You Should Know

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...
Elana Rubinstein

You Should Know … Elana Rubinstein

Saralee Siegel is a girl with an incredible sense of smell. That sense of smell takes her on adventures through a Jewish holiday-themed chapter book...
Danielle Baron

You Should Know … Danielle Baron

Danielle Baron, 25, just completed her second week as the Israel engagement associate at the Hillel at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Baron is...
Erica Allen

You Should Know … Erica Allen

Erica Allen, 35, is the curricular chair for middle school Judaics at Krieger Schechter Day School. She grew up in Westchester County, N.Y., where she...
Haley Abramson

You Should Know … Haley Abramson

Haley Abramson has worked on building a bionic eye. She develops devices for spinal cord injuries. One day, she would like to work on...

You Should Know … Daniela Levine

To Daniela Levine, 38, Judaism means everything. Levine’s love of Judaism started back in South Africa, where she was born. At 16, she moved from...
Jasmine Kerbel

You Should Know … Jasmine Kerbel

Jasmine Kerbel, 23, transformed her passion for photography into a career. A photographer based in Baltimore, Kerbel works on weddings, fashion photography and other...
Ashera Austen

You Should Know … Ashera Austen

Ashera Austen, 24, is the only person in her family who was born in the United States. Her parents and siblings are from South...
Benjamin Elgamil

You Should Know … Benjamin Elgamil

Dr. Benjamin Elgamil describes himself as a lifelong learner. In fact, on the website of his podiatry practice, the Foot & Ankle Pain Center...
Mordi Spero

You Should Know … Mordi Spero

As the city coordinator for NCSY, Mordi Spero, 29, has influenced hundreds of teenagers in his six years involved in the Baltimore chapter. Spero has...