FEDSpotlight

Highlighting the people of the Jewish Federation of Howard County

Meet Anna Pohoryles

Anna Pohoryles is the new Associate Regional Director at BBYO in Howard County, overseeing the HoCo and DC chapters of BBYO. We spoke with her about her role and the impact BBYO has on Howard County teens.

Describe your role at BBYO?

BBYO teens meet about once a week to plan weekend progr…

Meet Rachael Simon

Rachael Simon is the new president at the Jewish Federation. Formerly the chair of the Federation’s oxyGEN (now NextGen) committee, the VP of Programming, and the Executive Vice President, Rachael is a pediatric dentist in Ellicott City and a member of Kol Nefesh synagogue. Read more abou…

Meet Ora Fisch

Ora Fisch, long-time Howard County resident, has been a member of the Federation’s Israel committee and the American “mom” of the Federation’s shaliach (Israeli emissary) for several years. Read more about Ora’s commitment to education and her love of Israel.

Hi Ora! Tell us a lit…

Meet Allyson Glassband

Allyson Glassband is a Good Deeds Day committee member and co-leader of the Blessings in a Backpack and Blessing Bags volunteer site. She works as a math, social studies and family involvement teacher at Talbott Springs Elementary School.

Hi Allyson! How did you first get involved with Fede…

Meet Randi Leshin

Randi Leshin has been the co-chair of Purim Palooza for three years, in addition to her other involvement with the Jewish Federation as part of jLeads, the Federation’s young leadership program, oxyGEN, its young adult division, and PJ Library. Having lived in Howard County her whole life,…