Beth Shalom Congregation to welcome Rabbi Grossman


March 18, 1998|By Kathy Curtis | Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

BETH SHALOM Congregation will install Rabbi Susan Grossman as its spiritual leader at 4: 15 p.m. Sunday at the synagogue, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane.

The public is invited to the ceremony and a reception.

Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of "When Bad Things Happen to Good People," will perform the installation.

Rabbi Seymour Essrog, head of the National Rabbinical Assembly, will give the invocation.

Grossman previously served at a synagogue in Westchester, N.Y.

She is a member of the national Committee for Jewish Law and Standards of the Conservative Movement. Before entering the rabbinate, she was a journalist.

Earlier this year, the congregation held an installation ceremony for its board of trustees for 1998.

Serving on the board are Phillip C. Levin, president; Arlene Malech, president elect; Sam Ulan and Claudia Andorsky, vice presidents; David Kerbel, treasurer; and Phyllis Sosnick, secretary.

Also on the board are Alan Fishbein, chairman of the board; David Nathan, budget; Les Caplan, building operations; Jonathan Goldberg, by-laws; Michele Cohen, communications; Barbara Schifter, education, and Al Schmall, Jewish Federation representative.

Additional board members are Bruce Jaffe, fund raising; Jay Stearman, long-range planning; Stefanie Tauber, membership; Michael Tow, religious; David Marker, social action; Sherri Kersey and Lynn Weinstein, youth; Henry Rossman, Men's Club; and Jane Goldberg and Suzy Wheeler, Sisterhood.

Beth Shalom is Howard County's Conservative congregation. Shabbat services, which are open to the community, are held at 8 p.m. Fridays and at 9: 30 a.m. Saturdays.

Information: 410-531-5115.

Jump-rope show

Several west Columbia youngsters will demonstrate their jump-rope skills during the Kangaroo Kids 13th Annual Festival Show Time at 6 p.m. Saturday at Western Maryland College in Westminster.

Tickets are $1 and will be sold at the door.

The show will include more than 400 jumpers from teams throughout the United States and Canada.

The show is being sponsored by the Kangaroo Kids Precision Jump Rope Team, a jump-rope training and competition group in Howard County.

Members of the Kangaroo Kids travel and developmental teams will lead the opening parade of jumpers. The developmental teams include younger children who are learning the routines; the travel team is a group of older jumpers who give demonstrations outside the Howard County area.

The Kangaroo Kids developmental teams will do routines to the "William Tell Overture" and "Barbie Girl."

Team members include Longfellow resident Scott Gandy, as well as Clary's Forest residents Mary Gotschall, Marla Katz, Samantha Katz, Libby McClayton and Kenisha Thornton.

The Kangaroo Kids travel team will close the festival by performing a new routine.

On the team are Longfellow residents Elizabeth Egan, Thomas Egan and Chloe Gandy, and Swansfield resident Kandance Ramseur.

Also on the travel team are Laurie Beckman, Bart Elder, Kelsey Elder, Alliene Olson, Julia Olson, Amanda Ramsey, Leanne Kearnes and Luci Mazzullo -- all of Hickory Ridge.

Women to hold sale

Dorsey's Search residents Beth Torgrimson, Judi Smith and Sharon Bedke are organizing the next biannual Children's Consignment Sale sponsored by the Dorsey Search Women's Foundation.

The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. Saturday at Dunloggin Middle School.

L Admission is $1. No strollers are allowed before 10: 30 a.m.

Items for sale will include children's and maternity clothes, toys, books, juvenile furniture and baby equipment.

The foundation accepts consignments from the public and splits the proceeds equally with sellers.

The nonprofit group expects to raise about $4,000 from the sale, all of which will be donated to charity.

Club members, assisted by their families, run the sale.

Eighth-graders from Dunloggin Middle School also help out as part of their community service requirement.

Honors for excellence

Teachers and students from west Columbia high schools will be among those honored at the 17th "Evening of Excellence," which will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre.

Sponsored by the college, its Educational Foundation and the Howard County Board of Education, the event recognizes Howard County high school teachers for excellence in teaching and county high school seniors for academic achievement.

Honorees include English teacher Cherri Jefferson of Atholton High School and math teacher Jennifer Mascott of Wilde Lake High School.

Students to be honored include Kristin Chrobak, Carrie J. Eytchison, Tiffany Harvey, Kyung Kim and Charles Mack of Atholton, and Raymond Cheong, Lauren Gill, Kurt Mueller, Gregory Siracusa and Katie Troutman of Wilde Lake.

Pub Date: 3/18/98

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