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Chai-Lights 12/6: Happy Chanukah!

This Week: Dec. 6 - 12

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Dec. 8, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

Bet Chaverim Board Meeting - Sun, Dec. 9, 9:00 AM at Oakland Mills High School. 

 

Links

 

Help Us Form Our 2019 Board

Volunteers Requested to Serve on Our Board

https://www.bet-chaverim.org/_preview/large/uploads/board-2.jpg

Bet Chaverim is seeking Congregants to serve on the Board of Trustees. Board service is a great way to participate in shaping our future to become a stronger, more vibrant Congregation.

 

If you are interested in running for the Board, please contact Nominating Committee Chair Robert Jacobs at betchaverim.business@gmail.com or 443-535-0325 as soon as possible.

 

 

Save the Date: Bagels Breakfast and Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, December 16th
 

Please plan to join us for breakfast as part of our Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting, which will take place at 9:30 AM on December 16th at Oakland Mills High School. At this important meeting, Congregants will confirm the slate of Board members and officers for the upcoming calendar year. Consult future Chai Lights for information regarding candidates and other matters to be addressed.

Upcoming Events

Monthly Minyan - Thursday, December 13

Please join us for Monthly Minyan on Thursday, December 13 at 7:30 PM. The Minyan will be held at the home of Les & Karyn Gross, 9498 Vollmerhausen Drive, Columbia. We have members who are saying Kaddish, so please RSVP to Karyn at either krglcg@verizon.net or 301-233-4371.

 

BCRS Student-Led Shabbat Services & Potluck Dinner  - Friday, December 14

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On December 14, Bet Chaverim Religious School students will be helping to lead Shabbat services. They would love the support of the Congregation while they lead prayers and demonstrate what they have been learning this year. Come join us as we welcome Shabbat as a community at 6:00 PM with a group candle lighting, followed by a dairy potluck meal. A lively Shabbat service will begin at 7:00 PM.

 

This is an important opportunity for the students and Congregation to share the impact each has on the other. We hope to see you there!

 

The link for the potluck is below. Please indicate in your RSVP if you are coming for the potluck & service or just the service, so that we know for how many we should plan.

 

Youth Activities

Religious School News - Registration for 2018/2019 is Now Open

Registration for Bet Chaverim Religious School is open. This year, we are welcoming our K/1 class. Please go to the Bet Chaverim website (www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool) for more information, or to register go to https://tinyurl.com/2018-BCRS-Registration  If you have any questions, please contact BCRS’s new Education Director, Rabbi Faith Cantor, or Jamie Biegeleisen (jscoop5@yahoo.com) and/or Jarrett Reid at betchaverimreligiousschool@gmail.com 
 

Sources of information for our Religious School:

  • Go to: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/?fref=ts to enjoy pictures of the students and school activities!!
  • The Bet Chaverim website has an updated page for the Religious School that is found under the "Learn" tab (https://www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool). There you can find school information, including the school's calendar.

Yahrzeits

Remembering our loved ones is a sacred Jewish tradition. Yahrzeit candles should be lit the evening before the Yahrzeit date. If you would like to attend a Minyan to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on your loved one's actual Yahrzeit date, please call Karyn Gross at 301-233-4371.

Thank you to Laurie Diener, who alerted us to an online minyan should you wish to participate from home at any time: http://www.livejewishprayer.com/

 

If there are errors or omissions or you'd like to have your loved ones' Yahrzeit anniversaries included in future Chai Lights, please send your Yahrzeit information to: shellirossman@verizon.net. 

 

December Yahrzeits

 

12/02/2018

Phyllis Pollokoff

Beloved Mother of Gordon Pollokoff

24 Kislev

12/05/2018

Beatrice Gordon Rosenthal

Beloved Mother of Steven Rosenthal

27 Kislev

12/15/2018

Esther Zingman

Beloved Mother of Ben Zingman

7 Tevet

12/18/2018

Paulina Kaufman

Beloved Mother of Rella Zimmerman

10 Tevet

12/21/2018

Frank Kipnis

Beloved Father of Jon Kipnis

13 Tevet

12/22/2018

Harvey Maxwell Balter

Beloved Father of Shelli Rossman

14 Tevet

12/22/2018

Ruth Raderman

Beloved Mother of Michael Raderman

14 Tevet

12/23/2018

Lew Fein

Beloved Father of Bonnie Pollokoff

15 Tevet

12/24/2018

Martin Isaac Deitz

Beloved Father of Sharyn Sinay

16 Tevet

Acknowledgements**

 

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**Bet Chaverim has established a number of ways for Congregants and other supporters to commemorate life cycle events, or to honor or memorialize individuals important to their lives. Donors can choose to allocate their donations to Bet Chaverim's:

  • General Fund for operating expenses
  • Chesed Fund to provide shiva trays for bereaved members of our Congregation
  • Melissa B. Gorelik Youth Fund that supports activities for children and adolescents.
  • BC Religious School, which provides Jewish education, and is currently running a moderate deficit.

Additionally, we recently introduced the new Eitz Hayim Chumash; for $72 (quadruple Chai), Donors can dedicate a book through the:

  • Chumash Fund that will be inscribed with a customized bookplate at the front of the Chumash.

Donations can be sent to Bet Chaverim's post office box, but please remember to include the fund you've selected, as well as the tribute reason (e.g., in honor of X; in memory of X) for your donation [and for Chumashim, the inscription you'd like to have on the bookplate(s)].

Get Involved

Help Kugel Connection Provide Food For Jewish Neighbors in Need

Imagine the stress knowing you have to choose between buying food or medicine this month because you only have enough money for one….This is a scary reality for 1 out of 9 Marylanders  who have to make this choice EVERY MONTH.  Kugel Connection is a non-profit organization that is working to eliminate this awful decision for  Howard County Jewish residents.   Chances are you may know one our clients.  They may be that nice person you see at Synagogue, or the friendly face you see at the grocery store.  Jewish senior citizens in our community need our help.

 

During the months of November and December, Kugel Connection is launching a fundraiser.  Its goal is to raise $5,000.00, which will enable Kugel Connection to continue to deliver monthly food to current clients and to increase the number of clients it can help during 2019.

 

For just a small and generous donation of a DOUBLE CHAI ($36.00), Kugel Connection will continue to help our Jewish neighbors.  Please donate today by going to www.kugelconnection.com or sending a check to Kugel Connection, P.O. Box 531, Highland, MD 20777. If you are interested in doing a double Mitzvah by donating the food and delivering it, please contact Cheryl Kaufman at info@kugelconnection.com.

 

2019 Mah Jongg Cards

Are you ready for your new Mah Jongg card?  Order yours now and do a mitzvah at the same time!

A portion of the cost of each card goes to the Jewish Emergency Network (JEN).  The National Mah Jongg League sent JEN a check last year for $567 for our card orders.  JEN was established within the Jewish Federation of Howard County to help those individuals and families who struggle to place food on the table, heat their homes, and provide clothing for their children. Standard cards are still $8 and the large cards are $9.  Please send your checks, made out to Jewish Emergency Network, no later than January 18th to: Edna Nacht,  5141 Oven Bird Green, Columbia 21044.

Save the Date

 

Monthly Minyan - Thurs., Dec. 13, 7:30 PM at the home of Les & Karyn Gross, 9498 Vollmerhausen Drive, Columbia. Please RSVP to Karyn at either krglcg@verizon.net or 301-233-4371.

 

♦  BCRS Student-Led Shabbat Services & Potluck Dinner - Fri.,  Dec. 14, Dinner 6:00 PM; Service 7:00 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Bagel Breakfast and Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting - Sun.,  Dec. 16, 9:30 AM, Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Rd, Columbia, MD 21045

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Dec. 22, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri..,  Dec. 28, Details to follow.   Please contact Heather Zimmerman at  321-698-1412 or heather_zimmerman@verizon.net if you can volunteer your home.


Federation Events

The Red Tent Club: Healthy Jewish Eating with Kosher Baker Paula Shoyer - Tues., Dec. 18, 6:00 PM Dinner & 7:00 PM Program, HCC Monteabaro Hall (10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia). Learn the art of creating healthy and delicious recipes for the Jewish kitchen with Kosher Baker Paula Shoyer. Dinner includes samples from Paula's latest cookbook, The Healthy Jewish Kitchen, which will also be available for purchase. A percentage of sales will benefit the Federation. To find out more about this year’s Red Tent Club series or to register, please visit JewishHowardCounty.org/Red-Tent. For more information, please contact Amy Bober-Schenerman.

 

Mitzvah Day - Tues., Dec. 25, 9:00 - 10:30 AM; Bet Yeladim Preschool (8910 Route 108, Columbia). Join PJ Library in Howard County for family-friendly hands-on volunteer projects making trail mix bags for Paul’s Place, assembling no-sew blankets for Project Linus, creating Mugs of Love for Meals on Wheels, making Blessing Bags for the homeless, and designing "giving bags" for grocery donations.  We will also be accepting donations of women’s underwear or lounge-wear for clients of the Jewish Community Social Worker and Walmart and Target gift cards for clients of the Jewish Emergency Network. Snacks and entertainment for the whole family! Appropriate for families with children 9 and under. Register at Associated.org/MitzvahDay. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

Israel Café: Diversity in Israel - Wed., Jan. 9, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 121, Columbia. Please note the new date: January 9 instead of January 2. Join shaliach (Israeli emissary) Shay Rubinstein for a lunch ‘n learn program about diversity in Israel, with examples from the Israeli kitchen, Israeli slang, pluralistic cities like Tel Aviv, and the army as a mirror of Israeli society. Bring a brown bag lunch—we’ll provide the dessert and drinks. Program is free, but RSVP is requested at Associated.org/IsraelCafe.  For more information, contact Shay Rubinstein.

 

See Entire Community Calendar

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Chai-Lights 11/15: Shabbat Services and RSVPs

This Week: Nov. 15 - 21

♦  Shabbat Service  - Fri.,  Nov. 16, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Please RSVP by this Sunday, Nov.18th if you plan to attend Shabbat Services on Sat., Nov. 24: Contact David Cohen, Religious Committee Chairperson at 410-905-8340 or cohen.david09@gmail.com

 
♦  Please RSVP by Sunday, Nov. 25th if you plan to attend the Chanukah Party - Details below.
 

Links

 

Help Us Form Our 2019 Board

Volunteers Requested to Serve on Our Board

https://www.bet-chaverim.org/_preview/large/uploads/board-2.jpg

Bet Chaverim is seeking Congregants to serve on the Board of Trustees. Board service is a great way to participate in shaping our future to become a stronger, more vibrant Congregation.

 

If you are interested in running for the Board, please contact Nominating Committee Chair Robert Jacobs at betchaverim.business@gmail.com or 443-535-0325 as soon as possible.

 

 

Save the Date: Bagels Breakfast and Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, December 16th
 

Please plan to join us for breakfast as part of our Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting, which will take place at 9:30 AM on December 16th at Oakland Mills High School. At this important meeting, Congregants will confirm the slate of Board members and officers for the upcoming calendar year. Consult future Chai Lights for information regarding candidates and other matters to be addressed.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date: Bet Chaverim's Annual Latke & Lights Congregational Chanukah Celebration - Sunday, Dec. 2, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

RSVP by Nov. 25

 

 

 

Your family is invited to Bet Chaverim's Annual Latkes and Lights Party for kids, teens, & adults at 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the Howard County Nonprofit Collaborative, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD (off Broken Land Parkway). Bring your Chanukiahs and your friends--we'll help you light them all up! 

 

This event will feature:

  • A dairy potluck dinner
  • Our annual homemade latke cook-off
  • Chanukah crafts for the kids
  • Chanukiah lighting (we encourage you to bring your menorah and candles!)
  • A fabulous NEW CHANUKAH SCIENCE SPECTACULAR Show by Eric Energy (he captivated kids & adults last year)
  • A toy drive
Mark your calendars now, so you don't have to miss this fabulous party for kids, teens, and adults!!  Non-members are welcome to join these festivities; a $10/family donation will be requested from non-members at the event (please be prepared with cash; thank you).

 

Please RSVP by November 25th: https://tinyurl.com/BetChaverimChanukah

Youth Activities

Religious School News - Registration for 2018/2019 is Now Open

Registration for Bet Chaverim Religious School is open. This year, we are welcoming our K/1 class. Please go to the Bet Chaverim website (www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool) for more information, or to register go to https://tinyurl.com/2018-BCRS-Registration  If you have any questions, please contact BCRS’s new Education Director, Rabbi Faith Cantor, or Jamie Biegeleisen (jscoop5@yahoo.com) and/or Jarrett Reid at betchaverimreligiousschool@gmail.com 
 

Sources of information for our Religious School:

  • Go to: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/?fref=ts to enjoy pictures of the students and school activities!!
  • The Bet Chaverim website has an updated page for the Religious School that is found under the "Learn" tab (https://www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool). There you can find school information, including the school's calendar.

Yahrzeits

Remembering our loved ones is a sacred Jewish tradition. Yahrzeit candles should be lit the evening before the Yahrzeit date. If you would like to attend a Minyan to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on your loved one's actual Yahrzeit date, please call Karyn Gross at 301-233-4371.

Thank you to Laurie Diener, who alerted us to an online minyan should you wish to participate from home at any time: http://www.livejewishprayer.com/

 

If there are errors or omissions or you'd like to have your loved ones' Yahrzeit anniversaries included in future Chai Lights, please send your Yahrzeit information to: shellirossman@verizon.net. 

 

November Yahrzeits

 

11/01/2018     Harry Konel                Beloved Father of Ivy Konel                 23 Cheshvan

 

11/06/2018     Seymour Osheroff      Beloved Father of Michael Osheroff    28 Cheshvan

 

11/08/2018     Rosa Selfon                 Beloved Aunt of Karyn Gross                30 Cheshvan

 

11/11/2018     Arnold S. Light           Beloved Father of Barbara Frederick     3 Kislev

 

11/20/2018    Ruth Jacobs                 Beloved Mother of Robert Jacobs          12 Kislev 

    

11/21/2018    Edward Fishman         Beloved Father of Jodi Fishman            13 Kislev 

 

11/24/2018    Chaim H. Zimbalist     Beloved Father of Morris Zimbalist     16 Kislev 

 

11/27/2018    Maxyne Berger             Beloved Mother of Marc Berger            19 Kislev

 

11/28/2018    Herbert Laiefsky          Beloved  Father of Karyn Gross            20 Kislev
 

11/30/2018    William Millman          Beloved  Father of Vivian Goldman      22 Kislev   
 


Acknowledgements**

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**Bet Chaverim has established a number of ways for Congregants and other supporters to commemorate life cycle events, or to honor or memorialize individuals important to their lives. Donors can choose to allocate their donations to Bet Chaverim's:

  • General Fund for operating expenses
  • Chesed Fund to provide shiva trays for bereaved members of our Congregation
  • Melissa B. Gorelik Youth Fund that supports activities for children and adolescents.
  • BC Religious School, which provides Jewish education, and is currently running a moderate deficit.

