The Magic of TA Grandparents Day

Not even the rainy weather could dampen the palpable excitement and magic in the air on Friday, November 10th as over 900 grandparents, great-grandparents, and special friends came to TA for an unforgettable experience.  This was TA’s 6th Grandparents’ Day in recent years, and it proved to be an incredible experience to all those who […]

Mercaz Torah U’Tefillah 13 Year Anniversary Celebratory Shabbos

Photo Credits: Jeff Cohn On Shabbos Parshas Vayeira, Mercaz Torah U’Tefillah celebrated its Bar Mitzvah year Anniversary, marking 13 years from when it originally opened its doors in a humble little house. Since Harav Yissochor Dov Eichenstein’s arrival in Baltimore, he has changed the face of the community through his vision, passion, and incredible warmth. […]

Honoring Heroes: JWV Post 167 Marches Proudly in Baltimore City Veterans Day Parade

BJLife Newsroom In the heart of Baltimore, Veterans Day was marked by a spirited parade, and JWV Post 167 from the Greater Baltimore area left a mark despite the rain-soaked streets. Starting at the Washington Monument, the veterans marched proudly, undeterred by the weather. Raindrops fell persistently, but JWV Post 167 showed resilience, embodying the […]

White House

BJLife Newsroom When it comes to selecting their favorite recreational group activity, Yachad New York participants always choose bowling. Imagine the thrill, when 12 of them were presented with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bowl at the Harry S. Truman Bowling Alley on a recent visit to the White House. Yachad, a division of the Orthodox Union, […]

JCFL by “Your Kitchen Spot” passes mid-point of 2023 season

With 5 of the regular season games now complete, the playoff picture is starting to come into focus. As of the writing of this article, the standings are as follows: Team Won Lost Tied Sushi Sakura 5 0 0 Worthy Insurance 3 1 1 Clothier 3 2 0 Allstate – Yaakov Schmell 2 2 1 […]

Rabbi Daniel Kalish Inspires Baltimore Jewish Educators

Jewish Educational Services (JES), an agency of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore, invited Rabbi Daniel Kalish, Rosh Yeshiva of the Mesivta in Waterbury, CT, to be the keynote speaker at their annual “Inspired Education” event for local educators. This program is part of a wide array of professional development and teacher appreciation programs offered […]

To See with Our Eyes Closed

Rabbi Zvi Teichman And it came to pass, when Yitzchok had become old, and his eyes dimmed from seeing… His blindness here, the Midrash teaches, has a twofold meaning. Figuratively blinded to Esav’s feigned righteousness that deluded Yitzchok into thinking that perhaps Esav was worthy of being his successor, and literally, physical sightlessness.  Both factors […]