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Mohels keep the mitzvah going

By Justin Regan Moshe Rappaport and Michael Henesch are two Baltimore-area rabbis who have a combined 70 years of experience working as mohels, performing tens...

Former Sen. Paul Sarbanes dies at 87

12/14/20 10:57 a.m. Update: This article has been updated with additional information.  Former Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, the first U.S. senator in Maryland’s history to...
Baltimore Shinshinim

Shinshinim return for 13th year of service

By Meghan Thompson Earlier this year, the Macks Center for Jewish Education welcomed the 2020-21 class of Shinshinim to Baltimore. Shinshinim stands for “shnat sherut,” which...
a zoom video featuring a classroom of a Chanukah-themed objects

Krieger Schechter thanks educators and students in comical, Chanukah-themed video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCMVE83kZqQ&feature=youtu.be Krieger Schechter Day School has released a humorous, Chanukah-themed video inspired by the difficulties of teaching online classes in the age of social distancing. “A...
Avron Lewin, Jacqui Juter, Elton Juter, Rabbi Levi Druk and Chani Druk

Chabad of Downtown’s first Torah memorializes community member

When Harold Juter died three years ago, his family decided to honor him by fulfilling one of his dreams to help find a Torah...

Membership system asks congregants to pay what they can afford

12/8/20 6:00 p.m. Update: This article has been updated with additional information.  It isn’t always easy for a person or an organization to live up...

Hannah Storch, who supported Jewish organizations, dies at 98

Hannah Storch, an Orthodox real estate developer and philanthropist who supported many Baltimore Jewish organizations, died Oct. 25 at 98. “She cared deeply about others...
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Where you can donate this Chanukah to help out during the pandemic

By Justin Regan The COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive physical, financial and emotional harm to millions of Americans, and many experts assume things will only...
Esther's Place

Judaica shops go virtual ahead of Chanukah

By Eric Schucht Shellie Abel of Vienna never dreamed of running a virtual store, and neither did the rest of her sisterhood. But COVID-19 changed...

Seniors face world of Zoom calls

By Shannon Levitt and Jesse Berman Skype calls with grandchildren and emails might have made up the bulk of seniors’ dealings with technology until the...