You Should Know… Jake Max

Jake Max had a revelation after graduating from Emory University in 2016 with a bachelor’s in business. While he was applying to banks and consultancies and other institutions, he took a good look at the world. “And I didn’t like what I saw,” he said. “So I figured I am lucky enough that my parents… Read More

You Should Know… Sivan Fagan

To experience the energy, sparkle and drive of Sivan Fagan, all you have to do is strike up a conversation. The 30-year-old who moved to Baltimore from Israel 10 years ago has launched a successful career as a personal trainer and fitness, strength and nutrition coach since graduating from Towson University in 2015 with a… Read More

You Should Know… Kelly Toledano

Kelly Toledano is proud of her Jewish heritage. Like many observant tribe members, the 26-year-old Owings Mills resident regularly celebrates Shabbat, keeps kosher and attends synagogue. But growing up in France, Toledano felt she had to hide her religious identity, at least in public circles, because of what she felt was a growing number of… Read More

You Should Know… Meghann Schwartz

Meghann Schwartz, 33, always knew she wanted a career in the Jewish community. The Brookeville resident and mother of four kids, ranging in age from 20 months to 8 years, is associate director of the Jewish Federation of Howard County. With master’s degrees in Jewish communal service and nonprofit management from Baltimore Hebrew University and… Read More

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 year… 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