WELCOME BARBECUE

With the fall semester in full swing, the University of Maryland Hillel hosted its annual barbecue on Wednesday, Aug. 30. The afternoon event attracted roughly 1,000 students, including those involved in Jewish student groups and Greek life.  

ANNIVERSARY SHABBAT

On a breezy Friday night (Sept. 8), Krieger Schechter Day School recognized its 36th year as an educational hub for Jewish students. More than 450 community members gathered outside the walls of the learning center to celebrate the achievement with Shabbat services and dinner.

OPENING DINNER

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Brotherhood held its annual opening dinner on Sept. 10 with “Sweet and Low Down: Songs For the Starry-Eyed and Worldly-Wise” performed by soprano Wendy Baird and Jonathan Jensen on piano, which was attended by more than 150 guests. From left: Baird, Sandy and Stanley Neuhauser, Beverly Kalus, Jensen, Diane Bravmann and Brotherhood… Read More

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

On Sept. 6, Brett Cohen was presented with the Julius Rosenberg Memorial Award, which recognizes a young adult committed to Jewish community building. The honor, bestowed annually by The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, spotlighted Cohen for his involvement at The Associated and IMPACT.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Backpack-wearing kindergartners flooded into the halls of Krieger Schechter Day School for their first day of class on Aug. 29. To celebrate the exciting milestone, students posed with Instagram frames reading “My 1st Day of Kindergarten.”

CAMP FUN

More than 40 campers ended their summer break on a high note at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. They participated in sporting events, art-based activities, field trips and more.  

MITZVAH DAY

In an effort to help underprivileged students, more than 200 Baltimoreans gathered at the Woodholme Country Club to stuff backpacks with school supplies, ranging from lined paper to No. 2 pencils. The Aug. 29 event was hosted by Jewish Volunteer Connection, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and CHAI.  

MOVE-IN DAY

To welcome old and new faces, the University of Maryland Hillel hosted its first bagel brunch of the fall semester on Aug. 25. Students came to College Park to ring in the school year and enjoy a classic Jewish treat with their peers.