Jewish Baltimore Stands with Charlottesville

The images he saw from this past weekend were in stark contrast to the “quiet, tranquil and peaceful city” B’nai Israel Rabbi Etan Mintz knows as Charlottesville, Va. He worked as a chaplain in the University of Virginia Health System between 2008 and 2010. “It’s a college town [with the University of Virginia]. It’s got… Read More

Cyber Security Range Opens in Baltimore with a Little Help from Israel

Bruce Spector couldn’t help but smile and revel in the moment. Less than a year after he helped conceptualize the idea for a city-based cybersecurity training center, Baltimore Cyber Range celebrated its opening at Power Plant Live on Aug. 3. Spector’s company, Pikesville- based Electronic Technology Associates (ETA), operates the range, which uses a platform… Read More

COMMUNITY PROGRAM

Local organizations joined forces on July 23 to put on a program titled “It’s My Turn Now — Caring for Elderly Loved Ones and Yourself.” The organizations that were involved in bringing the program to life were the Baltimore Jewish Council, Bikur Cholim of Baltimore, the Maryland Faith Health Network, Sinai Hospital, CHAI and the… Read More

You Should Know… Alyssa Geller

The energetic and involved Alyssa Geller, communications  manager at Beth El Congregation, hails from Columbus, Ohio by way of Long Island, where she was born. The 29-year-old is a graduate of  the University of Wisconsin- Madison, where she majored in communications because she wanted to apply her creative side to her work. “I’ve  always been… Read More

Libit Tapped for Leadership Development Program

Howard Libit, executive director of the Baltimore Jewish Council, was one of 14 people selected to participate in Leading Edge’s yearlong leadership development program, which is designed to groom new Jewish leaders for the nonprofit community through in-person meetings, individual management tutoring and travel. The number of aging Jewish leaders is the program’s main impetus…. Read More

‘Call for Unity’ Rally Features Father of Fallen Soldier, Khizr Khan

Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father of a fallen Muslim-American soldier and immigrant who created media buzz when he condemned Donald Trump last year at the Democratic National Convention, spoke out for the rights of immigrants at Patriot Plaza in Towson on Wednesday. Khan, an American citizen born in Pakistan, delivered an impassioned 20-minute speech… Read More

Residents Voice Hopes for Northwestern High Property

The Baltimore City Department of Planning held a meeting Monday evening at Northwestern High to gather  community input on the future of the 51-year-old school that closed last month as part of a massive 10-year, $1 billion  renovation and reorganization  of city schools known as the 21st Century Schools Building Plan. The city school board… Read More

BJC, ECYP Team Up to Promote Black-Jewish Dialogue

In an effort to strengthen bonds between African-American and Jewish teenagers, the Baltimore Jewish Council (BJC) and Elijah Cummings Youth Program (ECYP) in Israel have teamed up for an eight-month fellowship program. The program, which begins in September, will teach teens ages 15 to 18 how to facilitate constructive dialogue among their peers on contentious… Read More

You Should Know… Joseph Zajdel

Joseph Zajdel has been around Baltimore all his life, and he understands there are a lot of needs in the city. Zajdel, 37, grew up in Randallstown, attended Pikesville High School and lives in Stevenson with his wife, Lisa, and son, Bradley. He graduated from Towson University in 2002 with degrees in psychology and business… Read More

Baltimore County Votes Against ICE Cooperation Bill

The Baltimore County Council effectively killed a bill that would have required the county’s jail to participate in a federal immigration screening program with a 5-2 vote on Monday to table the measure, which sparked great debate in the Jewish community. The legislation called for the county to join a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement… Read More