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

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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

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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

Love Grows

1954

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

Shelby & Mike Albo

First Date: 
August 2008, New York City

Wedding Date: 
Oct. 25, 2014

Venue: 
Temple Oheb Shalom

Residence: 
New York City

Favorite Activity: 
Traveling

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

Just Blessed

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When Susan Fedder met Herb Garten in June 1947, she was taken aback. He was bright and ahead of himself in his thinking, and he had a nice build and a wonderful personality. But “nice Jewish girls didn’t go out with soldiers,” she recalled. Herb, too, was impressed with the nice looking, charming Southern lady… Read More

Lifetime Job

Erin & Brad Zisow

First Date: 
May 8, 2012, 
Fells Point

Wedding Date: 
Nov. 1, 2014

Venue: 
Grand Historic Venue, 
Baltimore

Residence: 
Fells Point

Favorite Activity: 
Traveling, trying new restaurants

Erin Iwanicki answered an advertisement for a job with Bradley Images and met with owner Brad Zisow in November 2012. Brad was impressed by her drive, dedication and attention to detail. After an hour, the conversation turned chatty, and Brad invited Erin for a drink the next day. “He was cute,” said Erin, 29. “But… Read More