Over the past year, Baltimore’s Jewish community grappled with the closing of a favorite local market and other high-profile losses, as well as some happy events, wonderful achievements and reasons to celebrate.
The following were the 10 most-read stories on jmoreliving.com from January to December of 2019.
10. Chef Dan’s Café to Open at Park Heights JCC
A new cafe vendor arrives at the Park Heights JCC, operated by Dan and Shira Neuman.
9. Taking a Peek Inside The Pikes
Get an inside look at the reopened Pikes Theater nd its amenities.
8. Chizuk Amuno Rabbi Emeritus Joel Zaiman Dies at 81
Rabbi Emeritus Joel H. Zaiman, who led Chizuk Amuno Congregation in Pikesville from 1980-2003, passed away on July 31.
7. Oheb Shalom, Rabbi Steven Fink Resolve Dispute
The Pikesville temple and its former spiritual leader announce they have reached a settlement in their bitter case.
6. Andrew Klein, Harford Co. Businessman, Killed in Car Crash
Andrew “Andy” Phillip Klein, president of Klein’s ShopRite of Maryland and a respected philanthropist and civic leader, was killed in a multi-vehicle accident in Harford County on March 11.
5. Q&A with Former Gourmet Again Owner Andy Hoffman
Andy Hoffman, owner of the now-defunct Gourmet Again in Pikesville, closed the independent food specialty store on May 28.
4. Looking for Love and Searching for Second Chances
Great love doesn’t only exist within the realm of gothic romance stories. That’s apparent when you meet Northwest Baltimore residents David Schimmel and Jill Rombro Marenberg.
3. Ariella Stein Remembered for her Compassion, Indomitable Spirit
Ariella Stein was only 11 when she died on May 9 after battling Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare but aggressive form of bone cancer, for more than two years.
2. Mary Bubala’s Blunder Shouldn’t Have Resulted in Firing
Michael Oleskser writes that WJZ-TV anchor Mary Bubala made a mistake, but she shouldn’t have been fired.
1. Gourmet Again Closes its Doors
A Pikesville fixture, Gourmet Again officially closed its doors on May 28, 2019.
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