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By Kathy Curtis and Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 27, 1996
COLUMBIA RESIDENT Phyllis Sosnick returned Thursday from five days at Lake Kiamesha, N.Y., where she attended the biennial convention of the Women's League for Conservative Judaism.The meeting drew 1,200 women from the United States and Canada. Sosnick represented Beth Shalom Congregation, where she is membership vice president of the sisterhood.She called the convention "a wonderful opportunity to meet women from all over the country and from many different walks of life."She added, "It's amazing.
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November 7, 2013
On Nov. 5, my wife and I attended a rare public dialogue between Jews and Muslims at Columbia's Beth Shalom Congregation between Imam Yahya Hendi, Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University, and Rabbi Andrew Busch of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. It is the first in a series of four Tuesday night discussions during November designed to explore the various aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict. No reporters attended despite invitations, organizers said. In response to a question about how his message of personal good will and reconciliation might be spread more effectively, Imam Hendi recalled once being invited to appear on a network television show, but after a 35-minute "screening" interview, the show was canceled.
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October 11, 2002
Rabbi Amy Scheinerman of Beth Shalom Congregation will hold an adult-education series at 10:45 a.m. on selected Sundays through May at the synagogue near Taylorsville. Participants will study Hebrew, explore vocabulary, grammar and prayer on a beginning level. Class dates are Oct. 20, Nov. 10 and 24, Jan. 5, Feb. 2 and 16, March 9 and 23, April 6, and May 4 and 18. Registration is required. Scheinerman also conducts weekly Shabbat services at 8 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The synagogue is at 2020 Liberty Road, Taylorsville.
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August 31, 2012
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November 23, 2003
On Friday, November 21, 2003, HARRIET M. CHAITOVITZ (nee Perlman), loving wife of Marty E. Chaitovitz, beloved mother of Donna S. Chaitovitz of Columbia, MD and Gerson A. Chaitovitz of Fairfax Station, VA., devoted mother-in-law of Monica E. Chaitovitz, beloved sister of the late Elliott Perlman, loving daughter of Rose and the late Irving Perlman. Loving grandmother of Michael and Samantha ChaitovitzFuneral Services at the Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia, MD (21044)
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November 7, 2004
On Friday, November 5, 2004, ARLENE ROSE (nee Wittenberg); loving wife of Jerry Rose; loving daughter of the late Solomon and Matilda Wittenberg; beloved sister of Florence (Gerson) Cohen, of Cherry Hill, NJ. Funeral Services and interment at the Beth Shalom Congregation Cemetery, Taylorsville, on Sunday, November 7, at 2:30 P.M. Please omit flowers. Arrangements by SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC.
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October 5, 1998
An Introduction to Judaism class will be offered this fall at Chizuk Amuno Congregation in Baltimore.The course aims to give Jewish people a fundamental understanding of their heritage. It gives non-Jews, especially those considering a conversion to Judaism, a similar understanding.Orientation for the class will be held at 7: 30 p.m. Oct. 19. Classes begin at 7: 30 p.m. Nov. 2 and continue for 16 weeks. The cost is $275.Students are required to have a Rabbinic sponsor.Information: Rabbi Seymour Essrog, Beth Shalom Congregation, 410-875-2800.
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January 9, 2004
On January 8, 2004, MELVINMERMELSTEIN, beloved husband of Geraldine Mermelstein (nee Bender); loving father of Joyce Wiener of Eldersburg, MD, and Bruce Mermelstein of Reisterstown, MD; father-in-law of Dr. Steven Wiener and Sherry Mermelstein; adored brother of Stanley Mermelstein of Baltimore, MD, and the late Ruth Luntz; loving grandfather of Julie and Michael Wiener, and Mara and Joey Mermelstein. Services and interment at the Bnai Israel Congregation Cemetery, 3701 Southern Avenue, on Friday, January 9, at 10 A.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be directed to Beth Shalom Congregation, 2020 Liberty Road, Taylorsville, MD (21157)
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April 22, 2004
Suddenly, on April 20, 2004, HERMAN B. MILLER, 75, life-long resident of Frederick; beloved husband of Shirley Virginia (Jones) Miller, his wife of 53 years. He is also survived by his children, Dr. Robert Miller and wife Sharon, of Annapolis, MD; Regina Miller Truitt and husband Dr. Ken Truitt, of Short HIlls, NJ; and Dr. Marcie Miller Lerner and husband Jeff, of Montgomery Village, MD. He also leaves three grandchildren, Derek and Sarah Miller, and Julia Truitt. He was the brother of Rose Friedman, Judith Breiterman and Deborah Wohlberg and the late Martin Miller and Saul Miller.
