Arts & Culture

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...
Eli Kaplan-Wildmann

Unique Jewish reality TV-style program lets artists, and viewers, show off their artistic talent

By Larry Luxner Alix Kramer, 25, wants to be a pediatric gastroenterologist. To reach her goal, she’s working toward a degree at the University of...
Michael Greenebaum

Continuing a family legacy: Michael Greenebaum

Michael Greenebaum’s great-great-grandfather was on a train headed to Washington, D.C., when he got off a stop too early and wound up in Baltimore....
Scene from "Masel Tov Cocktail"

‘Masel Tov Cocktail’ explodes stereotypes about being young, Jewish and misunderstood in Germany

By Joe Baur There’s a swastika drawn inside of a high school bathroom stall. Dima Liebermann, the protagonist of the German short film “Masel Tov...
Tzipora and Nadav Korman

You Should Know … Tzipora Korman

Pikesville native Tzipora Korman, 22, is a frontline worker, in more ways than one. She is a critical care technician in the Sinai Hospital emergency...
scene from "Nurses"

NBC under fire for portrayal of Orthodox Jews on Canadian series ‘Nurses’

Update (Feb. 25, 2021): NBC has pulled this episode of "Nurses."  Original story by Andrew Lapin: Jewish groups are criticizing NBC for airing an offensive portrayal...
Brian Berele

Playing the kernel of American music: Brian Berele

By Bob Jacobson Pikesville native Brian Berele, 64, majored in history at William & Mary college in Virginia. Though his passion for history endured,...