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Nancy Kutler

Nancy Kutler leads the Jewish museum board of trustees

Update 5/17/22: The article's headline has been updated to better reflect the content of the story. While the pandemic ground entire industries to a standstill...
Cantor Randy Herman

Cantor Randy Herman connects with the almighty

While some might expect a seasoned, experienced member of the clergy to eventually stop viewing their position with the same luster and energy they...
Dr. Dana Silver

Dr. Dana Silver heals Baltimore’s children

When asked about her favorite memories or experiences in her medical career, Dr. Dana Silver, a pediatrician, pointed to how she is able to...
(Courtesy of Julia Fleischaker)

Julia Fleischaker shares her love of reading

One of the aspects of Baltimore that drew Julia Fleischaker, owner of the Greedy Reads bookstore, to move here after two decades of the...

David Lavine is behind the lens

For David Lavine, 76, photography is not just about conveying emotions beyond a photograph. Rather, he shared, the process of taking a photograph entails...
Marcia Bornfriend

Marcia Bornfriend is a local leader, teacher and artist

Whether through her leadership of The Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations of Maryland or carrying on her mother’s legacy to bring art to Jewish...
Sheila Mentz

Sheila Mentz cares for kids

When the pandemic forced the members of Kappa Guild into extended seclusion, their president, Sheila Scheinin Mentz, found a way to brighten their days...
Ezra Buchdahl and Carmen the yellow lab

Ezra Buchdahl has a family history of tikkun olam

Ezra Buchdahl received the 2022 Alumni of the Year Award from his alma mater, the University of Maryland School of Social Work, earlier this...
Neil Rubin

Neil Rubin on his journey from JT editor to Beth Tfiloh educator

From sit-downs with the son-in-law of Louis Farrakhan to providing wall-to-wall coverage on the death of Yitzhak Rabin, Neil Rubin saw and reported on...
Daniel Blum

Daniel Blum leads Sinai Hospital through the pandemic

There may be no pursuit more noble than the practice of medicine, said Daniel Blum, 55. Blum is president of both Sinai Hospital and Grace...