You Should Know… Sara Berlin

Sara Berlin (Photo by Justin Katz)

Sara Berlin, 32, has a special place in her heart for children with special needs. A Marylander through and through, she grew up in Columbia and studied at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County for her undergraduate degrees in psychology and early childhood education. She completed her master’s work in teaching severe and profound handicapped… Read More

‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Can Thank Joe Biden for His Win

Sam Deutsch poses with “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek after winning the show’s college tournament. (Courtesy of Jeopardy Productions, Inc.)

Sam Deutsch of Bethesda. Md., knows the answer to “What is it like to win $100,000, Alex?” after being crowned “Jeopardy!” College Champion. The Richard Montgomery High School graduate was the only one of the three contestants to write the correct question to the final “Jeopardy!” clue, identifying Vice President Joe Biden as the senator… Read More

You Should Know… Jake Lefenfeld


It was less than a year ago when brothers Jake and Ben Lefenfeld, along with Ben’s wife, Amy, decided to open the Basque-influenced La Cuchara in Woodberry. The restaurant features a menu that draws from French and Spanish cuisine, specializing in small plates and fine wines from the Basque region. The brothers, of course, share… Read More


(Snapshot: Courtesy of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 1994.51.6)

Participants in the Walk for Israel, 1980. Can you identify anyone in this photo? Contact Joanna Church, 410-732-6400, ext. 226 or To see more of the Jewish Museum’s extensive collection and find  out who has been identified in past photos, visit a-time-2/.


(Amos Remer)

More than 100 students from across the country came to the University of Maryland Hillel’s first annual National Collegiate Hackathon, which ran from  Feb. 12 to 14. Teams were tasked with creating new  and innovative software  applications for a chance to  win prizes including drones  and handheld computers.  Akash Magoon and Ephraim Rothschild won first… Read More



Marc B. Terrill (center), president, and Mark D. Neumann (third from right), chairman of the board, received the Israel68 Award on behalf of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore at the Israel Bonds International Prime Minister’s Club Dinner on Jan. 31 in Boca Raton, Fla. Also pictured (from left), representing Israel Bonds, are president… Read More

L❤ve’s Busy Season That sound you hear is your heartbeat quickening for Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day may not be the most Jewish holiday (well, actually, it’s not a Jewish holiday), but it makes for a busy season for Jewish matchmaker Lori Salkin. “People really never give up on love,” said Salkin of the online dating service and its new app, JBolt. “And you see those numbers come up… Read More

On Stage but Out of the Spotlight Puppeteers debut at Creative Alliance, honor an icon

Anna Fitzgerald and her cast of five perform “Reverse Cascade.” (Photo Adam Lobelson)

Anna Fitzgerald, 31, likes to tell stories, but she doesn’t need paper and pen; she uses two pieces of cloth, a ball and several cast members who are good with their hands. Fitzgerald is a puppeteer and director of “Reverse Cascade,” an upcoming show at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson on Feb. 18. The… Read More