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Saturday, May 17, 2014
Sarah Jayne Orton Memorial Walk

Bring your dog for a mile walk around the park to benefit the Baltimore Humane Society. Register before April 20th for $25.00 and receive a t-shirt and bracelet, after April 20th fee will be $30.00

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Truck Touch and Marketplace

When:  Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (rain or shine)

Where:  Tikvat Israel Congregation, 2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville, MD 20851 (Adjacent to Rockville High School)

Parking:  FREE at Rockville High School

Who:  You! The event is open to the public and is great for families with kids, people who are kids at heart, and for those interested in shopping for items from local vendors.

Cost:  $5 per person – cash only. ALL CHILDREN UNDER AGE 2 ARE FREE!!

What is a Truck Touch?

  • A unique, one-day event which allows children of all ages to climb on, learn about and discover their favorite big trucks and vehicles.  Here is a sampling of vehicles:  Pepco cherry picker, fire truck, ambulance, U-Haul truck, SWAT armored vehicle, stretch limousine, tow truck, UPS truck, K-9 vehicle, rider mower, snow plow, and more!
  • A McGruff the Crime Dog mascot will be on hand to greet and take pictures with children during the event.
  • We are thrilled to include multiple local vendors selling crafts, jewelry, home goods and personal care products, including Premiere Designs Jewelry, Scentsy, Dolly Doodle Designs, Silpada, A Little Pop of Color, To Peace Clothing.
  • This fun family event will also feature food, beverages, Kona Hawaiian shaved ice, face painting and a playground.
  • Our Truck Touch and Marketplace is an opportunity for the ECC to partner with others in the community, provide a fun learning environment, and raise money for our programs.

Questions? Please see our website: or email us at for more information.

Sunday, May 18, 2014
HaZamir Baltimore in Concert

HaZamir Baltimore in Concert
Sunday, May 18, 2014
5:00 pm
$15 adults, $5 for ages 18 & under – in advance

$18 adults, $10 for ages 18 & under – at the door
To purchase tickets in advance by May 15 visit
For more concert information please email or call Marilyn Zvili at 410.559.3510

HaZamir Baltimore is comprised of 30 talented teens who attend 12 different high schools in the greater Baltimore area.  This concert will offer a diverse repertoire featuring the very best of traditional and contemporary Jewish choral music. HaZamir participants recently returned from New York where they performed at Lincoln Center with their HaZamir peers from around the world. HaZamir provides Jewish teens the unique opportunity to gather together, learn sophisticated Jewish choral music, build community, and connect culturally.  By providing a high-quality, structured program, HaZamir’s unique experience helps foster a lifelong commitment to Jewish culture and music and builds a strong foundation for future Jewish involvement in young people.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Better Breathers Club

FutureCare Cherrywood has partnered with the American Lung Association to provide monthly Better Breathers Club meetings for the community.  Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 2-3pm at FutureCare Cherrywood in Reisterstown, MD. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 20th, 2-3pm.

Better Breathers Clubs meet regularly for one to two hours to provide support, education and socialization to people with COPD or another chronic lung disease, their family members and their caregivers. A facilitator coordinates and oversees the meetings, brings in featured speakers, and collects information and feedback from the participants.  Members themselves can provide ideas for meeting topics, organize communication networks, and even help plan special events. An American Lung Association staff person provides ongoing support to the group.

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, affects 1 in 5 adults over the age of 45. That means you or someone you know could have COPD and not even know it. Millions do.

For more information, contact Alexander Grichuhin at 410-833-3801

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Beyond Swimsuits & Sunscreen: What You Need to Know BEFORE Sending Your Child to Camp

Whether you have a first time camper or a summer camp veteran, learn the essential information that will make this the best summer ever for you and your child.  Get tips and advice from our expert panel, including a nurse, social worker, parent, former camper and educator.  The Jewish Community Services (JCS) Parent Discussion Series, in partnership with the Center for Jewish Camping, presents Beyond Swimsuits & Sunscreen: What You Need to Know BEFORE Sending Your Child to Camp on Tuesday, May 20th, at 7:00pm at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC Morestein Performa, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue.

