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inside this issue Local 5 2020 in Review: Our most-read stories of the year 10 JCC Camp Achva to move to outdoor grounds at Gesher school

Nation/World 12 10 heartwarming Jewish stories from 2020, a year to otherwise forget

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“Hitler forgot about you,” provoked condemnations from some of France’s top politicians, including Marlene Schaippa, the minister delegate in charge of citizenship. “MissFrance2021 is not a contest in antisemitism,” Schaippa wrote. “Full support to April Benayoum, who has been the target of unprecedented anti-Semitic hate speech after revealing her origins.” LICRA, the International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism, announced that it is taking legal action

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against multiple individuals who sent the messages. Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said he was “deeply shocked” by the incident and added that law enforcement is already on the case. Benayoum, 21, holds the title of Miss Provence, a region in southern France. “It is sad to witness such behaviour in 2020,” she told BBC. “I obviously condemn these comments, but it does not affect me at all.” Amandine Petit, who won the overall title of Miss France, told La Depeche that the tweets on Benayoum were “very disappointing” and said she “fully supports” Benayoum. — Cnaan Liphshiz

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The runner-up in the Miss France beauty pageant received a torrent of anti-Semitic tweets and other online messages after telling a judge in the contest that her father is Israeli. “I have an array of origins: my mother is Serbo-Croat, my father Israeli-Italian. This gave me a passion for geography and the discerning of other cultures,” April Benayoum told the contest’s audience, according to the Jerusalem Post. The tweets, including one in which the author wrote

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Among the last-minute rush of presidential appointments ahead of Donald Trump’s departure from office is Richard Grenell, a former ambassador to Germany and outspoken Israel advocate, to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum council. Grenell, who also has been outspoken in his efforts to isolate Iran, was among three people Trump named Dec. 21 to the council. The other two are Martin Oliner, the vice president of the American Zionist movement who has penned a number of pro-Trump op-eds, and Susan Levine of Arizona, who has been a major donor to the museum. Grenell had been close to the pro-Israel community since his George W. Bush stint as spokesman for the U.S. mission to the United Nations. As ambassador to Germany, a stint he assumed in 2018, one of Grenell’s first acts was to aggressively press Germany and Europe to enhance sanctions on Iran and its proxies. He also played a role in deporting to Germany an alleged Nazi war criminal. Grenell drew criticism, however, from the German establishment — and from figures in the country’s Jewish community — for lauding the rise of the “anti-establishment” right in Germany and Europe. “Anti-establishment” was seen as a euphemism for hypernationalist right-wing parties that have engaged in apologetics about Europe’s anti-Jewish past. Grenell subsequently served as Trump’s acting director of national intelligence. He also praised Trump for his decision last summer to use force to disperse peaceful crowds demonstrating outside the White House ahead of a photo op, and has joined those claiming without evidence that there was widespread fraud in the presidential election. Last week, Trump named to the Holocaust Memorial Council three White House staffers, including Andrew Giuliani, Trump’s golfing buddy and the son of Rudy Giuliani, his personal lawyer. — Ron Kampeas


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2020inREVIEW Our most-read stories of the year By Eric Schucht / Staff Writer

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Lauren Burnett and Jacob Bradshaw decided to tie the knot in the midst of the pandemic. The couple had planned on an October wedding, but the coronavirus blew in and put that timeline in limbo. So the couple got a marriage license and held a civil ceremony. Bradshaw, 26, is an attorney who works primarily on behalf of plaintiffs in personal injury and civil rights cases. Burnett, 24, is a nursing resident who assists surgeons in the operating room of a Washington-area hospital. The two wed out of concern that Bradshaw could lose his job and be without health insurance. Another concern was that they wouldn’t be able to see each other if either of them were hospitalized in the change that visitor restrictions were limited to spouses only. In April, Bradshaw and Burnett said they hoped to have their wedding ceremony and party in October. However, they were preparing to postpone if coronavirus was still a threat.

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4 DEAD OF COVID19 AT HEBREW HOME

In April, news broke that four residents of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville had died from COVID19. Another 37 residents there tested positive for coronavirus. The Hebrew Home is a nursing home, part of the Charles E. Smith Life Communities and has 556 beds. WJW reached out to Charles E. Smith Life Communities for more information and received an emailed response from Mitchell Schmale of Nevins & Associates, a strategic communications firm. “We have been following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and continue to work closely with local, state and federal public health agencies as we respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the unique threat it presents to the older adults we serve,” Schmale wrote.

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The Albert & Helen Misler Adult Day Center in Rockville.

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Rabbi Alana Suskin

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Rabbi Alana Suskin is often seen in her late father’s pork pie hat and plaid blazer. The Rockville resident is cofounder of interfaith organization Pomegranate Initiative, senior managing editor of progressive blog Jewschool. com and co-chair of the Maryland Poor People’s Campaign. She was ordained first as a Conservative rabbi in 2003, but over the years felt more connected to Orthodox Judaism. So she enrolled in Yeshivat Maharat’s Advanced Kollel: Executive Ordination Track. The group trains and ordains Orthodox women and has received backlash from some Orthodox organizations for doing so. Suskin said she attended the program out of a love for learning.

ANNOUNCED CLOSURE OF MISLER CENTER ADULT CARE SURPRISES FAMILIES

News of the Jewish Council for the Aging closing its senior adult day center in February came as a shock to many. The Albert & Helen Misler Adult Day Center served about 35 seniors a day with activities and kosher lunches. It closed on March 20. JCA CEO David Gamse said the center lost $2,000 a day. The high cost was attributed to having to employ one staff member for every three or four persons in its care. Gamse also said JCA was required to provide highly specialized paratransit transportation service for those participants, which added to the costs. The JCA board and staff considered several options to cut costs, such as eliminating the center’s on-site entertainment and field trips, serving non-kosher food or ending the ElderBus transportation service, Gamse said. “We said no to all of those things because it isn’t in our DNA to deliver a program that is anything less than top rate,” Gamse said. “We believe that would be a disservice even greater than the closure of our beloved Misler.” washingtonjewishweek.com

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In September, Susan and Brad Stillman were honored for their service to the Jewish community. The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington named the couple as 2020’s Sara and Samuel Lessans Community Leadership honorees. Susan Stillman’s background includes serving as membership chair at Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County. She’s also co-chaired the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington’s book festival for two years and has been a city leader for Momentum and on The Friendship Circle of Maryland advisory board. Brad Stillman is board vice chair of the Capital Camps and Retreat Center, on Momentum’s finance and budget committee and on the University of Maryland Hillel board. He has also served on several The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s committees and has chaired the Bender JCC board. “The Stillmans are an extraordinary couple who embody Jewish values every day through the work they do for our community,” said Ron Halber, the JCRC’s executive director. “They are passionately engaged in so many Jewish agencies that positively impact the lives of thousands of people in our community and beyond.”

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CORONAVIRUS COULDN’T STOP SHIMMA WEXLER’S BAR MITZVAH

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As many synagogues began to close their doors in March due to the pandemic, the Jewish Rockville Outreach Center remained open for Shimma Wexler’s bar mitzvah. An estimated 80 people were in attendance for the occasion. At the time, Rabbi Yaacov Benamou said it was imperative that his center remain open, despite the decisions by schools and houses of worship to close. “I am of the opinion that we have to keep prayer services and Torah reading around the clock, 365 days of the year,” he said. “The Torah should always be read, no matter what.” Shimma’s father, Aaron Wexler, urged calm amid the confusion in the wider world. “I was nervous, but not scared about following through on my son’s bar mitzvah,” Wexler said. The coronavirus is God’s will, he added. “It is one of those things that we accept about God’s will. We just keep going. Hysteria is not going to solve this problem or make it better.”

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Each week WJW interviews an adult younger than 40 for our You Should Know series, but the only one to crack the top 10 was the interview with Shelly Peskin. The piece was published in June and focused on the 23 year old’s experience as an Avodah Corps member in Washington. Through CASA de Maryland, she helped immigrants navigate government bureaucracy and paperwork. Here’s one of the questions writer Emma R. Ayers asked her: Q: Obviously, there are so many people in need of help. What can the Jewish community do to best serve immigrants in need of help? What changes need to be made? A: The Jewish community can help by being allies to the immigrant community. So step up, be involved. There are so many changes to be made, including being more educated about barriers immigrants face every day. We were once strangers in the land of Egypt and we have an obligation to pursue social justice for all.


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If there’s one thing our readers love, it’s the hit Israeli drama “Shtisel.” The show follows the members of the fictional Shtisel family who live in Geula, a haredi neighborhood in Jerusalem. The first two seasons began streaming on Netflix in 2018, and season three is set to premiere next spring. Washington resident Inger Mobley is a “Shtisel” fan. In fact, she’s watched the whole series twice since the pandemic started. “I’m still stuck at home, and it made me feel like I had a place to escape,” Mobley said. Before the quarantine, members of Mishkan Torah Synagogue in Greenbelt gathered for “Shtisel” watch parties. Rabbi Saul Oresky said the show is a thoughtful depiction of an Orthodox family. “It showed people in this community to be really, truly fleshed-out real people with a full range of human emotions, which is not sometimes how the rest of the Jewish world even sees those communities,” Oresky said. “They either idealize them or treat them as different creatures entirely.” eschucht@midatlanticmedia.com @EricSchucht

BARRY FREUNDEL’S SUDDEN RELEASE FROM JAIL WAS ANOTHER SHOCK TO HIS VICTIMS AND TO THE ORTHODOX COMMUNITY

Convicted sex offender Barry Freundel was released early from prison for good behavior in April. Freundel, an authority figure in Modern Orthodoxy, was arrested in 2014 for recording women as they changed in the National Capital Mikvah, which is attached to Kesher Israel Congregation in Georgetown, which he led as rabbi. In the end, he pleaded guilty to 52 counts of misdemeanor voyeurism and was given a prison sentence of six years and four months. His original release date was for late 2021, but he ended up being released on April 1. Emma Shulevitz, one of Freundel’s victims, was disheartened by the early release. “I was thinking, is this an April Fool’s joke? He wasn’t supposed to be released so soon. It’s a little creepy that he is out there with no GPS bracelet or surveillance.”

HACKERS LOOT $7.5 MILLION FROM WASHINGTON JEWISH ENDOWMENT

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In August it was discovered that the $7.5 million from the United Jewish Endowment Fund, an arm of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, had been diverted to international accounts. News of the theft was made public after The Federation’s board had been notified in September and quickly made national headlines. Federation CEO Gil Preuss told WJW the assets were taken from a single organization’s fund that the United Jewish Endowment Fund manages. The stolen $7.5 million would not affect The Federation’s budget and allocations. Neither the endowment’s donor-advised funds nor the Federation’s own endowment were touched. The theft is under investigation by federal and international law enforcement agencies. After the theft’s discovery, Preuss said, “Nobody is working from home computers anymore. Passwords have been changed.”

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Pen pal program connects youths with seniors “THERE IS A PARTICULAR DELIGHT IN OPENING UP A PIECE OF MAIL AND SEEING ANOTHER HUMAN BEING’S HANDWRITING. IT’S AN EXPERIENCE THAT OF UNIQUE JOY INTO PEOPLE’S LIVES.” RABBI AARON ALEXANDER

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ami Himmelfarb is 17. Charles Schwartz is 77. And although the two have never met, they’ve gotten to know each other pretty well. They’re pen pals, connected through Adas Israel Congregation in Washington. The pen pal program was created to give teens something to do after many summer time activities were canceled due to the pandemic, according to Rae Grad, chair of the synagogue’s Hesed Committee. “Over the summer, it was very evident that our teenagers in particular were truly bereft. They lost their opportunity to go to camp. They lost their opportunity to do typical summer programs,” Grad said. “So we thought, what can we do with these teenagers? What would be something that would fulfill them and create community? And so we came up with this idea of pen pals, which we’ve never done before.” Eleven teens were paired with 11 seniors to correspond by handwritten letter. Sami, a senior at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, and Schwartz, a retired lawyer living in Chevy Chase, said they exchange one or two letters a month. Sami sent the first letter in June introducing herself to 8

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Schwartz, who did the same in his response. Much of their writing at first focused on getting to know each other. But the correspondence soon shifted to everyday life. “We’ve talked about not being able to go to synagogue, doing things virtually with the synagogue and things like that,” Schwartz said. “So they’re not long letters, but we respond fairly quickly to each other. And I’ve enjoyed it as the conversations have developed.” Sami wrote of her experience on her school’s tennis team and the things she has learned in class about Judaism. Schwartz has written about his work, his childhood and his previous life in New York. “So we’ve really been able to relate to each other, both with our interests, but also just sharing feelings of difficulties with the pandemic and how we both missed being at synagogue for the High Holidays or seeing our family,” Sami said. “And it’s nice to have someone to talk to about that, that’s from a different generation and brings a new perspective that can also relate to your feelings and provide insight into how to cope.” Sami said a handwritten letter is a new experience for her. The process forces her to think about every word she’ll say, as it takes effort to write and there’s no delete button. It’s an art she’s come to find value in.

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“I think people really appreciate getting a handwritten note in the mail,” Sami said. “It feels much more personal. I think the veteran members would appreciate it because it’s more nostalgic and something they value. And the teens, it’d be kind of a new experience for them.” Adas Israel’s Rabbi Aaron Alexander said the pen pal program is a great way to connect members of the congregation at a time where social distancing is keeping them physically apart. “Campaigns and programs like this are crucial. We fundamentally believe all deserve human connection. And because of that, it places an obligation on us to meet that particular human need,” Alexander said. “There is a particular delight in opening up a piece of mail and seeing another human being’s handwriting. It’s an experience that brings a little bit of unique joy into people’s lives.” Sami and Schwartz said they plan to continue corresponding for the near future. That could end when Sami goes to study in Israel next year. “What people are getting out of [the pen pal program] is a sense of connection,” Grad said.“It seems to be working.” eschucht@midatlanticmedia.com @EricSchucht


Mohels keep the covenant going during pandemic By Justin Regan

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etween them, Moshe Rappaport and Michael Henesch have 70 years of experience working as mohels in the Washington area, performing tens of thousands of ritual circumcisions. And though the pandemic rages on, Jewish boys continue to be born. And when they are eight days old, their parents want to enter them into the Jewish people with a mark symbolizing God’s relationship with the Jews. As God told Abraham in Genesis: “My covenant in your flesh is to be an everlasting covenant.” It’s customary for a father to circumcise his son. But the father can ask someone to perform the circumcision — known as brit mila or bris mila — in his stead. That’s where the mohel, or circumciser, comes in. “It’s definitely an essential service for Jewish families, the Jewish people,” Henesch said. “There are many cases where we [mohels] try to perform this mitzvah. We walk in the snow, we walk in the rain, we drive hours sometimes to perform a bris.” When lockdowns began in the spring, Henesch began telling parents he couldn’t do their son’s brit mila. Even though the ritual is supposed to be performed eight days after a boy is born, many families waited several weeks for Henesch to resume his work. And when he did, things changed. Masks came on, social distancing was enforced and only the parents were allowed to be present for what was once a large celebration. He’s since started allowing grandparents and other immediate family members to attend, but it’s still a small operation. “My responsibility is to try to be as safe as possible,” Rabbi Moshe Rappaport Henesch said.“When I’m asked to come into an environment that I’m not comfortable with for the safety of the baby or myself, I decline, or I tell them what the conditions are.” Rappaport said circumcisions can be small ceremonies. But even when all the requirements have been fulfilled, it often feels like something is missing.

