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

You Should Know… Matt Oberman

Matt Oberman has always loved dogs. He turned that passion for furry friends into a business: Bone Voyage, a dog walking and cage-free boarding...
Matthew Mutterperl

The volunteering life with Matthew Mutterperl

The first time Matthew Mutterperl was invited to join his synagogue’s brotherhood, he said no. He also said no the second time. Then came...

Tony Hausner’s genealogical journey

It was at a cousin’s son’s wedding in 1993 where Tony Hausner of Silver Spring learned he was related to a Hausner who entered...
Matt Adler

You Should Know… Matt Adler

Matt Adler launched his blog upon making aliyah in 2017. The goal: to chronicle his adventures exploring Israel. Adler, 34, is fluent in...
Aubree Hunter

You Should Know… Aubree Hunter

Connecting to Judaism for Aubree Hunter means connecting to food, and vice versa. The aspiring professional chef grew up cooking traditional Jewish recipes passed...

Analyzing the inevitable in the Mideast with Michael Koplow

Many American Jews believe they will face a dilemma in November: Trump in the White House or “woke” progressives on Israel’s case. Not to worry,...

You Should Know… Stephanie Cardace

Thirty-two-year-old Stephanie Cardace is a physician’s assistant living in Arlington. She works 12-hour shifts in the COVID-19 unit of INOVA Fairfax hospital. She also...

You Should Know… Jason Lessans

Jason Lessans is a whole-brain person. By day, he gives his left brain a workout, crunching numbers and compiling statistics and reports on large...

You Should Know… Rose Jaffe

Some artists like to go small. Then there’s Rose Jaffe, 31. Since 2014, the Washington native has painted about 35 indoor and outdoor murals,...
Sarah D. Beller. Photo by David Stuck

You Should Know… Sarah D. Beller

For most of her years in Washington, Sarah D. Beller has worked for Jewish advocacy groups and supported a retinue of others. A few...