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LATEST NEWS

  • From the Desk of President Beth Millstein

    I recently heard an accomplished fundraiser ask, “What is your defining moment?” It was a compelling and more meaningful question than “why do you give?”

    I recently heard an accomplished fundraiser ask, “What is your defining moment?” It was a compelling and more meaningful question than “why do you give?”

    I recently heard an accomplished fundraiser ask, “What is your defining moment?” It was a compelling and more meaningful question than “why do you give?”

    I recently heard an accomplished fundraiser ask, “What is your defining moment?” It was a compelling and more meaningful q...

    I recently heard an accomplished fundraiser ask, “What is your defining moment?” I...

    I recently heard an accomplished fundraiser ask, “What ...

    I recently heard an accomplished...

    I recently heard an ac...

  • Ella's Blog: The Bond of One People

    Not long ago I arrived to the U.S. to serve as a shlicha (Israeli emissary) at the Jewish Federation of Howard County. ..

    Not long ago I arrived to the U.S. to serve as a shlicha (Israeli emissary) at the Jewish Federation of Howard County. ..

    Not long ago I arrived to the U.S. to serve as a shlicha (Israeli emissary) at the Jewish Federation of Howard County. ..

    Not long ago I arrived to the U.S. to serve as a shlicha (Israeli emissary) at the Jewish Federation of Howard County. ..

    Not long ago I arrived to the U.S. to serve as a shlicha (Israeli emissary) at the Jewi...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and the Jewish Federation of Howard County invite you and your family to join a Chanukah candle lighting and reception. RSVP.

    Thursday, December 14 , 5:30-6:30 PM 
    George Howard Building Lobby, Howard County Executive Office Building
    (3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City)​

    County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and the Jewish Federation of Howard County invite you and your family to join a Chanukah candle lighting and reception. RSVP.

    Thursday, December 14 , 5:30-6:30 PM 
    George Howard Building Lobby, Howard County Executive Office Building
    (3430 Court House Dri...

    County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and the Jewish Federation of Howard County invite you and your family to join a Chanukah candle lighting and reception. RSVP.

    Thursday, December 14 , 5:30-6:3...

    County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and the Jewish Federation of Howard County invite you and your family to join a Chanukah ca...

    County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and the Jewish Federation of Howard County invite y...

    County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and the Jewish Federa...

    County Executive Allan H. Kittle...

    County Executive Allan...

  • Family-friendly hands-on volunteer projects packing lunches for Grassroots, making desserts and trail mix bags for Paul's Place, and making bracelets and cards for sick children in Israel. We will also be accepting underwear of all sizes to donate to House of Ruth. Entertainment and snacks for the whole family!​ Register.

    Sunday, December 25, 9:00-11:00 AM
    Bet Yeladim (8910 Old Annapolis Rd, Columbia)​

    Family-friendly hands-on volunteer projects packing lunches for Grassroots, making desserts and trail mix bags for Paul's Place, and making bracelets and cards for sick children in Israel. We will also be accepting underwear of all sizes to donate to House of Ruth. Entertainment and snacks for t...

    Family-friendly hands-on volunteer projects packing lunches for Grassroots, making desserts and trail mix bags for Paul's Place, and making bracelets and cards for sick children in Israel. We will...

    Family-friendly hands-on volunteer projects packing lunches for Grassroots, making desserts and trail mix bags for Paul's Place...

    Family-friendly hands-on volunteer projects packing lunches for Grassroots, making dess...

    Family-friendly hands-on volunteer projects packing lunch...

    Family-friendly hands-on volunte...

    Family-friendly hands-...

  • Join oxyGen and Temple Isaiah's connecTIon for a fun game night featuring drinks, snacks, and lots of games! This event is for those in their 20s-40s and their significant others. Register.

    Saturday, January 6, 7:30-9:30 PM 
    Temple Isaiah (12200 Scaggsville Rd, Fulton​)
    $15​

    Join oxyGen and Temple Isaiah's connecTIon for a fun game night featuring drinks, snacks, and lots of games! This event is for those in their 20s-40s and their significant others. Register.

