Navy veteran and Paralympian swimmer Brad Snyder spoke at Stevenson University’s commencement on Thursday, May 19. The retired Navy lieutenant was injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, and during the rehabilitation process, he returned to swimming and earned a spot on the U.S. Paralympic National Swim Team. He earned two gold medals and … Read More
LifeBridge Health’s 2016 Magic of Life Gala raised a record $3.5 million to benefit patient care, programs, services, capital projects and technology on April 16. Among the more than 2,000 attendees were (from left) Ellen Meltzer, president and CEO Neil Meltzer, Brenda Mandel, Lou Frock and Barbara Bloom.
Carol Berkower, a member of Beth Am Congregation, read to an assembled group of about 50 people at Hodson Hall last week, for the Spring 2016 Thesis Readings and Program Awards on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus. The excerpt she read was from her piece titled “How to Drown in the Inner Harbor,” which completed… Read More
Music director Jordan Randall Smith conducted a group of local musicians that comprise Symphony Number One, which completed its first season last week. The performance included the “rambunctious and high octane” world premiere of “The Promised Burning” by the Call for Scores competition winner and former Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University student, Andrew… Read More
Rachel Siegel (center), director of development for Pearlstone Center, received the first annual Neely Tal Snyder Community Impact Award during the Darrell Friedman Institute for Professional Development at the Weinberg Center’s annual celebration of professionals. Other award winners included Cindy Goldstein (left), executive director of DFI who received the Daniel Thursz Distinguished Jewish Communal Service… Read More
JCC trainers practice what they preach! Blake Piesto (left) won third place in the Maryland State Powerlifting Competition, setting a personal record with a 220-pound bench press. Yaakov Bar Am snatched third place at the NPC Philadelphia Body Building Championships in the 40-plus Masters Physique Division.