Kate Cohen

Judaism was always an important part of Kate Cohen’s life. It’s why this former teacher – now turned mother and Macks Center for Jewish Education (CJE) Connector – is hoping others will discover the beauty in Jewish life – in ways that work for their families.

By bringing her creativity and organizing skills to the Lutherville-Timonium neighborhood in which she lives, she is developing a variety of “fun” Jewish experiences for families across her community.

Like a Havdalah swim party at the Kids First Swim Schools in Cockeysville. And a Tu B’Shevat program at Irvine Nature Center, where families taste-tested dried fruits – while listening to stories and singing songs.

And, of course, the CPR program for parents in which Julie Wohl brought in some Jewish learning. Not only did they receive these critical life-saving skills, they learned how saving any life and helping others is a core Jewish tenet.

Many of these events include partnerships with area synagogues, where the rabbis and/or cantors lead the activity. “If someone is interested in joining a synagogue, they get a taste of what each rabbi is like.”

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The Associated Contributors

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