Religion Notes

RELIGION NOTES

January 23, 2004

Hadassah planning dinner and auction Feb. 8 in Columbia

The Howard County chapter of Hadassah will hold its second dinner and auction for members and friends Feb. 8 at Coho Grill in Hobbit's Glen, Columbia.

An elegant dinner and silent auction are planned, with an opportunity to bid on gift items, toys, gift certificates to local stores and service organizations, weekend getaways and other items.

The $30 cover charge includes nonalcoholic beverages and dairy or pareve (neither milk nor meat) entrees. A cash bar will be available. Proceeds will benefit the Hadassah Medical Organization.

Reservations are requested by Thursday. Information: Lynn Albizo, 410-715-1341, or albizo@ comcast.net.

Beth Shalom to mark holiday of Tu B'Shevat

Hadassah's Howard County chapter and Beth Shalom Congregation will co-sponsor an event for children to celebrate the holiday of Tu B'Shevat from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Beth Shalom, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia.

The Tu B'Shevat Seder will mark the "New Year for the trees," a Jewish Arbor Day, said Rabbi Susan Grossman of Beth Shalom. The program will be led by Grossman and Cantor Alan "Ruby" Rubinstein, and is suitable for children ages 2 to 8.

The celebration will include an interactive seder with music and food. Parents and older siblings are invited.

The cost is $10 a family to cover food and materials.

"The Jewish View of the Messiah" will be the subject of a lecture by Peter Stein during Sabbath services at Beth Shalom on Jan. 30. Sabbath services are scheduled at 8 p.m. Stein, a rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York City, will discuss the history of the messianic idea in Judaism.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be served after services.

Information: 410-531-5115, 410-964-8247.

Journeys Community topic to be `The Soul of Animals'

The theme for this weekend's 10 a.m. Sunday service at Journeys Community is "The Soul of Animals: The Healing Capacity of Animals and Animals as Our Teachers."

Journeys Community is holding services in its permanent home, the recently renovated auditorium on the second floor of Vantage House Life Care Retirement Community, 5400 Vantage Point Road, in Town Center, Columbia.

Information: Harry Brunett, Journeyscommunity@mris.com.

In case of inclement weather: 410-730-6079 or 410-484-7544.

Link at Christ Church provides referrals for help

The Link at Christ Church provides referrals for financial assistance to prevent evictions and utility turnoffs, as well as links to housing agencies, food banks, employment and training.

The Link at Christ Church is sponsored by Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, with support from the Columbia Foundation and the Holmes Family Foundation.

Information: 410-309-9695.

Jewish film series to open Saturday in Columbia

CJC Jewish Film Series is scheduled at 8 p.m. Saturdays in Room 200 at the Meeting House in Columbia.

God Is Great, I'm Not will be shown Saturday; From Swastika to Jim Crow and A Home on the Range: The Jewish Chicken Ranchers of Petaluma on Feb. 21; Time of Favor on March 20; and Schmelvis: Searching for the King's Jewish Roots and Song of a Jewish Cowboy on April 17.

The cost is $24 for the full series of four nights; $20 for three; $14 for two; and $8 for single tickets. Refreshments and discussion are included.

Information: 410-381-4809.

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