How Camp Shaped My Life and Connection to Judaism

My 11 years at Camp Louise was lifechanging. I was hooked from the start. Camp was a welcome escape from stresses at home and a place where I felt like I could be myself in a world where many teenagers struggle to navigate life. Camp […]

Camp is Amee Cookler’s Happy Place

Amee Cookler, the Macks Center for Jewish Connection’s new Camp Connector talks about her favorite camp memories, Jewish connections and more!

Mark Newton Knows The Meaning of Mishpacha

In our latest Pull Up A Chair, we meet Mark Newton, who recently retired after working at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC print shop for 23 years. A job, he says, that changed his life.

Meet David Lunken and Daughter Talia

He has parlayed his business expertise into an opportunity to serve as a mentor for 4Front’s Social Innovation Fellowship, a hands-on entrepreneurship program that inspires and empowers Jewish teens to be changemakers in their community. And the best part? He gets to work alongside his […]

Trauma: A Holocaust Survivor’s Legacy

This began the harrowing journey that led to the Levis’ escape to America in 1941. My father has no conscious memories of his life in Europe or the journey that led to their escape. He was 4 ½. His family changed their surname, and they […]

Tools for Battling Inflation

Through JCS’s Financial Wellness program, the organization is providing coaching for community members, including those who do not qualify for financial assistance. That means helping them create a spending and savings plan and then working with them as they implement it.  “Everyone approaches money differently,” […]

Orioles Eve Rosenbaum is Living Her Dream 

Rosenbaum spoke about her remarkable journey from childhood fan to front office executive, while also reflecting on growing up Jewish in Maryland. Eve will be the speaker at The Associated’s Jewish Professional Women’s Kick-off Event on November 15.  How would you summarize your role with […]

Domestic Violence is on the Rise

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time for educating the public about domestic violence and giving victims of domestic violence an opportunity to be heard.  And in Baltimore’s Jewish community, CHANA is where victims of domestic violence can find help and hope.  Regrettably, […]

Amy Pollokoff’s Russian Tea Cookie | A Rosh Hashanah Tradition

Every year, Amy Pollokoff makes hundreds of cookies, including the fan-favorite Russian Tea Cookie — A Rosh Hashanah tradition that was started by her grandmother sixty years ago.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts in Balsamic Glaze

Recipe provided by Eve Wachhaus: Deputy Director at Pearlstone Ingredients 1 lb. fresh brussels sprouts, washed 2-3 Tbsp. coconut oil 2-3 Tbsp. balsamic glaze 5 oz. roasted chestnuts 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 2 sprigs fresh thyme Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Trim bottom of […]