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Rabbi Dana Saroken

Rabbi Dana Saroken was called to a job in Judaism

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When she started college, Rabbi Dana Saroken thought she would be a doctor. However, as she navigated through college and beyond, she found out...
Jillian Bar-av

Jillian Bar-av practices herbal medicine

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Growing up, Jillian Bar-av didn’t know being an herbalist could be a profession. That was something she learned in her late 20s. Now 48,...
Don Himelfarb

Don Himelfarb’s chapter of community service

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When Don Himelfarb, 76, retired from his long-term career in the rental car business years ago, he decided it was time for a new...
Harel Turkel

Harel Turkel is Jewish Community Services’ new board president

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Harel Turkel, 40, the new president of Jewish Community Services’ board of directors as of July 1, has a simple message: JCS is here...
Zev Eleff will start a new position as the president of Gratz College in the fall. (Courtesy of Zev Eleff)

Zev Eleff goes from Charm City to Gratz College

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This is not the first time that Rabbi Zev Eleff has been featured in the Baltimore Jewish Times. He made an appearance for his...
Donna Lewis

Donna Lewis draws funny

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Donna Lewis says that deadlines save her life. Repeated, unbending deadlines. The equivalent of two deadlines a day, every day. That’s her commitment for...
Sheldon Caplis

Sheldon Caplis fundraises for the future

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When Sheldon Caplis’ father died in 1964, it was unheard of for African American mourners to come and sit shiva for a local Jewish...
Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg of Beth Am

Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg strives for social justice at Beth Am

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Since taking on his leadership role at Beth Am Synagogue, Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg, 45, has devoted much of his time to social justice...
Meredith Weisel

ADL’s Meredith Weisel addresses antisemitism in the wake of Israel-Hamas conflict

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The Anti-Defamation League has documented a surge in antisemitic incidents this month, triggered by recent fighting between Israel and Hamas. Protesters have waved signs...
Linda G. Katz

Linda G. Katz is ready to lead CHANA’s board

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Linda G. Katz will have a lot to do after she officially becomes the new chair of CHANA on June 16, not the least...