Arts & Culture

Cantor Alexandra S. Fox

You Should Know … Cantor Alexandra S. Fox

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Cantor Alexandra S. Fox, 31, brings the prayer book to life through her music. After receiving a Bachelor of Science from Hofstra University in...
Marin Alsop in “The Conductor” (

Baltimore gears up for 34th annual Jewish film festival

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...