People

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...
Tikvah Womack and family

You Should Know … Tikvah Womack

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When asked what drew her to Judaism, Tikvah Womack ruminates. Was it when she attended synagogue with a friend when she was 6 years old?...
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...
Rabbi Mordechai Bennett

You Should Know … Rabbi Mordechai Bennett

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Middle school is a unique time in a child’s development. It’s when children start to become more emotionally and socially aware and begin to...
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...

You Should Know … Jessica Fink

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Jessica Fink, 37, has a bachelor’s in elementary education from the University of Florida in Gainesville, a master’s in elementary education from the University...

You Should Know … Gabrielle Elkaim

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Gabrielle Elkaim, 37, grew up in Zimbabwe, a country of fewer than 1,000 Jews. She moved to the United States for college and, about a...
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...