Israeli Dancing Captures Essence of Jewish State

Echoing through Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School’s sleek-tiled hallway on Wednesday nights around 9 o’clock is an eclectic mixture of music. Notes of samba, the sounds of Greek bouzoukis, Arabic and Hebrew singing and Russian melodies carom down the hall, mingling together to give rhythm to, of all things, Israeli dance. The nine dancers of… Read More

Baltimore Native Awarded Regeneron Prize for Medical Research

Graduate student Ori Lieberman read his email in disbelief on July 13. After a prestigious nationwide competition, the 26-year-old discovered that he was a recipient of the Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation. Lieberman was one of two early-career biomedical scientists to receive the award, which also came with a $50,000 cash prize. “I was shocked,”… Read More

Beloved Beth Tfiloh Teacher Retires

Joyce Grand experienced a lot of change during her 37 years at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School — not only in its transition from a small school to a large lower, middle and high school, but also in its progress academically and technologically. Still, one thing remained constant: the sense of belonging. “I’ve loved all… Read More

Beth Tfiloh Puts Spotlight on Scholarships

When Zipora “Zippy” Schorr helped start Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School’s Spotlight event, the goal was simple: Provide for families in need who were seeking a rich Jewish day school educational experience for their children. The annual fundraiser, in its 33rd year, has accomplished just that, bringing together members of the community for a one-night… Read More

International Tanach Competition Rewards ‘Dedicated’ Beth Tfiloh Student

Caleb Gitlitz knows his Bible. The eighth-grader from Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School held his own in this year’s Bible knowledge contest known as Chidon HaTanach, finishing in the top eight of the international portion. Gitlitz, who competed with 73 other finalists from 39 countries, was one of just four to represent the United States… Read More

You Should Know… Kelley Spigel

After years of working for other law firms, family law attorney Kelley Spigel decided to start her own firm. Just two weeks ago, after four years of working at the law offices of Garland C. Hall, Spigel stepped out on her own. Spigel, 30, attended Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School and earned her bachelor’s degree… Read More

BT First-Graders Create Upcycled Passover Mural

After months of students and staff at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School saving bottle caps, first-graders in Toby Kaplowitz’s class unveiled a mural out of the reused bottle caps that depicts the Exodus from Egypt. “I had this idea over the summer,” said Kaplowitz. “My mother, who is a lifelong teacher, gave me a booklet… Read More

Bradley Melzer: A Leader in Beth Tfiloh Baseball

Bradley Melzer considers himself fortunate to be playing for Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School’s varsity baseball team, laying the groundwork for a new generation of players he hopes to inspire. A team captain and four-year starter, Melzer had considered suiting up for perennial area high school powers such as Gilman or St. Paul’s. But the… Read More

Erasing the Stigma Beth Tfiloh hosts event to spark dialogue about addiction

Shame. Fear. Denial. Silence. Familiar territory in the life of someone struggling with addiction, as well as for family and friends. In an effort to reduce that stigma and encourage open dialogue, Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School in Pikesville recently held an addiction education program, “Not in MY Family: Substance Abuse in the Jewish Community.”… Read More

Israel’s Baseball Team Succeeds with Help from Jewish Baltimore

On any given day, Yoni Rosenblatt can be found at his Fells Point office working with Orioles and Ravens players or several top local college and prep school teams. As owner of True Sports Physical Therapy, Rosenblatt, 35, has for the last three years created a niche in which he feels there is little or… Read More