From the President's Desk

Read news from our President, Rachael Simon.

Federation Origins

It is hard to believe that six months have passed and I am halfway through my first year as President of the Jewish Federation of Howard County.  I am in awe as I reflect on how many Jewish moments we have already created as a community this year, and I am excited for what is yet to come.

Inspiring Our Jewish Future

This month, not only do we begin a new year, we look forward to a whole new decade as well. When I rang in 2020 with my family, while I was excited to think about what the new year would bring, I was also reflecting on what the past 10 years has meant to me and my family.

Over the past deca…

L'Dor V'Dor

As my oldest daughter turns 13 this year, I am attending many bar and bat mitzvahs. I also recently returned from the bar mitzvah of my college roommate’s son at Camp Ramah in Georgia. These occasions remind me to appreciate Jewish traditions that bring us together, especially ones that ma…

Giving Thanks

November is here and with Thanksgiving right around the corner, this is a wonderful time of year for me to reflect on all the things that I am grateful for—family, friends, and community foremost among them. I am especially thankful to be part of such a passionate, caring, and engaging Jew…

It Takes a Village

One month into the school year and I am adjusting to the busy schedule of work, my children’s activities and my new role as President of the Federation.  For many of you who also have much to juggle,  you understand that it truly takes a village to make everything work. I would not be ab…