At Last

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Love Grows

Hy was part of a group of Jewish singles who planned monthly dances at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. He and a friend formed a planning committee, and Eileen became secretary. The first dance was held just after the High Holidays in fall 1953, and Hy encouraged his friends to date the attractive and pleasant girl. Hy… Read More

At First Ping

In summer 2008, Shelby Leigh Streimer and Mike Albo found themselves on a group chat with a mutual friend through BlackBerry Messenger. Mike was traveling through Europe and Shelby was preparing to do the same. As they chatted over the next few months, Mike suggested hostels and museums. The chats became more playful. Shelby was… Read More