The Baltimore Jewish Council often works closely with The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods. The Office contributes to an improved quality of life for Baltimore City residents and facilitates communication between city government and its constituents, fosters cooperation between these entities and relays information in both directions to help ensure that community needs and concerns are being addressed.
The Baltimore Jewish Council served on the planning committees for the summit in 2008, 2010 and 2014. We look forward to participating in the event again in 2016.
The Baltimore Jewish Council has partnered with the Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation (GEDCO) including encouraging members of the Synagogue Social Action Task Force to donate items to the GEDCO CARES Pantry. In partnership with faith communities, GEDCO provides affordable housing with supportive services.
The Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives (GOCI) coordinates community and volunteer activities statewide and advises the Governor on policies to enhance and improve community programs.
The Institute for Islamic, Christian and Jewish Studies, or ICJS, addresses the contemporary challenges of religious pluralism by shaping a new relationship between Muslims, Christians and Jews. The Council often hosts joint programming with ICJS to expand interfaith dialogue in Maryland.
The Maryland Food Bank, an affiliate of Feeding America, was founded in 1979 to coordinate the procurement and distribution of food donations from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and government agencies to organizations providing free food to the state's hungry.
The mission of Special Olympics of Maryland (SOMD) is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.