Sharpen your skills with Hebrew classes at the Baltimore Zionist District or Baltimore Hebrew Institute.
BZD offers a beginner’s class that focuses on Hebrew basics and an advanced class that focuses on high level conversation. Each class costs $225. Sessions are ongoing. Email email@example.com for a full schedule.
BHI courses are $180 each session, fall and spring, including 10 classes in each session. Online registration is available at www.towson.edu/bhievents. Contact Jill Max at 410-704-7120 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
OPPORTUNITIES TO VISIT ISRAEL
Hadassah Missions: Take a Power Trip to Israel
Hadassah missions offer unforgettable journeys through Israel, whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced Israel traveler. Visit the link above for reduced rates for 6 different 2018 trips.
Associated Women’s Mission to Israel
From April 15-23, 2018 join The Associated Women’s mission to Israel! Experience the emotions of Israel on Yom Ha’Zikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Independence Day); exciting itinerary including seven full days, six nights in five-star accommodations.
Ever wanted to experience life on an Israeli army base? Sar-E places international volunteers on IDF bases for 1, 2, and 3 week service opportunities. Kosher meals, lodging, and work clothes are provided free! For more information, please e-mail VFI’s mid-Atlantic office!
ISRAEL ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION (NATIONAL & LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS)
American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC),
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is a bipartisan organization of U.S. citizens committed solely to strengthening, protecting and promoting the U.S.-Israel relationship in ways that enhance the security of the United States and Israel.
American Jewish Committee
AJC is the leading global Jewish advocacy organization, with unparalleled access to government officials, diplomats, and other world leaders. Through these relationships and our international presence, AJC is able to impact opinion and policy on the issues that matter most: combating rising antisemitism and extremism, defending Israel’s place in the world, and safeguarding the rights and freedoms of all people.
American Friends of Magen David Adom
American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) is the largest supporter of Magen David Adom worldwide. Magen David Adom is Israel’s national ambulance, blood-services, and disaster-relief organization, as well as Israel’s representative to the International Red Cross.
American Technion Society
The American Technion Society supports visionary education and world-changing impact through the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Our investments in the Technion’s growth and innovation advance critical research and technologies that serve the State of Israel and the global good.
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
Among the work that the Associated does, it places a strong emphasis on its Israel programming, including the Baltimore-Ashkelon partnership. Established in 2003, the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership has made meaningful and personal connections between the two cities a top priority.
Baltimore Zionist District (BZD)
Baltimore Zionist District prepares the ground for Zionism growth and flourish in the Baltimore Community. BZD’s activities, programs and events connect and strengthen the community of Baltimore with Israel.
Center for Jewish Education
The Macks Center for Jewish Education works to inspire Baltimore’s youth, families and community members to invest in a personal relationship with Israel through creative learning, relationship-building and experiential opportunities, rooted in the belief that Israel unifies our people and is essential to our identity as Jews. To that end, CJE helps educators find engaging and relevant methods and resources to impart these concepts.
Christians United for Israel (CUFI)
Christians United for Israel (CUFI) is the foremost Christian organization educating and empowering millions of Americans to speak and act with one voice in defense of Israel and the Jewish people. CUFI’s diversity across political, ethnic, generational and denominational lines maximizes our impact in communities, the media, on campus, and in our nation’s capital. CUFI is committed to confronting indifference and combatting anti-Semitism in all its forms wherever it may be found
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) is a non-political, non-military organization that provides for wellbeing of the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), veterans and family members. We are the single organization authorized to represent the IDF across the United States and Panama, as designated by Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, IDF Chief of the General Staff in March 2017 and by Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi, IDF Chief of the General Staff in February 2019.
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., was founded over a century ago, before Israel was a state, and before women could vote. Since that time, the organization has remained unwavering in its commitment to women’s health and well-being, to Israel, and to Jewish values and continuity. But while Hadassah’s heritage and mission remain as strong as ever, the role of women and Jewish culture here and in Israel, has evolved over time. The organization, too, has evolved, taking on new challenges and developing new programs.
HonestReporting monitors the news for bias, inaccuracy, or other breach of journalistic standards in coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It also facilitates accurate reporting for foreign journalists covering the region. HonestReporting is not aligned with any government or political party or movement.
Israel Action Network
The Israel Action Network builds a strong base of support for Israel and counters delegitimization in the context of two states for two peoples.
JCPA/Center for Public Affairs and the Center for Jewish Community Studies
JCPA is the national hub for more than 125 local Jewish Community Relations Councils, and 16 national Jewish agencies. Our mandate is to advance the interests of the Jewish people; support Israel’s quest for peace and security; to promote a just American society; and advocate for Human Rights around the world. JCPA leads the field in outreach to legislators, civic, racial, ethnic, and faith-based leaders. Backed by an unparalleled capacity to mobilize grassroots Jewish activism, we convene the organized Jewish community on key issues.
Israel Education with meaningful Jewish and Israel digital media content. Access the Jerusalem U Newsletter at https://medialab.jerusalemu.org/.
Jewish National Fund (JNF)
JNF strives to bring an enhanced quality of life to all of Israel’s residents and translate these advancements to the world beyond.
J Street organizes and mobilizes pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans who want Israel to be secure, democratic and the national home of the Jewish people.
JTA: Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency is the definitive, trusted global source of news and analysis on issues of Jewish interest and concern. Our reporting reflects the wide spectrum of religious, political and cultural identity that exists among Jews today.
Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds – a FINRA-member broker dealer that underwrites securities issued by the State of Israel in the United States – ranks among Israel’s most valued economic and strategic resources, with a record of proven success spanning nearly seven decades. Praised for its dependability, the Bonds organization has helped build every sector of Israel’s economy.
Maryland Israel Development Corporation (MIDC)
The Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC) is a non-profit “public-private partnership” of the Maryland Department of Commerce, Israel’s Ministry of Economy and Trade, and The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore to promote bi-lateral trade and economic development.
Nexus Israel News Update
The NEXUS:ISRAEL News Update is dedicated to informing entrepreneurs, innovators, thought leaders, and visionaries about the latest developments coming out of the Hebrew University.
Stand With Us
StandWithUs (SWU) is an international and non-partisan Israel education organization that inspires and educates people of all ages and backgrounds, challenges misinformation and fights antisemitism. SWU empowers and energizes students and communities with leadership training and educational programs on hundreds of college campuses, high schools, and middle schools. SWU informs through social media, print and digital materials, films, weekly newsletters and missions to Israel.