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The Associated Honors its 2024 Leadership Award Winners 

The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore will honor leaders at a special ceremony on May 28 at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts. These eight exceptional leaders will be recognized for their outstanding dedication and contributions to The Associated and the broader Jewish community.    […]

Meet Stephanie Blockston

What inspired you to start volunteering?  I’ve always been into social action. A friend and I in high school used to volunteer at the Hannah Moore shelter and do fun activities with the kids there. So it has gone back years, I’ve always enjoyed doing […]

Adrian Maydanich, Enriching Jewish Identity through 4Front

Adrian Maydanich is proud of his Jewish identity. He comes from a Reform household. He attends a local Modern Orthodox school. And the blending of the two gives him a unique Jewish upbringing, one that he is glad to have. All of this culminates in […]

Ruth and Jay Lenrow: Fighting Against Antisemitism 

Let’s start at the beginning. Growing up Jewish.   Ruth: I grew up in Upper Montclair, a Northern New Jersey bedroom community of New York City. There were not many Jewish families in our town. When I was in sixth grade and my sister was in […]

Marci Elkins | Jewish Grandparents Network

Marci Elkins is a member of the Jewish Grandparents Network Baltimore, a local program that is managed in partnership with the Jewish Community Center, an agency of The Associated. We sat down with Marci to chat about why she joined this program, and what it […]

Jamie Aaron, Third Generation Holocaust Survivor

Jamie Aaron is the Assistant Director of Towson Hillel. She is also a 3G, the grandchild of a Holocaust survivor. For Jamie Aaron, the experiences of her grandfather and his escape of the Holocaust over 80 years ago through the Kindertransport, still affect her to […]

Meet Lindsay Klatsky, Julius Rosenberg Award Winner 

Baltimore’s Lindsay Klatsky is an active member of The Associated who recently received the Julius Rosenberg Memorial Award. The award honors an emerging Baltimore leader.

10 Things to Know About Jody Harburger 

Over the next 40 plus years, he worked in seven different communities. His career spanned from Youth director to Camp director to Campaign director (St. Louis) to Capital Campaign Director (Dallas) to Executive Director for multiple federations. His last posting was in Washington, D.C. as […]

Making Passover Special

This year, as we gather around the Passover table with family and friends, we encourage you to include some personal touches in your Seder. Incorporate questions that integrate the Passover themes with your Jewish values. Check out some new Haggadahs. Or make your Passover table […]

Baltimore Jewish Community Shares Passover Recipes 

Looking for something new to spice up your Passover holiday? We asked our community members for some of their favorite recipes for the holiday, and here are some delicious sides and desserts they shared.  Desserts  Jordan Halle’s Chocolate Toffee Matzah Crack  Ingredients: Instructions: *For a […]