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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | June 28, 1994
Members of Beth Shalom Synagogue exchanged greetings of "Good Shabbas" as they welcomed Shabbat with candles, song and blessings Friday."May the merciful one bless all of us together with the blessing of peace," about 30 people prayed.Twice a year, the Taylorsville congregation gathers at a table laden with challah bread and bottles of sweet red wine to celebrate Shabbat with the traditional Friday evening dinner for Jewish families.After Joyce Wiener lighted the candles that signified the beginning of the Sabbath, Rabbi Seymour Essrog promised "an eating experience" and instructions that would be "everything you ever wanted to know about Shabbat."
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September 27, 2014
Reporter Jonathan Pitts ' article "New heights for High Holidays" (Sept. 24), lacked something quite basic, which is that synagogues require funding to operate. We can't all have the luxury of a large endowment, as in the case of Chabad, to operate year after year relying on small donations that come in from unaffiliated, Reform, Conservative and Orthodox Jews alike. I also find it odd that the article mentions the high cost of ticket prices and memberships at other synagogues but doesn't list any of the costs associated with them or, for that matter, with Rabbi Greenspoon's services.
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SPORTS
The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2013
The Israel Lacrosse Association issued a statement Tuesday saying that its women's national team will forfeit if it is scheduled to play a World Cup game between sunset Friday, July 19 and sunset Saturday, July 20, which is Judaism's holy day of Shabbat that week. The opening rounds of the 19-team Women's World Cup begin Thursday, and only the top eight teams would be eligible to play in the championship bracket on July 19 or 20. The Federation of International Lacrosse has told the Israelis it will not rework the schedule if they advance and are slated to play on Shabbat.
FEATURES
By Jada Vanderpool, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
Following religious values taught as a youth can be difficult for many when entering adulthood, but Charm City Tribe, a two-year-old program in the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, aspires to reconnect people in their 20s and 30s to Judaic practices they may have lost along the road to independence. Local families funded a three-year grant initiative to reach non-Orthodox young Jewish adults and generate positive attitudes toward Jewish culture. Director of the program Rabbi Jessy Gross organizes events to connect the community and works individually with young people to help them identify their stances on Judaism.
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By Kathy Curtis and Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 15, 1997
THE SISTERHOOD of Beth Shalom Congregation will hold special Shabbat services in honor of the Women's League for Conservative Judaism -- an organization of individual sisterhoods in the Conservative movement -- at 8 p.m. Friday and 9: 30 a.m. Saturday at the synagogue, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane.Sisterhood members will join their president, Jane Goldberg, in conducting Shabbat services.Having a woman lead services in a Conservative synagogue is no longer unusual, Goldberg says.She is a member of Kolot B'Kedushah, a national group of Conservative women judged qualified to lead services.
NEWS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,Sun reporter | 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.
NEWS
By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Sun Staff Writer | June 28, 1994
Richard L. Pearlstone, member of a philanthropic family that has left its imprint on the artistic, educational and religious life of Baltimore, was honored here recently for accepting chairmanship of the world's largest Jewish fund-raising effort.At the annual meeting of Baltimore's Jewish Federation at Center Stage June 16, Mr. Pearlstone received tributes for his record of service to Jewish interests in the United States and abroad. He was installed in New York on May 24 as national chairman of the United Jewish Appeal.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2013
The Israel Lacrosse Association issued a statement Tuesday saying that its women's national team will forfeit if it is scheduled to play a World Cup game between sunset Friday, July 19 and sunset Saturday, July 20, which is Judaism's holy day of Shabbat that week. The opening rounds of the 19-team Women's World Cup begin Thursday, and only the top eight teams would be eligible to play in the championship bracket on July 19 or 20. The Federation of International Lacrosse has told the Israelis it will not rework the schedule if they advance and are slated to play on Shabbat.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
August 11, 2008
Input sought for Police Department The public will have the chance to comment on the Baltimore County Police Department's performance at an information meeting this month as part of an assessment examination by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Comments must address the department's ability to comply with commission standards for re-accreditation. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Baltimore County Public Safety Building, 700 E. Joppa Road, Towson.
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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,Sun reporter | 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.
NEWS
August 17, 2007
Jewish Family Fun Fest set Sept. 9 The third annual Howard County Jewish Family Fun Fest - with roving entertainment, family relay events, a teen klezmer band, a Moon Bounce, crafts and a firetruck - will be held from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. The cost is $10 a family through Aug. 31; $15 a family from Sept. 1 and at the door. There may be an extra charge for some events. Food, including ice cream and dinner, will be available for purchase.
NEWS
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.
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