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Being a Grandparent: There’s Nothing Better!

Time together I spend a fair amount of time with my grandkids since they and my two children live here in Pikesville, within walking distance to me and my wife, Annie. With the advantage of proximity, Annie and I have worked, individually and together, to foster close relationships with […]

Baltimore Reads: Best Books for Summer 

The lazy days of summer are upon us. As our life slows down, and we spend time at the beach, by the pool or near the lake, there is nothing like a great book to help us escape.  We asked local Baltimoreans what they recommended […]

Maureen David: Librarian, Attorney, Baker Extraordinaire

When things opened up, she found herself spending more time with her three daughters and three grandchildren (two were born during the pandemic). She volunteered extensively, often incorporating her passion for learning, books and libraries.  She became President of the Baltimore County Board of Library […]

The Next Chapter

As found in Shalom Baltimore Magazine. Now, for Kahn, travel was off the table. Socializing became difficult. Yet with all those hours freed up, this gregarious and active woman had to find ways to fill her days. Her daughter, Lisa Kahn Budlow, encouraged her to […]

Meet Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation’s Jamie Caplis 

I understand your parents in some ways were trailblazers in the 1960s.  Yes. When I was a child, my mother was asked to become president of the Baltimore Music Club, an organization that brought music into public schools and gave scholarships to young, up and […]

Putting A Face on Mental Health: Three Community Stories

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health is both significant and unknown. That’s why Jewish Community Services (JCS) bolstered their already wide range of services, including counseling and therapy. Three brave community members reflect on how they came to tackle their mental health […]

Nancy Kutler: Still Hard at Work

First job post-graduate school? “I graduated in 1984 and started my career at The Associated where I retired from in 2016. For half of my time at The Associated I worked in community planning and allocations and the other half was spent in a newly […]

Selected Resources for Promoting Tolerance

According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, elementary school can be “an ideal place to begin discussing the value of diversity and the danger of bias and prejudice. These critical themes can be addressed through local and national historical events and can be reinforced […]

Meet Mindy and Talya

Q: What is special/unique about IWP?  Mindy: It is a group of dynamic, inspiring, empowering like-minded moms who experience a unique spiritual yet personal, journey together.  The outcome of this experience and the impact this collective group then has on the broader community is immeasurable. […]

Planning for Good – A (Retired) Financial Advisor’s Perspective on Wealth Planning, Family Succession and Charitable Giving

If there is one thing I learned in my years of working with families on their financial plans, it is that no two families are alike, and no two plans can ever really be alike.  I always approached my role as the “quarterback” or “CFO” […]


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