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Monday, August 19, 2013
Picasso at the Lapin Agile

The Jewish Theatre Workshop and the JCC Present August’s Free Play Reading:
Picasso At The Lapin Agile
by Steve Martin
curated by Ariella McCown
Monday, August 19, 2013 at 7pm
Admission is FREE and refreshments will be served!

The Community Meeting Room – Weinberg Park Heights JCC
5700 Park Heights Avenue

This absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before Einstein transformed physics with his theory of relativity and Picasso set the art world afire with cubism. these two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness.

Join us for a casual evening of theatre as we read in a seated but lively style. Admission is free, and there is no need for a reservation. For more information, please visit www.jewishtheatreworkshop.org

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

In this hilarious murder mystery musical, based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens, eight suspects are introduced over the course of the show, each harboring his or her own devious motive. YOU will solve the mystery by voting for whodunnit! Tickets: $12, general admission; $10, students/senior citizens. Buy tickets online at bethtfiloh.com/edwindrood and join the BTCT “Mystery of Edwin Drood” Facebook event and invite your friends!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Advanced Funeral Planning at Temple Bat Yam



Two  representatives from Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury will discuss Advanced  Planning: how it is done, why you should do it, and service options.

Rabbi Warshaw  of Temple Bat Yam will also discuss funeral options and answer questions about  funerals and advanced planning


Tuesday, August 20, 2013
ALL THE KING’S HORSES: The Story of Gwynn Oak Amusement Park

A riveting documentary which chronicles the 1963 commitment of many ordinary, everyday people and their efforts to desegregate the privately owned Gwynn Oak Park during Maryland’s racially charged and turbulent civil rights era. Marching side by side and arm in arm were Whites, Jews, Blacks, priests, rabbis, ministers, businessmen, students, teachers, husbands, wives, and children. Many of these seemingly unlikely protestors were not the targets of discrimination. Yet, they left their comfortable homes and took time out of their busy lives to join the struggle; to be yelled at, jeered, spit upon and, even, beaten. This documentary attempts to capture the essence of not only their struggle but their motivation, the “why?”. Film makers Pete and Beverly O’Neal have amassed over 15 hours of eyewitness accounts, photographs from the now defunct News American newspaper, newly uncovered film footage, artifacts stored in garages and basements and personal narratives of those involved in the desegregation of the park. Exactly, who were the people involved, where were they from, what was their motivation and how has this endeavor profoundly affected the filmmakers?
Fun & Fellowship Following * Drinks & Snacks provided
Limited Seating * RSVP NECESSARY
FREE – Donations Gratefully Accepted (No one turned away)

Pikesville, MD 21208
RSVP Necessary due to Limited Seating
Directions and Parking Instructions given with confirmation

For More Info, Directions and to RSVP:
410-581-9022 or planetsoul@verizon.net

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - Sunday, August 25, 2013
On the Vine Festival at Martha’s Vineyard

Mega Martha’s Vineyard Festival To Benefit Kidney Disease Research in Israel

The inaugural “On the Vine” music and entertainment festival will be held in Martha’s Vineyard on Aug. 22-25, attracting celebrities and artists to raise awareness about kidney disease and support remarkable research at Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa.

On The Vine will be a four-day showcase of artistic, musical and theatrical talents united in reducing the prevalence of kidney disease among African Americans. Proceeds from the festival will go to benefit research by Professor Karl Skorecki, the director of medical and research development at Rambam, and colleagues who have identified the gene that marks the prevalence for kidney disease among people of African descent, thus paving the way for researchers to better prevent and treat conditions.

“As an observant Jew and a Jew living in Israel, I think that what I’m doing is a continuation of what millennia of others have done; the Jewish people have always tried to be at the forefront of tikun olam [repairing the world] and being a part of the universal message of trying your best. It’s a part of our heritage to reach to work with the Almighty to make the world a better place,” said Dr. Skorecki. “First and foremost, I am a physician and I am interested in discoveries that promote health and save lives, which is a Jewish and universal value.”

African Americans are 3.5 times more likely to suffer from kidney disease and some 12 million African Americans are diagnosed with the condition. About 30 percent of all patients treated for kidney failure are African American. Dr. Skorecki said that the public health and medical communities are noticing the research from Rambam “because of the vast potential to apply the discovery of the gene, the risk factor and its mechanism to help the African American community.”

Singer Natalie Cole, a kidney disease survivor, will headline the event with R&B musician Kenny “BabyFace” Edmonds. Also preforming will be comedian and actor Richard Lewis from the series Curb Your Enthusiasm. During the festival, there will be a silent auction of celebrity goods and appearances by an assortment of performers, including Grammy Award winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari, and jazz greats Kahil El Zabar, Roy Hargrove and James Carter.

American Friends of Rambam Executive Director Michele Segelnick said, “We are collaborating with ‘On The Vine’ to emphasize the importance of shedding light to the horrible impact kidney disease has had on the African American community and the potential of the research being conducted at Rambam. We are excited about all who have come together in support of this cause.”

Segelnick added, “We are proud to show how Israel, as the Jewish nation, is working to improve the health and the lives of other population groups. It is quintessential that Jews and non-Jews alike can benefit from Rambam’s research and innovation, because the hospital stands on offer fair and quality care to all individuals.”

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