Arts & Culture

Cantor Alexandra S. Fox

You Should Know … Cantor Alexandra S. Fox

Cantor Alexandra S. Fox, 31, brings the prayer book to life through her music. After receiving a Bachelor of Science from Hofstra University in...
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Baltimore gears up for 34th annual Jewish film festival

Shelley Hendler, a member of the Baltimore Jewish Film Festival steering committee, hopes participants will truly wrestle with the content and meaning to be...
Marcia Bornfriend

Marcia Bornfriend is a local leader, teacher and artist

Whether through her leadership of The Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations of Maryland or carrying on her mother’s legacy to bring art to Jewish...
Ashley Case

You Should Know … Ashley Case

Ashley Case, 21, can channel her inner Disney princess wherever she goes. After graduating from Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School in 2018, Case started college...
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Is there herring in the Red Sea? My Passover tradition.

By Justin Regan Pesach, the festival of freedom (and bad macaroons), is a season of many traditions, like deep-cleaning your house, discovering quinoa and comparing...
Sheila Mentz

Sheila Mentz cares for kids

When the pandemic forced the members of Kappa Guild into extended seclusion, their president, Sheila Scheinin Mentz, found a way to brighten their days...
The cast of CODA

Oscars 2022: The most memorable Jewish moments

By Andrew Lapin The Oscars went on as usual Sunday night — although you wouldn’t know it from the morning-after conversation. A violent altercation between...
Ezra Buchdahl and Carmen the yellow lab

Ezra Buchdahl has a family history of tikkun olam

Ezra Buchdahl received the 2022 Alumni of the Year Award from his alma mater, the University of Maryland School of Social Work, earlier this...
Ofir Ben-Ari

You Should Know … Ofir Ben-Ari

When Krieger Schechter Day School needed someone with the skillset to direct their eighth-grade, Hebrew-language production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” they found their...
Dr. Emily Taylor

You Should Know … Dr. Emily Taylor

Dr. Emily Taylor, 34, finds joy in helping others hear better. After growing up in Owings Mills, Taylor decided to become an audiologist. When she...