Dean Malissa as George Washington

Dean Malissa wanted to be an actor. He ended up as George Washington

By Jarrad Saffren George Washington’s legacy is quite literally the United States of America. So when Daniel Shippey became the nation’s foremost Washington impersonator at Mount...
Some of Nehemiah Persoff's roles

Character actor Nehemiah Persoff looks back at 102 years

By Tom Tugend When actor, painter and writer Nehemiah Persoff, at times dubbed “the last survivor of Hollywood’s golden age,” was a 3 year old...
Torrey and Mallory Tarschis

Bridal store sees new owners in young couple

By Lindsay VanAsdalan When Betsy Robinson started working for her husband’s family in Anne Arundel County, she was just a 26 year old who had...
Samuel Ansel surrounded by family

100-year-old WWII veteran reflects on his life

Just before 8 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes descended on a U.S. naval base near Honolulu, destroying or damaging...
hand handing a heart to another hand

Legacy giving ensures support for years to come

What kind of world do you want to leave for your children, and your children’s children? That is a question often asked by potential donors...
a child's shoes surrounded by question marks

Choosing a school for your child

By Amian Kelemer Around the year 65 C.E., Yehoshua Ben Gamla noted that fathers teaching their children at home produced inconsistent results, and he began...
Krieger Schechter Day School students

Schools consider protocols as COVID-19 cases rise among children

With the rise of COVID-19 cases in Maryland, particularly among children, schools are reassessing their protocols for the start of the new school year. The...
hands holding each other

What the pandemic can teach us about loneliness

By Bob Roth During the pandemic, we have collectively increased awareness of what the experts in their fields had on their radar all along. The...
From left: Kappa Guild members Wilma Samuelson, Sheila Mentz and Miriam Stern

Kappa Guild is built on lasting friendships

While social distancing has tested many relationships, the members of Kappa Guild have had many occasions to build and maintain their friendships while staying...
Neal Bendesky running

‘Never too late’: Athlete promoter goes on weight-loss journey

By Shannon Levitt By the time Neal Bendesky had his bar mitzvah, he knew that as much as he loved sports, he was better suited...