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Amian Kelemer with her family in Israel

Amian Kelemer fosters Jewish education

For nearly 30 years, Amian Kelemer has worked to promote Jewish education in Baltimore. Kelemer, 53, is the CEO of the Macks Center for Jewish...
Robyn Hughes

Robyn Hughes makes the world more accessible

By Bob Jacobson Growing up in rural Carroll County in the 1970s and ‘80s, Robyn Hughes had few Jewish peers but encountered many Jewish professionals...
Lee Sherman

Lee Sherman goes from student to executive director

When asked about his proudest accomplishments as the executive director of Chizuk Amuno Congregation and Schools, Lee Sherman pointed to how the synagogue has...
Elissa Ness

Elissa Ness funds a community

When Elissa Ness first learned that she would be receiving The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore’s Carole Sibel Outstanding Fundraising Achievement Award, she couldn’t...
From left: Bill Fox, Myra Fox and FIDF CEO Steven Weil at the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces 2021 Baltimore Chapter Gala

William Fox shows no sign of slowing down

When asked what his proudest accomplishment has been, William Z. Fox, 79, said that, aside from family, it’s how a young Jewish kid from...
Ian Rashkin

Ian Rashkin makes music

By Bob Jacobson As a musician, Ian Rashkin draws on a diverse palette of genres. When he lived in California, he played Cuban and Puerto...
Kelly Meltzer

Kelly Meltzer supports healers

Though she was raised Catholic in Potomac, Kelly Meltzer, the director of Central Services at LifeBridge Health, has since become a proud member of...
Gene Drubetskoy

Gene Drubetskoy’s journey for the American dream

When Gene Drubetskoy was 8 years old, his parents told him they were moving from the Ukrainian city of Kyiv to the local village...
Allen Abend

Allen Abend documents Baltimore’s art history

By Bob Jacobson Allen Abend’s passion for art and art history has led him to start his own business and to writing several books. A retired...
Sandie Nagel

Sandie Nagel feeds hungry families

In December of 2014, Sandie Nagel was delivering hats, gloves and scarves to children at Baltimore’s Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School, when she asked a...