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By Diane Reynolds and Diane Reynolds,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 18, 2000
Judaism comes alive at Beth Shalom Congregation Religious School. For Eve Klein and others of her generation, Hebrew school was a duty rather than a pleasure. "Growing up, nobody wanted to go," says Klein. For her children, it's a different story. As students at Beth Shalom Congregation Religious School, her sons Matthew and Benjamin look forward to attending classes, even after a long day at public school. "I used to hear that kids don't like to come to Hebrew school after a full day of school," agrees Richard Kavalsky, director of Beth Shalom school, "so we try to bring Judaism to life here.
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January 18, 2008
Beth Shalom to mark New Year for Trees Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia, will hold a Tu B'Shevat Seder and Dinner for adults and children at 5:45 p.m. Jan. 25. The annual event celebrates the New Year for Trees, when in springtime in Israel sap begins to rise again. The event will feature carob, almonds, figs, dates and other food grown from trees, particularly in Israel, and a Haggada designed for the holiday. The cost is $13 for those ages 13 or older; $12 for ages 9 to 12, and $8 for ages 4 to 8. Children to age 4 eat for free.
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By LAUREN SCOTT and LAUREN SCOTT,SUN REPORTER | March 17, 2006
Four years ago, Yoni Grossman-Boder began thinking about what charity project he could do to complete his bar mitzvah requirement at Beth Shalom Congregation in Columbia. He found the answer on television. "Most kids collect jackets or put together food baskets, but I saw on TV, in Israel ambulances were being attacked," Grossman-Boder said. "Terrorists were shooting up the ambulances so they couldn't get to the victims, and I realized I wanted to somehow help." The 16-year old Columbia resident has raised $68,000, enough to buy a $62,000 ambulance and its supplies for Magen David Adom (MDA)
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September 14, 2005
On September 12, 2005, DORIS J. MURPHY of Havre de Grace, MD. Beloved mother of Mark Murphy and wife Pamela of Owings Mills, MD and loving aunt of Donna Lynch of Wakefield, MA, Thomas Fleming of Milford, CT and Michael Fleming of Lebanon, NJ. Wife of the late Robert E. Murphy. Friends may call at the Mitchell-Smith Funeral Home, 123 S. Washington St., Havre de Grace, MD, on Thursday, September 15 from 7 to 9 P.M. with a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, September 16 at 10 A.M. Interment will be in Harford Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen, MD. SELSKY NASHER (nee Orenstein)
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By Staff report | September 4, 1991
Jews across the county are preparing to celebrate their two holiest days, Rosh Hashanah (New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) nextweek."Tradition holds that (at Rosh Hashanah), you are asking tobe inscribed into the Book of Life," said Jamie Wehler, president ofthe Reform B'nai Israel Reform Congregation in Westminster. "You usethe 10-day interval (before Yom Kippur) to get yourself in order, square wrongs you've committed and patch up disagreements."Then at Yom Kippur, your fate for the year is sealed in the Bookof Life.
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By From Staff Reports | November 17, 1994
Beth Shalom congregation is opening its doors to interfaith couples.Along with the Project on Intermarriage, the Taylorsville congregation is forming a discussion group for families with Jewish connections.The first meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the synagogue, 2020 Liberty Road."We want our congregation to be known as inclusive," said Rabbi Seymour Essrog, spiritual leader."Many Carroll County families fit into the interfaith category."The project is a joint program of the Baltimore Board of Rabbis and Jewish Family Services.
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