Advocacy Day 2017


Thank you to everyone who made our 2016 Advocacy Day such a success. Once again, we teamed up with the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington to make our unified voice heard in Annapolis. Over 300 community members joined us in Annapolis to meet with their legislators on the issues most important to our community. 


We are proud to report that two of our three Advocacy Day priority bills passed, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act and the Criminal Law-Stalking bill sponsored by Delegate Dumais. The ABLE Act will help Marylanders with disabilities save for disability-related expenses without losing the essential benefits provided through private insurance, Medicaid or the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. The Criminal Law- Stalking bill will help victims of stalking by expanding the definition of stalking from only “malicious” behavior to include acts by stalkers who intend to cause, or know or reasonably should have known that their conduct would cause, serious emotional distress to another. This piece of legislation will directly help several CHANA clients to achieve the relief they need from their perpetrators.


Did you miss Advocacy Day? Read through our participant packet materials below to find out what community members discussed.

2016 Legislative Priorities

- Budget One Pager

- ABLE Act One Pager

- Stalking and Harassment One Pager

- Voter Registration One Pager


We covered Advocacy Day live on social media? Visit our Facebook page or Twitter account to view it or search #MJV16 on Twitter. We also had a full recap in the Jewish Times!


Stay tuned for information on our 2017 Advocacy Day in Annapolis!

  • Adrienne Jones Meets BJC & JCRC Leaders

  • Leadership meets with Speaker Busch's staff.

  • ECYP & STAC fellows participate in a debate.

  • ECYP & STAC Fellows pose for a photo after their Advocacy Day activities.

  • Senator Roger Manno speaks to BJC member Rabbi Ariel Sadwin.

  • Advocacy Day 2016

  • Senator Bobby Zirkin speaks to Associated & BJC leaders.

  • Delegates Stein & Morhaim speak to the Advocacy Day participants.

  • Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford and Attorney General Brian Frosh shake hands.

  • Sec. of State Wobensmith meets BJC members.


Lessons of the Shoah



Thursday, November 10

The John Carroll School

8:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.


A day of exploration and dialogue for high school teachers and their students, using the Holocaust and its lessons as a starting point to encourage tolerance, understanding and respect between students of different backgrounds.


For more information or to register contact Louise Geczy at or 410-838-8333.