You Should Know

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You Should Know…Jillian Manko

When she reflects on her success as a young leader, Jillian Manko, 30, attributes the influence her grandparents have had on her above all...
Noam Bentov

You Should Know…Noam Bentov

As the sun shines brighter but vacations are less feasible, Noam Bentov, 40, dreams of the beaches of Tel Aviv. A native of Herzliya, Israel,...

You Should Know…Sydney Bennett Hill

Sydney Bennett Hill, 35, has one of the most draining jobs in Baltimore. He lives in Calvert County but works in Baltimore for American...

You Should Know…Aliza Silverman

Aliza Silverman, 22, cannot wait to get back to mothering her students at UMBC Hillel as the engagement associate. Hailing from New Jersey, where she’s...
Yosef Webb-Chen by Beth Douthirt-Cohen

You Should Know…Yosef Webb-Cohen

Yosef Webb-Cohen has a lot to teach you about racial and religious dynamics. Webb-Cohen, 43, was born in North Carolina but raised in Sacramento, California....
Na'ava Velkoff by Alexander Tyson

You Should Know…Na’ava Velkoff

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...
Schellemberg by Curtis Dahl

You Should Know…Rivka Schellemberg

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

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

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

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,...