Baltimore, MD - Feb. 8, 2016 - On Sunday, January 31, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore became the first Federation to be presented with Israel Bonds Israel68 Commemorative Medallion Award.

The Award was presented to The Associated in recognition for the scope of its work within the Greater Baltimore Jewish community as well as Israel, where it has a sister city relationship with Ashkelon. In addition, The Associated has a long-standing relationship with Israel Bonds. Since 2008, the organization has partnered with Israel Bonds Maryland, by being a 100 percent match partner for all Israel Bonds purchased during the High Holidays.

The Israel68 Award symbolizes the accomplishments Israel has realized since achieving independence, and highlights the worldwide Jewish partnership that has helped the nation fulfill its destiny as “a light unto nations.” Award recipients embody the highest standards of leadership, as demonstrated by their exceptional dedication to Israel and perpetuation of Jewish values and ideals.

“This is a wonderful honor for our Federation. We are proud to be recognized for the work we do in support of Israel, for the ongoing partnership we have developed with Israel Bonds and for our continued commitment to building a strong Jewish state,” said Marc B. Terrill, President of The Associated.

Associated President Marc B. Terrill and Associated Chair of the Board Mark Neumann accepted the award, given at the Israel Bonds Prime Minister’s Club Dinner in Boca Raton, Florida.

The Associated is among 13 honorees receiving this award.

(L-R):  Israel Bonds President and CEO Izzy Tapoohi; Bonds Chairman of the Board Richard Hirsch; Israel Bonds Maryland General Campaign Vice Chairman Rina Janet; Mark D. Neumann; Marc B. Terrill; Israel Bonds Maryland General Campaign Chairman Ed Jacobson; and Fred Zeiden, chairman of the Israel Bonds National Campaign Advisory Council.