Simcha Resources

Bima Baskets

Help support the Jewish Emergency Network (JEN) by renting a Bima Basket. Bima Baskets are a unique way to make special occasions even more meaningful. These festive centerpieces are baskets filled with an attractive display of fruits, wrapped and decorated with ribbons in the colors of your choice. After your event, the baskets are returned, but your gift remains, helping to support our worthwhile programs and services. To place an order, contact Ellen Strichartz at or 410-730-5631.


JEN is a program of the Jewish Federation of Howard County designed to provide emergency assistance to individuals and families. This program helps people in our community in times of crisis. All contributions are tax deductible.


Rental Prices:

Size Small (pictured here): $59 for one and $118 for two 

Size Large: $90 for one and $180 for two

Tribute Cards


Tribute cards are a beautiful way to celebrate a simcha, send a happy holiday greeting, special birthday wish or convey a heartfelt condolence. When you send a tribute card, you are saying how special the recipient is to you while also contributing to the Federation.


To send a tribute card, please email our office or call 410-730-4976.

Community Chuppah


Celebrate under the Community Chuppah with a $225 donation. The chuppah was donated by Rhona Schonwald, a local artist and member of the Jewish Federation family. It is a hand painted silk canopy with solid wood poles standing in beautiful wrought iron bases.


For more information, contact Jamie at 410-730-4976 ext.101.


Proceeds benefit the Jewish Federation of Howard County.