Caren Leven

Friday roundup: Oct. 22

Here's a roundup of some of this week's news. BZD collaborates with evangelical community on screening of new documentary The Baltimore Zionist District is partnering with...
Blood donor John Steele, outside the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC

Owings Mills JCC hosts Red Cross blood drive to combat shortage

The Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC partnered with the Red Cross on Oct. 20 to help address a national shortage of blood through a blood...

Baltimore Festival of Jewish Literature aims to foster dialogue

By Rudy Malcom The fourth annual Baltimore Festival of Jewish Literature will seek to foster dialogue around antisemitism and racism. The festival will include four events,...
From left: Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg and Senator Ben Cardin

Sen. Ben Cardin talks Israel, civility and more at Beth Tfiloh

Standing behind a podium at Beth Tfiloh Congregation on the evening of Oct. 20, Sen. Ben Cardin said that one of the greatest challenges...
the Stein family at their daughter's bat mitzvah

Making b’nai mitzvah a little greener

When planning their own daughter’s bat mitzvah in January of 2020, Baltimore County resident Margaret Presley-Stein and her husband, Maryland Del. Dana Stein, turned...
From left: Louis Friedmann, Yisrael Kaplowitz, Azriel Moskowitz and Jeremy Arking

High schoolers get involved in programming for younger children

Since this past Rosh Hashanah, high schoolers at Netivot Shalom have begun taking a leadership role at the synagogue by looking after younger children...
The Jewish Museum of Maryland’s “Voices of Lombard Street” exhibit

Jewish Museum of Maryland reopens to in-person visitors

On a bright and crisp Oct. 17, after more than nine long months of being closed to most in-person visitors, the Jewish Museum of...
A group of volunteers

Season of Service kicks off 5782 with commitment to volunteering

Community members who decided during the High Holidays that they want to do more service work in the coming year are getting their chance...
Volunteers pack Blessing Bags for people experiencing homelessness

In-person interfaith volunteering returns to Baltimore Jewish Council

People experiencing homelessness in the Baltimore area are getting a little extra help courtesy of the Jewish and Christian communities, thanks to the in-person...
Colin Powell with Ariel Sharon

Colin Powell, who brokered the Middle East ‘road map’ to peace, dies at 84

Colin Powell will be remembered in history as the first Black U.S. national security advisor, the first Black military chief of staff and the...