Arts & Culture

painting by Marc Chagall

College artists invited to compete

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By Isabella Lefkowitz-Rao The Maryland Student Jewish Art Competition is open to Jewish college students to submit their works of fine art relating to Jewish...

You Should Know … Molly Schneider

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A typical day for Molly Schneider includes checking the locks on enclosures for big cats and other exotic animals. Schneider, 24, is an animal care...

Baltimore Jewish Film Festival brings the world to the screen

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By Bob Jacobson The annual Baltimore Jewish Film Festival returns this year, from April 11 to May 13, with a roster of 10 films —...

Local grandmother, inspired by grandson’s first word, writes ‘Challah!’

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Inspired by her young grandson’s love of challah, Ellen Kahan Zager was spurred to write, illustrate and self-publish her children’s book, “Challah!” that could...

Fitness is key to healthy aging

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By Jonell Mertens As the saying goes, “Aging isn’t for the faint of heart,” but what can we do to make sure that our heart,...
Liz Smith and her dog, Koda

You Should Know … Liz Smith

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Liz Smith moved to Baltimore in December of 2019 because she felt it was time for a change in her life and because she...
Irva Gavin

Congregants at Beth Shalom raise money by keeping their voices down

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By Isabella Lefkowitz-Rao Beth Shalom Congregation in Columbia recently raised $4,000 thanks to congregants who like to sing but aren’t necessarily good at it. The Conservative...
A family celebrates the seder

What you (maybe) didn’t know about Passover

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By My Jewish Learning Passover celebrates the ancient Exodus of the Israelites from bondage in Egypt. Here are some facts you might not have known...

You Should Know … Maya Muñoz

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By Bob Jacobson What kind of person spends six months hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, starting in Mexico and ending in Canada? Someone with a...

These new Haggadah options will spice up your Passover seder

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The pandemic has altered the experience of the Passover seder, but one thing hasn’t changed: It’s a golden age for creative Haggadahs. Here are...