About Us


The Jewish Federation is the major instrument of Jewish philanthropy and engagement in Howard County. We are a community-driven organization committed to taking care of the needs of the Jewish people and building a vibrant Jewish future in Howard County, in Israel, and around the world.


Through our Annual Campaign, we raise and allocate funds to provide for those in need, including seniors, the unemployed, and other individuals and families who need our help. Additionally, the Federation provides programming for all segments of the population to ensure a Jewish community today and in the future.


There are many ways to contribute and participate in our vital work. We invite you to explore this website for opportunities that may be of interest and to contact us for more information.


  • Discover Federation

    Hear some of our passionate volunteers answer the question, "Why Federation?", and discover how hearts and lives are changing everywhere.


  • Building Community

    The Jewish Federation partners with synagogues, preschools, and organizations to bring people together in times of crisis and joy. Our programs are open to the greater community to build unity in our county.

  • Helping Those in Need

    The Federation is the community’s safety net and cares for people in need. We pledge not to let anyone go hungry, homeless, or without the care they need.

  • Enriching Jewish Life

    We connect you to the rhythm of Jewish life. Together we’re nurturing Jewish identity, culture, and engagement in Howard County and around the worl...

  • Fostering Families

    We celebrate, enrich, and inspire Jewish family life. Together we are strengthening Jewish identity and fostering a life-long connection to Jewish values.

  • Making an Impact in Israel

    Karen Klein found a deeper connection to Israel through the Federation-supported program Masa Israel Journey. Learn how it made a difference in her Jewish life.