The inaugural MOMentum Fellowship, spearheaded by the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, kicked off June 29 in Reisterstown at the Pearlstone Retreat Center. With an intense focus on leadership skills, the program will train Jewish mothers to become successful leaders within their respective communities. Women from the United States, Canada and Israel were selected to participate…. Read More


Local organizations joined forces on July 23 to put on a program titled “It’s My Turn Now — Caring for Elderly Loved Ones and Yourself.” The organizations that were involved in bringing the program to life were the Baltimore Jewish Council, Bikur Cholim of Baltimore, the Maryland Faith Health Network, Sinai Hospital, CHAI and the… Read More


Marisa Scheinfeld, author of photography book “The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish  Vacationland,” spoke at the Jewish Museum of Maryland on June 25 about her book, which depicts the Borscht Belt, the area of the Catskills that used to be home to a number of Jewish resorts, and her childhood growing up… Read More


Tour guides Ron Lahad (top, left) and Gabriel  Najenson pose for a photo with young FIDF leaders from the Baltimore area (from left) Esther Blinkoff, Jaime Neaman, Alisa Rank and Gabe Cahn during the FIDF National Young Leadership Mission to Israel, which took nearly 60 young leaders from across the U.S. to Israel June 30-July… Read More


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


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


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.


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.