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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.
Registration will be required and registration will be open on October 1, 2014
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.
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.
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 www.santebaltimore.com or contact Averil Christens-Barry at 410.494.8545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.kidneymd.org.
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. www.SethKibel.com
This program is FREE and open to the public.
$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!
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 www.meetup.com/Jewish-Community-Services-Job-Search-Network/ 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.
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 www.jcsbaltimore.org/parenting-series/
Dec 3 – This JHU Press author will discuss the formation of the Walters Art Museum collection when he discusses his book “Henry Walters and Bernard Berenson: Collector and Connoisseur.”
$28 in advance; $32 at the door
Sponsored by The Peggy and Yale Gordon Trust
Imagine hearing the famous hard rock tunes of REM, Nirvana or Pink Floyd transformed into contemporary classical masterpieces – this is the kind of musical magic you will find performed by Christopher O’Riley. O’Riley is recognized as one of the leading American pianists of his generation. He is known for his eloquent and compelling musings on music and popular culture, as the host of the popular NPR music program, From the Top, in which he introduces nationwide audiences to the next generation of classical music stars. O’Riley’s love of music of all genres has led to multiple popular recordings of the aforementioned groups as well as Radiohead, Portishead, Cocteau Twins, The Smiths, Tears for Fears, and Elliott Smith. Music lovers of all genres will be captivated by the multitude of styles Christopher brings to the stage.