Last Word

Profiles of local people ages 40 plus.

Championing refugees with Sam Witten

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

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

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

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

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

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...