Baltimore County Schools to Remain Closed on High Holidays

The Baltimore County school board voted Tuesday to keep schools closed during the Jewish High Holidays in 2018, continuing a more than two-decade practice. Community members were split after the board had considered keeping schools open on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, but many underscored the importance of observing the holidays. The board’s 9-3 decision… Read More

Josie Shaffer Joins BCPS Board of Ed to Bring Voices to the Votes

Keeping up her studies while being active in student government, local and national politics, philanthropy and the Jewish community seems a minor miracle in itself as Josie Shaffer takes on one more role: bringing student voices to the Baltimore County Board of Education. The exuberant 17-year-old Pikesville High senior was appointed recently to serve as… Read More