Agencies & Programs Funded by The Associated

Our service agencies and programs make our community tick.

They handle everything from housing assistance to professional development, from special needs programming to senior living, from recreational activities to educational enrichment. We wouldn’t be the robust, uplifting community that we are without their tireless efforts.


American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

JDC is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, impacting millions of lives in more than 70 countries today. JDC leverages a century’s experience confronting poverty and crisis around the world to save the world’s poorest Jews, revitalize Jewish life, empower Israel’s future, develop tomorrow’s Jewish leaders and rescue victim of global emergencies.


Baltimore Board of Rabbis (BBOR)

BBOR is a powerful moral and religious voice providing spiritual leadership for the local Jewish community. It is a forum for rabbis to confer and promote communal issues, to facilitate cooperative programs among congregations, organizations and agencies and to serve as a Jewish educational and informational resource.
443-478-3454 |


Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University (BHI)

BHI supports the growing Judaic studies degree programs and courses on its campus, cultivates a vibrant, cohesive community for Master’s and Doctorate students in Judaic studies, and provides adult learners with an array of Hebrew language courses, community lectures and special programs.
410-704-7117 |


Baltimore Jewish Council (BJC)

BJC is the community relations and advocacy arm of The Associated. It is the designated representative of The Associated and its agencies, as well as the Greater Baltimore Jewish community, at all levels of government and is responsible for securing public funding to support their programs and needs. By developing policies and guidelines for action, through education and advocacy, BJC provides a forum for member organizations and individuals to respond to issues of interest and concern.
410-542-4850 |


CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.

CHAI develops and supports thriving, stable communities in neighborhoods with a substantial Jewish population. Since 1983, CHAI has increased home ownership and economic stability, increased neighborhood safety and strengthened community associations and public schools in Northwest Baltimore. CHAI also enables low-income senior adults and people with disabilities to remain in their homes through home repairs, modifications and benefits assistance and provides subsidized apartments for low-income seniors through the production and renovation of over 1,400 units of affordable housing.
410-500-5300 |



CHANA offers a Jewish community response to the needs of persons who experience abuse and other forms of interpersonal trauma. In providing crisis intervention education and consultation, CHANA advocates for community awareness, safety and healing.
410-234-0030 |


Council on Jewish Day School Education

The Council on Jewish Day School Education provides grants to local day schools to make tuition more affordable for families.


The Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development at the Weinberg Center (DFI)

DFI provides training and leadership development to communal professionals and to lay leaders serving the Greater Baltimore Jewish community. Informed by Jewish values, DFI cultivates individual growth, thereby strengthening organizations and the community.
410-843-7560 |


Edward A. Myerberg Center

Throughout the year, the Myerberg Center provides over 125 classes, programs and special events for 1,000 members. Every day, active adults age 55+ enjoy stimulating classes, supportive services and a warm, friendly environment where they feel welcome. The bright, beautiful facility in northwest Baltimore features a large state-of-the-art fitness center, sun-filled art studios and well-appointed lounges perfect for casual conversation. Knowledgeable instructors and friendly staff make sure that every question is answered and every member is included.
410-358-6856 |


Hebrew Burial and Social Services Society

Hebrew Burial and Social Services Society provides burial services for families that are not financially able to give their loved one a proper burial.


Hebrew Free Loan Association

For over 100 years, the Hebrew Free Loan Association has provided interest-free loans. When it was founded in 1898, HFLA may have helped a peddler start a business by lending him money to buy a horse and cart. Today, a would-be entrepreneur is more likely to need a computer than a horse, but the principle is the same. Whether you have a family emergency or a bar mitzvah to plan, doctors’ bills or a home in need of repair, Hebrew Free Loan can help.
410-843-7536 |


Goucher College Hillel

410-337-6545 |

Johns Hopkins University Hillel

410-516-0333 |

Towson University Hillel

410-704-4671 |

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Hillel

410-455-1329 |

University of Maryland College Park Hillel

301-422-6200 |

Hillel’s mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.


Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI)

Since 1929, JAFI has been working to secure a vibrant Jewish future. They are instrumental in founding and building the State of Israel and continue to serve as the main link between the Jewish state and Jewish communities everywhere. This global partnership has enabled us to address the Jewish people’s greatest challenges in every generation.


Jewish Cemetery Association

The Jewish Cemetery Association assists local Jewish cemeteries by acting as an advisor in areas of needs or concern such as maintenance, landscaping, record-keeping, etc. The Association does not actively seek to acquire cemeteries, but is there for assistance when cemeteries become financially or physically incapable of appropriately caring for the cemetery.


Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore

JCC Downtown

410-559-3618 |

Rosenbloom Owings Mills

410-356-5200 |

Weinberg Park Heights

410-542-4900 |
The JCC promotes and strengthens Jewish life and values through communal programs and activities for individuals and families.


Jewish Community Services (JCS)

JCS offers a wide range of services including counseling and therapy, addiction services, career services, prevention education, Big Brother Big Sister matches, resources for older adults and caregivers, care management services, services for people with special needs and volunteer opportunities.
410-466-9200 |


Jewish Federations of North America

JFNA represents 153 Jewish federations and more than 300 Network communities, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services and educational needs. The federation movement, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).
212-284-6500 |


Jewish Museum of Maryland at the Herbert Bearman Campus (JMM)

The JMM increases understanding of the American Jewish experience among diverse audiences. It interprets American Jewish history and culture, preserves the material record of Maryland Jewry, and engages the public in discourse about past, present and future issues of Jewish life.
410-732-6400 |


Jewish Volunteer Connection (JVC)

JVC creates a culture of volunteerism by providing a coordinated, centralized entry point for Baltimore Jewish community volunteers. JVC works to strengthen the Jewish community through high-quality, hands-on volunteer placements and projects, developed in partnership with agencies, congregations and other communal organizations.
410-843-7490 |


Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital*

Levindale is a mid-level geriatric facility, offering nursing home and outpatient services for the aged and chronically ill.
410-601-2400 |


The Louise D. & Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education (CJE)

CJE provides leadership, services and resources to educators, schools and institutions dedicated to Jewish learning. An advocate for Jewish education in its many forms, CJE fosters collaboration, creativity and a commitment to the Jewish community.
410-735-5000 |


Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC)

MIDC is a non-profit membership organization that helps to create jobs in both economies by promoting trade, joint ventures and investment between businesses and research institutions.
410-767-0695 |


Moishe House Baltimore

Moishe House, a pluralistic, international organization, provides meaningful Jewish experiences to young adults in their 20s. The innovative model trains, supports and sponsors young Jewish leaders as they create vibrant home-based communities for themselves and their peers.


Pearlstone Center

The mission of the Pearlstone Center is to strengthen and celebrate Judaism by hosting groups for immersive experiences in a self-sustaining, high-quality, environmentally-responsible Jewish hospitality facility.
410-500-5417 |



SHEMESH serves as a community-wide program providing the educational support necessary for Jewish children with learning differences to reach their full intellectual, academic, emotional and social potential in a Jewish setting. Services are offered in each school in accordance with the school’s educational and religious policies.
410-843-7524 |


Sinai Hospital of Baltimore*

Founded in 1866 as the Hebrew Hospital and Asylum, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore has evolved into a Jewish-sponsored health care organization providing care for all people. It is a nonprofit institution with a mission of providing quality patient care, teaching and research.
410-601-9000 |


* Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital and Sinai Hospital are constituent partner agencies that do not receive an allocation from The Associated Annual Campaign; however, they do receive funding from endowments managed by The Associated.

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We all have needs; we all face challenges and we all have dreams—large and small. From time to time, each of us needs the support of our community. When it is your turn, we will be here. For generations, The Associated has connected people with cultural, educational, financial, physical and restorative resources. Whatever your situation, help is available.

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