Sara Shvartzman considers herself lucky.
As the new arts and culture coordinator for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, she is able to blend three of her passions in one: the arts, working with older adults and working in the Jewish community. The 26-year-old Shvartzman, who was raised in Black Forest, Colo., but now calls Otterbein home, has a background in marketing, senior living care and social work.
Now, her job allows her to oversee the art gallery, adult arts classes at the JCC's Park Heights location, as well as two of the organization's signature events: the Jewish Film Festival, which opens April 4, and Cinefest.
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