Additionally, we recently introduced the new Eitz Hayim Chumash; for $72 (quadruple Chai), Donors can dedicate a book through the:

  • Chumash Fund that will be inscribed with a customized bookplate at the front of the Chumash.

Donations can be sent to Bet Chaverim's post office box, but please remember to include the fund you've selected, as well as the tribute reason (e.g., in honor of X; in memory of X) for your donation [and for Chumashim, the inscription you'd like to have on the bookplate(s)].

Get Involved

Help Kugel Connection Provide Food For Jewish Neighbors in Need

Imagine the stress knowing you have to choose between buying food or medicine this month because you only have enough money for one….This is a scary reality for 1 out of 9 Marylanders  who have to make this choice EVERY MONTH.  Kugel Connection is a non-profit organization that is working to eliminate this awful decision for  Howard County Jewish residents.   Chances are you may know one our clients.  They may be that nice person you see at Synagogue, or the friendly face you see at the grocery store.  Jewish senior citizens in our community need our help.

 

During the months of November and December, Kugel Connection is launching a fundraiser.  Its goal is to raise $5,000.00, which will enable Kugel Connection to continue to deliver monthly food to current clients and to increase the number of clients it can help during 2019.

 

For just a small and generous donation of a DOUBLE CHAI ($36.00), Kugel Connection will continue to help our Jewish neighbors.  Please donate today by going to www.kugelconnection.com or sending a check to Kugel Connection, P.O. Box 531, Highland, MD 20777. If you are interested in doing a double Mitzvah by donating the food and delivering it, please contact Cheryl Kaufman at info@kugelconnection.com.

 

2019 Mah Jongg Cards

Are you ready for your new Mah Jongg card?  Order yours now and do a mitzvah at the same time!

A portion of the cost of each card goes to the Jewish Emergency Network (JEN).  The National Mah Jongg League sent JEN a check last year for $567 for our card orders.  JEN was established within the Jewish Federation of Howard County to help those individuals and families who struggle to place food on the table, heat their homes, and provide clothing for their children. Standard cards are still $8 and the large cards are $9.  Please send your checks, made out to Jewish Emergency Network, no later than January 18th to: Edna Nacht,  5141 Oven Bird Green, Columbia 21044.

 

 

Save the Date

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Nov. 24, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri..,  Nov. 30, home of Jennifer & Phil Rogofsky, 6110 Timothy Court, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Annual Chanukah Party - Sun., Dec. 2, 5:30 - 8:00 PM at the Howard County Nonprofit Collaborative, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Dec. 8, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri.,  Dec. 14, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Bagel Breakfast and Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting - Sun.,  Dec. 16, 9:30 AM, Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Rd, Columbia, MD 21045

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Dec. 22, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri..,  Dec. 28, Details to follow.   Please contact Heather Zimmerman at  321-698-1412 or heather_zimmerman@verizon.net if you can volunteer your home.


Federation Events

Childhood Memories of the Holocaust - Sun., Nov. 11, 6:30 - 8:00 PM,

Temple Isaiah. The Jewish Federation of Howard County, the Howard County Board of Rabbis, and the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts present a cantata commemorating the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Written and used with the permission of Stephen Freedman. Adapted and directed by Toby Orenstein with production assistance by Stephanie Gurwitz Zurier.  Musical direction by Ira Singer & Doris Sugar. Free and open the community! No registration required. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

PJ Library’s Moms’ Night Out - Wed., Nov. 28, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, Black Flag Brewing Company (9315 Snowden River Pkwy, Columbia 21046). Moms are invited to a Pallet Painting Party at Black Flag Brewing Co! Paint a custom pallet while schmoozing, snacking, and sipping local beer. Cost is $30, which includes a custom pallet, kosher snacks, and one beer. Register early as space is limited: Associated.org/MomsNightOut. For more information, please contact Allison Weil.

 

Knesset Club’s Latkes & Vodka - Sat., Dec. 1, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Home of Michelle & Len Ostroff. Why should the kids have all the fun at Chanukah? Join your friends to celebrate the Festival of Lights. This event is for donors who make a gift of $1,200 or more to the Annual Campaign. Cost is $10. RSVP at Associated.org/LatkeVodka. For more information, please contact Susan Stuart.

 

PJ Chanukah - Monday, Dec. 3, 5:00-6:15 PM, Claret Hall (6020 Daybreak Circle, Clarksville). PJ Library presents PJ Chanukah! Celebrate Chanukah with a craft, a latke snack, and a magic show featuring Captain Silly Bones. Kids are invited to come in their pajamas! Cost is $5 per person. Register at Associated.org/PJChanukah. For more information, please contact Allison Weil.

 

The Red Tent Club: Healthy Jewish Eating with Kosher Baker Paula Shoyer - Tues., Dec. 18, 6:00 PM Dinner & 7:00 PM Program, HCC Monteabaro Hall (10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia). Learn the art of creating healthy and delicious recipes for the Jewish kitchen with Kosher Baker Paula Shoyer. Dinner includes samples from Paula's latest cookbook, The Healthy Jewish Kitchen, which will also be available for purchase. A percentage of sales will benefit the Federation. To find out more about this year’s Red Tent Club series or to register, please visit JewishHowardCounty.org/Red-Tent. For more information, please contact Amy Bober-Schenerman.

 

See Entire Community Calendar

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Chai-Lights 11/8: Shabbat Services and Torah on Tap

This Week: Nov. 8 - 14

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Nov. 10, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Board Meeting - Sun.,  Nov. 11, 9:00 AM, Oakland Mills High School.

 

♦  Torah on Tap - Tues.,  Nov. 13, 7:30 PM, at the Watermark, 10001 Windstream Dr, Columbia, 21044.

 

 

Links

 

Upcoming Events

Torah on Tap:  "Isaac:  Patriarch for the Sandwich Generation" - November 13th, 7:30 at Watermark

 

Rabbi Blumenthal is looking forward to leading new Torah on Tap sessions beginning in November. She intends to focus her first informal, interactive discussion on Isaac.

 

Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite libation and maybe a munchie or two to share.  Join us for some intellectual fun at the Watermark, 10001 Windstream Dr, Columbia, 21044 on November 13 at 7:30 PM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save the Date: Bet Chaverim's Annual Latke & Lights Congregational Chanukah Celebration - Sunday, Dec. 2, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

RSVP by Nov. 25

 

 

 

Your family is invited to Bet Chaverim's Annual Latkes and Lights Party for kids, teens, & adults at 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the Howard County Nonprofit Collaborative, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD (off Broken Land Parkway). Bring your Chanukiahs and your friends--we'll help you light them all up! 

 

This event will feature:

  • A dairy potluck dinner
  • Our annual homemade latke cook-off
  • Chanukah crafts for the kids
  • Chanukiah lighting (we encourage you to bring your menorah and candles!)
  • A fabulous NEW CHANUKAH SCIENCE SPECTACULAR Show by Eric Energy (he captivated kids & adults last year)
  • A toy drive
Mark your calendars now, so you don't have to miss this fabulous party for kids, teens, and adults!!  Non-members are welcome to join these festivities; a $10/family donation will be requested (payment details will follow in November).

 

Please RSVP by November 25th: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44acab23a6ff2-latkes1

Youth Activities

Religious School News - Registration for 2018/2019 is Now Open

Registration for Bet Chaverim Religious School is open. This year, we are welcoming our K/1 class. Please go to the Bet Chaverim website (www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool) for more information, or to register go to https://tinyurl.com/2018-BCRS-Registration  If you have any questions, please contact BCRS’s new Education Director, Rabbi Faith Cantor, or Jamie Biegeleisen (jscoop5@yahoo.com) and/or Jarrett Reid at betchaverimreligiousschool@gmail.com 
 

Sources of information for our Religious School:

  • Go to: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/?fref=ts to enjoy pictures of the students and school activities!!
  • The Bet Chaverim website has an updated page for the Religious School that is found under the "Learn" tab (https://www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool). There you can find school information, including the school's calendar.

Yahrzeits

Remembering our loved ones is a sacred Jewish tradition. Yahrzeit candles should be lit the evening before the Yahrzeit date. If you would like to attend a Minyan to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on your loved one's actual Yahrzeit date, please call Karyn Gross at 301-233-4371.

Thank you to Laurie Diener, who alerted us to an online minyan should you wish to participate from home at any time: http://www.livejewishprayer.com/

 

If there are errors or omissions or you'd like to have your loved ones' Yahrzeit anniversaries included in future Chai Lights, please send your Yahrzeit information to: shellirossman@verizon.net. 

 

November Yahrzeits

 

11/01/2018     Harry Konel                Beloved Father of Ivy Konel                 23 Cheshvan

 

11/06/2018     Seymour Osheroff      Beloved Father of Michael Osheroff    28 Cheshvan

 

11/08/2018     Rosa Selfon                 Beloved Aunt of Karyn Gross                30 Cheshvan

 

11/11/2018     Arnold S. Light           Beloved Father of Barbara Frederick     3 Kislev

 

11/20/2018    Ruth Jacobs                 Beloved Mother of Robert Jacobs          12 Kislev 

    

11/21/2018    Edward Fishman         Beloved Father of Jodi Fishman            13 Kislev 

 

11/24/2018    Chaim H. Zimbalist     Beloved Father of Morris Zimbalist     16 Kislev 

 

11/27/2018    Maxyne Berger             Beloved Mother of Marc Berger            19 Kislev

 

11/28/2018    Herbert Laiefsky          Beloved  Father of Karyn Gross            20 Kislev
 

11/30/2018    William Millman          Beloved  Father of Vivian Goldman      22 Kislev   
 


Acknowledgements**

Thank You to Sharon & Daniel Freedman for their donation in Memory of Linda Bloom, z"l, beloved Mother of Steve Bloom.

 

Thank You to Sharon & Daniel Freedman for their donation in Memory of Sheldon Saferstein, z"l, beloved Brother in-law of Martin Leshin.

 

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**Bet Chaverim has established a number of ways for Congregants and other supporters to commemorate life cycle events, or to honor or memorialize individuals important to their lives. Donors can choose to allocate their donations to Bet Chaverim's:

  • General Fund for operating expenses
  • Chesed Fund to provide shiva trays for bereaved members of our Congregation
  • Melissa B. Gorelik Youth Fund that supports activities for children and adolescents.
  • BC Religious School, which provides Jewish education, and is currently running a moderate deficit.

Additionally, we recently introduced the new Eitz Hayim Chumash; for $72 (quadruple Chai), Donors can dedicate a book through the:

  • Chumash Fund that will be inscribed with a customized bookplate at the front of the Chumash.

Donations can be sent to Bet Chaverim's post office box, but please remember to include the fund you've selected, as well as the tribute reason (e.g., in honor of X; in memory of X) for your donation [and for Chumashim, the inscription you'd like to have on the bookplate(s)].

Get Involved

Help Kugel Connection Provide Food For Jewish Neighbors in Need

Imagine the stress knowing you have to choose between buying food or medicine this month because you only have enough money for one….This is a scary reality for 1 out of 9 Marylanders  who have to make this choice EVERY MONTH.  Kugel Connection is a non-profit organization that is working to eliminate this awful decision for  Howard County Jewish residents.   Chances are you may know one our clients.  They may be that nice person you see at Synagogue, or the friendly face you see at the grocery store.  Jewish senior citizens in our community need our help.

 

During the months of November and December, Kugel Connection is launching a fundraiser.  Its goal is to raise $5,000.00, which will enable Kugel Connection to continue to deliver monthly food to current clients and to increase the number of clients it can help during 2019.

 

For just a small and generous donation of a DOUBLE CHAI ($36.00), Kugel Connection will continue to help our Jewish neighbors.  Please donate today by going to www.kugelconnection.com or sending a check to Kugel Connection, P.O. Box 531, Highland, MD 20777. If you are interested in doing a double Mitzvah by donating the food and delivering it, please contact Cheryl Kaufman at info@kugelconnection.com.

 

2019 Mah Jongg Cards

Are you ready for your new Mah Jongg card?  Order yours now and do a mitzvah at the same time!

A portion of the cost of each card goes to the Jewish Emergency Network (JEN).  The National Mah Jongg League sent JEN a check last year for $567 for our card orders.  JEN was established within the Jewish Federation of Howard County to help those individuals and families who struggle to place food on the table, heat their homes, and provide clothing for their children. Standard cards are still $8 and the large cards are $9.  Please send your checks, made out to Jewish Emergency Network, no later than January 18th to: Edna Nacht,  5141 Oven Bird Green, Columbia 21044.

 

 

Save the Date

♦  Shabbat Service & Meet the Nominees for Board Elections - Fri.,  Nov. 16, 7:00 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Nov. 24, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri..,  Nov. 30, home of Jennifer & Phil Rogofsky, 6110 Timothy Court, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Annual Chanukah Party - Sun., Dec. 2, 5:30 - 8:00 PM at the Howard County Nonprofit Collaborative, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Dec. 8, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri.,  Dec. 14, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Bagel Brunch and Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting - Sun.,  Dec. 16, 9:30 AM, Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Rd, Columbia, MD 21045

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Dec. 22, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri..,  Dec. 28, Details to follow.   Please contact Heather Zimmerman at  321-698-1412 or heather_zimmerman@verizon.net if you can volunteer your home.


Federation Events

Childhood Memories of the Holocaust - Sun., Nov. 11, 6:30 - 8:00 PM,

Temple Isaiah. The Jewish Federation of Howard County, the Howard County Board of Rabbis, and the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts present a cantata commemorating the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Written and used with the permission of Stephen Freedman. Adapted and directed by Toby Orenstein with production assistance by Stephanie Gurwitz Zurier.  Musical direction by Ira Singer & Doris Sugar. Free and open the community! No registration required. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

PJ Library’s Moms’ Night Out - Wed., Nov. 28, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, Black Flag Brewing Company (9315 Snowden River Pkwy, Columbia 21046). Moms are invited to a Pallet Painting Party at Black Flag Brewing Co! Paint a custom pallet while schmoozing, snacking, and sipping local beer. Cost is $30, which includes a custom pallet, kosher snacks, and one beer. Register early as space is limited: Associated.org/MomsNightOut. For more information, please contact Allison Weil.

 

Knesset Club’s Latkes & Vodka - Sat., Dec. 1, 6:00-8:00 PM, Home of Michelle & Len Ostroff. Why should the kids have all the fun at Chanukah? Join your friends to celebrate the Festival of Lights. This event is for donors who make a gift of $1,200 or more to the Annual Campaign. Cost is $10. RSVP at Associated.org/LatkeVodka. For more information, please contact Susan Stuart.

