Steve Venick and the biggest mitzvah

Steve Venick (Jewish Cemetery Association of Greater Baltimore) Steve Venick, the president of the Jewish Cemetery Association of Greater Baltimore, first got involved in taking care of Jewish cemeteries at a young age, with the blessing and encouragement of his father. “My father was involved in cemeteries since I was a young child,” Venick said […]

Sol Levinson, Fram Monument Open Arrangement Center in Annapolis

Two venerable Baltimore-based businesses are joining forces to make it easier for Jewish families in Anne Arundel County to honor the memory of their loved ones. Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral home in Pikesville recently opened an Annapolis arrangement center with the Fram Monument Co., one of the state’s largest memorial providers. Now, rather than […]

Honoring Those Who Came BEFORE US

Just weeks ago, the Ohr Knesseth Israel Anshe Sfard Congregation Cemetery looked like a tornado had torn through it. At least 80 stones, possibly as many as 100, had been toppled over by vandals on Erev Yom Kippur (the date appears to be a coincidence). The stones, which date to the early 1900s, lay flat on […]