Last Word

Profiles of local people ages 40 plus.

Championing refugees with Sam Witten

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The plight of refugees concerns Sam Witten, as the former State Department official and Bethesda resident sees the Trump administration’s repeated lowering of the...

Talking agendas with Cheryl Kagan

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Updated Oct. 24, 2019 At the pickle bar in Silver Spring’s Parkway Deli, Maryland state Sen. Cheryl Kagan (D-District 17) serves herself pickled tomatoes, dill...

5 questions for Tal & Steve Widdes

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By Noreen Friedman Tal and Steve Widdes are involved with a long list of Washington-area Jewish organizations, so much so that last summer, the Jewish...

5 questions for Rabbi Sanford Shudnow

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By Noreen Friedman Rabbi Sanford Shudnow is a retired Navy chaplain who divides his time between Silver Spring and Sydney, Australia, where his wife has...

Speaking of pride with Erica Brown

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As the American Jewish population assimilates, author readings at synagogues, camping trips, cooking classes, happy hours and dating apps targeted at Jews are often...

In Stitches with Shirley Waxman

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Shirley Waxman’s work is so recognizable at Washington-area synagogues that if a boy leaves his tallit behind, a synagogue will call the fiber artist...