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“What’s been the most challenging is that I have not been able to shake hands or hug fathers or hug grandfathers,” said Rappaport.“After a bris is finished, everybody’s relieved and there’s happiness and there’s closeness and touching and shaking hands, and that hasn’t happened since COVID. That’s really been a real challenge for me.” A lot of the pomp has gone away — or gone virtual. “There could be 150 people in Zoom,” Rappaport said.“Sometimes, the people on Zoom, sometimes it’s a rabbi who will say a few words and sometimes it’s a relative. I once had a relative from Israel who was on Zoom and he’s the one who named the baby, from Israel. In the past, before all this, Zoom would never be used. If they couldn’t make it, they just wouldn’t be part of it. Now people can participate in this unique way.” Both Henesch and Rappaport work hard to assure parents of the levels of safety they take in their job, especially during the pandemic. They say their challenge is convincing

families against having a non-ritual circumcision in the hospital. “I will tell you that a certain segment of the communities I service have markedly reduced the number of brises,” Henesch said. “The drop has been very, very extreme.” Circumcision rates in the United States among the general population are dropping, too, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Rappaport also said a hospital circumcision loses the important spiritual aspect of a brit. “It’s a lifetime investment, this bris milah,” Rappaport said. “And it’s one of the few mitzvahs that has this lifetime guarantee. It stays with them and it helps this person during his lifetime. It’s not just a physical procedure. It’s a procedure that creates a lot of spirituality for the person, for the family and so forth.” There is a halachically permissible “do-over” ceremony, known as a hatafat dam brit, that can be done if someone had a secular circumcision. It’s also a ritual many male converts go through. It’s hard to tell at this point if there will be an increase of those in 2021. But in 2020, there’s no stopping Henesch and Rappaport. The singing and dancing may be on hold, but the covenant remains. Henesch said operating in difficult times is a bit of a mohel tradition. Henesch said one silver lining is that the lack of celebrations has led him to lose 20 pounds. “I’ve eaten a lot fewer carbs, a lot less bagels.” Justin Regan is a freelance writer. He produces the American Rabbi Project podcast. washingtonjewishweek.com

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This is a fiscal relationship as well as a communitybuilding one. “We’re a little above break even” in the cost of moving the camp to Gesher and running it there, Dannick said. “We’re hoping there might be philanthropic support” for the first summer. That could be followed by a long-term capital campaign, he added. Dannick said he hopes the plan will excite area Jewish philanthropists, since it strengthens the Jewish community in Northern Virginia. “A total contribution in the $100,000 range” will cover the cost, he said, “the lion’s share of which is rental payment, including incremental costs, to Gesher,” such as security, maintenance and cleaning services. dholzel@midatlanticmedia.com

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One answer was that a longtime partnership would be necessary. That began a “dream stage” of talking about projects the two agencies might want to pursue in years to come. On that dream list is constructing a joint swimming pool at Gesher, Walls said. Another is what Dannick called a “robust busing strategy,” to move children around the area. Northern Virginia has the largest Jewish population in the Washington region, with few focal points. In serving a dispersed population, the Pozez JCC has long looked for ways to decentralize. “We talked about a hub-and-spoke system,” Dannick said. With the pandemic came virtual activities. “We plan to keep that,” he said. “This is the future of Northern Virginia.”

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t took the pandemic to nudge the Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia and Gesher Jewish Day School to implement an idea they’ve been talking about for a long time: holding the Pozez JCC’s Achva Day Camp on the Gesher school’s 28-acre outdoor facilities in summer 2021. “It’s an opportunity to dip our toe into the water,” said Amy Brinko, associate executive director of the Pozez JCC. “We see it as a step toward a partnership.” That step, announced on Dec. 21, will have long-term implications for Northern Virginia’s Jewish community, the agencies say. First, the arrangement will not end when the pandemic does. While holding camp outdoors at Gesher poses fewer health risks than activities inside the Pozez JCC building, the school offers amenities that the JCC does not: a fire pit, garden, winding nature trails and outdoor brick oven for baking pita, in addition to ball fields, a playground and basketball courts. “Parents got really excited, really quick,” said Jennifer Scher, director of community advancement at Gesher, of the reaction to the announcement. Parents in Arlington and Alexandria contacted Camp Achva Director Anat Litwok, asking if there will be bus service to the camp, located in Fairfax. That interest from outside the agencies’ immediate area is a second implication. “It could raise Camp Achva’s weekly enrollment from 180-220 kids to 400-500 kids a week,” said Jeff Dannick, the Pozez JCC’s executive director The arrangement is an advantage to the school because it will bring in fees for use of its outdoor facilities, said Aviva Walls, Gesher’s head of school. The two agencies began meeting in the fall to determine “what would need to be true” to be able move the camp to Gesher.


You Should Know…

Another look at some of the people we met in 2020

ALEX MORPUGO

MARION HABERMAN JANUARY 30 MOMMY VLOGGER

FEBRUARY 6 GUYANA ADVENTURE

FEBRUARY 13 EXPRESSING HIMSELF

NICK MAY

LUCAS SHAPIRO

NAOMI JACOBS

ANNIE PRUSKY

JANUARY 16 40 MORPUGOS

NOAM RAFFEL

MARCH 12 SELFLESS ACTS

MARCH 26 GETTING OUT

MADDIE REICH

APRIL 2 FOOD AND PHOTOGRAPHY

LEONARD ROBINSON

JONATHAN SCHILIT JUNE 18 MICRO GIVING

JUNE 25 POINT OF CONTACT

ROSE JAFFE

AUBREE HUNTER JULY 30 OLDNEW FOOD

MATT OBERMAN

AUGUST 13 SEE A MAN ABOUT A DOG

CHERYL PRUCE

SEPTEMBER 10 READY TO WORK

CODY MELLOKLEIN

REBECCA WEISS

TAYLOR VILE

ALEXIS BENTZ

LISA BONOS

JUSTIN B. TERRY SMITH

JULY 9 MURAL MAKER

OCTOBER 22 VIEW FROM JERUSALEM

OCTOBER 29 LIVING IN LANGUAGE

MAY 21 BEARING WITNESS

NOVEMBER 12 HOME FOR COLLEGE

DECEMBER 3 DATING AND RELATIONSHIPS

SEPTEMBER 24 ON A TYPICAL DAY

DECEMBER 10 AT THE INTERSECTION

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10 heartwarming Jewish stories from 2020, a year to otherwise forget

THE JEWS INVOLVED WITH THE VACCINE

Several Jewish scientists have been at the forefront of the rush to produce an effective COVID-19 vaccine, trying to alleviate the suffering inflicted on the world by the virus in the past year. There is Mikael Dolsten, the Swedish Jewish head scientist at Pfizer, who was key in helping the pharmaceutical giant produce the first approved vaccine and talked to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency about the role of immigrants in scientific innovation and the new form of mRNA vaccines. Tal Zaks, an Israeli, is the chief medical officer of Moderna, the other American company to produce a vaccine authorized by the FDA. And the CEO of Pfizer, Albert Bourla, is a Greek Jew proud of his heritage — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims that helped Israel become one of the first countries to secure a Pfizer vaccine contract.

THE FIRST JEWISH SECOND HUSBAND

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris wasn’t the only member of the Biden presidential ticket to make history in November. Her husband, Doug Emhoff, became the first “second husband” in American political history — and the first Jewish spouse of a president or vice president. He has relished the role, speaking at events aimed at Jewish voters and with Jewish politicians. Along the way, Emhoff and Harris have helped charge a wave of love for intermarried families. The couple released a video together this month about Hanukkah — “one of our favorite holidays in our big, modern family,” Emhoff said. 12

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THE YEAR OF THE CELEBRITY HANUKKAH VIDEO

Maybe it was all of the quarantine isolation. Maybe it was the sense of solidarity brought on by the pain experienced around the world this year. Whatever the reason, this was the year that a large chunk of the celebrity zeitgeist, Jewish and non-, had fun marking Hanukkah.

Non-Jewish rock star Dave Grohl and his Jewish producer posted eight entertaining covers of songs by Jewish musicians, one for every night. Haim, the Jewish pop band, marked the holiday like never before, from song and dance to a guitar giveaway. Daveed Diggs, the Black and Jewish star of “Hamilton,” among other things, gave us a delightful Hanukkah rap (for kids). The Jewish Broadway star Nicolette Robinson and her non-Jewish Broadway star husband Leslie Odom Jr. covered “Maoz Tzur” for a holiday album and chronicled their family’s holiday experience on Instagram. And the list didn’t stop there.

THE ABRAHAM ACCORDS

Before 2020, Israel only had formal diplomatic relations (and historically not the warmest of relations) with two neighboring Arab countries, Egypt and Jordan. As 2020 ends, Israel now has relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, and pending ties with Sudan and Morocco (it also formalized ties with Bhutan, the tiny Buddhist-majority nation known for prioritizing the happiness of its citizens). While the deals include tradeoffs that have made some on both sides of Congress’ aisle uncomfortable — including advanced military weapons to the UAE and taking Sudan off the U.S. list of terrorism sponsors — the moves have also been widely lauded for enlarging the Arab world’s acceptance of Israel. The small communities of Jews living in those countries have rejoiced, and Israelis have been pretty excited, too — over 50,000 of them have already visited the UAE, one of the world’s glitziest vacation spots.

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ZACH BANNER AS MISHPOCHA

The 6-foot-8, nearly 350-pound offensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers of Chamorro and African-American ancestry became one of the Jewish community’s favorite sons this year. After fellow NFL player DeSean Jackson made headlines in July when he posted a series of anti-Semitic messages on social media, Banner was among the most prominent people to call him out and say publicly that Jews “deal with the same amount of hate, similar hardships and hard times” as the Black community. Banner said he was partly inspired to speak out after being in Pittsburgh during the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in 2018. Following Banner, a stream of other Black athletes and commentators, including the former basketball stars Charles Barkley and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, took stands against anti-Semitism. Banner’s love for the Jews didn’t stop with one post — after what he called an outpouring of love from the community, he donated some of his earnings to a Tree of Life-related charity and tried challah to raise money for his charitable foundation. His thoughts on the Jewish bread, via the video he released? “That is fire, wow!”

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A medical worker prepares a coronavirus vaccine at Barzilai Medical Center in the Israeli city of Ashkelon, Dec. 20, 2020.

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There’s no sugarcoating it: 2020 was a difficult, trying, tragic year. But just because COVID-19 dominated the headlines and our personal lives, that doesn’t mean there weren’t any Jewish bright spots. Plenty of history was made, from a march of tens of thousands against anti-Semitism to a new kind of vaccine that Jewish doctors helped create, to a Jewish vice-presidential spouse. Here are some of the Jewish stories that helped distract us from the pain of the past year.


LOTS OF NOBEL PRIZES

It’s just a fact: Jews are known for their proclivity for winning Nobel Prizes. So much so, in fact, that the concept features in all kinds of strange theories about Jewish intelligence. But 2020 was an extra-successful year on the Nobel front. Academic Paul Milgrom shared the economics prize for his discoveries in the field of auction theory. Poet Louise Gluck won in literature for her “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” And Harvey Alter, a researcher for the National Institutes of Health, shared the Nobel in medicine for helping identify the hepatitis C virus. (Not to forget two retired Jewish mathematicians won the Abel Prize, which is seen as the Nobel equivalent for a field that does not award one.)

A CHILD’S “AVINU MALKEINU” GOES VIRAL

One break from the heaviness of a pandemic High Holidays came in the form of a beaming 6-year-old in Australia, Bibi Shapiro, who went viral with his version of “Avinu Malkeinu.” His mother, Nina, told JTA that she never meant for the video to become public — but was glad it did. “People have said it’s made them happy and given them hope,” she said,“and even though I don’t understand it, the fact that it has done that to people especially at this time in the world, I’m so grateful for it.” Bibi appeared over Zoom during Yom Kippur services at Central Synagogue in New York City, collaborated with a favorite singer from his native South Africa and spurred an international conversation among Jewish

children’s musicians, showing the global reach of good news.

A HISTORIC MARCH AGAINST ANTISEMITISM

It’s hard to remember a time before the pandemic raged through the country this year, but as the calendar turned to 2020, the New York City area was reeling from a spate of violent anti-Semitic attacks, including a Jersey City kosher store shooting and a stabbing in Monsey, New York. Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn were the victims of a sharp uptick in random assaults. In response, New York City officials and local Jewish groups helped organize one of the largest marches against anti-Semitism the country has ever seen, which symbolically started in Lower Manhattan and crossed the Brooklyn Bridge. “What has happened in Brooklyn, what has happened in Monsey, New York, was an attack on every New Yorker and every New Yorker has felt the pain,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said before the march. While its impact was blunted by the pandemic, the march offered a sense of optimism and unity to start the year.

AN ISRAELI PHENOM MAKES THE NBA

It’s rare for an Israeli athlete to make it to one of the top-tier American sports leagues. It’s unprecedented for an Israeli athlete to be touted as one of said league’s top prospects. Deni Avdija achieved both of those feats when he was picked ninth overall in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards. The lanky 6-foot-9 forward with heaps of potential

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey in the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 24, 2019.

(he’s just 19), born to a Jewish Israeli mother and Muslim Serbian former Israeli basketball player father, has not been afraid to show off his Jewish pride — he even lit a Hanukkah menorah in a video on the Wizards’ Instagram page. The Wizards have embraced Avdija’s identity — and the new fans it has produced — by creating a Hebrew Twitter account. The team’s Jewish announcer called him “the mensch off the bench on Hanukkah!” in his first preseason game, and Avdija was in the starting lineup for the club’s regular season debut, albeit a losing one, in which his coach said the Israeli was “fantastic.”

