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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, “Israel’s Chief Rabbinate: Failure or Future?”

Join Beth Tfiloh on Wednesday, November 6 at 7 pm in the Tuvin Hall when Rabbi Shlomo Riskin presents Israel’s Chief Rabbinate: Failure or Future? Rabbi Riskin, one of the leading voices of Modern Orthodox Judaism, founded and serves as chancellor of Ohr Torah Stone Colleges and Graduate programs. This lecture is in memory of Sheldon Berman, a most beloved member of the Yaffe Scholars program of Beth Tfiloh. For additional information contact the Mercaz Office at 410-413-2321. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 7, 2013
PABU Hosts Wagyu & Whisky/Beef & Bourbon Dinner

Two of Chef Michael Mina’s most celebrated restaurants – PABU, located adjacent to Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, and BOURBON STEAK, located inside Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C.  – are joining forces to bring a unique five-course tasting menu to the Baltimore community. This unparalleled event will feature five courses; two courses designed by each restaurant’s executive chef followed by a dessert. Each course will be accompanied by a beverage pairing – bourbon for beef dishes and Japanese whisky pairings for Wagyu courses.

For reservations, please contact Shannon Toback at 410-223-1464 or shannon.toback@fourseasons.com.

$115 plus tax per person, not including tax and gratuity.

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Biblical Subversives

Biblical Subversives: Biblical Stories in Conversation with One Another, with Rabbi Amy Scheinerman.

Thursdays, November 7 and 21, 2013, 7:30pm. Stories, especially sacred stories, encapsulate truths that are hard to articulate as elegantly as stories convey them. Stories are also multi-faceted, and at times they are responding to other stories in the Tanakh: debating with, undermining, and even subverting their message. This is an aspect of what scholars call intertextuality. For us, it has important and fascinating implications – conversation was raging and ongoing in the ancient world about subjects we think the Bible is clear on, but is not: loyalty, obedience, redemption, prophecy, the ability of people to change, human individuality and dignity, and much more. We will examine two pairs of stories that are “in conversation” with one another, the second often undermining the premise and values of the first.

If possible, participants should bring a complete Tanakh/Jewish Bible.

Rabbi Scheinerman was ordained by the Reform movement in 1984 and received a Doctor of Divinity degree in 2009. She is the hospice rabbi in Howard County, immediate past-president of the Baltimore Board of Rabbis, editor of the Torah commentary column in the Central Conference of American Rabbis newsletter, and a member of the CCAR Board. For more information call 410-730-6044 or visit CJC online, http://www.columbiajewish.org.

Thursday, November 7, 2013
From Field to Fork: An Exploration of Jewish Food Values

Investigate the dynamic and spiritual function of our dining room table. From food purchasing to mindful eating, Judaism offers insights and wisdom into how to transform the habitual act of eating into a conscientious and morally relevant opportunity.

Led by Pearlstone Educators. Thursday, November 7, 14, and 21 at 7:30 pm.

Friday, November 8, 2013
Gotta Dance!

Put on your dancin’ shoes and join the Baltimore School for the Arts’ Stage One|FANS for Gotta Dance!, a fun-filled dance class for a good cause. On Friday, November 8, at 6:00 p.m., members of the Baltimore School for the Arts’ Stage One|FANS volunteer board will teach lessons in Disco, Broadway, Country and Hip Shakin’ styles that will get you movin’ and groovin’ to the beat.

 Guests are encouraged to dress up in themed attire for the class they are going to take.

 Tickets are $50 and are available online at www.bfsa.org. All proceeds will benefit the students and programs at the Baltimore School for the Arts.

 Gotta Dance! is chaired by Morgan Gilligan and Tracy Kwiatkowski. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided by Chef’s Expressions and Steve Ward/Oasis Wines.

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