Religion Notes


January 03, 2003

Hadassah sponsoring study group about women in the Bible

The Howard County chapter of Hadassah International will sponsor a three-week study group this month about women in the Bible.

The group will be led by Chani Baron, scholar, motivational teacher and the wife of Rabbi Hillel Baron of the Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education.

The group is a continuation of one that met last month; participants decided to create a continuing series. Meetings will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 14, 21 and 28 in Columbia, at the home of Debbie Tow.

Registration is requested before each session.

Information or registration: Debbie Tow, 410- 730-4858, or debtow@comcast. net.

Franciscan Friars to offer Healing Masses, seminars

The Franciscan Friars of St. Joseph Cupertino Friary, 12290 Folly Quarter Road, near Glenelg, will offer a Healing Mass at 7:30 p.m. today.

Worshippers can be prayed over by a priest and offer private intentions at the relic of St. Anthony in the rear of the chapel.

A Healing Mass also will be offered at 3 p.m. Jan. 19.

Three seminars are planned for this month at the friary. "Be Reconciled" will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 11. The cost is $35, including lunch. "St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians," a presentation in a series about St. Paul's letter, will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 20. The cost is $20. "St. Francis: A Master of Prayer" will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 25. The cost is $35, including lunch.

Information: 410-531-2800.

Bahai founder's jailing being commemorated

The Bahai community of Howard County meets weekly at 11 a.m. Sundays at The Barn in Oakland Mills Village Center, Columbia.

The community is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the incarceration of the founder of the Bahai faith, Baha'u'llah, in Tehran, Iran.

Information: 410-730-6540, or

Jewish women's council to hold Sunday brunch

The National Council of Jewish Women will hold a brunch at 11 a.m. Sunday to celebrate the new year and welcome new and prospective members.

An informal presentation about the volunteer organization will be given. The council works to improve the quality of life for women, children and families.

Jewish agency offers caregiver support group

Jewish Family Services will offer a caregiver support group for adults who take care of or are concerned about elderly relatives.

Sessions will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, and on the first Monday of each month, at the Jewish Federation of Howard County conference room, Suite 115, 8950 Route 108, Ellicott City.

The sessions are free, but donations are accepted.

Information: 410-730-4976, Ext. 25.

Soviet army veteran to speak at Meeting House

Columbia Jewish Congregation will sponsor a talk by Simon Buslovich from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Drive, Columbia.

Buslovich will share his experiences as a battle surgeon with the Soviet army on the front lines in World War II. He joined the Soviet army at the battle of Stalingrad, where he served in aid stations that helped the wounded. He advanced to Berlin with the army.

He will be accompanied by his stepdaughter, Yelena Gorina, who will translate.

Information: 410-730-6044.

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