Michelle's Message

Michelle's Goodbyes

Here's a place to leave your good wishes and goodbyes for our Executive Director of four years, Michelle Ostroff. To leave a comment, you must first Register here. Once you are logged in, you will be able to leave a comment below. Questions? Email Jamie or call her at 410-730-4976 x 101.

Keeping Promises

We have promises to keep – big, audacious promises. We promise those who struggle that we will help them, we promise seniors that we will keep them active, we promise children that they will have a Jewish education no matter the cost, we promise new Israeli immigrants that we will help the…

Beyond "Never Forget"

Something momentous happened this past February 19th. It was an historic event that went largely unnoticed, and unreported in international news, yet it really shook me in a profound and unexpected way. Samuel Willenberg, the last known survivor of Treblinka, passed away at the age of 93. Th…

Passover Traditions

My family has a Passover folder. Whoever is hosting the seder has the folder. Last year, I was talking to a friend about our seders, and how she would be preparing her menu and recipes both old and new. “I’m just going on Pinterest. You can search ‘Passover’ and get tons of recipes,…

Survival Strategies

In case you missed it, over Presidents’ Day Weekend more than 4,000 of the Jewish community’s top teen leaders, educators, professionals, and philanthropists from across the world came together in Baltimore for BBYO International Convention (IC) 2016. They met and heard from inspiring sp…