Category Archives: Israel

Relationships Matter When it Comes to Israel

Did you know that last year the United States Congress appropriated THREE BILLION DOLLARS in security assistance to Israel as part of the overall Foreign Aid Bill?  Or that more than three quarters of both the House and Senate recently … Continue reading

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Honor Gilad’s Return with a Tree

Jewish National Fund wanted to do something meaningful to celebrate the momentous occasion of Gilad Shalit’s homecoming. In his honor, anyone can plant a tree in Israel for free and send a personalized certificate to the Shalit family. Gilad’s long-awaited … Continue reading

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How well do you know your sister city?

The Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership, launched in 2003, has set people-to-people connections as its top priority. Through a variety of venues, the Partnership provides a wonderful opportunity for Baltimoreans and Ashkelonim to bond with their brothers and sisters overseas on issues of … Continue reading

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Baltimore-Ashkelon Virtual Community Launch Party!

A new interactive website has just launched for the Baltimore Jewish community, but it takes interactions outside of Baltimore and across the ocean to our sister city in Israel, Ashkelon. The new website, http://www.baltimoreashkelon.org, will go live to the public … Continue reading

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PHOTO: ECYP Teens Get Trained to Advocate for Israel

On August 4, students from the Baltimore Jewish Council’s Elijah Cummings Youth Program (ECYP) visited the StandWithUs (SWU) Israel office for a lecture with Michelle Rojas-Tal, Director of Diaspora Education. ECYP in Israel brings together African-American and Jewish students from … Continue reading

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Brooke Kasoff

After two extensive days of traveling and waking up jet lagged the swim team and I were excited to finally make it to the pool.  We knew we were really in Israel when we looked above the pool and saw … Continue reading

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Updates from our first two days at JCC Maccabi!

jcc maccabi games and artsfest update!!!  Games updates right from the coaches themselves!!  Volleyball: game 1) baltimore v. westchester/albuquerque/phoenix  Split- 25-16/ 14-25, strong serving by Shiraz LaDeaux (st.Louis) and Toby Dubin, great first match!!  Game 2) v. San Francisco, won … Continue reading

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