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12/4/18: Israel Programs are Building Jewish Leaders of Tomorrow
As communities look to engage Jewish young adults while building a pipeline of leaders for the future, they may be able to look no further than immersive Israel experiences as one way to ensure Jewish future. Read More

12/4/18: Keeping Jewish Baltimore Safe
Although last month’s tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh left many Jewish Baltimoreans worried it could happen here, they should be reassured that The Associated continues to make security a number one community priority. Read More

12/4/18: The Associated Provides Psychological First Aid to Jewish Community
To help the Baltimore Jewish community cope in the wake of a critical incident, The Associated funded the Jewish Community Critical Incident Response Team, spearheaded by Jewish Community Services (JCS), to provide “psychological first aid” in times of crisis. Read More

10/15/18: Steve Fader's Collection Leads to New Associated Campaign Initiative
Little did Fader realize how much he had collected until he became Campaign Chair of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. That’s when he pulled out the 150 pounds of coins totaling approximately $2,500 and recognized that his change could be put to better use. Read More

10/15/18: Helping the Global Community in Times of Disasters
As we continue to watch the effects of Hurricane Michael unfold – and as the cleanup and rebuilding continues from Hurricane Florence and the Indonesian earthquake and tsunami—The Associated responded swiftly, providing much needed aid to those whose lives were shattered by the events of the past month. Read More

10/15/18:Helping the Vulnerable
Despite Israel’s robust economy, there are still many individuals who are left behind. Yet by providing resources to those who are struggling to become productive members of society, we are effectively strengthening Israel’s economic and social fabric. That’s why The Associated, through its overseas grants made possible by the Annual Campaign, is investing in programs that provide opportunities for Israeli citizens to become economically self-sufficient. Read More

7/20/2018: The Future of Baltimore's Seniors
As the Baltimore Jewish community ages and life expectancy increases, the number of vulnerable older adults needing services will grow. Read More

7/20/2018: Ensuring Baltimore Jewish Community's Safety
In the wake of rising anti-Semitism and other potential threats, The Associated continues to strengthen security measures to ensure our Jewish organizations and our community remain safe. Read More

7/20/2018: Successful Year for The Associated
When the fiscal year closed on June 30, The Associated raised more than $52 million dollars available for system-wide allocations in Fiscal Year 2019. Read More

6/4/2018: Baltimore Jewish Council Secures Funding for Safer Intersection
The Associated, through the work of the Baltimore Jewish Council (BJC), secured a major win in this year’s legislative session, obtaining funding to help prevent another tragedy like the one that took the life of Neely Snyder nearly three years ago. Read More

6/4/2018: New Approach to Engaging Young Jewish Families
If asked, many of today’s young Jewish families will admit they are shying away from their parents’ brand of Judaism, instead finding meaning in practicing Judaism “their way.” Recognizing that this is a growing trend, the JCC is about to launch a more personalized approach to engagement. Read More

4/13/2018: Baltimore's Jewish Camp Profile Soars
Find out how Baltimore and The Associated are playing a major role in increasing interest in Jewish camp. Read More 

4/13/2018: Men's Mission to Israel
What do surfing, playing lacrosse and picking fruit have in common? Ask the men who recently traveled to Israel on the Young Men’s Mission. Read More

4/13/2018: Baltimore's Disabilities Website Goes National
When the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County embarked on a special needs initiative, its vice president for community planning, Stuart Silver, determined which Jewish communities seemed to be “ahead of the curve.” Read More

2/23/2018: Baltimore Jewish Teens are Creating Innovative Solutions to Social Problems in New 4Front Teen Fellowship
This Fellowship is being offered by 4Front, a brand-new hub for Jewish teen engagement. Housed at the JCC and funded by The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and the Jim Joseph Foundation, 4Front features community-wide programming for Jewish teens, from sports and arts to advocacy and social entrepreneurship. Read More

2/23/2018: Opioid Epidemic
It’s a simple question. Yet when Elizabeth Piper, health educator for Jewish Community Services (JCS), asks it to a room full of high school students, she is always amazed at the response. Read More

2/23/2018: Jewish Elderly in Former Communist Countries Face Crisis of Survival
For many years they worked. As missile scientists and engineers, teachers, doctors and healthcare workers. Although many enjoyed professional success, they were unable to save much. Yet they believed they could count on their pensions to help them grow old with dignity. Read More

