June 18, 2008
Every Friday for years, Linda Burstyn had been serving the same Shabbat meal of challah bread, matzo ball soup, chicken, a vegetable, a starch and, if there was company, gefilte fish and dessert. Her family liked the meal, and the Jewish tradition. Burstyn generally thought it wasn't so bad for them. But she also knew it was a big meal and maybe there was room to make it a little different and a little more healthful. The Pikesville mom wasn't sure exactly what to change, however, without sacrificing the integrity of the dinner or upsetting her husband, kids and the relatives and friends who liked what they had been getting at her table.
March 12, 1999
While the rest of the world is fretting over Y2K, the so-called computer millennium bug, a national Jewish outreach organization is more concerned with what it calls J2K, the Jewish 2000 Problem.It is alarmed at statistics that indicate fewer than one-third of Jews in North America are affiliated with a synagogue or regularly observe the Sabbath, and more than half marry non-Jews.In response, more than 700 synagogues in the United States and Canada, including several in Baltimore and its suburbs, will welcome nonreligious or marginally religious Jews to attend their services tonight during Shabbat Across America.
September 28, 1994
Installation Shabbat to be held FridayTemple Isaiah will hold its Board Installation Shabbat on Friday. Shabbat services begin at 8:30 p.m. in the temple sanctuary in the Oakland Mills Meeting House.Susan Wakshul will be installed as president of the congregation; Michael Baker is executive vice president; Jeff Dreifuss is financial vice president; Ellen Cohen is membership vice president; Donna Kaplan is religious vice president; Rochelle Eisenberg is secretary; and Rohne Schwartz is treasurer.
August 17, 2001
Open house set for Shabbat at Columbia Jewish The Columbia Jewish Congregation will hold an "Open House Shabbat" at 8 p.m. Sept. 7. Everyone is invited to learn about the Friday evening Shabbat service, which will be explained as the service proceeds. Rabbi Sonya Starr and Cantor Jan Morrison will lead the service and answer questions. The congregation holds regular Friday evening services in Room 100 of the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. A new and prospective members brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept.
August 24, 2001
Shepherd of the Glen to hold sixth annual media sale Sept. 7, 8 Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church, 14551 Burntwoods Road, Glenwood, will hold it sixth annual media sale from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 7 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8. About 10,000 books, as well as compact discs, videos, records, cassettes and computer software, will be for sale. Hard-cover books are $1; paperbacks, 50 cents. Romance novels, sold by the box, cost $3. Children's books sell for 50 cents. Prices will be discounted after 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Glen will apply to the Aid Association for Lutherans Insurance Co. for matching funds up to $800, to be donated to the Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary.
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.