 

See Entire Community Calendar

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Chai-Lights 11/1: Shabbat Services

This Week: Nov. 1 - 7

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri..,  Nov. 2, 7:30 PM at the home of Lynn & Lew Weinstein, 4260 Lilac Lane, Ellicott City, 21042.

 

 

Links

 

Upcoming Events

Torah on Tap:  "Isaac:  Patriarch for the Sandwich Generation" - November 13th, 7:30 at Watermark

 

Rabbi Blumenthal is looking forward to leading new Torah on Tap sessions beginning in November. She intends to focus her first informal, interactive discussion on Isaac.

 

Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite libation and maybe a munchie or two to share.  Join us for some intellectual fun at the Watermark, 10001 Windstream Dr, Columbia, 21044 on November 13 at 7:30 PM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save the Date: Bet Chaverim's Annual Latke & Lights Congregational Chanukah Celebration - Sunday, Dec. 2, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

RSVP by Nov. 25

 

 

 

Your family is invited to Bet Chaverim's Annual Latkes and Lights Party for kids, teens, & adults at 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the Howard County Nonprofit Collaborative, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD (off Broken Land Parkway). Bring your Chanukiahs and your friends--we'll help you light them all up! 

 

This event will feature:

  • A dairy potluck dinner
  • Our annual homemade latke cook-off
  • Chanukah crafts for the kids
  • Chanukiah lighting (we encourage you to bring your menorah and candles!)
  • A fabulous NEW CHANUKAH SCIENCE SPECTACULAR Show by Eric Energy (he captivated kids & adults last year)
  • A toy drive
Mark your calendars now, so you don't have to miss this fabulous party for kids, teens, and adults!!  Non-members are welcome to join these festivities; a $10/family donation will be requested (payment details will follow in November).

 

Please RSVP by November 25th: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44acab23a6ff2-latkes1

Youth Activities

Religious School News - Registration for 2018/2019 is Now Open

Registration for Bet Chaverim Religious School is open. This year, we are welcoming our K/1 class. Please go to the Bet Chaverim website (www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool) for more information, or to register go to https://tinyurl.com/2018-BCRS-Registration  If you have any questions, please contact BCRS’s new Education Director, Rabbi Faith Cantor, or Jamie Biegeleisen (jscoop5@yahoo.com) and/or Jarrett Reid at betchaverimreligiousschool@gmail.com 
 

Sources of information for our Religious School:

  • Go to: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/?fref=ts to enjoy pictures of the students and school activities!!
  • The Bet Chaverim website has an updated page for the Religious School that is found under the "Learn" tab (https://www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool). There you can find school information, including the school's calendar.

Yahrzeits

Remembering our loved ones is a sacred Jewish tradition. Yahrzeit candles should be lit the evening before the Yahrzeit date. If you would like to attend a Minyan to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on your loved one's actual Yahrzeit date, please call Karyn Gross at 301-233-4371.

Thank you to Laurie Diener, who alerted us to an online minyan should you wish to participate from home at any time: http://www.livejewishprayer.com/

 

If there are errors or omissions or you'd like to have your loved ones' Yahrzeit anniversaries included in future Chai Lights, please send your Yahrzeit information to: shellirossman@verizon.net. 

 

November Yahrzeits

 

11/01/2018     Harry Konel                Beloved Father of Ivy Konel                 23 Cheshvan

 

11/06/2018     Seymour Osheroff      Beloved Father of Michael Osheroff    28 Cheshvan

 

11/08/2018     Rosa Selfon                 Beloved Aunt of Karyn Gross                30 Cheshvan

 

11/11/2018     Arnold S. Light           Beloved Father of Barbara Frederick     3 Kislev

 

11/20/2018    Ruth Jacobs                 Beloved Mother of Robert Jacobs          12 Kislev 

    

11/21/2018    Edward Fishman         Beloved Father of Jodi Fishman            13 Kislev 

 

11/24/2018    Chaim H. Zimbalist     Beloved Father of Morris Zimbalist     16 Kislev 

 

11/27/2018    Maxyne Berger             Beloved Mother of Marc Berger            19 Kislev

 

11/28/2018    Herbert Laiefsky          Beloved  Father of Karyn Gross            20 Kislev
 

11/30/2018    William Millman          Beloved  Father of Vivian Goldman      22 Kislev   
 


Acknowledgements**

Thank You to Sharon & Daniel Freedman for their donation in Memory of Linda Bloom, z"l, beloved Mother of Steve Bloom.

 

Thank You to Sharon & Daniel Freedman for their donation in Memory of Sheldon Saferstein, z"l, beloved Brother in-law of Martin Leshin.

 

⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔

**Bet Chaverim has established a number of ways for Congregants and other supporters to commemorate life cycle events, or to honor or memorialize individuals important to their lives. Donors can choose to allocate their donations to Bet Chaverim's:

  • General Fund for operating expenses
  • Chesed Fund to provide shiva trays for bereaved members of our Congregation
  • Melissa B. Gorelik Youth Fund that supports activities for children and adolescents.
  • BC Religious School, which provides Jewish education, and is currently running a moderate deficit.

Additionally, we recently introduced the new Eitz Hayim Chumash; for $72 (quadruple Chai), Donors can dedicate a book through the:

  • Chumash Fund that will be inscribed with a customized bookplate at the front of the Chumash.

Donations can be sent to Bet Chaverim's post office box, but please remember to include the fund you've selected, as well as the tribute reason (e.g., in honor of X; in memory of X) for your donation [and for Chumashim, the inscription you'd like to have on the bookplate(s)].

Get Involved

2019 Mah Jongg Cards

Are you ready for your new Mah Jongg card?  Order yours now and do a mitzvah at the same time!

A portion of the cost of each card goes to the Jewish Emergency Network (JEN).  The National Mah Jongg League sent JEN a check last year for $567 for our card orders.  JEN was established within the Jewish Federation of Howard County to help those individuals and families who struggle to place food on the table, heat their homes, and provide clothing for their children. Standard cards are still $8 and the large cards are $9.  Please send your checks, made out to Jewish Emergency Network, no later than January 18th to: Edna Nacht,  5141 Oven Bird Green, Columbia 21044.

 

 

Save the Date

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Nov. 10, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Torah on Tap - Tues.,  Nov. 13, 7:30 PM, at the Watermark, 10001 Windstream Dr, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service & Meet the Nominees for Board Elections - Fri.,  Nov. 16, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Nov. 24, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri..,  Nov. 30, home of Jennifer & Phil Rogofsky, 6110 Timothy Court, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Annual Chanukah Party - Sun., Dec. 2, 5:30 - 8:00 PM at the Howard County Nonprofit Collaborative, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Dec. 8, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri.,  Dec. 14, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Bagel Brunch and Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting - Sun.,  Dec. 16, 9:30 AM, Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Rd, Columbia, MD 21045

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Dec. 22, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri..,  Dec. 28, Details to follow.   Please contact Heather Zimmerman at  321-698-1412 or heather_zimmerman@verizon.net if you can volunteer your home.


Federation Events

Rabin Memorial with David Makovsky - Sun., Nov. 4; 2:00 PM VIP Session,  General Program 2:30 - 3:30 PM, Temple Isaiah. On the anniversary of his assassination, commemorate the life and legacy of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin with David Makovsky, former diplomatic correspondent and editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post who travelled the world with Rabin.  Hear about Rabin’s political philosophy and his willingness to make peace with former enemies. Free admission. Special VIP session for $1,200+ donors with Mr. Makovsky on "Trump Peace Plan: What are the Prospects?” Registration coming soon. For more information, please contact Susan Stuart.

 

Israel Café: Diversity in Israel - Wed., Nov. 7, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 121, Columbia. Join shaliach (Israeli emissary) Shay Rubinstein for a lunch ‘n learn program about diversity in Israel, with examples from the Israeli kitchen, Israeli slang, pluralistic cities like Tel Aviv, and the army as a mirror of Israeli society. Bring a brown bag lunch—we’ll provide the dessert and drinks. Program is free, but RSVP is requested at Associated.org/IsraelCafe.  For more information, contact Shay Rubinstein.

 

Childhood Memories of the Holocaust - Sun., Nov. 11, 6:30 - 8:00 PM,

Temple Isaiah. The Jewish Federation of Howard County, the Howard County Board of Rabbis, and the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts present a cantata commemorating the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Written and used with the permission of Stephen Freedman. Adapted and directed by Toby Orenstein with production assistance by Stephanie Gurwitz Zurier.  Musical direction by Ira Singer & Doris Sugar. Free and open the community! No registration required. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

PJ Library’s Moms’ Night Out - Wed., Nov. 28, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, Black Flag Brewing Company (9315 Snowden River Pkwy, Columbia 21046). Moms are invited to a Pallet Painting Party at Black Flag Brewing Co! Paint a custom pallet while schmoozing, snacking, and sipping local beer. Cost is $30, which includes a custom pallet, kosher snacks, and one beer. Register early as space is limited: Associated.org/MomsNightOut. For more information, please contact Allison Weil.

 

Knesset Club’s Latkes & Vodka - Sat., Dec. 1, 6:00-8:00 PM, Home of Michelle & Len Ostroff. Why should the kids have all the fun at Chanukah? Join your friends to celebrate the Festival of Lights. This event is for donors who make a gift of $1,200 or more to the Annual Campaign. Cost is $10. RSVP at Associated.org/LatkeVodka. For more information, please contact Susan Stuart.

 

See Entire Community Calendar

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Chai-Lights 10/26: Shabbat Services

This Week: Oct. 25 - 31

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Oct. 27, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

 

Links

 

Upcoming Events

Torah on Tap:  "Isaac:  Patriarch for the Sandwich Generation" - November 13th, 7:30 at Watermark

 

Rabbi Blumenthal is looking forward to leading new Torah on Tap sessions beginning in November. She intends to focus her first informal, interactive discussion on Isaac.

 

Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite libation and maybe a munchie or two to share.  Join us for some intellectual fun at the Watermark, 10001 Windstream Dr, Columbia, 21044 on November 13 at 7:30 PM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save the Date: Bet Chaverim's Annual Latke & Lights Congregational Chanukah Celebration - Sunday, Dec. 2, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

RSVP by Nov. 25

 

 

 

Your family is invited to Bet Chaverim's Annual Latkes and Lights Party for kids, teens, & adults at 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the Howard County Nonprofit Collaborative, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD (off Broken Land Parkway). Bring your Chanukiahs and your friends--we'll help you light them all up! 

 

This event will feature:

  • A dairy potluck dinner
  • Our annual homemade latke cook-off
  • Chanukah crafts for the kids
  • Chanukiah lighting (we encourage you to bring your menorah and candles!)
  • A fabulous NEW CHANUKAH SCIENCE SPECTACULAR Show by Eric Energy (he captivated kids & adults last year)
  • A toy drive
Mark your calendars now, so you don't have to miss this fabulous party for kids, teens, and adults!!  Non-members are welcome to join these festivities; a $10/family donation will be requested (payment details will follow in November).

 

Please RSVP by November 25th: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44acab23a6ff2-latkes1

Youth Activities

Religious School News - Registration for 2018/2019 is Now Open

Registration for Bet Chaverim Religious School is open. This year, we are welcoming our K/1 class. Please go to the Bet Chaverim website (www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool) for more information, or to register go to https://tinyurl.com/2018-BCRS-Registration  If you have any questions, please contact BCRS’s new Education Director, Rabbi Faith Cantor, or Jamie Biegeleisen (jscoop5@yahoo.com) and/or Jarrett Reid at betchaverimreligiousschool@gmail.com 
 

Sources of information for our Religious School:

  • Go to: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/?fref=ts to enjoy pictures of the students and school activities!!
  • The Bet Chaverim website has an updated page for the Religious School that is found under the "Learn" tab (https://www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool). There you can find school information, including the school's calendar.

Yahrzeits

Remembering our loved ones is a sacred Jewish tradition. Yahrzeit candles should be lit the evening before the Yahrzeit date. If you would like to attend a Minyan to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on your loved one's actual Yahrzeit date, please call Karyn Gross at 301-233-4371.

Thank you to Laurie Diener, who alerted us to an online minyan should you wish to participate from home at any time: http://www.livejewishprayer.com/

 

If there are errors or omissions or you'd like to have your loved ones' Yahrzeit anniversaries included in future Chai Lights, please send your Yahrzeit information to: shellirossman@verizon.net. 

 

October Yahrzeits

 

10/01/2018

Frances Rossman

Beloved Mother of Henry Rossman

22 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Gilda Fridkis

Beloved Mother of Jay Fridkis

27 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Donald Eli Witkin

Beloved Father of Lynn Witkin-Weinstein

27 Tishrei

10/08/2018

Irving Berger

Beloved Father of Marc Berger

29 Tishrei

10/15/2018

Cecile Ruth Goldstein

Beloved Mother of Suzy Wheeler

6 Chesvan

10/19/2018

Phillip Levitt

Beloved Father of Jeff Levitt

10 Chesvan

10/28/2018

Albert Levine

Beloved Father of Jerry Levine

19 Chesvan


Acknowledgements**

Thank You to Sharon & Daniel Freedman for their donation in Memory of Linda Bloom, z"l, beloved Mother of Steve Bloom.

 

Thank You to Sharon & Daniel Freedman for their donation in Memory of Sheldon Saferstein, z"l, beloved Brother in-law of Martin Leshin.

 

⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔⇔

**Bet Chaverim has established a number of ways for Congregants and other supporters to commemorate life cycle events, or to honor or memorialize individuals important to their lives. Donors can choose to allocate their donations to Bet Chaverim's:

  • General Fund for operating expenses
  • Chesed Fund to provide shiva trays for bereaved members of our Congregation
  • Melissa B. Gorelik Youth Fund that supports activities for children and adolescents.
  • BC Religious School, which provides Jewish education, and is currently running a moderate deficit.

Additionally, we recently introduced the new Eitz Hayim Chumash; for $72 (quadruple Chai), Donors can dedicate a book through the:

  • Chumash Fund that will be inscribed with a customized bookplate at the front of the Chumash.

Donations can be sent to Bet Chaverim's post office box, but please remember to include the fund you've selected, as well as the tribute reason (e.g., in honor of X; in memory of X) for your donation [and for Chumashim, the inscription you'd like to have on the bookplate(s)].

Get Involved

2019 Mah Jongg Cards

Are you ready for your new Mah Jongg card?  Order yours now and do a mitzvah at the same time!

A portion of the cost of each card goes to the Jewish Emergency Network (JEN).  The National Mah Jongg League sent JEN a check last year for $567 for our card orders.  JEN was established within the Jewish Federation of Howard County to help those individuals and families who struggle to place food on the table, heat their homes, and provide clothing for their children. Standard cards are still $8 and the large cards are $9.  Please send your checks, made out to Jewish Emergency Network, no later than January 18th to: Edna Nacht,  5141 Oven Bird Green, Columbia 21044.

