Arts & Life Features

Exhibit and Event at BHC Explore the Immigrant Experience

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Baltimore Hebrew Congregation is hosting an art exhibit that aims to raise awareness on issues facing immigrants to the U.S. The synagogue will host...

The Fascinating Mr. Berlin

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A good case can be made that Berlin was much more than just the finest American composer of his time but that he was the voice, even the embodiment, of 20th-century American culture.
66-year-old man in button down shirt and blazer, holding an open book. The cover says "I am the Witness: Exodus."

Witness Jewish History Unfold Through Allen Feiglin’s Innovative Storytelling

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When Allen Feiglin, 66, talks about the deer, foxes, squirrels, and other creatures that frequent the open field behind his home, one gets the...

Jewish Master Violinist to Perform in Baltimore

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A graceful arm sweeps across the violin, as the bow tugs in a romantically hesitant manner upon the strings. Suddenly, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is...

From Scrapyard to Schoolyard: JMM Creates History-Themed Board Game

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Calling all chess champions, Monopoly mavens, Boggle bosses, and titans of tic-tac-toe. The Jewish Museum of Maryland (JMM) has created its own educational board...

Designing Her Own Second Act: Local Attorney Finds ‘Pure Joy’ Filling an Art Market...

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On the day Jill Glasser Miller graduated from Georgetown Law, her roommate’s father — a successful attorney and an artist — gave her a...
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First Kosher Bar in Former Soviet Union Serves Cocktails and Torah Lessons

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As an Orthodox Jew, Aryeh Rov had little interest in this port city’s rich and vibrant bar scene. For one thing, most drinks served in...
Rabbanit Jenna Englender dances with the Torah during her graduation ceremony from Yeshivat Maharat in New York, June 17, 2019. (Shulamit Seidler-Feller/Maharat; photo illustration by Grace Yagel)

10 Ways American Jewish Life Changed in the 2010s

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All of the gloom and doom that many in the Jewish community have felt toward the end of this decade should not obscure the...

Born Loving: A Conversation on Identity and Prejudice with Marra B. Gad

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When I was growing up, my synagogue’s rabbi would sometimes challenge the metaphor of America as a melting pot, likening it instead to “a...

A New Novel About a Modern-Day Jewish Prophetess, Set in Baltimore

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    By Ellen O'Brien “The Prophetess,” by Evonne Marzouk, is a book about an American teenage girl who is called to join a secret community of...