Associated Overseas Blog

In Odessa, Winter Is Coming

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By: Marina Moldavanskaya Baltimore-Odessa Partnership Coordinator The whole city of Odessa is preparing for the coming winter. Although winter is always a challenging time in the...

I am a Mother of a Combat Soldier

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By Amian Kelemer (as read at Baltimore's Gathering for Solidarity on July 21, 2014) I am a lot of things. Daughter, sister, wife, mother. Teacher, colleague, friend... The...

Send in the Clowns

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By: Jill Max, Chair, The Associated's Israel Engagement Center I hate the circus. The primary reason for these feelings stems from my childhood and my...

Wake-Up Call

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By: Jill Max, Chair, The Associated's Israel Engagement Center I jolted out of bed to the sound of a siren blaring. Disoriented, I soon realized...

Happy Hour

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By Jill Max, Chair, The Associated's Israel Engagement Center Last night, I walked to the beautiful Tel Aviv port (don’t worry, there are plenty of...

URGENT

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By Jill Max, Co-chair, The Associated's Israel Engagement Center Tuli, my driver, greeted me with his handwritten sign and immediately launched into what I can...

Returning To My Home Away From Home

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By: Heather Greenebaum I was thrilled to get more involved with the Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership as part of my McDonogh High School senior project. Last summer,...

Celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut: A Split-Second of Culture

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   By Marisa Obuchowski Two years ago I embarked on a journey, a masa, to Israel for five months to live, explore and intern in Tel...

Challenging Times in Odessa

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By: Marina Moldavanskaya  Baltimore-Odessa Partnership Coordinator Historically, April is a special month for Ukraine. Liberation Day, celebrated on April 10, marked the day Odessa was liberated from...

Todah, Israel. You Surprised Me.

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By: Elizabeth Schuman Everyone asks me about the Heart to Heart mission to Israel. Was it incredible? Did you visit the Wall? How about Tel...