 

 

Save the Date

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Oct. 27, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri..,  Nov. 2, 7:30 PM at the home of Lynn & Lew Weinstein, 4260 Lilac Lane, Ellicott City, 21042. 

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Nov. 10, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Torah on Tap - Tues.,  Nov. 13, 7:30 PM, at the Watermark, 10001 Windstream Dr, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service & Meet the Nominees for Board Elections - Fri.,  Nov. 16, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Nov. 24, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri..,  Nov. 30, home of Jennifer & Phil Rogofsky, 6110 Timothy Court, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Annual Chanukah Party - Sun., Dec. 2, 5:30 - 8:00 PM at the Howard County Nonprofit Collaborative, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Dec. 8, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri.,  Dec. 14, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Bagel Brunch and Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting - Sun.,  Dec. 16, 9:30 AM, Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Rd, Columbia, MD 21045

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Dec. 22, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri..,  Dec. 28, Details to follow.   Please contact Heather Zimmerman at  321-698-1412 or heather_zimmerman@verizon.net if you can volunteer your home.


Federation Events

Rabin Memorial with David Makovsky - Sun., Nov. 4; 2:00 PM VIP Session,  General Program 2:30 - 3:30 PM, Temple Isaiah. On the anniversary of his assassination, commemorate the life and legacy of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin with David Makovsky, former diplomatic correspondent and editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post who travelled the world with Rabin.  Hear about Rabin’s political philosophy and his willingness to make peace with former enemies. Free admission. Special VIP session for $1,200+ donors with Mr. Makovsky on "Trump Peace Plan: What are the Prospects?” Registration coming soon. For more information, please contact Susan Stuart.

 

Israel Café: Diversity in Israel - Wed., Nov. 7, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 121, Columbia. Join shaliach (Israeli emissary) Shay Rubinstein for a lunch ‘n learn program about diversity in Israel, with examples from the Israeli kitchen, Israeli slang, pluralistic cities like Tel Aviv, and the army as a mirror of Israeli society. Bring a brown bag lunch—we’ll provide the dessert and drinks. Program is free, but RSVP is requested at Associated.org/IsraelCafe.  For more information, contact Shay Rubinstein.

 

Childhood Memories of the Holocaust - Sun., Nov. 11, 6:30 - 8:00 PM,

Temple Isaiah. The Jewish Federation of Howard County, the Howard County Board of Rabbis, and the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts present a cantata commemorating the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Written and used with the permission of Stephen Freedman. Adapted and directed by Toby Orenstein with production assistance by Stephanie Gurwitz Zurier.  Musical direction by Ira Singer & Doris Sugar. Free and open the community! No registration required. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

PJ Library’s Moms’ Night Out - Wed., Nov. 28, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, Black Flag Brewing Company (9315 Snowden River Pkwy, Columbia 21046). Moms are invited to a Pallet Painting Party at Black Flag Brewing Co! Paint a custom pallet while schmoozing, snacking, and sipping local beer. Cost is $30, which includes a custom pallet, kosher snacks, and one beer. Register early as space is limited: Associated.org/MomsNightOut. For more information, please contact Allison Weil.

 

Knesset Club’s Latkes & Vodka - Sat., Dec. 1, 6:00-8:00 PM, Home of Michelle & Len Ostroff. Why should the kids have all the fun at Chanukah? Join your friends to celebrate the Festival of Lights. This event is for donors who make a gift of $1,200 or more to the Annual Campaign. Cost is $10. RSVP at Associated.org/LatkeVodka. For more information, please contact Susan Stuart.

 

See Entire Community Calendar

Other Local Jewish Events

Houdini's Magical Halloween Family Day! - Sun., Oct. 28, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, 21202 (410-732-6400; info@jewishmuseummd.org). Join the Jewish Museum of Md for a special Halloween weekend family day inspired by JMM's current exhibit Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini. Learn a little magic, conjure up some delicious treats, create some marvelous crafts, and enjoy magical performances throughout the day! Plus JMM will have special performance and workshops throughout the day! Get the full schedule now.  Pre-Registration now available for the Card Trick and Lockpicking Workshops!

 

The highlight of the day will be two performances by Harry Houdini himself (well actually, magician David London playing Ehrich Weiss/ Harry Houdini). “Harry” will have a few tricks up his sleeve as he brings to life the story of the Hungarian Jewish immigrant who transformed himself into an international superstar. No ghosts or goblins, but plenty of chains and lots of spirit.

All-Day Activities:

Build a velotrope and an elastic band airplane

Design your own Houdini poster

Make top hats and magic wands (including an edible wand!)

Learn two different magic tricks and Morse code

 

Performances:

11:00 AM – Magician Peter Wood

12:00 PM – Houdini Living History Character with David London

 1:00 PM – Magician Peter Wood

 2:00 PM – Houdini Living History Character with David London

 

Also offering special workshops for a small additional fee of $5 per workshop – these have limited spaces.

 

Card Trick Skills Workshop:

11:30 AM – Grade 3 and up: Register Now

 1:30 PM – Grades K-2: Register Now

 3:30 PM – Grade 3 and up: Register Now

 

Lockpicking Skills Workshop – Age 12 and up

10:30 AM : Register Now

 12:30 PMRegister Now

 2:30 PMRegister Now

 

All Tickets are now available for the Official Houdini Séance

Wednesday, October 31st, doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $50 ($25 for Museum Members)BUY NOW

More info here.

 

Seating is LIMITED so don’t delay on getting your tickets!

 

 

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Chai-Lights 10/18: Shabbat Services & RSVP For Toby's Dinner Theatre, & The Great Challah Bake

This Week: Oct. 18 - 24

♦   Shabbat Service - Fri.,  Oct. 19, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.
 

♦  RSVP for Ain't  Misbehavin' and The Great Challah Bake (details below)

 

 

Links

 

Upcoming Events

Ain’t Misbehavin’  Wednesday, October 24

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 19

 

 

Join your Bet Chaverim friends (and meet new ones) for Toby’s Dinner Theatre’s production of “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” Wednesday, October 24.  Doors open at 6:00 PM for “one of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time and a Tony Award winner for Best Musical.

 

The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club with his infectious swing music. Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and powerful energy of this ‘American original’ with music made famous from uptown clubs to Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood!

 

Our group price is $35.50 per person (regular price is $63.00), which includes buffet, show, and gratuity.  Please note that the buffet includes a full salad bar and dairy and vegetarian options.

 

RSVP to Laurie, eventions48@verizon.net no later than Friday, October 19 or use this link to register: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48aeaf2a1-aint.  Payment is due by Monday, October 22.  Please make checks payable to Laurie Diener, 10622 Millet Seed Hill, Columbia  21044.  This event is open everyone – bring your friends!

 

Torah on Tap:  "Isaac:  Patriarch for the Sandwich Generation" - November (Details to Follow)

Rabbi Blumenthal is looking forward to leading new Torah on Tap sessions beginning in November. She intends to focus her first informal, interactive discussion on Isaac. Logistical details are under development, and will be shared once finalized.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save the Date: Annual Latke & Lights Family Chanukah Celebration - Sunday, Dec. 2, 5:30 - 8:00 PM

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Your family is invited to Bet Chaverim's Annual Latkes and Lights Party for kids, teens, & adults at 5:30 - 8:00 PM at the Howard County Nonprofit Collaborative 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD (off Broken Land Parkway). Bring your Chanukiahs and your friends--we'll help you light them all up! 

 

This event will feature:

  • A dairy potluck dinner
  • Our annual homemade latke cook-off
  • Chanukah crafts for the kids
  • Chanukiah lighting (we encourage you to bring your menorah and candles!)
  • A fabulous NEW Show by Eric Energy (he captivated kids & adults last year)
  • A toy drive
 

Mark your calendars now, so you don't have to miss this fabulous party for kids, teens, and adults!!  Non-members are welcome to join these festivities; a $10/family donation will be requested (payment details will follow in November).

Youth Activities

Religious School News - Registration for 2018/2019 is Now Open

Registration for Bet Chaverim Religious School is open. This year, we are welcoming our K/1 class. Please go to the Bet Chaverim website (www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool) for more information, or to register go to https://tinyurl.com/2018-BCRS-Registration  If you have any questions, please contact BCRS’s new Education Director, Rabbi Faith Cantor, or Jamie Biegeleisen (jscoop5@yahoo.com) and/or Jarrett Reid at betchaverimreligiousschool@gmail.com 
 

Sources of information for our Religious School:

  • Go to: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/?fref=ts to enjoy pictures of the students and school activities!!
  • The Bet Chaverim website has an updated page for the Religious School that is found under the "Learn" tab (https://www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool). There you can find school information, including the school's calendar.

Yahrzeits

Remembering our loved ones is a sacred Jewish tradition. Yahrzeit candles should be lit the evening before the Yahrzeit date. If you would like to attend a Minyan to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on your loved one's actual Yahrzeit date, please call Karyn Gross at 301-233-4371.

Thank you to Laurie Diener, who alerted us to an online minyan should you wish to participate from home at any time: http://www.livejewishprayer.com/

 

If there are errors or omissions or you'd like to have your loved ones' Yahrzeit anniversaries included in future Chai Lights, please send your Yahrzeit information to: shellirossman@verizon.net. 

 

October Yahrzeits

 

10/01/2018

Frances Rossman

Beloved Mother of Henry Rossman

22 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Gilda Fridkis

Beloved Mother of Jay Fridkis

27 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Donald Eli Witkin

Beloved Father of Lynn Witkin-Weinstein

27 Tishrei

10/08/2018

Irving Berger

Beloved Father of Marc Berger

29 Tishrei

10/15/2018

Cecile Ruth Goldstein

Beloved Mother of Suzy Wheeler

6 Chesvan

10/19/2018

Phillip Levitt

Beloved Father of Jeff Levitt

10 Chesvan

10/28/2018

Albert Levine

Beloved Father of Jerry Levine

19 Chesvan


Acknowledgements**

 

 

**Bet Chaverim has established a number of ways for Congregants and other supporters to commemorate life cycle events, or to honor or memorialize individuals important to their lives.

 

Donors can choose to allocate their donations to Bet Chaverim's:

  • General Fund for operating expenses
  • Chesed Fund to provide shiva trays for bereaved members of our Congregation
  • Melissa B. Gorelik Youth Fund that supports activities for children and adolescents.
  • BC Religious School, which provides Jewish education, and is currently running a moderate deficit.

Additionally, we recently introduced the new Eitz Hayim Chumash; for $72 (quadruple Chai), Donors can dedicate a book through the:

  • Chumash Fund that will be inscribed with a customized bookplate at the front of the Chumash.

Donations can be sent to Bet Chaverim's post office box, but please remember to include the fund you've selected, as well as the tribute reason (e.g., in honor of X; in memory of X) for your donation [and for Chumashim, the inscription you'd like to have on the bookplate(s)].

Notices

2019 Mah Jongg Cards

Are you ready for your new Mah Jongg card?  Order yours now and do a mitzvah at the same time!

A portion of the cost of each card goes to the Jewish Emergency Network (JEN).  The National Mah Jongg League sent JEN a check last year for $567 for our card orders.  JEN was established within the Jewish Federation of Howard County to help those individuals and families who struggle to place food on the table, heat their homes, and provide clothing for their children. Standard cards are still $8 and the large cards are $9.  Please send your checks, made out to Jewish Emergency Network, no later than January 18th to: Edna Nacht,  5141 Oven Bird Green, Columbia 21044.

 

 

Save the Date

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Oct. 27, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri..,  Nov. 2, Details to follow.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Nov. 10, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service & Meet the Nominees for Board Elections - Fri.,  Nov. 16, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Nov. 24, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri..,  Nov. 30, home of Jennifer & Phil Rogofsky, 6110 Timothy Court, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Annual Chanukah Party - Sun., Dec. 2, 5:30 - 8:00 PM at the Howard County Nonprofit Collaborative, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Dec. 8, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri.,  Dec. 14, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Bagel Brunch and Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting - Sun.,  Dec. 16, 9:30 AM, Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Rd, Columbia, MD 21045

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Dec. 22, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri..,  Dec. 28, Details to follow.

 


Federation Events

Mega Family Challah Bake - Sun., October 21, 3:00 - 5:00 PM, Lubavitch Center of Howard County (770 Howes Lane, Columbia). Make challah and celebrate the spirit of Shabbat with your family at the Mega Family Challah Bake, a program of the Jewish Federation of Howard County, PJ Library in Howard County, Lubavitch Center of Howard County, and Chabad of Clarksville. All are invited—moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, boys, and girls! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register at Associated.org/MegaBake. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

The Great Challah Bake - Thurs., Oct. 25, Doors open 6:30 PM/Program begins 7:00 PM, Laurel Park (198 Laurel Race Track Road, Laurel).

Make challah with other women from across Howard County at an evening of global sisterhood! As part of the international Shabbat Project, we’ll be joining women all around the world who will be participating their own community challah bake—you don’t want to miss this! For women and girls 10+. $18 per person. Register at Associated.org/ChallahBake. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

Israel Café: Diversity in Israel - Wed., Nov. 7, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 121, Columbia. Join shaliach (Israeli emissary) Shay Rubinstein for a lunch ‘n learn program about diversity in Israel, with examples from the Israeli kitchen, Israeli slang, pluralistic cities like Tel Aviv, and the army as a mirror of Israeli society. Bring a brown bag lunch—we’ll provide the dessert and drinks. Program is free, but RSVP is requested at Associated.org/IsraelCafe.  For more information, contact Shay Rubinstein.

 

Childhood Memories of the Holocaust - Sun., Nov. 11, 6:30 - 8:00 PM,

Temple Isaiah. The Jewish Federation of Howard County, the Howard County Board of Rabbis, and the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts present a cantata commemorating the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Written and used with the permission of Stephen Freedman. Adapted and directed by Toby Orenstein with production assistance by Stephanie Gurwitz Zurier.  Musical direction by Ira Singer & Doris Sugar. Free and open the community! No registration required. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

Rabin Memorial with David Makovsky - Sun., Nov. 4; 2:00 PM VIP Session,  General Program 2:30 - 3:30 PM, Temple Isaiah. On the anniversary of his assassination, commemorate the life and legacy of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin with David Makovsky, former diplomatic correspondent and editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post who travelled the world with Rabin.  Hear about Rabin’s political philosophy and his willingness to make peace with former enemies. Free admission. Special VIP session for $1,200+ donors with Mr. Makovsky on "Trump Peace Plan: What are the Prospects?” Registration coming soon. For more information, please contact Susan Stuart.

