A NEW LIBRARY

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz cut the ribbon on June 29 to officially reopen the Baltimore County Public Library’s Randallstown Branch, which closed for renovations in January. The renovated library includes more than 30 public computers; free Wi-Fi; laptop bars; a large reservable meeting room for public use and library events; an enlarged and enclosed… Read More

CAMP VISIT

Chizuk Amuno Congregation director of congregational education Rabbi Stuart Seltzer (far right) and Krieger Schechter Day School middle school head Robyn Blum (far left) visited students of KSDS, the Rosenbloom Religious School and the congregation at Camp Ramah in the Poconos.

Shabbat and Sunshine

Thirty families gathered at Meadowood Park on July 8 for Shabbat in the Park, which was organized by Laurie Rosen, a community connector for Pikesville and Mount Washington for the Macks Center for Jewish Education. Families sang Shabbat songs, read Shabbat stories and enjoyed challah. “My goal was 10 families, and we had 30. We… Read More

THE BIG DAY

In celebration of the wedding exhibit at the Jewish  Museum of Maryland that opened last month, CHAI’s Weinberg Park Assisted Living residents put together an exhibit of their own wedding photos. Activities vendor Barbara Landsman looks on in enjoyment.

ALL SMILES

Bolton Street Synagogue congregants gave a warm  goodbye to Rabbi John Franken at a farewell Shabbat service on  June 2. Franken is now rabbi at Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase, Md.

OFF TO ISRAEL

Students in the Elijah Cummings Youth Program left for nearly a month in Israel on July 2. The program sends students  from Congressman Cummings’ 7th District to the Jewish state to  establish connections with Israelis and to prepare the students to  serve as open-minded leaders.

CELEBRATING PEARLSTONE

Michal Wetzler, Israeli shlichah to the Pearlstone Center in Reisterstown, was the recipient of Pearlstone’s Achdut Award at its annual meeting on June 15. The evening included a farm-to-table meal highlighting Pearlstone-grown vegetables and foods.

NEW JEWISH LEADERS

The Baltimore Jewish Council recently graduated a new class from its Leadership Development Program, where participants interested in pursuing leadership positions in the Jewish community learn about government relations, community relations and public affairs through a Jewish lens.

FEEDING THE HUNGRY

The staff of Klein Enterprises, a Pikesville-based commercial and residential development and management firm, spent the day on June 22 team building and assembling grocery bags for the Maryland Food Bank at the company’s recently completed property in Towson, the Southerly Square Apartments.

HOMETOWN HOLLYWOOD HERO

Jason Michael Berman, a Pikesville native who is now a film producer living in Los Angeles and who recently worked on “Birth of a Nation,” was the commencement speaker for Friends School on June 13. He spoke about following his dreams as a producer and encouraged students to do the same. “Don’t fear the uncertainty… Read More