Kol HaBirah talked with Alan Meltzer, founder of the highly successful Bethesda, Maryland-based insurance brokerage firm The Meltzer Group, about his personal and professional journey, his connection to and support of the Jewish community, and the implications of The Meltzer Group’s recent sale and rebranding to national insurance broker NFP.
Government, MIDC, and Academia All Play a Role
In 2017, Maryland ranked second among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., in WalletHub’s list of the “Most Innovative States.” The study reinforced what many Marylanders already know and what Israeli companies are learning. A hub for technology in general and defense technology in particular, Maryland has emerged over the past several years as a critical partner for Israel’s cutting-edge defense companies.
Participating in a Pesach program at a hotel can feel a little bit like being on a cruise: the 24/7 gourmet kosher for Passover food, the exciting entertainment, and staff willing to go the extra mile. Scholars in residence also feature heavily in several Pesach destinations, and many hail from our own community.
Yasher koach to Berman Hebrew Academy students who pounded the pavement for a good cause and ran the Jerusalem Marathon in support of Shalva, an Israeli organization that provides quality care for children with disabilities. Participants included: Zachary Winters ‘20, Natan Winter ‘21, Niv Leibowitz ‘21, Eitan Berman ‘21, Benjy Coplin ‘21, Ava August ‘21, and proud alum (and current parent) Brian Berman ‘97.
Two faculty members from Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School (BT), Baltimore’s largest co-educational Jewish independent day school, won the $36,000 prize from the Kohelet Foundation for Interdisciplinary Integration.
Spring has finally sprung, and with the change of season many of us welcome the sense of growth and renewal.
For the homeless population in our region, however, leaving the debilitating winter months means much more than renewal. The changing season signifies survival, with easier access to shelter and increased opportunities to attain nutritious sustenance.
My grandfather, George H. Weiss, fondly known as GrandDoc, was an exceptional person who was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and an incredibly accomplished mathematician and physicist.
Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital (MILTON) honored its leaders and heroes at its annual Purim Ball, catered by Medina Cuisine, on March 11 at the National Housing Center in Washington, D.C.
Shir Madness, an a capella group from Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (JDS) in Rockville, Maryland, performing at Leisure World’s celebration for Israel’s 70th birthday.
(Photo credit: Fred Shapiro)
Cybersecurity is a critical industry for both Israel and the mid-Atlantic region. Israel is one of the countries most frequently subjected to cyberattacks, while the Baltimore-Washington corridor houses key U.S. government strongholds, including the National Security Agency (NSA), the United States Cyber Command, the Aberdeen Proving Ground, and the Pentagon. Several Israeli and mid-Atlantic region companies are working together to fight cyberterrorists.
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