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Elliott Goldberg with his son

You Should Know … Elliott Goldberg

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Having a child has given Elliott Goldberg a new perspective on Judaism. Goldberg, 30, grew up in Annapolis and, despite the commute, attended Beth Tfiloh...
Jason Blavatt

Jason Blavatt, 2022 Annual Campaign development chair, invests in the effort

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Reisterstown resident Jason Blavatt is The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore’s development chair for the 2022 Annual Campaign, but he’s been involved with The...

Translating tale of commando raid: Yonah Jeremy Bob

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A gripping tale of intelligence gathering and gun running, culminating in a high-stakes Israeli commando raid on the high seas, has come to a...
Liz Smith and her dog, Koda

You Should Know … Liz Smith

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Liz Smith moved to Baltimore in December of 2019 because she felt it was time for a change in her life and because she...

The JVC way: Ashley Pressman

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By Harry Lichtman Ashley Pressman is the executive director of Jewish Volunteer Connection, the hands-on volunteer connector for the Baltimore Jewish community. “The mission of the...
Tzvi Haber

You Should Know … Tzvi Haber

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In 2010, Tzvi Haber spent his summer as a counselor at Camp Simcha, a program for children with cancer and other illnesses, where each...
Rochel Kaplan

Rochel Kaplan highlights the joy of Judaism

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By Haydee M. Rodriguez If Chabad epitomizes welcoming the stranger, Rebbetzin Rochel Kaplan has been a dedicated ambassador. Kaplan supports and advances educational opportunities that highlight...
Rachel Franklin

You Should Know … Rachel Franklin

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Like most, Rachel Franklin, 25, is looking forward to businesses and attractions opening back up. Unlike most, part of why she wants them to open...

Dialogue across religious communities: Ben Sax

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As the Jewish scholar at The Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies, Beth Am Synagogue member Ben Sax has made it his mission...
Michael Greenebaum

Continuing a family legacy: Michael Greenebaum

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Michael Greenebaum’s great-great-grandfather was on a train headed to Washington, D.C., when he got off a stop too early and wound up in Baltimore....