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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Free Fall Baltimore: The Golem: A Horrific Hero with Feet of Clay

These days, you don’t have to wait for Halloween to find horror—and especially the living dead—in every corner of pop culture. But where are the Jewish zombies? The mythical golem is an artificially constructed, supernaturally animated, liminal being caught between life and death. Jewish folklore often features this creature in stories of injustice and vengeance. Tales of the golem provide a vital link between the more familiar global legends of the living dead and a Jewish tradition that mingles horror with heroism; it’s time for the golem to get a little respect.

Arnold T. Blumberg teaches courses in zombies in popular media (Univ. of Baltimore) and comic book literature (UMBC).

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Jewish Genealogy Society of MD Oct program

“It All Started with a Deli: The Attmans of Lombard Street

The JGSMD’s next program will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road. Renowned author, publicist, and raconteur M. Hirsh Goldberg will convey the flavor of Baltimore’s early 20th century immigrant community as he tells us about one of the founding families of Corned Beef Row, the Attman family. He will discuss his new book, It All Started with a Deli: The Attmans of Lombard Street, which tells the story of Harry Attman, a young immigrant, who opened a small confectionery/deli in Baltimore in 1915 and, with his wife, Ida, worked for many years to build a flourishing delicatessen business. The Attmans also raised three sons, Edward, Seymour, and Leonard, and taught them the values of hard work, ethical conduct, religious principles, and concern for others. Today, the Attmans are still a close family whose members have founded major businesses and have remained involved in their community.

M. Hirsh Goldberg is an award-winning public relations consultant who has served as press secretary and speech writer for government officials. He has written several other books: The Jewish Connection, The Jewish Paradox, The Blunder Book, The Book of Lies, and The Complete Book of Greed. He is also the author of authorized biographies of noted Baltimore individuals and families, including philanthropist and builder Joseph Meyerhoff and real estate developer Jack Pechter. Mr. Goldberg is a frequent contributor of Op-Ed pieces and articles to the Baltimore Sun, The Baltimore Jewish Times, and other publications. All of Mr. Goldberg’s writings, books, and talks combine extensive research with fascinating stories, revealing information, and provocative insights.

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.


Monday, October 27, 2014
Open Society Institute-Baltimore Brings Piper Kerman of “Orange is the New Black” to Present at Big Change Baltimore 2014
A forum for business and civic leaders to discuss progress in the community since last year’s Big Change Baltimore event, engage in stimulating conversation, discuss innovative ideas and push for better solutions.National and visionary speakers, including Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black; Ian Haney López, author of Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Wrecked the Middle ClassBill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times and editor-in-chief of the newly-formed “The Marshall Project;” and Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of UMBC and chair of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans, will share their thoughts about what Baltimore is doing right and what’s working in other cities.

Leaders from the business, philanthropic and political arenas will attend to learn about progress in Baltimore’s communities since last year’s standing-room-only forum, share stimulating conversation and ideas, search for answers to stubborn problems and help chart the course for a promising future for all who live and work in Baltimore.

Monday, October 27, 2014
Protecting Our Children in a Technology Driven World

Protecting Our Children in a Technology Driven World

Dana Kaczynksi, Department Detective, BCPD Crimes against Children will share the rules and risks of technology use and tell us how we can keep our children safe.  We’ll learn about current trends and popular apps, and discuss techniques for managing how our kids communicate via their phones and computers. Parenting experts Rachael Abrams, LCSW-C,  Parenting Outreach Specialist, JCS and Anat Zirkin, PhD, School Psychologist will provide valuable guidance on how to discuss these issues with your children.

For information and registration visit

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The Third Half

Baltimore Premiere

Macedonia/Czech 2012; Drama; Director: Darko Mitrevski

Language: Macedonian with English subtitles, 113 min.

This is the World War II story of the Macedonia Football Club and their German-Jewish coach Rudolph Spitz. Determined to build the best football club in the country, Dimitry, the club’s manager, hires the German coach, Rudolph Spitz, to galvanize his ragtag team. When the first Nazi tanks roll though the city, Dimitry has to choose between his love for his team and his loyalty to the New Order.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Job Search Network Meetup

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 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, October 29, 2014
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Dr. Stephen H. Grant

Oct 29 – JHU Press author will discuss his new book “Collecting Shakespeare:  The Story of Henry and Emily Folger” about the founders of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., the largest collection of Shakespeareana in the world.

Friday, October 31, 2014 - Sunday, November 2, 2014
Johns Hopkins Hospital Women’s Board Best Dressed Sale

Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Women’s Board Best Dressed Sale Set for Oct. 31- Nov. 2; Preview Sale, Oct. 30

2014 Best Dressed Sale & Boutique

Presented by The Women’s Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital


Friday, October 31                                9:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M.

Saturday, November 1                         10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.

Sunday, November 2*                          11:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M.

* Half Price Day

The Evergreen Museum and Library’s Carriage House

4545 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210

Free parking on site

Visa, Mastercard, Check and Cash Welcome

For more information visit:

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Scout Day: Morse Code

The National Electronics Museum is hosting a Scout Day on Saturday, November 1st, from 10am to 12pm.  This program is open to Wolf, Bear, Webelos and Boy Scout levels.   During the day Scouts will be learning Morse Code while building their own telegraph key circuit.  The cost of the program is $10 per Scout and advanced registration is required.  For additional information, or to register, go to or contact Kirsten Messinger at

The National Electronics Museum is located within minutes of Baltimore’s BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport and the BWI Rail Station.  Covering topics from telegraph and radio to radar and satellites, the museum offers a wide variety of both static and interactive displays to show visitors the electronic marvels that have helped to shape our country and our world.

Saturday, November 1, 2014
BIG BAND DANCE / CONCERT featuring the Reisterstown Jazz Ensemble

A BIG BAND DANCE / CONCERT featuring the Reisterstown Jazz Ensemble and dance instruction by Lee & Christine Gedansky

SATURDAY, November 1, 2014

7 p.m. dance lesson $5.         8 – 10:30 p.m. dance $15.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets available at the door


Come dance the night away with us at Temple Emanuel in Reisterstown!  A 1-hour dance lesson with professionals Lee and Christine Gedansky is only $5, followed by over 2 hours of great jazz and other music for your listening and dancing pleasure for $15.  Come for one or both events, starting at 7 p.m.! 

Learn from the Best, then Dance with the Rest

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