Big Money Capital Camps awarded $100,000 grant

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For its groundbreaking work in the personal and professional development of its staff, a local Jewish summer camp was awarded a signature grant from a leading Jewish education philanthropy. The Covenant Foundation awarded Capital Camps and Retreat Center a $100,000 grant over two years to develop the Institute for Leadership and Learning, a national fellowship… Read More

Mail Call Parents, campers stay in touch with the use of technology

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There was a time not long ago when a child awaiting a handwritten and addressed letter from home was a sleep-away camp rite. But that has changed considerably in the past five years due to technology programs offered to parents and families that enable same-day communication (and photos) with campers. Some say this progress is… Read More

Pick a Camp, Any Camp Directors chime in on overnight or day camp

Rivaliers at Camp Airy (File photo)

It has been well established that children who attend Jewish summer camp are much more likely to be engaged Jewishly as adults. But the next question — which hasn’t received as much attention — is how much difference is there between overnight and day camp in that outcome? “I’d be hard-pressed to say it doesn’t… Read More

Flashback Amy Pollokoff

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Amy Pollokoff, 55, vice president at the Fedder Corporation, grew up in Pikesville and was exposed to philanthropy from a young age, thanks to her parents, Ellen and Joel Fedder. They both constantly attended meetings because of their involvement in what is today known as The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. Her father was… Read More

One Man’s Trash, Another Man’s Social Enterprise Hungry Harvest uses recovered produce to feed customers, those in need

From left: Jon Heiber, chief strategy officer Mark Leybengrub, Emily Quade, co-founder and CEO Evan Lutz and Angela Parreco of Hungry Harvest are pictured at a free 
farmers market, where residents of low-income neighborhoods can take home as 
much produce as they want.

When Evan Lutz was a business major at the University of Maryland, College Park, something just didn’t add up to him. While focusing on the issue of food justice, he learned that a third of the fresh water used in the United States is used on produce that ultimately goes to waste; that one in… Read More

Weekend Backpacks Give Lifeline to Hungry Kids Since March, Sandie Nagel has been sending backpacks full of food home with needy students in the city

From left: Volunteers Margery Braver and Leslie 
Monfred with Weekend Backpacks founder Sandie Nagel, at Chimes, where employees and volunteers pack bags of food for needy Baltimore City students 
to take home for the weekend.

On a recent Thursday morning at the Chimes facility in Milford Mill, a group of volunteers and employees were hard at work packing backpacks full of apples, milk, juice, jelly and canned food. While others in the same room were putting together boxes and loading them with beer from a local brewery to be enjoyed… Read More

Giving Back Jewish businesses in Baltimore have a history of philanthropic action

Eight local Jewish businesses will join The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore for Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1. The concept of a day of giving started three years ago in New York’s 92nd Street Y.

As the holiday season approaches, several Jewish business owners in Baltimore have made it a point to become involved in a cause they are passionate about through philanthropy. Stanley Drebin, owner of Goldberg’s Bagels in Pikesville, said since he opened his store almost 18 years ago he has donated to hundreds of charities, giving to… Read More