In Perspective: Building Strong Communities in Baltimore City


On May 26, join The Associated to hear the City’s plan for neighborhood growth and to discuss how current and future projects through CHAI and the Museum will strengthen the neighborhoods of Central Park Heights, Pimlico and Jonestown.

AMEN Teens Rally to Help Ukrainian Refugees in Ashkelon


Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, some citizens have made the decision to remain in their communities while hundreds of thousands have fled in the hopes of seeking refuge, safety and support in neighboring countries.

David Baron One Man’s Journey to Giving Back to the Community


David Baron was born in Baltimore, Maryland but in 1983, his family moved to Israel after his father accepted a job opportunity in Israel at the American Embassy.

Residents roll up their sleeves for Baltimore’s Spring Cleanup


This past Saturday, the Mayor’s Citywide Spring Cleanup took place across Baltimore. Residents, friends and family came out to help clean up the city by removing trash and debris from streets, parks, roads and other spaces. Beautiful weather and good company made it a successful day. Take a look:

Nancy Kutler: Still Hard at Work


Nancy Kutler, president of the Jewish Museum of Maryland’s (JMM) Board of Trustees and active community member, talks about finding a ‘second career’ as a volunteer, post-retirement.

A Lemon Stick? Yes, please! Flower Mart returned, and Baltimore is in bloom


One of Baltimore’s most colorful festivals returned last week, reemerging from a pandemic hiatus. Flower Mart was back in bloom in Mount Vernon providing gardening ideas, performances by local musicians, workshops, food and drinks, on of course Lemon Sticks! Take a look:

Earth Day: It’s a Jewish Thing


This Earth Day, we invite you to explore your relationship with Earth and take appropriate steps to make it healthier. A healthy relationship includes mutual respect, communication, honesty, connection and so much more.

Mike Fuld & Jen Lieberman | Fred Walpert Award Winners


We had the chance to sit down with Mike for an unscripted, casual conversation as part of The Associated’s series, Mensches in Cars Getting Coffee. We were also fortunate to have the chance to chat with Jen over Zoom.

Being the Grandchild of a Holocaust Survivor


I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t know my grandma was a Holocaust survivor. This is a stark contrast from my mom, a second-generation survivor, who had never even heard the word “Holocaust” until age thirteen when she discovered the topic at the public library.

Selected Resources for Promoting Tolerance


Antisemitism is growing in our country and with events like the recent hostage situation at a synagogue in Colleyville, TX, our children often are exposed to disturbing news. How do we talk to them about antisemitism and the Holocaust in age-appropriate ways?

Healthy Participants 18 to 45 Years Old are Needed for Investigational Shigella Vaccine Study


What are we researching?
We are evaluating the effectiveness of an investigational shigella vaccine.

What’s involved in being a participant?

  • The research involves up to 8-9 outpatient visits, including a screening session and 2 vaccinations over 8 months (plus up to 2 months for screening).
  • Participants must never have had shigella infection or a shigella vaccine.
  • Participants may also have a 12-day inpatient stay. during the inpatient stay, participants will be “challenged” with live shigella.
  • The shigella challenge involves exposure to the shigella bacteria in order to evaluate whether or not the vaccine is effective in preventing shigella infection.

Participants will be compensated $3,150 to $7,350.



Short Story Fest (May 21-22, 2022) announced the festival schedule for its second year of programming. Short Story Fest is an annual literary festival celebrating all things short story, from children’s books to comic books, from zines to graphic novels and novellas to short books. Hosted by Short Story Book Club, the festival takes on a hybrid format this year, featuring multiple live, online sessions and one in-person event.

Baltimore Museum of Art Presents Joan Mitchell


Joan Mitchell. South. 1989. Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris. © Estate of Joan Mitchell.

Through August 14, 2022, the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) presents Joan Mitchell, a retrospective of the internationally renowned artist who attained critical acclaim and success in the male-dominated art circles of 1950s New York, then spent nearly four decades in France creating breathtaking abstract paintings that evoke landscapes, memories, poetry, and music. This comprehensive exhibition features 70 works spanning the artist’s career, including rarely seen early paintings and drawings, vibrant gestural paintings that established her reputation in New York, and enormous multi-panel masterpieces from her later years that immerse viewers with their symphonic color.

Meet Mindy and Talya


Mindy Silverman and Talya Knable, IWP Co-Chairs are eager to help women in the community discover what inspires them to lead, give and take action. We asked them to tell us all about The Associated’s Inspired Women’s Project and what makes it the perfect way for women to find their place in the community and The Associated.