People

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

Brian Rodrigue

Making sparks fly with Brian Rodrigue

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Brian Rodrigue comes from a long line of blacksmiths. His great-grandfather constructed tracks for hauling logs through the swamps of Louisiana. His grandfather and...

You Should Know… Elliot Bromberg

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By night, Elliot Bromberg is a stand-up comedian. The 23-year-old NoMA-based University of Maryland graduate co-hosts the weekly Zoom comedy show “Witty Wednesday.” Just...

You Should Know… Alexis Bentz

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By Isabella Lefkowitz-Rao Alexis Bentz, a recent graduate of Wootton High School, is spending her freshman year of college at home rather than at Washington...

Fictionalizing life in Bangkok with Iris Mitlin Lav

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When Iris Mitlin Lav was readying for retirement in 2016, she sat down to jot out some notes about what she might do. After...
Ethan Shuchart

You Should Know… Ethan Shuchart

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In August, Ethan Shuchart, a student at The George Washington University Law School, put his experience in child care to work for harried parents...

Talking about mental health with Joe Honsberger

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The pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. It leaves depressed people alone to their thoughts, traps anxious people in a fear...

You Should Know… Tyler Vile

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Writer, performer and disability advocate, Tyler Vile is the author of “Never Coming Home,” a novel in verse, and “Hassidic Witch Murderer: The Official...

Objectifying Jewish history with Rebekah Sobel

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By Haydee M. Rodriguez Rebekah Sobel sees her task as bringing to life the rich history of Washington’s Jewish community in a way that is...

You Should Know… Rebecca Weiss

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By Isabella Lefkowitz-Rao Rebecca Weiss of the District is spending a gap year in Israel on the Hevruta Program run by the pluralistic Hartman Institute....

It’s Gail Gaspar’s turn to speak

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When Martin Weiss stood in front of an audience at age 63 to speak for the first time about his experiences in the Holocaust,...