The Associated Contributors

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The Associated Contributors are writers from The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.

New Baltimore Ashkelon Volunteer Team to Provide Help During Israeli Crises

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When Scott Goldstein, Captain of the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company, got the call from the director of U.S. operations for Israel’s Emergency Volunteers Project (EVP), he knew immediately what he had to do. He quickly packed his bags, cleared his schedule and within 24 hours was on a plane to Israel, prepared to fight the fires raging throughout the north of Israel.

Baby Boomers and Depression

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Did you know that one of the most chronic conditions that baby boomers are diagnosed with is depression?

Navigating School After an Adverse Life Event

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Back to school season can be incredibly stressful but becomes even more complicated when a child is confronting an adverse life event. Whether it’s divorce, abuse, bullying or even a move to a new home, these events can impact school success.

Tammy and Fred Heyman Take on Super Sunday

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From the first time they met, as part of the JCC Softball League, Fred and Tammy Heyman realized how similar their values were.

The Upside of Sibling Rivalry

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Ask anyone with more than one child if their kids get along and you’re likely to hear some version of “they get along great when they get along, but they can fight over the most ridiculous things.”

Meet Robyn Hughes, 12 Years of Service as a Docent for the Jewish Museum of Maryland

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It’s why she’s spent the last 12 years as a docent for the Jewish Museum of Maryland (JMM), sharing her knowledge and insights with visitors from around the world.

Sports and Competition: Are We Pushing Our Kids?

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If you have young children in sports, you know the deal. Game day. The pressure to win. The desire to be the best.

Laury Scharff on Making a Difference for Women and Girls

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About 10 years ago, Amy Harlan told Laury Scharff about the Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation of Baltimore (JWGF), a giving circle of women who leverage their dollars to make charitable contributions to improve the lives of women and girls locally and internationally.

Some Truths About Suicide

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People in my generation are dying. By their own hands, according to a recent CDC report. The numbers are staggering. Did you know that 121 Americans die by suicide every day?

Making a Lutherville Connection

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When Pikesville native Jayne Havens returned to the Baltimore area, after living in Washington, D.C. for a number of years, she was hoping to expand her social circle. A young mother of two children, Sid, 4, and Ivy, eight weeks old, she wanted to connect with other young Jewish families in and around Lutherville.