The Jewish Federation offers a range of programs and initiatives that enrich Jewish life in Howard County.





PJ Library in Howard County

Federation's PJ Library in Howard County mails high-quality Jewish children's books and music to hundreds of families in Howard County every month. PJ Library also offers engaging programming for children up to age 8 throughout the year.




BBYO in Howard County

BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement that offers teens a chance to engage, lead, and create programs. Supported by Federation, BBYO hosts local chapters for Howard County teens in 8th-12th grades.




Israel in Howard County

Federation's Israel programming, led by Howard County's Community Shaliach (Israeli emissary), gives the community opportunities to forge a deeper connection with the Jewish homeland and its people.






Through an erray of educational, social, and philanthropic programming, Federation's Women's Division educates, inspires, and connects Jewish women in Howard County.





Federation's special division for those in their 30s-50s, NextGEN is dedicated to building a connected community that promotes Jewish identity and supports Jewish community through fun and meaningful programs.




Young Professionals

Led by community member Rachel Millstein and shaliach (Israeli emissary) Shay Rubinstein, Federation's Young Professionals Division hosts programs and Shabbat and holiday get-togethers for local young adults.





Campus Engagement Fellowship

High school students train to become advocates for Israel at the Federation's Campus Engagement Fellowship. Led by shaliach (Israeli emissary) Shay Rubinstein, the fellowship covers a core curriculum that empowers tomorrow's college campus leaders.




HCC Jewish Group

The HCC Jewish Group celebrates Jewish culture and hosts activities and programs at Howard Community College on topics of interest to Jewish students, Jewish faculty, and those interested in Judaism.




Dana's Story

As a single parent, Dana relies on the generosity of her synagogue, whose religious school scholarships are supported by funds from the Federation. Thanks to Federation, Dana can ensure her kids get a Jewish education. Read more about her story.