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


(Amos Remer)

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



Marc B. Terrill (center), president, and Mark D. Neumann (third from right), chairman of the board, received the Israel68 Award on behalf of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore at the Israel Bonds International Prime Minister’s Club Dinner on Jan. 31 in Boca Raton, Fla. Also pictured (from left), representing Israel Bonds, are president… Read More



Chaplain Margo Heda (left) of New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery and Chaplain Laura Young of Los Angeles Cedars Sinai were among attendees at the Association of Jewish Chaplains Conference last month in Baltimore.

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GETTING TOGETHER: The Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Brotherhood held its monthly breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 10. The topic was science and creativity and included, from left to right, Debbie Grossblatt, executive vice president Sid Bravmann, Baltimore Sun reporter Mary McCauley and Leslie Glickman.

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HAPPY TOGETHER: The Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Brotherhood held its opening dinner on Sunday, Oct. 11. From left: Diane Bravmann, Sidney Bravmann, Russ Margo, Shannon Wollman, Mitch Feintuch and Jack Feintuch.   CONSTRUCTION BEGINS: A groundbreaking ceremony held last week marked the start of construction on the Wegmans at Foundry Row in Owings Mills. From left: Matt… Read More

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MAKING IT LEGAL: MItchell Posner (standing), executive director of CHAI, executed a pruzbul in connection with the organization’s 168 outstanding homebuyer and home improvement loans in the presence of the three judges of a de facto court: Aryeh Goetz, Roy Kiewe and Ed Schaffer, staff members at CHAI. A pruzbul is a Jewish legal document that… Read More