9 episodes

Join The Associated each month as we sit down and talk with members of our community.

Hear the personal stories of Jewish Baltimore - from CEO’s to The Bagels Boys to Summer Camp Sweethearts. We’ll laugh, reminisce and learn a thing or two about what it means to build a strong community.

Pull Up A Chair – You’ll feel like you’re sitting in the room with us.

Pull Up A Chair The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore

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Join The Associated each month as we sit down and talk with members of our community.

Hear the personal stories of Jewish Baltimore - from CEO’s to The Bagels Boys to Summer Camp Sweethearts. We’ll laugh, reminisce and learn a thing or two about what it means to build a strong community.

Pull Up A Chair – You’ll feel like you’re sitting in the room with us.

    One Survivor's Story

    One Survivor's Story

    For this episode of Pull Up A Chair we take a close look at a very delicate topic...domestic violence in our community. 

    We hear the personal story of survival from *Rachel, a well-known member of our community and learn from CHANA Executive Director Lauren Shaivitz about the work they are doing especially during a pandemic.

    *Name and voice have been changed to protect her privacy.

    • 10 min
    Big Bro. Little Bro.

    Big Bro. Little Bro.

    When Jared Raitzyk was seven years old, his mother reached out to the Jewish Big Brother Big Sister program overseen by Jewish Community Services. Now more than 25 years later, his big brother, Seth Katzen, remains an important member of his family.

    Learn more about The Associated:
    associated.org/

    Learn more about Jewish Big Brother Big Sister:
    jcsbaltimore.org/

    Support our community:
    associated.org/give/

    • 9 min
    Addressing Food Insecurity in Our Own Backyard

    Addressing Food Insecurity in Our Own Backyard

    Access to food is a social justice issue. Even before the coronavirus disrupted our lives, millions of people nationwide struggled with being able to afford adequate amounts of nutritious food.

    Here's how we are dealing with the challenge of food security.

    • 8 min
    Opening Our Hearts and Homes

    Opening Our Hearts and Homes

    Learn about some of the deep connections that Baltimore shares with Ashkelon, its partner city in Israel. We talk with Harriette Wienner and Dixie Leikach who both hosted two of Baltimore's first Shinshinim (18-year old Israeli emissaries) and share their experiences all these years later.

    • 8 min
    Starting Over

    Starting Over

    What happens when a family leaves everything behind to escape antisemitism in the former Soviet Union, and in the process of starting over, discovers a new best friend?

    • 11 min
    Reducing Social Isolation with Voice Activated Technology

    Reducing Social Isolation with Voice Activated Technology

    • 6 min

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