Israel and Overseas

 

In keeping with our core value of K'lal Yisrael, the Jewish Federation of Howard County continues as always to focus on our brothers and sisters in Israel. One-third of the funds raised in our Annual Campaign supports humanitarian efforts in Israel and the former Soviet Union.

 

The Israel Committee creates programs and events that help educate the community about Israel; including a speaker series and Israeli holiday programs for Yom Ha'Atzmaut and Yom Hazikaron.

 

 

 

"My hope is that by bringing Israel programming to Howard County it will provide us opportunities to learn more about the land, the history and the culture, forging  a deeper connection with our Jewish homeland and it’s people."

-Hedy Tanenholtz

Chair, Israel Committee

  • Shlichut Progam

    Shlichut is an outreach program that brings shlichim (cultural emissaries) from Israel to live and work in Howard County. Meet Hadar Shahar, our 2015-16 Shlicha.

    Shlichut is an outreach program that brings shlichim (cultural emissaries) from Israel to live and work in Howard County. Meet Hadar Shahar, our 2015-16 Shlicha.

    Shlichut is an outreach program that brings shlichim (cultural emissaries) from Israel to live and work in Howard County. Meet Hadar Shahar, our 2015-16 Shlicha.

    Shlichut is an outreach program that brings shlichim (cultural emissaries) from Israel to live and work in Howard County. Meet ...

    Shlichut is an outreach program that brings shlichim (cultural emissaries) from Israel ...

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  • Nepal Emergency Fund

    It's been a year since the earthquake devastated Nepal. Over $1.4 million was raised through Jewish Federations to help with relief efforts which continue to assist that country today. To learn more about the Federations' efforts for Nepal,

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    It's been a year since the earthquake devastated Nepal. Over $1.4 million was raised through Jewish Federations to help with relief efforts which continue to assist that country today. To learn more about the Federations' efforts for Nepal,

    click here.

    It's been a year since the earthquake devastated Nepal. Over $1.4 million was raised through Jewish Federations to help with relief efforts which continue to assist that country today. T...

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    It's been a year since the earthquake devastated Nepal. Over $1.4 million was raised through Jewish Federations to h...

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    It's been a year since the earthquake devastated Nepal. Over $1.4 million wa...

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Federation's interactive Israel is here! Each day from April 20-30, the Federation will post a new page with a different theme. Daily topics include food, music, sports, Yom Hashoah, Yom Hazikaron and more (including a special surprise for the last day!). Don't forget to check in daily and learn fun "did you knows" and learn a Hebrew word of the day.

  • Fostering a love for Israel

    Federation was in Melanie's blood, but it wasn't until her Birthright trip that she truly understood the value of Federation work.

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    Federation was in Melanie's blood, but it wasn't until her Birthright trip that she truly understood the value of Federation work.

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    Federation was in Melanie's blood, but it wasn't until her Birthright trip that she truly understood the value of Federation work.

    Find out more.

    Federation was in Melanie's blood, but it wasn't until her Birthright trip that she truly understood the value of...

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    Federation was in Melanie's blood, but it wasn't until her Birthright tri...

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    Federation was in Melanie's blood, but it w...

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Hear Izzy tell his story of fighting in Operation Cast Lead.

  • Finding Family in Israel

    With Federation paving her way, this “Lone Soldier" found a home away from home and new friends while serving in Israel.

    Read her story.

    With Federation paving her way, this “Lone Soldier" found a home away from home and new friends while serving in Israel.

    Read her story.

    With Federation paving her way, this “Lone Soldier" found a home away from home and new friends while serving in Israel.

    Read her story.

    With Federation paving her way, this “Lone Soldier" found a home away from home and new friends while serving ...

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    With Federation paving her way, this “Lone Soldier" found a home away ...

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    With Federation paving her way, this “Lo...

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