You Should Know… Allison Fisher

Allison Fisher wasn’t always set on pursuing a career in the arts, but after taking the leap, she has never looked back. Once bitten by the creative bug, a young Fisher began exploring her newfound passion. Whether she was getting her hands dirty for a pottery project or using colorful shards of glass to create… Read More

You Should Know… Rayut Berkowitz

For Rayut Berkowitz, the decision to leave  her native Pikesville for  a nine-month stint in Israel didn’t spur any creeping doubts, even as she boarded the Tel Aviv-bound plane on Monday. “This is something I’ve wanted to do since the end of middle school,” she said. “I have a feeling that this will be a… Read More

You Should Know… Shevy Rosendorff Ashman

Shevy Rosendorff Ashman couldn’t wait any longer to follow her dream, even if that meant taking a calculated gamble. Laid off from her 9-to-5 job of more than 10 years in the summer of 2015, the divorced mother of two decided to earn her real estate license. “It was either living on the street or… Read More

You Should Know… Zach Silverberg

Life after football can be overwhelming to some, especially to the pros who can get used to rock-star-like celebrity. Zach Silverberg, 25, of Reisterstown understands this but seems to be adjusting well after a one-year stint in the German Football League 2. Once a top talent at Franklin High School, Silverberg played collegiately at Coastal… Read More

You Should Know… Hanah Tanenholtz

The desire to “experience something different” encouraged Hanah Tanenholtz to leave her comfort zone and settle halfway around the world for the summer. “I knew it would be life changing,” she said. The Howard County native was one of 24 young adults to participate in Baltimore Onward Israel, an eight-week summer internship program based in… Read More

You Should Know… Gabriel Stuart-Sikowitz

Gabriel Stuart-Sikowitz has always wanted to make a positive impact in the lives of others, citing tikkun olam as his source of motivation. In Baltimore City, Stuart-Sikowitz, 26, of Federal Hill applies that Jewish principle as chief of staff for Councilwoman Shannon Sneed (D-District 13),who was elected to her seat last November. “I always try… Read More

You Should Know… Alex Trakhtman

Although he confesses to being a workaholic, Alex Trakhtman doesn’t see that as a negative. Quite the contrary, the 31-year-old home builder has been working, happily, since the age of 12 and attributes his work ethic to the entrepreneurial roots fostered by his close-knit Ukrainian family. Born in the Republic of Moldova, close to the… Read More

You Should Know… Taylor Gonzalez

Taylor Gonzalez refuses to be a bystander in life — being in on the action is just too rewarding. “I always want to challenge myself,” Gonzalez said. “The bare minimum is never good enough for me.” The 28-year-old completed her undergraduate studies at Florida State University, where she obtained bachelor’s degrees in religion and international… Read More

You Should Know… Alyssa Geller

The energetic and involved Alyssa Geller, communications  manager at Beth El Congregation, hails from Columbus, Ohio by way of Long Island, where she was born. The 29-year-old is a graduate of  the University of Wisconsin- Madison, where she majored in communications because she wanted to apply her creative side to her work. “I’ve  always been… Read More