On March 12, Congregation B’nai Tzedek of Potomac, Md., held a party for its Baltimore congregants at the home of Mark and Robyn (Brown) Futrovky. Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt and approximately 25 Baltimore natives and their spouses participated. The Oriole Bird even made a surprise appearance to the delight of the guests.
CHARITY DRIVEN: From left: Zach Ram, retired NBA player Harvey Grant, Yitzi Teichman, Jeremy Friedman and Andrew Schwartz. Grant came out to the Owings Mills JCC to coach the White Mambas in the Teen Giving Initiative’s charity basketball tournament on March 27. Teichman, one of the players, met Grant at a Starbucks and asked him… Read More
PERFECT FORM: With more than 40,000 fans looking on, state Sen. Bobby Zirkin (D-District 11) throws out the first pitch before the Orioles’ Camden Yard opener on April 4 against the Minnesota Twins. Zirkin brought the team good luck, as Matt Wieter’s walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth gave the Birds a 3-2… Read More
TANGO FOR TWO: Yonatan Grinberg on violin with his wife, Andrea Grinberg, on cello (pictured) performed during the Chamber Encounters series at the Gordon Center for its second seasonal concert “It Takes Two To Tango.” Local musician Sarah Lowenstein joined them, as did South African cellist Jacques-Pierre Malan, in a series of string duos. The… Read More
FAB 50! Oseh Shalom in Laurel, Md., commemorated its 50th birthday March 5, complete with a celebratory hora dance. From its inception in 1966, when congregants met temporarily in a bank building, the Reconstructionist congregation has grown to serve a diverse community from Prince George’s, Howard, Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties.
SEUSS-MANIA: On March 2, children at the Stoler Early Childhood Education Center at the Rosenbloom JCC in Owings Mills joined “Cat in the Hat” and director Ilene Meister to celebrate author Dr. Seuss’ birthday and commemorate the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, which promotes the joy and value of reading.
HOUSE PARTY: Singer and songwriter Jesse Macht performed an intimate house concert hosted by the Gordon Center for Performing Arts at the home of Ryan and Lindsey Brook last month. About 40 people attended the free event, and refreshements were served. This was the first in a series of free home concerts sponsored by the… Read More
LEADING THE WAY: Johns Hopkins University president Ronald Daniels attended the Israel Democracy Institute in Jerusalem last month, along with more than 30 national and international leaders from New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Toronto, England and Berlin, for the sixth annual meeting of its International Advisory Council. Participants discussed the challenges facing Israeli democracy… Read More
More than 100 students from across the country came to the University of Maryland Hillel’s first annual National Collegiate Hackathon, which ran from Feb. 12 to 14. Teams were tasked with creating new and innovative software applications for a chance to win prizes including drones and handheld computers. Akash Magoon and Ephraim Rothschild won first… Read More