Finding Their Way Home For converts, Judaism illuminated their worlds in unexpected ways

As congregations struggle to attract and retain members, some synagogues are merging, as others experiment with new dues structures and youth-targeted initiatives to bring in young people and families. Only about 25 percent of Jews nationally say they attend synagogue once or twice a month, according to a Pew Research study, and less than half… Read More

Bobby Zirkin Exploring Ways to Curb Baltimore Violence

State Sen. Bobby Zirkin said the legislative committee he chairs plans to tackle Baltimore’s record level of violence with a multi-prong approach. “This is just the start of something that is exceptionally important,” Zirkin told the JT before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, which he chairs, held a hearing on the topic in Annapolis Tuesday…. Read More