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Chizuk Amuno Congregation and Schools
150th Anniversary Campaign 

This campaign is a fundraising effort centered on impactful investments for the future of our beloved congregation. Our vision is centered on four core areas- all playing their own role in safeguarding the financial stability and vitality of Chizuk Amuno Congregation and Schools. With inspirational and visionary leadership, we are poised to reimagine a dynamic twenty-first century congregation.

This is your opportunity to plant for the next generation, as the previous generations have done for us.

Our primary goals include increasing and promoting multi-year commitments for our Annual Campaign and Endowment to better strategize our annual budget while planning for our long-term programming and institutional priorities. The yearly draw from our endowment offsets our annual operating budget and stabilizes membership dues and school tuition, regardless of the state of the economy, inflation, and consistent cost increases.

We have four prongs to our campaign to encourage and afford all of our members the ability to be part of this collective commitment to building the future of our community.

Ways to Give

  • A gift to our General Endowment- You can help secure Chizuk Amuno Congregation and Schools’ and Krieger Schechter Day School’s financial stability for the future by helping us grow our endowment which offsets membership costs and our annual operating budget.  Pledge Here

  • An increased one-time gift or multi-year commitment to the Annual Campaign- While we are in the midst of this milestone campaign, we are grateful for those who can go above and beyond their typical support with an additional gift to the endowment. However, we do not want the Annual Campaign to suffer. The Annual Campaign is our lifeline. Increasing your annual gift in honor of the 150th, or pledging your gift for multiple years, would help us plan strategically over time rather than year-to-year, which limits our ability to plan long-term. An unrestricted annual gift allows us to allocate your contribution where the need is greatest. Pledge Here. 

  • The Goldsmith Early Childhood Center Renovation Project- We are thrilled to have renderings for a new office and lobby which will upgrade the entrance to our preschool. The preschool is our pipeline for the next generation to both our Rosenbloom Religious School and Krieger Schechter Day School. The safety and security of our schools is our top priority. This renovation will bring our aging building to current market security standards. We have raised 50% of our goal. We need your help to raise $300,000 and make this project possible. Pledge Here

  • Consider making a legacy gift- We make plans to ensure that our loved ones are cared for after our lifetime. Why wouldn’t we also ensure that the institutions and values that matter to us are also cared for in perpetuity? A planned gift would welcome you to our Bonei Amuno Legacy Society and inspire others to support Chizuk Amuno for generations to come. By completing this form, your legacy gift can be counted toward our 150th campaign goals. 

  • Do you have other ideas of what you would like to support? This campaign is not one-size-fits-all. We’d love to have a conversation to help make your gift as meaningful as possible.

If you are interested in exploring a conversation about how you can support the campaign, please contact Rebecca Rudel, Director of Development and Major Gifts, at or 410-486-6400 ext. 272.

150th Anniversary Donor Recognition Levels 

Our Visionary Supporters  - $500,000 and above 

Lloyd Street Society - $180,000 and above

McCulloh Street Society - $50,000 and above

Eutaw Place Society - $25,000 and above 

Stevenson Road Society - $5,000 and above 

Thank you to our 150th Campaign Supporters: 

Our Visionary Supporters

Gifts of $1,000,000 and above 

Michelle and Howard Rosenbloom

Naming our sanctuary, the Ben and Esther Rosenbloom Sanctuary 

Lowell Glazer

Establishing the Lowell and Harriet Glazer High School Program Endowment Fund 

Alena and David M. Schwaber

Establishing the David M. and Alena Schwaber Endowment Fund 

Josh Goldsmith

Establishing the Goldsmith Family Early Childhood Center Endowment in honor of his parents, Beth and Harold Goldsmith, to ensure its future prosperity 

Our Lloyd Street Society Donors

Gifts of $180,000 and above

Sandy and David Abramoff

Forrest Foss

Ruth and Jay Lenrow

Bonnie and Pacy Oletsky

Larry Pakula (z”l)

Ronnie Kleiman

Our McCulloh Street Society Donors

Gifts of $50,000 and above

*Gifts of $100,000 to $150,000

*Gifts of $50,000 to $99,999

Les Berman

Roxy and Norman Buchsbaum

Beth Goldsmith and The Goldsmith Family Foundation

Fritzi and Bob Hallock

Gail Oppel

Annette Pakula

Randi and Harel Turkel

Lois Halpert

Dixie and Neil Leikach

Elke and Arnold Neuburger

The William and Irene Weinberg Family Foundation

The Blavatt Family



Our Eutaw Place Society Donors

Gifts of $25,000 and above

Lindsey and Ryan Brook

Jamie and Marc Cohen

Herbert Garten

Alice and Maury Garten

Elissa and Josh Gruenberg

Annie Grossberg and Jacob Hodes

Amanda and Stuart Levine

Allan and Charlene Macht Philanthropic Fund

Beth Perlman

Leslie and Steve Pomerantz

Anne and David Young

Our Stevenson Road Society Donors

Gifts of $5,000 and above

Sarah Manekin and Ari Abramson

Beth and Albert Blumberg

Barbara Scott and Jonathan Bromberg

Jenny and Ziv Gamliel

Harry Halpert

Ann and Richard Hantgan

Sheila and Jordan Harburger

Natalie and Alexander Hendler

Harriet and Alan Kanter

Hilary and Jonny Lewis

Cindy and Robert Max

Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Fund

Hazel and Michael Radowsky

Laura and Richard Reaven

Mindy and Jeffrey Rosen

Barbara and Jeffrey Snyder

Heller and Ari Zaiman

 Thank you to our: 

Development Committee

Harel Turkel, Chair - VP of Development
Lee Densky
Bob Hallock 
Amanda Levine
Gail Oppel 
Liz Minkin- Friedman 
Alan Kanter 
Jonny Lewis


150th Kickoff Co-Chairs

Amy & Jason Blavatt
Melanie Glickson & Jonathan Thierman 
Mindy & Jeffrey Rosen

KSDS 36th Anniversary Endowment Campaign Supporters

150th Kickoff Sponsors

Kitchen Saver
SOS Technology
Defender One Security
The Komins Family
Lutherville Law Group

Solar Panel Supporters

In the News:

  • JMORE Article on 150th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration with Rabbi Cosgrove - Read Here

  • Baltimore Jewish Times: Chizuk Amuno marks 150th anniversary  Read Here

Sun, February 5 2023 14 Shevat 5783