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Meetings at a Glance
2020 - 2021
March 18, 2021
May 13,
June 17,

Meeting Dates and Information

Please look for Virtual Postings from our Organizations

All Federation meetings are open to every member of every constituent organization!

March Meeting
: March 18, 2021
Time:9:30 am
Location: Zoom meeting
Topic: Challenges For Women During Covid
Guest Speakers: Panel Discussion...
Our first speaker will be Laura Weeldreyer, Executive Director of the Maryland Family Network who will address: COVID: Effects on the Family Unit.
Ms. Weeldreyer has previously served as the chief officer for Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. She has also worked nationally on a variety of education reform projects with school systems, state departments of education and nonprofit organizations, and as a senior consultant for a public sector management consulting firm. Ms. Weeldreyer worked as a senior fellow with the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and as a member of the Maryland State Board of Education.

Our second presenter is Lauren Shavitz, the Executive Director of CHANA who will discuss
Abuse Issues During COVID
Ms. Shavitz found her passion for helping abuse victims during her freshman year at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY when she completed an extensive training session on how to be a rape crisis hotline volunteer. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a dual degree in law and social work and then worked at The House of Ruth Maryland's Marjorie Cook Domestic Violence Legal Clinic. Lauren implemented domestic violence training sessions for medical personnel at Sinai Hospital's Family Violence Program and worked as a forensic interviewer at the Baltimore Child Abuse Center.

And finally, we are so pleased to have Vinnie DeMarco, President of the Maryland Citizen's Initiative who will present information regarding Equity in Healthcare.
Mr. DeMarco's Initiative is a coalition of over one thousand organizations seeking to ensure quality, and affordable health care for all Marylanders. Mr. DeMarco is also the Board chair of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Mr. DeMarco's work is the subject of a book by national advocacy leader Michael Pertschuk entitled, The DeMarco Factor: Transforming Public Will into Political Power.

CHANA is in dire need of support for women having difficulties during the pandemic.

Please help us purchase gift cards for them and make your check payable to:
Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations of MD. Mail checks to Linda Roedel, 113 Old House Ct., Baltimore, Maryland 21208.

104th Annual Convention (Virtual)
Date: May 13, 2021
Time:9:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Zoom meeting
Topic: Welcoming the Stranger: Immigration Today
Guest Speaker: Sheela Murthy, Founder and president of the Murthy Law Firm and one ranked as one of the world's leading U.S. immigration law firms.

We will be presenting the E.B. Hirsh Lifetime Achievement Award to Alyson Friedman, Community Leader. Please join us as we present the Women Who Welcome Awards to a deserved woman from each of our contituent organizations. You can visit our Award Page for a listing of names.

Upcoming Events by our Organizations

Please look for our Virtual meetings

March 1 (Meeting at 11:30 a.m.; Speaker at 12:00 noon) – Abby Stein - American transgender author, activist, blogger, model, speaker, and rabbi. She is the first openly transgender woman raised in a Hasidic community, and is a direct descendant of Hasidic Judaism's founder the Baal Shem Tov. Abby will join us LIVE from New York. Registration due by Friday, February 19.
See below for registration information

May 24 (Meeting at 1:30 p.m.; Speaker at 2:30 p.m.)* – Marin Alsop - American conductor and violinist. She is currently music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. Registration due by Friday, May 14.
See below for registration information

Individual Meeting and Subscription Costs & Registration
(All meetings will be live via Zoom and by invitation only!)
Beth El Sisterhood member $10/individual prog.; $75/subscription
Beth El Congregation member (non-Sisterhood member) $13/individual prog.; $100/subscription
Non-member of Beth El Congregation or Sisterhood $15/individual prog.; $115/subscription
To register for individual programs, please click on one of the following forms:
Individual Program Registration - Pay via Credit Card
Individual Program Registration - Pay via Check (print and send with check)
For more information about individual programs registration, please contact:
Marcia Boonshaft at or 410-484-3112

To register for a subscription, please click on one of the following forms:
Subscription Registration - Pay via Credit Card
Subscription Registration - Pay via Check (print and send with check)
**Please note, ALL subscriptions must be submitted
by Friday, September 4, 2020
For more information about subscription registration, please contact:
Phyllis Cutler at or 410-486-3895

Saturday, February 27, 2021, 9:30 A.M., Sisterhood Shabbat on Zoom. Shelly Hettleman  Md State Senator will be the speaker. Contact Edie Meyers 410-998-9553 for Zoom information.

During the pandemic with many people not leaving home or working from home some CHANA clients are trapped with their abusers. The staff of CHANA is working tirelessly to assist in these difficult circumstances.

You can help CHANA clients by purchasing gift cards for Giant Food and gas and mailing the cards to Lauren Shaivitz, 11708 Greenspring Ave
Lutherville, MD 21093.

If you are cleaning closets you can drop off your unwanted clothing, shoes, linens and stuffed animals (in tied plastic bags, please) - at one of CHANA'S three clothing sheds. Please note that we cannot accept housewares, books, toys, electronics or breakables. THANK YOU!
Drop off boxes are located at Beth Tfiloh Congregation, 3300 Old Court Rd (lot near the main entrance)
Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Ave (small parking lot to the left of the front entrance)
Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave (lower parking lot)

Sunday, March 21. 2021 - Mah Jong Tournament. (Place and time TBD)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - Donor - The Suburban Country Club - 11:00AM

April 13, 2021 - Virtual Cell-a-Brate Event. 5:00 p.m.

Winter 2021 - Development Corporation for Israel / Israel Bonds Maryland Women's Division Annual Game Day is tentatively scheduled as a Virtual Event - More details to follow.

February- Virtual meeting and tour of Horizon Day Camp for Children with Cancer. Date TBD

Wednesday, March 1- Virtual Purim Masquerade Party and Scavenger Hunt

June 9, 2021- 50th Anniversary Donor Luncheon at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

August 11, 2021- Day of Games at Pappas Restaurant in Cockeysville.

"Fill Your Cup" Zoom Programs, every Wednesday from 1:30-2:30pm:
February 24 - TBA

Join on Zoom each week:

Monday, March 22, 2021 60th Interfaith Institute "Lens or Blindfold? Religious Faith and the Challenges of Our Time" presented by Rabbi Michael Marmur, Associate Professor of Jewish Theology at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, 9:30-12noon on zoom; email for more Information.


The Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations of Maryland is the Oldest Jewish Women's Federation in the Country

Founded 1916


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