Ruth Westheimer

Baltimore B'nai B'rith lodge turns 100

Baltimore B'nai B'rith lodge turns 100

Speaking before dozens of Jewish community members Sunday at the 100th anniversary of a Jewish lodge, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz related recent events in Baltimore and South Carolina to those the ancestors of lodge members faced.

"The confederate flag is to African-Americans as the swastika flag is to us," he told the group gathered to recognize the Menorah Lodge of B'nai B'rith.

Kamenetz, who said he had been associated with the Lodge for 25 years, has been trying to change the name of Robert E. Lee Park in Baltimore County to Lake...