Apples and honey are behind us, and latkes lie ahead — or at least they do in this week’s issue of the JT! When the Jewish Museum of Maryland hosted a latke-making showdown as part of an exhibit celebrating the 75th anniversary of Baltimore grocery store Eddie’s of Roland Park, it offered a sweet and savory opportunity to learn more about this family-owned business and its place in the history (and present) of Jewish Baltimore.
Speaking of food, a new cholov Yisrael restaurant is opening at the end of October at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC. From dairy and vegetarian staples to unicorn pancakes, it will offer family fare for the whole community to enjoy.
In other local news, Jewish War Veterans USA Inc. is holding a contest to choose a new logo to celebrate their 125th anniversary. Meanwhile, a new Chabad has opened in Catonsville right next to UMBC. Organized by Rabbi Dovid Reyder and his wife Chani and hosted in their home, the Chabad offers lunches, dinners, and the opportunity for attendees to schmooze while exploring and recommitting themselves to their faith.
At a different local campus, Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), attended a panel at the Towson University Hillel for a conversation on how to fight hate speech, both on and off college campuses.
In Arts & Life, local Jewish artist Juliet Ames shares the inspiration behind her unique jewelry. A formally-trained metalsmith, she found success in the nonprofit art world but couldn’t shake the nagging wish to be part of a creative process again. Her work is being showcased by the Jewish Museum of Maryland in their upcoming exhibit “Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling.”
Also in Arts & Life, columnist Gary Schuman (aka Chef Tells It Like It Is) shares the secrets to a great Hungarian goulash as only he can. Come for the character, come back for the cooking! With the temperature dropping, now is the perfect time to stockpile recipes to keep us warm when Sukkot begins this week.
Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach.