You Should Know … Aaron Kovelman

Baltimore-born Aaron Kovelman, 25, started out playing music, but these days lights up the stage as the lighting designer for The Chainsmokers, who won favorite electronic dance music artist at Sunday’s American Music Awards. Kovelman always wanted to make it big and go on tour. Lighting design came into his life on a whim one… Read More

Young Soloist Flies with BSO

Most vocal performers wait a lifetime for the honor to sing with a prestigious major metropolitan symphony. Reisterstown’s own Gabe Orsini has earned the opportunity at the age of 13. The Sudbrook Magnet Middle School seventh-grader, who became a bar mitzvah this past Oct. 15, will be singing with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as part… Read More

You Should Know … Jon Herbst

Jon Herbst did not set out to be an NFL agent. As an attorney at the Royston, Mueller, McLean & Reid law firm, the Pikesville native was representing an NFL agent in 2013 when was presented with a proposition to launch an agency. Shortly thereafter, Herbst, now a partner at Friedman & Friedman, formed PFS… Read More

Remembering A Survivor

“Today would have been my mother’s 92nd birthday,” said Fred Jacobs, Pikesville resident and son of heroic Holocaust survivor Anja Huberman  Jacobovitz (aka Anna Jacobs). Though Anna passed away from congestive heart failure a mere three weeks before Jacobs spoke to the JT on Friday, Nov. 11, he recalled her memory with a refreshing joie… Read More

Leonard Cohen Dead at 82 His Jewish-infused poetry and songs inspired generations

Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer songwriter whose Jewish-infused work became a soundtrack for melancholy, has died. He was 82. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away,” his Facebook page said late Thursday. “We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.” It… Read More

BT High School Gets ‘Lost in Yonkers’

Miriam Reid, a junior at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, has always belonged in the theater. At 16, the twee, pixie-haired and bespectacled Harrisburg, Pa., native sporting a purple bowtie, has already been acting for nearly a decade. Having performed in no less than 13 musicals via the JCC in Harrisburg (which puts on two… Read More

You Should Know … Joshua Greenfeld

Advocating for policies that advance shared U.S. and Israeli interests in the Baltimore Jewish community is an initiative that Joshua Greenfeld has always found appealing. As co-chair and vice president of the J Street Baltimore chapter, Greenfeld, a 29-year-old Pikesville native, works with local congressional delegates to educate them on the importance of achieving a… Read More