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Baltimore Jewish Times - January 12, 2017
Before he became a mashgiach in Columbus, Ohio, Ron Reitman, 40, spent a handful of years on and off in Baltimore between 2006 to 2011, deeply ingrained in various Jewish community events and organizations that allowed him to “be with my people serving a greater good,” he said.
Baltimore Jewish Times - January 12, 2017
“I moved to Little Italy, and the first week here, my roommates hadn’t moved in yet, and I didn’t know anyone,” says Atlanta-born Perrin Shapiro, 24, a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison. “My mom sent me a link to the [Downtown] Chabad, which was literally the next block over, and that’s where I met [my boyfriend].”
JMore Living - Dec 27, 2016 | Baltimore, News
Since opening Chabad of Downtown in 2008, Rabbi Levi and Chani Druk say they have welcomed more than 10,000 guests to their center, ranging from young Jewish professionals who work in the city to other Jews in the region who simply enjoy a Jewish milieu.
Baltimore Sun - December 25, 2016
The crowd gathers at the Baltimore Chanukah Festival, organized by Chabad Lubavitch Centers of Greater Baltimore, for the lighting of the giant menorah at McKeldin Square, marking the second night of Hanukkah.
- Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Jewish Times December 16, 2016
“This gives us the opportunity to celebrate as Jews in America,” Druk continued. “It’s also exciting because the Chabad of Downtown is growing, and this is a way to continue reaching out to and helping to grow the Jewish community downtown.”
CBS Baltimore - WJZ13 December 6, 2015
Sunday marks the start of Hanukkah and hundreds turned out at the Inner Harbor for the lighting of Maryland’s tallest menorah!
Baltimore Sun - December 5, 2015
The world can seem a menacing place, Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan says, one in which evil prevails as often as not. But just as a single, small light can be seen from afar, he says, a humble act of good will can dispel the darkness.
The Baltimore Sun (Video) - Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan and Governor-elect Larry Hogan light the center candle of the Baltimore Menorah during a Chanukah celebration and Menorah lighting at McKeldin Square.
ABC 2 WMAR Baltimore (video) - Tuesday, December 16, 2014
BALTIMORE - A menorah parade leading to McKeldin Square kicked off the festivities Tuesday night. More than 200 people gathered to enjoy music, dancing, and tasty treats.
The Washington Post - Tuesday, December 16, 2014
BALTIMORE — Gov.-elect Larry Hogan is helping Maryland’s Jewish community celebrate Hanukkah by lighting a 30-foot menorah in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
The Republican leader joins other dignitaries at the event Tuesday night in McKeldin Square.
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