We are one people in many places
Underlying our commitment to the global Jewish community is the desire to nurture and grow our sense of Jewish identity here at home. More than 250 volunteers from the area serve on committees that affect our global community. Through their efforts, we fund innovative programs that create and deepen dedication to Israel and Jewish populations around the world. We established the Israel Engagement Center to develop strategies and initiatives that connect individuals and families in Baltimore’s Jewish community to Israel and its people. We’ve made it possible for more than 1,000 Baltimoreans to travel and get involved with Jews overseas.
At the same time, we work to bring a bit of Israel to Baltimore through programs like the Israel Campus Fellows, which places young Israelis at local colleges to create an ongoing Israeli presence, and Shinshinim (Young Emissaries), which places Israeli high school graduates into year-long volunteerism and service programs in the Baltimore area. We also promote mutual trade and investment through the Maryland/Israel Development Center. Its work both benefits our local economies and strengthens the Baltimore Jewish community’s ties to the larger world of Jewish life.
Israel Engagement Center Distributions