Last Word

Profiles of local people ages 40 plus.

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Matchmaking Rabbi Tamara Miller: Building Jewish Families One Adam and Eve at a Time

Occasionally, Rabbi Tamara Miller jokes that she could be the perfect one-stop shop for finding a partner and getting married. Miller has a dual...

94-Year-Old Artist Talks Painting, Teaching and Jewish Identity

At 94 years old, Lillian Klein Abensohn is still just as busy as ever. Abensohn has been a prominent Jewish figure for decades, teaching...

A Natural Photographer and JNF volunteer, Chet Stein

When the pandemic started, Chet Stein was on a ship in Antarctica. Stein, who lives in Bethesda, travels frequently for both business and pleasure. He...

Jewish Values, Jewish Education and Spiritual Growth with Rabbi Fabian Werbin

Rabbi Fabián Werbin was installed recently as rabbi of Kol Shalom in Rockville. Born in Buenos Aires, Werbin, 50, previously served as associate rabbi...

Rabbi Marc Israel on Being Pro-Israel

Rabbi Marc Israel got his first taste of AIPAC when he was 17. And for the next 35 years, Israel was an AIPAC man...

Rabbi David Wolkenfeld Brings Continuity and Change to Ohev Sholom

Rabbi David Wolkenfeld and Rabbanit Sara Wolkenfeld are settling into their new home, as this summer he became Ohev Sholom Congregation’s rabbi and she...
Robin Hettleman Weinberg

Robin Hettleman Weinberg’s Path to the Presidency

How does someone become a “community person” — one of those perpetually busy people who attends a lot of meetings and is deeply involved...

Making Confident, Comfortable, Congregants with Elliot Cowan

By Barbara Wind Tikvat Israel Congregation member Elliot Cowan has had a long career in cancer immunology. Now 68, the Rockville resident set up his...

Mom on Duty: Michelle Cades

Whether at sleepaway camp for the first time – or maybe the sixth – kids, counselors, even staffers may need a mom once in...

Appreciating Jewish Life With Kinney Zalesne

E. Kinney Zalesne, 57, is an American writer, political strategist and former business executive. She has served as counsel to U.S. Attorney General Janet...