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A space for teens & adults to share reflections & thoughts on 4Front experiences.
Meet Isabel Lunken: 4Front’s Engagement Associate
Meet Isabel Lunken: 4Front’s Engagement Associate
Calendar September 18, 2023

Isabel is a recent graduate with a bachelor’s in architecture and minor in entrepreneurial studies- she is excited to bring her entrepreneurial & peer learning experiences as she runs our…

Meet Our 2023-2024 4Front Advisory Committee Co-Chairs
Meet Our 2023-2024 4Front Advisory Committee Co-Chairs
Calendar August 31, 2023

Shari Malinow and Karen Pearlstone are the new co-chairs of 4Front’s Advisory Committee- which serves as a sounding board for program feedback and advice and works to advocate for Jewish…

What it means to be a Diller Teen Fellow
What it means to be a Diller Teen Fellow
Calendar August 7, 2023

Rose Seidman shares her experience as a Diller Teen Fellow.  What led you to apply to be a Diller Teen Fellow?  I decided to apply to be a Diller Teen…

The Jewish Community by Cora Selzer
The Jewish Community by Cora Selzer
Calendar June 13, 2023

Hi everyone, my name is Cora and I was one of the Peer Leadership Fellows this past year. These past 9 or so months have been such a great experience…

Recruitment and interpersonal skills in the Jewish Community by Sophia Klaff
Recruitment and interpersonal skills in the Jewish Community by Sophia Klaff
Calendar June 13, 2023

Interpersonal skills, often referred to as “people skills” or “soft skills,” are the glue that binds our social fabric together. They are the foundation upon which we build meaningful relationships,…

A Message from Or Caduri, Relational Engagement Senior Associate
A Message from Or Caduri, Relational Engagement Senior Associate
Calendar May 17, 2023

Dear 4Front Teens, Parents, and Supporters, I wanted to let you all know that I have accepted an opportunity at Cornell University Hillel in Ithaca, NY and will be leaving…

Social Innovation Fellowship Demo Day
Social Innovation Fellowship Demo Day
Calendar May 2, 2023

On Sunday April 30, 2023 at Maryland Public Television, families, students, and business professionals joined together for 4Front’s Social Innovation Fellowship Demo Day. The Social Innovation Fellowship, a 4Front Signature…

A 4Front Parenting Perspective 
A 4Front Parenting Perspective 
Calendar April 27, 2023

Sharri Rochlin shares the positive impact 4Front has had on her daughter as a Peer Leadership Fellows and Diller Teen Fellows. 4Front truly is a gift to the Baltimore Jewish…

<strong>Why I’m involved with 4Front</strong>
Why I’m involved with 4Front
Calendar April 17, 2023

Jordan T., 10th Grader, Current Peer Leadership Fellow, Social Innovation Fellowship Alumna shares what it means to involved with 4Front. Featured from left to right: Gabi M., Zach, Jordan T….

How our Family is a 4Front Family
How our Family is a 4Front Family
Calendar April 10, 2023

The Lenet family shares their experiences as a 4Front parent, Social Innovation Fellow and Diller Teen Fellows. Melissa Lenet: 4Front parent and advisory committee member 4Front has been wonderful for…

Opening the Door to 4Front 
Opening the Door to 4Front 
Calendar March 29, 2023

Merritt Miller, shares her thoughts about her experiences as a parent of children who are 4 Front participants.  What are some positive things about the 4Front teen programs? The 4Front…

Only the beginning of the Jewish Journey
Only the beginning of the Jewish Journey
Calendar March 8, 2023

By Randi Benesch After our son’s bar mitzvah, we hoped that was only the beginning of his Jewish journey- knowing there is so much more for him here in this…

Meet Barak Stockler: 4Front’s Diller Coordinator
Meet Barak Stockler: 4Front’s Diller Coordinator
Calendar March 1, 2023

Join us as we give a warm welcome to Barak Stockler, 4Front’s new Diller Coordinator. A recent transplant to Baltimore and the newest member of the team, Barak spent the…

Keeping Baltimore Warm 
Keeping Baltimore Warm 
Calendar January 19, 2023

Written by: Issac Garonzik and Grace Miller Hello, 4Front community! We are Grace Miller and Isaac Garonzik, the co-founders of Keeping Baltimore Warm. Our organization brings comfort and warmth to…

Find Me on the 4Front: Jasmine S.
Find Me on the 4Front: Jasmine S.
Calendar November 30, 2022

Jasmine is a senior at Beth Tfiloh. She plays volleyball and manages the girls’ basketball and boys lacrosse teams. This summer she worked as a lifeguard and Culinary Camp counselor…

Find Me on the 4Front: Jakub L.
Find Me on the 4Front: Jakub L.
Calendar November 8, 2022

