A New Beginning With Rosewood acquisition, Stevenson plans expansion

On a recent spring day, the branches of overgrown trees stretch to a picture- perfect blue sky through weathered roofs that have crumbled or been scorched by flames from multiple fires. Scores of shattered panels on glass windows gape, and debris from the once stately stone-and-brick structures line the ground. “You will DIE JOHN,” reads… Read More

Labor of Love ECE Center’s Ilene Meister leaves indelible mark at the JCC

Ilene Meister is entering “my encore” or “the next chapter.” On June 30, Meister will be leaving the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, where she has worked in the Stoler Early Childhood Education Center for the past 30 years, serving as director for the past 20 years. Over the past three decades, she has been responsible for a… Read More

Maury Garten Named JCC Board Chair

One might say Morris “Maury” Garten has been preparing for his new role as chair of the JCC’s board his whole life. The 50-year-old Pikesville native has been involved with Baltimore’s Jewish community since he was a child, and he attributes much of his involvement to “the absolutely terrific education that I received on Mount… Read More

A Chip Off the JCC’s Block

To the excitement of many community members, the JCC of Greater Baltimore will soon host its fourth annual block party, a yearly community festival that brings together local organizations such as Jewish agencies and community nonprofits. The block party is one of the JCC’s biggest events, drawing thousands of attendees, vendors and partners each year…. Read More

At the 4Front of Engaging Jewish Teens

The Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC’s teen engagement effort, originally called the Center for Teen Engagement, recently rebranded to 4Front, a name officials feel better embodies its purpose and goals. “Our name, 4Front, comes from two areas,” said Rabbi Dena Shaffer, director of the organization. “We see ourselves on the cutting edge, or forefront, of engaging… Read More

After More Bomb Threats, Heads of JCC, Associated Say Security is Top Priority

In the wake of another round of bomb threats to Baltimore’s JCCs on the night of March 14, Barak Hermann, CEO of the JCC of Greater Baltimore, and Marc Terrill, president of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, reassured the Jewish community of their commitment to security in a YouTube video posted two days… Read More

More Bomb Threats to Local JCCs Wednesday

Late Tuesday night, both the Owings Mills and Park Heights JCCs were the targets of yet another wave of bomb threats, this time via emails that also included shooting threats. The threats also affected JCCs in St. Louis, Omaha, Neb., Atlanta and Boulder, Colo., all of which have been the targets of previous threats as… Read More

Owings Mills JCC, Md. Day Schools Receive Non-Credible Bomb Threats

The Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, along with 22 other JCCs and eight Jewish day schools in 16 states, received a bomb threat on Monday, which proved to be “noncredible.” The Owings Mills JCC received the phone threat around 10 a.m., and after consultation and an extensive sweep of the building, it was determined that an… Read More

Out for a Run

The JCC of Greater Baltimore and Hadassah Greater Baltimore have cooked up a recipe for a truly tasty community outreach event that will get Baltimore’s heart pumping in more ways than one. The partnering organizations’ 1st Annual Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5K will offer an opportunity to participants interested in helping two important causes as well… Read More