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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Out of the Forest

Fairytale & Forest Furniture making workshop with artists Debbie & Mike Schramer

Thursday August 29, 2013 • Morning session: 10am-12pm, Afternoon session: 2pm-4pm • $45, $30/Members

Join Visionary Artist duo, Debbie and Mike Schramer (who’s whimsical Fairy Tree Houses and Furniture are featured in AVAM’s The Art of Storytelling exhibit) for this one-of-a-kind family workshop! Participants will create their own fairytale world by taking materials from nature and transforming them into fairy furniture, forest characters, fairy houses and more! Learn tips on how to collect and preserve natural materials, and how to incorporate found objects into your piece to make it even more magical, such as twigs, berries, moss, flowers, and more! We’ll provide all the nature and tools needed, but we encourage you to start collecting your own natural materials to bring in too! Open to ages 6 & up.

REGISTRATION: Advance registration & payment required. Please call (410) 244-1900 to register for this workshop. Don’t delay, space is limited!

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Work by Global Humanity Now (GHN)

Opens Thursday, August 29, 2013

5pm-7pm: Public Reception

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present IMPACT, a unique and site-specific public art program developed to extend contemporary art to communities in the greater Baltimore area. Each IMPACT project is developed with the partnering site in mind. MAP is partnering with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore (JCC) for the 2nd IMPACT project of 2013. The JCC has generously donated their courtyard as a venue for an outdoor installation.

A local artist collective, Global Humanity Now (GHN), has been selected for this summer’s IMPACT project. GHN is comprised of artists Remina Greenfield, Janina Anderson, Janet Hong and Gabriel Quick. Their artwork installation titled, Return, has been designed specifically for the JCC’s courtyard and is comprised of a woven fabric that will extend over the courtyard of the building, creating a pseudo canopy. In its entirety, Return relates to the concept of a “network,” and is intended to illustrate the dynamic relationship between individuals and the community they comprise. The title “Return” is derived from Leo Strauss’s essay Progress or Return (1952).

GHN is currently collecting donated materials to incorporate in their design. Suggested materials include: bed sheets, bedspreads, remnants, t-shirts and scraps of fabric. Drop off your fabric donations by August 11 in the MAP office or at the front lobby of the JCC located at 3506 Gwynbrook Ave, Owings Mills Maryland.

The installation will open August 29, 2013 with a public reception from 5-7pm.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore (JCC) promotes and strengthens Jewish life and values through communal programs and activities for individuals and family. The JCC aims to develop and maintain a Jewish community which endorses spirited environments, community values, diversity, individuality, and communal institutional exchange between professionals, volunteers and neighbors. The JCC of Greater Baltimore is a constituent agency of THE ASSOCIATED Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.  jcc.org

Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981. mdartplace.org

IMPACT at the JCC is proudly sponsored by PNC bank.

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Roughly Rosh Chodesh High Holiday Special Edition “An Oasis of Renewal”

Join Rebbetzin Aviva Silber for an amazing evening focusing on custom designing your New Year. Hands on, inspiring, interactive, and practical.  Rediscover your greatness as you learn what makes us tick!

Thursday, August 29 at 8:00 pm
For Women Only
Etz Chaim’s Brand New “Fireplace Room”
click here to register

Saturday, August 31, 2013
Har Sinai Selichot Film Screening, Discussion and Service

Har Sinai Congregation will prepare for the High Holy Days season Saturday, Aug. 31, with a screening of the film “Get Low” and discussion at 8 p.m. followed by a Selichot service at 10 p.m. Rabbi Benjamin Sharff will lead the film screening, discussion and service at the synagogue at 2905 Walnut Ave. in Owings Mills.

“Get Low,” starring Academy Award-winners Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek and Academy Award-nominee Bill Murray, combines legend and reality in a story about a 1930s Tennessee hermit who throws his own funeral party. The film looks at making mistakes, regret, guilt and forgiveness.

Selichot traditionally takes place the Saturday night before Rosh Hashanah and consists of a series of penitential Jewish prayers. The film screening, discussion and service as well as desserts are free and open to the public. For more information, call the synagogue office at 410-654-9393.

Har Sinai Congregation in Owings Mills, Md., is the oldest continuously Reform congregation in the United States. The Congregation consists of 400 families and offers Religious School, family programming, youth activities, adult education and social action activities among other congregational life opportunities. Rabbi Benjamin Sharff and Cantor Robert Gerber combine Reform Jewish traditions with innovative worship and learning experiences. Har Sinai Congregation welcomes people of all Jewish beliefs as well as interfaith families. (www.harsinai-md.org)

Saturday, August 31, 2013
Selichot Kumsitz & Service

Set the tone for a meaningful and inspiring New Year with a unique Selichot program on Saturday night, August 31. Join us at 9:30 pm for a Kumsitz with singing and refreshments in the Tuvin, followed by a special musical Selichot service at 10:30 pm in the Epstein Chapel, featuring Hazzan Avi Albrecht together with the Kol Fusion a capella group, a tremendously talented and versatile vocal ensemble known for blending Jewish rock, dixie, calypso and traditional melodies.

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