You Should Know… Ann Hirsch

Ann Hirsch, 31, might be a Los Angeles convert these days, but she is a born and bred Baltimorean, attending Krieger Schechter Day School and The Park School. And she’s never gone for too long since her parents, Alan Hirsch (owner of Donna’s Restaurant) and Dina Sokal (a child psychologist), still call the area home…. Read More

Gordon Center to Feature Dance in ‘Take a Leap’ Month

February is dance month at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts for the fourth year running, and first up is a performance by Ariel Rivka Dance on Feb. 12. The Gordon Center is partnering with the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences for this year’s “Take a Leap Baltimore County Dance Celebration,” happening throughout… Read More

Baltimore Jewish Film Festival Turns 29

The Gordon Center for Performing Arts at the JCC of Greater Baltimore will present the 29th annual William and Irene Weinberg Family Baltimore Jewish Film Festival starting Sunday, March 19. Running through Sunday, April 30, the festival — one of the oldest in the country — will screen nearly 20 short and feature films from around… Read More

You Should Know… Jenny Katz

Jenny Katz, 29, is a Charm City transplant. She spent the first decade of her life in Gezer, a kibbutz in Israel, before her family moved just outside Princeton, N.J. After a brief stint at Skidmore College and year off (including a semester at Hebrew University, where she interned with the giraffes at the Biblical… Read More

Go Paleo! or Go Home

Cara Zaller, a Howard County nutritionist, saw a five-year dream come to fruition with the final production of her board game, Go Paleo! The educational and active game, based on the Paleolithic diet, challenges players to differentiate between health foods and junk, encourages exercise and teaches about the benefits of living a Paleolithic lifestyle. The… Read More

You Should Know… Randy Harris

“Ragin” Randy Harris has always been passionate about music. And while his 9-to-5 days are spent in the banking industry, he has turned his love of music into a serious side hustle. The 29-year-old Memphis, Tenn., native had a lot of plans before finding his niche. He was given the moniker — for which his… Read More

You Should Know… "Ragin'" Randy Harris

“Ragin’” Randy Harris has always been passionate about music. And while his 9-to-5 days are spent in the banking industry, he has turned his love of music into a serious side hustle. The 29-year-old Memphis, Tenn., native had a lot of plans before finding his niche. He was given the moniker — for which his… Read More

‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Beth Tfiloh

Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School invites theater and  musical lovers to “be our guest” for its upcoming performances of “Beauty and the Beast,” based on the beloved Disney animated film. The show brings together an impressive number of cast members — 45, according to Diane Smith, the school’s theatrical director and instructor. “This show is… Read More

You Should Know … Hannah Himmelrich

Hannah Himmelrich, 22, has maintained an active role in her family’s business, Stone Mill Bakery, for as long as she can remember. A Pikesville native, Himmelrich started working under the tutelage of her father, co-owner Alfie, at the age of 14. Himmelrich would commute from Park School to the company’s Green Spring Station eatery in… Read More