Jakub Lichterman is in 10th grade at Beth Tfiloh High School in Pikesville. He enjoys fencing and the Dungeons and Dragons roleplaying game. Jakub was a previous participant in SIF:…

Find me on the 4Front: Jack H.
Find me on the 4Front: Jack H.
Calendar September 30, 2022

Jack Harburger is a student at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in Baltimore City. He is a soccer goalie for both a club team and his high school team. He loves doing…

4Front in the News: Baltimore’s Jewish Teen Initiative 4Front Awarded Grants to Continue Strengthening Jewish Life
4Front in the News: Baltimore’s Jewish Teen Initiative 4Front Awarded Grants to Continue Strengthening Jewish Life
Calendar September 19, 2022

4Front, the Baltimore Jewish community’s comprehensive teen initiative housed at the JCC, is proud to announce that it has received several funding renewals to further its work strengthening Jewish teen…

Find me on the 4Front: Rachel K.
Find me on the 4Front: Rachel K.
Calendar September 14, 2022

Rachel Kipperman, is a senior at Roland Park Country School. She really enjoys playing softball, baking sweets, and hanging out with with friends How did you first get involved with…

Meet Sophia Veron: 4Front’s Assistant Director
Meet Sophia Veron: 4Front’s Assistant Director
Calendar September 7, 2022

Join us as we give a warm welcome to Sophia Varon, 4Front’s new Assistant Director. Sophia is a New York native, excited to join Baltimore’s warm and welcoming community. She…

Find me on the 4Front: Owen B.
Find me on the 4Front: Owen B.
Calendar August 29, 2022

Owen Burns is a 2022 graduate from the Friends School of Baltimore. He lives in Owings Mills, Maryland and will be attending Washington and Lee University in the fall. During…

Find me on the 4Front: Sophia H.
Find me on the 4Front: Sophia H.
Calendar August 16, 2022

Sophia Hobby is a rising Sophomore at The Park School of Baltimore. She’s a musician with a love for learning and she loves getting involved in her community. Last year…

4Front Staffing Update
4Front Staffing Update
Calendar August 5, 2022

Dear 4Front Teens, Parents, and Families, I am writing you all with some bittersweet news. After almost 5 incredible years, August 8th will be my last day at the JCC…

Meet Or Caduri: 4Front’s Relational Engagement Senior Associate
Meet Or Caduri: 4Front’s Relational Engagement Senior Associate
Calendar April 29, 2022

Join us as we give a warm welcome to Or Caduri, 4Front’s new Relational Engagement Senior Associate. As the Baltimore Jewish community’s comprehensive teen initiative, 4Front serves as a hub…

Update from the 4Front
Update from the 4Front
Calendar January 12, 2022

Dear families, friends, and colleagues, Happy New Year! With 2022 upon us, 4Front is looking ahead to a year full of opportunities, transitions, and growth. As we begin this new…

Eliana Palmer – Why TJJ?
Eliana Palmer – Why TJJ?
Calendar October 19, 2021

Why TJJ? Why not?! A month in the holy land?! Who could think of a better way to spend your summer?! For me, I had been weighing out my summer options since…

Lexi Singer – BBYO’s “Israel Journey”
Lexi Singer – BBYO’s “Israel Journey”
Calendar August 16, 2021

My name is Lexi and this summer I visited Israel through BBYO’s “Israel Journey.” Going into the trip, I was excited for all of the typical tourist things, like visiting…

Emma Paige – Peer Leadership Fellows Experience
Emma Paige – Peer Leadership Fellows Experience
Calendar June 10, 2021

My name is Emma and I was a Peer Leadership Fellow from January 2019 to January 2020. When I first applied to PLF, I had no idea what I was…

Eli Friedman – The Significance of Social Entrepreneurship
Eli Friedman – The Significance of Social Entrepreneurship
Calendar May 11, 2021

This blog was written by Social Innovation Fellow Eli Friedman for En Root: The Outgrowth Monthly Newsletter. Outgrowth is an innovative education and engagement organization that designs experiential and immersive learning opportunities for…

Nancy Solomon – Parenting Unpacked: Session 1
Nancy Solomon – Parenting Unpacked: Session 1
Calendar March 17, 2021

We get a lot of emails…. I was lucky enough to open, read and respond to the email from 4Front’s new parent program, Parenting Unpacked: A Resource, Toolbox, and Support Network…

Elli Nesterovsky – Resetting the Table with ECYP
Elli Nesterovsky – Resetting the Table with ECYP
Calendar March 1, 2021

This blog was written by Social Innovation Fellow Eli Friedman for En Root: The Outgrowth Monthly Newsletter. Outgrowth is an innovative education and engagement organization that designs experiential and immersive learning opportunities for…

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