Religion Notes

Religion Notes

April 04, 2003

Matzoh Bakery Open House is planned April 13

The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia, will present a Matzoh Bakery Open House from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 13.

Children will have an opportunity to see a demonstration of traditional matzoh-making and bake a matzoh.

Admission is $6 a child, including a handmade "shmurah" matzoh, made under the supervision of a rabbi from the time the wheat is cut.

Community Seders are planned at 8:30 p.m. April 16 and 17. Reservations are required. Services will be held at 6 p.m. April 16 and 9:30 a.m. April 17 and 18.

Information: 410-740-2424.

Passover program set for 4- and 5-year-olds

Columbia Jewish Community School's Passover program for 4- and 5-year-olds will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. April 13 at Oakland Mills High School 9410 Kilimanjaro Road.

The program will include music, songs, storytelling and a craft project.

Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free.

Reservations are requested by April 11.

Information: 410-730-9355.

The school is affiliated with Columbia Jewish Congregation.

Cooperative Ministry holding Lenten program

Columbia Cooperative Ministry is presenting its Ecumenical Lenten Speakers Program from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, through April 14, at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

The Rev. R. Whitfield Bass, pastor of St. John the Evangelist United Methodist/Presbyterian Church, will speak next week, and the Rev. Jacqueline Hines, associate pastor of Locust United Methodist Church in Columbia, will speak April 14.

Information: George Martin, 410-730-7862, or gwmartin@ erols.com.

Oseh Shalom workshop to discuss Judaism, food

Oseh Shalom Congregation, 7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel, will sponsor a three-part workshop, "Jewish Spirituality and Food Issues," from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, and April 13 and 27.

Rabbi Gary S. Fink, Renee Kreithen and Dr. Karen Meckler will lead a discussion about ways that the Jewish spiritual tradition can help people who have problems with food.

Registration is required.

Information: 301-498-5151.

Columbia Jewish group to hold Passover seder

The Columbia Jewish Congregation will hold its Second Night Passover Seder at 6 p.m. April 17 at the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia.

The seder, which will be led by Rabbi Sonya Starr and Cantor Jan Morrison, will include a traditional dinner with vegetarian or meat entree.

The Haggadah, A Night of Questions - A Passover Haggadah, published by the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation, will be used for the service.

Reservations must be received by Tuesday.

The cost is $14 for members; $9 for members' children, ages 5 to 12. Nonmembers pay $18 for adults and $10 for children ages 5 to 12.

Information: 410-730-6044.

Christ Lutheran Church to offer English classes

Christ Lutheran Church, 9808 Davidge Drive, Columbia, will offer classes in English as a Second Language from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, beginning tomorrow, in the meeting room of the River Hill neighborhood center, 6330 Trotter Road, Columbia.

Admission is free, but registration is required.

Information: 410-715-0610.

Chapelgate Church slates `Fresh Start' seminar

Chapelgate Presbyterian Church will offer a "Fresh Start" seminar today and tomorrow for people who are separated or divorced. An accompanying seminar - "Fresh Start for Kids," for children of separated, divorced or widowed parents - will be held at the same time.

Information or registration: 410-442-7677, Ext. 117.

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