People

You Should Know … Bailey Pasternak

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Bailey Pasternak has always been connected to Jewish life. The 19-year-old grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, attending day school through eighth grade before deciding...

Working with disabilities to offering inspiration on event planning: Sheri Gelvar

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Ellen Braunstein | Special to JT For 20 years, Sheri Gelvar counseled people with vision and hearing loss, finding it deeply satisfying to help clients...

You Should Know … Courtney Kotlicky

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Courtney Kotlicky has only lived in the Baltimore area for two years, but they were “two Covidian years — that means it feels like...

Getting involved with Kenny Friedman

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If you are a longtime Baltimorean, maybe you belong to the Facebook group “Baltimore Synagogues: Then and Now” and have read Dr. Kenny Friedman’s...

On the record with Phil Jacobs

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Forty years later, Phil Jacobs still remembers the rush he felt when he received the news that he was hired as assistant editor for...

You Should Know … Sherry Benedek

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You can be forgiven for wondering if theater and vocal music instructor Sherry Benedek sings during day-to-day activities in the manner of a Disney...

You Should Know … Yoad Merin

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Yoad Merin, 23, lives full-time in Moishe House Baltimore. Moishe Houses serve as a community hubs across the country for Jewish adults in their...

Training the next generation of nurses with Lisa Rowen

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In recent years, the amount of available nurses has been on the decline. By the end of the 2022, the American Nurses Association says...

You Should Know … Abby Snyder

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After serving as legislative and communications director and then chief of staff for State Senator Cheryl Kagan (D – District 17) over the course...

You Should Know … Matthew Casertano

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Ella Gorodetzky | Special to JT Matthew Casertano, 17, founded Teens Helping Seniors in 2020 with the hope of aiding senior citizens in getting essential...