Religion Notes


August 06, 2004

Temple members to carry Torah to new sanctuary

Temple Isaiah will hold a Torah Processional from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 to celebrate the opening of its new building in Fulton.

Members of the traditional Reform temple will carry the synagogue's Torah scrolls along an 8.6-mile route from the congregation's former location, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, to its new building at 1220 Scaggsville Road. The facility contains a sanctuary and social hall, religious school, preschool, library, youth lounge and offices.

The procession will end in the new sanctuary with the placement of the scrolls within the Ark. An open house is planned from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Temple Isaiah was founded in 1970. The congregation has 525 families; 510 students attend its religious school.

Jewish Sunday school accepting registration

The Calah Congregation's Sunday school is accepting registration for the 2004-2005 school year. Classes meet twice monthly for kindergarten through bar and bat mitzvah. The school offers instruction in Hebrew, music, arts and crafts, and Jewish life, culture and history.

The unaffiliated Jewish congregation meets at Owen Brown Interfaith Center; the school will be held off Snowden River Parkway in Columbia.

Information: 410-455-6434 or 410-792-8029.

Journeys Community theme is `Sacred Spaces'

The theme for Journeys Community's Sunday service at 10 a.m. Sunday will be "Creating Sacred Spaces - In Your Home and In Your Heart."

Journeys Community services are held in the auditorium on the second floor of Vantage House Life Care Retirement Community, 5400 Vantage Point Road in Town Center, Columbia.

Information: Harry Brunett,, 410-730-6079 or 410-484-7544.

Christian choral group holding auditions

The Alleluias, an interdenominational Christian choral group based in Howard County, will hold auditions for singers on Tuesdays during the summer. Auditions are by appointment only.

To participate in the group's music ministry, members must be practicing Christians.

Information: Charles Leonard, 410-465-4744.

Foundation gets grant to help Holocaust survivors

The Jewish Federation of Howard County has received a grant for Holocaust survivors from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

Survivors can qualify for help with medical care, shelter, food or clothing. Preference is given to those with limited resources.

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

The federation's Tzedakah Fund provides emergency assistance to Howard County residents. Gifts can be made in honor of a family member or friend.

Information: 410-730-4976, ext. 21.

Drivers are needed to take senior citizens to important medical appointments.

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

Glenwood church seeks donations for media sale

Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church, 14551 Burntwoods Road, Glenwood, is seeking donations of books, compact disks, videos, records, cassettes and computer software for its ninth media sale, to be held in September.

Information: 410-442-2475.

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