Jewish Baltimore Stands with Charlottesville

The images he saw from this past weekend were in stark contrast to the “quiet, tranquil and peaceful city” B’nai Israel Rabbi Etan Mintz knows as Charlottesville, Va. He worked as a chaplain in the University of Virginia Health System between 2008 and 2010. “It’s a college town [with the University of Virginia]. It’s got… Read More

‘A Sacred Mission’ For 125 Years Sol Levinson & Bros. celebrates another milestone in serving the Baltimore Jewish community

Through 125 years, 12 family members in five generations, five locations and thousands of funerals, Sol Levinson & Bros. has carried on its important, if macabre, legacy — death. As one of the few — and for much of its existence the only — Jewish funeral home in the area, Sol Levinson has become an… Read More

Dividing Wall Baltimore rabbis sound off on Kotel conundrum

Many Jews of the Diaspora and in Israel are in an uproar following the announcement on June 25 that plans to establish an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall have been formally frozen by the Israeli government following pressure from haredi organizations. A compromise agreement to create this space at Judaism’s holiest site was… Read More

BHC Announces New Dues Model

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation announced earlier this month that it would be adopting a new dues structure for congregants following a year-long study of both its own and other congregations’ membership requirements. The biggest change is that BHC will make dues voluntary as opposed to compulsory for first-year members of any age and for congregants under… Read More

Cantor Solomon Bids Farewell to BHC

Rabbi Andrew Busch remembers vividly what it was like to share the spotlight with Cantor Robbie Solomon when the two of them arrived at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation around the same time in 2008. “To enter Baltimore Hebrew congregation [with] Cantor Robbie Solomon meant [that I was] announced over and over during my first year at… Read More

The December Dilemma How interfaith families make the holidays meaningful

The December Dilemma is a reality that many interfaith families live out each holiday season. The big question is how to balance Christmas and Chanukah in a family with a parent of each faith. While families try to keep the meaning of Chanukah at the forefront of their celebrations, it can be difficult living in… Read More