You Should Know… Brocha Baum-Margolese

Brocha Baum-Margolese, 35, is the founder of Darchei Noam Montessori, Baltimore’s only Jewish Montessori school. Baum-Margolese, a married mother of six, grew up in Detroit. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska and is working on her Ph.D. online when she is not occupied with running her school, which is… Read More

You Should Know… Scott Hines

If you’ve ever enjoyed a meal at B&O American Brasserie, Scott Hines, 34, is the guy to thank. The Philadelphia native is executive chef at the restaurant, meaning he oversees anything food-related there, from creating the restaurant menus to food service for the Hotel Monaco (to which B&O is connected). Growing up in an interfaith… Read More

You Should Know… Ann Hirsch

Ann Hirsch, 31, might be a Los Angeles convert these days, but she is a born and bred Baltimorean, attending Krieger Schechter Day School and The Park School. And she’s never gone for too long since her parents, Alan Hirsch (owner of Donna’s Restaurant) and Dina Sokal (a child psychologist), still call the area home…. Read More

You Should Know… Rabbi Dena Shaffer

Rabbi Dena Shaffer might tell you she was the poster child for the Reform movement. The 33-year-old native of Rochester, N.Y., grew up in the movement, attending Jewish summer camp and participating in the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) through her synagogue. Becoming a rabbi was in the cards for Shaffer from a… Read More

You Should Know… Josh Sherman

Josh Sherman, 25, is a native son here in Charm City. He grew up with his Conservative Jewish family in the Guildford/Oakenshaw area of Baltimore, where they were part of Chizuk Amuno Congregation. He attended Krieger Schechter Day School through eighth grade, followed by Baltimore City College for high school. Though he left town for… Read More