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Sunday, November 16, 2014
Klezmer Concert with Seth Kibel

Seth Kibel and his trio will present a wide variety of Jewish
and Jewish-related music. From Old World klezmer to Yiddish
folksongs, to klezmer-influenced jazz and swing, your toes will
be tapping throughout this concert, which will provide a musical
encapsulation of the Jewish-American experience.

David Philip Gresser Sanctuary.

This concert is FREE and open to the public.

Monday, November 17, 2014
The RED TENT PRESENTS: The Power of One

Listen to how women saw a need in their community, and did something remarkable to make change by starting their own, successful non-profits. Facilitated by Beth Ditman, Editor of Her Mind Magazine.  Learn how these dynamos embrace tikkun olam and are making a difference every day.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Showcase of Maryland/Israel Business

Partners in Innovation: A Showcase of Maryland/Israel Business, one of the Maryland/Israel Development Center’s most exciting annual programs. In its fourth year, the Showcase is a networking event and expo featuring the Israeli companies in Maryland, and Maryland and Israeli trade, business and high tech partnerships.

Partners for the Showcase this year include the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, the Technology Council of Maryland and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC).

Ira Hoffman, Principal of Offit Kurman, Attorneys of Law and Ori Reiss, President of GlobalNet Services are co-chairing the Showcase as well as Co-Chairs of the MIDC Montgomery County Committee.

Last year close to 30 companies participated in the Showcase featuring Israeli companies with offices in Maryland and Maryland companies trading or doing business with Israel. A listing of the participating companies will be posted on the website shortly.

The Maryland/Israel Development Center (MIDC) is a non-profit organization that promotes bilateral economic development to help create jobs in Israel and Maryland. Located in the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development in Baltimore and now also in the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development in Rockville, the MIDC is an energetic and vibrant hub of people and activities promoting Maryland/Israel trade, investment.

For more information go to or contact Nancy Boguslaw,

Registration will be required and registration will be open on October 1, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Dale Terrill

Nov 19 – Learn about the history of this still vibrant gem of a neighborhood as described in “Reservoir Hill,” researched and written by this enthusiastic new author.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Saturday, November 22, 2014
Parlor Plays: “Be Professional” and “Orange!”

Baltimore playwright Peter Davis will present two of his Parlor Plays, “Orange!” and “Be Professional” on November 20 at 8 pm and November 21 and 22 at 7 and 9 pm, at Church and Company, 3649 Falls Road in Hampden.  Parlor Plays debuted with two original productions in May 2014. Since then, Davis has invited actors and audience to read plays in progress.  The upcoming plays are the result of this unique collaborative process.

“Orange and “Be Professional” are each about twelve minutes long and feature two characters.  In “Orange!”, a couple gets more than they bargained for when they try to spice up their marriage.  In “Be Professional”, best friends have different ideas about a disturbing occurrence, what it means and who owes whom.

“Like a great song, a short play can create a dimensional world and fully realized characters.  Both have the concentrated power to fill you with joy and move you to tears,” said Davis.

The venue offers the warmth of a home and the funky vibe of a salon.  Ticket prices are $12.  Refreshments will be available at an additional cost.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Santé: A Culinary Odyssey

With over 900 guests expected, the business/casual fête will feature signature dishes from over 45 top local chefs, including: AIDA Bistro, B&O American Brasserie, Barrett’s Grill, Bertha’s Mussels, Birroteca, Black Tie Caterers, Blue Hill Tavern, Brio Tuscan Grille, Café Hon, Clementine, Cooking with Catherine,  Corner BYOB, Dooby’s, Frisco Tap House and Brewery, Grillfire, Heavy Seas Ale House, Highland Inn, J  Paul’s, Laurrapin, Le Garage, Maggie’s Farm, Natasha’s Just Brittle, NeCe’s Green Apron, Nutreatious, Oyster Bay Grille, Portalli’s, Richardson Farms, Sobo Café, Stratford University, Sugar & Ice, Taharka Brothers Ice Cream, Talara, Tapas Adela, Tark’s Grill, TenTen, The Fork & Wrench,  The House of Audré, The Nickel Taphouse and Wit & Wisdom.

Adding to the fun will be celebrity judges and a People’s Choice competition, interactive food demonstrations, live entertainment and a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia, dining, entertainment, local art, spa, health and fitness, and vacation packages. Guests also can raise their paddles to win a few one-of-a-kind experiences in the live auction and directly support the local kidney community by contributing to the evening’s Fund-The-Mission campaign.

Event honorees are Lawrence J. Appel, M.D., M.P.H. (C. David Molina Professor of Medicine and Director of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions) and Jonathan S. Bromberg, M.D., Ph.D. (Professor of Surgery and Microbiology and Immunology and Chief of the Division of Transplantation at the University of Maryland School of Medicine).

WJZ-TV’s Ron Matz will serve as emcee. Sponsorship chair is Stuart Bowers (president, DST Brokerage Solutions) and restaurant committee chair is Ben Simpkins CEC CCA WCC (executive chef at Richardson Farms, who was on dialysis following a car accident at age 16 before receiving one of his mother’s kidneys in a transplant the following year).

Proceeds from Santé will fund vital research at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland, and directly support NKF-MD’s patient emergency assistance program, which provides essentials such as food, housing costs, utilities, medication and transportation to dialysis.

Admission is $125 per person for as-available lounge seating, $250 per person for a reserved seat and $2,500 for a reserved table for 10. Sponsorships are also available. For admission, sponsorship or auction donation information, visit or contact Averil Christens-Barry at 410.494.8545 or

Now celebrating its 50th year as an affiliate, The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, serving central and western Maryland, the Delmarva Peninsula and portions of West Virginia, is the area’s only voluntary health agency dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of kidney and urinary tract diseases. For more information, visit

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Klezmer: American Music

Klezmer, which literally means “tool of song” in Hebrew, is the
secular folk music of the Jews of Central and Eastern Europe.
This course will trace the history and evolution of this music,
from the Old World to the New, up until the present day and the
modern klezmer revival. Live demonstrations from the instructor
and recorded music will make these lectures as exciting as the
music itself. Led by Seth Kibel.

This program is FREE and open to the public.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
An Evening with Groucho

$27 in advance; $31 at the door

Hold on to your seats as Groucho Marx comes alive before your very eyes! Recognized by The New York Times as ‘America’s most gifted funny man,’ Frank Ferrante, an award-winning actor, director, and playwright, ad-libs his way through a fast-paced hilarious performance in An Evening with Groucho. Ferrante’s show has run in London, off-Broadway, and across the country. Packed with songs, stories, and inspired audience interaction, this comedic performance will incite belly laughs from all ages!

Wednesday, November 26, 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.

Monday, December 1, 2014
Co-Parenting: In the Best Interest of Your Child

Solutions for co-parenting that put your child’s needs first.  Gain valuable insight and concrete strategies to help you negotiate issues that can arise when there are multiple homes and families, each with different rules and parenting styles.

Presented by  Emily Love, LCSW-C, Therapist, JCS

For information and registration visit

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