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By David Driver | January 29, 2014
Rabbi Daniel Plotkin was in the marching band at the University of Wisconsin and one of his highlights came when the football team took part in the Rose Bowl parade in 1994 - the school's first appearance in the game in 31 years. When Plotkin became the rabbi at Beth Shalom in Columbia less than three years ago, he soon learned of several other congregants with dormant musical backgrounds but no outlet to keep sharp or exhibit their skills. With the assistance of Steve Cohen, who joined the congregation in 2005, Plotkin created Divine Intervention, an eclectic mix of musicians who held An Evening at the Coffee House on Jan. 25 as a fundraiser for Beth Shalom.
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By David Driver | January 29, 2014
Rabbi Daniel Plotkin was in the marching band at the University of Wisconsin and one of his highlights came when the football team took part in the Rose Bowl parade in 1994 - the school's first appearance in the game in 31 years. When Plotkin became the rabbi at Beth Shalom in Columbia less than three years ago, he soon learned of several other congregants with dormant musical backgrounds but no outlet to keep sharp or exhibit their skills. With the assistance of Steve Cohen, who joined the congregation in 2005, Plotkin created Divine Intervention, an eclectic mix of musicians who held An Evening at the Coffee House on Jan. 25 as a fundraiser for Beth Shalom.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Sun Staff Writer | March 10, 1995
Beginning today, Howard County Jewish children won't have to travel to Baltimore or Washington to see what an actual synagogue looks like.The county's first building dedicated from the start as a synagogue opens today on Guilford Road in Simpsonville just south of Columbia -- thanks to the 200 families that belong to the Beth Shalom Congregation.The synagogue's opening reflects the continued rapid growth of Howard's Jewish population, now estimated at about 8,500 or roughly 4 percent of the county's residents.
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June 9, 2011
Rothschilds' story Actor Bernie Dean will perform a one-person rendition of the Broadway musical "The Rothschilds" Sun., June 12, 6 p.m., at the Beth Shalom Congregation at 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, in Columbia. The Tony Award-winning show tells the story of the Rothschild family, which went from Jewish ghetto poverty to wealth and power. A dessert reception will follow the performance. Admission is $20, $36 per couple and $10 for teens. Babysitting will be available.
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October 21, 1994
Beth Shalom Congregation will unveil the cornerstone for its new synagogue at 2 p.m. Sunday at the building site near Freetown Road and Guilford Road in Columbia.The 55-pound marble stone was imported from Jerusalem.Beth Shalom is constructing the first free-standing synagogue in Howard County. The building is scheduled to open in January 1995.Representatives from Bet Yeladim preschool, which will begin holding classes in the synagogue in September 1995, will be at the ceremony.
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May 13, 1996
Richard Schifter, special assistant to President Clinton on the National Security Council, will be the speaker at Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Guilford Road in Hickory Ridge, at 8 p.m. Friday.He will speak on foreign affairs, especially the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.Schifter has been assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs and the U.S. representative to the United Nations' Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland.Information: 531-5115.
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December 15, 2000
Beth Shalom congregation of Carroll County will hold a Hanukkah celebration from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 23 at the synagogue, 2020 Liberty Road, Taylorsville. Music, games and prizes will be featured. Children younger than age 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door per child. Reservations are recommended. Information: 410-875- 2800. Scholarships are goal in oratorical contest American Legion Post 191 of Mount Airy will hold its local level of the National High School Oratorical Contest at 1 p.m. Jan. 13 at the post home on Prospect Road.
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June 13, 1995
Beth Shalom Congregation will hold a dedication ceremony for the opening of its new building at 1 p.m. Sunday at 8070 Guilford Road in Columbia.The ceremony will feature presentations by U.S. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin and Howard County Executive Charles I. Ecker.Beth Shalom's Rabbi Kenneth Cohen and Cantor Anita Schubert also will participate.Information: 531-5115.POLICE LOG* Long Reach: 6400 block of Dry Barley Lane: Someone who tried to steal a 1992 Eagle Talon broke a screwdriver in its ignition and took the car's stereo before fleeing Saturday morning, police said.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Sun Staff Writer | May 27, 1994
The ceremony was simple and brief: grains of earth from Israel, scattered on the lot that soon will be the site of a long-awaited home for the Beth Shalom Conservative Congregation."
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Sun Staff Writer | June 18, 1995
Three months after its doors opened, Beth Shalom Congregation will hold a formal dedication ceremony today for its synagogue, the first synagogue built from the ground up in Howard County.WJZ-TV news anchorwoman Sally Thorner will be the emcee of the 90-minute ceremony, which will begin at 1 p.m. at the synagogue at 8070 Guilford Road in Simpsonville.U.S. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes of Maryland, 3rd District Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin and County Executive Charles I. Ecker will be among the dignitaries attending, said Kenneth L. Cohen, the congregation's rabbi.
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March 15, 2009
The Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, offers the following events this month: * "Decorating 101," the first in a three-part series with April Force Pardoe, at 7 p.m. tomorrow. The program, titled "Make Your Room Happy," covers elements of good design and the secrets of creating happy rooms. * "Happy Birthday, Bach!" A performance by the Raphael Trio in celebration of the composer's 324th birthday is scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday. * The Howard County Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation will sponsor a showing of Life in Occupied Palestine, by Anna Baltzer, at 1 p.m. March 29. Admission is free.
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March 1, 2009
The THRIVE Center, a multidisciplinary health care center specializing in diagnosis and treatment of emotional conditions, will sponsor a community conversation, "Our Communications About Race." The event, moderated by county Human Rights Administrator C. Vernon Gray, will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Voyages Art Gallery at THRIVE, Suite 530, 30 Corporate Center, 10440 Little Patuxent Parkway. Hosts will be THRIVE's owners, Dr. Rick Silver and Rose Cohen. Information: 410-740-3240 or www.mythrive.
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May 9, 2008
`ARK' dedication coming Sunday Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, will dedicate "The ARK," a renovated double classroom trailer that has been outfitted with a gabled roof, wood carvings, photographs of Israel, tapestried curtains and an Aron Kodesh -- a handmade cabinet that holds the Torah scrolls. The trailer is to be named in honor of the "The Amazing Rich Kavalsky," Beth Shalom's educational director, who is retiring after 10 years of leading the congregation's religious school, Hebrew high school, youth services and B'nai Mitzvah (Bar and Bat Mitzvah)
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By James M. Coram | February 9, 1992
Buried amid the details of $94 million in capital budget requests that the planning board will review Wednesday night for compliance withthe 1990 general plan is an obscure water and sewer project called W-8189.The Department of Public Works says in its description of the $575,000 project that it is designed to bring water and sewer service to 22 properties on Guilford Road near the Harriet Tubman Center.What the department does not say is that one of the affected property owners is Beth Shalom synagogue.
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July 19, 2002
Beth Shalom of Carroll County will hold its annual Congregational Barbecue at noon Sunday at the synagogue. The community is welcome. The synagogue also is selling tickets for a High Holy Day service to be held at the Best Western motel in Westminster. Registration is now open for the 2002-2003 academic year for the synagogue's religious school, which meets twice a week. Beth Shalom continues to hold Shabbat services at 8 p.m. every Friday. The synagogue is at 2020 Liberty Road, Taylorsville.
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