THE ASSOCIATED offers business professionals the opportunity to advance their networks and leadership skills through philanthropy. Doing good together is good for business! Six professional campaign affinity groups, including Doctors, Lawyers, Financial Services, Real Estate, Technology and the Jewish Professional Women's Initiative, provide professional and personal engagement opportunities that focus on campaign involvement and cros- industry exposure throughout the Jewish community. Events, networking functions, and hands-on volunteer projects expose involved professionals to industry leaders, philanthropists and mentors while the larger ASSOCIATED system provides a unique platform for board and committee involvement, campaign work and leadership training.
Jewish Community Services helps individuals find and maintain employment and achieve success. Experienced professional coaches help clients in their fields or assist individuals in building a new career.
Jewish Community Services assists employers by finding qualified employees who meet the specific needs of their organizations at no cost to employers. JCS also provides employers with professional outplacement services for displaced workers at competitive market rates.
The JCS Entrepreneur and Business Meetup provides current and future business owners with the opportunity to meet other local individuals who want to advance their business through round table discussions, networking, collaboration, and brainstorming. The group meets monthly to discuss business challenges and explore possible solutions.
The Jewish Professional Women’s Initiative affords professional and business women the opportunity to network and advance their involvement in the Jewish community by exploring issues of mutual concern and becoming engaged with a group of like-minded women.
The MIDC promotes trade and investment between Maryland and Israel to help create jobs in both economies. Through its membership base, programming and services, it provides an "instant insfrastructure" of business contacts and support in the U.S. market for Israeli entrepreneurs. Professionals gain preferred access to Israeli, Maryland and U.S. business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, scientists and government officials. MIDC members learn about new business opportunities and technologies for their own companies.
PGRT is a program of THE ASSOCIATED Legacy & Endowment department. PGRT members have the opportunity to network with fellow financial professionals, hear from nationally recognized planned giving and financial experts, and enhance their skills by incorporating charitable planning techniques in clients’ tax, financial and estate planning.
For those working or planning to work for a Jewish organization, DFI provides opportunities for skill-based learning through a Jewish lens. On topics from communication to interpersonal skills to management, workshops offer a path to excellence in the workplace and career advancement. This year's highlights include a series for mid-level managers and learning from scholars all year round in the Jewish Heritage series.
The Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development at the Weinberg Center