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Bring the whole family to enjoy a bagel brunch, moon bounce, arcade games, carnival games, Wii Horse Racing, magician, juggler, stilt-walker, and more!
Please join us for the 7th Annual Purim Lunch
- Purim in a Wrap -
Sunday, March 16, 11am
Enjoy… the best of Jewish Hip Hop & Reggae with Rapper Ari Lesser
Delight… with gourmet wraps, a selection of salads and delicious Purim desserts
Listen… to the Purim story unwrapped with the traditional Reading of the Megillah
At the Chabad House of Downtown, 407. S. High St. Baltimore, MD 21202
Suggested Donation $18, Queen Esther Sponsor $100, Purim Sponsor $540
RSVP to http://bmorejewish.com/rsvppay or 410-605-0505
Thank you to our Purim Sponsors, Anonymous, Mendel Druk & Jeremy Bard, in loving memory of Nosson Karpl ben Shmuel Zanvil Tzvi. Thank you to our Queen Esther Sponsors, Ben Kaplan & Elliot Corenblum
About Ari Lesser
Ari Lesser is a singer, songwriter, rapper, and spoken word artist from Cleveland, Ohio. He has performed all over the world, and written hundreds of songs on a wide range of subjects. Ari’s repertoire is expansive, touching on everything from history, to animals, to Star Wars, but now his focus and passion is making music based on the Torah. Watch Ari preform!
Har Sinai Congregation will celebrate Purim with a Purimspiel, called “Rabbis of the Caribbean,” which will present the Purim story, followed by a Purim carnival, where families will gather for games, food and raffle prizes.
Games will include video games, football toss and Can Hamen, and food will include pizza, hot dogs and snow cones.
The celebration is open to the public. Purimspiel participants may bring unopened boxes of macaroni to use as noisemakers and, afterward, donate to the Community Crisis Center. Purim carnival participants may bring a bag of food for the food drive to receive five free game tickets. For more information, contact the synagogue office at 410-654-9393.
On Sunday, March 16, 2014, ZOOZ will sponsor its 2nd annual See Beyond the Mask community-wide Purim extravaganza. Beyond the Mask is an initiative which promotes Jewish unity inspired by the lessons of the holiday of Purim. The goal of the event is to promote unity amongst the diverse backgrounds in the Jewish community and together perform acts of loving-kindness. It’s a spiritual cocktail of achdus and chesed.
For all ages alike, this fun-filled afternoon, will be held at The Atrium in Greenspring Shopping Center from 1:00 – 1:45 PM. The festivities will begin with a community gathering complete with music, costumes, prizes and more. Immediately following the celebration, from 1:45 – 3:00 PM, shalach manot will be distributed and delivered to those in need at various senior citizen facilities and hospitals. It is our goal to visit 400 people in need this year.
ZOOZ ; a 501C3; is the parent organization to the See Beyond the Mask initiative which looks to knock down walls that divide us and inspire us to look beyond our differences, beyond the masks we wear every day and see the Jewish community as Am Echad, One Nation. Unity has always been our protection and continues to play a critical role in today’s world.
For more information or to volunteer please contact 443-255-8975 or email@example.com. Thanking you in advance for your support of See Beyond the Mask.
Join us in a candlelit setting, as members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra perform some of their favorite chamber works. Visit www.CommunityConcertsAtSecond.org for more information. Free concert, no tickets required.
Richard Louv is a journalist and author of eight books about the connections between family, nature and community. His newest book, The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder, offers a new vision of the future in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in technology, resulting in better psychological, physical and spiritual health for people of all ages. His bestselling Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder has stimulated an international conversation about the relationship between children and nature.
The Jewish Community Services Career Center offers the Job Search Network, which meets twice a month and is free and open to the community. Participants learn about current job search and recruiting trends, acquire tips on branding and social media strategies for an effective job search, and advance their interviewing and negotiating skills, while networking with other job seekers. For more information and to pre-register, visit www.meetup.com/Jewish-Community-Services-Job-Search-Network/ or call 410-843-7433.
JCS offers a range of services for job seekers, as well as providing recruitment and hiring assistance for employers and business development services for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1-2 p.m.
Join us in welcoming the new Curator of the George Peabody Library, as he debunks the urban legends in the fascinating “History of The Peabody Library: Baltimore’s First Public Library.”
Religion and Sports: Contrast or Complement?
Donald R. Berlin will be the featured speaker at the monthly Brown Bag Lunch on Thursday, March 20, at the Easton Branch of the Talbot County Free Library, 100 W. Dover Street. “Religion and Sports: Contrast or Complement” promises to be a thought-provoking discussion of the relationship between the two.
There is no charge for this public program sponsored by the Friends of the Talbot County Free Library. Guests are invited to bring their lunch or just come to listen. Coffee and sweets will be provided. The program begins at noon and lasts approximately one hour.
Berlin has been an avid sports enthusiast throughout his life and, as a native Canadian, played semi-professional ice hockey as a youth. In the process, he noted a surprising relationship between sports and religion – both competing and complementary aspects.
This Brown Bag talk will illustrate dimensions of team play and practicing individual skill, religious directives and rule books, uniforms and religious garb, officials and hierarchy, penance and penalties, congregation and audience, symbols and regalia, coaching and ministry, proper play and faithful behavior.
Every religion must explain its affirmations and its occasional contradictory actions just as sports need to square both fair and foul play. What life lessons do individuals learn? How do these affect and reflect on our communities? Ultimately, all of us who engge well in the life of the game realize the important ingredients we bring to the game of life.
Berlin, a retired rabbi, has lived in St. Michaels with his wife, Norma, since 2000. Previously, he served Temple Oheb Shalom in Baltimore for 23 years as Senior Rabbi and is curfrently its Rabbi Emeritus. He has served as a lecturer at Goucher College and as an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s Seminary and Univeristy Ecumenical Institute of Theology. Locally, he is proud to be a member of B’nai Israel Congregation and serves as Secretary of Chesapeake Chamber Music, where he is also co-chair of its Youth Reach Committee. In addition, he has taught at the Academy for Lifelong Learning at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
For more information, please contact the Talbot County Free Library at 410-822-1626.
This year, the Baltimore Jewish Film Festival will feature three theme nights – one focusing on the Holocaust, another on Israeli/Palestinian relations, and a third on modern Israeli culture – in which three shorts will be shown before the full length feature. All screening events are followed by eminent guest speakers.
The Festival will kick-off with the Baltimore premiere of “The Jewish Cardinal,” a French film with English subtitles. The film tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood.