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Associated allocations shed light on community collaboration, strength
BY Maayan Jaffe
July 11, 2013

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore closed its campaign on June 30 with $30 million in annual campaign revenue and an additional $15.7 million from other funding sources. The income allowed The Associated to allocate to its agencies at a rate of 99 percent in the aggregate and to launch some new initiatives, although CONTINUE »

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County nonprofit organization offers Orthodox-specific boating camp
BY David Snyder
July 11, 2013

Eli Donaty, 16, has always enjoyed being in the water. However, it wasn’t until two summers ago that he realized he also harbored a passion for sailing on it. It was then that Eli was introduced to a summer camp at the Baltimore County Sailing Center. The center, which operates out of Rocky Point Park CONTINUE »

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Husbands stay home, study Jewish texts
BY Linda Gradstein
July 11, 2013

It’s the first day of school for Chani Dickman, an ultra-Orthodox woman in her 40s. She is one of 20 ultra-Orthodox women participating in a training course for medical coding — reading patients charts and diagnoses and assigning the proper codes, which are used for insurance reimbursement. If she passes her exams, she is guaranteed CONTINUE »

JobKatif is continuing its work in helping families that lost their homes, jobs in the 2005 disengagement
BY Marc Shapiro
July 11, 2013

Gush Katif was a treasure of Israel. Although it was referred to as “the bitter land” in Arabic, the Israelis turned this sandy part of the Gaza Strip into an agricultural success story. Using hydroponics, a method of growing plants without soil, Gush Katif produced 70 percent of Israel’s organic exports and 95 percent of CONTINUE »

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New nonprofit will empower Americans with disabilities
BY Simone Ellin
July 11, 2013

The statistics are staggering. A whopping 57 million Americans have disabilities, and 70 percent of those of working age are unemployed. RespectAbilityUSA, a new national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded by Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi and Donn Weinberg, promises to change that state of affairs. “These grim statistics haven’t changed in decades. As a result, Americans with CONTINUE »