DFI Discovery Tour
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: The Weinberg Park Heights JCC Auditorium
For New Professionals
Explore and Experience The Associated and the Agencies and Programs that Make Our Community Tick
Join fellow new professionals on a bus tour to learn more about the agencies and programs that handle everything from housing assistance to advocacy, from special needs programming to volunteerism, from recreational activities to educational enrichment to educational enrichment and more. A kosher lunch will be provided.
Includes a taste of each agency and a Kosher lunch, networking with each other and meeting the agency Execs!
Schedule for the Day:
8:30 – Coffee and Welcome at the Park Heights JCC
10:00 – Bus to Owings Mills JCC
10:30 – Agency presentations and tour of JCC/JCS
11:30 – Bus to The Associated
12:00 – The Associated – Lunch and Presentations
1:00 – Bus to Jewish Museum
1:15 – JMM
2:15 – Bus to CHAI at Park Heights
3:00 – Agency Presentations
4:30 – Conclude
Visit and hear from most of these agencies of The Associated:
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 | baltjc.org
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 | chaibaltimore.org
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 | chanabaltimore.org
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 | thedfi.org
Goucher College Hillel
410-337-6545 | goucher.edu/hillel
Johns Hopkins University Hillel
410-516-0333 | hopkinshillel.org
Towson University Hillel
410-704-4671 | towson.hillel.org
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Hillel
410-455-1329 | umbchillel.org
University of Maryland College Park Hillel
301-422-6200 | marylandhillel.org
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 Community Center of Greater Baltimore
410-559-3618 | dbjcc.org
Rosenbloom Owings Mills
410-356-5200 | jcc.org
Weinberg Park Heights
410-542-4900 | jcc.org
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 | jcsbaltimore.org
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 | jewishmuseummd.org
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 | jvcbaltimore.org
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 | cjebaltimore.org
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 | pearlstonecenter.org
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 | shemeshbaltimore.org
The Associated strengthens and nurtures Jewish life by engaging and supporting community partners in Greater Baltimore, Israel and around the world. We accomplish our mission by transforming our values into action: