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About Us

Our MISSION - Support and serve the Howard County Jewish community and connect the local community to the State of Israel and Jews throughout the world.


Our VISION - Be the dynamic, integrating resource in Howard County by promoting the well-being of the Jewish community as a whole, in partnership with other Jewish-based and community organizations.


Our STRATEGIC PURPOSE - Build community by caring for, supporting, and enriching Jewish life in Howard County. The Federation welcomes all people who identify Howard County as their Jewish community to participate in, volunteer for, or donate to Federation activities and programs.

Professional Staff

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Joel Frankel

President & CEO

410-870-7950

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Shauna Leavey

Director of Community Engagement

410-881-7307

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Lakisha Audain, LCSW-C

Social Services Manager

410-921-2812

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Lorijean Turner

Development & Database Coordinator

410-921-2071

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Susan Stuart

Director of Development

410-780-7783

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Stav Gottesgnade

Community Shlicha
(Israel Emissary)

443-866-7744

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Sara Schreibstein

Program Coordinator, Families with Young Children

410-921-1662

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Rena Dubin

Program Coordinator, Student to Student

410-801-6278

About Us
Our Staff

Board of Directors

Rabbi Gordon Fuller

Chair

Rebecca Feldman

Secretary

Judee Iliff

Steve Kaplan

Laura Salganik

Rabbi Jenni Greenspan

Board of Rabbis Representative

Charles M. Koplik

Vice Chair

Brian Avrunin

Jeff Gold

Betsy Singer Marcus

Art Solomon

Elliot A. Shefrin

Treasurer

Steve Baron

Laurie Goodwin

Annie McCormick

Dr. Rachael Simon

Immediate Past President

Our Volunteers

Past Board Chairs/Presidents

*of blessed memory

Jacques

Pessin *

1967-1969

Richard

Goldberg *

1974-1976

Howard

Feldmesser

1982-1983

Fred

Berko

1988-1991

Gordon

Novinsky

1997-1999

Ken

Goodman

2005-2007

Richard

Schreibstein *

2014-2016

Marty

Chaitovitz *

1967-1970

Jerome

Weinstein

1976-1978

Jean

Friedberg

1983-1985

Roy

Appletree

1991-1993

Toby

Knopf *

1999-2001

Gary

Perolman

2007-2009

Beth

Millstein

2016-2019

Siegfried

Rowe *

1970-1973

Daly

Temchine

1978-1980

Toby

Brookes

1985-1986

Ellen

Strichartz

1993-1995

Brenda

Fishbein

2001-2003

Pearl

Laufer

2010-2012

Rachael

Simon

2019-2022

Irving

Tranen *

1973-1974

Joseph

Snyder *

1981-1982

Siegfried

Rowe *

1986-1988

Jacques

Fein *

1995-1997

Ruth

Naftaly

2003-2005

Rob

Cahn

2012-2014

Want to get involved in one of our committees?

Contact Shauna Leavey, Director of Community Engagement
about getting involved in one of our committees:

Finance & Administration - chaired by Jeff Gold

Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) - chaired by Betsy Singer Marcus, Laura Salganik

Social Services - chaired by Hedy Tanenholtz, Steve Baron

Development - chaired by Rachael Simon

Community Engagement - chaired by Laura Salganik

Purim Palooza

Challah Bake - chaired by Adrienne Goldstein, Hedy Tanenholtz

Yom HaShoah - chaired by a member of the Board of Rabbis (currently Rabbi Dan Plotkin)

Financials & By-Laws

Your donation to the Jewish Federation of Howard County directly supports the community where you live, work, and play. We are committed to be transparent and accountable. View our tax forms, audited financial reports, and by-laws below.

Financials & By-Laws
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