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Two Israeli Nonprofits Among this Year’s Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation’s Grantees

The Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation (JWGF) of Baltimore, a program of The Associated, was established more than 19 years ago by a forward-thinking group of women who believed in the transformative power of collective philanthropy.   Each year, JWGF convenes a group of women who […]

Finding Oneself: Helping Women and Girls

Once she joined, Siegel saw how dedicated the women in JWGF were. “It’s their calling, their passion. It’s been a great experience.”  Giving circles such as JWGF allow women to pool their resources to support organizations they believe in. They also teach women to be […]

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 […]

Maureen David: Librarian, Attorney, Baker Extraordinaire

When things opened up, she found herself spending more time with her three daughters and three grandchildren (two were born during the pandemic). She volunteered extensively, often incorporating her passion for learning, books and libraries.  She became President of the Baltimore County Board of Library […]

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, […]

The Associated Announces First of Its Kind Jews of Color Engagement Fellowship  

Dr. Harriette Wimms will serve as The Associated’s new Jews of Color Engagement Fellow, a pilot funded by the Jews of Color Initiative and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.

Meet Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation’s Jamie Caplis 

I understand your parents in some ways were trailblazers in the 1960s.  Yes. When I was a child, my mother was asked to become president of the Baltimore Music Club, an organization that brought music into public schools and gave scholarships to young, up and […]

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 […]


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