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Mal and Torrey Tarschis

Mazal Tov to J-Care Fellows Torrey Tarschis and Mallory Schweiger on their recent engagement! Torrey got involved with Etz Chaim a year and a half ago when he moved to town from Ohio to start an engineering job. He participated in the J-Care Fellowship last year and signed up for a second cycle this year with Mallory when she moved to town after graduating college. The couple met through BBYO in high school many years ago and reconnected while studying at the university of Cincinnati. Etz Chaim through the couple a surprise engagement party at the bi-monthly J-Care Fellowship meeting. "It was so nice to celebrate with everyone," Torey recalled. "Etz Chaim has been there for us every step of the way since we moved to Baltimore and has provided us with a whole community and support network. " Although he enjoys the volunteer work, Torrey is really excited about the Jewish learning aspect of the Fellowship. "I never really had the opportunity to learn about the ideals or ethics of Judaism from multiple perspectives before now," he said. "It's a real eye opener."The couple recently spent Shabbos in Pikesville for a J-Care Shabbaton. "It's amazing to see how much the Baltimore Jewish community has to offer," he said. "We're both from very small Jewish communities in Ohio. There is so much more here - it's great to be a part of it all. We both find it so meaningful and are growing more and more into it all the time.

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