A MAYORAL ROSH HASHANAH BABY

In 2019, Minneapolis’ Jewish mayor, Jacob Frey, was a rising star — and sex symbol. He made significant change in the city’s historically fraught zoning rules, endearing him to many fans on the left, and became a Twitter target for President Trump. But in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police officers in his city, Frey was thrust into the center of the country’s raging debate on police reform. His refusal to defund the city’s police department made him a poster child enemy for many progressives. Just before Rosh Hashanah this year, though, he had a joyous reprieve — the birth of his first child, a girl he and his wife, Sarah Clarke, named Frida. “For us, her birth leading into Rosh Hashanah symbolizes new beginnings and hope in the midst of tough days,” Frey tweeted. “She’s our reminder of a better tomorrow.” — JTA News and Features washingtonjewishweek.com 13

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Participants in a Jewish solidarity march across New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge, Jan. 5, 2020. The march in the city was held in response to a recent rise in anti-Semitic crimes in the New York metropolitan area.

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From left to right: UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump at the signing ceremony for the agreements on “normalization of relations” reached between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain at the White House, Sept. 15, 2020.


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Déjà vu, all over again

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nless there is some tectonic shift in Israel’s body politic over the next dozen weeks, the country will hold national elections on March 23, 2021. This will be Israel’s fourth national election in two years. And it will likely result in a stalemate — necessitating a fifth round. Those are the consistent early predictions from polls taken last week, shortly after the Knesset missed its budget vote, triggering new elections. The polls suggest that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party would remain the largest vote getters. Nonetheless, their projected loss of seats in the Knesset could make the remarkably durable and creative Netanyahu vulnerable. Political gridlock has been the hallmark of the last three elections. But changes are in the air. Rather than their classic left-right split that prevailed in the previous rounds, Israelis are now divided over Netanyahu himself. And the anti-Netanyahu faction on the right has grown under the banner of former Likudnik Gideon Sa’ar and his new right-wing party, New Hope. Initial polling projects New Hope winning second place,

just a few seats behind Likud. If Sa’ar and Netanyahu rivals Naftali Bennett and Avigdor Lieberman join forces with centrists Yair Lapid and Benny Gantz — whose Blue and White Party has shrunk to a handful of seats — they could almost make a Knesset majority without Netanyahu and Likud. As tantalizing as that might be to the antiNetanyahu players, they will have trouble building a large enough majority without including at least one of the leftwing parties — which appears to be a political non-starter. We are concerned. Last week, the Israel Democracy Institute published information showing the frequency of elections in 20 of the world’s parliamentary democracies. Israel came in dead last, with an average of 2.3 years between votes over the past 25 years. First-place Ireland has an average of 4.5 years between elections. While there is no established connection between frequency of elections and quality of governance, Israel shows troubling signs of political dysfunction that demand resolution. Commentators from the left and right have expounded

theories and proposed solutions. They have pointed fingers at everything from the distraction of Netanyahu’s legal problems to the need for fundamental electoral reform as the reason for the current problems. At least part of what each is saying is correct. But a clear, immediate solution is needed. Netanyahu has been an extraordinary leader. He deserves credit for his many impressive accomplishments on domestic and international fronts, even as he remains answerable for those areas where he has not had success, including his legal challenges. Perhaps this is the time for the “Magician of the Middle East” to orchestrate one last parting deal that installs new government leadership, ensures continuity of center-right policies, frees Israeli society from the stranglehold of the rabbinate and ensures Israel’s longest-serving prime minister a dignified and peaceful retirement. Or maybe something else. Whatever the approach, Israel needs to avoid a fifth election.

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loans. A moratorium on evictions is extended until Jan. 31 and there is emergency assistance for renters. What’s missing is the Democratic-favored aid to state and local governments, which have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s impact. Also left out of the package was a Republican priority — a liability shield to protect businesses from virus-related lawsuits. Included was $1.4 billion in new money for Trump’s border wall. Nine-hundred billion dollars is a lot of money, and there are significant consequences to passing sprawling aid packages. Someone has to pay for them. America isn’t printing money to pay for the spending, but it is selling

government bonds at a low rate of return. We are literally mortgaging our future to save our future. That makes sense. But we need to be careful. U.S. debt will grow by a record $4.5 trillion in 2020. How are we going to pay for it? Many Americans have already shown that they aren’t ready to sacrifice for the national good, even if it is for something as easy as wearing a mask. So we worry that getting Americans to agree to pay more in taxes to offset relief spending will be very difficult to achieve. We hope the same bipartisan support we have seen for relief efforts will continue in support of necessary funding for it.

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e are under siege. The U.S. will end 2020 with 330,000 people dead from COVID-19 — a virus none of us had even heard of when the year began. Some 18.7 million Americans have been infected by the virus, entering them into a lottery whose results are anywhere between no symptoms and death. More than 12.6 million people are out of work. Small businesses are struggling or closing. Demand for hospital intensive care beds exceeds capacity. It is in the face of this frightening national reality that the recent $900 billion stimulus package was passed. But it took Congress and the White House an unacceptably long eight months to agree on the legislation. In the end, the $900 billion was more money than some Republicans wanted, much less than many Democrats demanded, but is much better than doing nothing while Americans struggle and suffer. President-elect Joe Biden called the bill a “down payment” on inevitable future relief legislation. Everyone knows it won’t be enough. To help ensure passage, the legislation was attached to a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill, which will fund the federal government through next September. While President Trump objected to the size of the $600 stimulus checks in the package, most of his complaints — aid for Egypt, Pakistan and Cambodia, for example — were actually about items in the omnibus spending bill. But focusing on the bipartisan stimulus package, there are welcome jobless benefits, aid to small businesses, stimulus checks, money for vaccine distribution, and aid for schools and child care. Faith-based organizations are eligible for PPP

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How you can help your child with remote learning By Vicki Hervitz

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er math Zoom class is starting, and she double checks her materials. The class starts and she’s furiously taking notes. She starts sweating and scratching her head as the teacher’s voice skips due to a bad connection. And then she screams, “It’s frozen! I’m missing it all. I’m never going to get the information!” Is our child anxious... or mindful? It’s minutes into the davening Zoom, and you’re yelling, “Stop playing Pokemon! Hurry! They’re already up to Shema.” After he fumbles to the table, his tiny hands are all over the screen, touching, pressing and clanking on the keyboard. He’s standing up, sitting down, spinning and then wandering away. Is our child hyperactive... or a multisensory learner? You’re reviewing her Zoom schedule for the day. She yawns and says, “Mom, you know I can’t do Zoom. I’m just not a Zoom kid.” You respond with a slew of reasons as to why she’s so wonderful and the usual spiel about how she can do anything she puts her mind to. She rolls her eyes and walks away. The rest of the day, she’s only half present, constantly mumbling, “I don’t like Zoom.” Is our child difficult... or in need of support? Each child in these stories is your child, my child, our collective child. And their struggles with virtual school during COVID-19 are real. COVID-19 has pushed us parents, educators and clinicians to new innovative heights as we constantly shift, adapt and pivot, to dig deep as we attempt to reach and support our children during this unprecedented school year. Now, even nine months into the pandemic, we still find ourselves asking the same question: How can I help my child through this insurmountable journey of virtual school?

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Tune into your child

First, ask yourself the following and write down your answers: Who is my child? Who is my child as a learner? Think about age. Is your child 3 or is your child 16? For younger children, the goal should be connection and joy. For older children, connection is key but also more serious and complex academic skill acquisition. Think about temperament. Is your child calm, focused and mindful? Or energetic, loud and a whole-body learner? Are they organized and concrete thinkers or are they out-of-the-box thinkers that beat to their own drum? Are there any mental health concerns or learning needs that require support? Think about what motivates your child. Is your child excited to learn and gain knowledge? Or is your child

more excited about the treat you promised them for a successful Zoom? Every parent will have a different set of answers for every child. Tuning in to your child and delving deep into your understanding of who they are as learners and individuals is the best and most important place to start. This information will guide your journey in supporting your child.

Be honest and psycho-educate

We all know the negative effects screen time has on the mind and on the body. And study after study show that children learn best using their whole bodies, not just their eyes and their ears. But still, there is an expectation that our children should buy into or be able to learn virtually. Share the facts. Virtual learning is hard for children, but virtual learning and working is hard for adults too. And we should tell our children exactly this — that we get it. That we too feel body discomfort, headaches, irritated and drained from sitting and staring at a screen all day. We need to be honest about how kids learn so that they can understand why virtual learning may be hard for them — that children learn best and most comfortably with their whole body and when all five of their senses are engaged (a multisensory approach). Share the positive. We need to have open conversations with our children about our personal and school reasons that they have to be a virtual learner right now. Emphasize and discuss the blessing that we live in a time that a virtual option exists and enables them to continue growing and thriving. Make sure to spotlight the level of thought and creativity their teachers have in every Zoom — providing hands-on, interactive lessons and assessments to overcome the limitations of Zoom. Reminding ourselves of the facts, psycho-educating and conversing with our child shifts the problem away from me vs. my child or my child vs. Zoom and toward our family vs. COVID-19. Our message is that together we can solve this seemingly insurmountable journey.

Join with your child to empower them

Schedule a special “date” with your child to collaborate (enjoy a treat together!). Come into the conversation with a growth mindset of who your child is (see above). Sit down together and create a list of solutions to make virtual learning possible. As each idea is given, don’t assess or judge it, rather accept it and add it to the list. Even add some absurd ideas for some good laughs (go to clown school instead!). After the list is complete, go through each solution and evaluate together, and make your way through the list until you end up with one or a few solutions.

Here are some strategies that can empower your child’s autonomy, as you take this journey together: Create structure and routine — establish the importance of getting dressed, a visual schedule and checklist and/ or a countdown to something they’re looking forward to. Design a specific and thoughtful physical space for learning — give them ownership over decorating their space or choosing the type of chair or yoga ball they sit on. Supplement curriculum with multisensory tools — find specific fidget toys of your child’s choice to regulate their need for touch and movement and make time for movement breaks and outdoor play. Possibly provide rewards — decide if working toward a goal would help, whether it be quality time with you (preferable) or an item/toy/activity they earn.

Let the journey be ongoing

No plan is set in stone. Schedule a date to review and revisit the conversation to make any necessary changes. Children are ever-changing and what works today may not work tomorrow. And now more than ever, keep an open mind to outside support, whether it be a therapist, a tutor or an organizational coach. Let’s give our children all the supports possible, to hold them up and keep them steady through such a trying time. Vicki Hervitz, LCSW-C, is a guidance counselor at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School. This is part of a series on topics in education facilitated by The Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education, an agency of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore, with the partnership of local schools and educators. CJE promotes and facilitates lifelong learning that nurtures Jewish identity and strengthens Jewish community. washingtonjewishweek.com 15


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College students are falling through our largest food safety net By Miriam Lipschutz

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In returning to his former cabinet post, Tom Vilsack will have a huge impact on college students’ ability to fill their own cabinets at home through how he runs the agencies and proposed rule changes to SNAP. During his tenure under President Obama, the Department was able to reduce food insecurity to the tune of 8 million people. Addressing our nation’s growing levels of food insecurity, especially the lack of access to SNAP access for college students, must be a priority during the Biden administration. No student should have to choose between food and their education. Miriam Lipschutz is the director of advocacy at Challah for Hunger and a second-year master’s of public policy student at Temple University.

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In the future, who will have access to higher-paying jobs, and who will be saddled with debt and no degree? Campus food insecurity has always existed, but only recently been given the attention it deserves because of student-centered organizations like Challah for Hunger that are uplifting student voices and advocating for long-term solutions for the exacerbated rates of basic needs insecurity that we are seeing now, but have always existed. While immediate relief is needed, we also need to #FUELHigherEd and create policy solutions that acknowledge food as fundamental for learning and make nutritious meals universal. Policies must be equitable, centering on student populations most impacted by basic needs insecurity, and these should not be temporary BandAids, but truly transformative state and federal policies.

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here’s something the incoming secretary of agriculture and I have in common: a love for dairy cows. Tom Vilsack is currently chief executive for the US Dairy Export Council, and was the former USDA secretary under President Barack Obama. But when I was studying animal science at the University of Vermont during his term, many of my peers were silently struggling to afford enough to eat. One in five UVM students experience food insecurity. According to the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, one in three students at four-year institutions are food insecure. During the pandemic, hunger has only gotten worse. While the USDA’s sprawling wheelhouse includes addressing concerns of small farmers, food supply and animal rights, one in four Americans rely on the agency’s food programs to feed themselves and their families. Many food-insecure college students are locked out of our nation’s largest food safety net, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as SNAP, thanks to outdated student eligibility restrictions. For instance, students enrolled more than half-time must work at least 20 hours a week to be eligible for SNAP. But with the loss of on-campus work-study jobs and the closure of restaurants and other service sector businesses, many college students are being hit doubly hard, losing income as well as their SNAP benefits, with their route to eligibility cut off. A GAO report from last year showed almost 2 million college students who are potentially eligible have not reported receiving SNAP, many of whom are dissuaded from even applying because of the cryptic language that explains which students can get benefits. This year, more than 6 million new people have enrolled in SNAP. One in four students have had to take out loans to cover the cost of food, and one-third know someone who dropped out because they couldn’t afford to eat, according to a recent study by Swipe Out Hunger and Chegg. Black, Latinx and Indigenous students have been disproportionately impacted by the economic fallout of COVID-19, burdened with higher rates of basic needs insecurity compared to their white peers, as well as a higher drop-out rate. Our country has continually failed to invest in higher education for low-income students, who are disproportionately students of color, despite the fact that at least 60 percent of new jobs require some education beyond high school. Students are dropping out of school when faced with the decision of whether to buy food or the supplies they need to succeed in school. We must consider:


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The second pandemic: Misinformation By Dr. Daniel Stone | JNS

