Sleepless in Los Angeles

Erin & Andy Katz First Connection: December 2015. Checking out antique shops and holiday lights on 34th Street in Hampden, followed by dinner at Grano. Wedding Date: Aug. 13, 2017 Venue: Beth Israel Synagogue Residence: Reisterstown Favorite Activity: Day trips, Philadelphia Flyers games, going to the Jersey Shore with friends, spending time with their two… Read More

When Ori Met Leah

Leah Pressman & Ori Lieberman First Date: A movie in seventh grade Wedding Date: March 26, 2017 Venue: Royal Sonesta Harbor Court, Baltimore Residence: Manhattan Favorite Activity: Spending time with each other Not many couples can say their love story began in middle school, but Leah Pressman and Ori Lieberman can. Leah’s family moved to… Read More

Out of South Africa

Roger & Lara Nicolson First Date: February 1996 Wedding Date: Jan. 27, 2002 Venue: Uitsig, a wine estate in Cape Town, South Africa Residence: Owings Mills Favorite Activity: Traveling, spending time together and with their kids, going to concerts Lara and Roger enjoyed a sunset picnic on one of the many beaches in Durban, a… Read More

International Love

Alicia & Jacob Danyali First Date: May 1998 at a Spanish tapas bar in Amsterdam Wedding Date: Feb. 14, 2002 Venue: The Beach House Hotel, Miami Residence: Pikesville Favorite Activity: Traveling and relaxing together Jacob met Alicia while they were both living and working in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Introduced by mutual friends at an Indian… Read More

From the Sukkah to the Chuppah

Bracha & Aryeh Goetz First Date: Lunch at a friend’s sukkah during Sukkot, October 1978 Wedding Date: March 25, 1979 Venue: The Ramada Shalom Hotel in Jerusalem Residence: Upper Park Heights Favorite Activity: Reconnecting at every Friday night dinner Bracha and Aryeh were born just three blocks from each other in Queens, N.Y., but met for the first time across… Read More

A Love Fueled by Happiness

Rheta & Bernard “Bunny” Rosen First Date: June 1958, dinner and mini-golf Wedding Date: June 14, 1959 Venue: Rogers Avenue Shul and bride’s parents’ house Residence: Owings Mills Favorite Activity: Spending time together and with family Bernard “Bunny” Rosen’s friend Mel told him: “I have somebody for you to meet. She’s big-boned, but she’s really nice.” Despite Mel’s questionable salesmanship… Read More

‘Don’t Take This the Wrong Way’

Sharon & Eric Carr First Date: July 20, 1992, dinner and a movie Wedding Date: June 9, 1996 Ceremony: Beth El Congregation Reception: Martin’s Westminster Residence: Owings Mills Favorite Activity: Relaxing at home Sharon Askin and Eric Carr quickly learned the word “indifference” while senior prom dates at Randallstown High School in 1987. They met… Read More

Love Letters

Muriel & Art Shefrin First Date: Fall 1953, movie and dinner Wedding Date: Oct. 6, 1956 Venue: The Broadway Central Hotel, Manhattan Residence: Pikesville Favorite Activity: Traveling the East Coast and taking walks together Arthur Shefrin would have had to answer to his parents if he hadn’t married Muriel Richelson, but it didn’t matter. His… Read More

The Next Day

Lauren & Steve Rutkovitz First Date:  March 1985, the Rusty Scupper Wedding Date: Sept. 20, 1986 Ceremony: Beth Israel Congregation Reception: The Forum Residence: Owings Mills Favorite Activity: Going to the beach Lauren Pollack and Steve Rutkovitz became friends while attending Randallstown High school in the late 1970s. Steve graduated and studied business at Frostburg… Read More

Simply Compatible

Linda & David Koren First Date: Jan. 10, 1986, Westview Cinema and Pargo’s Restaurant Wedding Date: Sept. 20, 1986 Venue: Chizuk Amuno Congregation Residence: Venice, Fla. Favorite Activity: Walking together   For a few years, David Koren, with friends Carl and Robin Goodman, rented a townhouse in Randallstown. The Goodmans set him up with Linda… Read More