You Should Know

Meet local Jews in their 20s and 30s.

Sarah D. Beller. Photo by David Stuck

You Should Know… Sarah D. Beller

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For most of her years in Washington, Sarah D. Beller has worked for Jewish advocacy groups and supported a retinue of others. A few...
Annie Prusky

You Should Know… Annie Prusky

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Twenty-four-year-old Annie Prusky lives in D.C. and works as the regional manager for OneTable, a national nonprofit that helps young people find and share...
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You Should Know… Jonathan Schilit

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Jonathan Schilit, 37, loves the creativity of building things. Combine that with his passion for philanthropy, and it is no wonder the financial adviser...

You Should Know… Shelly Peskin

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By Emma R. Ayers Shelly Peskin is quarantining in New Jersey right now. Of course, like the rest of us, she’d rather be doing something...

You Should Know… Oren Litwin

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Oren Litwin likens his life to learning how to ride bigger and bigger bicycles: The key is to leep moving forward, try to stay...

You Should Know… Andrew Friedman

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Andrew Friedman, 33, was raised a Miami Heat fan in Boca Raton, Fla. He still follows the team from his home in Cleveland Park...

You Should Know… Leonard Robinson

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By Emma Ayers Leonard Robinson hasn’t always been Jewish. The shift was a long time coming for the Washington native and former Catholic. But even...

You Should Know… Na’ava Velkoff

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Nevena “Na’ava” Tsahàla Velkoff, 24, is “proudly Jewish, trans and queer, and I wouldn’t want it any other way,” they said. Originally from Alexandria,...

You Should Know… Eli Russ

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Floods, fires, hurricanes...nobody thinks it will happen to them, but Eli Russ knows it’s all about the planning. Russ, 25 and a Washington resident, is...

You Should Know… Pamela Hilary Kasenetz

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  With the constant bombardment of information about the coronavirus pandemic, it can be hard to tell fact from fiction. Pamela Kasenetz, a physician at...