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BCRS Misloach Manot Project

Purim is coming; it starts on Wednesday, Mar. 20. There are four Mitzvot associated with Purim:

  • Listening to the Megillah.
  • Giving Tzedakah.
  • Eating a Festive Meal.
  • Gifting family and friends with festive foods.

Our BCRS students will be completing the mitzvah of Mishloach Manot (gifts of food and drink sent to family and friends)—and so can you!! Students will need our support to complete their project of providing Purim gift bags for all Bet Chaverim congregants. Look for more details, coming soon!!


Purim at Bet Chaverim: RSVP for Pizza Dinner - Wednesday, March 20

Please join us for our joyous Purim celebration and Megillah reading on Wednesday, March 20th, at 5:30 PM at the Hub Spot Conference Center, 6724 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 105, Columbia (off Columbia Gateway Drive). PM: Doors open. Pizza available. Children's activities begin.


6:30 - 7:15 PM: Mini-Megillah - The Purim Story for kids, by kids.

7:30 PM: Maariv and Megillah Reading.


Everyone can enjoy hamantaschen for dessert!



We will begin at 5:30 with a pizza dinner, or bring your own pareve meal, if you'd prefer. There is no charge for the pizza, but please help us predict the right amount of food by RSVP'ing by Monday, March 18. If bringing your own pareve dinner, please indicate that in your comment so we know not to order pizza for you.


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Location Note: There are 3 ground level signs that point the way to the Center. It is on the back side of the building and there is parking outside the entrance of the Center. For those of you who have been to Marty's office, the back side of the Hub Spot Conference Center faces his building.



Houdini Living History Guest Speaker, Shabbat Services, and Potluck Dinner - Friday, March 22nd us and invite your friends for a Very Special Program, together with a Potluck Dinner and Shabbat Services on Mar. 22nd  at 7:00 PM at the Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044 . Magician David London—who curated the Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini exhibition at The Jewish Museum of Maryland—will be presenting a unique living history performance at Bet Chaverim.



Harry Houdini wasn’t born; he was invented. The world’s most famous magician began life as Erik Weisz, the son of a Hungarian rabbi. In 1878, immigration to the U.S. transformed Erik Weisz into Erich Weiss. It was the first of many transformations for the man who would become the first international superstar.


This living history performance will tell the story of how Erich Weiss became Harry Houdini, highlighting the technologies, marketing prowess, and entertainment trends that transformed him into a superstar.


RSVP Required: Additional details and the sign-up registration link are found here:

Sat, March 23 2019 16 Adar II 5779