The Jewish Federation builds partnerships that foster a strong community in Howard County.





Community Directory

Whether you are new to Howard County or you've been here for years, Federation's online Howard County Jewish Community Directory will help you find what you are looking for. Use our directory to discover all that Howard County has to offer.




Howard County Synagogues & Schools

Federation works with community synagogues and the Howard County Board of Rabbis to bring annual programming to the community, including Yom HaShoah and Global Day of Jewish Learning. In addition, each year Federation grants $20,000 in scholarships to local religious schools and preschools. 




Jewish Community Relations Council

Federation's Jewish Community Relations Coucil engages in programs and causes that advance Jewish communal values by partnering with community leaders, elected officials, and community organizations.





Volunteer Days

Federation partners with organizations in greater Howard County and Maryland to offer hands-on volunteer opportunities on several days throughout the year, including Mitzvah Day and Good Deeds Day.




Emergency Campaigns

Locally and around the world, when there is a crisis, Federation steps up to assist, raising money for those affected by natural disasters. Federation's past campaigns have raised funds for those affected by the flood in Ellicott City and those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas.




Allyson's Story

For community member Allyson Glassband, Federation is the glue that holds the Jewish community together. As they've grown, Allyson's children, Spencer and Carly, have been able to participate with the Jewish community and keep up with the friends that they've made at Federation-supported programs. Read more about Allyson's story.