Beth Am Kicks Off Press Freedom Speaker Series

This Saturday, Beth Am Synagogue in Resevoir Hill kicks off its four-part series, “Press Freedoms Under Siege: The First Amendment and the Jewish Commandments,” consisting of discussions by prominent journalists. Writer, producer and former journalist David Simon is the first speaker. Although the role that journalism plays in mainstream dialogue has become a controversial topic… Read More

Two Movements, One Marriage For the Burgs, it’s about love for Judaism, not the denomination

If not for an intuitive friend and a holiday picnic, the couple’s story, teeming with memories from their home in Baltimore and excursions to Israel with their children, may have been written very differently — if at all. Rabbi Daniel Burg, 41, of Reservoir Hill-based Beth Am Synagogue and his wife, Rabbi Miriam Burg, 43,… Read More

Ben Cardin Holds Interfaith Roundtable Addressing Bigotry

In a powerful demonstration denouncing hate, racism and bigotry, Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin on Friday led a roundtable discussion at The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore to make it clear that he will not tolerate such actions. Cardin, a Democrat, cited the violence that erupted during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last… Read More

Immigration Through A Jewish Lens Jewish community acts to protect immigrants facing an uncertain future

When Leonor Blum founded ¡Adelante Latina! four years ago, she never thought the after-school program would evolve into a safe haven for documented and undocumented immigrant students seeking refuge. But in many ways, Blum, 72, an Argentine Jew and professor emeritus at Notre Dame at Maryland University, said the program serves more than just its… Read More

David Simon-Organized Pro-Immigrant Rally Draws Sold-Out Crowd to Beth Am

The sold-out City of Immigrants rally organized by “The Wire” creator David Simon filled Beth Am Synagogue Monday night and raised tens of thousands of dollars for local and national nonprofits who work on behalf of immigrants. The event was also livestreamed by The Washington Post, the Facebook video of which had more than 75,000… Read More

Rabbis on Trump: ‘We Have to Stand Up for Civil Liberties’

Rabbi Ron Shulman, clad in a flashy suit and wearing reading glasses, took to the lectern with a folded-up piece of paper to which he rarely needed to refer. He might have forecasted the emotion that would soon accompany his words, drawing on similar sentiments the crowd shared. A little more than a minute into… Read More