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For Autism Awareness Month in April, Kennedy Krieger Institute will once again bring the community together for its annual fundraiser, ROAR for Autism, on Sunday, April 27 at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, MD. Through biking, running and walking, families and supporters will gather with a united “ROAR” to raise awareness and funds for research into this puzzling disorder that so often silences the voices of those affected.
The Columbia Jewish Congregation and Columbia Jewish Community School—serving Pre-K thru 12th grades
invite all seeking companions on their families’ Jewish journey
Sunday, April 27, 2014 – 9:15am—11:15am
at our Sunday site, Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Rd, Columbia
Enjoy brunch. Meet staff and lay leaders.
Observe classrooms and interaction between teachers and students.
Come see why CJCS is regarded as “a welcoming and innovative community that makes learning fun!”
We look forward to seeing you!
All new families attending the Open House will receive a $100 tuition voucher and will be eligible for a 50% tuition raffle that will be held at the end of the morning. Must be present to win.
Columbia Jewish Congregation (CJC) is a progressive congregation, affiliated with the Reconstructionist movement.
We are a multi-generational, diverse congregation of members whose emphasis on Judaism as a civilization as well as a religion,
involves us in the study of Jewish beliefs, teachings, values, ethics, history, tradition, prayer, art, and music.
Our song-filled services engender a spirit of camaraderie that carries over into our many communal celebrations and social activities. CJC has a long history of commitment to Tikkun Olam and Tzedakah, values that we cherish and strive to pass on to our children.
Rabbi Laurie Green
Rabbi Green is the dynamic new rabbi of Congregation Bet Mishpachah in Washington. She comes to this area from Temple Beth Zion in Buffalo, NY (Reform) where she was the highly-regarded associate rabbi. She has already garnered a reputation in her new home here as an exciting and challenging teacher.
Sunday, April 27
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Oakland Mills High School/CJCS
And G-d spoke and the world came into being.
G-d’s creative power turned into words; G-d’s alphabet turned into sounds – and the world came into being.
In Kabbalah/medieval Jewish mysticism the alef-bet of creation is filled with mysteries and magical potency. Rabbi Green will help us unlock some of those mysteries by exploring the secrets and power in the name of God, as well as the numerical keys to unlock those secrets and enter into the creative stream that connects the Source of Being and our created world.
Join us and learn a bit of Kabbalah, a bit of mystery and magic. This will be a fun-filled, fact-filled session of learning with an exciting teacher we’re eager to welcome to CJC.
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation presents “An Afternoon of Exquisite Chamber Music,” featuring internationally renowned chamber musicians Axel Strauss and Ara Gregorian, violin; Maria Lambros, viola; and Michael Kannen, cello performing glorious string quartets by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Dvorak. Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation’s Goodwin Center. Free Admission. The program is funded by the Peggy and Yale Gordon Charitable Trust.
More and more adults are finding themselves in the role of stepparent, but aren’t quite sure what is expected of them by their spouse, their stepchildren, their own children and extended family. This program will help stepparents and their spouses explore the relationships, roles and boundaries in blended families.
Facilitator: Beth Land Hecht, LCSW-C
Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register visit www.jcsbaltimore.org/parenting-series/
Fallen Heroes Day: May 2, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
Maryland’s police officers and firefighters who died in the line of duty, during the past year, will be honored at the 29th annual Fallen Heroes Day Ceremony–the only statewide ceremony in the nation that brings together all segments of the public safety community. The annual observance at DulaneyValleyMemorialGardens salutes police and correctional officers, firefighters, emergency medical and rescue personnel who risk their lives to protect the citizens of Maryland and honors those who have died. In addition to state and local officials, and families of those being honored, more than 1,000 people are expected to attend the ceremony which opens with a parade of color guard units and concludes with a wreath laying, taps, and a flyover.
Fallen Heroes Day will be held Friday, May 2, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. DulaneyValleyMemorialGardens is located at 200 East Padonia Road — one mile east of York Road, in Timonium, Maryland. The observance is free and open to the public. For more information: 410-666-0490 or www.dulaneyvalley.com.
We are proud to announce that in 2014 All Star Center Fielder Adam Jones will partner with the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland and serve as celebrity ambassador of the 12th annual Baltimore Kidney Walk, Sunday, May 4, at Camden Yards. Registration begins at 9:00 AM and the noncompetitive 3 Mile Walk begins at 10:00 AM.
Teams and individual walkers of all ages are invited to take a lifesaving step and help raise funds to support programs that help in the fight against kidney disease through prevention, advocacy and education. To register for the Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk, visit www.kidneywalk.org or call 410-494-8545 for more information.
The Jasper String Quartet has been hailed as “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” and as playing “with sparkling vitality and great verve.” The Connecticut-based quartet recently released two highly acclaimed albums featuring the works of Beethoven, Schubert, and Aaron Jay Kernis. Please join us after this concert for a free reception hosted by the Guilford Centennial.
4200 St Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
Sponsored by Tom & Leslie Owsley
Join the Baltimore Jewish Council for our Gubernatorial Debate 2014. Guests include Executive Branch members, Maryland State Legislators, community representatives and more…
For more information about this event, please contact the Baltimore Jewish Council at 410-542-4850.
Presented by Isaac Shafran
May 7, 2014
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Oakland Mills Meeting House
Columbia Jewish Congregation member Isaac Shafran, born in Cuba, will share his knowledge of the history of Cuban Jewry, as well as the present situation of the Jewish community in Cuba.
The Jewish population was at its peak just before the Cuban Revolution in 1959 but since then has dwindled to a tenth of what it was. There has been no Rabbi on the island for the past few years.
Mr. Shafran and his family visited Cuba in 2012, 52 years after he moved to the US. He will share his experiences and observations as the result of meeting with Jewish community leaders and visiting several synagogues.