Beth Am students lie on a map of Israel

Beth Am’s Jewish Discovery Lab brings Israel to the classroom

The pandemic has made trips to Israel challenging, so Beth Am’s Jewish Discovery Lab is bringing Israel to its students. “Jewish Discovery Lab itself is,...
child with depression

Understanding depression and disability in children

What’s the connection and what should parents and caregivers look for? By Erica Rimlinger Depression in all children, with or without a disability, remains a concern....
Idaline Lipsky with her grandchildren

Kickball game to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research

When Grant and April Livne of Pikesville learned that their grandmother, Idaline Lipsky, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, they didn’t just make a phone...
Artist’s rendering of the future Sandra R. Berman Pavilion

Philanthropists make gift for GBMC cancer treatment institute

A new building at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center will allow cancer patients to receive all their care and treatment in one place. The Sandra...
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert

Abbas, Olmert call for 2 states at J Street conference

The failed Israeli-Palestinian peace attempt in 2008 would have succeeded if it had been given more time, said former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who...
Holocaust memorial in Berlin

A program commemorates the Holocaust for a post-survivor world

By Shira Hanau Holocaust remembrance day programs in Jewish communities have stuck to a familiar form for decades, featuring Holocaust survivors sharing their stories followed...
Tamar Mermelstein

With interest in health care careers soaring, Touro College sees pandemic’s impact

By Larry Luxner Aaron Skaist, 26, has been around ambulances and medical personnel most of his life. His father established Toronto’s first Hatzoloh volunteer paramedic...
Black-and-white family photo from 1914

High schooler finds 30,000 relatives in family tree

Ari Geller, a senior at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, had intended to start his counselor in training program at Capital Camps in Pennsylvania...
Phil Rogofsky, president of Bet Chaverim

Bet Chaverim finds a new home

Bet Chaverim’s days of wandering from place to place to hold programs and services have come to an end. The Howard County synagogue now has...
Edward and Diane Steinberg

JS Edwards to close after 38 years

After 38 years, J.S. Edwards Ltd. Fine Men’s Clothing will shut its doors this summer. Its owners, husband-and-wife team Edward and Diane Steinberg, are retiring. As...