 

 

See Entire Community Calendar

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Chai-Lights 10/11: Shabbat Services & RSVP For Toby's Dinner Theatre

This Week: Oct. 4 - 10

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Oct. 13, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  RSVP for Ain't  Misbehavin' and The Great Challah Bake (details below)

 

 

Links

 

Upcoming Events

Ain’t Misbehavin’  Wednesday, October 24

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 19

 

 

Join your Bet Chaverim friends (and meet new ones) for Toby’s Dinner Theatre’s production of “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” Wednesday, October 24.  Doors open at 6:00 PM for “one of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time and a Tony Award winner for Best Musical.

 

The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club with his infectious swing music. Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the delightful humor and powerful energy of this ‘American original’ with music made famous from uptown clubs to Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood!

 

Our group price is $35.50 per person (regular price is $63.00), which includes buffet, show, and gratuity.  Please note that the buffet includes a full salad bar and dairy and vegetarian options.

 

RSVP to Laurie, eventions48@verizon.net no later than Friday, October 19 or use this link to register: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48aeaf2a1-aint.  Payment is due by Monday, October 22.  Please make checks payable to Laurie Diener, 10622 Millet Seed Hill, Columbia  21044.  This event is open everyone – bring your friends!

Youth Activities

Religious School News - Registration for 2018/2019 is Now Open

Registration for Bet Chaverim Religious School is open. This year, we are welcoming our K/1 class. Please go to the Bet Chaverim website (www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool) for more information, or to register go to https://tinyurl.com/2018-BCRS-Registration  If you have any questions, please contact BCRS’s new Education Director, Rabbi Faith Cantor, or Jamie Biegeleisen (jscoop5@yahoo.com) and/or Jarrett Reid at betchaverimreligiousschool@gmail.com 
 

Sources of information for our Religious School:

  • Go to: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/?fref=ts to enjoy pictures of the students and school activities!!
  • The Bet Chaverim website has an updated page for the Religious School that is found under the "Learn" tab (https://www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool). There you can find school information, including the school's calendar.

Yahrzeits

Remembering our loved ones is a sacred Jewish tradition. Yahrzeit candles should be lit the evening before the Yahrzeit date. If you would like to attend a Minyan to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on your loved one's actual Yahrzeit date, please call Karyn Gross at 301-233-4371.

Thank you to Laurie Diener, who alerted us to an online minyan should you wish to participate from home at any time: http://www.livejewishprayer.com/

 

If there are errors or omissions or you'd like to have your loved ones' Yahrzeit anniversaries included in future Chai Lights, please send your Yahrzeit information to: shellirossman@verizon.net. 

 

October Yahrzeits

 

10/01/2018

Frances Rossman

Beloved Mother of Henry Rossman

22 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Gilda Fridkis

Beloved Mother of Jay Fridkis

27 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Donald Eli Witkin

Beloved Father of Lynn Witkin-Weinstein

27 Tishrei

10/08/2018

Irving Berger

Beloved Father of Marc Berger

29 Tishrei

10/15/2018

Cecile Ruth Goldstein

Beloved Mother of Suzy Wheeler

6 Chesvan

10/19/2018

Phillip Levitt

Beloved Father of Jeff Levitt

10 Chesvan

10/28/2018

Albert Levine

Beloved Father of Jerry Levine

19 Chesvan


Acknowledgements**

 

 

**Bet Chaverim has established a number of ways for Congregants and other supporters to commemorate life cycle events, or to honor or memorialize individuals important to their lives.

 

Donors can choose to allocate their donations to Bet Chaverim's:

  • General Fund for operating expenses
  • Chesed Fund to provide shiva trays for bereaved members of our Congregation
  • Melissa B. Gorelik Youth Fund that supports activities for children and adolescents.
  • BC Religious School, which provides Jewish education, and is currently running a moderate deficit.

Additionally, we recently introduced the new Eitz Hayim Chumash; for $72 (quadruple Chai), Donors can dedicate a book through the:

  • Chumash Fund that will be inscribed with a customized bookplate at the front of the Chumash.

Donations can be sent to Bet Chaverim's post office box, but please remember to include the fund you've selected, as well as the tribute reason (e.g., in honor of X; in memory of X) for your donation [and for Chumashim, the inscription you'd like to have on the bookplate(s)].

Save the Date

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri.,  Oct. 19, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Oct. 27, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 


Federation Events

Mega Family Challah Bake - Sun., October 21, 3:00 - 5:00 PM, Lubavitch Center of Howard County (770 Howes Lane, Columbia). Make challah and celebrate the spirit of Shabbat with your family at the Mega Family Challah Bake, a program of the Jewish Federation of Howard County, PJ Library in Howard County, Lubavitch Center of Howard County, and Chabad of Clarksville. All are invited—moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, boys, and girls! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register at Associated.org/MegaBake. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

The Great Challah Bake - Thurs., Oct. 25, Doors open 6:30 PM/Program begins 7:00 PM, Laurel Park (198 Laurel Race Track Road, Laurel).

Make challah with other women from across Howard County at an evening of global sisterhood! As part of the international Shabbat Project, we’ll be joining women all around the world who will be participating their own community challah bake—you don’t want to miss this! For women and girls 10+. $18 per person. Register at Associated.org/ChallahBake. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

Childhood Memories of the Holocaust - Sun., Nov. 11, 6:30 - 8:00 PM,

Temple Isaiah. The Jewish Federation of Howard County, the Howard County Board of Rabbis, and the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts present a cantata commemorating the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Written and used with the permission of Stephen Freedman. Adapted and directed by Toby Orenstein with production assistance by Stephanie Gurwitz Zurier.  Musical direction by Ira Singer & Doris Sugar. Free and open the community! No registration required. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

Rabin Memorial with David Makovsky - Sun., Nov. 4; 2:00 PM VIP Session,  General Program 2:30 - 3:30 PM, Temple Isaiah. On the anniversary of his assassination, commemorate the life and legacy of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin with David Makovsky, former diplomatic correspondent and editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post who travelled the world with Rabin.  Hear about Rabin’s political philosophy and his willingness to make peace with former enemies. Free admission. Special VIP session for $1,200+ donors with Mr. Makovsky on "Trump Peace Plan: What are the Prospects?” Registration coming soon. For more information, please contact Susan Stuart.

 

 

See Entire Community Calendar

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Chai-Lights 10/4: Shabbat Services are Friday Night at the Heine's Home

This Week: Oct. 4 - 10

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri.,  Oct. 5, 7:30 PM, at the home of Arlene & Al Heine, 6177 Wooded Run Drive,Columbia 21044. 

 

Links

 

Upcoming Events

Youth Activities

Religious School News - Registration for 2018/2019 is Now Open

Registration for Bet Chaverim Religious School is open. This year, we are welcoming our K/1 class. Please go to the Bet Chaverim website (www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool) for more information, or to register go to https://tinyurl.com/2018-BCRS-Registration  If you have any questions, please contact BCRS’s new Education Director, Rabbi Faith Cantor, or Jamie Biegeleisen (jscoop5@yahoo.com) and/or Jarrett Reid at betchaverimreligiousschool@gmail.com 
 

Sources of information for our Religious School:

  • Go to: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/?fref=ts to enjoy pictures of the students and school activities!!
  • The Bet Chaverim website has an updated page for the Religious School that is found under the "Learn" tab (https://www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool). There you can find school information, including the school's calendar.

Yahrzeits

Remembering our loved ones is a sacred Jewish tradition. Yahrzeit candles should be lit the evening before the Yahrzeit date. If you would like to attend a Minyan to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on your loved one's actual Yahrzeit date, please call Karyn Gross at 301-233-4371.

Thank you to Laurie Diener, who alerted us to an online minyan should you wish to participate from home at any time: http://www.livejewishprayer.com/

 

If there are errors or omissions or you'd like to have your loved ones' Yahrzeit anniversaries included in future Chai Lights, please send your Yahrzeit information to: shellirossman@verizon.net. 

 

October Yahrzeits

 

10/01/2018

Frances Rossman

Beloved Mother of Henry Rossman

22 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Gilda Fridkis

Beloved Mother of Jay Fridkis

27 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Donald Eli Witkin

Beloved Father of Lynn Witkin-Weinstein

27 Tishrei

10/08/2018

Irving Berger

Beloved Father of Marc Berger

29 Tishrei

10/15/2018

Cecile Ruth Goldstein

Beloved Mother of Suzy Wheeler

6 Chesvan

10/19/2018

Phillip Levitt

Beloved Father of Jeff Levitt

10 Chesvan

10/28/2018

Albert Levine

Beloved Father of Jerry Levine

19 Chesvan


Acknowledgements**

 

 

**Bet Chaverim has established a number of ways for Congregants and other supporters to commemorate life cycle events, or to honor or memorialize individuals important to their lives.

 

Donors can choose to allocate their donations to Bet Chaverim's:

  • General Fund for operating expenses
  • Chesed Fund to provide shiva trays for bereaved members of our Congregation
  • Melissa B. Gorelik Youth Fund that supports activities for children and adolescents.
  • BC Religious School, which provides Jewish education, and is currently running a moderate deficit.

Additionally, we recently introduced the new Eitz Hayim Chumash; for $72 (quadruple Chai), Donors can dedicate a book through the:

  • Chumash Fund that will be inscribed with a customized bookplate at the front of the Chumash.

Donations can be sent to Bet Chaverim's post office box, but please remember to include the fund you've selected, as well as the tribute reason (e.g., in honor of X; in memory of X) for your donation [and for Chumashim, the inscription you'd like to have on the bookplate(s)].

Save the Date

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Oct. 13, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri.,  Oct. 19, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Oct. 27, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 


Federation Events

 

Pom Lion Chai Tea - Sun., Oct. 7, 3:00 PM, Private Home. Jewish Federation of Howard County's Women's Philanthropy presents a dairy afternoon tea with speaker Lt. Commander Alexa Jenkins, the first Jewish woman to command a U.S. naval warship. This event recognizes Lion of Judah donors, who make a minimum gift of $5,000, and Pomegranate Society donors, who make a minimum gift of $1,800, to the Federation’s Annual Campaign. The Chai Tea is open to donors who make a minimum pledge of $1,800 to the Annual Campaign. RSVP by September 21 as Associated.org/PomLion. For more information, contact Amy Bober-Schenerman.

 

The Great Challah Bake - Thurs., Oct. 25, Doors open 6:30 PM/Program begins 7:00 PM, Laurel Park (198 Laurel Race Track Road, Laurel).

Make challah with other women from across Howard County at an evening of global sisterhood! As part of the international Shabbat Project, we’ll be joining women all around the world who will be participating their own community challah bake—you don’t want to miss this! For women and girls 10+. $18 per person. Register at Associated.org/ChallahBake. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

See Entire Community Calendar

Other Community Events

Important Holocaust Program

Howard Community College Smith Theater

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

 

All are welcome!  Please join us!

 

 

 

Please join us on October 9th and invite others to come with you!   All are welcome.

Diversity Credit available*

 

Program sponsored by the HCC Jewish Group 

In conjunction with the HCC departments of Social Science and English & World Languages.

Thanks to the Jewish Federation of Howard County, the Baltimore Jewish Council, and Howard Community College for helping to make this event possible.

 

Contacts:   Luda Bard, lbard@howardcc.edu and Janet Schreibstein, janet@schreibmail.com

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Revised Chai-Lights 10/4: Shabbat Services are Friday Night at the Heine's Home

This Week: Oct. 4 - 10

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri.,  Oct. 4, 7:30 PM, at the home of Arlene & Al Heine, 6177 Wooded Run Drive,Columbia 21044. 

 

Links

 

Upcoming Events

Youth Activities

Religious School News - Registration for 2018/2019 is Now Open

Registration for Bet Chaverim Religious School is open. This year, we are welcoming our K/1 class. Please go to the Bet Chaverim website (www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool) for more information, or to register go to https://tinyurl.com/2018-BCRS-Registration  If you have any questions, please contact BCRS’s new Education Director, Rabbi Faith Cantor, or Jamie Biegeleisen (jscoop5@yahoo.com) and/or Jarrett Reid at betchaverimreligiousschool@gmail.com 
 

Sources of information for our Religious School:

  • Go to: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/?fref=ts to enjoy pictures of the students and school activities!!
  • The Bet Chaverim website has an updated page for the Religious School that is found under the "Learn" tab (https://www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool). There you can find school information, including the school's calendar.

Yahrzeits

Remembering our loved ones is a sacred Jewish tradition. Yahrzeit candles should be lit the evening before the Yahrzeit date. If you would like to attend a Minyan to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on your loved one's actual Yahrzeit date, please call Karyn Gross at 301-233-4371.

Thank you to Laurie Diener, who alerted us to an online minyan should you wish to participate from home at any time: http://www.livejewishprayer.com/

 

If there are errors or omissions or you'd like to have your loved ones' Yahrzeit anniversaries included in future Chai Lights, please send your Yahrzeit information to: shellirossman@verizon.net. 

 

October Yahrzeits

 

10/01/2018

Frances Rossman

Beloved Mother of Henry Rossman

22 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Gilda Fridkis

Beloved Mother of Jay Fridkis

27 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Donald Eli Witkin

Beloved Father of Lynn Witkin-Weinstein

27 Tishrei

10/08/2018

Irving Berger

Beloved Father of Marc Berger

29 Tishrei

10/15/2018

Cecile Ruth Goldstein

Beloved Mother of Suzy Wheeler

6 Chesvan

10/19/2018

Phillip Levitt

Beloved Father of Jeff Levitt

10 Chesvan

10/28/2018

Albert Levine

Beloved Father of Jerry Levine

19 Chesvan


Acknowledgements**

 

 

**Bet Chaverim has established a number of ways for Congregants and other supporters to commemorate life cycle events, or to honor or memorialize individuals important to their lives.

 

Donors can choose to allocate their donations to Bet Chaverim's:

  • General Fund for operating expenses
  • Chesed Fund to provide shiva trays for bereaved members of our Congregation
  • Melissa B. Gorelik Youth Fund that supports activities for children and adolescents.
  • BC Religious School, which provides Jewish education, and is currently running a moderate deficit.

Additionally, we recently introduced the new Eitz Hayim Chumash; for $72 (quadruple Chai), Donors can dedicate a book through the:

  • Chumash Fund that will be inscribed with a customized bookplate at the front of the Chumash.

Donations can be sent to Bet Chaverim's post office box, but please remember to include the fund you've selected, as well as the tribute reason (e.g., in honor of X; in memory of X) for your donation [and for Chumashim, the inscription you'd like to have on the bookplate(s)].