12/21/2017: How CHANA’s Preventative Healthy Relationship Programming Can Make a Difference
In the past month, a day hasn’t gone by without news of sexual assault or harassment allegations made by women, and a few men, who are finally feeling empowered to speak out. Read More

12/21/2017: Jewish Volunteer Connection Brings Local Mission to Houston
As flood waters in Houston and beyond began receding, leaders at Jewish Volunteer Connection (JVC) and The Associated reached out to Houston's Jewish community. How could we help? Read More 

11/13/2017: CHAI Turns Around The Edward A. Myerberg Center
Today, the Edward A. Myerberg Center is coming off a record-breaking year, with fitness revenues up 30 percent and membership in groups such as the Bagel Boys more than doubling. Read More

11/13/2017: Associated Takes Leadership Role: Convenes Community Leaders to Counter Hate and Promote Change
In a year that has seen a rise in hate groups and intolerance, the Baltimore Jewish community has been forced to confront the challenges to our collective safety and security. Read More

10/3/17: Maryland Becoming Cybersecurity Hub
Maryland is becoming a cybersecurity hub and the Maryland/Israel Development Center is playing a pivotal role. Read More

10/3/17: The Future of CJE
Amian Kelemer, Center for Jewish Education’s (CJE) Director and Nate Braverman, CJE Board Chair, Talk About Organization’s Future. Read More

10/3/17: New Solar Farm to Offset Electricity Used by The Associated
Expect The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore to be a little “greener” by 2019 as part of its newest commitment to solar energy. Read more

10/3/17: Baltimore Trip Provides Life-Changing Experience for Latin American Teens
This summer Jewish teens from this South American nation enjoyed a month of hope when they joined their Latin American peers for a Jewish experience in Baltimore, thanks to The Associated. Read More

6/23/17: Transforming Baltimore
Behind the scenes, every day, Associated agencies and volunteers are working to transform the city of Baltimore. Read more 

6/23/17: Helping Israel's Vulnerable Gain Employment Skills
It was only a few years ago when Amram Lider, an Israeli Haredi struggled to make a living as a factory worker in Kiryat Gat. Read more 

5/1/17: 2017 Annapolis Update
Through the hard work of the Baltimore Jewish Council, Jewish Community Services, CHAI and CHANA, the General Assembly approved everything. Read More 

5/1/17: Kolker Fellow Compares Jewish Baltimore to Europe
When Marcelo Dimenstein arrived in Baltimore as the Kolker Fellow, what he knew about the city came from watching The Wire. Read More

5/1/17: Security and Our Community 
From renovations in the lobby of the Park Heights JCC to participation in a pilot security program, The Associated continues to update its facilities and technologies to ensure our community remains safe. Read More 

5/1/17: CHAI's Seniors Test Technologies for National Organizations
National organizations such as AARP are tapping the insights of seniors living in CHAI's communities to determine how technologies may help older adults live more productive lives. Read More

3/3/17: New Teen Initiative Launches
This March, the Baltimore Jewish community is set to officially launch 4Front, its most comprehensive teen initiative to date. Read More

3/3/17: Interfaith Students Explore Israel
Debbie Pine has led numerous Birthright trips to Israel but in some ways her most recent student-led trip was the most powerful. Read More. 

1/23/17: Building Trust Among Interfaith and Interethnic Communities
This summer, the Baltimore Jewish Council will be bringing its expertise on social justice and civil rights to the national stage. Read more 

1/13/17: Jewish Community's 2017 Legislative Priorities
Last month, in advance of the 2017 legislative session, Governor Larry Hogan stopped by The Associated to meet with Marc Terrill, Linda A. Hurwitz and other leadership to learn more about the Jewish community and its diverse needs.
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12/8/16: Raising Resilient Children
All parents want to do whatever it takes to help their children succeed. But when is it time to step back and let them learn from their own experiences and mistakes? Read more

9/9/16: Parent Program Addresses Anti-Israel Sentiment on Campus
In the face of growing anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses, The Associated is taking a lead in educating our community. Read more

9/6/16: Prime Location for Maryland Hillel at College Park
The largest Hillel in the country? That’s exactly what’s in the plans for Maryland Hillel at College Park in order to meet the needs of its growing student community. Read more

