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Smadar Livne

Smadar Livne is ready to be in person in 5782

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By Adam Reinherz After nearly a year and a half of being surrounded primarily by canvas and paint, Smadar Livne is excited to be back...
Chana Kaplan and Rabbi Yaakov Kaplan

You Should Know … Chana Kaplan

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Chana Kaplan has only ever run a Chabad house during a pandemic. She and her husband, Rabbi Yaakov Kaplan, opened the Chabad of South Baltimore...

Eddie Applefeld is a voice for Baltimore

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By Harry Lichtman Eddie Applefeld is the promotions director for WCBM and Q1370 Radio in Baltimore, and he has been working in local media since...
Elana Rubinstein

You Should Know … Elana Rubinstein

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Saralee Siegel is a girl with an incredible sense of smell. That sense of smell takes her on adventures through a Jewish holiday-themed chapter book...
Danielle Baron

You Should Know … Danielle Baron

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Danielle Baron, 25, just completed her second week as the Israel engagement associate at the Hillel at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Baron is...

Amy Pollokoff keeps her grandmother’s Rosh Hashanah tradition alive

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Though Amy Pollokoff’s grandmother, Bess Fedder, had Alzheimer’s disease, she was able to remember enough to pass down a family tradition. For more than 30...
Steve Wasserman

Steve Wasserman is a newly minted Pikesville author

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When Steve Wasserman, 69, began writing his first book, “Barriers: A Novel” 10 years ago, the Pikesville-based author was not planning to publish it....
Matthew Lipsky

Matthew Lipsky expands Towson Hillel

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As the current chairman of the board of Towson University Hillel, Matthew Lipsky understands the role the organization can play in the life of...
Erica Allen

You Should Know … Erica Allen

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Erica Allen, 35, is the curricular chair for middle school Judaics at Krieger Schechter Day School. She grew up in Westchester County, N.Y., where she...
Lynne B. Kahn

Lynne Kahn feeds a community

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Food insecure children who rely on free breakfast and lunch at school may view the weekend as a time when there’s not enough food...