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

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

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