First Super Phone Day – The first Super Phone Day, later Super Sunday, was held on December 1979 for the 1980 Campaign. It soon became an annual tradition with Jewish Baltimore answering the call and giving generously to help the community.
Baltimore became part of Project Renewal, a national program that took 130 distressed communities in Israel and “twinned” them with cities outside of Israel to support the residents. Baltimore is twinned with Ir Ganim, a depressed community on the outskirts of Jerusalem.
The Associated broke ground on its new Associated Jewish Charities Krieger Building at 101 West Mt. Royal Avenue. The organization would move to its new headquarters, from its previous location on Monument Street, in 1980.
On May 7, thousands of Baltimoreans walked in solidarity with Israel, striding down Park Heights and Smith Avenues in the first Walk for Israel. The 11-mile or 18-kilometer walk raised $66,000 for the Jewish State.
As Jewish Baltimore expanded further into northwest Baltimore County, the JCC opened the Dalshiemer Youth Center with the surrounding Jacob S. and Rose Shapiro Recreational Park in Owings Mills. The new JCC would attract more children to the JCC, while serving the needs of Baltimore’s growing suburban […]
Hurricane Agnes devastated parts of Northwest Baltimore with some of the worst flooding ever seen in Baltimore at that time. The Associated Jewish Charities and Welfare Fund and the Jewish Family and Children’s Service dispatched workers to disaster points to assist and help families recover.