Sacred Bonds Shomrim Society of Maryland gives Jewish officers support, community

“You must be the only Jewish police officer in Baltimore.” That’s what family members used to say to Jeremy Silbert when he first joined the police department in 2000, and it was a common perception — one Silbert himself believed. He never realized how many men and women who donned a police uniform shared his… Read More

For Those In Uniform, Chesky Tenenbaum, JUSA Are There For You

Rabbi Chesky Tenenbaum has always felt a great sense of responsibility and gratitude to those who put their lives on the line to protect and serve others. That selfless attitude in part sparked the inspiration behind the formation of the Jewish Uniformed Service Association of Maryland, which Tenenbaum started in conjunction with Chabad-Lubavitch of Maryland… Read More

Jewish Policeman Ira Weiner Remembered at Annual Memorial ‘He was Like a Brother’

Doctors told Murray Weiner in May that he wasn’t going to live much longer. He had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. The devastating news blindsided him. Weiner, 77, a Pompano Beach, Fla., resident, told doctors he needed to live until Monday, Sept. 18. He made a promise to himself that he would make one… Read More

Security a Top Priority during High Holidays

After a year of high-profile anti-Semitic incidents, including a rash of bomb threats, local officials are planning to beef up security this year for the High Holidays. There are no specific threats ahead of Rosh Hashanah, which begins the evening of Sept. 20 and continues through Sept. 22, but both Baltimore City and County police… Read More

JCC Honors First Responders at Annual Appreciation Day

Clad in kippot, nearly 300 Koolanu and Ami campers gathered outside the Weinberg Park Heights Jewish Community Center on July 27 to honor those who protect and serve. Betsy Gardner, neighborhood liaison for the office of City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young, organized the third annual First Responder Appreciation Day in hopes of sending… Read More

Baltimore City Council Hearing Focuses on Human Trafficking

Moniquika Sutton had been roaming the streets for days in search of food, shelter and safety. She simply had nowhere else to go. After the Baltimore resident was cut off from her family, had her son taken away and was left homeless, her soon-to-be pimp offered her a way out. “He asked if I wanted… Read More

Crime Lab Gives City Big Punch in Fight Against Bad Guys

Chani Loeb traces her interest in blood splatter, tire tracks, fingerprints and ballistics to the nights when she first started watching the popular TV drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” She was instantly hooked, becoming enamored with the clues of solving mysteries and crimes through forensic science. “I like the idea of solving mysteries and crimes… Read More

Rochelle ‘Rikki’ Spector Assaulted, Robbed in Carjacking Attempt

Baltimore City Councilwoman Rochelle “Rikki” Spector was assaulted and robbed by two teenagers in a south Baltimore parking garage on Friday morning, Detective Jeremy Silbert of the Baltimore Police Department told the JT. At around 10:15 a.m., officers were called to the unit block of Pierside Drive, off Key Highway, where police said Spector, 80,  had… Read More