Single and Childless Demographics have shifted as more Jewishwomen pursue things other than having a family

Melanie Notkin (Ana Schechter)

In recent decades, the number of women of child-bearing ages who are childless has gone up significantly. In 1976, 35 percent of American women of fertility age, 15 to 34, were childless. In 2012, that number jumped to about 46 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you break the 2012… Read More

Kathy Fried

Kathy Fried was born and raised in Baltimore with an education from the University of Pennsylvania. She knows what it’s like to start at the bottom and work up the corporate ladder. She is now a managing partner for the Lindler Fried Group, a marketing and communications firm based in Baltimore, with two decades of… Read More

Midlife Health Clinics allow for whole health approach to women’s care

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Younger women typically rely on their gynecologist as their only physician, says Dr. Katharine Taber, director of the Women’s Wellness Center at Northwest Hospital, “but at midlife that really changes.” A single doctor can’t realistically provide all of the specialized services needed for midlife health, she explains, but women’s clinics have a network of expertise… Read More

Young and Full of Hustle Two Baltimore natives prove age is just a number

Haley Raphael and Jesse Mates are making a sweet success of Pops by Haley. For the fashionistas, check out clothing at Leah Pruzansky’s new store, Sheek.

Union Kitchen, a food incubator in Washington, D.C., hums with activity day and night as nearly 50 food companies prep, cook, bake and package their wares. Working diligently in the upstairs bakery layering cake cutouts and frosting is Haley Raphael, the 23-year-old founder of Pops by Haley, a baked-goods company that specializes in push-up cake… Read More

Fitness Appeal Jewish women find strength, confidence on a pole

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When Gabi Faye Levin graduated college, she wasn’t satisfied with her dance skills even though she minored in the subject. She did some research on local studios while living at home in Pikesville, and found pole dancing classes at Xpose Fitness. “I was like, ‘Hmm, why have I never considered this? I’m really good at… Read More

Take 2 How Jews juggle the various challenges of second marriages

Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin

Mazal tov! You’re getting married … again. Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin, a certified practitioner in Imago Relationship Therapy and author of “The Marriage Restoration Project: The Five Step Plan to Saving Your Marriage,” notes that around 50 percent of married adults in America get divorced at least once, meaning the likelihood of being a stepparent is… Read More

Looking Good Wedding gown styles for the Jewish bride in 2015

With the spring and summer months being the most popular time of year for weddings, many brides are now beginning to search for their ideal gown. “Today’s modern wedding gowns appear to be trending toward more simplistic and classic silhouettes, while elaborate and luxurious fabrics, laces, and adornments are becoming more significant in the design,”… Read More

Blessed Beginnings Where to say ‘I do’ in Israel

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With destination weddings a popular option of late, why not tie the proverbial knot in Israel? It turns out that this tiny country (roughly the size of New Jersey) has it all: natural beauty, scrumptious food and fine wines, affordable facilities to rent and the magical ambiance of starting your life together in the Jewish… Read More