Dr. Sarah Lentz Rejoins Carroll Health Group

General Surgeon Dr. Sarah Lentz has rejoined Carroll Health Group. Carroll Health Group is Carroll Hospital Center’s affiliated multispecialty practice group. Board certified by the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Lentz specializes in advanced laparoscopy, breast surgery and endocrine surgery. She also performs gallbladder surgeries, colonoscopies, hernia repairs and hemorrhoidectomies.

Taber Named Director of Northwest’s Women’s Wellness Center

Northwest Hospital has appointed Dr. Katharine H. Taber as medical director of its Women’s Wellness Center. Taber is an experienced, board-certified gynecologist and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Taber received her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed her residency in OB/GYN at Duke University… Read More

Sadovnik Appointed Myerberg’s Director of Lifelong Learning

Autumn Sadovnik has been appointed director of lifelong learning at the Edward A. Myerberg Center. Sadovnik will oversee the center’s curriculum for older adults, including health and fitness, fine arts and new technologies. Most recently, Sadovnik served as director of professional development and congregational school liaison at the Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Center… Read More

Guiding Your Company

Since its inception, The Walt Disney Company has been built on a set of core values that continue today to guide every employee and executive. What is guiding your company? Seems like a simple question, right? Yet, in my experience, very few small-business, or even midsize-business owners, can give a succinct answer. “It depends,” they’ll… Read More

Tiding the STEM

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A recent report by the Brookings Institution indicated that roughly a quarter of the jobs in the Baltimore area are STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). I have observed that in the U.S., with the Jewish community being no different, we love technology. Smartphones, tablets, laptops. We love to buy and use the stuff —… Read More

Hand In Hand

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev recently graduated its first class of Jordanian and Israeli students who completed a special joint-emergency medicine BA program earlier this year. The first graduating class at the Israel-Jordan Academic Emergency Medicine Collaboration included 54 graduates who spent three years studying emergency medicine and medical response. One part of the curriculum… Read More

Personal Connections

From left: Vadim Kashtelyan, Stephanie Hague, Ellen Goldman and Paula Farbman visit with a homebound Hesed client (center) who relies on The American Jewish Joint 
Distribution Committee’s 
program for health and social

Twelve communal leaders and two professionals from The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore returned on May 26 from a mission to Baltimore’s sister city, Odessa, in the Former Soviet Union. The seven-day trip was in the works, according to Baltimore-Odessa Partnership Committee Co-chair Andrew Razumovsky, for upwards of nine months. “We tried to model… Read More

Ready & Waiting

Danny Valencia says that even though he doesn’t have a starting role with the 
Orioles, he wants to 
contribute in any way he can. (Todd Olszewski)

Orioles reserve outfielder Steve Pearce calls it the toughest job in sports. Yet, in a game against the Detroit Tigers earlier this month, fellow reserve Danny Valencia made it look easy. The job: serve as a bench player on a major league roster. The mission: find a way to rise to the occasion whenever your… Read More

Century Marked

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On several occasions during their nearly 60 years of marriage, Emily Velelli would tell her husband, Emmanuel, that she wished to die before him. She didn’t believe she could live after he passed on. Nonsense, Emmanuel, who died in 1993, would staunchly tell her. “He would say, ‘No. You’re strong. You have to stay here… Read More

Speaking To The World

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Ryan Frankel turned a potentially dangerous health situation into something lucrative. A few years ago, Frankel was on a trip to China when he fell violently ill. He staggered into a pharmacy, but the pharmacist spoke no English, and Frankel tried in vain to describe his symptoms. Frustrated, Frankel eventually made his way back to… Read More