Members of the Chizuk Amuno Congregation sisterhood gather every Friday until March to prepare dough, and on Sundays fill the hamantaschen with flavors such as chocolate chip, coconut cherry and blueberry for their bake sales and Purim carnival. (Provided)
From left: On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Roxanne Allen, CHAI’s school and community partnership’s manager; Jodi O’Neill, Wellwood International School’s principal; Mitch Posner, CHAI’s executive director; and Adriana Rosas, CHAI’s bilingual community organizer, joined other CHAI staff and their children to beautify Wellwood International, one of the schools CHAI is working to strengthen as part of its Pikesville Coalition efforts.
On Monday, second-grade students at Krieger Schechter Day School filled 43 backpacks with food for the weekend for needy students from two Baltimore City schools and their families as part of the Weekend Backpacks program. (Provided)
GIVING BACK: Beth Israel Congregation’s Kadimanicks (sixth, seventh and eighth graders) and high school students in United Synagogue Youth (USY) spent Jan. 16 playing laser tag and giving back to the community by making more than 200 bags of food for the Baltimore Hunger Project, teddy bear hand towels for a women and children’s shelter and cat toys for the Maryland SPCA.
HONORING MLK: Gov. Larry Hogan (first row, third from right), Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford (left of Hogan) and members of the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the State House. The ceremony took place on Jan. 16 at the MLK plaque under a Northern Red Oak Tree that was dedicated to King in 1984.