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

High Holiday Celebrations Include More Than Religious Services

As synagogues throughout the community get ready for High Holiday services, dinners, special music programs and guest cantors, a number of nonreligious High Holiday events are popping up around the metro area designed to relate to and enhance the meaning of the Jewish New Year and season of atonement. Baltimore’s Jewish Volunteer Connection partners with… Read More

Machzorim For Lund

I’ve never been to Sweden. To be truthful, I’ve never given much thought to Sweden at all. When someone mentions Sweden, I usually think of three things: • Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust. • The Swedish chef from “The Muppet Show.” • Bob Hope… Read More