Courtney and Ezra Hercenberg moved from Baltimore’s Fells Point neighborhood to Pikesville last year specifically to become part of the BT school and shul community.
“We have met a lot of great people since moving here and are very happy we made the decision to move—even though we did enjoy living down in the city,” says Courtney. The move provided their 2 year-old son, Ethan, who attended BT PreSchool’s 2’s program last fall and the BT camp this summer, with many more playdate opportunities and kid-friendly activities. “We wanted more of a Jewish community than we had downtown,” she adds.
“BT is a nice community—even with a big congregation, it has a personal feel to it,” Courtney shares. “Within 12 hours of giving birth to Kira, I had a message from two of BT’s rabbis as well as [BT School Director of Education] Dr. Schorr, all congratulating us on Kira’s birth.”
The Hercenbergs were also touched by the many BT shul and staff members who delivered meals and presents to their family in the weeks preceding Kira’s birth. “It felt very nice to be welcomed into this community in such a way, and is something that I think would be hard to find in other communities.”