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The Esther Ann Menorah

Menorahs showcase Jewish life around Baltimore

Some are homemade, some are family heirlooms and some are 30 feet tall. Across the Baltimore area, you can find all different types of...
David Speer (left) and Barry Bogage

MIDC welcomes new executive director

As the new executive director of the Maryland/Israel Development Center, David Speer wants to eventually grow the organization and attract a younger and more...
Rabbi Etan Mintz

Light Up the Night menorah trail to illuminate downtown Baltimore

B’nai Israel, founded in 1873, has had a presence on Lloyd Street in East Baltimore since 1895. But don’t make the mistake of thinking...
Ann Fishkin at Women of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Judaica Shop

What’s in stock at Baltimore’s Judaica shops

Chanukah is early this year — it begins the evening of Nov. 28 — and if you are wondering what local gift shops have...
Aviva Janus

Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom launches classical music concert series

Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregation is bringing live and in-person classical music back to the Baltimore area with a concert series running through May of...
Beth H. Goldsmith and Marc B. Terrill

Scenes from Super Sunday

Super Sunday, The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore’s annual fundraising event, took place this past Sunday, Nov. 14, to raise money for The Associated’s...
Torrey and Mallory Tarschis

Bridal store sees new owners in young couple

By Lindsay VanAsdalan When Betsy Robinson started working for her husband’s family in Anne Arundel County, she was just a 26 year old who had...
Jakir Manela

Back from COP26, Pearlstone CEO reflects on what’s needed next to combat climate change

Tens of thousands of leaders and activists from around the world, representing world governments, NGOs and environmental organizations, gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, earlier this...
Bracha Goetz

Adat Chaim holds event on gratitude in Judaism

With the season of giving thanks upon us, Adat Chaim Synagogue recently held an online event on the importance of expressing gratitude. On Nov. 10,...
Rabbi Alexander Seinfeld

New podcast gives the Torah’s view on healthy living

Does the Torah hold the secret to a healthier lifestyle? The new podcast, Body & Soul, produced by the nonprofit Jewish Spiritual Literacy, or JSLI,...