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Na'ava Velkoff by Alexander Tyson

You Should Know…Na’ava Velkoff

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Nevena “Na’ava” Tsahàla Velkoff, 24, is “proudly Jewish, trans, and queer, and I wouldn’t want it any other way." Originally from Alexandria, Virginia, Velkoff is...
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You Should Know…Rivka Schellemberg

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Nursing students have a heavy workload, as any college student trying to organize a night out with her friends can tell you. Just imagine,...

You Should Know…Tracey Pyser

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Transitioning to a new job is a rocky time for anyone. But for Tracey Pyser, 24, her first month was met with a complete...
Toni Vurgaftman

You Should Know … Toni Vurgaftman

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Toni Vurgaftman, 23, is the vibrant lead teacher in the older toddler classroom at the Bais Yaakov Early Learning Center. She was recently awarded...

You Should Know… Blake Piesto

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If you’re looking to get in shape, you should meet Blake Piesto. As the member services engagement coordinator at the JCC of Greater Baltimore, Piesto,...

You Should Know … Rabbi Chai Posner

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Beth Tfiloh Congregation is getting by with a little help from its friends, and that includes Rabbi Chai Posner, 37. Posner has served as associate...
Dalya Attar

You Should Know … Dalya Attar

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Being a Sephardic Orthodox Jew isn’t the only thing that separates Dalya Attar from her peers in politics. She has also rappelled down a...

You Should Know… Michael Fox

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Michael S. Fox, 38, is the type of father who is glued to his community and actively fosters its values with his children. Born and...

You Should Know… Rianna Lloyd

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Rianna Lloyd, 25, isn’t the type to sit back and apathetically watch life go by. As the Baltimore community organizer of Jews United for...
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You Should Know… Lucas Shapiro

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When you need a shoulder to lean on, Lucas Shapiro is your guy. As a University of Maryland student, Shapiro, 22, originally studied medical theology...