Beth Tfiloh rings to 'Sounds of Silence' and happy applause

On the Town

June 16, 1996|By Sylvia Badger

NOSTALGIA REIGNED supreme at the recent Art Garfunkel concert at Beth Tfiloh on Old Court Road. According to Rabbi Michael Meyerstein, "It was fuzzy, feel-good music, and most people seemed to enjoy it."

Certainly the Garfunkel groupies who attended in their flower-child garb, armed with old record albums, were not disappointed. The music and the large, vinyl, shiny, neon-colored flowers decorated with the faces of Beth Tfiloh school students were pure '60s.

And it seemed everyone was on their feet when Garfunkel sang old favorites "Sounds of Silence," "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "Mrs. Robinson." This year's co-chairs were attorney Michele Lax and her husband, Barry Garber, of Alex. Brown & Son, who have two children at the school. Another parent, WJZ's Sally Thorner, was emcee.

Among the 1,500 at the concert were Ellen and Larry Macks, Macks Homes; Betty and Gerald Maizlish, owner of Acura West/Nissan West; Maria and Barry Fleishmann, Innovative Gourmet Caterers; Ann Louise and Howard Perlow, Residential Title Co.; Rachel and Haron Dahan, Dahan Homes; Louise and Morty Macks, Macks Homes; and Roz and Marvin Weiner, Mt. Airy Cold Storage.

Did anyone get to meet Art? Nope. He was supposed to make a cameo appearance, but instead made a quick getaway. Not so with many guests, who opted to stay for a dessert reception catered by the Hyatt Regency. The tables were laden with tasty goodies as well as cappuccino and flavored coffees.

Heritage Automotive Group owner Jerry Fader and his son Steve did a great job chairing the corporate committee, which helped net the school's tuition assistance program more than $218,000.

Star gazings

Clint Eastwood was sighted at the Mt. Washington Tavern, where he and the crew of his new movie, "Absolute Power," had a party last Sunday night.

I am told he enjoyed the jumbo lump crab balls and steamed shrimp, as well as the Mt. Washington Tavern sweat shirt that tavern owner Rob Frisch gave him.

Collaboration

Camay Calloway Murphy, daughter of the late jazz musician Cab Calloway, collaborated with artist Tom Miller to write a children's book, "Can a Coal Shuttle Fly?" The story is based on Miller's memories of growing up in Baltimore, which he has colorfully illustrated. The Maryland Historical Society is the publisher, and the book is sold there as well as in bookstores throughout the country. It's $14 and written for children ages 4-8.

Hospital appointments

The Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital has selected two movers and shakers to lead its board of trustees.

Look for some exciting things from the new chairman, William M. Passano III, a vice president of sales for his family's business, Williams & Wilkins. Dr. Walter Royal III, a neurologist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, is the new vice chairman.

Pub Date: 6/16/96

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