Arts & Culture

The JVC way: Ashley Pressman

By Harry Lichtman Ashley Pressman is the executive director of Jewish Volunteer Connection, the hands-on volunteer connector for the Baltimore Jewish community. “The mission of the...
Tzvi Haber

You Should Know … Tzvi Haber

In 2010, Tzvi Haber spent his summer as a counselor at Camp Simcha, a program for children with cancer and other illnesses, where each...
Rochel Kaplan

Rochel Kaplan highlights the joy of Judaism

By Haydee M. Rodriguez If Chabad epitomizes welcoming the stranger, Rebbetzin Rochel Kaplan has been a dedicated ambassador. Kaplan supports and advances educational opportunities that highlight...
Aaron Leibel

Aaron Leibel’s ‘crazy or courageous’ Israel odyssey

By David Holzel In 1972, Aaron Leibel moved from Maryland to Israel without even having set eyes on the country. A 30-year-old Baltimore native with...
Joan Yonina Miller

Park Heights resident pens book of lighthearted poetry

While most are undoubtedly glad to see 2020 in the rearview mirror, with the pandemic still ongoing and much of the nation still in...
Rachel Franklin

You Should Know … Rachel Franklin

Like most, Rachel Franklin, 25, is looking forward to businesses and attractions opening back up. Unlike most, part of why she wants them to open...
Gigi McKendrick

Gigi McKendric, artist and child of the Holocaust, on a lifetime of creation

"You can call them ‘Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,’” said artist Gigi McKendric, standing among several sculptures that ranged from completed faces and abstract figures...
Matzah Craze

In newest Passover children’s books, a lion reads the Haggadah and a Depression-era mitzvah

By Penny Schwartz On the eve of Passover during the Depression, a juggler in ragged clothes is invited into the home of a poor family...
Shtisel cast

‘Shtisel’ Season 3 Netflix release date announced

Season 3 of the hit haredi Orthodox drama series “Shtisel” will debut on Netflix on March 25, Israel’s Yes Studios announced Tuesday. The first two...

Dialogue across religious communities: Ben Sax

As the Jewish scholar at The Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies, Beth Am Synagogue member Ben Sax has made it his mission...