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Experience of a Lifetime – March of the Living 

As time has moved on and our Holocaust survivors are reaching milestone ages, at some point in the near future, they will not be able to partake in this important experience. This fact propelled me to believe “if not now, when.”   When Marley and I […]

Ruth and Jay Lenrow: Fighting Against Antisemitism 

Let’s start at the beginning. Growing up Jewish.   Ruth: I grew up in Upper Montclair, a Northern New Jersey bedroom community of New York City. There were not many Jewish families in our town. When I was in sixth grade and my sister was in […]

Marci Elkins | Jewish Grandparents Network

Marci Elkins is a member of the Jewish Grandparents Network Baltimore, a local program that is managed in partnership with the Jewish Community Center, an agency of The Associated. We sat down with Marci to chat about why she joined this program, and what it […]

Jamie Aaron, Third Generation Holocaust Survivor

Jamie Aaron is the Assistant Director of Towson Hillel. She is also a 3G, the grandchild of a Holocaust survivor. For Jamie Aaron, the experiences of her grandfather and his escape of the Holocaust over 80 years ago through the Kindertransport, still affect her to […]

10 Things to Know About Jody Harburger 

Over the next 40 plus years, he worked in seven different communities. His career spanned from Youth director to Camp director to Campaign director (St. Louis) to Capital Campaign Director (Dallas) to Executive Director for multiple federations. His last posting was in Washington, D.C. as […]

Meet Duke Zimmerman 

His family was in the poster business for four generations, and he is writing a coffee table book about the family and their posters with his daughter Lori Gale.  “My grandfather, Norman I. Shapiro, started a small printing business in his basement with a little […]

Meet Judy Finifter 

She is especially enjoying is participating in the Jewish Grandparents Network-Baltimore, where she sits on the Advisory Committee and attends programs with her granddaughter. A national organization, headed by Lee Hendler, the Jewish Grandparent’s Network was created to recognize the role of grandparents in supporting […]

Meet Bob Manekin 

These were the values that shaped him. And as he built a successful career in real estate, he also became a key figure in the Jewish philanthropic community, giving generously of his time and funds. Now, to cap off his leadership efforts, he is heading […]

Molly Lipman, Mingling at The Myerberg

“Sometimes it’s lonely,” Molly said to us over the phone. And that, she says, is where the The Myerberg steps in. Before we begin the interview in earnest, Molly lets us know that she cannot thank the Myerberg staff enough for all the hard work […]

10 Things to Know About Baltimore Native Neil Sweren

2. But living within walking distance from the Owings Mills JCC was a bonus. “I don’t know if it had anything to do with my parents’ decision to move out to Owings Mills at the time, but it was incredible having the JCC so close. […]