All Smiles, All the Time

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Laurie & Mike Rosen First Date: Sept. 27, 2011, for yogurt Wedding Date: May 17, 2014 Venue: Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore Residence: Pikesville Favorite Activity: Spending time with their 4-year-old puggle, Bentley Laurie Collins planned a surprise for boyfriend Mike Rosen’s 26th birthday. They were vacationing in Naples, Fla., and she arranged… Read More

Love on Time

Evelyn Katz knew her date would be late. She told him she wouldn’t go if he was even five minutes tardy. When he was 10 minutes late that Friday, April 11, 1946, she had removed her makeup and put her hair in curlers. When her date finally showed up with his handsome second cousin, Mitchell… Read More

Smooth Sailing

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Sally & Arnold Rifkin First Date: Moonlight cruise, August 1945 Wedding Date: Sept. 4, 1949 Venue: Chizuk Amuno Congregation Residence: Pikesville Favorite Activity: Cooking, traveling Sally Conn fell in love with Arnold Rifkin on their first date. Arnold, 17, needed a date for his fraternity’s moonlight cruise. A family connection paired him with Sally, 14…. Read More

Sweet Love

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Stacey & David Stern First Date: May 1982 to see “An Officer and a Gentleman” Wedding Date: Aug. 12, 1989 Venue: Martin’s West Residence: Owings Mills Favorite Activity: Exercising While David Stern and a friend walked past the Pikesville High School cafeteria during a school day in the early 1980s, his friend was the recipient… Read More

Long-Distance Devotion

Jenna & Philip Sharp

First Date: 
March 2011, Ledo’s Pizza dinner and The Bridge concert

Wedding Date: 
Aug. 11, 2014

Venue: 
Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah Hebrew Congregation

Residence: 
Baltimore

Favorite Activity: 
Attending concerts

Philip Sharp and Jenna Bishop met while on an Israel trip through the University of Maryland. Their individual trip leaders were married, so the groups came together for shared meals and activities. When they returned to college, Jenna and Phil discovered they had mutual friends, and they were both involved with the Meor program so… Read More

The Magic in ‘We’

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Lisa & Brian Bennett First Date: May 18, 2011,for sushi in Columbia Wedding: May 25, 2014 Venue: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel Residence: North Bethesda, Md. Favorite Activity: Going on picnics After Lisa Blatt and Brian Bennett went on their first date, Lisa looked up his Facebook profile and determined they had a mutual friend. She… Read More

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