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Thursday, March 27, 2014
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service’s “March Madness” Themed Benefit

You’re invited to a full court press for pro bono!  Watch the NCAA basketball games on multiple screens, enjoy upscale stadium fare, an open beer and wine bar, take a behind-the-scenes stadium tour (includes access to the field, locker rooms, press box and more) bid on exciting sports memorabilia auction items, and play competitive basketball games – all to support MVLS’ mission of providing free quality civil legal assistance to low and moderate income Marylanders.

General Admission tickets are $100 and tickets for law firm associates/non-profit employees are $75.  Buy your tickets before February 17th and save 10%!  Tickets may be purchased online at www.mvlslaw.org/tickets, by calling Stephanie Austin at 443 451-4065, or by mailing a check payable to MVLS to: MVLS Attn. “March Madness” One North Charles Street, Suite 222 Baltimore, MD 21201.

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Baltimore Memoirs: Michael Olesker, David Eberhardt and Barbara Morrison

Three Baltimore writers will read from their memoirs and discuss the art and craft of memoir.

Michael Olesker is a former Sun reporter and the author of several books including Front Stoops in the Fifties. David Eberhardt is the author of the forthcoming memoir, For All the Saints. Barbara Morrison is the author of the award-winning memoir, Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother.

Free

Located in the former St. John’s Rectory at 1702 South Road in Baltimore, MD, behind St. John’s Church, LitMore is dedicated to energizing and sustaining the area’s literary community. Free parking is available in the Arts and Ideas lot across South Road. For more information, visit http://litmore.org, call 443-595-7548, or email info@litmore.org.

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Israel: Reality, Hopes and Dreams

A three-part discussion series sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Howard County to educate the community of the realities facing Israel and the Middle East. All sessions will be held at 7:00 p.m. at The Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. Dessert reception will follow.

Session 1: March 13 – Avi Melamed

In this session Avi Melamed an Independent Strategic Intelligence Middle East Analyst will talk about : “The Middle East: Winds of Change and Quicksand – The Arab Awakening, Israel and the Region”

Session 2: March 27 – Yoram Peri

In this session Yoram Peri, Director of Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, University of Maryland will talk about: “Israel in 2023: What Might We Expect?”

Session 3: April 10 – Avi Jorisch

In this session Avi Jorisch a Senior Fellow, American Foreign Policy Council will talk about: “Banks, Bombs and Sanctions: How rogue regimes abuse the international financial sector.”

Cost: $60/person for all three sessions; $25/person for one session; Ages 18-35: $30 for all three sessions. For more information, contact Gal Perlmoter, gperlmoter@JewishHowardCounty.org or visit our website to purchase tickets www.JewishHowardCounty.org/IsraelSpeakerSeries.

Friday, March 28, 2014 - Sunday, March 30, 2014
Rabbi David Zaslow at Sanctuary Retreat Center

ROOTS & BRANCHES: JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY – OUR PAST AND OUR FUTURE

Am Kolel’s Sanctuary Retreat Center, March 28-30, 2014

Author, musician and poet Rabbi David Zaslow will be the scholar-in-residence, March 28-30, 2014 at Sanctuary Retreat Center in the Agricultural Reserve of upper Montgomery County, MD. Reb David, spiritual leader of Havurah Shir Hadash, a Jewish Renewal community in Ashland, OR, is author of Jesus: First Century Rabbi, which reflects his deep commitment to building interfaith relationships and is based on scholarship that bridges the gap between Judaism and Christianity. The weekend retreat includes interactive learning, delicious meals, and joyful prayer.

Topics include “Roots & Branches” – Reb David shares his own faith & spiritual encounters; “Jesus: First Century Rabbi/Shaman—Deep Insights into the Jewishness of Jesus”; “Convergences & Divergences: Commonalities, Conflicts & Opportunities”; “Fruits from Eden”: an evening with acclaimed storyteller, Devorah Zaslow, and “Interfaith Work & Healing Forward: Deep Ecumenism with Friends and Family”

The retreat begins Friday at 7 pm and concludes Sunday morning at 11:30 am. Full program with meals is             $195 through February 15. Lodging with breakfast is available for $100.

For more information contact gilah@am-kolel.org or 301-349-2799 and visit www.sanctuaryretreatcenter.com

Am Kolel is an independent Jewish community dedicated to Jewish renewal by addressing spiritual needs in a welcoming, inclusive community. Am Kolel, which means “an inclusive people”, was founded in 1990 by Rabbi David Shneyer. We celebrate the spiritual warmth of Judaism in a form that is joyful and personal.

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Baltimore Humane Society Black Tie & Tails Gala

Support the animals at the Baltimore Humane Society by joining us for this can’t-miss black tie gala event.  The evening will feature an elegant seated dinner, open bar (wine & beer), live music, dancing, raffles, and of course, our legendary silent auction! Tickets are $125 per person (well-behaved animals attend for free!) All funds raised from Black Tie and Tails support the care of animals at our no-kill shelter.

 

Our Honoree is Oscar nominated actress Linda Blair of The Exorcist fame.  She is also the founder of the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation which provides a safe haven for animals and works tirelessly to fight animal cruelty through public education.

 

Our local honoree is Lynn Molnar, founder and Executive Director of Thankful Paws Mobile Food Bank, Maryland’s largest and first mobile pet food bank.  Its purpose is to make a lasting contribution to the quality of life for pets and people by distributing pet food and supplies to the financially needy and providing animal welfare and public health education.

 

Jamie Costello, WMAR-TV ABC2 News Anchor will be the evening’s host.

 

Tickets are $125 per person (well-behaved animals attend for free!) All funds raised from Black Tie and Tails support the care of animals at our no-kill shelter.  Get your tickets now for a fabulous evening of dinner, dancing, and fun!

Pets Welcome! Black tie optional.  Sense of humor required.

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