Although she says most of the details of her 1981 bat mitzvah party are fuzzy, there is one thing that native Baltimorean Jenny Seidman and probably most of her young guests remember clearly. Radio icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Sarah Fleischer of Baltimore’s 98 Rock was her DJ! Seidman became a bat mitzvah at Beth El Congregation, and her party was held at the clubhouse at Cross Keys. Now, Seidman, who grew up in Stevenson, lives in Owings Mills with her husband, Jon Seidman, also a lifelong Baltimorean.
Insider: How did you end up getting Sarah to DJ your bat mitzvah party?
Seidman: My mother was her fifth-grade teacher.
Tell us something about what you have been doing since you were 13?
Let’s see … I graduated Pikesville High School in 1986 and then went to college at University of Hartford in Connecticut.
What was your major?
Mass communications. That major worked well for me because after college I had jobs where communication was a necessary skill.
What are you doing now?
I am senior human resources and wellness associate at The Associated. I have worked there for more than seven years. Prior to my current position, I worked in the marketing department as an account executive.
What’s your favorite part about your position?
It would have to be the people. I’m a real people person.
Where can we find you when you’re not at work?
The JCC is my home away from home. I exercise there. My current favorite class is Sculpt Barre.
I love watching “Scandal” or anything by Shonda Rhimes.