Jolson’s kin

A native and resident of Washington who left the area only to attend Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University’s MFA program, Hannah Hessel Ratner thrives on the city’s diversity and its blend of green, commercial and residential spaces. She also loves its vibrant theater scene, of which she is a professional part. In fact, she… Read More

Young, Jewish and making a difference in NoVa

Katie Cristol is campaigning to bring a forward-thinking voice on the Arlington County Board. On George Mason University’s Fairfax campus, Hillel Executive Director Ross Diamond is busy engaging Jewish college students. And Stacy Miller has the entire Northern Virginia area covered with her NOVA Tribe series that provides innovative programming for Jews in their 20s… Read More

You Should Know… Nikki Salzman

A 29-year-old resident of the Adams Morgan neighborhood, Nikki Salzman is the communications manager at Washington Hebrew Congregation. A 2008 graduate of Brandeis University, where she double-majored in history and American studies with a minor in film, she received a master’s degree in 2011 in public communication from American University. She enjoys learning and going… Read More

You Should Know… Tiffany Stark Marker

Tiffany Stark Marker’s yoga practice has come a long way since she did her first sun salutation at 15 to a Jane Fonda video. About two years ago, the 30-something Long Island native earned a yoga certification and began teaching classes, and she later started her own company, Three Yoga Chicks, with her two sisters…. Read More

Optimistic pessimist You should know... Max Rosenblum

California native Max Rosenblum, 25, loosens up hard-working Washingtonians on a nearly nightly basis with a stand-up comedy style he describes as “optimistically pessimistic mixed with some self-deprecation.” When the downtown D.C. resident isn’t making people laugh on stage, he produces free weekly shows and monthly special events with headlining comedians from New York City… Read More

The woman Next Dor

A native of Tennessee, Kelley Kidd has been a D.C. resident for more than five years and currently lives in the Petworth neighborhood. She received her degree in International Relations at Georgetown University, then became involved with Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps. Through her connection with Avodah, she worked as a case manager at Miriam’s… Read More