    Saturday, January 6, 7:30-9:30 PM 
    Temple Isaiah (12200 Scaggsville Rd, Fulton​)
    $15​

    Join oxyGen and Temple Isaiah's connecTIon for a fun game night featuring drinks, snacks, and lots of games! This event is for those in their 20s-40s and their significant others. Register.

    Satu...

    Join oxyGen and Temple Isaiah's connecTIon for a fun game night featuring drinks, snacks, and lots of games! This event is for ...

    Join oxyGen and Temple Isaiah's connecTIon for a fun game night featuring drinks, snack...

    Join oxyGen and Temple Isaiah's connecTIon for a fun game...

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IN THE PRESS

  • JMore Magazine / Staff Reporter
    October 27, 2017

    The Jewish Federation of Howard County held its biggest annual gathering of women of the year, the Great Challah Bake, on Oct. 26. Read more.

    JMore Magazine / Staff Reporter
    October 27, 2017

    The Jewish Federation of Howard County held its biggest annual gathering of women of the year, the Great Challah Bake, on Oct. 26. Read more.

    JMore Magazine / Staff Reporter
    October 27, 2017

    The Jewish Federation of Howard County held its biggest annual gathering of women of the year, the Great Challah Bake, on Oct. 26. Read more.

    JMore Magazine / Staff Reporter
    October 27, 2017

    The Jewish Federation of Howard County held its biggest annual gathering o...

    JMore Magazine / Staff Reporter
    October 27, 2017

    The Jewish Federation of Howard Co...

    JMore Magazine / Staff Reporter
    October 27, 2017

    The ...

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  • Baltimore Jewish Times / Shana Medel
    October 5, 2017

    Although she never set foot in Maryland prior to one month ago, Ella Haetzni has quickly found the state to be a home away from home.

    The Jerusalem native ventured nearly 6,000 miles to begin her two-year stint as a shlicha at the Jewish Federation of Howard County. Afterward, she plans to pursue a degree at an Israel-based university. Read more.

    Baltimore Jewish Times / Shana Medel
    October 5, 2017

    Although she never set foot in Maryland prior to one month ago, Ella Haetzni has quickly found the state to be a home away from home.

    The Jerusalem native ventured nearly 6,000 miles to begin her two-year stint as a shlicha at the Jewish...

    Baltimore Jewish Times / Shana Medel
    October 5, 2017

    Although she never set foot in Maryland prior to one month ago, Ella Haetzni has quickly found the state to be a home away from home.

    The...

    Baltimore Jewish Times / Shana Medel
    October 5, 2017

    Although she never set foot in Maryland prior to one month ago, Ella H...

    Baltimore Jewish Times / Shana Medel
    October 5, 2017

    Although she never set foot in...

    Baltimore Jewish Times / Shana Medel
    October 5, 2017

    ...

    Baltimore Jewish Times / Shana M...

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  • Columbia Flier / Andrew Michaels
    September 20, 2017

    A month after launching their campaign to feed a small group of Jews in Uganda, known as the Abayudaya, the Howard County Jewish community raised nearly $21,000 — more than doubling their initial goal — which will feed the Ugandan Jewish people and their Christian and Muslim neighbors for two days. Read more.

    Columbia Flier / Andrew Michaels
    September 20, 2017

    A month after launching their campaign to feed a small group of Jews in Uganda, known as the Abayudaya, the Howard County Jewish community raised nearly $21,000 — more than doubling their initial goal — which will feed the Ugandan Jewish...

    Columbia Flier / Andrew Michaels
    September 20, 2017

    A month after launching their campaign to feed a small group of Jews in Uganda, known as the Abayudaya, the Howard County Jewish community ra...

    Columbia Flier / Andrew Michaels
    September 20, 2017

    A month after launching their campaign to feed a small group of Jews in...

    Columbia Flier / Andrew Michaels
    September 20, 2017

    A month after launching their c...

    Columbia Flier / Andrew Michaels
    September 20, 2017

    A...

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    There are many ways you can give to the community, and to Jews everywhere, through the Jewish Federation of Howard County.

    There are many ways you can give to the community, and to Jews everywhere, through the Jewish Federation of Howard County.

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