Play Date

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Karen & Josh Kohn First Date: Feb. 14, 1981, at a Chinese restaurant in Wheaton, Md. Wedding Date: Sept. 24, 1989 Venue: Camp Airy in Thurmont, Md. Residence: Westminster, Md. Favorite Activity: Hang gliding and walking their Boston Terrier, Scooter Karen Neal and Josh Kohn met in kindergarten. “I have a vivid memory of him… Read More

The Set-Up

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Lorraine & Bernie Schlossberg First Date: January 1946, to the movies Wedding Date: June 27, 1948 Venue: Northwest Talmud Torah Synagogue Residence: Baltimore Favorite Activity: Dining out Lorraine Rosenthal’s best friend set her up with Bernie Schlossberg in 1946. But when it came time for their first date, he called and told her his uncle… Read More

Shall We Dance?

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Marsha & Larry Silverman First Date: April 6, 1963 Wedding Date: June 19, 1966 Venue: Rogers Avenue Synagogue Residence: Owings Mills Favorite Activities: Spending time with grandchildren In early April, 1963, Larry Silverman was in an alley playing baseball when his mom summoned him to answer a phone call. On the other end was Marsha… Read More

Matzo Match

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Jenna & Jeremy Sperber First Date: April 2010 Wedding Date: April 6, 2014 Venue: Hunt Valley Golf Club Residence: Reisterstown Favorite Activity: Spending time together and with family In late March 2010, Jenna Singer returned to Towson University after the first Passover Seder. Her mother, Wendy Quartner, had packed her matzah, mandel bread and other… Read More

New York State of Mind

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First Date: January 1988, Greenwich Village, N.Y. Wedding Date: April 9, 1989 Venue: Beth Jacob Synagogue, Baltimore Residence: Owings Mills Favorite Activity: Working out together In late December 1987, Linda Bogash called her aunt, Marilyn Bennett, to wish her a mazel tov on her daughter’s engagement to Alan Cohen. The first thing Marilyn told her… Read More

Birds of a Feather

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Rebecca & Alexander Yaffe First Date: July 11, 2012 Where: Birds of a Feather in Fells Point Wedding Date: Dec. 1, 2013 Venue: Antrim 1844 Residence: Baldwin, Md. Favorite Activity: Cooking dinner together Neither Rebecca Rosenzweig nor Alexander Jaffe planned to marry. “I thought I always would be a single, independent woman,” said Rebecca, 33,… Read More

Still Standing

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Anita & Kenny Baum First Date: Jewish Welfare Board Social, February 1953 Wedding Date: April 4, 1954 Venue: Beth Isaac Adath Israel Synagogue Residence: Baltimore Favorite Activity: Being with family, traveling On a recent Caribbean cruise, Anita and Kenny Baum were the king and queen. It was during an evening show that the emcee asked… Read More

Endless Conversation

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JESSICA & LEWIS TEMPLE First Date: Dec. 13, 2009 Wedding Date: July 21, 2013 Venue: Mendenhall Inn, Mendenhall, Pa. Residence: Houston Favorite Activity: Day trips Lewis Temple stood under the chuppah and looked into Jessica Norman’s eyes. The feeling was powerful. “I was filled with joy and awe in thinking about what the future would… Read More

Family Ties

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First Date: July 2007, to the movies Second Date: April 2011, to dinner Wedding: Nov. 30, 2013 Venue: Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel Residence: Bethesda Favorite Activity: Outdoor walks There were just too many family ties to keep Alyssa Bloom and Jonathan Polovoy apart. They met through Jonathan’s sister, Lauren, who was Alyssa’s roommate at the… Read More

Lightning Speed

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Fran & Alan Surell First Date: Dec. 25, 1987, dinner and a movie Wedding Date: Oct. 29, 1988 Venue: Temple Oheb Shalom Residence: Marietta, Ga. Favorite Activities: Traveling and going to the beach For Fran Belman and Alan Surell, it was quick. On Dec. 25, 1987, the two were introduced by an employee of Fran’s… Read More