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Saturday, April 26, 2014
Aniello Desiderio – Baltimore premiere of the Italian guitar sensation

“Nothing is impossible for Aniello Desiderio with his instrument.“ Classical Guitar Magazine

Born in Naples in 1971, Aniello Desiderio at the age of eight, he performed in public for the first time, displaying such outstanding gifts that music critics started to speak of him as an “enfant prodige”… Wunderkind…a genius,….the  Orpheus of the Guitar….a guitarist of the Century…il Fenomeno…. etc.

He won 18 first International Awards in both national and international competitions, and special prizes for the best interpretation of different kind of music, including: Guerrero (Madrid) Tarrega (Benicasim) Havana (Cuba)
He performed all around world: Europe, Asia, North & South America, USA, Indonesia, for the most International Guitar and Music Festival and in some of the most prestigious theatre such as: Alte Oper (Frankfurt) Tonhalle (Dusseldorf) Filarmonie (Munich) Konzerthouse (Wien) Augusteo & Delle Palme (Naples) Carnegie Hall (New York) Megaron (Athens) Prinzregentertheater (Munich) Die Gloke (Bremen) Mercadante (Naples) Radio France (Paris) solo and with orchestra as: Wiener Kammer, RSO Berlin, Pomeriggi Musicali, Bach Collegium, Virtuosi di Mosca with Vladmir Spivakov.
In May 1999 the German Television BR/ARD produced a music film (45 min.) and a portrait (45 min.) in Naples. It was broadcast more than 10 times Europe wide between 2000-03.

In September 1999 he received the „Artist in Residence Award 1999“ from the German Radio DLF and the Musikfest Bremen together with Gidon Kremer, who received the “Großer Musikfest Preis” He was invited to the 70th birthday Gala of Maestro Lorin Maazel by the Bavarian Radio & TV station and he was one of the performing artists of a prestigious German TV show – ZDF (German 2nd canal) which was broadcast Europe wide.

In fall 2009 he has create his last project: Aniello Desiderio’s “Quartetto Furioso” play with Gennaro Desiderio violin, Gaetano Desiderio piano and Salvatore Minale drums and percussion the programme of: Vivaldi 4 and 4 Piazzolla Seasons and he realize the cd of this project for the famous german lable TERMIDOR  which has as well artist as Paquito D’ Rivera and Sabine Mayer.

He’s a professor at University of Music in Cosenza (Italy)

For more information on Aniello Desiderio click HERE
Venue address, seating chart, ticket information, Click HERE.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Hopkins Symphony Orchestra Concert

Hopkins Symphony Orchestra                          Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8 pm

Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus                                               Jed Gaylin, Conductor

Program:                                                                                                                     Concerto Competition Winner/s, TBD                                                                      Jean Sibelius: En Saga                                                                                                    Igor Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (1911)

Free pre-concert talk at 7pm

Tickets:  $10 general; $8 for seniors (60+), JHU affiliates, and non-JHU students; free for JHU students and Maryland State employees

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Jewish Film Series

Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD  21045 –  Room 200

Four evenings of thought-provoking, varied, entertaining films, including refreshments and optional discussion.

Saturdays, 8:00pm      $32 for 4-film series

$27 for 3-film series

$19 for 2-film series.

$10.00 for single ticket: sold at door only

January 18,  2014        David

February 22, 2014       The Matchmaker

March 29, 2014           Jewish Soldiers in Blue and Gray

April 26, 2014              Mahler on the Couch

For film descriptions and ticket information visit us online or contact Tom Laufer, 410-997-0694.

Sunday, April 27, 2014
ROAR for Autism

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.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

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.


Sunday, April 27, 2014
The Mathematical and Mystical Secrets of the Aleph Bet

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.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The die is cast.  In preparing to host Project Mah Jongg, museum director and board game enthusiast, Marvin Pinkert has been investigating the bigger picture of Jewish involvement with games across at least four millennia.  See some of the surprising facts he has discovered about the Jews who played chess, bridge, and other table games.  Learn how Jewish promoters, packagers and salesmen created some of the most popular game trends of the last century.  Marvin promises new insights for game mavens and novices alike.

Sunday, April 27, 2014
Jewish Genealogy Society of MD

The next meeting of the JGSMD will be held on April 27, 2014, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center-Park Heights, Baltimore. Tammy Hepps will present “Trees and Stories on”

You have intriguing stories about your favorite ancestors stored in your file drawers, on your computer, and inside your head. Now you want to share them with your family and friends, but their eyes glaze over when you start to talk. Tammy will show you how to fix that, both by introducing and its collaborative family storytelling platform, as well as presenting techniques even the tech-wary can use to make their stories more entertaining in any medium. Hear ideas for better engaging your family in your genealogical discoveries, and see how the various tools on can bring your whole family together around your shared history. Tammy Hepps will show you how to turn your family tree into stories your friends and relatives will actually want to read.

Tammy Hepps is a nationally recognized genealogy speaker, teacher, and writer.  As the creator of, she won the RootsTech Developer Challenge.  Her experience combines 14 years managing web technology for digital media companies in New York City with more than 2 decades researching her family tree.  She received her A.B. in Computer Science from Harvard and serves on the boards of the Philadelphia Jewish Archive Center and JewishGen.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at for late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.

Sunday, April 27, 2014
Yom Hashoah Author Talk

Ellen Cassedy, author, will talk about her book, We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust.  Free admission.

Sunday, April 27, 2014
An Afternoon of Exquisite Chamber Music

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.

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