Last Word

Profiles of local people ages 40 plus.

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...

Rabbi Laurence Bazer Serving His Country Through Spiritual Guidance

Chaplain (Colonel) Laurence Bazer is a decorated member of the United States Armed Forces and currently serves as deputy director of the National Guard...

Nathan Diament: Policy Leadership and Jewish Advocacy

Nathan Diament has been serving the Jewish community for over 25 years as the executive director of public policy for the Union of Orthodox...

Amy Lummer Working to Strengthen Northern Virginia’s Jewish Community

Amy Lummer has been involved with Jewish life in Northern Virginia for a long time. As a member of Congregation Adat Reyim, Director of...