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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.