People

Liz Smith and her dog, Koda

You Should Know … Liz Smith

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Liz Smith moved to Baltimore in December of 2019 because she felt it was time for a change in her life and because she...

The JVC way: Ashley Pressman

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By Harry Lichtman Ashley Pressman is the executive director of Jewish Volunteer Connection, the hands-on volunteer connector for the Baltimore Jewish community. “The mission of the...
Tzvi Haber

You Should Know … Tzvi Haber

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In 2010, Tzvi Haber spent his summer as a counselor at Camp Simcha, a program for children with cancer and other illnesses, where each...
Rochel Kaplan

Rochel Kaplan highlights the joy of Judaism

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By Haydee M. Rodriguez If Chabad epitomizes welcoming the stranger, Rebbetzin Rochel Kaplan has been a dedicated ambassador. Kaplan supports and advances educational opportunities that highlight...
Rachel Franklin

You Should Know … Rachel Franklin

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Like most, Rachel Franklin, 25, is looking forward to businesses and attractions opening back up. Unlike most, part of why she wants them to open...

Dialogue across religious communities: Ben Sax

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As the Jewish scholar at The Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies, Beth Am Synagogue member Ben Sax has made it his mission...
Michael Greenebaum

Continuing a family legacy: Michael Greenebaum

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Michael Greenebaum’s great-great-grandfather was on a train headed to Washington, D.C., when he got off a stop too early and wound up in Baltimore....
Tzipora and Nadav Korman

You Should Know … Tzipora Korman

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Pikesville native Tzipora Korman, 22, is a frontline worker, in more ways than one. She is a critical care technician in the Sinai Hospital emergency...
Brian Berele

Playing the kernel of American music: Brian Berele

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By Bob Jacobson Pikesville native Brian Berele, 64, majored in history at William & Mary college in Virginia. Though his passion for history endured,...
Oriana Kelemer

You Should Know … Oriana Kelemer

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Oriana Kelemer began her education at Yeshivat Rambam, a modern Orthodox Jewish day school that used to be located on Park Heights Avenue. When...