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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,...
Jonathan Palevsky

Curator of a music museum: Jonathan Palevsky

Jonathan Palevsky, interim general manager at WBJC 91.5, is honored to give Baltimore’s its own local classical music station. Palevsky, 60, grew up in Montreal,...
Michalah Hoffman

Working around limitations: Michalah Hoffman

Michalah Hoffman, community social worker for the Jewish Federation of Howard County, provides support to struggling, isolated residents of the Howard County’s Jewish community. Some...
Robin Belsky and Neil Kwatinetz

Working woman: Robin Belsky

Robin Belsky, 53, is a consultant in the pharmaceutical and medical industry, a global market researcher and CHANA volunteer. She is originally from Pikesville. She...
Co-organizer Harriette Wimms (courtesy)

Healing a community’s psyche: Harriette Wimms

Oct. 22 update: This article has been updated to correct multiple errors, including about Harriette Wimms' education and career history. “If not now, when?” asks...

Law and order, Baltimore edition: Arie Michelsohn 

Arie Michelsohn, 58, a prudent lawyer, has travelled to foreign countries and is on a journey of Jewish self-discovery. Michelsohn, who now lives in Mt....

Businesswoman with an eye on the green: Jacquie Cohen Roth

Cannabis used to connote hippies, the ‘60s, and the word “dude” itself. But these days, what used to be a laughing matter is a...
Mark Gross interview Barbara Eden from “I Dream of Jeannie.” Courtesy of Gross

The Last Word: Mark Gross is the fan with all the backstage passes

Movies can be a popular diversion from loneliness during the holiday season. We can escape our living rooms to ancient China in the new...
Howard Libit (courtesy)

The Last Word: Howard Libit goes from interviewer to interviewee

As a liaison between Baltimore’s Jewish community and the government, Howard Libit, Baltimore Jewish Council executive director, gets to see a diverse array of...