Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - Sunday, November 3, 2013
Disney On Ice- Let’s Celebrate!
Make an ordinary day extraordinary by joining Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! More than 50 of your favorite Disney characters will visit the Baltimore Arena for one colossal party on ice! The memorable show for all ages will be at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Md. from October 30 – November 3.
Let’s Celebrate is an action-packed show featuring a magical montage of celebrations and is a mix of contemporary music with your favorite Disney tunes. Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses; and a Halloween haunt alongside Disney’s most famous Villains in this celebration of the century.
Wednesday, October 30th @ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 31st @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 1st @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 2nd @ 11:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 3rd @ 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Director of NSA, General Keith Alexander, speaks on “Cyber Challenges”.
The Trustees of the
BALTIMORE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Cordially Invite You to an Address by
GENERAL KEITH B. ALEXANDER
COMMANDER OF THE UNITED STATES CYBER COMMAND
DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Reception: 5:15 p.m. Address: 6:00 p.m.
THE HYATT REGENCY – 300 LIGHT STREET, BALTIMORE
Members: Free of Charge – Guest of a Member: $20.00* – Non-Members: $25.00*
Many believe that cyber warfare is the greatest threat to American security today; and that vital government institutions and the economy’s infrastructure are vulnerable to attack and subject to constant espionage. On the other hand, probably no nation can match the offensive cyber capabilities of the United States and its technical abilities to counter even individual terrorist attempts at unconventional warfare.
Traditional fears of the temptation of government to abuse its power and deep sensitivity to the realm of individual freedom are intensified by the reach of contemporary technology.
The dilemma of balancing vigorous efforts to meet security needs while constraining possible abuse of government power is especially challenging in our contemporary technological environment.
We are indeed extraordinarily fortunate and privileged to have General Keith Alexander, Director of the NSA and Commander of the United States Cyber Command discuss cyber challenges and attendant issues with us.
General Alexander holds a B.S. degree from West Point, an M.S. degree from Boston College, an M.S. in Electronic Warfare, and an M.S. in Physics from the Naval Postgraduate School, and an MS degree in National Security Studies from the National Defense University. As a mid-career intelligence officer, he was in signals intelligence at a number of National Security Agency bases. He later served as Deputy Director for Intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Director of Intelligence at the US Central Command (and G-2 for the First Armored Division in Desert Shield and Desert Storm), Commanding General of the Army’s Intelligence and Security Command, and Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence at Army Headquarters.
He assumed the positions of Director of the National Security Agency and Chief of the Central Security Service in 2005, and Commander of the United States Cyber Command in 2010.
It is a distinct honor to welcome General Keith B. Alexander to the Council.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Lunch with Ilana Schatz of Fair Trade Judaica
Learn about fair trade, why it’s a Jewish issue, and how you can find fair trade Judaica items! Join the Baltimore Jewish Green and Just Alliance on Friday, November 1, for lunch with Ilana Schatz, Executive Director of Fair Trade Judaica. We’ll meet at noon at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, one of our partners for the Guide. You can brown bag your lunch (please keep it kosher or kosher style), or you can order a kosher lunch through us (we need to have your reservation for this no later than Oct. 30).
Everyone interested in this topic is welcome!
Reservations are appreciated, though there’s no charge for attending. Please RSVP to the Baltimore Jewish Green and Just Alliance at BaltimoreJewishGreenandJust@gmail.com.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Cylburn Arboretum 2013 Artist in Residence Show
Artists can often be found dotting the beautiful gardens of Cylburn Arboretum at work “en plein air.” The Cylburn Arboretum Association decided to formalize the natural connection between artist and garden by selecting an “Artist in Residence” to work on the grounds of the arboretum for the 2013 calendar year.
Our very first Artist in Residence, Patricia Bennett, attended the internationally recognized Art Institute of Chicago and then studied classical techniques for five years under Ann Schuler and Fritz Briggs at the renowned Schuler School of Fine Arts. Bennett specializes in portraits and live event painting. The ART@Cylburn Committee first recognized Bennett’s work when she did a live event painting at the 2011 Solstice in the City event on the grounds. The painting was bright and beautiful and, incredibly, finished in just a few hours. It was sold the next day to a long time admirer of the arboretum. She also participated in the 2012 Celebration of Art show at Cylburn,
Patricia’s show will feature over 30 paintings. An opening reception, to be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 1, will feature live music, wine and soft drinks, and a selection of artisanal cheese from Eddie’s of Roland Park. The show will be held Saturday, November 2 and Sunday November 3 and Tuesday, November 5 through Thursday, November 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Both the reception and the show will be free and open to the public.
