Jewish Film Festival (“Jewish Film Festival Opens With Glimpse Of ‘The Simpsons,’” March 28).  We received our subscriptions as a gift, and we were captivated by every film we viewed.  Each guest speaker was engaging and knowledgeable.