Saying Yes 

It was with this tension between comfort and new exploration that I read and reread an email that arrived in my inbox from the Jewish Federations of North America’s (JFNA) Jewish Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) team. I was being invited to join a JEDI […]

Returning to Europe and Searching for My Family’s Roots

Twenty-two years ago, in the summer of 2001, Temple Oheb Shalom, created “A Journey of the Spirit” tour of Europe following the passage of the Jewish people in several central European countries. The trip began in Czechoslovakia, now called the Czech Republic. It kindled a […]

Coming Home: Steve Manekin’s Milestone Mission Experience

Steve Manekin reflects on his first ever visit to Israel, a trip he took as part of The Associated’s Milestone Mission.

My Life-Changing Milestone Mission Trip to Israel

Discover the transformative experience of traveling to Israel with the Associated’s Milestone Mission trip! Lauren Rutkovitz shares details about her soul-enriching journey from exploring the spiritual city of Jerusalem and Tzfat to forming meaningful connections to fellow travelers. Read on as Lauren details her favorite moments, […]

Rediscovering Israel as a Family: An Interview with Lindsay Klatsky 

Lindsay, who graduated from Pikesville High and the University of Maryland, College Park, talks about the Family Mission and her love of travel, including the one rule her family has in place when they travel domestically.  How did you meet your husband?  I met my […]

Savor the Legacy of Israel’s Fallen Heroes

Looking for an impactful way to commemorate Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers? Learn about the life of a fallen soldier from Ashkelon and experience some of their favorite family recipes. Feel free to cook on your own or with a group. Learn […]

Exploring the Jewish Revival in Budapest and the Rich History of Riga

Another thing I found surprising was how many institutions turned off their heat due to the cost from the energy crisis. We were shivering in the synagogue attached to the Holocaust Museum because they could not afford the heating bills. Those visits were in contrast […]

Sharing Our Love of Israel: Three Baltimoreans Speak Up  

As Israel marks its 75th anniversary, we approached three members of the community to reflect on their earliest recollections of the country and how its people have left an indelible impression on them over the years. Join us as we explore their personal experiences and […]

Inbal Neun: From Kibbutz to The Myerberg

On this episode of The Associated’s Pull Up A Chair Podcast, Inbal Nuen, director of the Edward A. Myerberg Center, shares her story about when her past met up with her present.

Happy 75th Birthday Israel

April 26 is the 75th Yom Ha’Atzmaut, or Israel’s Independence Day. Our Jewish homeland is full of innovation, deep history and rich culture. Over the years, Jewish Baltimore has forged a powerful connection to Israel, resulting in life-changing programming, experiences and relationships that bring our […]