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...
Tikvah Womack and family

You Should Know … Tikvah Womack

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

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

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

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...

You Should Know … Jessica Fink

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

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

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...