Giving Tuesday Is Success for Associated, Howard County Federation

As Congress ushers in the administration’s new tax plan and many wonder how their incomes will be affected, the community nevertheless stepped forward last week on Giving Tuesday to help area Jewish agencies and initiatives help others. At The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, about 100 volunteers spent Nov. 28 at the Park Heights… Read More

Community Explores Visage of Beauty, Ugliness Through a Jewish Lens

The Jewish Federation of Howard County and the Howard County Board of Rabbis joined communities around the world to celebrate the Global Day of Jewish Learning Sunday, offering an array of classes and seminars that explored this year’s theme: beauty and ugliness. Each year, the Aleph Society promotes the Global Day of Jewish Learning as… Read More

Howard County Federation Raises More Than $20K for Ugandan Jews

The Howard County Jewish community has raised nearly $21,000 to feed a group of malnourished Jews in Uganda — known as the Abayudaya — more than doubling the initial goal it set a month ago. In partnership, the Howard County Board of Rabbis and the Jewish Federation of Howard County launched the campaign in mid-August… Read More

Baltimore-Florida Connections Stay Strong During Irma

With relief efforts still underway for victims of Hurricane Harvey, Jewish agencies and individuals in Baltimore stepped up again, as Hurricane Irma ripped across Florida, leaving millions more people in need of aid. Hurricane Irma was one of the most powerful recorded storms to strike the United States. When it slammed into the Florida Keys… Read More

Jewish Community Mobilizes for Texas

Maayan Bobylev has had a front-row seat to the unprecedented decimation from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, which poured two feet of rain on the area last weekend and made a second landfall in Louisiana Wednesday. She lives in the Nob Hill Apartments, situated on Brays Bayou, which overflowed onto the streets. In the heavily Jewish… Read More

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