Summer Camp Offers a Break for Campers and Staff Alike

Julia Melo Even before the COVID-19 pandemic began, children (and people in general) already spent hours a day at their desks. This solitary lifestyle has...

Area congregations join in nightly menorah-lightings for residents

Members of several synagogues in the Baltimore area spent time this past week at Lorien Harmony Hall, an assisted-living facility in Columbia, to light...

Elder abuse: Never let your guard down!

Bob Roth | Special to the JT I will never forget the feeling of leaving our baby with a sitter for the first time. It...

Older, better, not faster, yet smarter

By Bob Roth After dining at a restaurant recently, I was nearly giddy with excitement. I called my dad, immediately sharing my enthusiasm for the...

Here come the brides: Weddings surge in 2022

Those who grieved over the emptiness of their social calendars during the pandemic are in for good news, as 2022 is looking to be...

At 95, this Jewish singer is getting recognized

By Victor Wishna | JTA Madeline Millman was just 17 when she took center stage at the Adams Theatre in downtown Newark, N.J., stepping into...
Alien-themed b'nai mitzvah celebration by Innovative Party Planners

From aliens to Coachella, b’nai mitzvah party themes entertain

In the more than 25 years that her company has been planning b’nai mitzvah, Heidi Hiller, the CEO and creative director of Innovative Party...

Two Camps. One Legacy.

Mark Fine recalls the most memorable moments of his experience at Camp Airy with humor. During his first summer as a counselor in 1996, he...
Sabina Katz in 1945

Surviving the Holocaust through a child’s eyes

When she was a child, Sabina Katz was in one of the last groups of children to safely leave Danzig, Germany, on a Kindertransport...
Campers at J Camps

Camp programs respond to emerging mental and emotional health needs of campers

While the COVID-19 pandemic has given summer camps ample opportunity to practice keeping campers safe from illness and looking after their physical health, are...