Here’s a look back at Jmore’s cover stories of 2020, from our annual “Love Issue” to a salute to heroes of the pandemic, perspectives on social justice, local innovations in health care and more.
February / March 2020
In this year’s “Love Issue,” we offered five examples of people who have a love, zeal and passion for a few of their favorite things.
- Liz Schuman: Critter Crazy
- Carol Sorgen: I’ll Always Have Paris
- Linda L. Esterson: Bleeding Purple
- Steve Liebowitz: Loving the Stars in My Eyes
- Barbara Katz is Scarfing It Up
Our annual “Home & Garden Issue” featured stunning images of a dream house in northern Baltimore County as well as of the Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens.
June / July 2020
Jmore proudly recognized the health care heroes among us. Hundreds of members of our community are on the frontlines, researching treatments and vaccine possibilities, caring for the critically ill and providing strength to those struggling with this horrific virus. Here are some of their stories.
- Giving Comfort and Support
- ‘A Level of Disbelief’
- Taking Extra Precautions
- ‘Fighting a War Every Shift’
- A Veteran of the Virus Wars
- Stepping Up
Jmore asked four local writers and thinkers to share their views on the seismic shifts taking place today in American society regarding race, equality, the Black Lives Matter movement and social justice issues.
- Rain Pryor Vane: Desert of Confusion
- Del. Dana M. Stein: Speak Up and Act
- Gail Lipsitz: Take a Selfie
- Will Schwarz: Seismic Changes in our World
Despite the closures and restrictions, Charm City’s arts and cultural community has not ceased or curtailed the magic of creating.
- The Gordon Center’s Virtual Reality
- For Baltimore Museum of Art, A Vision Deferred
- At Baltimore Center Stage, The Show Must Go On
- Creative Alliance’s Quick Change Artists
- Events Guide, Virtual and Otherwise
For our “Innovation in Health Care” issue, Jmore offered a salute to the scientific and medical trailblazers.
- Mobilizing the Troops: University of Maryland Research Teams Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic
- Hopkins Seeks Area Volunteers for Antibody Trials for COVID-19
- Peace of Mind: Sheppard Pratt’s Virtual Walk-in Clinic Offers Accessible Mental Health Services
Jmore’s annual “Food Issue” chronicled what restaurateurs, caterers and others are doing to survive during the pandemic.
The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore’s Marc B. Terrill talked with Jmore about the state of the federation and rising to meet the COVID challenge during its 100th year.