Agencies & Programs Funded by The Associated

Our service agencies and programs make our community tick.

They handle everything from housing assistance to professional development, from special needs programming to senior living, from recreational activities to educational enrichment. We wouldn’t be the robust, uplifting community that we are without their tireless efforts.


American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

JDC is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, impacting millions of lives in more than 70 countries today. JDC leverages a century’s experience confronting poverty and crisis around the world to save the world’s poorest Jews, revitalize Jewish life, empower Israel’s future, develop tomorrow’s Jewish leaders and rescue victim of global emergencies.


Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University (BHI)

BHI supports the growing Judaic studies degree programs and courses on its campus, cultivates a vibrant, cohesive community for Master’s and Doctorate students in Judaic studies, and provides adult learners with an array of Hebrew language courses, community lectures and special programs.
410-704-7117 |


Baltimore Jewish Council (BJC)

BJC is the community relations and advocacy arm of The Associated. It is the designated representative of The Associated and its agencies, as well as the Greater Baltimore Jewish community, at all levels of government and is responsible for securing public funding to support their programs and needs. By developing policies and guidelines for action, through education and advocacy, BJC provides a forum for member organizations and individuals to respond to issues of interest and concern.
410-542-4850 |


CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.

CHAI strengthens neighborhoods with a significant Jewish presence by developing and enhancing housing, affecting community development, and supporting aging-in-community. CHAI creates coalitions around issues of common concern and develops public as well as private partnerships. They provide direct services to accomplish such objectives as maintaining and creating affordable housing, improving public spaces, encouraging investment and enhancing community pride.
410-500-5300 |



CHANA offers a Jewish community response to the needs of persons who experience abuse and other forms of interpersonal trauma. In providing crisis intervention education and consultation, CHANA advocates for community awareness, safety and healing.
410-234-0030 |


Council on Jewish Day School Education

The Council on Jewish Day School Education provides grants to local day schools to make tuition more affordable for families.


The Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development at the Weinberg Center (DFI)

DFI provides training and leadership development to communal professionals and to lay leaders serving the Greater Baltimore Jewish community. Informed by Jewish values, DFI cultivates individual growth, thereby strengthening organizations and the community.
410-843-7560 |


Edward A. Myerberg Center

Located in northwest Baltimore, the Edward A. Myerberg Center provides over 150 enriching programs each year for adults ages 55 and over, including classes in art, current events, literature and fitness. The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Fitness Center is the premier fitness center serving adults. All of our trainers are senior fitness specialists. The center’s Eating Together program is the largest in Baltimore city and serves 7,000 meals each year to seniors.
410-358-6856 |


Hebrew Burial and Social Services Society

Hebrew Burial and Social Services Society provides burial services for families that are not financially able to give their loved one a proper burial.


Hebrew Free Loan Association

For over 100 years, the Hebrew Free Loan Association has provided interest-free loans. When it was founded in 1898, HFLA may have helped a peddler start a business by lending him money to buy a horse and cart. Today, a would-be entrepreneur is more likely to need a computer than a horse, but the principle is the same. Whether you have a family emergency or a bar mitzvah to plan, doctors’ bills or a home in need of repair, Hebrew Free Loan can help.
410-843-7536 |


Goucher College Hillel

410-337-6545 |

Johns Hopkins University Hillel

410-516-0333 |

Towson University Hillel

410-704-4671 |

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Hillel

410-455-1329 |

University of Maryland College Park Hillel

301-422-6200 |

Hillel’s mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.


Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI)

Since 1929, JAFI has been working to secure a vibrant Jewish future. They are instrumental in founding and building the State of Israel and continue to serve as the main link between the Jewish state and Jewish communities everywhere. This global partnership has enabled us to address the Jewish people’s greatest challenges in every generation.


Jewish Cemetery Association

The Jewish Cemetery Association assists local Jewish cemeteries by acting as an advisor in areas of needs or concern such as maintenance, landscaping, record-keeping, etc. The Association does not actively seek to acquire cemeteries, but is there for assistance when cemeteries become financially or physically incapable of appropriately caring for the cemetery.


Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore

JCC Downtown

410-559-3618 |

Rosenbloom Owings Mills

410-356-5200 |

Weinberg Park Heights

410-542-4900 |
The JCC promotes and strengthens Jewish life and values through communal programs and activities for individuals and families.


Jewish Community Services (JCS)

JCS offers a wide range of services including counseling and therapy, addiction services, career services, prevention education, Big Brother Big Sister matches, resources for older adults and caregivers, care management services, services for people with special needs and volunteer opportunities.
410-466-9200 |


Jewish Federations of North America

JFNA represents 153 Jewish federations and more than 300 Network communities, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services and educational needs. The federation movement, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).
212-284-6500 |


Jewish Museum of Maryland at the Herbert Bearman Campus (JMM)

The JMM increases understanding of the American Jewish experience among diverse audiences. It interprets American Jewish history and culture, preserves the material record of Maryland Jewry, and engages the public in discourse about past, present and future issues of Jewish life.
410-732-6400 |


Jewish Volunteer Connection (JVC)

JVC creates a culture of volunteerism by providing a coordinated, centralized entry point for Baltimore Jewish community volunteers. JVC works to strengthen the Jewish community through high-quality, hands-on volunteer placements and projects, developed in partnership with agencies, congregations and other communal organizations.
410-843-7490 |


Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital*

Levindale is a mid-level geriatric facility, offering nursing home and outpatient services for the aged and chronically ill.
410-601-2400 |


The Louise D. & Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education (CJE)

Baltimore’s central agency for Jewish education serving local Jewish families, educators and schools. Sponsors a wide variety of Jewish engagement programs for families, professional development opportunities for educators, special education advocacy and programs, and educator benefits. Also, provides stipends for teen trips to Israel in addition to running the Israel Emissary Shin Shin program. Houses a full library of Jewish-themed books and multi-media resources such as DVDs, videos and software in addition to an educational gift shop and crafts room. Sponsors Gesher LaTorah Hebrew school program for children with special needs. Home to Baltimore’s PJ Library. Open to the public.
410-735-5000 |


Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC)

MIDC is a non-profit membership organization that helps to create jobs in both economies by promoting trade, joint ventures and investment between businesses and research institutions.
410-767-0695 |


Moishe House Baltimore

Moishe House, a pluralistic, international organization, provides meaningful Jewish experiences to young adults in their 20s. The innovative model trains, supports and sponsors young Jewish leaders as they create vibrant home-based communities for themselves and their peers.


Pearlstone Center

The Pearlstone Center is a retreat and conference center nestled in the beautiful Maryland countryside just outside of Baltimore. With 160-acres of pasture, woods and farmland, they offer the optimal setting for conferences and retreats with facilities designed to meet the needs of any organization. Their programs engage Jewish, faith-based, and secular organizations, individuals, and families. Pearlstone Center serves all ages and backgrounds throughout Baltimore, the Chesapeake region, and beyond. Pearlstone features year-round accommodations in 56 guest rooms for up to 306 people in hotel, dormitory and log cabin style lodging. This variety accommodates a range of preferences and budgets. All lodging has free WiFi access and includes bed linens, towels and soap. Campsite rentals offer ample outdoor space that boasts thee pools, a lake with boating facilities, sports fields, and can accommodate groups from 30 to 2,500 with parking on site. Hire your favorite caterer, organize a potluck, or bring your charcoal grill for a cookout. Enjoy healthy, delicious, home-style meals that highlight ingredients fresh from their own farm. Certified Kosher Meat/Dairy, under Orthodox Union.
410-500-5417 |



SHEMESH serves as a community-wide program providing the educational support necessary for Jewish children with learning differences to reach their full intellectual, academic, emotional and social potential in a Jewish setting. Services are offered in each school in accordance with the school’s educational and religious policies.
410-843-7524 |


Sinai Hospital of Baltimore*

Founded in 1866 as the Hebrew Hospital and Asylum, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore has evolved into a Jewish-sponsored health care organization providing care for all people. It is a nonprofit institution with a mission of providing quality patient care, teaching and research.
410-601-9000 |


* Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital and Sinai Hospital are constituent partner agencies that do not receive an allocation from The Associated Annual Campaign; however, they do receive funding from endowments managed by The Associated.


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