Save the Date

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Oct. 13, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri.,  Oct. 19, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Oct. 27, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 


Federation Events

 

Pom Lion Chai Tea - Sun., Oct. 7, 3:00 PM, Private Home. Jewish Federation of Howard County's Women's Philanthropy presents a dairy afternoon tea with speaker Lt. Commander Alexa Jenkins, the first Jewish woman to command a U.S. naval warship. This event recognizes Lion of Judah donors, who make a minimum gift of $5,000, and Pomegranate Society donors, who make a minimum gift of $1,800, to the Federation’s Annual Campaign. The Chai Tea is open to donors who make a minimum pledge of $1,800 to the Annual Campaign. RSVP by September 21 as Associated.org/PomLion. For more information, contact Amy Bober-Schenerman.

 

The Great Challah Bake - Thurs., Oct. 25, Doors open 6:30 PM/Program begins 7:00 PM, Laurel Park (198 Laurel Race Track Road, Laurel).

Make challah with other women from across Howard County at an evening of global sisterhood! As part of the international Shabbat Project, we’ll be joining women all around the world who will be participating their own community challah bake—you don’t want to miss this! For women and girls 10+. $18 per person. Register at Associated.org/ChallahBake. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

See Entire Community Calendar

Other Community Events

Important Holocaust Program

Howard Community College Smith Theater

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

 

All are welcome!  Please join us!

 

 

 

Please join us on October 9th and invite others to come with you!   All are welcome.

Diversity Credit available*

 

Program sponsored by the HCC Jewish Group 

In conjunction with the HCC departments of Social Science and English & World Languages.

Thanks to the Jewish Federation of Howard County, the Baltimore Jewish Council, and Howard Community College for helping to make this event possible.

 

Contacts:   Luda Bard, lbard@howardcc.edu and Janet Schreibstein, janet@schreibmail.com

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Chai-Lights 10/4: Shabbat Services are Friday Night at the Heine's Home

This Week: Oct. 4 - 10

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri.,  Sept. 21, 7:30 PM, at the home of Arlene & Al Heine, 6177 Wooded Run Drive,Columbia 21044. 

 

Links

 

Upcoming Events

Youth Activities

Religious School News - Registration for 2018/2019 is Now Open

Registration for Bet Chaverim Religious School is open. This year, we are welcoming our K/1 class. Please go to the Bet Chaverim website (www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool) for more information, or to register go to https://tinyurl.com/2018-BCRS-Registration  If you have any questions, please contact BCRS’s new Education Director, Rabbi Faith Cantor, or Jamie Biegeleisen (jscoop5@yahoo.com) and/or Jarrett Reid at betchaverimreligiousschool@gmail.com 
 

Sources of information for our Religious School:

  • Go to: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/?fref=ts to enjoy pictures of the students and school activities!!
  • The Bet Chaverim website has an updated page for the Religious School that is found under the "Learn" tab (https://www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool). There you can find school information, including the school's calendar.

Yahrzeits

Remembering our loved ones is a sacred Jewish tradition. Yahrzeit candles should be lit the evening before the Yahrzeit date. If you would like to attend a Minyan to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on your loved one's actual Yahrzeit date, please call Karyn Gross at 301-233-4371.

Thank you to Laurie Diener, who alerted us to an online minyan should you wish to participate from home at any time: http://www.livejewishprayer.com/

 

If there are errors or omissions or you'd like to have your loved ones' Yahrzeit anniversaries included in future Chai Lights, please send your Yahrzeit information to: shellirossman@verizon.net. 

 

October Yahrzeits

 

10/01/2018

Frances Rossman

Beloved Mother of Henry Rossman

22 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Gilda Fridkis

Beloved Mother of Jay Fridkis

27 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Donald Eli Witkin

Beloved Father of Lynn Witkin-Weinstein

27 Tishrei

10/08/2018

Irving Berger

Beloved Father of Marc Berger

29 Tishrei

10/15/2018

Cecile Ruth Goldstein

Beloved Mother of Suzy Wheeler

6 Chesvan

10/19/2018

Phillip Levitt

Beloved Father of Jeff Levitt

10 Chesvan

10/28/2018

Albert Levine

Beloved Father of Jerry Levine

19 Chesvan


Acknowledgements**

 

 

**Bet Chaverim has established a number of ways for Congregants and other supporters to commemorate life cycle events, or to honor or memorialize individuals important to their lives.

 

Donors can choose to allocate their donations to Bet Chaverim's:

  • General Fund for operating expenses
  • Chesed Fund to provide shiva trays for bereaved members of our Congregation
  • Melissa B. Gorelik Youth Fund that supports activities for children and adolescents.
  • BC Religious School, which provides Jewish education, and is currently running a moderate deficit.

Additionally, we recently introduced the new Eitz Hayim Chumash; for $72 (quadruple Chai), Donors can dedicate a book through the:

  • Chumash Fund that will be inscribed with a customized bookplate at the front of the Chumash.

Donations can be sent to Bet Chaverim's post office box, but please remember to include the fund you've selected, as well as the tribute reason (e.g., in honor of X; in memory of X) for your donation [and for Chumashim, the inscription you'd like to have on the bookplate(s)].

Save the Date

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Oct. 13, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri.,  Oct. 19, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Oct. 27, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 


Federation Events

 

Pom Lion Chai Tea - Sun., Oct. 7, 3:00 PM, Private Home. Jewish Federation of Howard County's Women's Philanthropy presents a dairy afternoon tea with speaker Lt. Commander Alexa Jenkins, the first Jewish woman to command a U.S. naval warship. This event recognizes Lion of Judah donors, who make a minimum gift of $5,000, and Pomegranate Society donors, who make a minimum gift of $1,800, to the Federation’s Annual Campaign. The Chai Tea is open to donors who make a minimum pledge of $1,800 to the Annual Campaign. RSVP by September 21 as Associated.org/PomLion. For more information, contact Amy Bober-Schenerman.

 

The Great Challah Bake - Thurs., Oct. 25, Doors open 6:30 PM/Program begins 7:00 PM, Laurel Park (198 Laurel Race Track Road, Laurel).

Make challah with other women from across Howard County at an evening of global sisterhood! As part of the international Shabbat Project, we’ll be joining women all around the world who will be participating their own community challah bake—you don’t want to miss this! For women and girls 10+. $18 per person. Register at Associated.org/ChallahBake. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

See Entire Community Calendar

Other Community Events

Important Holocaust Program

Howard Community College Smith Theater

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

 

All are welcome!  Please join us!

 

 

 

Please join us on October 9th and invite others to come with you!   All are welcome.

Diversity Credit available*

 

Program sponsored by the HCC Jewish Group 

In conjunction with the HCC departments of Social Science and English & World Languages.

Thanks to the Jewish Federation of Howard County, the Baltimore Jewish Council, and Howard Community College for helping to make this event possible.

 

Contacts:   Luda Bard, lbard@howardcc.edu and Janet Schreibstein, janet@schreibmail.com

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Chai-Lights 9/13: Shabbat Services & High Holiday Information

This Week: Sept. 13 - 19

Thank You to our Social Action Committee, led by David Marker, and all our Congregants who donated products for our food drive. Thus far, we have delivered 72 pounds of goodies to the Howard County Food Bank. If you still would like to support this worthy cause, please bring your donation to our Shabbat Shuva Service this Saturday.
 

♦  Shabbat Shuva Service - Sat.,  Sept. 15, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Kol Nidre - Tues., Sept. 18, 6:15 PM at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045.

 

♦  Yom Kippur - Wed., Sept. 19,  9:00 AM at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045.

 

Break Fast - Wed. , Sept. 19, immediately following Yom Kippur Services (about 8:15 – 8:30 PM) at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia, MD 21044. RSVP required.

 

Links

 

High Holiday Information

It's not too late, if you haven't already responded to Bet Chaverim's various High Holiday-related activities.

 

Tickets: Tickets have been mailed; guest tickets can still be ordered and left at the Usher's Desk for pick up at holiday services:  please contact Heather Zimmerman directly at heather_zimmerman@verizon.net

 

Ushers: Robert Jacobs is still looking for additional ushers for Kol Nidre and Yizkor; if you'd like to assist, please contact Robert directly atbetchaverim.business@gmail.com

 

Yizkor Book of Remembrance: please register at: https://www.bet-chaverim.org/form/yizkor-book-of-remembrances-2018.html.  Deadline: Friday, Sept. 14, Noon.

 

Annual Break Fast: The Sign Up Genius link will be emailed separately. We hope you'll join us for this fun way to share the New Year. If you plan to attend (whether or not you've previously RSVP'd), please use the link to indicate what you plan to bring for our dairy Potluck Break Fast.

 

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HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE for 5779

(Service times appear on holiday tickets)

 

 

♦ KOL NIDRE Tuesday, September 18th, 6:15 PM at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045. Unfortunately, there will be limited space this year; as a result, seating will be “first come; first served” for 150 persons.

 

♦ YOM KIPPUR Wednesday, September 19th, 9:00 AM at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045. Yizkor at approximately 11:35 AM. Havadallah and Final Shofar at approximately 7:48 PM.

 

♦ COMMUNITY BREAK FAST Wednesday evening, September 19th, immediately following Yom Kippur Services (about 8:15 – 8:30 PM) at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia, MD 21044. RSVP required.

 

SUKKOT — Services in the Sukkah. TBD

 

SHEMINI ATZERET/YIZKOR AND SIMCHAT TORAH — Monday, October 1st at the Hawthorn Center, TBD.

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Upcoming Events

Bet Chaverim Bus Trip Featuring Yotam Ottolenghi in Conversation with Sally Swift (The Splendid Table, NPR) - Sunday, October 21, 4:00 - 8:30 PM (Registration Deadline: Sept. 14)

Bet Chaverim is sponsoring a bus trip to the 6th and I Synagogue (open to all). Ottolenghi, the renowned chef and New York Times bestselling cookbook author of Plenty and Jerusalem will discuss his new book, Ottolenghi Simple (release date October 16) that delivers 130 flavorful new dishes that can be served in 30 minutes or less. The evening includes transportation by air conditioned school bus (gratuity included), as well as event ticket(s), and cookbook (if desired). The cost is: 1 Ticket - $43; 1 Ticket and 1 Book - $58; 2 Tickets and 1 Book - $91. 

We will depart Atholton High School, Freetown Rd. Columbia,  at 4:00 PM, and return 8:30 PM. For more details and sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48aeaf2a1-yotam.

Youth Activities

Religious School News - Registration for 2018/2019 is Now Open

Registration for Bet Chaverim Religious School is open. This year, we are welcoming our K/1 class. Please go to the Bet Chaverim website (www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool) for more information, or to register go to https://tinyurl.com/2018-BCRS-Registration  If you have any questions, please contact BCRS’s new Education Director, Rabbi Faith Cantor, or Jamie Biegeleisen (jscoop5@yahoo.com) and/or Jarrett Reid at betchaverimreligiousschool@gmail.com 
 

Sources of information for our Religious School:

  • Go to: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/?fref=ts to enjoy pictures of the students and school activities!!
  • The Bet Chaverim website has an updated page for the Religious School that is found under the "Learn" tab (https://www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool). There you can find school information, including the school's calendar.

Yahrzeits

Remembering our loved ones is a sacred Jewish tradition. Yahrzeit candles should be lit the evening before the Yahrzeit date. If you would like to attend a Minyan to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on your loved one's actual Yahrzeit date, please call Karyn Gross at 301-233-4371.

Thank you to Laurie Diener, who alerted us to an online minyan should you wish to participate from home at any time: http://www.livejewishprayer.com/

 

September Yahrzeits

09/01/2018

Judith Robbins

Beloved Mother of Michael Robbins

21 Elul

09/01/2018

Lois Glaros

Beloved Mother of Greg Glaros

21 Elul

09/01/2018

Charles M. Solomon

Beloved Father of Glenn Solomon

21 Elul

09/03/2018

Scott Jacob Rappaport

Beloved Son of Naomi Rappaport

23 Elul

09/03/2018

Edward Fishman

Beloved Father of Jodi Fishman

23 Elul

09/04/2018

Murray Rogofsky

Beloved Father of Phil Rogofsky

24 Elul

09/04/2018

Toby Cohen

no relatives recorded.

24 Elul

09/05/2018

Mary K. Deitz

Beloved Mother of Sharyn Sinay

25 Elul

09/05/2018

Harold Fishkin

Beloved Father of Michelle Levine

25 Elul

09/07/2018

Sylvia Resnicoff

Beloved Aunt of Jay Fridkis

27 Elul

09/09/2018

Joseph Marker

Beloved Father of David Marker

29 Elul

09/11/2018

Minnie Goldman

Beloved Mother of Stu Goldman

2 Tishrei

09/15/2018

Toby Gilda

Beloved Mother of Risa Kipnis

6 Tishrei

09/29/2018

Rachel Sarah Kipnis

Beloved Daughter of Risa & Jon Kipnis

20 Tishrei

 

 

If there are errors or omissions or you'd like to have your loved ones' Yahrzeit anniversaries included in future Chai Lights, please send your Yahrzeit information to: shellirossman@verizon.net.

Acknowledgements**

Book of Remembrance Donations

Thank you to the following congregants for their generous donations in loving memory of relatives and friends who are memorialized in Bet Chaverim's 5779 Yizkor Book of Remembrance:

 

Shelli & Henry Rossman

♦ Michelle & Jerry Levine

Barbara Frederick & Michael Raderman

Karyn & Les Gross

Laurie & Steve Diener

Ivy Konel & Marvin Zeldin

Claudette & Robert Jacobs

 

**Bet Chaverim has established a number of ways for Congregants and other supporters to commemorate life cycle events, or to honor or memorialize individuals important to their lives.

 

Donors can choose to allocate their donations to Bet Chaverim's:

  • General Fund for operating expenses
  • Chesed Fund to provide shiva trays for bereaved members of our Congregation
  • Melissa B. Gorelik Youth Fund that supports activities for children and adolescents.
  • BC Religious School, which provides Jewish education, and is currently running a moderate deficit.

Additionally, we recently introduced the new Eitz Hayim Chumash; for $72 (quadruple Chai), Donors can dedicate a book through the:

  • Chumash Fund that will be inscribed with a customized bookplate at the front of the Chumash.

Donations can be sent to Bet Chaverim's post office box, but please remember to include the fund you've selected, as well as the tribute reason (e.g., in honor of X; in memory of X) for your donation [and for Chumashim, the inscription you'd like to have on the bookplate(s)].

Save the Date

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri.,  Sept. 21, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Hol Hamoed Sukkot Service - Sat.,  Sept. 29, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Congregational Sukkot Party - Sun.,  Sept. 30, 4:00 PM, Oakland Mills, High School, Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia, 21045. Details to follow.

 

♦ Ottolenghi Bus Trip & Program - Sun., Oct. 21, 4:00 -8:30 PM. Meet at Atholton High School for trip to Sixth and I Synagogue. See details under Upcoming Events.

