Last Word

Profiles of local people ages 40 plus.

Rabbi Laurence Bazer Serving His Country Through Spiritual Guidance

Chaplain (Colonel) Laurence Bazer is a decorated member of the United States Armed Forces and currently serves as deputy director of the National Guard...

Nathan Diament: Policy Leadership and Jewish Advocacy

Nathan Diament has been serving the Jewish community for over 25 years as the executive director of public policy for the Union of Orthodox...

Amy Lummer Working to Strengthen Northern Virginia’s Jewish Community

Amy Lummer has been involved with Jewish life in Northern Virginia for a long time. As a member of Congregation Adat Reyim, Director of...

Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff: Impacting Others Through Military Service and Chaplaincy

Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff is a retired, decorated chaplain for the United States Navy, providing guidance to service members for 25 years after his own...

Aviva Kempner: Award-Winning Filmmaker and Film Producer

Aviva Kempner credits her career as a District-based, award-winning filmmaker and film producer to failing the D.C. bar exam. “I always thanked the D.C....

Jody Rabhan: A Champion of Women’s and Social Justice Advocacy

Jody Rabhan has been serving women, children and families through a Jewish lens since 1994, when she first got a job with the National...

Miriam Szubin: Connecting Children and Families at EDCJCC

With a passion for education and Jewish communal involvement, Miriam Szubin has dedicated herself to positively impacting others and helping individuals and families connect...

Alan Ronkin Marking Ten Years as Regional Director of the AJC

Alan Ronkin has been serving the Jewish community for over 30 years, most recently as Regional Director for the American Jewish Committee (AJC), a...

Mastering Interfaith Advocacy and Creative Arts

Symi Rom-Rymer, a member of Adas Israel Congregation in Washington D.C., has spent a large chunk of her professional career working for interfaith and...