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Giving Back with Matthew Klatsky

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Matthew Klatsky

Giving back to the community is important for Matthew Klatsky and his wife, Lindsay. The couple has been heavily involved in Jewish Baltimore since settling in Baltimore 10 years ago. Recently, Matthew has been bringing his passion and focus to The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore to help guide families on charitable funding.

Seven Ways to Make an Impact on #GivingTuesday

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Giving Tuesday#GivingTuesday. The global day of giving, which occurs annually the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a wonderful opportunity to help those in need. As this day of giving has grown in popularity, so are the number of ways you can show your support. We’re here to give you seven ideas on how you can make an impact on November 27.

Connecting with the World through Social Media

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Social Media Saving Lives

Married with children or seeking a long- term relationship, established in a career or considering a career change, enjoying where you live or thinking about a geographic change – young people in their late 20s and 30s often find themselves faced with so many life-changing decisions. No matter where they are, social media, most likely, plays an important role in how they connect with their immediate world as well as the world at large.

Eugene Poverni – Business Leader, Father and Baltimore Native

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Eugene Poverni

Eugene Poverni, principal at Poverni Sheikh Group, is a local business leader, father and Baltimore native who works in the real estate industry. Involved with The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore – he chairs CHAI’s Real Estate Committee – Eugene works towards improving the lives of Baltimore families and seniors, especially as it relates to housing and home repair.

Steve Fader’s Penny Collection Leads to New Associated Campaign Initiative

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Steve Fader

For years, Steve Fader collected pennies. And nickels and dimes and quarters. Plunking them down into shoe boxes in his closet, the coins slowly piled up for over 30 years.

Little did Fader realize how much he had collected until he became Campaign Chair of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. That’s when he pulled out the 150 pounds of coins totaling approximately $2,500 and recognized that his change could be put to better use.

Have Some Family Fall Fun with These Upcoming November Events

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Fall Fun with The Associated

Weekends are a great time to spend with the family. Here are some upcoming opportunities you don’t want to miss!

Dr. Yarden Fanta’s Brave Journey from Ethiopia to Israel

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Dr Yarden - The Associated

As a young girl growing up in a remote Ethiopian village, Dr. Yarden Fanta was not afforded the privileges and religious freedoms that are sometimes taken for granted in western democracies like Israel and the United States.

The Associated Stands with Pittsburgh

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Stand with Pittsburgh

As we mourn the victims of the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, The Associated and its agencies are committed to the wellbeing of Baltimore’s Jewish community.

Check out the many ways you can get involved in or learn about how we can become stronger together. Read more here.

Meet the Macks Center for Jewish Education’s Eight Shinshinim

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ShinShinim Group

For more than a decade, the Macks Center for Jewish Education, through funding allocated by The Associated and in partnership with Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), has brought two Israeli teens to Baltimore to strengthen relations between Israel and our community. This year, we are very fortunate to be one of five hubs chosen to host eight Shinshinim in an effort to deepen the personal connections between the young Israelis and the Baltimore Jewish community. We sat down and spoke to this energetic, personable group of teens and feel like we already know Yonaton, Shira, Efrat, Shani, Matania, Yael, Tomer and Bar.

Dishing it Up with Leslie Schaller and Randi Settleman

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Leslie and Randi - The AssociatedLeslie Schaller and Randi Settleman admit they may not love to cook, but when it comes to food, they are definitely connoisseurs. It’s one of the reasons the sisters, who work side-by-side at their family-owned business, Bond Distributing, couldn’t wait to co-chair this fall’s biggest culinary event featuring five of the nation’s most prominent Jewish chefs.

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