Parshat Toldot Eye to the Future

Today we read Parshat Toldot. Toldot describes two brothers, Esau and Jacob, who are total opposites. Esau, a courageous hunter, loves physical power. He does things on the spur of the moment. Jacob, on the other hand, is sensitive, gentle and plans in advance. He understands that in order to succeed, you must keep one foot… Read More


On a breezy Friday night (Sept. 8), Krieger Schechter Day School recognized its 36th year as an educational hub for Jewish students. More than 450 community members gathered outside the walls of the learning center to celebrate the achievement with Shabbat services and dinner.

Remembering Firefighters’ Service on 9/11, Locally and in Israel

The Jewish National Fund, the Embassy of Israel and Krieger Schechter Day School’s fourth-grade students joined firefighters in Pikesville to commemorate 9/11 and commend first responders for their bravery. JNF presented the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company Station 32 with a plaque bearing an image of JNF’s 9/11 Living Memorial in Jerusalem. “This special monument in… Read More


Backpack-wearing kindergartners flooded into the halls of Krieger Schechter Day School for their first day of class on Aug. 29. To celebrate the exciting milestone, students posed with Instagram frames reading “My 1st Day of Kindergarten.”


Krieger Schechter Day School’s eighth-graders ended their school year with a trip to Israel from May 16 to May 30. The students traveled all over the country with visits to Tzfat, Haifa, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, Yad Vashem and the Knesset.

You Should Know… Nicole Talor

Nicole Talor has always been civically engaged and tried to do her part to advocate for and promote Israel. The 26-year-old Pikesville native, who graduated from Krieger Schechter Day School and Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, has served for the last two years as president of the Baltimore chapter of the Jewish National Fund Future… Read More

You Should Know… Shelley Zimmerman

Shelley Zimmerman made an unexpected career move in November when she decided to join Baltimore City Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer as his chief of staff. Zimmerman, 36, does not consider herself “a political person at all,” having spent the previous 10 years working in sales and marketing after earning a communications degree from Towson University… Read More