The Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development at the Weinberg Center recently congratulated its most recent Friedman Fellows.

The DFI is a program of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore.

The 2019 Friedman Fellows are: Danielle Ashendorf, Stoler Early Childhood Education site director at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore; Michelle Cherry, director of alumni relations at the Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School; Shira Heideman, Park Heights program director at the JCC; Donna Kasoff, director of endowment development at The Associated; Andrea Levin, program associate of nonprofit partnership at Jewish Volunteer Connection; Noah Mitchel, assistant director of community relations at the Baltimore Jewish Council; Jen Brown Platt, assistant director of the E. B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center; Sarah Rovin, young adult engagement manager at the Pearlstone Center; Jacqueline Yahr, director of charitable planning at The Associated.

The objective of the Friedman Fellowship is to help the DFI and Baltimore’s Jewish community to attract, develop and retain high-quality professionals to lead and deliver services of excellence.

Friedman Fellows are nominated by their organizations. If selected, they receive $5,000 to use over a two-year period of time on professional development opportunities. In this way, they improve their competencies and Jewish learning to advance their careers in the Jewish communal field.

Applications are now being accepted for Friedman Fellowship funds for 2019-2020. They will be due by Aug. 15, 2019. Learn more and view the application at