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Dean Kremer, 22, is the first and only MLB player with Israeli citizenship. (Bill Vaughn)

Israeli Orioles player Dean Kremer dominates New York Yankees

Orioles star Dean Kremer, the first Israeli to be drafted by a major league baseball team, dominated the Yankees in Baltimore for the first...
jcs addiction recovery program

JCS to discuss addiction under restriction

“Addiction is a disease of isolation,” said Howard Reznick, senior manager of prevention education at Jewish Community Services. People use altered states to be more...
Rabbi Shapiro (courtesy)a

Battling cancer, Rabbi Yerachmiel Shapiro shares story of faith, family and friendships

Cancer crept into Rabbi Yerachmiel Shapiro’s life and hit him like a brick. But through the overwhelming support of his community, his faith in...

JCC’s My Tribe Program provides an opportunity to connect to the Jewish calendar

Can you tell without Googling how many days are left until the start of the new Jewish year? If not, then the JCC of Greater...

Pearlstone offers outdoor education for young students

As the risk of COVID-19 becomes more pervasive in indoor environments, a nontraditional, outdoors educational program, such as the Pearlstone Center’s Farm and Forest...
The sanctuary at Bolton Street Synagogue, which recently affiliated with the Reform movement. (Adam Barry)

Synagogues adapt High Holiday traditions for the pandemic

When you think of High Holidays, you may picture large family gatherings, hugging neighbors and sharing food with friends. This year, synagogues have to...

At Fall Holiday Journey, celebrate the holidays from the comfort of the family sedan

The Fall Holiday Journey, taking place Sept. 13 at the JCC of Greater Baltimore’s Owings Mills location, provides an opportunity to celebrate the Jewish...
Huppit Bartov Miller and family (David Stuck)

Family fun for Rosh Hashanah: Bloggers and artists get creative for the High Holidays

This year, seasons and holidays may feel like a shadow of what they used to be. Will we be doing the same Zoom events...
Baron blows the shofar for Siegel (Conte)

Chabad of Hunt Valley to offer shofar blowing

While many might lose opportunities to celebrate the High Holidays in the way they’re accustomed to this year, Chabad of Hunt Valley will hold...

A year after merger, Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregation moves forward with new interim rabbi

To say that Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregation has a long history is no overstatement. “Our congregations, Har Sinai and Oheb Shalom, were stalwarts of the...