Laura Black: A Journey to a Different Kind of Happy

On July 18, Laura will be joining Associated Women, in partnership with the Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations of Maryland and other like-minded women from our community, to explore how we can add meaning to our lives at times of transition within our careers, our […]

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 […]

Reflections as Associated Agency Chairs: Elizabeth Green, David Kuntz and Laura Rubenstein 

As The Associated’s year draws to a close, we asked chairs of three of its agencies to reflect on their organization’s accomplishments. Here is what they had to say:  There were two events, in particular, that I would like to highlight – our Yom HaShoah […]

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, […]

Meet Marc Wernick 

Recently, we caught up with the Brewers Hill resident to find out more about his Jewish journey.  What inspired you to be involved in Jewish community?  My father was very involved in the Jewish community in Montgomery County where I grew up. When he passed […]

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 […]

5 Simple Ways to Infuse Jewish Learning and Culture into Your Daily Routine

Life can be super hectic! Between work, school, family, and friends, finding time for Jewish self-improvement might be the last thing on your mind. But what if we told you that incorporating Jewish culture into your daily routine doesn’t have to feel like a chore? […]

Get to Know Addie Lewis Klein, Aaron Levitt and Jessica Fink: Changing Jewish Engagement in Baltimore 

An educator, a librarian and a Jewish communal professional. What do they have in common? All three recently took up the reins of The Associated’s three newest agencies, with a goal of boosting Jewish engagement.  Now that they’ve had a year under their belt, we […]