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1997

A re-designed Baltimore Holocaust Memorial was dedicated on October 6. The newly created urban plaza was designed around a narrative and series of metaphors related to the Holocaust.

1998

The Hebrew Free Loan Association celebrated 100 years of providing interest-free loans to the local Jewish community. Thanks to them, many immigrants and Jewish Baltimoreans started businesses, bought homes and were able to pay emergency medical bills.

1995

Recognizing that domestic violence was a problem in the Jewish community, a small group of advocates, including founder Brenda Brown Rever, established CHANA under the umbrella of The Associated. Its mission was to serve as the Jewish response to domestic abuse.

1992

Teen athletes from more than 60 North American cities and eight foreign countries, including Israel, Australia and Mexico, gathered in Baltimore for the city’s first ever Maccabi Games. Over 14,000 spectators turned out for the competitions and community-wide events – a week that would ultimately […]

1992

The Baltimore-Odessa Partnership was formed, and Odessa, Ukraine was named Baltimore’s ‘sister’ city. The goal was to support efforts to revitalize and renew Jewish life in this former Soviet Union city, while building connections between the Jewish people in the two communities.

1990

As Jews left the former Soviet Union in record numbers, they faced numerous challenges in their new country. The Associated joined federations nationwide in “Operation Exodus: Emergency Campaign for Soviet Jewry,” raising more than $540 million collectively for resettlement absorption in the United States and Israel.

1990

The Associated Jewish Charities and Welfare Fund officially changed its name to The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.


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