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Sam and Deborah Barsky: Finding Love at the JCC

In this episode of Pull Up A Chair, we look at a story of finding love at the JCC! Sam and Deborah Barsky share their love story. Spoiler alert — Deborah’s mom played a small role.

Liore Klein — Finding Community Through Connection

Liore talks how she engaged her daughter in Jewish life during the pandemic thanks to the Community Connector program through The Associated’s Macks Center for Jewish Education.

Baltimore Reads: Best Books for Summer 

The lazy days of summer are upon us. As our life slows down, and we spend time at the beach, by the pool or near the lake, there is nothing like a great book to help us escape.  We asked local Baltimoreans what they recommended […]

Bigger Than Just a Game

The Maccabiah Games, often referred to as the “Jewish Olympics”, takes place every four years in Israel. We caught up with Katzenberg in between practices and school to learn more about how she earned her place on the team and what it means to connect […]

CHAI and JMM Are Strengthening Baltimore City Neighborhoods

On the latest episode of In Perspective, Beth H. Goldsmith, Associated’s Chair of the Board, sat down with a panel of experts to discuss current and future projects that will strengthen the neighborhoods of Central Park Heights, Pimlico and Jonestown.  As part of the episode, […]

Putting A Face on Mental Health: Three Community Stories

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health is both significant and unknown. That’s why Jewish Community Services (JCS) bolstered their already wide range of services, including counseling and therapy. Three brave community members reflect on how they came to tackle their mental health […]

Mike Fuld & Jen Lieberman | Fred Walpert Award Winners

We had the chance to sit down with Mike for an unscripted, casual conversation as part of The Associated’s series, Mensches in Cars Getting Coffee. We were also fortunate to have the chance to chat with Jen over Zoom. The Fred Walpert Young Leadership Award […]

Being the Grandchild of a Holocaust Survivor 

I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t know my grandma was a Holocaust survivor. This is a stark contrast from my mom, a second-generation survivor, who had never even heard the word “Holocaust” until age thirteen when she discovered the topic […]

Pearlstone’s Sustainable Mission | Earth Day 2022

Nestled up in the rolling hills of Reisterstown, just outside of Owings Mills, sits the Pearlstone Center and Outdoor Education Campus. This 180-acre campus is the hub for The Associated and Pearlstone’s mission to make The Associated system, and Jewish Baltimore, more sustainable.  “And now, […]

Selected Resources for Promoting Tolerance

According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, elementary school can be “an ideal place to begin discussing the value of diversity and the danger of bias and prejudice. These critical themes can be addressed through local and national historical events and can be reinforced […]


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