Kosher eats to come to UMD arena

Starting next week, University of Maryland basketball fans can watch hoops while chowing down on kosher eats. Testudo’s Kosher Kitchen, named for the university’s distinctive diamondback terrapin mascot, will make its official debut at Tuesday’s Maryland vs. Georgetown University men’s basketball game. Rabbi Eli Backman, director of UMD Chabad, said the menu is sure to… Read More

Redskins, in absentia, on trial at Temple Shalom

The movement to change the name of the Washington Redskins and other stereotypical Native American sports team mascots is all about the children in the eyes of Tara Zhaabowekwe Houska, a citizen of Couchiching First Nation and a tribal rights attorney. “Imagine being a little kid seeing [the Washington name and logo] everywhere. That’s really… Read More

Potomac brothers bring home Maccabi medals

Brothers Jared and Josh Robinson both brought home medals from this summer’s JCC Maccabi Games. Jared, 16, a junior at Churchill High School, won a bronze medal in basketball while Josh, 13, an 8th grader at Hoover Middle School, earned a silver medal in singles tennis. The boys from Potomac represented the JCC of Greater… Read More

Berlin games meaningful for Potomac athlete

Being in Berlin carried extra meaning for European Maccabi Games athlete Daniel Kuhnreich of Potomac. That’s because this summer the gold medal-winning basketball player was the first family member to set foot in Germany’s capital since his grandfather escaped the Nazis in 1936 and came to the United States. Daniel’s paternal grandfather, George Kuhnreich, participated… Read More

Ravens or Redskins? Picking a team, living between cities

            The NFL season is approaching with the defending Super Bowl XLIX champions, the New England Patriots, hosting the league’s annual kickoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 10. Although Howard County, geographically, lies between Baltimore and Washington D.C., locals seem to favor the Ravens over the Redskins. “Central… Read More