The JCS Parent Discussion Series offers a variety of workshops to address the various challenges of parenthood from infancy to young adulthood.  Pre-registration is required for all workshops. For more information and registration, call 410-500-5371 or visit

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
16th Annual Irvin B. Levinson Memorial Lecture Series

Sol Levinson Bros, Inc. and Jewish Community Services welcome the entire community to the Sixteen Annual Irvin B. Levinson Memorial Lecture Series on Death, Dying and Bereavement, on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.  The event will take place from 6:00 to 9:15 p.m. at Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc., 8900 Reisterstown Road in Pikesville.  This year’s lecture features Glenn J. Treisman M.D., Ph.D., speaking on Depression and Demoralization in Patients with Chronic Illness and Doreen Horan, LCPC, FAMI  presenting Creative Grief Counseling for Children and Adults: The Wisdom of Integrating Therapy, Intuition, and Life Skills to Live Freely, Fully, Joyfully.”  Jay I. Levinson, Ph.D., chairs the lecture series.

Glenn Jordan Treisman is the Director of the AIDS Psychiatry Service, Co-Director of the Chronic Pain Treatment Program, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Dr. Treisman has worked at the interface between medicine and psychiatry, and has become a noted clinical expert on depression, addiction, personality disorders, chronic pain, and the interaction between psychiatric disorders and medical illness.

Doreen Horan is the Manager of the Counseling Center at Stella Maris, Inc., where she also supervises counseling clinical students and continues to see clients. She will speak about the grieving process for children, and the creation of Camp Me Too, an overnight bereavement camp for children in Maryland.

The program is open to the community at no charge.  Seating is limited and will be available beginning at 5:15 p.m. on a first come, first served basis.  No registration is required and no reservations can be accepted.  Social workers and psychologists attending the full program will earn 3 Category I or A CEUs.  For more information, please call 410-466-9200.

Saturday, May 24, 2014
Book signing with the voice of the Baltimore Ravens, Gerry Sandusky

At this event, Gerry Sandusky will sign copies of his new book, Forgotten Sundays. Customers must purchase a copy of the book from Greetings & Readings. A receipt will be required. A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. Gerry Sandusky may elect to sign additional memorabilia, if time permits.

Forgotten Sundays is the coming-of-age story of a father-son relationship and the value of a good name, which Gerry Sandusky knows all too well. He has had to endure having an unfortunate name in sports, but to him the Sandusky name means something entirely different: honor, integrity, endurance, and suffering and sadness.

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - Saturday, May 31, 2014
RA Sushi to Host 10th Annual Nicky’s Week

RA Sushi will host its largest annual fundraiser, “Nicky’s Week,” to help kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases. In its 10th year, the weeklong fundraiser benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

During Nicky’s Week, RA Sushi will donate 100 percent of sales from a variety of menu items and beverages to St. Jude to help support the hospital’s lifesaving mission. Since its inception, Nicky’s Week has raised more than $1.3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The special Nicky’s Week menu includes: Edamame, Tootsy Maki, Shrimp Nigiri, Pork Gyoza, Chicken Yakitori, Garlic Citrus Yellowtail, plus a variety of select beverages.

Monday, May 26, 2014
Memorial Day Ceremony

Memorial Day: May 26, 2014, 10:00 a.m.

The annual Memorial Day ceremony at DulaneyValleyMemorialGardens salutes the men and women of the armed forces who have paid the highest price in defense of the United States of America. The patriotic ceremony which includes music, speeches, a wreath laying and 21-gun salute, will take place on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., in the Circle of the Immortals, DulaneyValleyMemorialGardens. The observance is free and open to the public. DulaneyValleyMemorialGardens is located at 200 East Padonia Road — one mile east of York Road, in Timonium, Maryland. For more information: 410-666-0490 or

Wednesday, May 28, 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.

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