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All that jazz: Mitch Mirkin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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,...