2 programs offer wisdom to those teaching children about...


November 05, 1992

2 programs offer wisdom to those teaching children about heritage

Searching and troubling questions for Jewish and Christian adults attempting to instruct children about their religious heritage will be explored in free, public programs this month at two Baltimore-area synagogues.

A discussion of the impact of the Holocaust on Christian and Jewish understandings of forgiveness will be led Nov. 18 at Pikesville's Chizuk Amuno Congregation, 8100 Stevenson Road, by two California scholars. They are Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis of Encino, who has a national reputation as an author and preacher, and John K. Roth, professor of philosophy at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, who has written extensively about the Holocaust.

The program, scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., is a joint effort of the Institute for Christian-Jewish Studies and the Jack Pearlstone Institute for Living Judaism. Its title: "Forgiveness After Auschwitz? Is it Necessary? Is it Possible?"

Beginning at 8 p.m. Nov. 17, Rabbi Schulweis will lead a discussion entitled "God Talk" at Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Ave.

A principal focus of this program of the Adult Institute of Jewish Studies will be why many Jews today find it difficult to discuss God and how they can best communicate their spiritual heritage to their children.

Rabbi Schulweis is the 1992 scholar-in-residence at the Jack Pearlstone Institute, which is endowed by the Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.

School convention:

About 60 workshops on Christian education are set for tomorrow evening through Saturday as part of the 30th annual Greater Baltimore Area Sunday School Convention at Arlington Baptist Church, 3030 N. Rolling Road.

A popular Christian radio personality, the Rev. David Jeremiah of El Cajon, Calif., will address the participants at 7:15 p.m. tomorrow.

For more information: 882-4890 or 665-8827.

Farewell evensong:

Maryland Episcopalians will honor the Rev. A. Dickerson Salmon on his retirement after 23 years as rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Frederick during an evensong service there at 4 p.m. Saturday and a reception afterward in the Parish Hall.

Maryland Episcopal Bishops A. Theodore Eastman and Charles L. Longest will be among the celebrants. For more information: (301) 663-5625.

Biblical scholar:

Robert Alter, author and professor of comparative literature at the University of California at Berkeley, will deliver a free, public lecture, "Imagining History in the Bible," at 3 p.m. Sunday at Baltimore Hebrew University, 5800 Park Heights Ave.

The speaker will be awarded the Hebrew University's Maurice A. Stiller Prize for Literature. For reservations: 578-6900.

Liturgy workshop:

Elaine Rendler, a liturgist, musician and teacher, will lead a program for Roman Catholic liturgical ministers from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday at St. Francis de Sales Church in Abingdon, Harford County. To register, call: (410) 679-4555.

Bishop honored:

Christ Temple Apostolic Church, 827 Cherry Hill Road, will honor Bishop Willard E. Saunders Sr. on the 38th anniversary of his pastorate at a dinner tomorrow evening at the Marriott Hotel at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. For ticket information: 644 1034 or 355-8986.

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