From This View

BY Howard E. Friedman
July 3, 2013

On many occasions throughout June, I had the privilege of representing The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore at annual meetings for a number of local agencies within our system. As chair of the board of The Associated, I brought messages of praise and support for the agencies that deliver the critical programs and services CONTINUE »

June 27, 2013

When the mother bird saw us coming, she whipped up her right wing as if she was going to take flight, but as we watched from the edge of the garden, she never actually left her nest.  Not wanting to disturb her, my husband, Bob, and I quietly inched away from the rain garden and CONTINUE »

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BY Aleeza Oshry
June 27, 2013

Tikkun Olam is the hallmark of Jewish social action.  Generally translated as “repairing the world,” it is often cited as the reason for engagement in social inequities and environmental issues. It ties Jewish tradition to modern dilemmas that many feel are significant and worldly concerns that require our involvement. Searching for a better understanding of CONTINUE »

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June 27, 2013

You may find yourself asking these questions: Why did I go into the kitchen? Where did I leave my keys? Did I schedule that dentist appointment? The feelings associated with these thoughts, while fleeting, can be troubling. As we age, we begin to think that these “senior moments” mean something more than just temporary forgetfulness CONTINUE »

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BY Brian Sacks
June 20, 2013

As a Zionist, I am a natural dreamer. Early Zionists dreamt of a homeland for the Jewish people, who were spread out all over the world. Truly a dream come true and one of which we should all be proud. For many years, I have been active in various local, national and international organizations. My CONTINUE »