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Beth Tfiloh Cultivates Well-Rounded Students Through Extracurricular and Co-curricular Programming


Going to Beth Tfiloh means your child gets all the benefits of a private school education, combined with something unique you won’t find elsewhere: the lifelong values, wisdom, integrity, compassion, and warmth of our Jewish tradition. Even the student life at BT offers your child a full array of extracurricular and co-curricular activities approached through the lens of Jewish values.

The Waldorf School of Baltimore Empowers Students to take Active Roles in Environmental Care


As a Certified Green School through the Maryland Green Schools Program, the Waldorf School of Baltimore integrates hands-on, inquiry-based instruction to empower students to take an active role in environmental stewardship. WSB’s wonderful teachers model this and provide a myriad of opportunities for students to play a productive role in environmental care.

For WSB’s littlest learners we see this mission evolve into internal ethics by incorporating care of the environment into the very rhythm of their days. One such star of this work has been class composting. 

More than Great Bagels, THB Bagelry & Deli is Baltimore’s Favorite Lunch Destination


As most people are frequently on the go for their meals, bagels have always held a special place in the heart for being such a convenient, on-the-go kind of food. And one place in particular has captured the hearts of many Marylanders. Whether it’s a quick pit stop before a roadtrip or the first place you hit up with your friends after a night out in Canton Square, THB Bagelry & Deli has become the breakfast place of choice for all those who love delicious breakfast sandwiches (isn’t that everyone?).

Shelley Hendler is Living a Meaningful Life


From the time she was a teenager, Shelley Hendler worked. First making money babysitting and tutoring in high school, then later as an educator in the Baltimore County school system, then for 12 years, she served as a middle school administrator for Krieger Schechter Day School.

Welcome New Year with Two “Bach 2 Bach” Concerts from Bach in Baltimore


Welcome the New Year with two “Bach to Bach” concerts to celebrate the season and keep spirits bright. On Saturday, January 1, usher in the fresh New Year with our cherished annual tradition, featuring Baroque instrumental favorites selected by our beloved first chair musicians–Celeste Blase, violin; Sandra Lisicky, oboe; Terry B. Ewell, bassoon; and Bozena Jedrzejczak Brown, harpsichord. Then, return on Sunday, January 2 for a concert of Handel & Bach delights with featured artists Ellie Yeonjung Kim, soprano; Eric F. Carey, tenor; and Brain Ming Chu, bass. The afternoon program includes Handel’s O Be Joyful in the Lord; selections from Bach’s Cantata 32: Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen (Dearest Jesus, my desire), and arias from Bach’s Cantata 140: Wachet Auf (Sleeper’s Awake!). In-person and live-streaming tickets available at bachinbaltimore.org.

Meet Neil Katz


When asked to describe himself, Neil Katz will say that he is a connector — he loves people. High energy. Driven. Good at solving problems. All traits that have served him well during his extensive career in both the commercial real estate business and as an entrepreneurial investor.

Online Sale Dec 27-Jan 1 at Carpe Librum Bookstore & Art Gallery



Stan Lee, the bookstore cat at Carpe Librum Bookstore and Art Gallery, would like to announce that the bookstore is having a sale on the website December 27 through New Year’s Day. The used books are 50% off if you use promo code used at checkout. The new books are 20% off if you use promo code new at checkout. There’s also free delivery if you live in Baltimore. 

Forever Friends: Alyson Friedman and Elise Rubenstein


Welcome back to Pull Up A Chair, our monthly podcast where we explore different themes and what it means to build and be a part of a strong Jewish community.

One Man’s Journey to Giving Back to the Community


David Baron was born in Baltimore, Maryland but in 1983, his family moved to Israel after his father accepted a job opportunity in Israel at the American Embassy.

Pull Up a Chair: BDS on our College Campuses


BDS, which is an acronym for “boycott divestment and sanctions” is a Palestinian-led movement, first launched in 2005. It has caused significant tensions at a number of colleges and universities over the years. What effect does it have on our Jewish student population and what tools can we use to combat it?

Meet Boys’ Latin’s Headmaster Chris Post – Tuesday, January 11




 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM


2021: A Year of Change and Hope


It was a year filled with challenges, but also a year filled with hope. Although it began with COVID-19 cases surging, January brought an unprecedented vaccine roll-out that solidified our belief that tomorrow would be brighter.

Get to Know Jonathan Strauss


Jonathan is no stranger to The Associated, actively participating in PGRT and IMPACT. As a CPA with Strauss & Associates he’s often busy helping organize financial goals for others while still enjoying his rewarding work. Read more.

ABC’s Yearly Women Empowerment Event to host Sunny Hostin and Local Guest Panel


Associated Black Charities (ABC) will host its popular Women on the Move annual fundraiser virtually on Tuesday, December 14th from 6:30 PM through 8:00PM. Diane Bell-McKoy, President and CEO of ABC, will emcee the evening’s conversation. The event will lead off in a one-on-one interview between Ms. Bell-McKoy and Sunny Hostin, a three-time Emmy Award-winner, New York Times best-selling author, and nationally acclaimed media personality. The interview will be followed by insights from a panel of Maryland-based business and philanthropic women leaders.

Shop the Baltimore Public Markets This Season


Neighborhood markets offer everything you need to make the holidays merry and bright

The holidays are just around the corner – and it’s the perfect time to visit to the Baltimore public markets for all your seasonal culinary needs. The markets, each with its own distinctive character and unique vendors, provide a refreshing alternative to traditional grocery stores this month.

At Lexington, Broadway, Hollins, Northeast, Cross Street and Avenue markets, you can find the ingredients you need to cook a perfect holiday dinner at home – from fresh seafood and meats to mouth-watering produce and scrumptious desserts. Or, if you’re too busy to cook, you can order in from Market vendors, arguably some of the hottest food purveyors in the City. For more information, links to all market websites and vendors lists, visit www.baltimoremarkets.org and www.lexingtonmarket.com.