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Giant Food to Update Kosher Sections Before High Holidays

While one biblical giant is best known for taking a stone from a slingshot to the forehead, a different, more modern one is helping...
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Jewish Organizations Receive Grants for Coronavirus Response

Baltimore County announced $400,000 in grant awards to 50 community organizations, including several local Jewish organizations, to enhance local COVID-19 response. Funds come from donations...
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Catonsville Historical Society Appoints Linda Blonsley

7/27/20 4 p.m. Correction: This article has been updated to correct details in the biographical section, and a misunderstanding about the organization's rebranding. It...
USHMM artifact presentation with BJC (screenshots by Carolyn Conte)

Holocaust Museum Artifacts Reunite Survivors

Herta Griffel was 7 in 1940 when she escaped Vienna, alone, for Baltimore. She expected her mother to join her later, but that never...

Synagogue, Church Partner to Create Augmented Reality Tour of Baltimore

Beth Tfiloh Congregation and Liberty Grace Church of God are partnering with a new organization called Temple X Schools to create an augmented reality...
Adina Levitan Rabinowitz

Public Schools Go Virtual For Fall 2020: CJE’s Amian Kelemer Shares Her Thoughts

Baltimore County Public Schools recently announced that the first semester of this upcoming school year (2020-2021) will be entirely virtual. The JT spoke with...

Beth El Preschool Reunites for Havdallah Under the Stars

Beth El Early Childhood Program at Federal Hill hosted its first Havdallah Under the Stars at Riverside-Lenoire Park, July 18. Five families gathered in a circle...

Community Prepares for Tisha B’Av

Tisha B’Av will begin the evening of July 29 this year. The day is intended to commemorate many of the tragedies that have befallen...
RBG slide from presentation, (screenshot by Carolyn Conte)

Associated Event Explores the Notorious RBG

A recent online exhibit examined Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life and accomplishments. The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore and The Illinois Holocaust Museum...
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Exercise Competition Takes Congregants Outside and Into the Land of Israel

By Yakira Cohen When this year’s New York City Marathon was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kelly Blavatt, runner and Chizuk Amuno Congregation member,...