Chasidic Folk Band Zusha Set to Play Baltimore

The trio of bearded hipsters may be part of the tribe, but the impact of their wordless melodies has stretched far beyond the Jewish community. Three years after Zusha made a name in the music realm, with its debut EP ranking No. 9 on Billboard’s World Music Chart, the folk band is scheduled to bring… Read More

New Rabbi Takes Pulpit at Pikesville Jewish Congregation

Less than a month ago, Rabbi Yechiel Shaffer uprooted his life in Manhattan to become the lead clergyman of Pikesville Jewish Congregation, a shul he describes as fast-growing and spirited. “The sky’s the limit in terms of creating something meaningful here,” Shaffer said. “It’s primarily led by a new generation that’s looking for meaning.” The… Read More

Pikesville Jewish Congregation Hires New Rabbi

Pikesville Jewish Congregation (PJC), an up-and-coming modern Orthodox shul, is bringing Rabbi Yechiel Shaffer onboard as its lead clergyman. Founded approximately four years ago, the congregation, which began as a group of 40 excited families meeting in basements, has grown to a congregation of 100 families with an established shul on Carla Road. Shaffer, 32,… Read More