You Should Know

Alison Kowitz Kaplan

You Should Know … Alison Kowitz Kaplan

Alison Kowitz Kaplan sold insurance until she realized she could make a living from her own kitchen. Now known as Mom the Baker on...
Lindsay Gaister Montague

You Should Know … Lindsay Gaister Montague

Lindsay Gaister Montague encourages people to celebrate Judaism in whatever way is meaningful for them. At Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregation, she helps people of...
Dara Hoffman

You Should Know … Dara Hoffman

One of Dara Hoffman’s favorite pieces of art to make is her “Different Not Less” piece. Using nails and strings, she creates a heart...
Julie Mazer

You Should Know … Julie Mazer

Julie Mazer knows a lot of people in the community. Whether from her days growing up at Temple Oheb Shalom and Har Sinai Congregation...
Allison Friedman

You Should Know … Allison Friedman

As a graduate of Krieger Schechter Day School who had her bat mitzvah at Chizuk Amuno Congregation, Allison Friedman is returning to her roots...
Jennifer Rotner

You Should Know … Jennifer Rotner

In August, Elite Creative made the list of Inc. magazine’s 5000 fastest-growing companies for the first time. It’s just the latest accomplishment for Jennifer...
Jeremy Costin

You Should Know … Jeremy Costin

Jeremy Costin, 22, wants to make the world a better place. That’s why he’s interested in global health economics, and why he’s pursuing a master’s...
Sarah Machlis

You Should Know … Sarah Machlis

At IMPACT, The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore’s young adult division, Sarah Machlis is involved in fundraising efforts and in programming for young professionals. Machlis,...
Bekah Waltemeyer

You Should Know … Bekah Waltemeyer

Bekah Waltemeyer, 26, is the development associate at Beth El Congregation of Baltimore. She grew up in the Baltimore area, mostly attending Beth Am. She...
Chana Kaplan and Rabbi Yaakov Kaplan

You Should Know … Chana Kaplan

Chana Kaplan has only ever run a Chabad house during a pandemic. She and her husband, Rabbi Yaakov Kaplan, opened the Chabad of South Baltimore...