 


Federation Events

Rosh Hashanah Tribute Card

Wish your loved ones a sweet new year with a personalized Federation tribute card! For a donation of your choosing, we will send a beautiful card that features the work of local artist Rhona LK Schonwald. Visit bit.ly/FedTribute to send a card today! For more information, contact Amy Bober-Schenerman.

 

PJ Library Playdate - Thurs., Sept. 6, 10:00-11:00 AM, Cedar Lane West (5081 Cedar Lane, Columbia). Join PJ Library for a pop-up style playdate with snacks and stories at various outdoor play spaces in Howard County. Led by Allison Weil. Join today for $30 a year at Associated.org/Playdate or drop in at a play date for $5. To find out next month’s location, visit Facebook.com/PJLibraryHowardCounty. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots - Fri., Sept. 7, 10:00-11:30 AM, 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 400, Columbia.Celebrate Shabbat with PJ Library through songs, stories, and crafts! Make new friends and connect with other young Jewish families in Howard County! This circle of friends is for children ages birth through 5 years old and their significant adults. Led by Allison Weil. Register for $200 per family per school year at Associated.org/Shababttots. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.
 

PJ Library Fall Fun - Sun., Sept. 16, 3:00-5:00 PM, Butler’s Orchard (22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown). Join PJ Library for a day of fun fall activities at Butler’s Orchard. Includes a wagon ride, information about seasonal produce, crop picking, stories, and playtime in the picnic area. $18 per family. Register at Associated.org/FallFun. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

Sushi & Meet the Shaliach in the Sukkah - Thurs., Sept. 27, 6:00-8:00 PM,

Home of Rachel Petroff Kessler & Marc Kessler. Celebrate Sukkot and meet our new shaliach (Israeli emissary), Shay Rubinstein, at an open house-style visit at a local sukkah.  Meet Shay, enjoy some sushi in the sukkah, and learn about what is going on at the Federation this year! Address given upon RSVP. Register at Associated.org/Sukkah. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

Israel Café: Diversity in Israel - Wed., Oct. 3, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 121. Have lunch with our shaliach (Israeli emissary) Shay Rubinstein on the first Wednesday of the month at our lunch ‘n learn! Shay will speak about multi-cultural differences in Israel with examples from the Israeli kitchen, Israeli slang, pluralistic cities like Tel Aviv, and the army as a mirror of Israeli society. Bring a brown bag lunch—we’ll provide the dessert and drinks. Free, but RSVP requested at Associated.org/IsraelCafe. For more information, please contact Shay at Shlichut@JewishHowardCounty.org.

 

Pom Lion Chai Tea - Sun., Oct. 7, 3:00 PM, Private Home. Jewish Federation of Howard County's Women's Philanthropy presents a dairy afternoon tea with speaker Lt. Commander Alexa Jenkins, the first Jewish woman to command a U.S. naval warship. This event recognizes Lion of Judah donors, who make a minimum gift of $5,000, and Pomegranate Society donors, who make a minimum gift of $1,800, to the Federation’s Annual Campaign. The Chai Tea is open to donors who make a minimum pledge of $1,800 to the Annual Campaign. RSVP by September 21 as Associated.org/PomLion. For more information, contact Amy Bober-Schenerman.

 

The Great Challah Bake - Thurs., Oct. 25, Doors open 6:30 PM/Program begins 7:00 PM, Laurel Park (198 Laurel Race Track Road, Laurel).

Make challah with other women from across Howard County at an evening of global sisterhood! As part of the international Shabbat Project, we’ll be joining women all around the world who will be participating their own community challah bake—you don’t want to miss this! For women and girls 10+. $18 per person. Register at Associated.org/ChallahBake. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

See Entire Community Calendar

Other Community Events

Important Holocaust Program

Howard Community College Smith Theater

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

 

All are welcome!  Please join us!

 

 

 

Please join us on October 9th and invite others to come with you!   All are welcome.

Diversity Credit available*

 

Program sponsored by the HCC Jewish Group 

In conjunction with the HCC departments of Social Science and English & World Languages.

Thanks to the Jewish Federation of Howard County, the Baltimore Jewish Council, and Howard Community College for helping to make this event possible.

 

Contacts:   Luda Bard, lbard@howardcc.edu and Janet Schreibstein, janet@schreibmail.com

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Chai-Lights 9/6: Re-Scheduled Shabbat Services & High Holiday Information

This Week: Sept. 6 - 12

Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Sept. 8, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.  Please note Shabbat Services this week have been changed from Friday night to Saturday morning.

 

♦  ROSH HASHANAH — Monday and Tuesday, September 10th and 11th, 9:00 AM at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045

 

TASHLICH Monday, September 10th (only), at Lake Kittamaqundi Pavilion near Clydes. B.Y.O.B. – Bring Your Own Bread (and cast away your sins) (see details below).

 

♦  Register Your Children for Bet Chaverim Religious School, 2018/2019 - see Youth Activities below.

 

Links

 

High Holiday Information

It's not too late, if you haven't already responded to Bet Chaverim's various High Holiday-related activities. Below are direct links to our online forms:

 

Tickets: Tickets have been mailed; guest tickets can still be ordered and left at the Usher's Desk for pick up at holiday services:  please contact Heather Zimmerman directly at heather_zimmerman@verizon.net

 

Ushers: Robert Jacobs is still looking for additional ushers for Kol Nidre and Yizkor; if you'd like to assist, please register at https://www.bet-chaverim.org/form/high-holiday-ushers-2017.html

 

Yizkor Book of Remembrance: please register at: https://www.bet-chaverim.org/form/yizkor-book-of-remembrances-2018.html

 

Annual Break Fast: register at: https://www.bet-chaverim.org/form/annual-break-fast-20171.html


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HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE for 5779

(Service times appear on holiday tickets)

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR HOLIDAY MACHZORIM AND DONATIONS FOR OUR HOLIDAY FOOD AND PRODUCT DRIVE (NON-PERISHABLE FOOD & TOILETRIES, DIAPERS, ETC.) FOR THE HOWARD COUNTY FOOD BANK (BOTH DAYS OF ROSH HASHANAH AND SHABBAT SHUVA).

 

ROSH HASHANAH — Monday and Tuesday, September 10th and 11th, 9:00 AM at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045.

 

TASHLICH Monday, September 10th (only), at Lake Kittamaqundi Pavilion near Clydes. Please head directly to the Pavilion at Lake Kittamaqundi following services. If you like, bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the lake at approximately 2:00 PM, followed by a brief service at 2:30 PM. B.Y.O.B. – Bring Your Own Bread (and cast away your sins). Tashlich will last approximately one hour, and all are welcome to come.

 

♦ KOL NIDRE Tuesday, September 18th, 6:15 PM at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045. Unfortunately, there will be limited space this year; as a result, seating will be “first come; first served” for 150 persons.

 

♦ YOM KIPPUR Wednesday, September 19th, 9:00 AM at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045. Yizkor at approximately 11:35 AM. Havadallah and Final Shofar at approximately 7:48 PM.

 

♦ COMMUNITY BREAK FAST Wednesday evening, September 19th, immediately following Yom Kippur Services (about 8:15 – 8:30 PM) at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia, MD 21044. RSVP required.

 

SUKKOT — Services in the Sukkah. TBD

 

SHEMINI ATZERET/YIZKOR AND SIMCHAT TORAH — Monday, October 1st at the Hawthorn Center, TBD.

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Upcoming Events

Bet Chaverim Bus Trip Featuring Yotam Ottolenghi in Conversation with Sally Swift (The Splendid Table, NPR) - Sunday, October 21, 4:00 - 8:30 PM (Registration Deadline: Sept. 14)

Bet Chaverim is sponsoring a bus trip to the 6th and I Synagogue (open to all). Ottolenghi, the renowned chef and New York Times bestselling cookbook author of Plenty and Jerusalem will discuss his new book, Ottolenghi Simple (release date October 16) that delivers 130 flavorful new dishes that can be served in 30 minutes or less. The evening includes transportation by air conditioned school bus (gratuity included), as well as event ticket(s), and cookbook (if desired). The cost is: 1 Ticket - $43; 1 Ticket and 1 Book - $58; 2 Tickets and 1 Book - $91. 

We will depart Atholton High School, Freetown Rd. Columbia,  at 4:00 PM, and return 8:30 PM. For more details and sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48aeaf2a1-yotam.

Youth Activities

Religious School News - Registration for 2018/2019 is Now Open

Registration for Bet Chaverim Religious School is open. This year, we are welcoming our K/1 class. Please go to the Bet Chaverim website (www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool) for more information, or to register go to https://tinyurl.com/2018-BCRS-Registration  If you have any questions, please contact BCRS’s new Education Director, Rabbi Faith Cantor, or Jamie Biegeleisen (jscoop5@yahoo.com) and/or Jarrett Reid at betchaverimreligiousschool@gmail.com 
 

Sources of information for our Religious School:

  • Go to: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/?fref=ts to enjoy pictures of the students and school activities!!
  • The Bet Chaverim website has an updated page for the Religious School that is found under the "Learn" tab (https://www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool). There you can find school information, including the school's calendar.

Yahrzeits

Remembering our loved ones is a sacred Jewish tradition. Yahrzeit candles should be lit the evening before the Yahrzeit date. If you would like to attend a Minyan to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on your loved one's actual Yahrzeit date, please call Karyn Gross at 301-233-4371.

Thank you to Laurie Diener, who alerted us to an online minyan should you wish to participate from home at any time: http://www.livejewishprayer.com/

 

September Yahrzeits

09/01/2018

Judith Robbins

Beloved Mother of Michael Robbins

21 Elul

09/01/2018

Lois Glaros

Beloved Mother of Greg Glaros

21 Elul

09/01/2018

Charles M. Solomon

Beloved Father of Glenn Solomon

21 Elul

09/03/2018

Scott Jacob Rappaport

Beloved Son of Naomi Rappaport

23 Elul

09/03/2018

Edward Fishman

Beloved Father of Jodi Fishman

23 Elul

09/04/2018

Murray Rogofsky

Beloved Father of Phil Rogofsky

24 Elul

09/04/2018

Toby Cohen

no relatives recorded.

24 Elul

09/05/2018

Mary K. Deitz

Beloved Mother of Sharyn Sinay

25 Elul

09/05/2018

Harold Fishkin

Beloved Father of Michelle Levine

25 Elul

09/07/2018

Sylvia Resnicoff

Beloved Aunt of Jay Fridkis

27 Elul

09/09/2018

Joseph Marker

Beloved Father of David Marker

29 Elul

09/11/2018

Minnie Goldman

Beloved Mother of Stu Goldman

2 Tishrei

09/15/2018

Toby Gilda

Beloved Mother of Risa Kipnis

6 Tishrei

09/29/2018

Rachel Sarah Kipnis

Beloved Daughter of Risa & Jon Kipnis

20 Tishrei

 

 

If there are errors or omissions or you'd like to have your loved ones' Yahrzeit anniversaries included in future Chai Lights, please send your Yahrzeit information to: shellirossman@verizon.net.

Acknowledgements**

Book of Remembrance Donations

Thank you to the following congregants for their generous donations in loving memory of relatives and friends who are memorialized in Bet Chaverim's 5779 Yizkor Book of Remembrance:

 

Michelle & Jerry Levine

Barbara Frederick & Michael Raderman

Karyn & Les Gross

Laurie & Steve Diener

Ivy Konel & Marvin Zeldin

Claudette & Robert Jacobs

 

**Bet Chaverim has established a number of ways for Congregants and other supporters to commemorate life cycle events, or to honor or memorialize individuals important to their lives.

 

Donors can choose to allocate their donations to Bet Chaverim's:

  • General Fund for operating expenses
  • Chesed Fund to provide shiva trays for bereaved members of our Congregation
  • Melissa B. Gorelik Youth Fund that supports activities for children and adolescents.
  • BC Religious School, which provides Jewish education, and is currently running a moderate deficit.

Additionally, we recently introduced the new Eitz Hayim Chumash; for $72 (quadruple Chai), Donors can dedicate a book through the:

  • Chumash Fund that will be inscribed with a customized bookplate at the front of the Chumash.

Donations can be sent to Bet Chaverim's post office box, but please remember to include the fund you've selected, as well as the tribute reason (e.g., in honor of X; in memory of X) for your donation [and for Chumashim, the inscription you'd like to have on the bookplate(s)].

Save the Date

♦  Shabbat Shuva Service - Sat.,  Sept. 15, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Kol Nidre - Tues., Sept. 18, 6:15 PM at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045.

 

♦  Yom Kippur - Wed., Sept. 19,  9:00 AM at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045.

 

Break Fast - Wed. , Sept. 19, immediately following Yom Kippur Services (about 8:15 – 8:30 PM) at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia, MD 21044. RSVP required.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri.,  Sept. 21, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Hol Hamoed Sukkot Service - Sat.,  Sept. 29, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦ Ottolenghi Bus Trip & Program - Sun., Oct. 21, 4:00 -8:30 PM. Meet at Atholton High School for trip to Sixth and I Synagogue. See details under Upcoming Events.

 


Federation Events

Rosh Hashanah Tribute Card

Wish your loved ones a sweet new year with a personalized Federation tribute card! For a donation of your choosing, we will send a beautiful card that features the work of local artist Rhona LK Schonwald. Visit bit.ly/FedTribute to send a card today! For more information, contact Amy Bober-Schenerman.

 

PJ Library Playdate - Thurs., Sept. 6, 10:00-11:00 AM, Cedar Lane West (5081 Cedar Lane, Columbia). Join PJ Library for a pop-up style playdate with snacks and stories at various outdoor play spaces in Howard County. Led by Allison Weil. Join today for $30 a year at Associated.org/Playdate or drop in at a play date for $5. To find out next month’s location, visit Facebook.com/PJLibraryHowardCounty. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots - Fri., Sept. 7, 10:00-11:30 AM, 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 400, Columbia.Celebrate Shabbat with PJ Library through songs, stories, and crafts! Make new friends and connect with other young Jewish families in Howard County! This circle of friends is for children ages birth through 5 years old and their significant adults. Led by Allison Weil. Register for $200 per family per school year at Associated.org/Shababttots. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.
 

PJ Library Fall Fun - Sun., Sept. 16, 3:00-5:00 PM, Butler’s Orchard (22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown). Join PJ Library for a day of fun fall activities at Butler’s Orchard. Includes a wagon ride, information about seasonal produce, crop picking, stories, and playtime in the picnic area. $18 per family. Register at Associated.org/FallFun. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

Sushi & Meet the Shaliach in the Sukkah - Thurs., Sept. 27, 6:00-8:00 PM,

Home of Rachel Petroff Kessler & Marc Kessler. Celebrate Sukkot and meet our new shaliach (Israeli emissary), Shay Rubinstein, at an open house-style visit at a local sukkah.  Meet Shay, enjoy some sushi in the sukkah, and learn about what is going on at the Federation this year! Address given upon RSVP. Register at Associated.org/Sukkah. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

Israel Café: Diversity in Israel - Wed., Oct. 3, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 121. Have lunch with our shaliach (Israeli emissary) Shay Rubinstein on the first Wednesday of the month at our lunch ‘n learn! Shay will speak about multi-cultural differences in Israel with examples from the Israeli kitchen, Israeli slang, pluralistic cities like Tel Aviv, and the army as a mirror of Israeli society. Bring a brown bag lunch—we’ll provide the dessert and drinks. Free, but RSVP requested at Associated.org/IsraelCafe. For more information, please contact Shay at Shlichut@JewishHowardCounty.org.

