You Should Know … Jennifer Robinson

Jennifer Robinson would love to make your acquaintance. Born and bred in Baltimore, today living in Mount Washington, the 28-year-old is a proud, third-generation producer at local insurance brokerage Mayer & Steinberg. Robinson has honed her top-notch skillset for schmoozing, whether it’s captivating an interested client or (a growing proclivity in her spare free time)… Read More

David and Laura Alima, owners of The Charmery, pose with their new flavor, Black Sabbath. (Photo by Marc Shapiro)

Charmery Unveils ‘Black Sabbath’ Ice Cream with Manischewitz

What does heavy metal, kosher wine and ice cream have in common? They’re all incorporated into The Charmery’s Black Sabbath ice cream, which the Hampden shop unveils on Wednesday. The dessert tribute to the godfathers of heavy metal features black sesame seeds, blackberry Manischewitz wine and locally made blackberry jam. “This is one instance where… Read More

Editorial Director

Time to Unite

In its second year, coming soon after the national debate over the Iran nuclear deal drove wedges into the American and global Jewish communities, the Baltimore Shabbat Project brought thousands of women to the Maryland State Fairgrounds last October to bake challah. Organizers of the initiative, which is affiliated with the South Africa-based International Shabbos… Read More

Elijah Cummings (File photo)

Cummings, Ruppersberger, Sarbanes for Congress

With U.S. Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-District 7), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-District 2) and John Sarbanes (D-District 3), the Baltimore area is represented in Congress by a trio of moderate, seasoned legislators. We heartily endorse them in the Nov. 8 election. The three often act together, as in June, when they attended an event on the steps… Read More

Chris Van Hollen (File photo)

Van Hollen for U.S. Senate

In seeking to fill the U.S. Senate being left by retiring Democrat Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, Democratic candidate Chris Van Hollen, a longtime member of Congress, comes with a reputation as a legislator who is dependably liberal as well as a team player who can get things done. We supported him in the primaries against… Read More


Local Artist, Rabbi Displays Mosaics at Gallery

Rabbi Gila Ruskin of Temple Adas Shalom has been making mosaics for about 10 years, many of which are eminently displayed in various Jewish institutions in Baltimore. It started out with her creating little crafts to give as gifts. However, after making a tray for someone’s wedding and incorporating their family heirlooms into it, an… Read More

Justin Silberman (David Stuck)

New Year, New Reporters Meet the JT’s reporting staff

Justin Silberman Justin Silberman, 24, has been onboard as a staff writer for the JT for nearly three months, tackling in-depth stories about zoning and politics and writing pieces on the Elijah Cummings Youth in Israel Program and the Baltimore Jewish Council’s Holocaust Teacher’s Institute. While attending Towson University, Silberman focused his studies on journalism… Read More

Irwin Azman (left) and Eli Burman help their mothers show off an armored vest. (Daniel Nozick)

Locals Raise Money to Protect Front-Line Israeli Medics

Two Baltimoreans have successfully led a time-crunched fundraising effort to save Jewish lives in action. The group has raised more than $36,000 since the end of June to provide armored vests to medics on the front lines in Israel, reaching its fundraising goal as of the first week of October. Irwin Azman and Eli Burman,… Read More


With the election less than two weeks away, much attention is being paid to Senate and Congressional races, where the majority party could potentially change from Republican to Democrat in both chambers. Are you planning to vote along party lines, or will your votes go to candidates in different parties?