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Rich's Story

Although in the past Rich Firestone had been only periperally aware of the Jewish Federation, this year he became more involved after the loss of his mother-in-law, who passed away just two years after Rich's wife. At the Sol Levinson funeral home, Rich found out about the Federation-sponso…

Ellie's Story

This fall, high school senior Ellie Jacobson attended the Federation's Israel Campus Engagement Fellowship alongside 16 of her peers. Led by shaliach (Israeli emissary) Shay Rubinstein, the fellowship taught the teens communication and advocacy skills, as well as the history and context of t…

Dana's Story

Providing a Jewish education for her children, Keaton, Kaleb, and Kyler, has always been a priority for Dana. As a single parent, Dana relies on the generosity of her synagogue, whose religious school scholarships are supported by funds from the Federation. These funds allow Jewish children …

Paul's Story

Paul Mendelson, a resident at the Harmony Hall assisted living community in Columbia, loves to discuss history and religion any day of the week. But he is especially excited on the second and fourth Fridays of the month when Rabbi Hillel Baron, the Federation's Community Chaplain, visits Ha…

Allyson's Story

While Allyson Glassband herself grew up in a large, compact Jewish community, she knows that for her kids, seeing their Jewish friends and neighbors in one place is less common. That's why she is so appreciative of the Federation's community events and programs.  

"Federation is the glue…