KNITTING FOR A CAUSE

Members of Knitting Havurah, spearheaded by Chizuk Amuno Congregation, knitted 30 baby caps stitched in all shades of purple to raise awareness about shaken baby syndrome. The caps were completed by the end of September and sent to the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome in Utah to support the Click for Babies: Period of… Read More

SUKKAH BUILDING

The day after breaking the Yom Kippur fast, members of Beth Israel Congregation gathered to build a sukkah just outside the entrance to the Owings Mills synagogue. The shul’s Hebrew schoolers spent the morning of Oct. 1 channeling their creative side to make decorations, including colorful paper chains that were hung within the temporary dwelling.

REMINDERS OF HOME

To wish former students a heartfelt Shana Tova, members of Beth Israel Congregation lent a hand in boxing up care packages for those spending the High Holidays away on campus. Each college student received a box containing honey sticks, cookies and a personalized note just days before Rosh Hashanah.

VOLUNTEER WORK

Members of Repair the World and other Jewish organizations tailgated with a purpose on Sunday, Sept. 10. While watching the Ravens topple the Cincinnati Bengals, more than 200 locals participated in the Day to Unite initiative, which featured a slew of projects to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

SURPRISE PARTY

After weeks of planning, a giddy clan of longtime friends surprised Flo Woolston with a party at Remo’s of N.Y. in Parkville just days before her 100th birthday. She celebrated this milestone with seven others on Sunday, Aug. 20.

WELCOME BARBECUE

With the fall semester in full swing, the University of Maryland Hillel hosted its annual barbecue on Wednesday, Aug. 30. The afternoon event attracted roughly 1,000 students, including those involved in Jewish student groups and Greek life.  

ANNIVERSARY SHABBAT

On a breezy Friday night (Sept. 8), Krieger Schechter Day School recognized its 36th year as an educational hub for Jewish students. More than 450 community members gathered outside the walls of the learning center to celebrate the achievement with Shabbat services and dinner.

OPENING DINNER

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Brotherhood held its annual opening dinner on Sept. 10 with “Sweet and Low Down: Songs For the Starry-Eyed and Worldly-Wise” performed by soprano Wendy Baird and Jonathan Jensen on piano, which was attended by more than 150 guests. From left: Baird, Sandy and Stanley Neuhauser, Beverly Kalus, Jensen, Diane Bravmann and Brotherhood… Read More