The Bookworms program, a collaboration of Jewish Volunteer Connection and
ASSOCIATED Women, provides opportunity for women to volunteer once a month in
area elementary schools. The volunteers spend time reading to children and
provide new or gently-used books for the classroom libraries.
Chapter Two, a 10-month educational and engagement program, recruits women
who are at a stage in their lives when they are looking to grow as Jewish women.
Participants learn about themselves, are educated about THE ASSOCIATED and our
agencies, take part in experiential learning and hands-on social action and
“capture their passion and turn it into action.”
Dor Tikvah is a two-year leadership development program that caters to women
ages 30-45 who aspire to hold key positions within THE ASSOCIATED and the
Baltimore Jewish community. Dor Tikvah draws its inspiration from the Jewish
traditions of tzedakah (social justice) and tikkun olam
(repairing the world). Through fundraising, educational programs, community
service projects and agency observation experiences, participants develop an
understanding of THE ASSOCIATED and Baltimore’s organized Jewish community, the
importance of women’s philanthropy and gain an array of leadership skills.
JWGF offers Baltimore Jewish women an opportunity to pool their
resources and fund programs that have a positive influence on women and girls.
JWGF members make grants in the Jewish and general communities. Women learn
about our community’s most pressing needs and discover their power as leaders
in women’s philanthropy.
Kayam's Matriarchs - Women's Orchard is a space for women to
connect with the land and each other. Through collaborative design, planting,
maintenance and education, the orchard allows for women's gatherings,
learning and life cycle events. Trees and plants throughout the orchard
represent our biblical matriarchs, while medicinal herbs are grown targeted
towards women's health issues during the various stages of life. The orchard is
also open to other groups for volunteer experiences and educational