Last Word

Profiles of local people ages 40 plus.

Celebrating His ‘Bar Mitzvah Year of Volunteerism’ by Investing in Israel with Jason Langsner

This year, Potomac resident and Washington Hebrew Congregation member Jason Langsner is marking the occasion of his self-described “bar mitzvah year of volunteerism” in...

Cultivating a Sense of Jewish Community Through Communications with Niv Elis

Niv Elis wasn’t always aware of the impact and influence of the Jewish Federations of North America, but after studying international relations and working...

Jewish Education and Biblical Fiction with Esther Goldenberg

Esther Goldenberg spent a decade in the education field before she moved to Israel, where she spent several years working on her biblical fiction...

Insights Into Israel-Saudi Relations, Jews on Campus and Israel’s National Library with David Makovsky

David Makovsky, a Silver Spring resident and member of Kemp Mill Synagogue, is the Ziegler Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Koret Project on...

A Passion for Higher Education and Empowering Future Jewish Leaders with Robert Snyder

Robert Snyder initially thought he wanted to work in a for-profit, corporate business space when he was a college student at George Washington University,...

Advocating for Global Jewry at B’nai B’rith International: Daniel S. Mariaschin

B’nai B’rith International has existed for 180 years, providing support for Israel, the elderly and victims of natural disasters, with its efforts expanding across...

A Master of the Written Word: Sarah Hurwitz

Sarah Hurwitz is a master of the written word who worked on several presidential campaigns, including John Kerry’s 2004 campaign and Hillary Clinton’s 2007...

Providing a Formative Jewish Camp Experience with Lisa David

Lisa David has been attached to Camp Harlam, a regional camp located in Kunkletown, Pa., since she first went in 1988. The camp attracts...

Alyza Lewin Advocating for Religious Liberty and Protecting Jewish Civil Rights

Alyza Lewin, a longtime lawyer, is co-founder and partner at Lewin & Lewin, LLP, and president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human...

Dan Helmer: Fighting for Democracy and Fighting Antisemitism

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqY23JqefA0   Public service is in Dan Helmer’s blood. The Fairfax County resident and member of Temple B’nai Shalom in Fairfax Station has represented HD-40 in...