From the President's Desk

Read news from our President, Rachael Simon.

Thanksgiving Message

As Thanksgiving approaches, I want to take time this year to personally thank everyone in our community for all you have done to help one another and our Jewish community during these unprecedented and unsettling times. Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite times of year. Because I…

New Year Reflections

Rosh Hashanah is always an important time to reflect on the previous year. At the beginning of 5780, I don’t believe anyone could have imagined the events that would have occurred throughout the past year. As 5781 approaches, instead of getting excited about the new school year or planning…

Unexpected Blessings

As we near the end of summer, I begin to reflect on the impact that this pandemic has had on my family and our community. Last week I was supposed to have dropped off my daughters at Camp Louise for three weeks of fun. Instead, they and I are adapting to a summer without camp. My girls love …

We're Here For You

I hope that you and your families that you are safe and well. Our staff and board are committed to meeting your needs during this time. We'll be getting in touch with each and every one of you via email or phone call to  see how you are doing. If you need anything, or you know anyone that n…

Repairing the World

One of the most meaningful aspects of being a leader in an organization like the Jewish Federation of Howard County is being  reminded regularly about how much we come together to help those in need. 

As a parent of two middle school girls, I am constantly looking for ways to teach them t…