Starting Over in Baltimore and how IMPACT Helped Lauren Sibel


Lauren Sibel - The AssociatedFor 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.

Spend Time with the Family this Fall with a Local Show


Local Shows this FallFall is the perfect time to spend with your family, and theatrical performances are a great way to make that happen! From storybooks, to movies, to magic, to pirates – here are some upcoming local shows you don’t want to miss!

Enjoy a Night on the Town this Fall with The Associated


A Night Out with the Associated

Are you a foodie? Perhaps you enjoy a good political conversation. Or maybe you would rather attend a Harry Houdini Séance! Whatever your interest may be, The Associated has something for you.

The Associated Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Importance of Community for Victims


Community Helps

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.

The Future of Baltimore’s Seniors

Baltimore Seniors

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.

How CHAT Helped Katie Fink Connect


Katie Fink

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.

Enrich Your Life. Host a Shinshin.


Host a Shinshin

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.

Micah Damareck and the Importance of Community


Micah Damareck

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.

Children’s Book Picks that Raise Awareness of Differently-Abled Children


Children book

Books can be a wonderful way to raise awareness of the challenges of the differently-abled and how to develop an inclusive outlook and approach. Here are some excellent books to read and discuss with your children.

What Not to Miss this September


September Activities

Whether it’s work, school, or the holidays, September is a busy month for many of us. It doesn’t mean you have to miss out on what’s happening around town. Here are four things you can’t miss this September!