Western High’s Class of 1950 hosts 65th reunion

From left: Beverly Kronthal, Sandy Liberman, Zelda Zaben and Beatrice Yoffe pose for a photo at the 65th reunion of Western’s Class of 1950. (photo by Justin Katz)

Gentle lighting, several tables decorated with yellow flowers, cloths with blue napkins precisely folded and placed in pristine white cups for each seat, and the reoccurring sounds of friends excitedly reuniting set the scene. In the front of the room was a podium decorated with a cloth that read “WHS 1950,” with a crest resembling… Read More

Vicki Almond Loses Aide But Gains His Wife Mandee Heinl joins District 2 team

Steve and Mandee Heinl (center) with Vicki Almond (third from left), Jon Cardin (far right) and others at their wedding. (Photo provided)

When Vicki Almond’s legislative aide Steve Heinl left for an Annapolis law firm, the Baltimore County councilwoman didn’t even have to look outside the family for his replacement. On Oct. 5, Mandee Heinl, Steve’s wife, became Almond’s new aide. But this is no case of nepotism, as Mandee, 25, boasts a master’s degree in public… Read More

Never Met a Stranger Linda Greenberg’s care for the homeless and needy was felt throughout Maryland and beyond

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Linda Greenberg, a prominent humanitarian in Anne Arundel County, died at the age of 72 on Friday Oct. 30 as a result of complications from heart-valve replacement surgery. Greenberg was well known in the Jewish community for her founding of the Christmas Eve charity “Giving Back, Linda’s Legacy.” Greenberg started the drive in 1989 as… Read More

One in Several Million Journalist searches for grandfather’s ‘true love’

Sarah Wildman reads excerpts from her book “Paper Love” during a presentation at Chizuk Amuno 
Congregation, which was moderated by Suzy Snyder of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

When people hear about the atrocities of the Holocaust, they most likely are told how enormous it was. Millions of victims killed; thousands of work camps established throughout Europe. But Sarah Wildman’s book, “Paper Love,” tracks the life of only one person: Valerie Scheftel (nicknamed Valy), who Wildman discovered was her grandfather’s “true love” (according… Read More

FIDF Gala Raises Record Amount

Gary and Julie Applebaum pose with Ligal Atias, an Israeli soldier they 
sponsor through the FIDF’s IMPACT! program. (Marc Shapiro)

The Baltimore chapter of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces raised a record amount of money at its annual gala on Thursday, Oct. 15 at Beth Tfiloh Congregation. The organization’s seventh annual event raised more than $500,000 and drew about 450 people, both numbers higher than past galas. “I think it was a very emotional… Read More

Congregational Awareness Clergy from around the state learn how to address domestic violence

Shmuel Fischler speaks to clergy at a domestic violence workshop in Annapolis. (Daniel Schere)

More than 270 clergy members from across Maryland gathered in Annapolis on Oct. 14 for the Interfaith Domestic Violence Coalition’s third annual training session. The event features a number of speakers from various faith and advocacy groups aimed at educating members of the faith community on how they can provide resources to their congregations. Baltimore… Read More

Not Your Typical CEO HoCo-based health executive honored by ADL

ADL national chair Marvin D. Nathan (right) presents MedStar CEO and president Kenneth Samet with ADL’s Achievement Award. (ImageLinkPhoto.com)

The Anti-Defamation League presented MedStar Health CEO and president Kenneth Samet with its Achievement Award at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington on Oct. 8. Columbia-based MedStar Health is the largest health care provider serving the Maryland and Washington, D.C., region with 10 hospitals, 30,000 associates and 6,000 affiliated physicians. “The principles by which Ken lives… Read More