Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore posted this YouTube video on Facebook Wednesday evening.
Here's an upbeat High Holy Days song set to "Call Me Maybe," and sung in French, to entertain before the holidays. Shana Tova! Happy New Year! Rosh Hashanah is Sept. 16-18 Yom Kippur is Sept. 25-26.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
The JCS has moved its office to the Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center in Owings Mills, and will dedicate it on Tuesday evening.
Jewish Community Services will dedicate its new Baltimore County office during its annual meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center. The new, larger JCS office opened April 30, so now JCS services are available in a much larger space. JCS still maintains an office at the Weinberg Park Heights Jewish Community Center. From the Owings Mills location, clients can access JCS services. And if they are members of the Jewish Community Center, can use those services as well. JCS services include counseling for adults, children and families, career services, assistance for seniors and caregivers, and more, according to a news release from JCS. Many of JCS' clients are from Pikesville and Upper Park Heights in …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Leaders at The Associated, Jewish Community Services and the Baltimore Jewish Council discuss how they are preparing for possible cuts to special needs programs.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Baltimore Israel Coalition has put together a celebration for the entire Baltimore community.
Choirs, family activities, music and a showing of the documentary "Israel Inside" are planned for April 29—Baltimore Israel Coalition's Israel Independence Day Celebration. The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Towson University's West Village Commons. It's being held to celebrate Israel's 64th birthday, according to The Associated's website. For more information on the event, read a report on BaltimoreJewishLife.com. Editor's Note: The Associated's Baltimore Israel Coalition is coordinating the event.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Four renovated schools, classrooms and home libraries in Baltimore need new, hardcover books for children ages 3-14, according to The Associated's Jewish Baltimore Blog.
Books are vital to education and four public school libraries and children in Baltimore City could use some more of them, according to a blog post by The Associated. Help by donating money or new, hardcover books for children ages 3-14 to the Library Project Book Drive, spearheaded by The Weinberg Foundation and Baltimore Reads. For more information, read the blog post, or visit The Associated's Book Drive website that includes a list of suggested books. Donations can be dropped off at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave., throughout the month of March—National Reading Month. Also, collection bins in Pikesville are at: Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Beth El Congregation, Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, The Estates, …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
How to find balance in providing free time as well as activities in children's lives.
On The Associated's Jewish Baltimore Blog March 12, Jacki Ashkin of Jewish Community Services explores whether kids' time is overscheduled these days. "When I recall my childhood, I remember spontaneous games of dodge ball and Red Rover in our neighborhood; spending hours in the woods behind our houses exploring tree forts, pretending we were special agents being chased by 'bad guys,' " she writes. "... Today, children’s lives seem more structured and scheduled—dare I say, over-scheduled. ... It sometimes seems raising children has become a competitive sport." Read the full blog post Are We Overscheduling Our Kids? on The Associated's website.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Hebrew Free Loan Association is open 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Jewish Community Services, 5750 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore. Applicants must apply in person.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Jewish Volunteer Connection’s Students Taking Action for Change participated in Advocacy Day in Annapolis and spoke with legislators as well as teens from Elijah Cummings Youth Project.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
BaltimoreJewishLife.com serves the Baltimore Jewish community with a kosher site of news and announcements, said owner Jeff Cohn.
Pikesville resident Jeff Cohn is a fourth-generation Baltimorean who has kept kosher in the Orthodox Jewish tradition. In addition to eating only kosher-certified foods, not driving or watching TV on Shabbat (from sundown on Friday to an hour after sunset on Saturday) and appropriately dressing to standards of Orthodox Judaism, he is also maintaining a kosher website: BaltimoreJewishLife.com. "I have watched our community grow by leaps and bounds," Cohn said, referring to the Baltimore Jewish community. "There really needs to be a central focal point for everything that goes on in town. And people wanted a central spot, a clearinghouse of information." And that has to be a place where families, including Orthodox Jews, can feel comfortable…
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
From tutoring elementary school students, or Russian and Farsi speakers, to field work at Kayam Farm, The Associated lists numerous volunteer opportunities in the Pikesville area.
The Associated has a full list of volunteer opportunities in the Pikesville area. Here are a few: To review more volunteer options, visit the Get Involved page on The Associated's website. If you have volunteer opportunities to add to Pikesville Patch, visit our announcements page and click on the green button that says "Announce it to everyone."