JCC trainers practice what they preach! Blake Piesto (left) won third place in the Maryland State Powerlifting Competition, setting a personal record with a 220-pound bench press. Yaakov Bar Am snatched third place at the NPC Philadelphia Body Building Championships in the 40-plus Masters Physique Division.
To commemorate Passover, Krieger Schechter second-grade students imagined what it would have been like for the Israelites rushing to make their matzoh before beginning their journey out from Egypt. The students shaped their own matzoh dough without the luxury of rolling pins and baked it on an open fire. (Photo provided)
Brothers of the Tau Mu Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi, the Jewish fraternity at Towson University, organized an Israel Week from April 4 to April 8. The celebration included the “Stand with Us IDF Tour,” a group of former 40 students at Towson University listened, as Ilana (second from right) and Itai (third from right)… Read More
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Brotherhood volunteers (from left) Diane Bravmann, Sydney Johnson, Sidney Bravmann, Jessica Harris, Bruce Harris, Ben Dubin and Elliot Rosen served breakfast at Manna House on Sunday, March 27. Manna House offers assistance and support to the homeless and needy in Baltimore, which include services that contribute toward their independence.
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