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Community Update6: Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

From the Desk of Ralph Grunewald, Executive Director

Readers may recall my June 2018 “Community Update,” in which I upbraided the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS). I cited the laggard response to several troubling anti-Semitic incidents in a county middle school, where a stude…

Community Update 5: Behind Closed Doors, Jews are Suffering in HoCo

From the Desk of Ralph Grunewald, Executive Director

Howard County is a great place to live. But there are too many Jewish residents living behind closed doors who need our help. Here are just a few such examples that recently came to my attention:

  • An elderly man whose apartment is conde…

Community Update 4: Through the Eyes of Our Shaliach, Made Possible by You

From the Desk of Ralph Grunewald, Executive Director
Earlier this month, the Jewish Federation of Howard County held a special commemoration on the 23rd anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Middle East analyst David Makovsky, who, as former editor-in-chi…

Community Update 3: Finally, a Jewish Communal Voice

From the Desk of Ralph Grunewald, Executive Director 

Until very recently, there was no centralized mechanism for Howard County’s Jewish community to express its views about issues of concern. It was only within the past year that the Jewish Federation of Howard County organized the Jew…

Help Those Hard Hit by 2018 Hurricanes

We have slammed into the 2018 hurricane season. Hurricane Florence, the first major storm, is wreaking havoc on the Carolinas and southern East Coast, and we know that more hurricanes threaten to follow.
 
The affected communities will need immediate aid as well as long-term help to rebui…