Calls For Closings On Religious Holidays At School Board Meeting

The Baltimore County School Board held a public hearing on Oct. 22, during which it heard input on proposals for the 2020-2021 school calendar,...

How to Actually Make a Difference for Women Battling Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, now held annually during the month of October, was first conceived in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer...

You Should Know… Chelsea Wilhelm

Chelsea Wilhelm wants all children to get a good education. The 29-year-old says she went to a substandard high school in Annapolis, and her desire...

We Can All Be Upstanders

We are commemorating one year since the attack on the Tree of Life building in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, 2018. It seems an appropriate...

Pittsburgh: One Year Later

Along with the fear and the sobering realizations in the wake of the shooting, there has come a sense of unity.

HeBrOpen Opens Cultural Conversation

Some people build friendships by breaking bread together. The members of HeBros do it by playing golf. The group of Jewish and African American...

Finding Her Voice: Why These Women Chose to Have Bat Mitzvahs as Adults

In the Jewish community, there are some axioms (perhaps unspoken) that we don’t think about much. Rugelach is best right out of the oven....

Middle East Chaos

We continue to search for the direction and focus of the Trump administration’s policy objectives and goals in Syria. Up until the beginning of...

Festival Harvests the Joy of Sukkot

Imagine an energetic band blasting tunes, beautiful neon colors swirling in a tent and an awkwardly large bird dancing in crisp air. Behold: an...

Getting Clarity about Giving Charity

Philanthropy, tzedakah, charity, chesed — the Jewish community has multiple words for the generous act of contributing money to a cause, group or individual...