November 28, 2017


This #GivingTuesday, make an impact in your community.

At the Federation, your gift supports dozens of programs locally, nationally and around the world.
Impact your community and build a better Jewish future.



Chaplaincy in Howard County


Reverence for life is at the heart of our Jewish tradition.  Provide healing and spiritual support for the elderly and those facing illness in Howard County.



The Jewish Chaplaincy programs provides:

  • Coordination of volunteer visits to local nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and those living independently
  • Visitation to Jewish patients at Howard County General Hospital
  • Shabbat and holiday services at senior citizen facilities
  • Spiritual assistance and guidance at times of need
  • On call assistance for hospital emergencies



PJ Library in Howard County


Inspire and strengthen the next generation’s connection to Judaism. Your gift educates children about timeless core Jewish values through high-quality Jewish books and music, and cultural programming.


PJ Library in Howard County offers: 

  • Free, high-quality, Jewish children's books and music to 400+ families
  • Holiday and neighborhood events held several times a year to bring families together around Jewish culture and traditions
  • Parent-tot playgroup to keep families connected in Howard County 
  • Weekly Shabbat program for children with singing, stories, and crafts
  • Monthly e-newsletter with community events, recipes, articles, and more


8 Reasons to Volunteer on November 28th for #GivingTuesday


Kick off the giving season with the mitzvah of tzedakah! You know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but have you heard about #GivingTuesday? 

Join us at one of our most important community-wide events of the year to make calls in support of building a better Jewish future. We will be making calls from 8:30-10:30 in the morning and 5:30-7:30 in the evening. Check out the top 8 reasons why being a #GivingTuesday volunteer is the best!


8. Do-gooders unite
#GivingTuesday is a great way to show support for our community and our Annual Campaign which raises funds to build a better Jewish future. Come wearing your community swag like a Purim Palooza, synagogue or preschool t-shirt and show your pride. We are stronger together!

7. It’s a fun and festive party! 
There will be balloons!

6. It’s family friendly
Kids make great phoners as well. Feel free to bring your children ages 12+ to help out and make phone calls! We will also sign community service forms for teens who want to volunteer.

5. Enjoy free food! 
While you’re here, we’ll feed you.

4. Network, chat, and network some more
There will be volunteers & staff in the office all day.
It’s the perfect opportunity to connect with old friends and make new ones.

3. Grab some swag
Everyone loves free stuff! Our generous sponsors from previous events have provided us with fun goodies for our volunteers to take home.
Plus, get your own Jewish Federation of Howard County lip balm.

2. Watch the totals rise
Every hour, volunteers stop what they’re doing for an announcement about how much money we’ve raised so far. It’s an exciting moment! It feels good to be part of a team that saves lives in Howard County, Israel and 70 countries around the globe.

1. Show your Jewish Howard County pride!
In the past, we’ve raised more than $80,000 in just one day – this year we hope will be no different!
Join fellow community members to make calls in support of our 2018 Annual Campaign. Together, we are building a better Jewish future. Register for Giving Tuesday by emailing