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As you may have noticed from the proliferation of holiday decorations and the chill in the air, the holiday season is upon us and Hanukkah is almost here. As a special present, we have rounded up a…mega-sized line-up of events in the Baltimore area to help you celebrate and entertain your kids indoors as the weather grows increasingly cold and blustery. Hanukkah 2015 begins at sundown on Sunday, December 6th and concludes at sundown on Monday, December 14th—giving you two full weekends of latke eating fun! Hanukkah Events Making the Holidays… >> Read More
This past Thursday night I took part in the Great Challah Bake along with hundreds of other Jewish women in Baltimore. It started at 6:30 p.m., which is the exact time my children go to bed. I…hadn’t thought about having my husband put my 1-year-old son and 2.5-year-old daughter to bed that night, but he was a trooper and didn’t blink an eye (or shed a tear!). At 6 p.m. I told him I was off to bake with others, some whom I knew and most whom I didn’t. Arriving at… >> Read More
If you don’t know the meaning of the word achdut, you don’t have to bother with a Hebrew-English dictionary. You just have to look at pictures and videos from the many, many communities who…participated in this year’s Great Challah Bake. Under most circumstances, if someone suggested that I spend my Thursday evening in the Cow Palace of the Maryland State Fairgrounds with close to 5,000 other women, they clearly didn’t know me very well. While I generally spend my Thursday evenings baking challah, I prefer to do it… >> Read More
I come from a family of Russian immigrants. Growing up, my mother was once found spying on her grandfather who was secretly tying tefillin and was immediately thrown out of the room. No questions…were allowed. Yiddish was only whispered between adults. And no scent of challah permeated the kitchen on Friday nights. For my mother, Judaism was both a fact and a secret—she knew she was Jewish, but she had no idea what it really meant. Only upon moving to America could she have the opportunity to begin… >> Read More
The Jewish holidays have ended, and there is the beginning of a chill in the air--heralding the time of year when we have to entertain our children indoors, which can get old really fast! As such,…we’ve rounded-up the top events happening in October and November to keep everyone busy, warm, and happy. In addition to all of the items listed below, J Town is a fabulous indoor play space for your little ones, because it often features regular programming, such as story times and tot Shabbat. While it may seem… >> Read More