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Mark Levitt became The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s pandemic president

Like so many people, Mark Levitt lost sleep during the pandemic. “There were many nights when I laid awake thinking about things,” he says. “There...

The thrill of the hunt with Sue Cohen

The inside of Sue Cohen’s Rockville home is like a Barnes & Noble, only smaller and without the Starbucks. Bookcases line the walls of...
Sarah Lader

You Should Know… Sarah Lader

Some people want to wear the latest fashion. Not Sarah Lader. The-23-year-old College Park resident hunts through estate sales and online auctions for hidden...

Searching for a home for the soul with Jill Daniels Myers

Jill Daniels Myers has been reconciling numbers and balance sheets since she was a teen. Even before her career as a public accountant, she was...

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...
Meredith Weisel

ADL’s Meredith Weisel on rising antisemitism

As one day of fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza led into another, antisemitic incidents surged, both in the United States and Europe....

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...

Building community in Northern Virginia with Jenn Rafael

When the pandemic hit and Jenn Rafael couldn’t gather with her friends in person, she improvised. The Fairfax Station resident met with people at...

Giving credit to the teachers with Steve Mazer

Steve Mazer has two lifelong passions: opera singing and glassblowing. He has performed in operas at The Kennedy Center in Washington, as a chorus...