Jew You Should Know: Josh Ashkenazy
By Kirstyn Flood
For the Mitzpeh
Josh Ashkenazy encourages others to “wake up early, jump out of bed like a lion and start the day.” This idea has enabled the Long Island native to live every day anew, accept challenges and embrace all possibilities.
Although undecided about his major, Ashkenazy’s love for ...
Jew You Should Know: Rachel Hochheiser-Schwartz
By Senaya Savir, staff writer, @SenayaSavir
Hillel staff welcomed an additional member to their team this past December. Rachel Hochheiser-Schwartz, originally from Potomac, Md., is serving as the new Maryland Hillel leadership consultant.
Hochheiser-Schwartz, who is no stranger to the young Jewish community, previously worked for BBYO, ...
Jew You Should Know: Ariella Bloomfield
By Jamie Weissman
Whenever Manhattan native Ariella Bloomfield is back in New York she visits DOROT, an old age home where she volunteers and delivers food. So, when a friend asked her if she wanted to visit Potomac’s Hebrew Home every Friday, it was an opportunity she was excited to take on.
“I really do like helping people. It’s ...
Jew You Should Know: Sheila Jelen
By Sharadha Kalyanam
Aside from teaching Jewish studies and comparative literature, Sheila Jelen enjoys spending time with her children, swimming and writing fiction she hopes to ...