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

Just Blessed

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 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

Best Friends

Julie & Cory Oppenheimer First Date: December 2010 Wedding Date: Oct. 18, 2014 Venue: Windham Grand Hotel in Pittsburgh Residence: Federal Hill Favorite Activity: Going to Orioles games Three years after meeting through the online matching service JDate, Cory Oppenheimer proposed to Julie Cohen. After connecting online, they had agreed to meet in December 2010,… Read More

Funny in Love

From the moment they met online, Michael Aronin had Mia Stein Corvilla laughing. Michael, a Social Security Administration program analyst by day and a comedian by night, sent Mia a YouTube link of a motivational speech he had delivered. Instead of telling her that he has cerebral palsy, performs comedy routines and was previously married,… Read More

School Daze

Lauren & Matthew Mittleman First Date: June 2008, Artful Gourmet Bistro Wedding Date: June 14, 2014 Venue: Woodholme Country Club Residence: Owings Mills Favorite Activity: Walking their Golden Retriever/Border Collie mix, Chloe Lauren Shapiro and Matthew Mittleman were schoolmates. They played at the JCC preschool and attended Franklin Middle School together. They even summered together… Read More