Maury Garten believes that inspired Jewish leadership begins with a strong understanding and appreciation of Pirkei Avot and the 613 mitzvahs of our faith. In particular, he believes that we all must have our deeds exceed our wisdom so that we will be like a “tree whose branches are few but whose roots are numerous.” Pirkei Avos Chapter 3, verse 12.
Maury has been a member of the JCC Board since 2005 and currently serves as the Chair of the Jewish Community Center of Baltimore, Inc. as well as the Chair of Strategic Visioning. Maury has also served in various community leadership positions including the head of the Young Adult Division of the Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore (2000-2001), Co-Chair of the Annual Fund of the McDonogh School (2000-2002), President of the Franklin and Marshall College Alumni Association (2004-2005), and a member of the Board of Directors of the Etz Chaim Center, Inc. (2012-2015).
Maury is a third generation lawyer and shareholder at Fedder and Garten Professional Association in Baltimore, Maryland with practice areas of Estates and Trusts, Real Estate and Corporate law. With his experience in estate planning, he has assisted both McDonogh School and the Kennedy Kreiger Institute with their development of their Planned Giving Campaigns. Maury is very proud that he was selected to appear on PBS television program the Antiques Roadshow with a family heirloom in January of 2008.
Maury’s lives in Baltimore with his wife Alice, who is an Instructor at the Community College for Baltimore County and who has served on the boards of the Baltimore Jewish Council and led the Holocaust Remembrance Commission. Maury and Alice have two daughters Leanne and Danielle. Leanne will shortly embark with Camp Ramah for its seminar in Poland and Israel and then will do a two-week internship for UNITAF in Israel supporting refugees. Danielle attends Camp Ramah and is active in BBYO in Baltimore.