Arts & Culture

Jaz Erenberg

You Should Know … Jaz Erenberg

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Jaz Erenberg, 31, paints to bridge socioeconomic gaps in the Baltimore community. After finishing her service in the Israel Defense Forces, Erenberg attended Shankar University....
Amian Kelemer with her family in Israel

Amian Kelemer fosters Jewish education

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For nearly 30 years, Amian Kelemer has worked to promote Jewish education in Baltimore. Kelemer, 53, is the CEO of the Macks Center for Jewish...

Archive collects more than a century of Israeli footage online

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By Karen Chernick For years, only those with special permission could visit the climate-controlled repositories of the Jerusalem Cinematheque to see the moving pictures held...
Robyn Hughes

Robyn Hughes makes the world more accessible

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By Bob Jacobson Growing up in rural Carroll County in the 1970s and ‘80s, Robyn Hughes had few Jewish peers but encountered many Jewish professionals...
Dean Malissa as George Washington

Dean Malissa wanted to be an actor. He ended up as George Washington

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By Jarrad Saffren George Washington’s legacy is quite literally the United States of America. So when Daniel Shippey became the nation’s foremost Washington impersonator at Mount...
Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart says he was joking when he called ‘Harry Potter’ goblins antisemitic

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Jon Stewart thinks we all missed the joke. Following a recent podcast in which he suggested that goblin characters in the “Harry Potter” series resembled antisemitic...
Betty Cohn

You Should Know … Betty Cohn

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Betty Cohn, 24, has recently had several major successes in her life. Cohn, a research assistant at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, worked...
Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart says the ‘Harry Potter’ goblin characters are antisemitic

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In recent years, some “Harry Potter” fans have reconsidered their love for the series in light of the controversy surrounding its author J.K. Rowling,...
Lee Sherman

Lee Sherman goes from student to executive director

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When asked about his proudest accomplishments as the executive director of Chizuk Amuno Congregation and Schools, Lee Sherman pointed to how the synagogue has...
Samantha Halle

You Should Know … Samantha Halle

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Samantha Halle, 28, loves teaching preschoolers about Judaism and respecting others. Halle started working last August as a pre-K teacher at Beth El Congregation of...