People

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

You Should Know… Gabriel Scheinmann (left)

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

The chips fall where they may with Sarah Cohen

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"If somebody had told me when I was 18 that I would be making potato chips and living in the Shenandoah Valley, I would...

The good deeds of Dr. Stuart Lessans

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In the Washington area, the annual Good Deeds Day of community service is itself the product of a good deed. Stuart Lessans, a retired...

Treating freewheeling emotions with Brad Sachs

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By Tony Glaros Peering at COVID-19’s roiling effects through a steady, objective lens, Brad Sachs, a Columbia psychologist, doesn’t mince words when articulating the pandemic’s...

You Should Know… Alicia DePaolo

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

You Should Know… Hannah Wolfman-Arent

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Some say it’s the sauce that makes or breaks a pizza. Others say it’s the cheese or toppings. But to Hannah Wolfman-Arent, it’s all...

Prepared and practicing patience with Hindy Bogner-Orenstein

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Hindy Bogner-Orenstein has been a nurse for 37 years. But she’s never seen anything as dire as the COVID-19 units where she’s worked intermittently...
Lauren Katz

Competitive cooking with Lauren Katz

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Cooking can be hard. Cooking in front of a televised national audience, even harder. “At home you might break an egg and it might get...
Ari Krasner

You Should Know… Ari Krasner

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Friends and family call her “the spray paint lady.” Ari Krasner is a 35-year-old artist specializing in hyper-realistic spray paint portraits on canvas and...

You Should Know… Russell Nadel

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Russell Nadel, a middle school music specialist and composer, did not always like music. It took a whole lot of Billy Joel and a...