Associated Recognizes Young Professionals

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore recognized two young adults for outstanding leadership in the Jewish community on Monday. Randi Turkel and Andrew Finkelstein were presented with the Fred Walpert Young Leadership Award, which recognizes involvement and leadership within The Associated community. Turkel, a Pikesville resident and graduate of the Young Leadership Council, co-chaired… Read More

Maury Garten Named JCC Board Chair

One might say Morris “Maury” Garten has been preparing for his new role as chair of the JCC’s board his whole life. The 50-year-old Pikesville native has been involved with Baltimore’s Jewish community since he was a child, and he attributes much of his involvement to “the absolutely terrific education that I received on Mount… Read More

A Chip Off the JCC’s Block

To the excitement of many community members, the JCC of Greater Baltimore will soon host its fourth annual block party, a yearly community festival that brings together local organizations such as Jewish agencies and community nonprofits. The block party is one of the JCC’s biggest events, drawing thousands of attendees, vendors and partners each year…. Read More

Cohen Joins Israel Bonds as New Director

The Development Corporation for Israel (DCI) last week welcomed Steven A. Cohen as the new executive director of Israel Bonds in Maryland. Cohen’s appointment follows the retirement of Alan S. Dorenfeld in March. “Steven has been a dedicated supporter of Israel and Jewish causes for many years, and we are pleased to welcome him to… Read More

After More Bomb Threats, Heads of JCC, Associated Say Security is Top Priority

In the wake of another round of bomb threats to Baltimore’s JCCs on the night of March 14, Barak Hermann, CEO of the JCC of Greater Baltimore, and Marc Terrill, president of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, reassured the Jewish community of their commitment to security in a YouTube video posted two days… Read More

At The Associated, Inclusion Is a Top Priority

In the nearly 10 years since February was designated Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), The Associated has made progress in raising awareness and fostering inclusion of people with disabilities. In order for individuals with special needs to flourish, we must continuously learn about best practices and adapt our services accordingly. This month, the… Read More

The Gift That Gives Back to You

With the arrival of November, Americans started to prepare for Thanksgiving. Of all the American holidays, Thanksgiving seems to resonate most with Jews, as Thanksgiving’s theme centers around hakorat hatov, gratitude. It is a time to reflect on how grateful we are for the gifts that are bestowed on us by G-d that allow us… Read More

In Odessa, Winter Is Coming

Odessa square in winter

By: Marina Moldavanskaya Baltimore-Odessa Partnership Coordinator The whole city of Odessa is preparing for the coming winter. Although winter is always a challenging time in the region, the current situation in Ukraine is creating the need for increased preparations across the entire population. The Ukrainian government has stated that the gas supply this winter will… Read More

Send in the Clowns

By: Jill Max, Chair, The Associated’s Israel Engagement Center I hate the circus. The primary reason for these feelings stems from my childhood and my family’s requisite annual pilgrimage to Madison Square Garden to witness the “greatest show on Earth.” The smell of the menagerie was bad enough, but it was the clowns that really… Read More