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.

Pearlstone’s Sustainable Mission Earth Day 2022


Nestled up in the rolling hills of Reisterstown, just outside of Owings Mills, sits the Pearlstone Center and Outdoor Education Campus. This 180-acre campus is the hub for The Associated and Pearlstone’s mission to make The Associated system, and Jewish Baltimore, more sustainable.

Leaving Ukraine: Former Refugee Polina Spirt’s Story


I woke up last night barely being able to breath, hearing sounds of bombs and ammunition. Luckily, I was in my own bed in Pikesville, and it was only the news blaring in the background.

With Extended Hours for Spring Break – Plan a Visit to the Baltimore Museum of Industry


Staying in town for spring break? Plan a visit to the Baltimore Museum of Industry for industrial-sized fun. The museum has extended hours for the weeks of Easter and Passover.

Saturday Morning at 32nd Street Farmers Market


Beau Z. Brendt, newly appointed Executive Director and co-owner of Max’s Degrees receiving the Governor Commendation for keeping the market open and safe during the pandemic.

Rain, snow or shine…farmers and vendors — and their customers — in the greater Baltimore area know Saturday is Market Day in Waverly.