For the past 6 years, Baltimore native, Lauren Sibel, attended Tulane University in Louisiana earning her Master’s Degree in social work. When she moved back to her home city, it felt a little bit like starting over.
The Associated Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Importance of Community for Victims
For many, Rosh Hashana signifies the start of a new year and a new beginning. It is a time to reflect upon our experiences, our joys and our challenges from the previous year. More importantly, Rosh Hashana provides us with the unique opportunity to take a step back, assess our situation and make a conscious decision to stay the current course or chart a new one in search of self-improvement in the upcoming year.
Rona Gross sees it every month. The older adult, living on fixed income, who suddenly finds she is unable to pay her bill. Like the woman living in Northwest Baltimore. Hard of hearing, she had no idea her toilet was running until Gross pointed it out. Unfortunately, that was after she amassed a $700 water bill she could ill afford to pay.
In her mid-twenties, Katie Fink felt like something was missing in her life.
A Baltimore native, Katie returned to Baltimore after attending college in Ithaca, New York and started looking for ways to connect with her peers. That’s why she signed up for CHAT: Conversations Happening Around Town, a program through IMPACT (The Associated’s young adult division) that brings together young adults in Jewish Baltimore to meet new people and explore available opportunities in Jewish Baltimore.
Six years ago, Nancy Hudes and her family of Owings Mills, made the decision to host a shinshin, an 18-year-old Israeli emissary, putting into action the central Jewish value of welcoming people into one’s home. What they discovered about the experience was how much it enriched their lives as well…so much so they decided to host again this past summer.
Why did Micah Damareck get involved with The Associated? Well, it is simply because someone asked. To do what, exactly? Join the Young Leadership Council (YLC), a leadership development program headed up by IMPACT, The Associated’s young adult division. Over the course of two years, the program gives its class the opportunity to gain leadership skills, learn more about Jewish Baltimore and, overall, connect with peers in a casual yet informative setting.