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January 5, 2024
Whether it’s your first or your fourth, having a baby can be a difficult experience. Having community support and others you can talk to while preparing to be a parent is crucial, and PJ Library is aiming to provide that community with its upcoming Jewish Baby University program.
December 11, 2023
With a new name comes big changes at the Macks Jewish Connection Network, formerly known as the Macks Center for Jewish Connections. One of those key changes comes just in time for the holiday season, as the organization has expanded its annual Mitzvah Day into a full Mitzvah Month.
November 28, 2023
Baked ziti, tacos, Thanksgiving leftovers, casseroles from the creative to the classic were stacked by the hundreds on Tuesday to feed those in need. There were enough dishes donated to hold a city-wide potluck as the Macks Jewish Connection Network held their annual casserole challenge.
November 21, 2023
The Macks Jewish Connection Network, also known as The Network, is the new name and brand of the Macks Center for Jewish Connections, an agency of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore.
July 24, 2023
When Rachel Turniansky was growing up in New York City, she attended a disability-inclusive school where she befriended several deaf students. She learned sign language while she was still in elementary school because she wanted to communicate better with them.
May 25, 2023
An educator, a librarian and a Jewish communal professional. What do they have in common? All three recently took up the reins of The Associated’s three newest agencies, with a goal of boosting Jewish engagement.
April 25, 2023
The Macks Center for Jewish Connections, an agency of Baltimore’s Associated Jewish Federation, along with Yachad, a division of the Orthodox Union, and an anonymous sponsor collaborated to bring this community back together this Sunday. Thirty Deafblind individuals, SSPs (Support Service Providers, also known as Co-navigators) and interpreters will gather to reconnect over lunch and activities.
March 31, 2023
Curious about the role of a Community Connector in Jewish life and education? We sat down with Brenda Footer, a professional in the field, to learn more about her vision, the program and its potential for growth.
January 18, 2023
Those associated with the Jewish Volunteer Connection during its MLK Day of Service were able to participate in several different activities based on providing communal aid, such as preparing meals for the hungry and homeless; planting trees and cleaning up local parks; and creating care packages for those in need.
December 15, 2022
Now in its 17th year, Jewish Volunteer Connection’s annual “Community Mitzvah Day” event on Saturday night, Dec. 24, and Sunday, Dec. 25, will provide service project opportunities to help an estimated 4,000 residents of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.
November 28, 2022
When a family has a child that requires educational resources, whether due to a learning disability or something else, they may not know where to begin. It can feel overwhelming not having someone on your side advocating for your child. That is where MDSNAP, Maryland Special Needs Advocacy Project, steps in.
November 28, 2022
While some may still be enjoying the leftovers from Thanksgiving, that’s not the case for many. To change that, the Jewish Volunteer Connection is hosting their annual Casserole Challenge where Baltimore residents made and donated frozen meals to pass out to families who may be struggling to get a dinner after the holiday.
May 5, 2022
Beginning July 1, The Associated will launch three new organizations – the Macks Center for Jewish Connections, Jewish Educational Services (JES) and the New Jewish Library – all dedicated to expanding and enhancing our Jewish education and engagement agenda.
July 21, 2022
Although Addie Lewis Klein has held her Judaism and connection to the Jewish community very close to her heart all her life, you might be surprised to find out she grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. Not a town you’d peg as a hotbed of Jewish life.