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Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies

Interfaith institute embraces religious diversity

Melissa Ziev is Jewish, and she recognizes that the Torah and the sanctuary space are special and important to Jews, but she wants to...
Picture of soldier in uniform.

Foundation honors memory of lone soldier

It was always Josh Rosen’s dream to join the Israel Defense Forces. He graduated Towson University one semester early then joined the IDF in...
woman embraces elderly woman

How Jewish community organizations are supporting mental health

Meditation. Journaling. Yoga. Self-care. Mindfulness. These tools can help improve mental health. They are all part of how organizations such as the Jewish Museum of...

American Jews more critical of Israel, new poll finds

Up to a quarter of Jewish American voters agree with the statement “Israel is an apartheid state,” according to a new poll commissioned by...

Former Baltimore City Council employee pleads guilty to perjury

A former employee of the office of the Baltimore City Council President has pleaded guilty to one count of perjury, according to the Office...

A visionary tenure: American Visionary Art Museum founder announces retirement

With sculptures of primates made up of dozens of different shades of green, and hand-embroidered collages that tell a Holocaust survivor’s story, the American...
Towson Hillel students

As universities reopen, Hillels navigate the transition

Hillels miss having in-person events, services and learning. Organic moments between students and staff in the hallway or in an office are the hardest...
Dr. Jonathan Finkelstien (left) and Rabbi Yanky Baron affix a mezuzah on the new spiritual home of Chabad of Ellicott City

A permanent home for Chabad of Ellicott City

Just a few years ago, many of the Jewish residents of Ellicott City believed themselves the only Jews in town, until Rabbi Yanky Baron...
Bet Chaverim Religious School students

Bet Chaverim ready for new school facility

Staff at Bet Chaverim Religious School are looking forward to making their own mark on the new educational facilities their students will get to...

Olympics-bound Team Israel plays ball at Maryland stadiums

By Jesse Berman and Lexi Gopin On their way to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Team Israel made a few stops in Maryland to play...