Howard County Raises More Than $10K for Ugandan Jewish Community

The Jewish Federation of Howard County and the Howard County Board of Rabbis have raised more than $10,000 since 27 to feed a community of malnourished Ugandan Jews. More startlingly, said Meghann Schwartz, associate director for the Federation, was that the fundraiser’s $10,000 goal was met in only five-and-a-half days after it started. Many residents… Read More

‘They Needed Us’ From the beginning, Columbia’s ecumenical focus has depended on Jewish input

Fifty years ago, Columbia’s promise of equality and prosperity drew hundreds to Howard County. Planned communities like Columbia were not a new idea, but the area’s developer, James Rouse, had a vision that went beyond street layouts and park placement. Today, the area’s Jewish community is in a bind. Though Howard County’s Jewish population has… Read More

Jewish Community Services No Longer in Howard County

Jewish Community Services (JCS), an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, is no longer functioning in Howard County, according to a letter by Jewish Federation of Howard County (JFHC) president Beth Millstein. The letter, sent out on Thursday, stated the JFHC board determined the expenditure of funds for services was not justified… Read More

HoCo Federation Announces Interim Director

The Jewish Federation of Howard County announced the appointment of its new interim executive director, Ralph Grunewald, on June 5. Grunewald, a Potomac, Md., resident, has a record of volunteerism and professional leadership in the Jewish world. “In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the Federation and its staff of professionals, Ralph will create… Read More

Fed Live! Brings Beatlemania, Volunteer Appreciation

Fed Live!, the Jewish Federation of Howard County’s annual gala, will provide an opportunity for the Howard County community to gather and celebrate a year of philanthropy and community building. The evening will honor four community members and feature a show performed by Beatlemania Returns, a Beatles tribute band. The gala will take place on… Read More

Good Deeds Day Inspires Community Members

International Good Deeds Day, a day of community service, actively involves more than 1 million people worldwide in 15,000 projects that take place in more than 70 countries. It was started in 2007 when Shari Arison, one of Israel’s wealthiest women, decided to encourage people globally to unite and give back to their communities. This… Read More

The Faces of Israel’s Ambassadors

Israel is one of the most diverse nations in the world even with a population of just 8.3 million people. As the Jewish state and home to an innumerable amount of relics sacred to Muslims, Christians and Jews alike, Israel has always drawn pilgrims and immigrants from around the world. However, in a time when… Read More

PuRiM PalOOza!

The Jewish Federation of Howard County held its 25th annual Purim Palooza on Sunday, March 5 at Reservoir High School in Fulton. The event featured carnival games, arts and crafts, vendors and exhibitors, entertainment by DJ Doug Sandler, airbrush shirts and hats, a PJ Library story room, prizes and food. “Purim Palooza is the only… Read More

Chanukah Is Here!

Chabad Lubavitch Centers of Greater Baltimore is once again partnering with the Mayor’s Office for the annual lighting of the 30-foot Esther Ann Menorah, sponsored by David S. Brown Enterprises. The event will take place as part of the Baltimore Chanukah Festival on Sunday, Dec. 25 at McKeldin Square in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor at 4:30… Read More