You Should Know

Meet local Jews in their 20s and 30s.

You Should Know… Liraz Zohar

Liraz Zohar grew up in a haredi family in Israel. Wanting to experience other ways to live, she came to Washington two years ago...

You Should Know… Sara Evangelista

Sara Evangelista, of Washington, has some thoughts about the Pew Research Center’s new report, “Jewish Americans in 2020,” especially on its findings about interfaith...

You Should Know… Zach Goldberg

Zach Goldberg likes to hang out with Jews wherever he can find him. And at the University of Maryland, the Berman Hebrew Academy graduate...

You Should Know… Jessika Portney

Jessika Portney is on a journey that she says has taken her from “bossy and bubbly little girl” to “confident and engaging woman leader.”...

You Should Know… Sammy Rabinowitz

Sammy Rabinowitz was 4 when he started playing drums. He hasn’t missed a beat since. Now 17, Rabinowitz is studying instrumental music at Duke Ellington...

You Should Know… Joel Griffith

Joel Griffith is a research fellow with The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, but that’s not all he does. Griffith, 40, also works to...

You Should Know… Talia Garber

Talia Garber’s friends call her the human IMDb — the internet movie database. A movie enthusiast, she has been to film school, worked as...

You Should Know… Rachel Finston

Rachel Finston is outraged by anti-Semitism and annoyed by the misrepresentation of Jews in the media and in literature. In response, she created a...

You Should Know… Gabriel Scheinmann (left)

Gabriel Scheinmann is executive director of the Washington-based Alexander Hamilton Society, which operates on 50 college campuses to help students get into the foreign...

You Should Know… Alicia DePaolo

When Alicia DePaolo was younger, she began to look for ways to bring her Jewish and musical identities together. This search led her to...