Christopher Llewellyn Reed (center), chair of the film and moving image department at Stevenson University, was the guest speaker at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Brotherhood breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 8. Pictured, from left: John Lingg, Brotherhood executive vice president Jack Feintuch, Reed, Brotherhood president Sidney Bravmann and Wally Stebbins. (Provided)
The JCC of Greater Baltimore hosted Chanukah at Foundry Row, which included Chanukah songs from Krieger Schechter Day School students, activities with PJ Library, face painting, balloon art, music and other holiday activities. (Provided)
Fourth-graders at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School collected nearly 200 gifts for the Jewish Caring Network’s Chanukah toy drive. The toys were distributed to children who face serious illnesses or who have ill family members. (Provided)
Judy Greiner (right) joined Ben (left) and Scott Katz and other Baltimoreans at the Jewish Museum of Maryland on Dec. 25 for Jewish Volunteer Connection’s Mitzvah Day. At the JMM, participants filled bags with dry soup ingredients to be distributed to participants of Living Classrooms programs. (Provided)
The 30-foot Esther Ann Menorah ushered in the second night of Chanukah on Sunday, Dec. 25, at McKeldin Square in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The day’s festivities included dreidel dancers, face painting, cookie decorating, an olive press show, doughnuts and The Brooklyn Sandwich Co., a Washington-based food truck that serves New York-deli style glatt kosher food.
A happy girl proudly displays a menorah during a candle-making activity at the JCC of Greater Baltimore’s Chanukah celebration at the Hunt Valley Towne Centre on Dec. 19, which also featured music, face painting, balloon art, storytime, dreidel spinning and holiday card making for the homeless.
Nefesh Moutain, founded by husband and wife team Eric Lindberg (second from left) and Doni Zasloff (center) performed their brand of Jewish old-time and bluegrass music on the first night of Chanukah, Dec. 24, at the Gordon Center. The following night, the couple’s family and kid-friendly band, the Mama Doni Band, performed, also at the Owings Mills venue. (Stuart Dahne Photography)
Art with a Heart executive director Randi Pupkin (left), Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank and Art with a Heart director of public art and community service Jenny Hyle pose in front of a newly installed mosaic at the Under Armour House at Fayette community center. The mosaic was created with 300 volunteers and depicts imagery and the skyline of downtown Baltimore. (Provided)
Alma and Karni Artzi show off beeswax Chanukah candles that they made at The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore’s booth at the Walters Art Museum’s community holiday celebration on Dec. 11. (Provided)
April Ryan (third from left), a longtime White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, was the featured speaker at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Brotherhood breakfast on Dec. 18. Also pictured, from left: Ernestine Williams, Diane Bravmann, Ryan, Brotherhood president Sidney Bravmann and Sylvia and Dennis Duell. (Provided)