How Camp Shaped My Life and Connection to Judaism

My 11 years at Camp Louise was lifechanging. I was hooked from the start. Camp was a welcome escape from stresses at home and a place where I felt like I could be myself in a world where many teenagers struggle to navigate life. Camp […]

Camp is Amee Cookler’s Happy Place

Amee Cookler, the Macks Center for Jewish Connection’s new Camp Connector talks about her favorite camp memories, Jewish connections and more!

Tools for Battling Inflation

Through JCS’s Financial Wellness program, the organization is providing coaching for community members, including those who do not qualify for financial assistance. That means helping them create a spending and savings plan and then working with them as they implement it.  “Everyone approaches money differently,” […]

Meet Jill Gansler, Women’s Campaign  

You grew up in Buffalo, New York  My family history is somewhat unique. On my mother’s paternal side, I am a fifth generation American whose family originally settled in Boston. My father’s grandfather was the first Jewish senator in the State of Ohio. My father’s […]

Orioles Eve Rosenbaum is Living Her Dream 

Rosenbaum spoke about her remarkable journey from childhood fan to front office executive, while also reflecting on growing up Jewish in Maryland. Eve will be the speaker at The Associated’s Jewish Professional Women’s Kick-off Event on November 15.  How would you summarize your role with […]

Meet Barbara L. Himmelrich

When Barbara was 15, she traveled to Baltimore. It was there, at a Park School dance, that she would ultimately meet her future husband, Samuel Himmelrich. Despite the long distance, the two remained in touch. When she moved to Baltimore to pursue a degree at Goucher […]

Domestic Violence is on the Rise

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time for educating the public about domestic violence and giving victims of domestic violence an opportunity to be heard.  And in Baltimore’s Jewish community, CHANA is where victims of domestic violence can find help and hope.  Regrettably, […]

Young Leaders Speak Out

What makes a good leader?  Micah Damareck: I believe there are so many different ways to define a good leader, and we all bring different qualities to the various teams we serve. In my opinion, a few common traits include resolve, curiosity, vision (and the […]

Chavi Abramson | Fred Walpert Award Winner

Join us for our next episode of Mensches in Cars Getting Coffee with one of 2022’s Fred Walpert Award Winners — Chavi Abramson!

Amy Pollokoff’s Russian Tea Cookie | A Rosh Hashanah Tradition

Every year, Amy Pollokoff makes hundreds of cookies, including the fan-favorite Russian Tea Cookie — A Rosh Hashanah tradition that was started by her grandmother sixty years ago.