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Larry Hogan

Hogan outlines accomplishments for Jewish community

By Eric Schucht Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) made Israel, COVID relief and security improvement projects the center of his address to members of Maryland’s...

A Purim celebratory roundup

2020’s Purim celebrations were some of the last opportunities to engage as an in-person community before lockdowns and social distancing split people apart. Now,...
Ross Kazer works with a student

Marylanders work with special needs Israeli students

For those in the know, February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, and two Maryland natives and educators are right now making a...
Baltimore skyline

Reviving the Baltimore shtetl

By Justin Regan Ilene Harris has lived in the Baltimore area her entire life. Like many Baltimore Jews, she was born in the suburbs but...

Caregiver finds support from Jewish community

When members of the community are afflicted with a medical condition, they often turn to family members or other loved ones to provide the...

Mid-Atlantic Media acquires MetroKids magazine

Mid-Atlantic Media, LLC announced Feb. 8, 2021 that it has expanded its media holdings with the acquisition of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, MetroKids publication. MetroKids, a...

The Daily Special changes ownership, no longer kosher

Salomon Bemaras, a resident of Pikesville and member of Beit Yaakov Congregation, started The Daily Special in 2018. At the time, he had two separate...
Lisa Woolfson with sister and grandfather

Much of my grandfather’s life is classified but the rest is pretty special

By Lisa Woolfson When my sister and I were little and we visited my grandpa, all we thought he did was play cards and watch...
Abraham Accords

A panel looks at the possibilities presented by Abraham Accords

Eastern Europe had its Iron Curtain blocking it from the West. And much of the Arab world has had a “sand curtain” separating it...
Teacher Ellie Shulman and student Ahuva Silverberg

Ohr Chadash Academy reflects on 10 years of educating students

By Lisa Woolfson Ohr Chadash Academy, an Orthodox Jewish day school with students in preschool through eighth grade, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. “The...