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Sunday, April 27, 2014
Joseph Sheppard: On a Grand Scale

The Leroy Merritt Center for the Art of Joseph Sheppard will host an opening reception of Joseph Sheppard: On a Grand Scale, a selection of large format paintings by Joseph Sheppard. World renowned and Maryland-born artist, Joseph Sheppard, has created a treasure of large format paintings depicting rural and urban life. This exhibition of paintings, some of which span more than seven feet, features 20 pieces of Joseph’s masterful work from the legendary “Fiori da Rita” to “Parade.” Don’t miss the opportunity to view this special exhibition of iconic works of art at the opening reception of Joseph Sheppard: On a Grand Scale.

The exhibition will be open from April 20, 2014 through March 29, 2015. Gallery hours are 9a.m. to 7p.m. daily.

Sunday, April 27, 2014
Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

Handel Choir of Baltimore

Brian Giebler tenor

Arian Khaefi conductor

Considered a pinnacle setting of the Orthodox liturgy, Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil has become an icon of the choral repertoire since its composition in 1915 in less than two weeks. Featuring some of the composer’s most evocative choral writing, this moving 70-minute work paints an expansive panorama capturing the depths of human devotion and the soaring heights of its expression. Not to be missed!

Free Preconcert lecture at 3 pm.

$35 premium (preferred seating) / $25 / $10 student with ID

Sunday, April 27, 2014
“Rescue in the Philippnes” film/discussion

Oseh Shalom Presents 

“RESCUE IN THE PHILIPPINES: Refuge from the Holocaust”

A Documentary Film

The untold story of how 1,300 Jews escaped the Nazis

 Sunday, April 27

7:30 p.m.

To commemorate Yom Hashoah

(Holocaust Remembrance Day)

Question & Answer session after the film


Judy Freider Starrels, daughter of one of the rescuers. 

A fast-paced, one-hour documentary on how the five Frieder brothers — Cincinnati businessmen making two-for-a-nickel cigars in World War II-era Manila — helped 1,300 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines. The brothers had plenty of help from an unlikely trio: Manuel Quezon, the charismatic first president of the Philippines; Paul McNutt, U.S. High Commissioner and former governor of Indiana; and an ambitious U.S. Army Colonel named Dwight Eisenhower. This is a fascinating and gripping film. (No MPAA rating).

To learn more about the project and the story:

About Oseh Shalom

Oseh Shalom is a Jewish Reconstructionist congregation in Laurel, Maryland, established in 1966. It has been at its current location since 1991. Rabbi Douglas Heifetz has been our spiritual leader since 2006. As a Reconstructionist congregation, we are progressive and inclusive and are committed to fostering a Jewish spiritual experience that is creative, yet is rooted in tradition.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The Associated’s Real Estate Industry Group (REIG) Annual Event

The Associated’s REIG Annual Event will celebrate the future of real estate and economic development in Towson, Maryland.  A distinguished panel will address current real estate projects and their relationship with the Towson community.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
The Ingenuity Project’s Fifth Annual April Reception

The Ingenuity Project will recognize the accomplishments of the brightest Baltimore City students at Celebrating STEM Education in Baltimore, a reception featuring guest speaker, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Joshua Sharfstein, M.D. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, coffee and dessert will be served by Sascha’s.

Joshua Sharfstein, M.D. is responsible for overseeing the operations and functions of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In 2009, Sharfstein was named principal deputy commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by President Barack Obama and served as acting commissioner from March to May 2009. Prior to his tenure at the FDA, Secretary Sharfstein spent four years as the commissioner of health for the City of Baltimore.

All proceeds from Celebrating STEM Education in Baltimore will benefit the non-profit Ingenuity Project, Baltimore City’s fast-track public school program for excellence in science, math and accelerated learning, serving over 500 students in 6th-12th grades.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
A “Step” in the Right Direction: Successful Step-Parenting

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

Thursday, May 1, 2014
IMPACT’s Casino Night

Join IMPACT, the young adult division of The Associated, for our largest event of the year. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket price covers access to casino games, 1 raffle ticket, open bar, and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Mixology: The Science of Sake

The Maryland Science Center’s science of adult beverage series focuses on mixology in May with a presentation in The Science of Sake, led by Tiffany Dawn Soto, Master Sake Sommelier.

The Science of Sake is an interactive tasting of four sakes that explores the various flavor profiles available in sake while illustrating the diversity within the genre. With every sip, attendees will learn about the libation’s rich cultural history, the science behind the brewing process, the meanings behind different grade designations, and how production regions affect taste.  By the end of the evening, attendees will be able to navigate any sake list with ease while demonstrating an understanding of the cultural norms associated with drinking this mysterious beverage.

The Science of Sake is designed to be a fun, informative and social evening that is appealing to both experienced and novice sake drinkers alike.

Event and Ticket Information

Doors open at 7:00pm, the presentation will run from 7:30pm to approximately 8:30pm, leaving time to mingle and talk with the expert before and after the main portion.

Tickets are $50 per person ($45 members) and are all-inclusive, light fare, drinks, and Science of Sakepresentation. The evening will begin and end with Japanese beer as well for all participants.

Please click here to purchase tickets. Advance registration is required.

About the Presenter

Tiffany Dawn Soto, Master Sake Sommelier, consults for a number of restaurants in the U.S. and abroad, continually striving to raise the bar in the realm of sake accessibility and diversity. She regularly teaches and hosts private and corporate sake seminars and events,  and is a highly sought after speaker at events and conventions all over the world.

In addition to her consulting services she serves on the Board of Directors for The Sake Institute, hosts three “Sake Safari” tasting tours to Japan each year, regularly judges for sake festivals and tasting panels, hosts sake education and team-building dinners, and is regular contributor to numerous news and entertainment publications.  To learn more about her, connect with her @HeySakeLady.

Friday, May 2, 2014
Jon Medved, Founder, OurCrowd

Jon Medved, founder OurCrowd ( will be hosted by the Maryland/Israel Development Center on Friday, May 2nd from 8:00 – 10:00 am at an exclusive breakfast meeting. OurCrowd is a new equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors and angels focused exclusively on investing in Israeli and global technology start-ups. Mr. Medved’s topic  will be:

“Startup Nation Update: Israel’s Hot Start-up Tech Sectors and Lessons from 30 Years of Investing in Israel”

More than $40 million has been raised by Medved and OurCrowd for 32 portfolio companies since its launch in early 2013. Jon Medved is a serial entrepreneur and according to the Washington Post, “one of Israel’s leading high tech venture capitalists”. OurCrowd’s main office is based in Jerusalem, Israel.

Join the MIDC and  meet OurCrowd’s founder and learn about a few new Israeli start-up companies on:

Friday, May 2, 2014
Location: The Associated Board Room
101 Mt. Royal, Baltimore, 21201*
8:00-10:00 am
Breakfast (dietary laws observed)
Registration is required. MIDC members $18; Non-members $25.
Parking is available in the adjacent Cathedral Street Garage and bring your parking ticket to front desk for validation.

To register go to

Friday, May 2, 2014
Fallen Heroes Day

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

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