Religion Notes


September 03, 2004

Shepherd of the Glen to offer 10,000 books at ninth annual sale

Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church, 14551 Burntwoods Road, Glenwood, will hold its ninth annual book sale from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the church.

A bag sale ($5 per bag) is planned from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 11.

The sale will feature more than 10,000 books, including two rooms of children's books, and antiquarian books, autographed books and first editions. Computer software, puzzles, videos, compact discs, tapes and records will also be for sale.

Children's and paperback books are 50 cents; hardbacks are $1. Antiquarian, autographed and some other books are priced individually.

The church requests that strollers not be brought to the book sale.

Information: Carole Kramer, 410-442-1204.

Retirement party slated for Bet Yeladim founder

Bet Yeladim Preschool and Kindergarten plans to honor Jean Grinspoon, a founder and executive director of the school, on her retirement after three decades of service.

A brunch and retirement party will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 12 at Turf Valley Resort.

Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance. Donations will also be accepted for the Jean Grinspoon Media Center Fund, set up to create a new library and media center in her honor.

Checks should be made payable to Bet Yeladim and mailed to P.O. Box 54, Simpsonville, MD 21150-0054.

The nursery school meets at Beth Shalom Congregation, and the kindergarten and day care at the Meeting House in Oakland Mills, both in Columbia.

Information: Debbie Tow, 410-730-4858.

`Musical Journey Through High Holy Days' planned

The Jewish Student Union of Howard Community College will present a free lecture and performance, "Musical Journey Through the Jewish High Holy Days," by Linda Baer, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in Room 100 of the Instructional Lab Building, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

The event is part of the Jewish Student Union's "Lunch and Learn" series. Information: Sue Bard, 410-772-4887.

Churches to co-sponsor Taize prayer celebration

Lutheran Church of the Living Word and St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church will co-sponsor monthly celebrations of Taize prayer for peace and reconciliation at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The meditative style of sung prayer will be presented as a way to bring members of the community together to pray for those who work in and with the military, and for peace, forgiveness and reconciliation.

The style of sung prayer originated in the international ecumenical community of Taize, France. The service consists of a series of meditative repeated songs or chants, intercessions, Scripture and silence.

Taize prayer will be held on the second Wednesday of each month from September through June except in February.

Shalom Aleichem to begin classes at new site Sept. 12

Congregation Shalom Aleichem's religious school will begin classes Sept. 12 at its new location at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road.

The school meets twice each month on Sunday mornings and offers instruction in Hebrew, music, Jewish holidays and traditions, and for older students, bar and bat mitzvah preparation.

The school will hold an open house for interested parents and prospective students during its Sept. 12 session. Information: Principal Marc Shapiro at 410-740-5446.

Lubavitch Center to hold Shofar Factory Open House

The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia, will hold its annual Shofar Factory Open House, in which children and adults can make a shofar, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12.

The shofar, the horn blown during Rosh Hashana services and to mark the end of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is traditionally made from a hollow ram's horn.

Rosh Hashana services will be at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 15; 9:30 a.m. Sept. 16 (shofar-blowing at 12:30 p.m.); and at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17 (shofar blowing at 12:30 p.m.).

Yom Kippur services will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24 (Kol Nidre service) and 9:30 a.m. Sept. 25.

Information: 410-740-2424.

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