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t Thanksgiving, nine family members from three households shared turkey and all the trimmings. Unfortunately, COVID-19 was also on the menu. One of the nine failed to mention their “cold symptoms.” Five days later, others had lost their sense of taste and were running fevers. My wife’s aunt attended the holiday meal. Six days later, unaware of what occurred, she took my mother-in-law for a pre-operative COVID-19 test prior to a heart procedure. So now, our family watches the days tick by to see if a potentially fatal illness will take hold. Unfortunately, my family was not alone in this event. Millions traveled and congregated in defiance of widely circulated public health appeals. Why do people ignore public health warnings and expose vulnerable friends, family and co-workers to this virus? The answer, in part, is the parallel pandemic of misinformation. Although our understanding of this novel malady has grown, we continue to see misinformation that undermines public health efforts. A relatively recent contributor to misinformation is the “Great Barrington Declaration,” a proposed alternative to mainstream public health measures. The resolution, named after where it was signed, advocates for “focused protection,” described as encouraging those “at minimal risk to live their lives normally … while better protecting those at highest risk.” GBR advocates opening business establishments as well as arts, music, sports and other cultural activities. It promotes the achievement of herd immunity — the threshold level of immunity in a population that prevents further viral spread — by a combination of natural immunity (infection) and immunization. Unfortunately for truth-seeking, GBR turns a blind eye to some of public health experts’ most serious concerns. The first issue is GBR’s assumption that high- and lowrisk populations can be reliably segregated. Many lowrisk individuals live or work with the elderly and others at high risk. Because those newly infected with COVID19 become contagious before they become symptomatic, allowing increased transmission of the virus in low-risk populations will inevitably create infections among those at high risk. In addition, not all fatalities occur in those previously known to be high risk. But GBR never adequately addresses this dilemma. Although GBR touts herd immunity, it dodges the question of the percentage of the population needed to get there, claiming that it is “impossible to know right now.” In fact, epidemiologists estimate herd immunity for COVID 19 to be about 70 percent of the population. Ignoring best estimates on herd immunity allows GBR to avoid the frightening implications of that strategy: Reaching herd immunity, half by vaccine and half by illness, would lead to an estimated 400,000 more deaths. The advocacy of GBR and its allies appears rooted

in a libertarian approach to public policy. Of course, their concern about the tradeoff between economic and individual well-being versus public safety deserves debate. Public health officials understand that economic shutdowns harm employees who lose jobs and create serious psychological implications for children, adults and teens. I’ve personally seen my patients, colleagues and

someone that didn’t listen, wasn’t careful and put them at risk. Opponents of lockdowns and masking should turn their eyes to the countless studies, scientific reports and the experience of countries like South Korea and New Zealand that all show how compliance with science-based health advisories can make a difference. As we stand collectively on the threshold of vaccine

their families struggle with these very issues. Government officials and their public health advisors must certainly heed their plight when considering such tragic trade-offs. But opponents of lockdowns should be aware that the government has long been empowered with the right and the responsibility to act on such trade-offs when lives are at risk. Although a recent 5-4 Supreme Court decision reinforced the need to treat religious practice, protests and commercial interests evenhandedly when creating restrictions, it never questioned the role of government in protecting public safety. As a doctor who cares for COVID-19 patients, however, my focus is on protecting lives and combating misinformation. I have daily experience with the victims of the misinformation pandemic. My febrile and coughing patients, like my mother-in-law, can often identify

distribution, we should not allow ignorance or weariness to sidetrack us. We must understand that in complying with public health directives and in protecting ourselves, we can save the lives of others we may never know, who might succumb down the line in a chain of future infections. The truest celebration of holiday spirit requires doubling down on masking, distancing and the other measures our public health authorities have outlined. With lives on the line, the choices are clear. Daniel Stone is the regional medical director of Cedars-Sinai Valley Network and a practicing internist and geriatrician with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group. The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of Cedars-Sinai. This article first appeared in the Jewish Journal. washingtonjewishweek.com 17


arts & culture

‘Bernstein Reimagined’

pays homage to the music of a Jewish icon By David Rullo

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original orchestrations and were then reimagined. “The seven arrangers we have on the recordings really make it fresh,” Ashby said. “It’s really exciting how it brings new life to these compositions of Leonard Bernstein.” And, because it is jazz, improvisation plays a large part in the recordings. The band had to work hard to master the pieces because “within every tune there is at least one improvised solo,” Ashby said. “It keeps the music fresh because no matter how many times we play this music around the world, every time will be different.” Of course, playing it around the world, or even in MCG’s North Side building, is a challenge now because of COVID19. That complicates promoting the album. “Our hope is everybody’s hope, that by this summer, certainly by the fall, that we’ll be able to gather in large enough numbers that it will make sense to have a 17- to 20-piece orchestra perform live for folks,” Ashby said. Until that time, the recording will use jazz radio to promote the album and get the word out to the jazz community. Ashby is not simply part of the ensemble of musicians that played the music. He produced the live shows in 2018 and worked as a producer on the recording. The producer role, he said, allowed him to be involved in the nuts and bolts of the recording. He helped pick out the repertoire with Executive Producer Ken Kimery and Artistic Director Charlie Young, submitted thoughts on the arrangements and assisted with the recording, editing and mixing of the music. He also was engaged

in the business end of the project: negotiating deals with distributors, giving thoughts on the artwork, working with the manufacturer and dealing with the Bernstein estate to get licensing. That process was made easier by Flavio Chamis, a member of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and a friend of Ashby’s Chamis is a Brazilian composer and conductor who served as an assistant conductor to Leonard Bernstein on several occasions. Ashby and Chamis have collaborated on several projects. “He is such a wealth of information about the maestro and music in general,” Ashby said of Chamis. “He was such a great resource to connect us with the Bernstein business office as well as provide some insight into these pieces.” Chamis also wrote the liner notes, providing historical and artistic background for each of the pieces. The artwork was created by another Pittsburgher, artist Jeff O.Brien Myers who, Ashby said, creates all of MCG Jazz’s covers. While the opportunity to hear the reimagined Bernstein pieces live will not occur for several more months, Ashby has a suggestion. “When you listen to ‘On the Waterfront’ on your home stereo, crank it up and imagine you’re sitting in an audience and hearing it live,” he said. “It’s very powerful stuff.” David Rullo is a staff writer with Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle.

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arty Ashby remembered the reaction from the crowd after a 2018 performance of “On the Waterfront” at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild on Pittsburgh’s North Side. “The audience was stunned,” the guitar player and producer said. The performance was part of an MCG Jazz production featuring the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra in honor of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday. Bernstein died in 1990. Ashby and the big band did not know that two years later they would be recording both Bernstein’s popular music and his more “serious” works. “When we were putting together the program [for the 2018 live performance], we realized that we were onto something really special,” Ashby said. “So, it came about organically. We said, let’s continue to refine the arrangements. After four or five months, we knew we needed to go in the studio and record this to capture this moment in time.” Set for release Jan. 29, 2021, on the MCG Jazz label, the recording features three of Bernstein’s compositions from the 1949 film “On the Town,” the symphonic suite from “On the Waterfront,” a selection from Bernstein’s adaption of “Peter Pan,” two tracks from Bernstein operas, “Trouble in Tahiti” and “A Quiet Place,” and three of Bernstein’s works that are not part of the musician’s pop canon: “Waltz from Divertimento for Orchestra,” “Meditation #1 from Mass” and “Chichester Psalms I.” The tracks highlight the composer’s versatility, or as Ashby puts it: “Maestro Bernstein could do anything. He could write for a symphony, he could write opera, he could write theater works, he could write solo piano pieces and string ensemble works.” Comparing Bernstein to a painter, Ashby said his flexibility meant there were many colors from which the SJM Orchestra could choose. While his band didn’t capture the full palette of Bernstein’s hues, “we got a lot of the colors in the spectrum of his music,” Ashby said. Not surprisingly, the Washington, D.C.-based group swings like a big band, playing all of the cuts with a jazz sensibility. It uses a standard big-band orchestration of 17 members, although special guests and percussionists sometimes swell its size to up to 20 members. All but one of the tracks feature new arrangements. “These arrangements haven’t been heard by anyone, except for the one track we played on tour around the world,” Ashby said. All the tracks began with Bernstein’s


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Hot beverages for winter socials By Keri White

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inter is upon us and, normally, that means holiday parties, indoor gatherings and lots of time with extended family and friends. But not this year. The vaccine is on the horizon, and there is hope that there is light at the end of the proverbial tunnel, but, for now, guidance tells us to stay the course. That means keeping to your “pod,” practicing social distancing and wearing masks. But we are social animals, and simply locking down is too isolating for many. The key to an outdoor, winter gathering is to keep it simple, choose a warm-ish day and meet on the early side before it is pitch dark. If you have a fire pit or outdoor fireplace, great — light it up and gather ‘round. But if you don’t, a few candles add to the atmosphere. Consider putting cozy blankets out on your chairs and serving hot beverages to a small number of guests. These “parties” are not attempting to replicate their summer counterparts, when we stayed outdoors with friends and neighbors for hours on our designated benches, taking turns approaching the bar or the buffet. The winter gatherings are shorter and, because guests may want to keep their gloves on, you are only serving mugs of something warm.

MASALA CHAI

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This is an authentic version of the seemingly ubiquitous drink — which, in my experience, is perpetually oversugared at most cafes. The recipe was taught to me by an Indian friend. If you wish to spike it, making an adult version, bourbon, whiskey or dark rum will pair well with these flavors. A word on the spices: If you don’t have them all, fear not, you can make a perfectly respectable masala chai if you omit a couple of the seasonings listed below. 4 2½ 2½ ¼ 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 2-3

plain black tea bags cups water cups milk (any type) teaspoon cinnamon sprinkle ground cloves (or 2 whole cloves) sprinkle nutmeg sprinkle black pepper or 2 whole peppercorns sprinkle cardamom sprinkle ground ginger sprinkle allspice whole star anises or a pinch of ground teaspoons sugar shots liquor, if desired

Place all the ingredients (except liquor, if using) in a medium saucepan and bring it to a boil. Remove it from the heat, cover and allow it to steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and any whole spices you may have used. Add liquor, if desired. Pour the chai into mugs and serve immediately.

SWISS HOT CHOCOLATE

Serves 4

On a trip to Europe just before the pandemic, I learned that there is a vast difference between the types of hot chocolate served in different European countries. Switzerland, a country that prides itself on the quality of its dairy products, makes very milky hot chocolate. Both Spanish and Italian hot chocolates are prized for their thickness, and many recipes call for cornstarch. France, on the other hand, is known for rich, velvety dark, molten hot chocolate. Normally, I would lean toward the French version — served in small demitasse cups as a decadent dessert.

But for the purposes of these backyard winter gatherings, where a big steaming mug is needed to keep us warm, the Swiss have the edge. If you wish to make this an adult beverage, you can add rum, bourbon or any flavored liqueur such as Kahlua, Frangelico, sambuca, peppermint schnapps, Grand Marnier, etc. 4 ⅓ ¼ ½ 2-3

cups milk (any type) cup unsweetened cocoa powder cup sugar cup semisweet chocolate chips shots liquor, if desired

Place the milk, cocoa powder and sugar into a mediumsized saucepan. Heat over medium, whisking frequently. When warm, add the chocolate chips and continue whisking until the chips are melted and the mixture is steaming hot. If desired, add liquor and serve. Keri White is a food columnist in Philadelphia. washingtonjewishweek.com 19


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Gehakte leber:

By Max Cohen

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he gehakte leber is probably one of the most popular dishes in Jewish cuisine, and the recipe is so simple that it can be a tasty meal all year round.

Serves two 5 tablespoons vegetable oil 8 ounces fresh kosher chicken livers ¼ small onion 3 medium eggs 1 celery stalk 2 teaspoons chicken schmaltz (or sunflower oil) Schmaltz is rendered chicken fat, and was historically a convenient way to incorporate every part of the bird into a meal. If it’s not available to you, sunflower oil is a fine alternative. Whichever way you choose to prepare the chopped liver, 20

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the first steps will be similar. Start by boiling the eggs in a saucepan. The recipe requires firm, hard-boiled eggs. While the water is heating up, you can use this time to chop the onion and celery into fine pieces. Next, heat the vegetable oil in a pan and brown the chopped onions slightly. Once the onions begin to grow translucent, add the livers and celery. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, then flip the livers and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes. Do not undercook chicken liver for safety reasons, and also keep an eye on the pan to prevent overcooking. When it is ready, remove the pan from its heat source and let it cool down enough that you can work with the livers. You can choose between two ways to prepare it, old fashioned or modern. To chop it up the old-fashioned way, place the liver, onion, celery and two of the three hard-boiled eggs on a wooden board. Use a well-sharpened butcher knife to chop the liver and mixture into a rough consistency. It should remain choppy, not as fine as pate. When done, simply mix in the chicken fat (schmaltz) or oil.

To chop it up the modern way, place the ingredients in your blender for a quick 3-second whirl. Err on the side of caution to prevent the consistency from becoming too soft.Afterward, add the chicken fat and mix again for another few seconds. This is faster than using a knife, but it can be harder to get the texture right. Finally, for decoration, grate the last egg and use it to add some color contrast to the chopped liver. You can also separate the egg yellow and white and make a design. A favorite garnish is cucumber slices and chopped parsley — all meat dishes are brightened by a little greenery. Fans of spice will enjoy eating their chopped liver with chrain (horseradish). Or you can spread it on kichel, a sturdy and slightly sweet cracker. The gehakte leber is a dish that can be served anytime and will enchant any taste buds. Max Cohen is the founder of Gift Kosher, which provides gourmet, elegant and kosher gifts, with the certification of OK or OU Kosher Pareve.

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obituaries Dorris Berlin (nee Zittrain)

Dorris Berlin, of Bethesda, died on Dec. 21. Beloved wife of the late N. Paul Berlin. Loving mother of Kenneth (Connie) Berlin and Eileen Berlin (George) Ray. Grandmother of Keith (Lisa), Lee and Jason (Katie) Berlin and Bryan (Staci Lammering) and Lesley Ray. Great grandmother of Grace, Jack, Cooper, Samuel and Genevieve Berlin and Ember Blue Ray. The family is grateful for the excellent care she received over the years from Brighton Gardens of Tuckerman Lane and from the Jewish Social Service Agency hospice. Donations may be made to a food bank.

Bruce Bernstein

Bruce Bernstein, of Rockville, passed away at White Oak Adventist Hospital on Nov. 29. He was 89. Bruce was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was educated at City University of New York and Iowa State University, where he obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in organic chemistry. Bruce joined the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Washington in 1977. He served in both staff and management positions, becoming target leader of the Underground Distribution Program before his retirement in 2001. Later, he established a consulting practice, serving the industry in the field of electrical installation until his final year. He was honored to become an IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) fellow and a member of the IEEE Dielectric and Electrical Insulation Society, the Power Engineering Society, the IEEE Insulated Conductors Committee and the American Chemical Society. He was a faculty member of the University of Wisconsin’s Power Cable Engineering course. Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Valerie (nee Gordon); his sons, Neil and Mark (Carolyn Weiss) Bernstein; and his cherished granddaughter, Lila.

