A demographic study in the 1960s revealed a need for low-income senior housing to meet the growing older adult population. Concord House a 10-story, 231-unit residence, was built and would offer daily meals and recreational activities – even a social club.
The Associated Jewish Charities and the Jewish Welfare Fund of Baltimore merged, creating a single president, single set of officers and single board of directors to better meet the community’s needs. It was called The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.
Homeowners became more cautious about opening their doors to strangers and as a result, it was difficult to fundraise during G-Day. The Women’s Phone-O-Thon replaced it and this two-week intensive telephone appeal “raised over $8,000 more than the last G-Day” in its first year.
The Associated established a new Legacy and Endowment department organized with Harry Greenstein as executive vice-president.
Following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil disorder broke out in Baltimore City. Jewish businesses were not spared, and an emergency line opened at Jewish Family and Children’s Services. They distributed food and provided temporary housing. The Hebrew Free Loan Association offered loans to help rebuild what was […]
Women’s roles were changing, and the Women’s Division adapted new strategies that gave women more of a voice. The Young Women’s Leadership Council was created, and women who went through the program participated in the Annual Campaign, observed agency boards and learned about the Associated […]
The Jewish Historical Society of Maryland was formed to buy and restore the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue, the third oldest standing synagogue in the United States. The Jewish Historical Society of Maryland would later become the Jewish Museum of Maryland in 1998.