Around Town | Dec. 16, 2020

Josh Stevens

Josh Stevens appointed head of FIDF DC chapter

Josh Stevens has been appointed the interim director of the FIDF Washington, D.C., chapter. The appointment follows the creation of the organization’s Eastern Region,...

Stella and Samy Ymar honored by Amit

Stella and Samy Ymar, of Rockville, were honored by AMIT on Nov. 22 for their strong commitment to AMIT Children. “When I was 12 years...
Michael Feinstein

Michael Feinstein to lead Shalom Learning

Michael Feinstein has been tapped as chief executive officer of the Rockville-based Jewish ed-tech nonprofit ShalomLearning. He will join the company on Dec. 1. Feinstein...
Shy Ashkenazi and Sherry Fox

Ashkenazi, Fox join Israel ed. cohort

Washington Jewish communal professionals Shy Ashkenazi and Sherry Fox have been accepted in Cohort 3 of The iCenter and The George Washington University’s Graduate...
Seth Baron

Seth Baron to lead new FIDF region

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces has merged its Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions into a “mega-region” called Eastern Region, according to the nonprofit. The...
Catalina Talero

Catalina Talero to head women’s foundation

Catalina Talero has become foundation director of the Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation. She previously served as the director of individual giving at the Fund...
Zoe Wertlieb

Zoe Wertlieb named Feminism Fellow

Zoe Wertlieb, a junior at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, was awarded a Kol Koleinu Jewish Feminism Fellowship from the...

David Schwartz ordained

Silver Spring native David Schwartz, of Riverdale, N.Y., is being ordained as a rabbi at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. After working for 20 years as an...

Epstein awarded

Carol B. Epstein, center, of Chevy Chase is awarded an honorary doctorate from the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa on June 20. With...