Sherry Unger was about to wheel a cart into the Owings Mills Safeway for five minutes of shopping Tuesday when a friendly voice called out: "Hi, there. Will you be celebrating Passover this year?"
She stopped to check out a display table covered with children's crafts. Her grandson Dexter, 4, donned a Passover-themed mask and posed for snapshots.
And Unger, a resident of Owings Mills, found herself in conversation with Gabrielle Burger, an indomitably cheerful Jewish educator, about the coming holiday: what it means to her, and how she and her family might become even more involved in the local Jewish community.
Burger, a library director with the Louise...