People

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

You Should Know… Shira Ben Ami

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Shira Ben Ami, a senior at Maret School in Washington, has been an acapella singer since her freshman year. The 17 year old is...

Making musical connections with Vladimir Fridman

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Aside from a three-year stint as a civil engineer in Moscow, Vladimir Fridman crows that he’s never worked a day in his life. “After three...

Fostering peace in the Middle East with Avi Meyerstein

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Within the more than 5,000 pages of the budget bill were a few pages establishing an international fund for Israeli-Palestinian peace, with a budget...

You Should Know… Jonathan Zember, M.D.

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They say laughter is the best medicine — a phrase that could have been written to describe Jonathan Zember, M.D. Zember, 36, is a...

Preserving Russian-Jewish identity with Ella Kagan

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At the time, the presence of the photocopier was peculiar. Ella Kagan was at the Vienna airport after leaving the Soviet Union for good,...

You Should Know… Abby Newburger

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By Ellen Braunstein Abby Newburger is always looking for ways to deepen her connection, and that of others, to the Jewish community. At 26, she...

Keeping faith with Maryrita Wieners

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By Tony Glaros Growing up in the Philadelphia of the 1960s, where it wasn’t uncommon to find as many as five Catholic churches within a...
Sarah Burford

You Should Know… Sarah Burford

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Used wrapping paper, expired calendars and old newspapers. Where some see recycling or trash, Sarah Burford sees potential. By day, she works as a...

Around Town | Dec. 16, 2020

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You Should Know… Justin B. Terry Smith

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By Leonard Robinson Justin B. Terry Smith, a resident of Severn, is a writer, professor, veteran and longtime activist with a special interest in LGBT...