Irving Fisher

Irving Fisher, of Rockville, passed away on Dec. 19. He was 92. Beloved son of the late Rose and Samuel Fisher; and beloved brother of Sara Gichner, Mary Coopersmith and the late Edward Fisher. Donations may be made to the David Sternburg Memorial Endowment at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

Nadine Francia Goldman

Nadine Francia Goldman, of Olney, passed away on Dec. 17. Beloved wife of Stanley Goldman; devoted mother of Jason (Marisa) Goldman and Amanda (Yosef Derfler) Goldman; cherished grandmother of Mikayla and Carlie Fogle, Ethan Derfler and Carrie Goldman. Contributions may be made to the Jewish National Fund. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

Rosalie Gottlieb

Rosalie Gottlieb, of Silver Spring, died on Dec. 20. She was 94. Mrs. Gottlieb started her federal career at the age of 15 and worked for 35 years until she retired in 1979 from disability. She was employed with the Office of Alien Property until it merged with the Department of Justice in 1966. In the Justice Department, she was detailed to the investigation of the Watergate Scandal during President Richard Nixon’s tenure. She made headlines at a 1955 Savings Bond Rally for Marlon Brando when she was asked to sit next to him at the Head Table. Following her retirement, she was the first secretary and one of the founders of the Maryland Mothers of Twins Club. At the time of her death, she was a member of the D.A.V. Auxiliary, a charter member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, a charter member of the National Women’s History Museum, the Wheaton Chapter of B’nai B’rith and the Foundation of the Statue of Liberty. She also called Bingo at Homecrest Nursing Home, worked at the Bombay Chest for Jewish Social Services and was a member of the World War II Memorial.. She was the widow of the late Ray Murray Gottlieb, and beloved sister of the late

Natalie (Nicky) Luchton and the late Helen Kaplan. Predeceased by her niece, Carole Binswanger. She is survived by her twin sons, Danny (Larue) and Harry (Marjorie); and her grandchildren, Adam, Danielle, Alexis, Valerie and Halley Gottlieb; and great-granddaughter, Whitney. She is also survived by her niece, Estelle Grossman; nephew, Bennett Gottlieb; along with great-nieces and nephews and greatgreat-nieces and nephews. Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

Esther Sherman

Murray Abraham Kivitz died on Dec. 18 with his family by his side. He was 93. A devoted husband to Iris Joan. A proud father to Jeff (Debbie), Steven (Sophie) and Karen. Grandfather to David, Scott (Maya), Alex and Justin. Beloved brother, uncle and friend. Donations may be sent to the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

Esther Sherman, of Bethesda, passed away on Dec. 21. Beloved wife of the late Julius Sherman. Devoted mother of the late Deborah (Harvey) Karch, Allyson (Steward) Grossman and Harvey (Gina) Sherman. Cherished grandmother of Andrew (Kaori Yamada) Karch, Lisa (Adam) Goldberg, Seth (Debbie Elias), Adam (Elizabeth Pingree) and Jordan (Julie Siegel) Grossman, and Michelle, Michael and Grace Sherman. Loving greatgrandmother of Dahlia, Jonah and Annabelle Karch, Abigail and Eloise Goldberg, and Jesse Grossman. Contributions may be made to Deborah Karch Children’s Library Fund at Congregation Har Shalom. Arrangements by Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home.

Florence H. Kossow

Marion S. Wolk

Murray Abraham Kivitz

Florence Herman Kossow, of Rockville, died from COVID-19 on Dec. 16. She was 98. A Washington native, Florence was an interior designer, social worker and an avid collector. Beloved wife of the late Herman J. Kossow. She is survived by her children, Richard (Heather) and Kathryn (Don); her grandchildren, Lauren (Brian) and Keren; and her great-grandchildren, Olive,Alexander and Henry. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

Ruth Mesirow Mahler

Ruth Mesirow Mahler, of Rockville,

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died on Dec. 21. Beloved wife of Julian “Jim” Mahler; devoted mother of Robert (Wendy) Woodward and Carolyn (Seth) Himmelhoch; cherished grandmother of Emma Jane, Jacob, Connor and Chase. Ruth was a schoolteacher, artist, Washington tour guide and homemaker. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

Marion S. Wolk, of Silver Spring, passed away on Dec. 21. Beloved wife of over 65 years to the late Joe Wolk; devoted and loving mother of Stuart (Jody) Wolk, Ellen (Bill) Rader and the late Mitch Wolk; adored grandmother of Callie (Matt) Dosberg, Megan (Josh) Jacobs, Justin, Austin (Danielle), Christian Rader, Tina (Tom) Stine, Kris (Gina) Carty and the late Ron Rader; dear great-grandmother of Jordan, Ethan, Caylin, Paycen, Ellie, Max, Colette and Maddie. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home.

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The man who saw too much — and too little By Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser Special to WJW

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his week, our Torah teaches us a lesson about a patriarch who has trouble seeing. In just a few verses, we are given conflicting reports about the state of Jacob’s vision. Joseph learns that his father is near death, and he goes to him along with his sons Ephraim and Menashe (Genesis 48:8-10). “And Israel saw Joseph’s sons and he said, ‘Who are these?’ And Joseph said to his father, ‘They are my sons whom God has given me here.’ And he said, ‘Fetch them, pray, to me, that I may bless them.’ And Israel’s eyes had grown heavy with age, he couldn’t see.” The same verb is used in opposition. This contradiction depicts Jacob’s life. When he was young, Jacob saw his mother favor and help him steal a blessing from his twin brother, Esau. He saw his uncle Laban deceive him and give him the wrong bride. He saw blood on the coat of his son Joseph and assumed he was dead. He saw in a dream angels traveling down and up a ladder to the heavens. He saw a strange man approach and then wrestle with him all night. Jacob saw the full spectrum of life’s complexities. But when he saw that his grandchildren had arrived to receive his blessing, it is then that we read Jacob couldn’t see. Seeing has two meanings. One is physical. With the help of light, our eyes perceive shape and depth to make sense of the world around us. The other meaning of to see is to understand. At the end of his life, Jacob is able to see at least a little. If he cannot see his grandsons clearly in focus, he senses that they are physically present. Therefore, what Jacob does not see is how the blessings he is about to impart to his grandsons and then to his sons are divisive, threatening to cause more discord among his offspring. First, Jacob blesses Ephraim, the younger,

over Menashe the older. The dynamic of one brother being blessed over the other, which Jacob experienced in his youth, continues. He does not see how his words could cause the same pain that twice tore apart his family — first with his brother and then with his sons.

WHY ARE WE SO OFTEN UNABLE TO SEE THE BIG PICTURE? THAT IS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN. JUST WHEN WE THINK WE’VE SOLVED ONE PIECE OF THE PUZZLE, ANOTHER GAP, ANOTHER DEFICIENCY COMES INTO FOCUS. Then, Jacob calls his sons to him and gives them each a blessing. I use the word “blessing” loosely, for Jacob raises up some of his sons and knocks others down. Couldn’t he see that these words, these divisions, could continue to perpetuate great harm to his children? Why couldn’t Jacob see? Why are we so often unable to see the big picture? That is what it means to be human. Just when we think we’ve solved one piece of the puzzle, another gap, another deficiency comes into focus. So what can we learn from Jacob and his life? We learn that the work of learning, of striving, of improving, is never finished. We learn that we will continue to make mistakes no matter how hard we try. Sometimes we see and sometimes we don’t. Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser leads Temple Emanuel in Kensington.


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THEY HAD THE LAST WORD HERE ARE SOME OF THE BUSY PEOPLE WE SPOKE TO IN 2020 ABOUT THEIR PASSIONS AND WHAT MAKES THEIR WORLD GO AROUND.

ARI ROTH

NANCY JACOBSON

LLOYD WOLF

THEATER IMPRESARIO January 9 “D.C. has demonstrated an appetite for serious, Jewish, political, cultural, social drama that’s almost unparalleled.”

POLITICAL ACTIVIST February 27 “I always believed that the left had a movement, and the right had a movement, but nobody had figured out how to create a movement for the new center.”

PHOTOGRAPHER March 19 “Klezmer, it’s fun to look at, it’s fun to listen to.”

SUSAN BARCOCAS

SUSAN AND BRAD STILLMAN

JEFFREY WOLINSKY

LOVES FEEDING PEOPLE August 27 “Nothing is ever, ever going to replace a hug. Nothing is ever going to replace standing next to someone in a kitchen and cooking together. But if that’s not available, how do we do the next best?”

EMBODY JEWISH VALUES September 3 “We don’t force our kids to do as we do. We set the example, and we’ll see what happens.”

KING OF SALES September 17 “Nobody wants to be sold something. The seller and the buyer are adversarial relationships. Our focus is not selling you something. Our focus is getting you results.”

DAVID BRODER

UNION LEADER May 21 “The normal before this crisis was not working for our members and for so many working families. The economy doesn’t offer paid leave to half the workforce. It is broken.”

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FOUNDER, PLANET WORD December 10 “Other cultures, other languages — they do things differently. It doesn’t have to be the way we do it.”

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LEGALS Caroline Fleming Michael Osborne Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Ave. North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850-2397 Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14731-1T-12-31-2020 Allen J. Katz 316 East Diamond Avenue Suite 101 Gaithersburg, MD 20877-2087 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104882 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Harry Edward Young Notice is given that Gary E Young, 923 Reisingers Road, Warsaw, VA 22572 was on December 15, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Harry Edward Young, who died on October 29, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 15th day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery

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of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Gary E Young Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 24, 2020 14641-3T-01-07-2021

within that time, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Evelyn M Van Gelder Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Ave. North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850-2397 Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14689-1T-12-31-2020

Anne Sullivan 4520 East West Highway Suite 700 Bethesda, MD 20814 Small Estate Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104928 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Marvin K Van Gelder a/k/a Marvin K VanGelder Notice is given that Evelyn M Van Gelder, 37 Orchard Way N, Potomac, MD 20854 was on December 11, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the small estate of Marvin K Van Gelder a/k/a Marvin K VanGelder, who died on April 17, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment shall file their objections with the Register of Wills within 30 days after the publication of this Notice. All persons having an objection to the probate of the will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills within six months after the date of publicationof this Notice. All persons having claims against the decedent must serve their claims on the undersigned personal representative or file them with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2) Thirty days after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within thirty days from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. Any claim not served or filed

Bernadette Sweeney One Research Court Suite 450 Rockville, MD 20850 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W102490 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Steven Lee Permut Notice is given that Ramona H Matthews, 9214 Midwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910, was on December 04, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Steven Lee Permut, who died on March 10, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 4th day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Ramona H Matthews Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for

LEGALS Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14503-3T-12-31-20 Charles S. Abell, Esq. Furey, Doolan & Abell, LLP 7600 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 600 Bethesda, MD 20814 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104750 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of William M Bond a/k/a William McCambridge Bond, Notice is given that David T Bond, 5130 Connecticut Ave N.W., Apt 101, Washington, DC 20008 was on December 03, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of William M Bond a/k/a William McCambridge Bond, who died on September 24, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 3rd day of June 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. David T Bond Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County


LEGALS 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14501-3T-12-31-20 Charles S. Abell, Esq. Furey, Doolan & Abell, LLP 7600 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 600 Bethesda, MD 20814 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104841 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Eugene Rufus Zartman, Notice is given that Eleanor L Zartman, 5601 Pioneer Lane, Bethesda, MD 20816 was on December 11, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Eugene Rufus Zartman, who died on June 23, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the11th day of June 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Eleanor L Zartman Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 24, 2020 14600-3T-01-07-2021 Charles S. Abell, Esq. Furey, Doolan & Abell, LLP 7600 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 600 Bethesda, MD 20814 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104871 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Paul Altman, Notice is given that Michael Altman, 10 Braga Circuit, Kowloon, Hong Kong was on December 14, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Paul Altman, who died on March 09, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the14th day of June 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates:

LEGALS (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Michael Altman Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 24, 2020 14619-3T-01-07-2021 Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD Family Law: 171954 In the Matter of: Jacob James Conrath For Change of Name to: Jacob James Cullather PETITIONER Susan Elizabeth Schwarz NOTICE The above Petitioner has filed a Petition for Change of Name in which he/ she seeks to change his/her name from Jacob James Conrath to Jacob James Cullather. The petitioner is seeking a name change because he is changing to mother’s maiden name, no relationship with father. Any person may file an objection to the Petition on or before the 15th day of January, 2021. The objection must be supported by an affidavit and served upon the Petitioner in accordance with Maryland rule 1-321. Failure to file an objection or affidavit within the time allowed may result in a judgment by default or the granting of the relief sought. This Notice is to be published in the Washington Jewish Week newspaper of general circulation in Montgomery County, Maryland, one successive week on or before the 31st day of December, 2020. Barbara H. Meiklejohn Clerk of the Circuit Court Susan Elizabeth Schwarz 14005 Gallop Terrace Germantown, MD 20874 Date of First Publication: December 31, 2020 14707-1T-12-31-20 Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD Family Law: 172282 In the Matter of: Eric Makosso For Change of Name to: Eric Mezang NOTICE The above Petitioner has filed a Petition for Change of Name in which he/she seeks to change his/her name from Eric Makosso to Eric Mezang. The petitioner is seeking a name change because he wants to have his Grandfather’s name that he also gave to his children. Any person may file an objection to the Petition on or before the 15th day of January, 2021. The objection must be supported by an affidavit and served upon the Petitioner in accordance with Maryland rule 1-321. Failure to file an objection or affidavit within the time allowed may result in a judgment by default or the granting of the relief sought. This Notice is to be published in the Washington Jewish Week newspaper of general circulation in Montgomery County, Maryland, one successive week on or before the 31st day of December, 2020. Barbara H. Meiklejohn Clerk of the Circuit Court Eric Makosso 13801 Castle Blvd. #21 Silver Spring, MD 20904 Date of First Publication:

LEGALS December 31, 2020 14705-1T-12-31-20 Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD Family Law: 172528 In the Matter of: Amee Jeylu For Change of Name to: Anaf Jeylu PETITIONER Africa Bulbula NOTICE The above Petitioner has filed a Petition for Change of Name in which he/she seeks to change his/her name from Amee Jeylu to Anaf Jeylu. The petitioner is seeking a name change because of spelling error on first name. Any person may file an objection to the Petition on or before the 15th day of January, 2021. The objection must be supported by an affidavit and served upon the Petitioner in accordance with Maryland rule 1-321. Failure to file an objection or affidavit within the time allowed may result in a judgment by default or the granting of the relief sought. This Notice is to be published in the Washington Jewish Week newspaper of general circulation in Montgomery County, Maryland, one successive week on or before the 31st day of December, 2020. Barbara H. Meiklejohn Clerk of the Circuit Court Africa Bulbula 3410 Queensborough Drive Olney, MD 20832 Date of First Publication: December 31, 2020 14708-1T-12-31-20 Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD Family Law: 172534 In the Matter of: Alamin Kedir Zakiro For Change of Name to: Hussein Temam Salih NOTICE The above Petitioner has filed a Petition for Change of Name in which he/she seeks to change his/her name from Alamin Kedir Zakiro to Hussein Temam Salih. The petitioner is seeking a name change because: I would like to be named by the name my real father named me which I found out recently. Any person may file an objection to the Petition on or before the 15th day of January, 2021. The objection must be supported by an affidavit and served upon the Petitioner in accordance with Maryland rule 1-321. Failure to file an objection or affidavit within the time allowed may result in a judgment by default or the granting of the relief sought. This Notice is to be published in the Washington Jewish Week newspaper of general circulation in Montgomery County, Maryland, one successive week on or before the 31st day of December, 2020. Barbara H. Meiklejohn Clerk of the Circuit Court Alamin Kedir Zakiro 7710 Maple Ave., Apt. 408 Takoma Park, MD 20912 Date of First Publication: December 31, 2020 14710-1T-12-31-20 Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD Family Law: 172537 In the Matter of: Hussein Kedir Zakiro For Change of Name to: Ahmed Temam Salih NOTICE The above Petitioner has filed a Petition for Change of Name in which he/she seeks to change his/her name from Hussein Kedir Zakiro to Ahmed Temam Salih. The petitioner is seeking a name change because: I would like to be named by the name my real father named me which I found out recently. Any person may file an objection to the Petition on or before the 15th day of January, 2021. The objection must be supported by an affidavit and served upon the Petitioner in accordance with Maryland rule 1-321. Failure to file an objection or affidavit within the time allowed may result in a judgment by default or the granting of the relief sought.

