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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...
Holly Firfer speaks with Joan Lunden on Zoom

Festival of Jewish Literature launches for third year

This year, like so much else, the third Annual Baltimore Festival of Jewish Literature is being held online. Community organizations, with the JCC of Greater...

Beth Shalom celebrates 50 years with group-made quilt

While 2020 is probably not the most auspicious or convenient year to celebrate a major milestone, it nonetheless remains the 50th anniversary of Beth...
Joe Biden

Jewish Baltimore reacts to presidential election

By Ron Kampeas | JTA and Jesse Berman Former Vice President Joe Biden has achieved the rare ousting of an incumbent president, Donald Trump, and...

Yitzy Schleifer wins reelection for City Council seat

Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer won reelection for his seat representing the Baltimore City Council’s 5th district. “Thank you to everyone who voted, volunteered, put up...

After winning reelection, Zeke Cohen highlights priorities in office

Councilman Zeke Cohen, of Baltimore City Council’s first district, won reelection. Speaking with the JT, Cohen, who spends his High Holidays at Beth Am, said...

Brandon Scott eyes the future

Baltimore will soon have a new mayor in current city Council President Brandon M. Scott, following the results of the 2020 election. At 36...