Our Mission


The mission of the Jewish Federation of Howard County is to support and serve the Howard County Jewish community, the State of Israel, and Jews throughout the world.  The Federation is a dynamic, integrating resource for all Jewish organizations in Howard County.

 

Our Vision


The Jewish Federation of Howard County meets the human needs of the local Jewish community and of fellow Jews in Israel and world-wide.  In addition, the Federation works to promote Jewish identity, involve and build Jewish community in Howard County, and strengthen ties with the broader local community.

 

“The Jewish Federation is the umbrella organization for Jewish Howard County, serving as the communal Jewish home for all - affiliated and unaffiliated.  Our value of k’lal Yisrael means all are welcome at our events and programs, and our fundraising efforts help to serve Jews in need not only in our county, but in Israel and around the world.”

Pearl Laufer,

Past President

Federation Core Values

  • Chesed - Acting out of kindness

    Giving back to our community and treating all others with dignity, fairness and understanding.

    Giving back to our community and treating all others with dignity, fairness and understanding.

    Giving back to our community and treating all others with dignity, fairness and understanding.

    Giving back to our community and treating all others with dignity, fairness and understanding.

    Giving back to our community and treating all others with dignity, fairness and underst...

    Giving back to our community and treating all others with...

    Giving back to our community and...

    Giving back to our com...

  • Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh La Zeh

    All Jews are Responsible for One Another. Reaching out and giving of ourselves, our time and our money to fellow Jews in Howard County and around the world.

    All Jews are Responsible for One Another. Reaching out and giving of ourselves, our time and our money to fellow Jews in Howard County and around the world.

    All Jews are Responsible for One Another. Reaching out and giving of ourselves, our time and our money to fellow Jews in Howard County and around the world.

    All Jews are Responsible for One Another. Reaching out and giving of ourselves, our time and our money to fellow Jews in Howard...

    All Jews are Responsible for One Another. Reaching out and giving of ourselves, our tim...

    All Jews are Responsible for One Another. Reaching out an...

    All Jews are Responsible for One...

    All Jews are Responsib...

  • V’shinantem L’vanekha

    Diligently Teach Your Children. Striving to be an organization that provides enriching Jewish experiences for future generations.

    Diligently Teach Your Children. Striving to be an organization that provides enriching Jewish experiences for future generations.

    Diligently Teach Your Children. Striving to be an organization that provides enriching Jewish experiences for future generations.

    Diligently Teach Your Children. Striving to be an organization that provides enriching Jewish experiences for future generation...

    Diligently Teach Your Children. Striving to be an organization that provides enriching ...

    Diligently Teach Your Children. Striving to be an organiz...

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  • Tikkun Olam

    Repairing the World. Changing, improving and fixing our own surroundings, as well as taking ownership of our world and the interactions we have with all of those around us.

    Repairing the World. Changing, improving and fixing our own surroundings, as well as taking ownership of our world and the interactions we have with all of those around us.

    Repairing the World. Changing, improving and fixing our own surroundings, as well as taking ownership of our world and the interactions we have with all of those around us.

    Repairing the World. Changing, improving and fixing our own surroundings, as well as taking ownership of our world and the inte...

    Repairing the World. Changing, improving and fixing our own surroundings, as well as ta...

    Repairing the World. Changing, improving and fixing our o...

    Repairing the World. Changing, i...

    Repairing the World. C...

  • Tzedakah

    Giving Charity. Fulfilling the obligation to give financial assistance to worthwhile organizations and causes, such as the Federation Annual Campaign.

    Giving Charity. Fulfilling the obligation to give financial assistance to worthwhile organizations and causes, such as the Federation Annual Campaign.

    Giving Charity. Fulfilling the obligation to give financial assistance to worthwhile organizations and causes, such as the Federation Annual Campaign.

    Giving Charity. Fulfilling the obligation to give financial assistance to worthwhile organizations and causes, such as the Fede...

    Giving Charity. Fulfilling the obligation to give financial assistance to worthwhile or...

    Giving Charity. Fulfilling the obligation to give financi...

    Giving Charity. Fulfilling the o...

    Giving Charity. Fulfil...

  • Discover Federation

    Hear some of our passionate volunteers answer the question, "Why Federation?", and discover how hearts and lives are changing everywhere.

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    Hear some of our passionate volunteers answer the question, "Why Federation?", and discover how hearts and lives are changing everywhere.

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    Hear some of our passionate volunteers answer the question, "Why Federation?", and discover how hearts and lives are changing everywhere.

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