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Celebrate Chanukah with these socially distanced events

Chanukah is the next Jewish holiday we’ll have to adapt for this very strange year. For those who are looking for opportunities to celebrate...
Sherri Zaslow

JCC, LifeBridge expand partnership to support Orthodox community

By Lisa Woolfson The JCC of Greater Baltimore and LifeBridge Health are expanding their partnership at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC to support the area’s...

Jewish Museum hires Arizona ‘Pied Piper’ as new executive director

Marvin Pinkert’s announcement in January that he would be retiring from his post as executive director of the Jewish Museum of Maryland set off...

More than a building: Beth Israel adapts

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic during the spring, Beth Israel Congregation made the difficult choice to close its doors and switch to...

COVID-19 study shines light on struggles of young adults

By Justin Regan Researchers call it “surprising.” Young people have had the hardest time coping, financially and emotionally, with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This...

Shomrim on ‘higher alert’ after numerous carjackings in Northwest Baltimore

Numerous carjackings have been reported in Northwest Baltimore this past month, putting Baltimore Shomrim, a Jewish safety patrol group, on “higher alert” for vehicles...
Rabbi Sharon Shalom

Exploring Sigd and the Ethiopian Jewish community

Fifty days after Yom Kippur, the Ethiopian Jewish community celebrates Sigd, where they commemorate the giving of the Torah and express their yearning for...

Groups that bring young Jews together learn lessons from keeping them apart

By Arno Rosenfeld In Fell’s Point, a group of roommates used to welcome young adults into their home for Jewish programming. The roommates, residents of...

Reaching out to families in downtown Baltimore

Beth El Congregation of Baltimore is stepping up to provide families in the downtown Baltimore area with new kinds of Jewish programming and events. On...

High school athletes aim for college success

Local fans of college athletics have a lot to celebrate, as a number of Jewish high school athletes are signing on to play sports...