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This Notice is to be published in the Washington Jewish Week newspaper of general circulation in Montgomery County, Maryland, one successive week on or before the 31st day of December, 2020. Barbara H. Meiklejohn Clerk of the Circuit Court Hussein Kedir Zakiro 7710 Maple Ave., Apt. 408 Takoma Park, MD 20912 Date of First Publication: December 31, 2020 14709-1T-12-31-20

the Register of Wills on or before the 21st day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Vann S. Brooks Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14719-3T-01-14-2021

Estate No. W104799 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Shirley Jean Haynes Starnes Notice is given that Margaret M Hunt, 5911 Richmanor Terrace, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 was on December 09, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the small estate of Shirley Jean Haynes Starnes, who died on October 16, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objection to the appointment (or to the probate of the decedent’s will) shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 9th day of June, 2021. All persons having claims against the decedent must serve their claims on the undersigned personal representative or file them with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2) Two Months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within thirty days from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. Any claim not served or filed within that time, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Margaret M Hunt Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Ave. North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850-2397 Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14555-3T-12-31-20

Daniel N. Steven 216 North Adams Street Rockville, MD 20850 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104909 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Susan Fredda Kansas Notice is given that Geoffrey S Kansas, 285 Wilmot Road, Deerfield, IL 60015 was on December 15, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Susan Fredda Kansas, who died on October 26,2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 15th day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Geoffrey S Kansas Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 24, 2020 14642-3T-01-07-21 David A. Lucas 200-B Monroe Street Rockville, MD 20850 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104901 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of R.Paul Brooks a/k/a Rembert Paul Brooks Notice is given that Vann S. Brooks, 21905 Tobacco Lane, Compton, MD 20627 was on December 21, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of R. Paul Brooks a/k/a Rembert Paul Brooks, who died on October 28, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with

David A. Lucas 200-B Monroe Street Rockville, MD 20850 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104967 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Glenda Fenenga Miller Notice is given that Harrison A Miller Jr, 258 New Mark Esplanade, Rockville, MD 20850 was on December 22, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Glenda Fenenga Miller, who died on April 26, 2018 without a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 22nd day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Harrison A Miller Jr Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14721-3T-01-14-21 Edward T. Love 4419 East West Highway Bethesda, MD 20814-6145 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs

Evan J. Krame 11300 Rockville Pike Suite 405 Rockville, MD 20852 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104776 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Imants Timrots Notice is given that Anita Timrots, 14908 Chestnut Ridge Court, North Potomac, MD 20878 was on December 07, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Imants Timrots, who died on September 19, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 7th day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills.

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LEGALS Anita Timrots Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14517-3T-12-31-20 Evan J. Krame 11300 Rockville Pike Suite 405 Rockville, MD 20852 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104778 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Julie Milanick Howar Notice is given that Jonathan Joseph Howar, 11811 Piney Glen Lane, Potomac, MD 20854 was on December 07, 2020, appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Julie Milanick Howar, who died on October 13, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 7th day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Jonathan Joseph Howar Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14518-3T-12-31-20 Gerald K. Gimmel 4 Professional Drive Suite 145 Gaithersburg, MD 20879-2087 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104446 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Robert W Mascari Notice is given that Douglas M Mascari and Patricia A Mascari, whose addresses are 12923 Summit Ridge Terrace, Germantown, MD 20874 and 1152 Regal Oak Drive, Rockville, MD 20852 was on December 11, 2020 appointed Personal Representatives of the estate of Robert W Mascari, who died on September 21, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the

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appointment shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the11th day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Douglas M Mascari Patricia A Mascari Personal Representatives True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 24, 2020 14624-3T-01-07-21

4 Professional Drive Suite 145 Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104956 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Ernest K Steele a/k/a Keith Steele a/k/a Ernest Keith Steele Notice is given that Michael L Steele, 5762 Glen Oak Turn, New Market, MD 21774 was on December 21, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Ernest K Steele a/k/a Keith Steele a/k/a Ernest Keith Steele, who died on November 18, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 21st day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Michael L Steele Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14720-3T-01-14-21

Gerald K. Gimmel 4 Professional Drive Suite 145 Gaithersburg, MD 20879-2087 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104737 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Stephen S Goldman Notice is given that Matthew M Goldman, 16601 Bethayres Road, Derwood, MD 20855 was on December 04, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Stephen S Goldman, who died on November 4, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 4th day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Matthew M Goldman Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14516-3T-12-31-20 Gerald K. Gimmel, Esq. Gimmel, Weiman, Ersek, Blomberg & Lewis, PA

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In the Orphans’ Court for Montgomery County, Maryland or Before the Register of Wills for Montgomery County Estate No. W104509 In the Estate of Annie R Copeland Notice of Judicial Probate To all Persons Interested in the above estate You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed by Barbara Copeland, 8133 Miramar Way, Lakewood, FL 34202 for judicial probate of the will dated N/A (and codicils, if any, dated n/a) and for the appointment of a personal representative. A hearing will be held at 50 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850, Rockville, MD 20850 on January 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. This hearing may be transferred or postponed to a subsequent time. Further information may be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills. Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills 50 Maryland North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850-2397 240-777-9600 Date of first publication: December 24, 2020

LEGALS 14640-2T-12-31-2020 In the Orphans’ Court for Montgomery County, Maryland or Before the Register of Wills for Montgomery County Estate No. W104609 In the Estate of Gary Fremar Leibel Notice of Judicial Probate To all Persons Interested in the above estate You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed by Thomas J. Kokolis, Esq., 110 N. Washington Street, Suite 500, Rockville, MD 20850 for judicial probate of the will dated N/A (and codicils, if any, dated n/a) and for the appointment of a personal representative. A hearing will be held at 50 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850, Rockville, MD 20850 on January 27, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. This hearing may be transferred or postponed to a subsequent time. Further information may be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills. Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills 50 Maryland North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850-2397 240-777-9600 Date of first publication: December 24, 2020 14621-2T-12-31-2020 Jeffrey B. Ruark 18310 Montgomery Village Avenue Suite 400 Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104760 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Habibollah Gouloubandi Notice is given that Fatemeh Enayati, 4823 Broad Brook Dr, Bethesda,MD 20814 was on December 06, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Habibollah Gouloubandi, who died on July 7, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 6th day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Fatemeh Enayati Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 24, 2020 14519-3T-01-07-2021 Jeffrey B. Ruark 18310 Montgomery Village Avenue Suite 400

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Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104918 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Garvin Thomas Kirk Notice is given that Garvin Kirk, 9530 Wightman Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 was on December 18, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Garvin Thomas Kirk, who died on November 8, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 18th day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Garvin Kirk Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14697-3T-01-14-2021

the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Jeffrey V Catts Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14717-3T-01-14-21

Julia O’Brien 7600 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 600 Bethesda, MD 20814 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104767 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of James M Catts a/k/a James Mitchell Catts Notice is given that Jeffrey V Catts, 1915 Calvert Strteet, NW #101, Washington, DC 20009 was on December 21, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of James M Catts a/k/a James Mitchell Catts, who died on October 25, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 21st day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to

Julia O’Brien 7600 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 600 Bethesda, MD 20814 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104895 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Ellen Lehner Notice is given that Theodore Correl, 4817 Dayton Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98103 was on December 21, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Ellen Lehner, who died on November 12, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 21st day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Theodore Correl Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14718-3T-01-14-21 Marc R. Feinberg 4550 Montgomery Avenue Suite 775N Bethesda, MD 20814 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104798 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Stephen J Boehm Notice is given that Rosalba Boehm, 7814 Custer Road, Bethesda, MD 20814 on December 09, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Stephen J Boehm,


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LEGALS North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 24, 2020 14625-3T-01-07-21 Marc S. Levine 4520 East West Highway Suite 700 Bethesda, MD 20814 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104761 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Walter L Gold Notice is given that Bobbie Gold, 11310 Hollowstone Drive, Rockville, MD 20852 was on December 06, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Walter L Gold, who died on October 12, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 6th day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Bobbie Gold Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 24, 2020 14524-3T-01-07-21 Marc S. Levine 4520 East West Highway Suite 700 Bethesda, MD 20814 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104908 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Bernice Noakes a/k/a Bernice Oliver Noakes Notice is given that Stephen H Noakes 11700 Old Georgetown Road #1105, Rockville, MD 20852 was on December 15, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Bernice Noakes a/k/a Bernice Oliver Noakes, who died on January 24, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 15th day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the

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undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be Stephen H Noakes Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 24, 2020 14643-3T-01-07-21

Interested in the Estate of Richard T Suchinsky a/k/a Richard Theodore Suchinsky Notice is given that Mindy G Suchinsky 7703 Sargent Court, Potomac, MD 20854 was on December 23, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Richard T Suchinsky a/k/a Richard Theodore Suchinksy, who died on November 10, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 23rd day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Mindy G Suchinsky Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14730-3T-01-14-2021

chic died on or about November 22, 2020. Before the decedent’s death, the decedent created a revocable trust for which the undersigned, Carolyn J. Rubenstein whose address is 14208 Chelmsford Road, Rockville, MD 20853, is now the Trustee. To have a claim satisfied from the property of this trust, a person who has a claim against the decedent must present the claim on or before the date that is 6 months after the date of the first publication of this notice to the undersigned Trustees at the addresses stated above. The claim must include the following information: A verified written statement of the claim indicating its basis The name and address of the claimant If the claim is not yet due, the date on which it will become due If the claim is contingent, the nature of the contingency If the claim is secured, a description of the security and The specific amount claimed. Any claim not presented to the trustee on or before that date or any extension provided by law is unenforceable. Carolyn J. Rubenstein Trustee Date of first publication: December 24, 2020 14614-3T-01-07-2021

If the claim is secured, a description of the security and The specific amount claimed. Any claim not presented to the trustee on or before that date or any extension provided by law is unenforceable. Joseph Pestaner Trustee Date of first publication: December 31, 2020 14706-3T-01-14-21

Marvin L. Szymkowicz 4520 East West Highway Suite 700 Bethesda, MD 20814 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104815 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Eileen Leffler Notice is given that Merrill Lef er, 15 Sherman Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912, was on December 09, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Eileen Leffler, who died on October 23, 2020 with a will. Further information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 9th day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Merrill Lef er Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14554-3T-12-31-20 Mindy G. Suchinsky 4550 Montgomery Avenue Suite 775N Bethesda, MD 20814 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104972 To All Persons

Notice to Creditors of a Settlor of a Revocable Trust To All Persons Interested in the Amended Trust of Benjamin S. Mulitz: This is to give notice that Benjamin S. Mulitz died on or about November 04, 2019. Before the decedent’s death, the decedent created a revocable trust for which the undersigned, Barbara C. Mulitz whose address is 9719 Culver Street, Kensington, MD 20895, is now the Trustee. To have a claim satisfied from the property of this trust, a person who has a claim against the decedent must present the claim on or before the date that is 6 months after the date of the first publication of this notice to the undersigned Trustees at the addresses stated above. The claim must include the following information: A verified written statement of the claim indicating its basis The name and address of the claimant If the claim is not yet due, the date on which it will become due If the claim is contingent, the nature of the contingency If the claim is secured, a description of the security and The specific amount claimed. Any claim not presented to the trustee on or before that date or any extension provided by law is unenforceable. Barbara C. Mulitz Trustee Date of first publication: December 24, 2020 14616-3T-01-07-21 Notice to Creditors of a Settlor of a Revocable Trust To All Persons Interested in the Trust of Irene S. Maholchic: This is to give notice that Irene S. Mahol-

Notice to Creditors of a Settlor of a Revocable Trust To All Persons Interested in the Trust of Jeanette Marie Wells: This is to give notice that Jeanette Marie Wells died on or about July 21, 2020. Before the decedent’s death, the decedent created a revocable trust for which the undersigned, Jenifer Baker whose address is c/o Matthew B. Bogin, Esq. Suite 760, 5454 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, is now the Trustee. To have a claim satisfied from the property of this trust, a person who has a claim against the decedent must present the claim on or before the date that is 6 months after the date of the first publication of this notice to the undersigned Trustees at the addresses stated above. The claim must include the following information: A verified written statement of the claim indicating its basis The name and address of the claimant If the claim is not yet due, the date on which it will become due If the claim is contingent, the nature of the contingency If the claim is secured, a description of the security and The specific amount claimed. Any claim not presented to the trustee on or before that date or any extension provided by law is unenforceable. Jenifer Baker Trustee Date of first publication: December 24, 2020 14617-3T-01-07-21 Notice to Creditors of a Settlor of a Revocable Trust To All Persons Interested in the Trust of Lucy Pestaner: This is to give notice that Lucy Pestaner died on or about November 28, 2020. Before the decedent’s death, the decedent created a revocable trust for which the undersigned, Joseph Pestaner whose address is c/o Alan B. Brankle, Esquire, 751 Rockville Pike, Suite 7, Rockville, Maryland 20852, is now a Trustee. To have a claim satisfied from the property of this trust, a person who has a claim against the decedent must present the claim on or before the date that is 6 months after the date of the first publication of this notice to the undersigned trustee at the address stated above. The claim must include the following information: A verified written statement of the claim indicating its basis The name and address of the claimant If the claim is not yet due, the date on which it will become due If the claim is contingent, the nature of the contingency

