Last Word

Profiles of local people ages 40 plus.

Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff: Impacting Others Through Military Service and Chaplaincy

Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff is a retired, decorated chaplain for the United States Navy, providing guidance to service members for 25 years after his own...

Aviva Kempner: Award-Winning Filmmaker and Film Producer

Aviva Kempner credits her career as a District-based, award-winning filmmaker and film producer to failing the D.C. bar exam. “I always thanked the D.C....

Jody Rabhan: A Champion of Women’s and Social Justice Advocacy

Jody Rabhan has been serving women, children and families through a Jewish lens since 1994, when she first got a job with the National...

Miriam Szubin: Connecting Children and Families at EDCJCC

With a passion for education and Jewish communal involvement, Miriam Szubin has dedicated herself to positively impacting others and helping individuals and families connect...

Alan Ronkin Marking Ten Years as Regional Director of the AJC

Alan Ronkin has been serving the Jewish community for over 30 years, most recently as Regional Director for the American Jewish Committee (AJC), a...

Mastering Interfaith Advocacy and Creative Arts

Symi Rom-Rymer, a member of Adas Israel Congregation in Washington D.C., has spent a large chunk of her professional career working for interfaith and...
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Matchmaking Rabbi Tamara Miller: Building Jewish Families One Adam and Eve at a Time

Occasionally, Rabbi Tamara Miller jokes that she could be the perfect one-stop shop for finding a partner and getting married. Miller has a dual...

94-Year-Old Artist Talks Painting, Teaching and Jewish Identity

At 94 years old, Lillian Klein Abensohn is still just as busy as ever. Abensohn has been a prominent Jewish figure for decades, teaching...

A Natural Photographer and JNF volunteer, Chet Stein

When the pandemic started, Chet Stein was on a ship in Antarctica. Stein, who lives in Bethesda, travels frequently for both business and pleasure. He...

Jewish Values, Jewish Education and Spiritual Growth with Rabbi Fabian Werbin

Rabbi Fabián Werbin was installed recently as rabbi of Kol Shalom in Rockville. Born in Buenos Aires, Werbin, 50, previously served as associate rabbi...