From the President's Desk

Read news from our President, Beth Millstein.

Israel is Turning 69!

At 69, the country of Israel is still very young, despite the thousands of years of history and tradition the Jewish people bring to the Israeli culture. Remembering our closing thought at the Passover Seder—“next year in Jerusalem”—I wonder how many of us really think about what thi…

Changes

The first breath of spring is upon us and change is in the air.  The birds are returning, crocuses and daffodils are starting to push through the moist soil and the days are lengthening.  We just celebrated Tu B’Shevat, marveling at nature’s bounty of trees, and soon we will be celebra…

New Year's Resolutions

The secular New Year always brings thoughts of resolutions. Whether they are focused on health, relationships or community, resolutions are important because they are a first step towards action. Faced with many changes this year, the Jewish Federation of Howard County resolved to try and d…

Chanukah Stories

It’s hard to believe that we are in December already!  Every year, time seems to move faster.  I love the holiday season, when various faiths and religions all celebrate some type of miracle and everyone becomes a bit kinder to each other and more understanding of our differences.  The…

Choosing to Make a Difference

Choices...Everything in life is about choices.  How do I spend my time?  How do I spend my money? How do I choose to express my Judaism?  As I reflect on the Unetaneh Tokef prayer recited on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, I think about the choices I will make over the coming year to try an…