Lisa Bodziner to Lead Towson University Hillel

Lisa Bodziner was looking for a way to foster her leadership skills and to reconnect with students. An educator by trade, she felt a special opportunity with the Towson University Hillel would provide her with that experience. That’s why Bodziner, 35, is vacating her post as director of educational engagement at the Louise D. and… Read More

Jewish Deafblind Adults Share Faith, Community at Shabbaton 2017

Picture a bucolic weekend retreat with activities such as braiding challah, baking gingerbread cookies, prayer services, networking, the mitzvah of tefillin. Sounds like an ordinary Shabbaton, where Jews come together to learn and celebrate their collective heritage. But the participants who gathered June 16-18 at the Pearlstone Retreat Center in Reisterstown for the Deafblind Shabbaton… Read More

Cookbook ‘Rockstar’ Joan Nathan Sets Jewish Table at AVAM

Bestselling Jewish cookbook author Joan Nathan stopped by the American Visionary Art Museum April 30 to talk about and sign copies of her newest release, “King Solomon’s Table.” The event was put on by the Center for Jewish Education, along with The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. Nathan was introduced by Associated chair Linda… Read More

Larry Ziffer to Step Down from CJE

Rabbi Larry Ziffer, chief executive officer of the Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education, plans to step down from his position sometime in June after 15 years with the organization. Ziffer, 65, said this is the right time to leave because he is “ready to step into a new phase” of… Read More