Comfortable, Casual and Fun

(One Rock Studio)

Naomi Pinson and Jordan Tucker enjoyed the time of their lives in college. “We would joke that we wished we met each other much later,” said Jordan, 28, a partner in Pikesville commercial real estate firm Deronda Corporation. “We were so happy at such a young age.” Jordan, then 20, and Naomi, 19, connected at… Read More

Camp Connection

Sam & Adam Kruger

First Date:
September 2008, 
Home Grown Café 
in Newark, Del.

Wedding Date: 
June 14, 2015

Venue: 
Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel

Residence: 
Federal Hill

Favorite Activity: 
Curling up on the couch 
and watching movies

Adam Kruger and Samantha Ellis did not go to the same summer camp growing up. But a camp connection through friends brought them together. While a University of Delaware senior in August 2008, Adam hosted a visiting international counselor. At a fraternity party, his friend’s friend brought Sam along. During Sam’s first week on campus,… Read More

At Last

Melinda & Keith Michel

First Date: 
April 11, 2010 
at Bonaparte in Fells Point

Wedding Date: 
Aug. 2, 2015

Venue: 
Elkridge Furnace Inn

Residence: 
Owings Mills

Favorite Activity: 
Going to concerts, 
trying new restaurants

At the encouragement of mutual friends, Melinda Greenbeg and Keith Michel spent two hours at a bakery in April 2010, sharing pastries, smooth conversation and a stroll along the waterfront. Before parting, they arranged their second date, at Peter’s Inn in Fells Point. Meanwhile, they spent several hours each evening sharing their histories by phone…. Read More

School Daze

Lisa & Ross 
Nochumowitz

First Date: 
April 1, 2013, 
Hersh’s

Wedding Date: 
July 11, 2015

Venue: 
Peabody Library

Residence: 
Cross Keys

Favorite Activity: 
Trying new restaurants and 
cooking together

On June 10, 2014, Mary Lee and Richard Dannenberg brought cupcakes to their daughter’s kindergarten classroom, just as they did each year. Ross Nochumowitz joined them at Southwest Baltimore Charter School that day, to help celebrate teacher Lisa’s 30th birthday. Ross was a familiar visitor to the school, and the students knew him by name…. Read More

A Roller Coaster

Karen & Aaron 
Becker

First Meeting: 
Camp Kanata (N.C.), 
December 1987

Wedding Date: 
Jan. 5, 1997

Venue: 
Beth El Synagogue, 
Durham, N.C.

Current Residence: 
Brookeville, Md.

Favorite Activity: 
Visiting museums

At a December 1987 Young Judea convention at Camp Kanata in Wake Forest, N.C., 16-year-old Aaron Becker noticed a cute, smiley girl. “I remember her walking in the room, and I remember I was done. It was love at first sight,” said Aaron, about Karen Hurwitz. They spent the weekend hanging out late into the… Read More

The Same for Everything

072415_beshert2

After four years as a physician’s assistant, Scott Jerome found himself back in Baltimore in December 1987 for a two-month medical residency. While running a 10K race, his brother’s friend told Scott that he had the perfect girl in mind for him. So, Scott called Barbara Chait and left multiple messages. Barbara was impressed by… Read More

Best-Friend Quality

Britney & Yanni Niebuhr

First Date: 
September 2008

Where: 
Texas Roadhouse 
in Westminster

Wedding Date: 
May 24, 2015

Venue: 
Valley Mansion 
in Cockeysville

Residence: 
Mount Washington

Favorite Activity: 
Being active outdoors

Britney Cohen and Yanni Niebuhr met in September 2008 on a blind date at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Westminster. Britney was running late that night, but Yanni still waited the 45 minutes for her to fight traffic. Once together, the conversation flowed naturally, and before they knew it, nearly five hours had passed. They… Read More

Smash Hit

052215_beshert_now

In March 1956 at the Y in Passaic, N.J., Sheila Aronowitz spotted a competitive pingpong match between “tall, dark and handsome” Danny Stern and another boy. Sheila called for a match with the winner, then “destroyed” Danny. Losing did not discourage Danny, who walked the “beautiful young” girl home, despite passing his house along the… Read More

Forever Together

In November 2014, the former Esther Pines and her husband of 67 years, Louis Miller, moved to North Oaks in Pikesville. And they are having the time of their lives. They attend lectures on contemporary Jewish issues, participate in exercise classes and use the fitness center. They love to walk, both inside and outside, and… Read More

A Kiss on My List

Genna & Josh Bross

First Date: 
March 2, 2013 

Where: 
Vino Volo in Bethesda

Wedding Date: 
Nov. 1, 2014

Venue: 
Hotel Monaco in Baltimore

Residence: 
Columbia

Favorite Activity: 
Working out

In February 2013, on a plane to Florida, Josh Bross sat next to a young engaged couple. Josh, a Columbia native who had just moved to Baltimore after studying at the University of Maryland and in Southern California, confirmed he was Jewish, single and interested in meeting new people. The woman offered to set him… Read More