Super Sunday Raises More Than $1M for The Associated

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore raised $1.2 million from 486 donors at its Super Sunday phonathon this past weekend, kicking off the Federation’s annual campaign. A total of 140 volunteers made calls at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC from the morning through early evening at The Associated’s signature fundraising campaign event of the… Read More

Jewish Institutions to See More Security Funding

After a wave of bomb threats against Jewish institutions across the country, Yehuda Neuberger sprang into action to defend minorities against an uptick in hate crimes and anti-Semitism. That’s why he was elated when state lawmakers approved a bill in April that will beef up security at schools and childcare centers deemed at risk of… Read More

State Officials Talk Hate Crimes, Hate Speech at Forum

In a passionate speech delivered to more than 150 people at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC on May 17, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh warned that the state is not immune to hate crimes, whether aimed at Jews, Muslims, immigrants or other minorities. That’s why Frosh, a Democrat, said he has taken steps to reassure… 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

Baltimore Youth Begin Artful Dialogue

One year after the violence that erupted in streets throughout Baltimore after the arrest of African-American Sandtown resident Freddie Gray, and his subsequent death while in police custody, symbols of unity are rising in upper Park Heights in the form of art co-created by its residents. On Thursday April 14, community leaders gathered at the… Read More