Local Agencies & Services


Our local beneficiary agencies and services address the evolving and growing needs of our Jewish community. Caring for the most vulnerable is the hallmark of the Federation. By supporting the Annual Campaign, our donors continue to enable the Federation to remain deeply committed to this task.

"When I was in a car accident, the Jewish Federation provided assistance to me when I needed it the most. The services they provided for me are just a few of the services available at no cost. My wife and I make a donation to the Federation every year and never thought we would ever need their services. Thanks for all you do."

-Peter A.,

Donor & Community Member

  • Community Chaplain

    When home-bound Jews need a kind word or when those in the hospital want a prayer for healing, our Community Chaplain is there. Servicing the spiritual needs of Jewish Howard County, regardless of affiliation, Rabbi Hillel Baron ministers to our community with an open heart and a gentle voice.

  • Hospice Chaplain

    Hospice chaplaincy services are provided free of charge to the Howard County Jewish community. In keeping with the Federation core value of chesed, Rabbi Amy Scheinerman maintains a person's dignity by attending to end-of-life issues confronting patients and families.

  • Jewish Community Social Worker

    Community Social Worker Michalah Hoffman provides financial, emotional, and social assistance to those in need while working with community partners and organizations.

  • Jewish Emergency Network

    On any given day, members of our Howard County Jewish community are facing financial crises. Some are elderly individuals and couples living on low fixed incomes with unforeseen medical expenses. Others are parents of young children who have suffered employment setbacks and can't afford to buy food, pay rent, and meet other basic needs. JEN helps fund immediate and critical financial support.

  • Claims Conference

    The Federation administers the Claims Conference, which helps elderly Holocaust survivors live out their days in dignity, often providing food assistance and home-care aid. The Federation acknowledges the contribution of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany toward programs benefiting Jewish Nazi victims.

  • Community Relations Council

    The Jewish Community Relations Council is a Federation supported committee. Members serve as representatives of their organizations and are liaisons between the organizations and the Federation. You can reach the JCRC