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February 12, 2013
The Jewish Federation of Howard County will hold its Purim Carnival, Purim Palooza, Sunday, Feb. 24 from 1-4 p.m. at Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Road, in Fulton. Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family (includes six game tickets). The event features entertainment by Washington Talent and DJ Doug Sandler; games; crafts; photo novelties; airbrush hats and shirts; megillah reading; and Queen Esther's Spa with manicures and hair styling. Michael Rosman presents his juggling and circus camp.
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By Dan Singer | March 11, 2014
More than 1,000 people gathered at Reservoir High School on March 9 for food, games and fun during the Jewish Federation of Howard County's 22nd annual Purim Palooza carnival. Each year, the carnival brings together Jewish families of all denominations to celebrate Purim, a holiday commemorating a foiled plot to destroy all of the Jews in the ancient Persian Empire. Meghann Schwartz, senior associate for campaigns and community engagement for the Jewish Federation of Howard County, said the federation organized the first Purim Palooza more than two decades ago to give all of the area's synagogues and Jewish organizations a place to celebrate Purim together.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Sun Staff Writer | February 2, 1994
In an attempt to address concerns in the local Jewish community about the number of Jews marrying non-Jews, the Jewish Federation of Howard County is co-sponsoring a six-week workshop on intermarriage.The workshop, which begins tonight, offers a chance for dialogue on the sensitive issue, said Beth Land Hecht, a licensed social worker with the Jewish Family Services in Baltimore."Our role isn't necessarily to tell them the right way to do anything," said Ms. Hecht, who will act as co-leader of the workshop, along with Rabbi Robert Saks of the Columbia Jewish Congregation.
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By Jim Joyner, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2013
On a date marked on many calendars as a holiday celebration with family and friends, members of the Jewish Federation of Howard County followed suit - sort of - on Dec. 25 by making the day a festival of community service. Some 250 people took part in Mitzvah Day activities organized by the federation, a Columbia-based group that works to support and serve the county's Jewish community. On Wednesday, youngsters and adults visited Lorien Columbia and Harmony Hall nursing centers to spend time with residents and sing holiday songs.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Sun Staff Writer | November 20, 1994
The Jewish Federation of Howard County will kick off its annual fund-raising campaign today to raise money to help improve the lives of Jewish people in the county, across the United States and abroad.The federation's goal this year is to raise $300,000, said Steve Shaw, the federation's executive director. Last year, the group raised $210,000 in a seven-month campaign.An estimated 10,000 Jews live in Howard County, which in recent years has been one of the fastest-growing Jewish communities in the country.
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By Jim Joyner, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2013
On a date marked on many calendars as a holiday celebration with family and friends, members of the Jewish Federation of Howard County followed suit - sort of - on Dec. 25 by making the day a festival of community service. Some 250 people took part in Mitzvah Day activities organized by the federation, a Columbia-based group that works to support and serve the county's Jewish community. On Wednesday, youngsters and adults visited Lorien Columbia and Harmony Hall nursing centers to spend time with residents and sing holiday songs.
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February 1, 1994
The Jewish Federation of Howard County will conduct "Super Phone Day," the nationwide phone campaign of the United Jewish Appeal, Sunday.Funds raised will support programs in Howard County for seniors and youth; scholarships for Jewish education; grants for Jewish educational programs; events on Yom HaShoah and Purim; social services; and support for Jews overseas and in Israel.A separate gift also is requested for Operation Exodus to provide funds for Eastern European, Russian and Ethiopian immigration and acculturation to Israel and in Howard County.
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By Dana Hedgpeth and Dana Hedgpeth,SUN STAFF | January 31, 1997
A synagogue in Laurel and the Jewish Federation of Howard County in Columbia have been waging an at-times tense turf war -- what one participant calls a "vociferous policy debate among friends" -- that has been heating up the past two years.At the heart of it may be competition for market share between the Laurel synagogue -- with its newer, free-standing temple -- and Columbia-area congregations that share space with other denominations in the planned community's interfaith centers.Both sides agree that the debate goes back at least six years.
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By Rona S. Hirsch and Rona S. Hirsch,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 5, 2004
Flashing a wide smile, Gabe Gammil showed off the tiny portrait of Elmo painted on one cheek and Oscar the Grouch on the other as a face painter immortalized Big Bird on his forehead. "I think it's kind of funny," the 9-year-old giggled. A few feet away, costumed children danced the Hokey Pokey while others ate kosher pizza and tried their hand at such games as "Give Haman A Toothache" and "Queen Esther's Bowl-A-Thon." The revelry is a hallmark of the Purim Carnival sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Howard County.
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October 17, 1999
Townsend to speak at Jewish Federation eventThe Jewish Federation of Howard County will hold its campaign kickoff at 7: 30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle.Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend will speak.The cost is $10 at the door, which includes a dessert bar.The campaign raises funds for federation activities and services. Jewish Family Services of Central Maryland, an agency of the federation, receives support -- as do Jewish religious schools in Howard County and other community programs.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2013
Ann N. Libov, whose career in real estate sales spanned more than 30 years, died Dec. 16 of multiple myeloma at her Pikesville home. She was 73. The daughter of a salesman and a homemaker, Ann Scheuer was born in Baltimore and raised on Fallstaff Road in Northwest Baltimore. She was a 1958 graduate of the Park School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1962 from what is now Towson University. After earning her real estate license, Mrs. Libov when to work for Fiola Blum Inc., a Northwest Baltimore real estate firm.
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February 12, 2013
The Jewish Federation of Howard County will hold its Purim Carnival, Purim Palooza, Sunday, Feb. 24 from 1-4 p.m. at Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Road, in Fulton. Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family (includes six game tickets). The event features entertainment by Washington Talent and DJ Doug Sandler; games; crafts; photo novelties; airbrush hats and shirts; megillah reading; and Queen Esther's Spa with manicures and hair styling. Michael Rosman presents his juggling and circus camp.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2012
Michelle Ostroff sees opportunities for the Jewish Federation of Howard County - to reach more people by diving into social media, to better engage teenagers and to make a popular speaker series more inspiring. Ostroff is the new executive director of the federation, only the second full-time director the small organization has had. The organization not only helps the county's Jewish groups but holds programs throughout the community, coordinates events and is involved in charitable endeavors.
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January 10, 2010
The Jewish Federation of Howard County has received a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. County residents who are Holocaust survivors and have a limited income might qualify for a grant to obtain medical care, shelter, food and clothing. Call 410-730-4976, ext. 120, for more information.
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