For additional information, please call 410-367-2217, or visit the Association’s website at www.cylburnassociation.org. Patricia Bennett’s Cylburn work can be viewed on her website at www.patriciabennettstudio.com.
Cylburn Arboretum Association is a membership based organization dedicated to supporting, maintaining and improving the Cylburn Arboretum; its Mission is to protect Cylburn Arboretum as a place of open space, beauty, and learning; and to ensure the preservation, enhancement, and interpretation of the site’s gardens, woodlands, historic buildings and collections as educational, environmental, and recreational assets for the benefit of the City and citizens of Baltimore and surrounding regions.
Friday, November 1, 2013 - Saturday, November 2, 2013
Shabbaton For The Deaf
Our Way, the Orthodox Union’s division for Jewish deaf and hard of hearing, will visit Pikesville for a one-of-a kind Shabbat experience for deaf and members of their families. The program will take place at Suburban Orthodox Congregation from Friday, November 1-Saturday night, November 2 (Shabbat Parshat Toldot). The synagogue is located at 7504 Seven Mile Lane. Registration is mandatory, and sleeping arrangements are available upon registration. Reservations are due by Wednesday, October 23.
Our Way has brought its joyous Shabbaton programs to communities all over North America, open to members of the Jewish community from all backgrounds. Materials and prayer services will be provided in American Sign Language and deaf advisors will assist to create a meaningful, traditional Shabbat experience.
The Shabbaton will include three delicious traditional Shabbat meals; interpreted services in the synagogue; Torah sessions by Deaf leaders; a Beginner’s minyan program sessions, and an opportunity to join together with others to live and learn about Judaism. Saturday night culminates with a family social event.
Rabbi David Kastor will serve as the Deaf Torah Scholar. He will present a session (verbal and in ASL) entitled, “Wishing Wells?” and will lead the Interpreted Torah reading on Shabbat morning. Lectures and discussions will be led by Rabbi Eliezer Lederfeind, director of Our Way, who will discuss “How to Pray: What to Say”; David Michalowski, who will talk about “Spiritual Relationships: Passive Versus Proactive”; and Arkady Belozovsky, who will be delivering “Words to Inspire.”
Rabbi Kastor graduated from Gallaudet University for the Deaf with a B.A. in Computer Science and is married to an Israeli deaf woman, Tchia. He received his semicha (rabbinical ordination) from Ner Israel in Baltimore. He started the Ahavas Israel School for the Deaf in Frederick and taught there for two years. Rabbi Kastor has worked for the OU as a Regional Representative in Maryland more than 25 years.
Shlomo Nusbaum will serve as the communal Deaf Co-Host together with Leah and Louis Caplan. A Baltimore native, Mr. Nusbaum graduated from Rockville High School in in 1988 and served as a former president of the Cardinals of the Deaf Organization in CCBC (Community College Baltimore County), Catonsville. Twice, he received the S.G.A. (Student Government Association) Honorary President’s Award from 1997-1999. Mr. Nusbaum is currently working at Seven Mile Market in Baltimore, a kosher supermarket and has been there for 22 years.
Mrs. Caplan grew up in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Caplan grew up near New Haven, CT. After he graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Mr. Caplan accepted a job with the US government, and moved to Virginia. The two met at the 1996 Jewish Deaf Conference in Chicago. They married and lived in Fairfax, VA for nine years. Louis and Leah hosted two Our Way Shabbatonim in Fairfax. They now reside with their children in Baltimore.
To participate, please send a check for $38 per person, payable to Our Way Shabbaton to Our Way C/O Shlomo Nusbaum 6108 Gist Avenue Apt 2, Baltimore, MD 21208. For further information, contact him via voice/relay phone 443.983.3148 or email email@example.com. Discounts for families and scholarships are available.
For further information about Our Way programming, contact Rabbi Lederfeind at firstname.lastname@example.org or by voice/relay phone at 212.613.8234.