IMPACT’s “Bring Your Own Brunch”

Photos, Video & Text courtesy The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore

On April 19, 2020, young adults around the community took a morning off to zoom into “Bring Your Own Brunch.” This virtual event – hosted by IMPACT, the young adult division of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore – was based off their successful “Table for 8” program that brought together like-minded young adults together for informal conversations over a meal.

Ali Duhan, IMPACT senior development associate, hosts the event.

 Jen Arman Lieberman kicked off the brunch with an overview of The Associated and its current work  in response to COVID-19.

Pictured (Top to Bottom, Left to Right) Ali Duhan, IMPACT; Rich Topaz, BGS Chair/Miles and Stockbridge; Katie Fink, Lorax Partnerships LLC; Jesse Elkin, SC&H Group; Jen Arman Lieberman, Baltimore County Public Schools and Jake Lieberman, Real Estate Construction; Phillip Chalker, Law Office of Phillip E. Chalker; Sarah Jacobs, Chizuk Amuno Congregation; Sara Guaquil; Wendy Cohen, Black & Decker; Micah Saviet, UMD School of Social Work student; Matt Peterson, Baltimore Jewish Council; and Adam Rudel, Baltimore Ravens and Rebecca Ellison, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

After initial introductions, the group split into private chat rooms of four to five people. It was a chance to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones while discussing what each of them have been up to during the pandemic.

They even shared a few recipes. 

At the conclusion, the groups came back together to catch up and learn about upcoming virtual events in the community.

Pictured (Top to bottom, Left to Right) Alexandra Levine; Ali Duhan, IMPACT; Rachel Samakow, Injured Workers Insurance Fund; Jesse Elkin, SC&H Group; Amy Singer; and Sarah Jacobs, Chizuk Amuno Congregation

More events are expected to follow based on the positive feedback from participants.

Photos, Video & Text courtesy The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore

Sloane Brown

Baltimore's longtime fashion and social scene reporter, Sloane is the founder/managing editor of Baltimore Snap.