You Should Know… Jonathan Ezra Rubin

The son of a Conservative rabbi, Jonathan Ezra Rubin lived in northern New Jersey until he was 10, before moving to the Philadelphia area. He had terrible stage fright as a kid, but fell in love with theater in his sophomore year of high school, when he played Trotsky in Variations on the Death of Trotsky… Read More

You should know… Jonathan Stahl

It is hard to envision Bryce Harper smashing home runs or Stephen Strasburg striking out batters when fresh snow covers the frozen field at an empty Nationals Park, but Washington Nationals Executive Director of Ballpark Operations and Guest Experience Jonathan Stahl is busy preparing for opening day and making sure every individual with a ticket… Read More

You Should Know… Jessica Robertson

Jessica Robertson, 28, grew up in Fredericksburg, the child of two parents who served in the Air Force. She was inspired by their service. As a programs manager for the USO Warrior and Family Programs team, she dedicates herself to making sure the troops and their families feel cared for and supported. Jessica took time… Read More

You Should Know… Laura Goldin

Like many others in the Washington region, Northeast Washington resident Laura Goldin works for the federal government. The 31-year-old lawyer practices labor and employment litigation. She’s also involved with local professional and Jewish organizations, including the D.C. branch of AJC’s younger generation program, ACCESS, the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia and Jewish Women’s International’s… Read More

You Should Know… Nathaniel Berman

Wherever there is a Jewish social justice campaign in D.C., you can bet that Nathaniel Berman will not only be involved, but will be leading the charge. The son of a rabbi, Berman, 35, grew up in New York City and moved to the Washington area eight years ago, after law school. He works in… Read More

You Should Know… Yisroel Juskowitz

If anyone deserves the title of hyphenate, it’s Yisroel Juskowitz. The 38-year-old Baltimore native is an author, painter, life coach and musician, having released two Hebrew-language albums, The Narrow Bridge and Fixing the World. On top of that, he works as a physical therapist for special needs children in Rockville, where he lives with his… Read More

You should know… Morgan Greenhouse

Although Morgan Greenhouse was accepted into a graduate program for architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, the Bethesda native saw an even brighter opportunity in the form of an empty retail space on U Street downtown. The 29-year-old District resident is the founder of verdeHOUSE, a four-year-old company that turns vacant and underused spaces into… Read More

You should know… Aaron Keyak

The official announcement was made at the “Latkes & Vodkas” party at their swanky downtown office on Dec. 15. Steve Rabinowitz, founder and president of the mostly progressive and Judeocentric Washington, D.C.-based political public relations firm, Rabinowitz Communications – the former Clinton White House staffer who produced the famed photograph of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak… Read More

You Should Know… Max Levitt

Two years ago, Max Levitt founded Leveling the Playing Field to find a new home for old sports equipment. The Silver Spring-based nonprofit gives underserved children in the D.C. area the opportunity to participate in youth sports by providing donated used/excess sporting equipment. Now, as a result of partnerships with universities, professional sports franchises and other… Read More