Building Bridges


“You’d be amazed what kind of barriers you can overcome, without sacrificing any part of you, by just having a conversation.”

In this episode of Pull Up A Chair, community members Tikvah Womack and Dee Evans share their experiences participating in CHAI’s “Community Conversations” program.

As part of a larger cohort, the group, made up of women of Black, Latina and Jewish identities living in Northwest Baltimore, meet regularly to break down barriers and build bridges. They talk about topics such as historic injustices, systemic racism, gender bias, interfaith relations, community violence and religious and cultural identities. 

“It’s just about having those conversations.”

The first cohort was funded by The Nathan and Lillian Weinberg Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of The Associated.

The second cohort of Community Conversations, funded by the Kolker-Saxon-Hallock Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Associated, will be held virtually. It will begin on March 4. For more information or to join the conversation, contact Sherrell Savage, CHAI’s Northwest Community and Schools director at ssavage@chaibaltimore.org

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Pull Up A Chair is a monthly Associated Podcast where, each month, we sit down and talk with members of the Baltimore community. Hear the personal stories of Jewish Baltimore – from CEO’s to The Myerberg’s Bagel Boys to Summer Camp Sweethearts. We’ll laugh, reminisce and learn a thing or two about what it means to build a strong community. Pull Up A Chair – You’ll feel like you’re sitting in the room with us.


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