From the President's Desk

Read news from our President, Beth Millstein.

Rules

Rules…that list of items that tells us clearly what to do and what not to do.  The most famous set of rules is the Ten Commandments.  Clear, concise, easy to follow.  Just a couple of weeks ago, we read in the weekly Torah portion about the giving of the Ten Commandments, followed by sp…

Resolutions

One of the time-honored traditions for New Year’s is to make resolutions.  Every year brings opportunities for new or renewed ones.  I’d like to share some of my resolutions for 2019: I resolve to be more philanthropic. I resolve to do more to help build a stronger Jewish community. I …

Be the Light

This week we are celebrating Chanukah.  While there are many stories about the meaning of Chanukah, the one concept I always cling to is how a dedicated few made a positive, significant impact on their Jewish community.  Similarly, in Howard County, despite there being over 20,000 Jews, on…

Giving From the Heart

For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a special holiday.  We gather together with friends and family and give thanks for our blessings.  We savor our time together, spend the day comfortably in our homes, and have a delicious meal.  As a long-time Howard County resident, I am grateful for t…

The Power of Community

Building Community is one of the key pillars of Federation.  When we come together as a community, we can do amazing things and create a sense of belonging and caring for one another. Federation provides those opportunities that bring people together and build those connections. This month,…