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March 12, 1992|By Jay Merwin | Jay Merwin,Staff Writer

Service to celebrate end of Cold War

The Central Maryland Ecumenical Council is sponsoring a worship service to celebrate the end of the Cold War. The inspiration for the service is the strategic role of religious institutions in the fall of communism throughout Eastern and Central Europe.

Representatives from each of those countries will participate in the service. They are executives from a small, burgeoning non-profit sector in their home countries who are visiting the United States to study non-profit management techniques at the Institute for Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University.

Religious leaders from the area are expected to attend. The public is invited. The service begins at 4 p.m. March 29 at the Episcopal Cathedral Church of the Incarnation, East University Parkway and St. Paul Street.

Eulogy to Begin:

The sermon during tomorrow night's Sabbath services at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation will be devoted to a eulogy and to two different perspectives on the political life and influence of Menachem Begin, who died Monday.

Rabbi Murray Saltzman, the senior rabbi at the Park Heights Avenue congregation, will give a eulogy at the 8:15 p.m. service. The other speakers will be Dr. Arthur C. Abramson, executive director of the Baltimore Jewish Council, and Dr. Robert O. Freedman, dean of graduate studies at Baltimore Hebrew University.

Donations needed:

The Baltimore Jewish Council is seeking donations of canned TC and dried food for shipment to Odessa, Baltimore's sister city in Ukraine. The word has gone out through the council's 50 constituent agencies -- Jewish organizations, synagogues and schools -- to contribute food staples along with $10 to defray the cost of shipping it.

As in many parts of the former Soviet Union, food is scarcer than before and priced beyond the means of many people as the economy undergoes drastic price deregulation. Rose Mossberg, a council official, said the shipment will be distributed by an Odessa Jewish federation to those in need among the city's 69,000 Jews as well as non-Jews. The shipment is scheduled to leave Baltimore April 9. A small delegation from Baltimore will travel to Odessa in time for the scheduled arrival May 9.

The council has so far collected enough donated food to fill about half the 500 boxes it wants to send, Ms. Mossberg said. Each box holds the equivalent of two or three bags of groceries.

Baptist lecturer:

Dr. Henry Blackaby, a Southern Baptist author of books about spiritual life, will hold two separate lecture series next week at the Lake Shore Baptist Church in Pasadena.

His first group of talks, running March 15 to 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each evening, will deal with the history of the Great Awakening revival that swept through much of colonial America in the 18th century. He will compare the circumstances then to the current day and discuss the prospects for another revival of similar proportions.

The second group of talks, billed as an "Experiencing God Conference," will run from March 16 to 18 from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

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