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

Crazy Eights

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Susan & Henry Kornblatt First Date: Aug. 11, 1987 Wedding Date: Nov. 12, 1988 Venue: Beth Tfiloh Congregation Residence: Pikesville Favorite Activity: Traveling Susan Heneson Kornblatt’s favorite number is eight. So it was fitting that on Aug. 8, 1987, the not-yet Mrs. Kornblatt attended a singles dance at the Owings Mills JCC. It was there… Read More

Relay for Life

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Jennifer & David Stahl First Date: Dinner, February 2010 Wedding Date: Sept. 1, 2013 Venue: Martin’s Valley Mansion Residence: Pikesville Favorite Activity: Dining out After cancer claimed his aunt’s life, David Stahl joined the planning committee for Towson University’s Relay for Life, the local version of the American Cancer Society’s fundraising event held in cities… Read More

Same Difference

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Renee & Jordan Rosenfeld First Date: Aug. 12, 2012 for dinner at Jordan’s row house Wedding Date: Oct. 13, 2013 Venue: Pass-a-Grille Beach in St. Pete Beach, Fla. Residence: Ednor Gardens Lakeside in Baltimore Favorite Activity: Biking to the downtown Farmers’ Market Gemryl Samuels had been in the hospital a few days when her daughter,… Read More

Shabbat Shalom!

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Fallon & Noah Saposnik First Date: March 16, 2013 at the Belvedere Hotel Wedding Date: Oct. 27, 2013 Venue: Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion Current Residence: Pikesville Favorite Activity: Working out Fallon Gross moved to Baltimore from her native New Jersey in August 2011 looking to meet someone. At her first Shabbat dinner, she introduced herself… Read More