You Should Know

Lisa and Brian Jolles (David Stuck)

The Last Word: Brian and Lisa Jolles promote health and wellness for 33 years

“There have been three moments in life where I am sure God intervened,” Brian Jolles, 61, said with absolute certainty. The first was when he...
Gil Plaks (courtesy)

You Should Know…Gil Plaks

Gil Plaks, 28, says Judaism to him means family. Plaks was raised in Reisterstown by his parents, who were immigrants from the former Soviet Union....
Howard Libit (courtesy)

The Last Word: Howard Libit goes from interviewer to interviewee

As a liaison between Baltimore’s Jewish community and the government, Howard Libit, Baltimore Jewish Council executive director, gets to see a diverse array of...
Taylor saval (selfie)

You Should Know…. Taylor Saval

Last year, straight out of esthetician school, Taylor Saval landed a job at Elements of Style in Eldersberg. Once the pandemic erupted, spas had...
Courtesy of Stephen Knable

You Should Know…Stephen Knable

Stephen Knable, 39, of Pikesville, has spent every holiday of his life at Chizuk Amuno Congregation. Knable is the Mid-Atlantic regional political director for AIPAC....
(courtesy of mckenna bates)

You Should Know…McKenna Bates

Towson University Hillel’s newest Israel engagement associate, McKenna Bates, is also a Girl Scout. Bates lives in Severn, and though she moved a lot as...
Esther Rosenfeld

You Should Know…Esther Rosenfeld

Queen Esther from the Torah inspired local Esther Rosenfeld to be a queen in her own right. “Everyone wants to be a princess, but what...
Justin Regan (Courtesy of Regan)

You Should Know…Justin Regan

Pretty much all Justin Regan knew of Maryland before he moved here was the concept of “Maryland kosher,” where some Jews make an exception...
Malli Godwin of Boris & Company/Curious Photography

You Should Know…Jessica Gorsky Halle

If Jessica Gorsky Halle could change one thing about Baltimore, she would make the harbor clean enough to swim in. Gorsky Halle, 32, is an...
David Speer (by Philip Weber)

You Should Know… David Speer

David Speer, 33, is eager to get to know his new neighbors. He and his wife Diana are moving to Homeland Aug. 3. Though...