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BZD Zoom discussion on antisemitism (Screenshot by Conte)

Students Supporting Israel co-founder explains history of Zionism with BZD

The Baltimore Zionist District hosted “The History Of Modern Zionism,” Sept. 1. The Zoom discussion, led by Valeria Chazin, chairwoman and co-founder of Students...
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Blue Card supports Holocaust survivors during the pandemic

A teenage boy wanted to make a difference in someone’s day, so nonprofit The Blue Card connected him with an 85-year-old homebound Holocaust survivor...

Ner Tamid brings Orthodox Union’s SPIRIT program to its senior congregants

9/1/20 3:50 p.m. Update: This article has been corrected to reflect a more accurate number of attendees of the SPIRIT Program. The Baltimore Jewish...

JCC offers daytime childcare program for parents

The JCC of Greater Baltimore may have the answer for families struggling with the pandemic’s impact on schools. The JCC is launching a new program,...
Rabbi Baron and Bob Hurwitz set up the mishkan tent. (Carolyn Conte)

Rabbi brings mobile sanctuary to homebound to combat isolation

Update Sept. 1: Bob Hurwitz is a volunteer, not trustee; and Rabbi Baron has 11, not 7, children. The Jewish Times apologizes for the...
Shay Rubinstein (from Rubinstein's Facebook)

Video: Jewish Federation of Howard County sends off shaliach Shay Rubinstein

The Jewish Federation of Howard County bid adieu to Shay Rubinstein, its shaliach (Israeli emissary) Aug. 18. Rubinstein recorded and posted this video of the...
Rabbi Siegel, left, with Rabbi Hillel Baron, right

Reflect on the Pandemic with a Well-Known Community Elder

Rabbi Martin Siegel of Howard County, a retired national figure, is teaching a class that reflects on the pandemic. Siegel’s class, “Hebrew Purpose in...
Rabbi Steve Schwarts (screenshot by carolyn conte)

Here’s a Program for Teshuva for the High Holidays

Beth El Congregation of Baltimore is offering a series of programs titled Pathways to Teshuva, which will focus on internal, communal and spiritual growth. The...

Upcoming Ner Tamid Series Explores Inspirational Music

Ner Tamid will start a new program next week called “Music that Inspires,” according to the synagogue’s Rabbi Yisrael Motzen. “The thinking behind this program...

Writing Contest Young Writers 1st Place: One People, One Heart

By Ayelet Friedman At first, the news of this novel coronavirus was told to me as if it was a situation of little importance. But...