Volunteer Spotlight on Ray Weinstein!
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He has a wonderful wife Nadine, 3 sons and 8 grandchildren. He is also a person who likes to give back to his community. He recently started to do that as a docent at JMM, but he has been giving back for years, often in leadership roles. He has been a member of the Oriole Advocates since 1977 and was their president in 1983, the year the Orioles won the World Series. Go O’s!! He was president of the Babe Ruth Organization for 3 years and is currently on their board as a past-president. He encourages all to visit the Babe Ruth House which is not far from Camden Yards. Did you know that Baltimore has had a sister city in Japan for the past 40 years? It is Kawasaki, a port city that is similar in size to Baltimore. When Ray was president of the Baltimore-Kawasaki Committee in 1987, he accompanied a little league high school team to Kawasaki. The team played 6 games and Ray had a chance to travel around Japan.
Before retirement, Ray worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 32 years. He then joined a group of lawyers as a tax consultant specializing in tax settlement cases.
After retirement, Ray looked for a new opportunity to give back to the community. Last September, Ray participated in the Jewish Museum Volunteer Recruitment. As a long-time member of the JMM who frequently brought family and friends to the museum, he has been impressed with the excellent job the JMM has done in creating and explain meaningful exhibits. Ray likes to talk about Jewish history and Baltimore history. And he thinks it is important to encourage people to come into Baltimore. For all those reason, Ray has found a good fit as a volunteer docent at JMM.