Beth Shalom Congregation sends delegate to convention

Neighbors

November 27, 1996|By Kathy Curtis | Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

COLUMBIA RESIDENT Phyllis Sosnick returned Thursday from five days at Lake Kiamesha, N.Y., where she attended the biennial convention of the Women's League for Conservative Judaism.

The meeting drew 1,200 women from the United States and Canada. Sosnick represented Beth Shalom Congregation, where she is membership vice president of the sisterhood.

She called the convention "a wonderful opportunity to meet women from all over the country and from many different walks of life."

She added, "It's amazing. No matter how big the sisterhood is, they all have the same problems."

Sosnick reported that she brought back numerous ideas to share with Beth Shalom's sisterhood, and established contacts with women's groups in other states.

Being with so many women of similar interests "really got me in touch with my Judaism," she said.

Chorus to sing Messiah

Columbia Pro Cantare will join members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to perform portions of Handel's "Messiah" at 7: 30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Hammond High School, 8800 Guilford Road.

The chorus is directed by Longfellow resident Frances M. Dawson.

Several other chorus members live in west Columbia: Rusty and Julia Eckman, Steve Fulton, Carol Galbraith, Carolyn Gayle, Steve Greif, Wayne and Carol Heckrotte, Sylvia Hertz, Sarah Knox, Barbara Kraus, Tom Lorsung, Betsy Middleton, Kevin Shea, Jeane Stanevich, Lynne Stott and Connie Warasila.

Advance tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. Tickets will be sold at the door for $17 and $12.

For information call 465-5744.

Students meet composer

Six students from Wilde Lake Middle School traveled to Baltimore on a recent Saturday to interview synthesizer composer Robert Rich.

The students are part of an independent study class directed by John Hunter in the school's gifted and talented program.

"Rarely, if ever," observed Hunter, "do young people have access to accomplished professionals that are working in areas they are interested in. This class is a vehicle for them to meet the brightest minds on a world level."

Conducting the interview were Lauren Harding, Chris Wertz, Heather Kim, Sean Scott and Sarah Knors.

Chad McCarthy, a technical director in the school's broadcasting studio, videotaped the interview. Ivy Warren, one of Wilde Lake's studio technicians, edited the tape.

Rich, a Los Angeles sound designer and composer, was in Baltimore as part of a three-month national tour.

Hunter noted that Rich started building his own synthesizers at age 14 and "basically invented the way we use synthesizers today."

Hunter said that Rich encouraged the students, "to just compose and don't let anybody tell you [that] you can't."

Figure skaters to perform

A number of west Columbia children and teen-agers will be among the cast members of the Columbia Figure Skating Club's annual holiday ice show.

The group will perform "The Nutcracker" at 5: 30 p.m. and 6: 30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 22 at the Columbia Ice Rink.

In the cast are Ariel Andrew, Beth Baniszewski, Jennifer Beckwith, Amy Beier, Charo Bishop, Meredith Brace-Sloss, Alicia Brands, Anne-Laure Eliasson, Gabrielle Friedenburg, Ann Gerves, Lauren Havery, Kelly Lilley, Sonja Lilley, Jennifer Perkins, Lindsey Smeltz, Lindsay Sperling, Kristen Tessmer and Melanie Wolvovsky.

Tickets are $5 a person and are available in advance at the Columbia Ice Rink on Thunder Hill Road in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Information: 730-0322.

Pub Date: 11/27/96

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