Sweet Love

Stacey & David Stern First Date: May 1982 to see “An Officer and a Gentleman” Wedding Date: Aug. 12, 1989 Venue: Martin’s West Residence: Owings Mills Favorite Activity: Exercising While David Stern and a friend walked past the Pikesville High School cafeteria during a school day in the early 1980s, his friend was the recipient… Read More

Long-Distance Devotion

Philip Sharp and Jenna Bishop met while on an Israel trip through the University of Maryland. Their individual trip leaders were married, so the groups came together for shared meals and activities. When they returned to college, Jenna and Phil discovered they had mutual friends, and they were both involved with the Meor program so… Read More

The Magic in ‘We’

Lisa & Brian Bennett First Date: May 18, 2011,for sushi in Columbia Wedding: May 25, 2014 Venue: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel Residence: North Bethesda, Md. Favorite Activity: Going on picnics After Lisa Blatt and Brian Bennett went on their first date, Lisa looked up his Facebook profile and determined they had a mutual friend. She… Read More

Play Date

Karen & Josh Kohn First Date: Feb. 14, 1981, at a Chinese restaurant in Wheaton, Md. Wedding Date: Sept. 24, 1989 Venue: Camp Airy in Thurmont, Md. Residence: Westminster, Md. Favorite Activity: Hang gliding and walking their Boston Terrier, Scooter Karen Neal and Josh Kohn met in kindergarten. “I have a vivid memory of him… Read More

The Set-Up

Lorraine & Bernie Schlossberg First Date: January 1946, to the movies Wedding Date: June 27, 1948 Venue: Northwest Talmud Torah Synagogue Residence: Baltimore Favorite Activity: Dining out Lorraine Rosenthal’s best friend set her up with Bernie Schlossberg in 1946. But when it came time for their first date, he called and told her his uncle… Read More

Shall We Dance?

Marsha & Larry Silverman First Date: April 6, 1963 Wedding Date: June 19, 1966 Venue: Rogers Avenue Synagogue Residence: Owings Mills Favorite Activities: Spending time with grandchildren In early April, 1963, Larry Silverman was in an alley playing baseball when his mom summoned him to answer a phone call. On the other end was Marsha… Read More

Matzo Match

Jenna & Jeremy Sperber First Date: April 2010 Wedding Date: April 6, 2014 Venue: Hunt Valley Golf Club Residence: Reisterstown Favorite Activity: Spending time together and with family In late March 2010, Jenna Singer returned to Towson University after the first Passover Seder. Her mother, Wendy Quartner, had packed her matzah, mandel bread and other… Read More

New York State of Mind

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

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

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