People

Get to know people from the DMV Jewish community through profiles, and sections You Should Know, and Last Word.

You Should Know… Jason Pressberg

Jason Pressberg wasn’t always deeply connected to the Jewish community, but that all changed when he went on a Birthright trip to Israel at...

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...

You Should Know… David Lloyd Olson

David Lloyd Olson has loved the theater since his days treading the boards as a kid at the Alterman Star Theater Camp, part of...

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...

You Should Know… Mona Atkinson

Among Mona Atkinson’s early childhood memories, those at the JCC of Greater Washington, now Bender JCC in Rockville, attending Israeli folk dance sessions with...

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...

You Should Know… Rav Amelia Wolf

Rav Amelia Wolf has spent several months in her new position as the spiritual leader at Congregation Etz Hayim in Arlington, and when she...

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...