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LATEST NEWS

  • From the Desk of President Beth Millstein

    Many people use the secular new year as a fresh start, a new beginning, or a time to recommit to personal goals.

    Many people use the secular new year as a fresh start, a new beginning, or a time to recommit to personal goals.

    Many people use the secular new year as a fresh start, a new beginning, or a time to recommit to personal goals.

    Many people use the secular new year as a fresh start, a new beginning, or a time to recommit to personal goals.

    Many people use the secular new year as a fresh start, a new beginning, or a time to re...

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  • We spoke with Michalah Hoffman, the Jewish Federation's new Jewish Community Social Worker, about her dynamic role and what she loves most about her work.


    JFHC: Hi Michalah! We’re excited to have you here as our new Jewish Community Social Worker. Please tell us about your role and the work you will be doing.

    MH: My job as Jewish Community Social Worker is three-fold: First, I evaluate requests for emergency funding and forward them to the Jewish Emergency Network (JEN) committ...

    We spoke with Michalah Hoffman, the Jewish Federation's new Jewish Community Social Worker, about her dynamic role and what she loves most about her work.


    JFHC: Hi Michalah! We’re excited to have you here as our new Jewish Community Social Worker. Please tell us about your role and the...

    We spoke with Michalah Hoffman, the Jewish Federation's new Jewish Community Social Worker, about her dynamic role and what she loves most about her work.


    JFHC: Hi Michalah! We’re excite...

    We spoke with Michalah Hoffman, the Jewish Federation's new Jewish Community Social Worker, about her dynamic role and what...
    We spoke with Michalah Hoffman, the Jewish Federation's new Jewish Community Social ...
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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, join our community at Zikaron BaSalon (“Memories in the Living Room”), a tradition originating in Israel where family and friends gather to open their hearts to the stories of the survivors and commemorate this solemn day. We will meet at the home of a local community member to hear from a survivor and participate in a discussion. Register.

    Saturday, January 27, 7:00 PM
    Home of Shulamit & Jonathan Finklestein

    On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, join our community at Zikaron BaSalon (“Memories in the Living Room”), a tradition originating in Israel where family and friends gather to open their hearts to the stories of the survivors and commemorate this solemn day. We will meet at the home o...

    On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, join our community at Zikaron BaSalon (“Memories in the Living Room”), a tradition originating in Israel where family and friends gather to open thei...

    On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, join our community at Zikaron BaSalon (“Memories in the Living Room”), a tradit...

    On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, join our community at Zikaron BaSalon (“M...

    On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, join our comm...

    On International Holocaust Remem...

    On International Holoc...

  • The 26th annual Purim Palooza & Kids Activity Expo is coming to Howard County! The Purim-themed carnival features photo novelties, airbrush hats and shirts, face painting, DJ Doug’s Simon Says, games, prizes, food, and more! FREE Entry! Tickets available for activities. Food is cash only. Unlimited wristbands available in advance and at the door. More information.

    Sunday, February 25, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    Long Reach High School

    The 26th annual Purim Palooza & Kids Activity Expo is coming to Howard County! The Purim-themed carnival features photo novelties, airbrush hats and shirts, face painting, DJ Doug’s Simon Says, games, prizes, food, and more! FREE Entry! Tickets available for activities. Food is cash only. Unlim...

    The 26th annual Purim Palooza & Kids Activity Expo is coming to Howard County! The Purim-themed carnival features photo novelties, airbrush hats and shirts, face painting, DJ Doug’s Simon Says, g...

    The 26th annual Purim Palooza & Kids Activity Expo is coming to Howard County! The Purim-themed carnival features photo novelti...

    The 26th annual Purim Palooza & Kids Activity Expo is coming to Howard County! The Puri...

    The 26th annual Purim Palooza & Kids Activity Expo is com...

    The 26th annual Purim Palooza & ...

    The 26th annual Purim ...

  • Come along with our shlicha Ella Haetzni as she recounts the different communities she encountered across Israel on her Israel National Trail, a hiking path that crosses the entire country of Israel. Bring a brown bag lunch—we’ll provide the dessert and drinks. Cost is free, but RSVP is requested. RSVP.

    Wednesday, February 14, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
    10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 121
     

    Come along with our shlicha Ella Haetzni as she recounts the different communities she encountered across Israel on her Israel National Trail, a hiking path that crosses the entire country of Israel. Bring a brown bag lunch—we’ll provide the dessert and drinks. Cost is free, but RSVP is req...

    Come along with our shlicha Ella Haetzni as she recounts the different communities she encountered across Israel on her Israel National Trail, a hiking path that crosses the entire country of Isra...

    Come along with our shlicha Ella Haetzni as she recounts the different communities she encountered across Israel on her Israel...

    Come along with our shlicha Ella Haetzni as she recounts the different communities she...

    Come along with our shlicha Ella Haetzni as she recounts...

    Come along with our shlicha Ella...

    Come along with our sh...

IN THE PRESS

  • The Baltimore Sun / Talia Richman

    December 25, 2017

    The Goldberg family had Chinese food for dinner on Christmas Eve, and on Christmas Day they planned to take their 4-year-old daughter to see her first-ever movie in a theater.


    But between these time-honored Dec. 25 traditions for Jewish families, the Goldbergs attended the Jewish Federation of Howard County’s Mitzvah Day, choosing to do charity work on this day off from school and workRead more.

     

    The Baltimore Sun / Talia Richman

    December 25, 2017

    The Goldberg family had Chinese food for dinner on Christmas Eve, and on Christmas Day they planned to take their 4-year-old daughter to see her first-ever movie in a theater.


    But between these time-honored Dec. 25 traditions for Jewi...

    The Baltimore Sun / Talia Richman

    December 25, 2017

    The Goldberg family had Chinese food for dinner on Christmas Eve, and on Christmas Day they planned to take their 4-year-old daughter to se...

    The Baltimore Sun / Talia Richman

    December 25, 2017

    The Goldberg family had Chinese food for dinner on Christmas Eve, and...

    The Baltimore Sun / Talia Richman

    December 25, 2017

    The Goldberg family had Chine...

    The Baltimore Sun / Talia Richman

    December 25, 2017

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  • 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

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    October 27, 2017

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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...

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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.

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