Associated Lawyers’ Division Launches Cardozo Giving Society


Over the past few years, The Associated has envisioned how to engage Jewish legal professionals in Baltimore. Under the current leadership of Searle Mitnick (Gordon Feinblatt LLC) and Jill Snyder (Law Office of Jill A. Snyder, LLC), The Associated has revamped its Lawyers’ Division and created the Cardozo Society. The Cardozo Society, a national giving society through Jewish Federations of North America, recognizes legal professionals who contribute $1,000 or more to The Associated. The society is named for Benjamin N. Cardozo, the second Jewish person to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In acknowledgment of their generosity, Cardozo Society members are invited to exclusive events and opportunities through The Associated. In addition to public recognition in The Associated’s Annual Honor Roll, Cardozo Society members will be listed in a Daily Record ad this fall.

Learn why Brian Moffet, Hope Sachs and Jon Yoffe, three prominent Baltimore attorneys, support The Associated:

“I support The Associated because I believe in its mission to strengthen and nurture Jewish life in Baltimore, in Israel and around the world. Through its resources, The Associated can help so many people and I want to be a part of that. We are privileged in life to have the opportunity to help others and most especially those in the Jewish community. We must take care of our own and preserve in order to grow the future of the Jewish community. If not us – then who will?  My wife, Sandi, and I have worked hard to instill this same passion in our daughters and we hope and believe that they will continue our family legacy.

Miles & Stockbridge is committed to giving back to the community. I am so proud to be part of a law firm that deeply values the importance of community service. An overwhelming number of my colleagues serve on not-for-profit boards in Baltimore and across Maryland. Being able to support the many worthy causes of The Associated through a Centennial Sponsorship closely aligns with the core values of Miles & Stockbridge, so it was an obvious partnership.”

Brian Moffet is a partner at Miles & Stockbridge and his practice focuses on Consumer Financial Services Litigation. Brian also serves as Co-Chair of the Commercial Business Litigation Practice Group. Miles & Stockbridge is also a multi-year Centennial Sponsor.

“Through the years I’ve chosen to give to The Associated as a way to feel like my money and time are having the most impact. As a Jewish woman in the Baltimore community, I love being involved with The Associated to help others in need. As the umbrella organization for the Baltimore Jewish community agencies, being involved with The Associated gives me one place to focus my philanthropic time and energy.

 From the first year I got involved in the Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation (JWGF) and began to understand their mission, I knew I had found a place where I belonged. JWGF allows its members to improve the lives of women and girls as a part of a very thoughtful process of grant review and approval. I also am involved in the Inspired Women’s Project, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about my experience. The women I met as part of the cohort and got to know during our monthly meetings and then during our time in Israel are the most amazing, thoughtful, intelligent, giving women.”

Hope Sachs is an Assistant Attorney General with the State of Maryland.

“Growing up, The Associated was all around me and I never realized it. Once I became aware and saw how many programs and resources they provide, it was truly eye-opening. I give to The Associated because I know they work tirelessly to direct these resources to the many and diverse needs of our local Jewish community. By giving to this great organization, I know I am helping to improve the lives of so many in our community.

My involvement in The Associated has helped me develop professionally by educating me about the many challenges our community faces, offering me opportunities to help, and by introducing me to other like-minded professionals. Charitable giving is good for the individual and good for business. I’m proud of my contribution and I’ve grown my network in the process. The Associated makes it so easy to give. All you have to do is say yes!”

Jon Yoffe is a Partner at Ezrine, Castro, & Stavisky, P.A. and also serves on The Associated Lawyer’s Committee.

Thank you to Miles & Stockbridge P.C. for their multi-year Centennial Sponsorship ($25,000). This support paired with event sponsorship from Kramon & Graham, P.A., PK Law, P.A., and Venable LLP ($1,000-$10,000) highlights the leadership from top area law firms investing in The Associated’s mission to build a better Jewish Baltimore.

The Cardozo Society will offer networking events, access to top legal speakers, and opportunities for Baltimore law firms, in the coming year. Additionally, Cardozo Society members will be educated on the importance their philanthropic investment plays in Jewish Baltimore.

If you would like to have your name listed in the Cardozo Society ad, want to get involved, or have any questions, please contact Alexis Miller at ammiller@associated.org or 410-369-9295. For more information, please visit associated.org/cardozo.

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