You Should Know…Benjamin Corey Feinblum

As a professional magician, Benjamin Corey Feinblum brings his see-it-to-believe-it acts to conferences, corporate events, theaters and even bar and bat mitzvahs across the country. But the 35-year-old got his start in the business of literally wowing people in Maryland. Originally from the Annapolis area, Feinblum studied at the University of Maryland, College Park and… Read More

You Should Know…Max Bluestein

Like many young professionals in D.C., Max Bluestein is multitalented. When he’s not doing important work at an identity-document security think tank, the 30-year-old Columbia Heights resident is schooling the entire District on the art of winning pickle-eating competitions and blogging for The Times of Israel. Raised in Atlanta, Bluestein received his undergrad degree from… Read More

You Should Know…Bayla Whitten

Fresh off performing an array of Carole King’s hit songs at a sold-out performance at the JCC of Northern Virginia last weekend, Bayla Whitten is keeping busy. The 30-year-old singer and stage actress, originally from Alexandria, is turning her cabaret performance of the legendary singer-songwriter’s tunes into an album and is also a regular performer… Read More

You Should Know…Valerie Hillman

If anyone lives and breathes downtown Bethesda, it’s Valerie Hillman. The 29-year-old was born and raised in the urban area right outside of D.C.—and living just a five-minute walk away from her job as marketing and communications manager for Bethesda Urban Partnership, she helps the nonprofit promote the downtown area and all it has to… Read More

You Should Know…Erika Ettin

Erika Ettin helps people find love with her online dating help service, A Little Nudge, but don’t expect her to publicly reveal whether there’s someone special in her life. “I try to keep my business life separate from my personal life,” the 33-year-old D.C. resident told WJW. “There’s so much room for it to overlap… Read More

You Should Know…Paul Teller

Paul Teller was raised by liberal Jewish parents on Long Island, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a highly influential conservative aide in Congress. Teller is Sen. Ted Cruz’s chief of staff, a position for which he is both praised and scrutinized – The Hill recently described him as Cruz’s “agitator in chief.” A… Read More

You Should Know…Stacy Miller

Growing up in the Reston-Herndon area, Stacy Miller says she didn’t have many Jewish friends in high school. Now, facilitating Jewish friendships is her full-time job. The 31-year-old Arlington resident is the founder of NOVA Tribe Series, a Northern Virginia-based organization that provides creative programming and activities for Jews in their 20s and 30s, with… Read More

You Should Know…Shayna Blass

By the time the Washington, D.C., theater scene’s 2014-2015 season comes to a close, Shayna Blass might take top honors as its MVP. The bubbly actress, singer and dancer currently stars as a master of disguise in Theater J’s Yentl, playing the character of the same name: A young girl in 19th-century Eastern Europe who… Read More