Notice to Creditors of a Settlor of a Revocable Trust To All Persons Interested in the Trust of Wilbur A. Williams: This is to give notice that Wilbur A. Williams passed away on October 29, 2020. Before the decedent’s death, the decedent created a revocable trust for which the undersigned, Margaret Honts whose address is 4507 Morgal Street, Rockville, MD 20853, is now the Trustee. To have a claim satisfied from the property of this trust, a person who has a claim against the decedent must present the claim on or before the date that is 6 months after the date of the first publication of this notice to the undersigned Trustees at the addresses stated above. The claim must include the following information: A verified written statement of the claim indicating its basis The name and address of the claimant If the claim is not yet due, the date on which it will become due If the claim is contingent, the nature of the contingency If the claim is secured, a description of the security and The specific amount claimed. Any claim not presented to the trustee on or before that date or any extension provided by law is unenforceable. Margaret Honts Trustee Date of first publication: December 17, 2020 14558-3T-12-31-20 Philip N. Margolius 7910 Woodmont Avenue Suite 1165 Bethesda, MD 20814 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104910 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Jennifer Margolius Fisher a/k/a Jennifer Fisher a/k/a Jennfier Lynn Fisher Notice is given that Philip N Margolius, 7910 Woodmont Avenue Suite 1165, Bethesda, MD 20814 was on December 18, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Jennifer Margolius Fisher a/k/a Jennifer Fisher a/k/a Jennifer Lynn Fisher, who died on November 24, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 18th day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the

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creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Philip N. Margolius Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14696-3T-01-14-21

Frank H Menaker Jr, who died on February 18, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 8th day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Sharon L Menaker Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14547-3T-12-31-20

R Scott Gardner 110 N. Washington Street Suite 205 Rockville, MD 20850 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104817 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Margaret Ann Sheetz Notice is given that Barbara Wisda, 2705 Hewitt Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20906 on December 10, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Margaret Ann Sheetz, who died on October 12, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 10th day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Barbara Wisda Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14557-3T-12-31-20 Richard E. Hagerty 401 9th Street NW Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20004 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104851 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Frank H Menaker a/k/a Frank H Menaker Jr Notice is given that Sharon L Menaker, 8938 Harvest Square Court, Potomac, MD 20854 was on December 08, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Frank H Menaker a/k/a

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Robert M. McCarthy PO Box 151756 Chevy Chase, MD 20825 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104858 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Elfriede Smith Notice is given that Jennifer Ann Smith, 20243 Maple Leaf Court, Montgomery Village, MD 20886 was on Decmeber 11, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Elfriede Smith, who died on November 14, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 11th day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Jennifer Ann Smith Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850

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LEGALS December 24, 2020 14601-3T-01-07-21 Samantha J. Beyda, Esquire Kuwamura Law Group, P.A. 11140 Rockville Pike, Suite 500 Rockville, Maryland 20852 Notice to Creditors of Appointment of Foreign Personal Representative Estate No. W104855 Estate of Andrew K. Stein a/k/a Andrew Stein Decedent Notice is given that the Circuit Court of Miami-Dade County, Florida appointed Beth V. Stone, 4336 Independence School Road, Medford, Oregon 97501 as the Personal Representative of the Estate of Andrew K. Stein a/k/a Andrew Stein who died on March 28, 2020 domiciled in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States The Maryland resident agent for service of process is Samantha J. Beyda, whose address is 11140 Rockville Pike, Suite 500, Rockville, Maryland 20852. At the time of death, the decedent owned real or leasehold property in the following Maryland counties: Montgomery County, Maryland. All persons having claims against the decedent must file their claims with the Register of Wills for Montgomery County with a copy to the foreign personal representative on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2) Two months after the foreign personal representative mails or delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claim within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. Claims filed after that date or after a date extended by law will be barred. Laurel A. Bailey Beth V. Stone Foreign Personal Representatives Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication: December 31, 2020 14732-3T-01-14-21 Scott C Speier 11300 Rockville Pike 112 Suite 450 Rockville, MD 20852-2085 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104527 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Colleen Patricia Stamm Notice is given that Thomas Carl Stamm, 894 W Willow Street, Louisville, CO 80027, was on December 03, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Colleen Patricia Stamm, who died on August 17, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 3rd day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the dece-

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dent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Thomas Carl Stamm Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14504-3T-12-31-20

a/k/a Mary Ellen Chaikin Notice is given that Steven H Oram, 1101 Wootton Parkway Suite 500, Rockville, MD 20852 was on December 21, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Mary E. Chaikin a/k/a Mary Ellen Chaikin, who died on June 14, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 21st day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Steven H Oram Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication Decmeber 31, 2020 14722-3T-01-14-21

on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. William Cordell Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14511-3T-12-31-20

Stephanie Perry 7735 Old Georgetown Road Suite 1100 Bethesda, MD 20814 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104784 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Justine L Rowden Notice is given that Stephanie G Rowden, 1529 Broadway Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 was on December 08, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Justine L Rowden, who died on October 1, 2020 with a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 8th day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed on or before that date, or any extension provided by law, is unenforceable thereafter. Claim forms may be obtained from the Register of Wills. Stephanie G Rowden Personal Representative True Test Copy Joseph M. Griffin Register of Wills for Montgomery County 50 Maryland Avenue North Tower 3220 Rockville, MD 20850 Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14546-3T-12-31-20 Steven H. Oram 1101 Wootton Parkway Suite 500 Rockville, MD 20852 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W104641 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Mary E Chaikin

Steven W. Jacobson 4550 Montgomery Avenue Suite 775N Bethesda, MD 20814 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Estate No. W63760 To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Gregory Patrick Cordell a/k/a Gregory P. Cordell Notice is given that William Cordell, 338 Shore Drive East, Oldsmar, FL 34677 was on December 06, 2020 appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Gregory Patrick Cordell a/k/a Gregory P. Cordell, who died on November 13, 2009 without a will. Further Information can be obtained by reviewing the estate file in the office of the Register of Wills or by contacting the personal representative or the attorney. All persons having any objections to the appointment or to the probate of the decedent’s will shall file their objections with the Register of Wills on or before the 6th day of June, 2021. Any person having a claim against the decedent must present the claim to the undersigned personal representative or file it with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned on or before the earlier of the following dates: (1) Six months from the date of the decedent’s death, except if the decedent died before October 1, 1992, nine months from the date of the decedent’s death or (2)Two months after the personal representative mails or otherwise delivers to the creditor a copy of this published notice or other written notice, notifying the creditor that the claim will be barred unless the creditor presents the claims within two months from the mailing or other delivery of the notice. A claim not presented or filed

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D. C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 329 Estate of Reginald Lee Cabell Deceased Notice of Standard Probate Notice is hereby given that a petition has been filed in this Court by Geneva Bryant for standard probate, including the appointment of one or more personal representatives. Unless a responsive pleading in the form of a complaint or an objection in accordance with Superior Court Probate Division Rule 407 is filed in this Court within 30 days from the date of the first publication of this notice, the Court may take the action hereinafter set forth. Admit to probate the will dated October 9, 2019 exhibited with the petition upon proof satisfactory to the Court of due execution by affidavit of the witness or otherwise. Oder any interested person to show cause why the provisions of the lost or destroyed will dated October 9, 2019 should not be submitted to probate as expressed in the petition. In the absence of a will or proof satisfactory to the Court of due execution, enter an order determining that the decedent died intestate. Appoint an unsupervised personal representative. Lewis J. Saret 1025 Thomas Jefferson Street NW Suite 420 East Washington, DC 20007 202-965-7748 True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14668-2T-01-07-21 Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2019 ADM 313 Rita Ansong a/k/a Rita Dianne Ansong Decedent Brian Gormley 10605 Concord Street Suite 420 Kensington, MD 20895 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Lapoideon Kenyaya Williams, whose address is 2414 Irving Street, NE, Washington, DC 20018 was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Rita Ansong a/k/a Rita Dianne Ansong, who died on February 21, 2019 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before June 17, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 17, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall


LEGALS so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Lapoideon Kenyaya Williams Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14533-3T-12-31-20 Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 347 Margaret E. Lawless Decedent John N. Rodock Baker Donelson 901 K Street NW Suite 900 Washington, DC 20001 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Mary L. Denney, whose address is 4507 Pebble Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802, was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Margaret E. Lawless, who died on April 8, 2020 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before July 1, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before July 1, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Mary L. Denney Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14582-3T-01-14-21 Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 375 Peter L. Wolff Decedent Thomas A. Gentile, Esq. 911 Silver Spring Avenue Suite 104 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Kerry D. Touchette, whose address is 1730 Corcoran Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009, was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Peter L. Wolff, who died on April 13, 2020 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment or to the probate of decedent’s will shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before June 17, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 17, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Kerry D. Touchette Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Acting Register of Wills

LEGALS Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14454-3T-12-31-2020 Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 395 Sheila Zunser Rogoff Decedent May-Lis Manley 200A Monroe Street Suite 110 Rockville, MD 20850 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Louisa R. Thompson, whose address is 4201 Cathedral Ave, NW #914W, Washington DC 20016, was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Sheila Zunser Rogoff, who died on December 12, 2019 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before June 17, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 17, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Louisa R. Thompson Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14444-3T-12-31-20 Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 399 Margaret B. Lowe a/k/a Margaret Lowe Decedent Calvin H. Cobb, III, Esq. Reed Smith, 7900 Tysons One Place Suite 500 McLean, VA 22012 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs James W. Lowe, whose address is 3903 Jocelyn Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20015, was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Margaret B. Lowe a/k/a Margaret Lowe, who died on January 30, 2020 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment or to the probate of decedent’s will shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before June 17 ,2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 17, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. James W. Lowe Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14510-3T-12-31-2020

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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 411 Alice I. King Decedent Giannina Lynn, Esq. 1008 Pennsylvania Avenue SE Washington, DC 20003 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs John E. King III, whose address is 6140 Alpine Court, underland, MD 20689, was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Alice I. King, who died on October 21, 2019 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment or to the probate of decedent’s will shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before June 17, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 17, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. John E. King III Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14508-3T-12-31-2020

Suite A Annandale, VA 22003 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Lilia C. Machado, whose address is 5029 Backlick Road, Suite A, Annandale, VC 22003, was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Hector Richard Rascon, who died on May 29, 2020 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment or to the probate of decedent’s will shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before June 17, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 17, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Lilia C. Machado Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14469-3T-12-31-20

Jamesway Drive, Litchfield NH 03052, was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Lucien J. Bilodeau a/k/a Lucien Joseph Bilodeau, who died on May 19, 2020 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment or to the probate of decedent’s will shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before June 17, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 17, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Arline Parent Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14470-3T-12-31-20

who died on July 31, 2020 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment or to the probate of decedent’s will shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before June 30, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 30, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Marcia Duffy Linda Ludovico Personal Representatives True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14624-3T-01-14-21

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 415 William Dziobko Decedent Richard D. Caldwell 1629 K Street NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20006 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Beatrice Menge, whose address is 2401 Calvert Street, N.W. Unit 809, Washington, DC 20018 was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of William Dziobko, who died on April 23, 2020 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before July 01, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before July 01, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Beatrice Menge Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14626-3T-01-14-2021 Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 465 Hector Richard Rascon Decedent Lilia C. Machado 5029 Backlick Road

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 482 Lola Gulomova Decedent Jilma Lasso, Esq. 4626 Wisconsin Avenue NW Suite 101 Washington, DC 20016 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Michelle Rieff, whose address is 4933 47th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20016, was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Lola Gulomova, who died on June 7, 2019 without a will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before June 7, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 7, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Michelle Rieff Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14472-3T-12-31-20 Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 515 Lucien J. Bilodeau a/k/a Lucien Joseph Bilodeau Decedent Lilia C. Machado 5029 Backlick Road Suite A Annandale, VA 22003 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Arline Parent, whose address is 11

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 560 Christiane Denby Decedent Paul B. Cromelin, III 4910 Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 215 Washington, DC 20016 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Christopher B. Denby, whose address is 4861 Indian Lane, N.W., Washington, DC 20016, was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Christiane Denby, who died on June 30, 2020 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment or to the probate of decedent’s will shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before June 17, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 17, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Christopher B. Denby Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14471-3T-12-31-20 Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 569 Edward Mackiewicz Decedent Myrna L. Fawcett, Esq. 600 New Hampshire Avenue NW Suite 610 Washington, DC 20037 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Marcia Duffy and Linda Ludovico, whose addresses are 24 Wilson Pl North Arlington, NJ 07031 and 301 Riverside Drive, Pine Beach, NJ 08741, were appointed Personal Representatives of the estate of Edward Mackiewicz,

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 636 John Hurly Decedent Tanya A. Harvey Loeb & Loeb LLP 901 New York Avenue NW Suite 300 East Washington, DC 20001 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Kathleen M. Hurly, whose address is 1700 Gough #406, San Francisco, CA 94109, was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of John Hurly, who died on March 20, 2020 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment or to the probate of decedent’s will shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before May 12, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before May 12, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Kathleen M Hurly Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 10, 2020 14477-3T-12-31-20 Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 663 Barbara Laverne Graves Decedent Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Stephanie Lipscomb, whose address is 12312 Quilt Patch Lane, Bowie, MD 20720, was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Barbara Laverne Graves, who died on December 21, 2019 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment or to the probate of decedent’s will shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A,

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not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Tanya Butler Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14408-3T-12-31-20

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 689 Bryan Odell Stewart Decedent Sandra R. Burton Stalzer 267 Kentlands Blvd. Suite 250 Gaithersburg, MD 20878 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Audrey A. Stewart, whose address is 8511 Greenbelt Road, #T2, Greenbelt, MD 20770, was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Bryan Odell Stewart, who died on June 28, 2019 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before July 1, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before July 1, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Audrey A. Stewart Personal Representative True Test Copy Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14506-3T-01-14-21 Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 720 Beatrice Butler Decedent William A. Bland, Esq 80 M Street, SE #330 Washington, DC 20003 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Tanya Butler, whose address is 1222 Pleasant Street, SE, Washington, DC 20020, was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Beatrice Butler, who died on May 19, 2020 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment or to the probate of decedent’s will shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before June 17, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 17, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do

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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 723 Richard E. Pearson Decedent Stephen W. Nealon, Esq. Furey, Doolan & Abell, LLP 7600 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 600 Bethesda MD 20814 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Gardiner P. Pearson, whose address is 136 Clover Hill Lane, Wayne, PA 19087 was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Richard E. Pearson, who died on May 25, 2020 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment or to the probate of decedent’s will shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before June 17, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 17, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Gardiner P. Pearson Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14447-3T-12-31-20 Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 727 Stephanie L. Baker a/k/a Stephanie Levinson Baker Decedent Susan Eleff, Esq. 12305 Kemp Mill Road Silver Spring, MD 20902 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Edward B Baker III, whose address is 1519 12th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Stephanie L. Baker a/k/a Stephanie Levinson Baker, who died on July 6, 2020 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment or to the probate of decedent’s will shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before July 1, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before July 1, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including

