Religion Notes


April 13, 2007

Remembering the Holocaust

The annual Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) service, presented by the Jewish Federation of Howard County and the Howard County Board of Rabbis, will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Columbia Jewish Congregation, the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia.

Chic Paper, a veteran of World War II and a liberator of the concentration camp at Dachau, will speak.

An interactive program with Holocaust survivors for teens in grades seven to 12 will be held from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Called Dor L'Dor (Generation to Generation), its theme is "Liberation and Freedom."

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

A capella group is to perform

Notes and Keys, an a capella singing group from Columbia University in New York, will perform at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Bethany Lane United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City.

Tickets are $7; $5 for students.

Information: 443-280-0356.

Earth Day event set for April 21

Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church, 12101 Linden Linthicum Lane, Clarksville, will hold an Earth Day Celebration from noon to 4 p.m. April 21 on the church grounds.

Children will have an opportunity to make birdhouses from recycled wood, work on a butterfly garden and take a nature walk. Information on wise use of resources will be available, and representatives from local and regional groups will be on hand.

A nearly complete planting of 1,677 native flowers, grasses and shrubs - funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust, local merchants and the church - will be on display.

Those who attend are invited to bring a bag of newspapers, junk mail and office paper to the church's recycling bin. Volunteers are also needed.

Everyone is welcome.

Information: Mary McBride, 301-854-0179.

Oseh Shalom plans rabbi installation

Oseh Shalom, a Reconstructionist synagogue in Laurel, will hold an installation ceremony for Rabbi Douglas Heifetz at 1:30 p.m. May 6. Rabbi Gary Fink, who has served the congregation for more than 26 years, will be designated rabbi emeritus.

Rabbi Linda Holtzman, director of the Department of Practical Rabbinics at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, will speak.

As part of the celebration, musician Joe Jencks will perform at 8 p.m. May 5 at Oseh Shalom. Tickets are $10.

The synagogue is at 7515 Olive Branch Way.

Information: 301-498-5151.

Yard sale, auction, health fair set May 5

Locust United Methodist Church, 6851 Martin Road, Columbia, will hold a yard sale, silent auction and health fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5. The rain date is May 19. Sellers are needed. The cost is $10 a space.

Information: 410-772-0940.

A supervised truck will accept donations of clean household items, knickknacks, books and children's clothing from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday and April 22 and 29; from noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow and April 21 and 28; and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and April 26.

Christian aerobics at 2 churches

Body & Soul Christian Aerobics is offering eight-week sessions of cardio- and strength-training to contemporary Christian music, starting this month.

A class is offered at 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia. Information: 410-985-7102.

A second class is offered at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, starting next week, at South Columbia Baptist Church. Information: 410-381-4668.

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