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Naomi Kellman

“We lived in a huge house in Windsor Hills, and my aunt and uncle lived upstairs. That's the place I've always called home—two acres, a tennis court, a kitchen garden, and little house for the gardener, a great place for parties. I was very privileged to live there.” – Naomi Kellman

Naomi Kellman, born in 1911 in East Baltimore, was a longtime chronicler of Baltimore Jewish communal history. The oldest of four children, Naomi and her family shared a large and gracious home in the Windsor Hills neighborhood with her aunt and uncle. She graduated from Goucher College in 1933 and was a frequent contributor of feature articles to The Baltimore Sun. She began her career as a copywriter in advertising for department stores in Washington, D.C. and New York. Naomi moved back to Baltimore to take a position at The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, where she worked in the hub of Jewish communal life for over four decades. Devoted to her family, Naomi cherished a close relationship with her nieces and nephews. Naomi Kellman passed away on June 23, 2004.

Naomi Kellman
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Naomi Kellman
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Naomi Kellman." (Viewed on October 21, 2014) <http://jwa.org/communitystories/baltimore/narrators/kellman-naomi>.

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