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Participants in the JOCSM "We Are Family" Shabbaton (courtesy of JOC Mishpacha Project)

Jews of color celebrate Shabbat in the great outdoors

The JOC Mishpacha Project recently held its second annual Jews of Color and Sephardi/Mizrahi (JOCSM) Shabbaton and Family Camp. From May 6-8, at the Pearlstone...

Jewish life picks up steam in Towson area and its university

Is Towson becoming a new hub of Jewish life in the Baltimore area? The numbers seem to point toward yes, as Towson and its neighboring...
Business meeting on video call during COVID-19 lockdown

Calendar: May 29-June 2

Sunday, May 29 Jewish Matryoshka Project: Theatrical Trip to Israel The Macks Center for Jewish Education and Ariel Center invite Russian-speaking families on a theatrical tour...
Congregants from Bolton Street Synagogue attend The Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice.

Baltimore Jews join protest for reproductive rights in D.C.

By Alex Krutchik and Jillian Diamond Jewish Baltimoreans headed to Washington, D.C., last week to join other Jews from across the country in protesting the...
Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC

JCC receives second bomb threat in two weeks

The JCC of Greater Baltimore received an antisemitic bomb threat via email on Tuesday, the second in two weeks. The community center received the...

Suburban Orthodox to host fundraiser with ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ comedian (not that one)

When comedian Elon Gold does his standup spiel at Suburban Orthodox Congregation Toras Chaim’s Annual Event this June, Adam Ben-Zev, the shul’s president, believes...
Paul Lurie

An inside look into how the JCC responded to a bomb threat

At around 1 a.m. on May 15, the JCC of Greater Baltimore received a bomb threat through the info page of its website, said...
Jerry and Eileen Chiat

Beth Israel to mark anniversary of congregant’s kidney transplant

On May 24, Jerry Chiat will celebrate the ten-year anniversary of his life-saving kidney transplant. Beth Israel Congregation, where Chiat and his wife Eileen Chiat...
Lois Loew and Rachel Lipman

Jewish winemakers share importance of legacy and labor

By Rudy Malcom Growing up, Rachel Lipman thought you needed white hair and a mustache to be a winemaker. Today, the 29 year old is...

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...