4/25/16: Odessa/Ashkelon Partnership Mission Brings Change
It was the first time since 2013 that The Associated traveled to Odessa, Ukraine and it was part of a larger mission – that also included experiences in Ashkelon and Jerusalem with the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership. Read more

4/19/16: Awards Honor Local Jewish Professionals
In addition to the Neely Tal Snyder Community Impact Award, DFI presented the Outstanding Jewish Communal Professional Award and the Daniel Thursz Distinguished Jewish Communal Service Award. Read more

4/19/16: Helping Baltimore's Synagogues Become More Relevant
As synagogues and Jewish institutions face challenges on how to engage community members in meaningful ways, they are seeking new outreach approaches. Read more

2/23/16: Associated Awards Microgrants
The Associated awarded six microgrants (five in Baltimore and one in Odessa, Ukraine) to seed innovative grassroots projects that inspire Jewish conversations and connections. These projects, range from a back-to-the-land, all-night Shavuot celebration to a Shabbaton themed around technology and Jewish identity. Read more

2/22/16: Art Bridges Inter-Ethnic Differences
This April, Jewish and African-American teens will unveil their first project in CHAI neighborhoods: a powerful community mural, conceptualized and painted by Jewish, African-American and Hispanic middle school boys. Read more

1/12/16: Israel High
To counteract growing anti-Israeli rhetoric on a number of college campuses, The Macks Center for Jewish Education has introduced the Israel High Leadership program to arm public and private high school students with the facts. Read more

1/11/16: Baltimore Plays Host to Nation's Jewish Teens
This February, Baltimore will play host to a number of national Jewish teen convenings that could shape the way we approach this demographic. Read more

1/11/16: Jewish Community Sets Legislative Priorities
As the General Assembly kicks off its 2016 session, the Baltimore Jewish Council (BJC) will be in Annapolis to secure funds and to testify in support of programs that affect our community. Read more

10/7/15: New Initiative Engage Russian Jews
Olga Cherches is co-chair of The Associated’s new Russian Engagement Initiative, along with Andrew Razumovksy and Vlad Volinksy, which takes a thoughtful look at how to best engage Russian Jews in the Baltimore Jewish community based on their personal, family and professional interests. Read more

9/22/15: MIDC Connects Hopkins to Luminox Health of Israel: Major Partnership Established
The Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC) connected two health care powerhouses – The Johns Hopkins University and Luminox Health of Israel – resulting in a collaboration to build solutions to modern medical challenges. Read more

9/18/15: Christians and Jews Feed Baltimore's Homeless
Jewish and Catholic young professionals volunteered at Weinberg Gardens and engaged in an interfaith discussion about helping Baltimore. Read more

8/24/15: The ABCs of BDS
Learn everything you need to know about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. Read more

2/11/15: New National Web Model for Individuals with Disabilities
Renee Dain speaks about the impact that the Jewish Abilities Alliance (JAA) has had on the Baltimore Jewish community and beyond. Read more

2/2/15: Transitioning Your Special Needs Child: Four Areas to Consider
As children with disabilities enter their teen years, parents need to begin to plan for the future. Figuring out next steps, from where they might work to where they will live, takes careful planning, due diligence and an understanding of Maryland disability laws. The Baltimore Jewish Abilities Alliance (BJAA) is an excellent resource, offering various workshops and providing a checklist of what to think about during the transition process. Read more

1/21/15: Stereotypes Disappear As One Baltimore Community Talks
During the past six months, racial tensions have flared across the country, demonstrating deep divides between ethnic groups. Yet in a small pocket in Northwest Baltimore, one community is working hard to bridge these divides and promote positive relationships between community members. Read more

1/12/15: After the Terror – Updates from Paris
Marc Terrill briefs the community on the aftermath of the senseless acts of terror that occurred in France. Read more

11/11/14: A Place for Friendships, Traditions and Fun!
Jewish camp provides unparalleled opportunities to make long-term friendships with Jewish peers from around the region and the globe. And even though the campers may go back to their hometowns during the school year, it doesn't mean they don't remain in touch. 
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11/11/14: What Is Elder Abuse?
As our parents age and begin to face medical issues, caregivers, paid and family members, often become an important part of their lives, assisting with everything from food shopping to medication administration. Unfortunately, sometimes this dependency can leave our parents vulnerable to abuse. Read more

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