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All that jazz: Mitch Mirkin

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By Bob Jacobson The annals of American jazz are filled with the names of Jewish players, composers, writers and business people. Yet, in the jazz...

Playing matchmaker: Barry Bogage

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When Barry Bogage became the first executive director of the Maryland Israel Development Center, he accepted the task of working toward economic growth and...
Ken Moss

Living in Yiddish: Ken Moss

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On a recent Wednesday afternoon, Ken Moss, 46, watched two of his kids participate in a virtual Yiddish performance, then he hopped onto a...
Avi Meyerstein

Fostering peace in the Middle East: Avi Meyerstein

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By Lisa Woolfson Within the more than 5,000 pages of the budget bill was a few pages establishing an international fund for Israeli-Palestinian peace, with...
Maryrita Wieners

Keeping faith: Maryrita Wieners

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By Tony Glaros Growing up in the Philadelphia of the 1960s, where it wasn’t uncommon to find as many as five Catholic churches within a...

Making history: Marvin Pinkert

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A changing of the guard is underway at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, as the current executive director, Marvin Pinkert, is retiring. A resident of...
Barak Hermann

Welcoming everyone to the JCC: Barak Hermann

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About 28 years ago, Barak Hermann graduated college with an associate’s degree in hotel marketing and a bachelor’s in social science with a minor...

Making the system work: Del. Sandy Rosenberg

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12/2/20: Update: The Maryland Stadium Authority will award a contract for the planning and design of a new racing facility at Pimlico in January.​   Del....
Shirah Wealcatch

With modesty and style: Shirah Wealcatch

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“Rent the Dress, Own the Night” is the tagline for Liylah, an in-store and online rental boutique for modest evening gowns in Pikesville’s Greenspring...
Jennie Schwartz

Ante up for the IDF: Jennie Schwartz

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By Justin Regan Jennie Schwartz, 53, is an OB-GYN from Reisterstown who’s been playing cards all her life. From family game nights as a kid,...