That’s Scary

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  A colleague of mine shot a link to me the other day to an article by The Daily Currant. The title: “Paula Deen Blames ‘The Jews’ For Firing.” I must admit my brow furrowed. I proceeded to read the piece, which explained that Deen was a guest of morning host Dave Garver on Atlanta… Read More

Tragedy To Joy

We are now in the period known as the Three Weeks or Bein ha-Metzarim, a period of mourning commemorating the destruction of the first and second Temples. The Three Weeks and then Tisha B’Av (the Ninth of the Hebrew month of Av) mark the loss of our Jewish spiritual center. The loss is not just… Read More

Thanks For The Memories

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In many ways, the past year has represented a homecoming for me. It was a year ago that I joined the staff of the Baltimore Jewish Times as a reporter. The move allowed me to return to my roots. I grew up in Pikesville, went to Milbrook Elementary School, Pikesville Middle School and Pikesville High… Read More

Why I Give

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In this week’s cover story, we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Marc B. Terrill as president of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. For those who know Marc, he is certainly worth the salute. But it’s not just about Marc; it’s about what he stands for in his role as president of The Associated…. Read More

A Tough Skin

Fourteen years ago, when I was a staff reporter at the Johnson County (Kansas) Business Times, I remember my then-editor, Rebeeca Shelton, delivering to me a piece of advice: “Develop a thick skin.” The advice was provided after I received an angry voicemail from a company, irate that it did not make one of our top lists…. Read More

Show Up!

Israel65. Celebrate! is the largest and greatest celebration of Israel in Baltimore. It is organized by volunteers from across the community and by professionals from more than two-dozen organizations. Be there!

Personal Foul

David Snyder

It was a great story idea. Or so I thought … Back in March, the Milford Mill Academy’s boys basketball team captured the Class 3A state championship. The title run was led by first-year head coach Michael Silverman. Reaching out to Silverman for a profile piece seemed like a slam dunk. A local Jewish head… Read More

Bringing Outsiders In

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Since joining the Baltimore Jewish Times almost two years ago, I’ve developed a reputation for being the “go-to” person for stories about people with medical and neurological disorders and differences. As a clinical social worker, my background has given me a familiarity with these kinds of topics. I enjoy combining my love for writing with… Read More

Diverse. Involved. Very Strong.

Last week was a perfect image of the diversity of Jewish Baltimore. In a four-day span, I attended (one I simply wrote about) four different programs that brought people from all pockets of the community together. A strong community is built on the combined experience, skills, talents, perspectives and capabilities of variant individuals. It includes… Read More

Spring, Strumming And Renewal

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I took our daughter, a junior in high school, on her first college tour. We drove from Baltimore to New York, making our way from the Hudson Valley through Connecticut to Massachusetts, visiting four colleges along the way. In early April, the weather was warm, and even… Read More