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Tikvah Womack and family

You Should Know … Tikvah Womack

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When asked what drew her to Judaism, Tikvah Womack ruminates. Was it when she attended synagogue with a friend when she was 6 years old?...
Rabbi Mordechai Bennett

You Should Know … Rabbi Mordechai Bennett

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Middle school is a unique time in a child’s development. It’s when children start to become more emotionally and socially aware and begin to...

You Should Know … Gabrielle Elkaim

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Gabrielle Elkaim, 37, grew up in Zimbabwe, a country of fewer than 1,000 Jews. She moved to the United States for college and, about a...
Lisa Bonos

You Should Know … Lisa Bonos

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By Eric Schucht Lisa Bonos thinks of herself as a nosy person, which can be useful as a journalist. The 38-year-old native of Santa Rosa,...
Thia Steinhardt in Lithuania

You Should Know … Thia Steinhardt

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Last winter, Thia Steinhardt went on a journey through her family history. Steinhardt, 26, traveled with some friends on a week-long visit to Lithuania and...
Elliot Bromberg

You Should Know … Elliot Bromberg

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By Lisa Woolfson By night, Elliot Bromberg is a stand-up comedian. The 23-year-old University of Maryland graduate co-hosts the weekly Zoom comedy show “Witty Wednesday.”...
Stacy Jarvis

You Should Know … Stacy Jarvis

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Stacy Jarvis says she took somewhat of a strange route into Israel education. Originally from Philadelphia, she attended Penn State, where she attained her bachelor’s,...
Alexandra Rodriguez

You Should Know … Alexandra Rodriguez

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A Latina Jew, Alexandra Rodriguez is excited about getting involved in Baltimore’s Jews of color community. Rodriguez, 33, grew up in El Paso, Texas, and...
Tyler Vile

You Should Know … Tyler Vile

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Tyler Vile, 27, is a published author of Jewish stories. It’s important to her to include women, LGBTQ characters and characters with disabilities in her...
Co-organizer Harriette Wimms (courtesy)

Healing a community’s psyche: Harriette Wimms

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Oct. 22 update: This article has been updated to correct multiple errors, including about Harriette Wimms' education and career history. “If not now, when?” asks...