Community observance set for the Holocaust Day
Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League, is to deliver the keynote address May 3 at a community-wide observance of Yom Ha'Shoah, the Holocaust Day of Remembrance.
Mr. Foxman, a native of Poland, is a member of the President's United States Holocaust Memorial Council and is vice president of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors.
The event is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. at the War Memorial Building, Lexington and Gay streets in Baltimore. It will come at the end of the observance of Holocaust Week of Remembrance, which begins Sunday.
A number of churches are scheduled to participate in the weeklong observance, organized by the Baltimore Jewish Council and the National Conference of Christians and Jews.
Free transportation to the May 3 event is available. Buses will leave Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Ave., and Friends School 5114 N. Charles St., at 1:30 p.m.
After the event at the War Memorial, a candlelight service and prayers are scheduled at the Holocaust Memorial, Water and Gay streets.
For more information, call the Baltimore Jewish Council at
Old Otterbein United Methodist Church has prepared several permanent exhibits on the history of the church, at 112 W. Conway St. in South Baltimore.
The project, two years in the making, includes a restored panoramic map of Baltimore. The map, said to be the largest known work of its type in the country, was prepared by Edward Sachse in 1869.
Other exhibits highlight the church's 200-year history, the surrounding neighborhood, other churches in the area and the life of Bishop Philip William Otterbein.
Tomorrow, the exhibits will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibits also can be viewed on Saturdays through October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, call the church at 685-4703.
The Benedictine Sisters of Baltimore in Lutherville will sponsor the play "Hildegard," written and performed by Sister Michelle Belto of San Antonio, Texas.
The event is scheduled at 2 p.m. May 3 at the Maryvale Preparatory School auditorium, 11300 Falls Road in Brooklandville.
The play, put on as part of the Benedictine Sisters' 20-year anniversary celebration, is based on the life of Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th century abbess of the Benedictine Abbey in the Rhineland valley. Her writings have been translated to English and her music is performed to this day.
Organizers say that Hildegard's "vibrant Earth imagery, her cosmic view of God and her belief that life is to be lived holistically make her a woman for our times whose story needs to be told."
Tickets to the play are available by calling Benedictine Sisters of Baltimore at 821-5792.
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