Community Partners and Resources


Baltimore City Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods

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.


Baltimore Immigration Summit

The Baltimore Immigration Summit is a one-day event which brings together academics, policy makers, service providers, activists, community leaders, and others working with and for New Americans (immigrants and refugees) in our region. The Baltimore Jewish Council has served on the planning committees for the summit since 2008.


Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation

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.


Governor's Office of Community Initiatives

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.


Institute for Islamic, Christian and Jewish Studies 

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.



If you’re looking to get connected to life in Jewish Baltimore, you’ve come to the right place. jLINK is your guide to all of the resources –  caregivers, charities, camps, legal services, and more – right in your neighborhood! If you’d like to talk to us in person, call us at 410-466-9200.


Maryland Food Bank

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.


Special Olympics of Maryland

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.

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