From the Executive Director's Desk

Updates from Executive Director Joel Frankel

Rosh Hashanah Message from Joel Frankel

Shana Tova! 
It has been almost two months since my family and I moved to Columbia so that I could begin in this role as the Executive Director for the Jewish Federation of Howard County. Leah, Eli, Noah, and I packed up our old house in St. Louis, said goodbye to people we loved, and set f…

Howard County Jewish-Muslim Leadership Joint Statement

Howard County Jewish-Muslim Leadership

Joint Statement
June 16, 2021


We, the undersigned, hereby assure Howard County residents that our respective leaders are in communication with one another in the aftermath of the recent violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories, includin…

Strategic Focusing Process for FY 22-23 Summary Report to the Community

May 2021

The Board and Staff of the Jewish Federation of Howard County (JFHC) are pleased to present this Summary Report to the community in relation to our strategic focusing process that we began in February. Part of that process included a series of Listening Sessions with a number of…

A Message from the Executive Director

I have had the distinct pleasure of serving as Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Howard County since June 2017. I have much to celebrate and many people to thank as I look back on these past four years.

No doubt, I am most grateful to all of our donors and supporters who make …

Joint Statement on Violence in Israel

The Jewish Federation of Howard County, its Jewish Community Relations Council, and the Howard County Board of Rabbis have together issued the following statement about the violence in Israel.  We will continue to monitor the situation closely.

We have also been in close communications wit…