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10/3/17: Maryland Becoming Cybersecurity Hub
Maryland is becoming a cybersecurity hub and the Maryland/Israel Development Center is playing a pivotal role. Read More.

10/3/17: The Future of CJE
Amian Kelemer, Center for Jewish Education’s (CJE) Director and Nate Braverman, CJE Board Chair, Talk About Organization’s Future. Read More.

10/3/17: New Solar Farm to Offset Electricity Used by The Associated
Expect The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore to be a little “greener” by 2019 as part of its newest commitment to solar energy. Read more.

10/3/17: Baltimore Trip Provides Life-Changing Experience for Latin American Teens
This summer Jewish teens from this South American nation enjoyed a month of hope when they joined their Latin American peers for a Jewish experience in Baltimore, thanks to The Associated. Read More. 

6/23/17: Transforming Baltimore
Behind the scenes, every day, Associated agencies and volunteers are working to transform the city of Baltimore. Read more. 

6/23/17: Helping Israel's Vulnerable Gain Employment Skills
It was only a few years ago when Amram Lider, an Israeli Haredi struggled to make a living as a factory worker in Kiryat Gat. Read more. 

5/1/17: 2017 Annapolis Update
Through the hard work of the Baltimore Jewish Council, Jewish Community Services, CHAI and CHANA, the General Assembly approved everything. Read More. 

5/1/17: Kolker Fellow Compares Jewish Baltimore to Europe
When Marcelo Dimenstein arrived in Baltimore as the Kolker Fellow, what he knew about the city came from watching The Wire. Read More. 

5/1/17: Security and Our Community 
From renovations in the lobby of the Park Heights JCC to participation in a pilot security program, The Associated continues to update its facilities and technologies to ensure our community remains safe. Read More. 

5/1/17: CHAI's Seniors Test Technologies for National Organizations
National organizations such as AARP are tapping the insights of seniors living in CHAI's communities to determine how technologies may help older adults live more productive lives. Read More.

3/3/17: New Teen Initiative Launches
This March, the Baltimore Jewish community is set to officially launch 4Front, its most comprehensive teen initiative to date. Read More.

3/3/17: Interfaith Students Explore Israel
Debbie Pine has led numerous Birthright trips to Israel but in some ways her most recent student-led trip was the most powerful. Read More. 

1/23/17: Building Trust Among Interfaith and Interethnic Communities
This summer, the Baltimore Jewish Council will be bringing its expertise on social justice and civil rights to the national stage. Read more. 

1/13/17: Jewish Community's 2017 Legislative Priorities
Last month, in advance of the 2017 legislative session, Governor Larry Hogan stopped by The Associated to meet with Marc Terrill, Linda A. Hurwitz and other leadership to learn more about the Jewish community and its diverse needs.
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12/8/16: Raising Resilient Children
All parents want to do whatever it takes to help their children succeed. But when is it time to step back and let them learn from their own experiences and mistakes? Read more.

9/9/16: Parent Program Addresses Anti-Israel Sentiment on Campus
In the face of growing anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses, The Associated is taking a lead in educating our community. Read more.

9/6/16: Prime Location for Maryland Hillel at College Park
The largest Hillel in the country? That’s exactly what’s in the plans for Maryland Hillel at College Park in order to meet the needs of its growing student community. Read more.

4/25/16: Odessa/Ashkelon Partnership Mission Brings Change
It was the first time since 2013 that The Associated traveled to Odessa, Ukraine and it was part of a larger mission – that also included experiences in Ashkelon and Jerusalem with the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership. Read more.

4/19/16: Awards Honor Local Jewish Professionals
In addition to the Neely Tal Snyder Community Impact Award, DFI presented the Outstanding Jewish Communal Professional Award and the Daniel Thursz Distinguished Jewish Communal Service Award. Read more.

4/19/16: Helping Baltimore's Synagogues Become More Relevant
As synagogues and Jewish institutions face challenges on how to engage community members in meaningful ways, they are seeking new outreach approaches. Read more.

2/23/16: Associated Awards Microgrants
The Associated awarded six microgrants (five in Baltimore and one in Odessa, Ukraine) to seed innovative grassroots projects that inspire Jewish conversations and connections. These projects, range from a back-to-the-land, all-night Shavuot celebration to a Shabbaton themed around technology and Jewish identity. Read more.

2/22/16: Art Bridges Inter-Ethnic Differences
This April, Jewish and African-American teens will unveil their first project in CHAI neighborhoods: a powerful community mural, conceptualized and painted by Jewish, African-American and Hispanic middle school boys. Read more.

1/12/16: Israel High
To counteract growing anti-Israeli rhetoric on a number of college campuses, The Macks Center for Jewish Education has introduced the Israel High Leadership program to arm public and private high school students with the facts. Read more.

1/11/16: Baltimore Plays Host to Nation's Jewish Teens
This February, Baltimore will play host to a number of national Jewish teen convenings that could shape the way we approach this demographic. Read more.

1/11/16: Jewish Community Sets Legislative Priorities
As the General Assembly kicks off its 2016 session, the Baltimore Jewish Council (BJC) will be in Annapolis to secure funds and to testify in support of programs that affect our community. Read more.

10/7/15: New Initiative Engage Russian Jews
Olga Cherches is co-chair of The Associated’s new Russian Engagement Initiative, along with Andrew Razumovksy and Vlad Volinksy, which takes a thoughtful look at how to best engage Russian Jews in the Baltimore Jewish community based on their personal, family and professional interests. Read more.

9/22/15: MIDC Connects Hopkins to Luminox Health of Israel: Major Partnership Established
The Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC) connected two health care powerhouses – The Johns Hopkins University and Luminox Health of Israel – resulting in a collaboration to build solutions to modern medical challenges. Read more.

9/18/15: Christians and Jews Feed Baltimore's Homeless
Jewish and Catholic young professionals volunteered at Weinberg Gardens and engaged in an interfaith discussion about helping Baltimore. Read more.

8/24/15: The ABCs of BDS
Learn everything you need to know about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. Read more.

2/11/15: New National Web Model for Individuals with Disabilities
Renee Dain speaks about the impact that the Jewish Abilities Alliance (JAA) has had on the Baltimore Jewish community and beyond. Read more.

2/2/15: Transitioning Your Special Needs Child: Four Areas to Consider
As children with disabilities enter their teen years, parents need to begin to plan for the future. Figuring out next steps, from where they might work to where they will live, takes careful planning, due diligence and an understanding of Maryland disability laws. The Baltimore Jewish Abilities Alliance (BJAA) is an excellent resource, offering various workshops and providing a checklist of what to think about during the transition process. Read more.

1/21/15: Stereotypes Disappear As One Baltimore Community Talks
During the past six months, racial tensions have flared across the country, demonstrating deep divides between ethnic groups. Yet in a small pocket in Northwest Baltimore, one community is working hard to bridge these divides and promote positive relationships between community members. Read more. 

1/12/15: After the Terror – Updates from Paris
Marc Terrill briefs the community on the aftermath of the senseless acts of terror that occurred in France. Read more.

11/11/14: A Place for Friendships, Traditions and Fun!
Jewish camp provides unparalleled opportunities to make long-term friendships with Jewish peers from around the region and the globe. And even though the campers may go back to their hometowns during the school year, it doesn't mean they don't remain in touch. 
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11/11/14: What Is Elder Abuse?
As our parents age and begin to face medical issues, caregivers, paid and family members, often become an important part of their lives, assisting with everything from food shopping to medication administration. Unfortunately, sometimes this dependency can leave our parents vulnerable to abuse. Read more.

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