Religion Notes


April 21, 2006

A day to remember the Holocaust

The Jewish Federation of Howard County and the Howard County Board of Rabbis will observe Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Monday at Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia.

The program will begin at 6 p.m. with "Dor l'Dor" (generation to generation), a kosher pizza dinner and discussion between teens and Holocaust survivors, who will describe their experiences, how they survived and the impact on their lives. The program is open to all teens. Reservations are requested but not required.

A service will begin at 8 p.m. with a procession of survivors and their children, and a candle-lighting ceremony in memory of the 6 million Jews killed during the Holocaust. The theme of the service is "The Light of the Human Spirit in a Time of Darkness." Baltimore resident Morris Rosen, a Holocaust survivor and speaker from the U.S. Holocaust Museum, will tell his story.

Information: Beth Shalom Congregation, 410-531-5115.

Body & Soul Aerobics to start next week

Body & Soul Aerobics, high- or low-impact aerobics and strength training to contemporary Christian music, will begin its spring session next week.

A class will meet at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday and Friday at First Presbyterian Church at U.S. 29 and Route 108 in Columbia (410-985-7102). A class also will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at South Columbia Baptist Church on Guilford Road (410-381-4668).

There is a fee.

Learn to prepare for emergencies

Community and neighbors of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are invited to attend an Emergency Preparedness Fair at 6:30 p.m. today at 4100 St. Johns Lane, Ellicott City.

Representatives from the Red Cross, the Department of Fire and Rescue Services, and other community agencies will discuss fire safety, food storage, first aid, financial management and other concerns in case of a natural or other disaster. A children's booth is also planned.

Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.

`Lunch and Learn' session at HCC

The Howard Community college Jewish Student Union will hold a "Lunch and Learn" session from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in the college's ILB (Instructional Lab Building) 100, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Physicist and Torah scholar Andrew Goldfinger will discuss "Evolution, Intelligent Design and Arrogance."

Admission is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested but not required.

Information: Sue Bard, 410-772-4887.

Journeys Community meets Sundays

Journeys Community's theme for this week's 10 a.m. Sunday service will be "The Practice of Turning Toward God."

The group's Sunday services are held in the second-floor auditorium of Vantage House Life-Care Retirement Community, 5400 Vantage Point Road in Town Center, Columbia.

Information: 410-730-6079.

Bet Yeladim offering camp for kids, 3 to 5

Bet Yeladim Preschool and Kindergarten will offer summer camp for children ages 3 to 5. Children can participate in a number of activities, including imaginative play, hands-on science, cooking, storytelling, art, soccer and other sports, and creative dance.

Applications are available at 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia, and at the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Oakland Mills.

Registration for the 2006-2007 preschool, full-day kindergarten and parent/child program also is being accepted.

Information: 410-531-2091, or

Christ Church Link offers aid referrals

Christ Church Link, a program of Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia, offers referrals to service agencies in Howard County and Maryland.

Callers can be referred to agencies that help prevent evictions and utility cutoffs, provide food and help with employment and other needs.

Hours of service are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays; and 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays.

Information or to request help: 410-309-9695.

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