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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...
Mandy Diamond

Mandy Diamond creates a balanced work culture

By Lindsay VanAsdalan Mandy Diamond challenges the idea of what it means to be productive in a fast-paced work culture. Diamond, 41, is the founder and...
Steve Venick

Steve Venick and the biggest mitzvah

Steve Venick, the president of the Jewish Cemetery Association of Greater Baltimore, first got involved in taking care of Jewish cemeteries at a young...
Hana Bor

Hana Bor educates future Jewish leaders

Hana Bor’s dissertation for her Ph.D. in Jewish studies focused on the relationship between Israel and the United States. For Bor, who grew up in...
David Warschawski

David Warschawski leads his marketing communications agency

When David Warschawski, founder and CEO of Warschawski, a national boutique marketing communications agency, began working to establish his new company, he knew he...
Karen Falk

Karen Falk tells the story of Columbia Jewry

By Rudy Malcom Karen Falk conducts interviews, collects photographs and finds ephemera, or written and printed items like letters and newspaper clippings that were originally...