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Sunday, November 3, 2013
MedStar Health Blood Drive

Sunday, November, 3rd from 10:00AM – 2:30PM at Temple Oheb Shalom. 

Call or email Marcy Silver at 443-278-9345 or marcy@templeohebshalom.org

MedStar Health Blood Donor Services is part of MedStar Health, the largest, not-for-profit hospital system in the Baltimore – Washington region. They supply thousands of blood products each year to MedStar Health hospitals, which save literally thousands of lives right in our communities.  MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, Franklin Square Medical Center, Harbor Hospital, and Union Memorial Hospital are MedStar Health hospitals serving members in our community.

Blood donations provide life support treatment to accident victims, surgical patients, and patients receiving treatment for cancer, leukemia, hemophilia and other diseases.  These are patients who visit MedStar Health hospitals everyday! 

For more information on MedStar Health Blood Donor Services, visit

https://www.donatebloodmedstar.org and click the learn more tab.

Sunday, November 3, 2013
The Curiosity Crew and Lucy Buckle

With the prevalence of the disorder, new performances and events have sprung up to address the need and are directed at making accommodations for these children called “sensory-friendly concerts,” and the Gordon Center for the Performing Arts will host a sensory concert on November 3 from 11:15 am to 12 pm with carnival games prior to the show from 10 to 11 am.

Unlike traditional concerts or performances, these shows keep the setting laid-back and comfortable. The lights are kept low and the rows are half-empty to give kids plenty of room to move around. There are none of the typical concert hall rules. Rather, kids are encouraged to clap their hands, sing, yell, dance, run around the room or just sit and listen. The volume will be lower, ear plugs will be available, and an interpreter will be present. Trained staff assists with accommodations.

In addition to these venue accommodations, there are even performers who specialize in meeting the needs of special populations. The Curiosity Crew and Lucy Buckle is one such band. They are an interactive science and music show for all ages.  Since launching in 2010 at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, the show has wowed curious kids with great music and amazing science at major festivals and museums throughout the D.C. metro area.

Lucy Buckle is played by singer/songwriter and educator Julie Ann Sgroi, who has been an elementary school teacher for six years.  The show features music from Swamp Stomp Boogie, which highlights discoveries kids can make at the zoo and inspires kids to ask questions. In addition to live music, Lucy performs experiments to inspire and amaze kids, often inviting friends on stage to help.  The combination of music with science is magic.

For more information, contact Jen Erez at jerez@jcc.org or 410-559-3613.



Sunday, November 3, 2013
An Interfaith Conversation about Israel
Please join us for an engaging, perhaps even controversial conversation about Israel, including reflection from several of the Christian/Islamic clergy who traveled along with Rabbi Goldstein to Israel last May with the Institute For Christian and Jewish Studies.
Just announced two of the clergy who will be participating:

The Reverend Doctor John Schmidt has been Senior Pastor at Central Presbyterian Church in Towson for the past decade. Before serving as a pastor in churches here and in Louisiana, he and his wife, Debbie, were missionaries to Japan for 10 years.  They love Baltimore, and are the proud grandparents of four grandchildren!

Bishop Wolfgang D. Herz-Lane is Bishop of the Delaware-Maryland Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The Bishop was born in Germany, with a fascinating and varied path, both educationally and professionally, to his current calling.  Bishop Wolfgang is married to the Rev. Margaret E. Herz-Lane who  now serves as pastor of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Harford Road, Baltimore. With their son, Josef, the Herz-Lanes live in Baltimore City. Their oldest son, Kyle, lives in Allentown, Pa., with his wife, Ashley, and their three-year-old son, Carter.

Sunday, November 3, 2013
Conversations with My Friend, Pope Francis

Rabbi Abraham Skorka,  Argentine rabbi, biophysicist, and professor of biblical and rabbinic literature, will discuss his book, On Heaven and Earth, a series of conversations between him and his close friend, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergaglio, formerly Archbishop of Buenos Aires and now Pope Francis. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies

Sunday, November 3, 2013
Pro Musica Rara Presents Handel’s Angels and Divas with Julianne Baird, soprano

ro Musica Rara, Baltimore’s premier early music ensemble, presents Handel’s Angels and Divas featuring Julianne Baird, soprano, The concert includes some of Handel’s favorite arias and chamber music, with anecdotes about the great sopranos for whom they were written. With Sara Nichols, transverse flute; Allen Whear, cello; Avi Stein, harpsichord.

3:30 P.M., Pre-concert talk 2:30 P.M.

$30, $10 students.

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