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LEGALS Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14446-3T-12-31-20 Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 747 Sheila Rogovin Decedent Marc R. Feinberg, Esq. 4550 Montgomery Avenue Suite 775N Bethesda, MD 20814 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Lisa R. Lindon, whose address is 1533 28th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007, was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Sheila Rogovin, who died on March 27, 2020 with a will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment or to the probate of decedent’s will shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before June 17, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 17, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Nancy Lynn Glick Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14473-3T-12-31-20 Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 752 Rose R. Blakely Decedent Kathleen O. Li, Esq. Furey, Doolan & Abell, LLP 7600 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 600 Bethesda, MD 20814 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Rose Cooper and Gertrude Wymann Dudley Musson, whose addresses are 2506 Top Hill Rd., Louisville, KY 40206 and 1316 35th St., NW, Washington, DC 20007, were appointed Personal Representatives of the estate of Rose R. Blakely, who died on September 19, 2020 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment or to the probate of decedent’s will shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before June 17, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 17, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Rose Cooper Gertrude Wymann Dudley Musson Personal Representatives True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14407-3T-12-31-20

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Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 756 Edith C. Deane Decedent Aretha Somerville, Esq. 9701 Apollo Drive Suite 100-AS Largo, MD 20774 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Veronica Kelly, whose address is 212 Wells Court, Waldorf, MD 20602, was appointed Personal Representatives of the estate of Edith C. Deane, who died on September 2, 2020 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before June 17, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 17, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Veronica Kelly Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14412-3T-12-31-2020

Street, SE #9, Washington, DC 20020, was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Thomas Bush, who died on July 24, 2013 without a will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before July 1, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before July 1, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Larry Bush Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14579-3T-1-14-21

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 761 Anna Walker Decedent Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Linda M. Hamilton, whose address is 6204 Gator Place, Clinton, Maryland 20735, was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Anna Walker, who died on July 4, 2020 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment or to the probate of decedent’s will shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before June 17, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 17, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Linda M. Hamilton Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14441-3T-12-31-20 Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 762 Thomas Bush Decedent Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Larry Bush, whose address is 1411 T

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 763 Gladys E. Isaac Decedent J Williams Law, LLC 7981 Eastern Ave C-4 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Randall Graham, whose address is 16504 Kilby Court, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774, was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Gladys E. Isaac, who died on January 25, 2013 without a will, and will serve with Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before June 30, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 30, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Randall Graham Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14602-3T-01-14-21 Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 767 Sara S. Mashek Decedent Torrey G. Wilkins 4910 Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 215 Washington, DC 20016 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs David Phillips Mashek, whose address is 100 Oak Park Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15243, was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Sara S. Mashek, who died on September 10, 2020 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment or to the


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probate of decedent’s will shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before June 17, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 17, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. David Phillips Mashek Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14449-3T-12-31-20

the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 30, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Patrick C. Horrell Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14654-3T-01-14-2021

Rosella E. Howell Decedent Notice of Appointment of Foreign Personal Representative and Notice to Creditors Earl M Howell, whose address is 1538 Centre Street, Apt 203, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Rosella Howell a/k/a Rosella E. Howell deceased, by the Orphan’s Court Division Court for Allegheny County, State of Pennsylvania, on September 09, 2020 Service of process may be made upon Barbara R. Miller, 1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 730, Washington. DC 20036, whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, DC. The decedent owned the following District of Columbia real property: Half (50%) interest in property located at 2508 Naylor Rd, SE, Washington, DC 20020 (Square 5626, Lot 40). The decedent owned District of Columbia personal property. Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, 515 5th Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. Earl M. Howell Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14603-3T-01-14-21

is 23411 Summerfield,Apt 52F, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656, was appointed personal representative of the estate of William Boyd Oglesby deceased, by the Superior Court for Forsyth County, State of North Carolina, on May 29, 2020 Service of process may be made upon Stephanie Lipinski Galland, Esq., Williams Mullen, P.C., 1666 K Street, N.W. Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20006, whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, DC. The decedent owned the following District of Columbia real property: 7 18th Street #208, S.E.,Washington, DC 20003. Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, 515 5th Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. William Boyd Oglesby, II Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14605-3T-01-14-21

the adoption or relinquish the child to a licensed child-placement agency by contacting Sami Albert, LICSW, LCSW-C, The Barker Adoption Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814, salbert@barkerfoundation.org, (301) 664-9664. You may retain counsel to represent you in the adoption proceeding or, if you are financially unable to do so, you may request the Court to appoint an attorney to represent you pursuant to D.C. Code § 16-316 (2009). Your failure to respond to this Notice of Adoption Proceeding and Order to Show Cause can result in the waiver of your consent to this adoption, and the termination of your legal rights, responsibilities and obligations with respect to the child. Unless you appear for the Show Cause Hearing or file a written objection prior to the hearing, you may not receive notice of subsequent court action and/or proceedings in the case. SO ORDERED. 12/4/2020 ANDREA L. HERTZFELD ASSOCIATE JUDGE Copies to: Sarah Horowitz The Law Office of Sarah F. Horowitz, LLC 5910 Connecticut Avenue, #982 Chevy Chase, MD 20815 sarah@sarahhorowitzlaw.com Counsel for Petitioners Sami Albert, LICSW, LCSW-C The Barker Adoption Foundation 7979 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 salbert@barkerfoundation.org Agency – CFSA Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14652-3T-01-14-2021

Petition for Adoption on November 12, 2020, or alternatively, that you are withholding your consent contrary to the best interest of the child. See D.C. Code §§ 16-304 (d)-(e). YOU ARE FURTHERMORE HEREBY INSTRUCTED to contact Judge Leibovitz’s Chambers on 202-879-0441, for guidance on logging into the virtual courtroom. You have the right to seek custody of the minor child or to challenge the adoption. However, in order to do so, you must either personally appear at the Show Cause Hearing or file a written objection with: The Central Intake Center Family Court, JM Level Superior Court of the District of Columbia 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001. If there is reliable proof that you have received a copy of this Notice of Adoption Proceeding and Order to Show Cause and that you failed to appear personally at the Show Cause Hearing or failed to file a written objection with the Court, the Court may infer or conclude that you have abandoned your interest in the child and waive your consent to the adoption. The Court may not send you notice of subsequent court action and proceedings in this case. If you do not wish to seek custody or challenge this adoption, you may consent to the adoption or relinquish the child to a licensed child-placement agency, provided you do so voluntarily and of your own free will. You may retain counsel to represent you in the adoption proceeding or, if you are financially unable to do so, you may request the Court to appoint an attorney to represent you pursuant to D.C. Code § 16-316 (2009). Your failure to respond to this Notice of Adoption Proceeding and Order to Show Cause can result in the waiver of your consent to this adoption, and the termination of your legal rights, responsibilities and obligations with respect to the child. Unless you appear for the Show Cause Hearing or file a written objection prior to the hearing, you may not receive notice of subsequent court action and/or proceedings in the case. SO ORDERED this 9th day of December 2020. LYNN LEIBOVITZ Associate Judge (signed in chambers) Copies to: Sarah Horowitz The Law Office of Sarah F. Horowitz, LLC 5910 Connecticut Avenue, #982 Chevy Chase, MD 20815 sarah@sarahhorowitzlaw.com Counsel for Petitioners Sami Albert, LICSW, LCSW-C The Barker Adoption Foundation 7979 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814 salbert@barkerfoundation.org Agency – CFSA

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 769 Virginia Watts Harrison Decedent Paul B. Cromelin, III 4910 Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 215 Washington, DC 20016 Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Lee Harrison Child, whose address is 1619 35th Street, Washington, DC 20007, was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Virginia Watts Harrison, who died on October 1, 2020 with a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment or to the probate of decedent’s will shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before June 17, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with the Register of Wills with a copy to the undersigned, on or before June 17, 2021 or be forever barred. Persons believed to be heirs or legatees of the decedent who do not receive a copy of this notice by mail within 25 days of its first publication shall so inform the Register of Wills, including name, address and relationship. Lee Harrison Child Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 17, 2020 14468-3T-12-31-20 Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 ADM 95 Rodney Eric Dixon a/k/a Rodney E. Dixon Decedent Notice of Appointment Notice to Creditors Notice to Unknown Heirs Patrick C. Horrell, Esq. whose address is 1707 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036, was appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Rodney Eric Dixon a/k/a Rodney E. Dixon, who died on September 9, 2018 without a will, and will serve without Court supervision. All unknown heirs and heirs whose whereabouts are unknown shall enter their appearance in this proceeding. Objections to such appointment or to the probate of decedent’s will shall be filed with the Register of Wills, DC, Building A, 515 5th Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001, on or before June 30, 2021. Claims against the decedent shall be presented to the undersigned with a copy to the Register of Wills or filed with

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, D.C. 20001-2131 2020 NRT 26 Phyllis D. Schulman Name of Deceased Settlor Notice of Existence of Revocable Trust Phyllis D. Schulman, whose address was 5420 Connecticut Avenue, Apartment #717, Washington, DC 20015, created a revocable trust on July 24, 1996, which remained in existence on the date of her death on April 21, 2020, and Edward Schulman and Andrew Schulman, whose addresses are 9116 Kittery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817 and 20 Tavistock Road, Bedford, NH 03110 are the currently acting trustees, hereinafter the Trustee. Communications to the Trust should be mailed or directed to Oren Goldberg at Pasternak & Fidis, P.C., 7735 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 1100, Bethesda, MD 20814. The Trust is subject to claims of the deceased settlor’s creditors, costs of administration of the settlor’s estate, the expenses of the deceased settlor’s funeral and disposal of remains, and statutory allowances to a surviving spouse and children to the extent the deceased settlor’s residuary probate estate is inadequate to satisfy those claims, costs, expenses and allowances. Claims of the deceased settlor’s creditors are barred as against the Trustee and the trust property unless presented to the Trustee at the address provided herein on or before June 30, 2021 (6 months after the date of the first publication of this notice). An action to contest the validity of this Trust must be commenced by the earliest of (1)April 21, 2021 (one year from the date of death of deceased settlor), or (2) June 30, 2021 (6 months from the date of first publication of this notice), or (3) ninety days after the Trustee sends the person a copy of the trust instrument and a notice informing the person of the trust’s existence, of the Trustee’s name and address, and of the time allowed for commencing a proceeding. The Trustee may proceed to distribute the trust property in accordance with the terms of the trust before the expiration of the time within which an action must be commenced unless the Trustee knows of a pending judicial proceeding contesting the validity of the trust or the Trustee has received notice from a potential contestant who thereafter commences a judicial proceeding within sixty days after notification. This Notice must be mailed postmarked within 15 days of its first publication to each heir and qualified beneficiary of the trust and any other person who would be an interested person within the meaning of DC Code Section 20-101(d). Edward Schulman Andrew Schulman True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14608-3T-01-14-2021 Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, DC 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2020 FEP 70 June 28, 2001 Date of Death Rosella Howell a/k/a

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, DC 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2020 FEP71 June 27, 2018 Date of Death Shelley Nicole Welcher Decedent Notice of Appointment of Foreign Personal Representative and Notice to Creditors Scott F. Welcher, whose address is 5101 Tinkers Creek Place, Clinton, MD 20735, was appointed personal representative of the estate of Shelley Nicole Welcher deceased, by the Orphan’s Court for Prince George’s County, State of Maryland, on August 30, 2018. Service of process may be made upon Michael C. Forster, 2007 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, Dc 20001, whose designation as District of Columbia agent has been filed with the Register of Wills, DC. The decedent owned the following District of Columbia real property: 4429 A Street SE, Washington, DC 20019. Claims against the decedent may be presented to the undersigned and filed with the Register of Wills for the District of Columbia, 515 5th Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20001 within 6 months from the date of first publication of this notice. Scott F. Welcher Personal Representative True Test Copy Nicole Stevens Register of Wills Date of First Publication December 31, 2020 14581-3T-01-14-21

EX PARTE IN THE MATTER OF Adoption Case No: 2020 ADA 143 THE PETITION OF J.N.J. & B.O.J.: Judge Andrea L. Hertzfeld FOR ADOPTION OF A MINOR CHILD NOTICE OF ADOPTION PROCEEDINGS UNKNOWN FATHER, also known as “Ray” Last Name Unknown (LNU), YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an adoption petition is pending with the Adoption Branch of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia concerning the minor child, Z.K.B., born on July 6, 2020 in Washington, D.C. to Kyleisha Corbett-Byrd. YOU ARE HEREBY ORDERED to appear for a Show Cause Hearing scheduled on January 27, 2021 at 11:30 A.M. via WebEx in Courtroom JM-14, before Judge Andrea Hertzfeld. You may contact the Family Court Call Center at 202-8791212 for further guidance on how to log into the virtual Courtroom JM-14.. You have the right to seek custody of the minor child or to challenge the adoption. However, in order to do so, you must either appear at the Show Cause Hearing, or, within 20 days of the publication of this notice, file a written objection with: Central Intake Center, Family Court JM Level Superior Court of the District of Columbia 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001. You may also file an objection in this matter matters via CaseFileExpress by registering and filing at https:// dc.casefilexpress.com/Login.aspx If you do not wish to seek custody or challenge this adoption, you may consent to

EX PARTE IN THE MATTER OF Case No. 2020 ADA 0142 THE PETITION OF K.N.M. and D.A.M.: JUDGE LYNN LEIBOVITZ FOR ADOPTION OF A MINOR CHILD NOTICE TO PUTATIVE FATHER OF PENDING ADOPTION PROCEEDING AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE TO: Putative Father “Mike” You are hereby notified that an adoption petition is pending before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia concerning the minor child, Baby Boy B, born July 8, 2020, in Washington, D.C. You are hereby ORDERED to appear for a Show Cause Hearing on January 28, 2021 at 9:30 a.m., in Courtroom JM-7, before Judge Lynn Leibovitz, to show cause as to why your consent to this adoption should not be waived and dispensed with on the grounds that you have abandoned the child and have voluntarily failed to contribute to the child’s support for a period of at least six months next preceding the date of the filing of the

Superior Court of the District of Columbia Probate Division Washington, DC 20001-2131 Foreign No. 2020 FEP72 February 14, 2020 Date of Death William Boyd Oglesby Decedent Notice of Appointment of Foreign Personal Representative and Notice to Creditors William Boyd Oglesby, II, whose address

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