 

Pom Lion Chai Tea - Sun., Oct. 7, 3:00 PM, Private Home. Jewish Federation of Howard County's Women's Philanthropy presents a dairy afternoon tea with speaker Lt. Commander Alexa Jenkins, the first Jewish woman to command a U.S. naval warship. This event recognizes Lion of Judah donors, who make a minimum gift of $5,000, and Pomegranate Society donors, who make a minimum gift of $1,800, to the Federation’s Annual Campaign. The Chai Tea is open to donors who make a minimum pledge of $1,800 to the Annual Campaign. RSVP by September 21 as Associated.org/PomLion. For more information, contact Amy Bober-Schenerman.

 

The Great Challah Bake - Thurs., Oct. 25, Doors open 6:30 PM/Program begins 7:00 PM, Laurel Park (198 Laurel Race Track Road, Laurel).

Make challah with other women from across Howard County at an evening of global sisterhood! As part of the international Shabbat Project, we’ll be joining women all around the world who will be participating their own community challah bake—you don’t want to miss this! For women and girls 10+. $18 per person. Register at Associated.org/ChallahBake. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

See Entire Community Calendar

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Chai-Lights 8/30: High Holiday Information, Shabbat Services, & Board Meeting

This Week: Aug. 30 - Sept. 5

♦ Shabbat Service & Oneg - Fri., Aug. 31, 7:30 PM, at the home of Barbara Frederick & Michael Raderman, 3037 Homeland Way, Ellicott City, 21042.

 

♦  Selichot Service - Sat.,  Sept. 1, 8:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.  RSVP to Marty Leshin by noon Friday to: LeshinM@varentech.com

 

♦  Board Meeting - Sun., Sept. 2,  9:00 AM, at  

10001 Windstream Dr., Columbia, MD 21044. NOTE: this is a New Location.

 

Renew your Membership & Complete High Holiday RSVPs

 

♦  Register Your Children for Bet Chaverim Religious School, 2018/2019 - see Youth Activities below.

 

Links

 

A Warm Welcome to Rabbi Kim Blumenthal

Bet Chaverim Congregation is pleased to announce the appointment of Rabbi Kim Blumenthal as our new spiritual leader. With a dynamic, decade-long record of innovation, community outreach and leadership, Rabbi Blumenthal joins Bet Chaverim from Beth Israel Congregation in Ann Arbor, MI, where she served as Rabbi since 2008.  Earlier, she served at Congregation Beth Israel in Vernon, CT, and prior to ordination, she worked with congregations in New York City, Scranton, PA, and Ventnor, NJ.

 

“I am excited about joining Bet Chaverim and sharing the joys of Jewish practice, prayer, and tradition with my new community,” said Rabbi Blumenthal. “As a rabbi, I am committed to nurturing individuals, couples, and families through supportive pastoral care.  I look forward to working with Bet Chaverim members to create meaningful programs, engage with the larger community, inspire social action, and provide new opportunities for sharing Jewish growth and experience.”

 

Rabbi Blumenthal was ordained by The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) where she earned her M.A. in Jewish Education and B.A. in Rabbinic Literature. Earlier, she graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Sociology, and she completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the New York University Medical Center.   

 

The community is invited to meet Rabbi Blumenthal at a dessert reception on Thurs, Sept. 6, as well as at weekly services and the High Holidays.   

High Holiday Information

It's not too late, if you haven't already responded to Bet Chaverim's various High Holiday-related activities. Below are direct links to our online forms:

 

Holiday Babysitting: If you'd like to register your family for Rosh Hashonah or Yom Kippur babysitting. https://www.bet-chaverim.org/form/childcare-2018.html (Firm deadline: Monday, Sept.3)

 

Tickets: Tickets will be mailed this week; guest tickets can still be ordered:

https://www.bet-chaverim.org/form/guest-tickets-order-form-2017.html

 

Ushers: Robert Jacobs is still looking for additional ushers; if you'd like to assist, please register at https://www.bet-chaverim.org/form/high-holiday-ushers-2017.html

 

Yizkor Book of Remembrance: please register at: https://www.bet-chaverim.org/form/yizkor-book-of-remembrances-2018.html

 

Annual Break Fast: register at: https://www.bet-chaverim.org/form/annual-break-fast-20171.html

 

Lulav and Etrog Orders: order by Friday, Sept. 7: https://www.bet-chaverim.org/form/lulav-and-etrog-orders-2018.html

 

If you prefer to use paper forms, rather than online registration, please click on this link to access Bet Chaverim's 2018/5779 High Holiday package: https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/2018-High-Holidays-Final.docx

 

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HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE for 5779

(Service times will appear on holiday tickets)

 

HAVDALLAH AND SELICHOT — Saturday, September 1, Hawthorn Center at 8:30 PM (assuming we have sufficient participants to constitute a minyan). Please RSVP by noon Friday, Aug. 31 to Marty Leshin at: LeshinM@varentech.com

 

ROSH HASHANAH — Monday and Tuesday, September 10th and 11th, 9:00 AM at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045.

 

TASHLICH Monday, September 10th (only), at Lake Kittamaqundi Pavilion near Clydes. Please head directly to the Pavilion at Lake Kittamaqundi following services. If you like, bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the lake at approximately 2:00 PM, followed by a brief service at 2:30 PM. B.Y.O.B. – Bring Your Own Bread (and cast away your sins). Tashlich will last approximately one hour, and all are welcome to come.

 

♦ KOL NIDRE Tuesday, September 18th, 6:15 PM at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045. Unfortunately, there will be limited space this year; as a result, seating will be “first come; first served” for 150 persons.

 

♦ YOM KIPPUR Wednesday, September 19th, 9:00 AM at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045. Yizkor at approximately 11:35 AM. Havadallah and Final Shofar at approximately 7:48 PM.

 

♦ COMMUNITY BREAK FAST Wednesday evening, September 19th, immediately following Yom Kippur Services (about 8:15 – 8:30 PM) at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia, MD 21044. RSVP required.

 

SUKKOT — Services in the Sukkah. TBD

 

SHEMINI ATZERET/YIZKOR AND SIMCHAT TORAH — Monday, October 1st at the Hawthorn Center, TBD.

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Upcoming Events

Meet the Rabbi - Thursday, September 6, 7:30 PM

Please join us for a dessert reception and an informal opportunity to meet and chat with Rabbi Kim Blumenthal at the home of Laurie and Steve Diener,10622 Millet Seed Hill, Columbia. Open to all members and prospective members. If you have any questions or would like additional information, contact Laurie at Eventions48@verizon.net – or call or text to 410.591.2603.

 

 

Bet Chaverim Bus Trip Featuring Yotam Ottolenghi in Conversation with Sally Swift (The Splendid Table, NPR) - Sunday, October 21, 4:00 - 8:30 PM.

Bet Chaverim is sponsoring a bus trip to the 6th and I Synagogue (open to all). Ottolenghi, the renowned chef and New York Times bestselling cookbook author of Plenty and Jerusalem will discuss his new book, Ottolenghi Simple (release date October 16) that delivers 130 flavorful new dishes that can be served in 30 minutes or less. The evening includes transportation by air conditioned school bus (gratuity included), as well as event ticket(s), and cookbook (if desired). The cost is: 1 Ticket - $43; 1 Ticket and 1 Book - $58; 2 Tickets and 1 Book - $91. 

We will depart Atholton High School, Freetown Rd. Columbia,  at 4:00 PM, and return 8:30 PM.For more details and sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48aeaf2a1-yotam.

Youth Activities

Religious School News - Registration for 2018/2019 is Now Open

Registration for Bet Chaverim Religious School is open. This year, we are welcoming our K/1 class. Please go to the Bet Chaverim website (www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool) for more information, or to register go to https://tinyurl.com/2018-BCRS-Registration 
 
We have a lot of exciting things already planned:  fun-filled family culminations, learning conversational Hebrew, super fun chuggim (electives) and much more. If you have any questions, please contact BCRS’s new Education Director, Rabbi Faith Cantor, or Jamie Biegeleisen (jscoop5@yahoo.com) and/or Jarrett Reid at betchaverimreligiousschool@gmail.com 
 
Have a great summer!
 

Sources of information for our Religious School:

  • Go to: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/?fref=ts to enjoy pictures of the students and school activities!!
  • The Bet Chaverim website has an updated page for the Religious School that is found under the "Learn" tab (https://www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool). There you can find school information, including the school's calendar.

Yahrzeits

Remembering our loved ones is a sacred Jewish tradition. Yahrzeit candles should be lit the evening before the Yahrzeit date. If you would like to attend a Minyan to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on your loved one's actual Yahrzeit date, please call Karyn Gross at 301-233-4371.

Thank you to Laurie Diener, who alerted us to an online minyan should you wish to participate from home at any time: http://www.livejewishprayer.com/

 

September Yahrzeits

09/01/2018

Judith Robbins

Beloved Mother of Michael Robbins

21 Elul

09/01/2018

Lois Glaros

Beloved Mother of Greg Glaros

21 Elul

09/01/2018

Charles M. Solomon

Beloved Father of Glenn Solomon

21 Elul

09/03/2018

Scott Jacob Rappaport

Beloved Son of Naomi Rappaport

23 Elul

09/03/2018

Edward Fishman

Beloved Father of Jodi Fishman

23 Elul

09/04/2018

Murray Rogofsky

Beloved Father of Phil Rogofsky

24 Elul

09/04/2018

Toby Cohen

no relatives recorded.

24 Elul

09/05/2018

Mary K. Deitz

Beloved Mother of Sharyn Sinay

25 Elul

09/05/2018

Harold Fishkin

Beloved Father of Michelle Levine

25 Elul

09/07/2018

Sylvia Resnicoff

Beloved Aunt of Jay Fridkis

27 Elul

09/09/2018

Joseph Marker

Beloved Father of David Marker

29 Elul

09/11/2018

Minnie Goldman

Beloved Mother of Stu Goldman

2 Tishrei

09/15/2018

Toby Gilda

Beloved Mother of Risa Kipnis

6 Tishrei

09/29/2018

Rachel Sarah Kipnis

Beloved Daughter of Risa & Jon Kipnis

20 Tishrei

 

 

If there are errors or omissions or you'd like to have your loved ones' Yahrzeit anniversaries included in future Chai Lights, please send your Yahrzeit information to: shellirossman@verizon.net.

Acknowledgements**

Book of Remembrance Donations

Thank you to the following congregants for their generous donations in loving memory of relatives and friends who are memorialized in Bet Chaverim's 5779 Yizkor Book of Remembrance:

 

Barbara Frederick & Michael Raderman

Karyn & Les Gross

Laurie & Steve Diener

Ivy Konel & Marvin Zeldin

Claudette & Robert Jacobs

 

**Bet Chaverim has established a number of ways for Congregants and other supporters to commemorate life cycle events, or to honor or memorialize individuals important to their lives.

 

Donors can choose to allocate their donations to Bet Chaverim's:

  • General Fund for operating expenses
  • Chesed Fund to provide shiva trays for bereaved members of our Congregation
  • Melissa B. Gorelik Youth Fund that supports activities for children and adolescents.
  • BC Religious School, which provides Jewish education, and is currently running a moderate deficit.

Additionally, we recently introduced the new Eitz Hayim Chumash; for $72 (quadruple Chai), Donors can dedicate a book through the:

  • Chumash Fund that will be inscribed with a customized bookplate at the front of the Chumash.

Donations can be sent to Bet Chaverim's post office box, but please remember to include the fund you've selected, as well as the tribute reason (e.g., in honor of X; in memory of X) for your donation [and for Chumashim, the inscription you'd like to have on the bookplate(s)].

Save the Date

♦  Meet the Rabbi - Thurs.,  Sept. 6, 7:30 PM, at the home of Laurie & Steve Diener, 10622 Millet Seed Hill, Columbia.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri.,  Sept. 7, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Rosh Hashanah - Mon. & Tues., Sept. 10 & 11, 9:00 AM at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045.

 

♦  Tashlich - Mon., Sept. 10, Lake Kittamaqundi Pavilion near Clydes; following services. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the lake at approximately 2:00 PM, followed by a brief service at 2:30 PM. B.Y.O.B. – Bread crumbs.

 

♦  Shabbat Shuva Service - Sat.,  Sept. 15, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Kol Nidre - Tues., Sept. 18, 6:15 PM at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045.

 

♦  Yom Kippur - Wed., Sept. 19,  9:00 AM at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045.

 

Break Fast - Wed. , Sept. 19, immediately following Yom Kippur Services (about 8:15 – 8:30 PM) at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia, MD 21044. RSVP required.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri.,  Sept. 21, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Hol Hamoed Sukkot Service - Sat.,  Sept. 29, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦ Ottolenghi Bus Trip & Program - Sun., Oct. 21, 4:00 -8:30 PM. Meet at Atholton High School for trip to Sixth and I Synagogue. See details under Upcoming Events.

 


Federation Events

Rosh Hashanah Tribute Card

Wish your loved ones a sweet new year with a personalized Federation tribute card! For a donation of your choosing, we will send a beautiful card that features the work of local artist Rhona LK Schonwald. Visit bit.ly/FedTribute to send a card today! For more information, contact Amy Bober-Schenerman.

 

PJ Library Playdate - Thurs., Sept. 6, 10:00-11:00 AM, Cedar Lane West (5081 Cedar Lane, Columbia). Join PJ Library for a pop-up style playdate with snacks and stories at various outdoor play spaces in Howard County. Led by Allison Weil. Join today for $30 a year at Associated.org/Playdate or drop in at a play date for $5. To find out next month’s location, visit Facebook.com/PJLibraryHowardCounty. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots - Fri., Sept. 7, 10:00-11:30 AM, 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 400, Columbia.Celebrate Shabbat with PJ Library through songs, stories, and crafts! Make new friends and connect with other young Jewish families in Howard County! This circle of friends is for children ages birth through 5 years old and their significant adults. Led by Allison Weil. Register for $200 per family per school year at Associated.org/Shababttots. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.
 

PJ Library Fall Fun - Sun., Sept. 16, 3:00-5:00 PM, Butler’s Orchard (22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown). Join PJ Library for a day of fun fall activities at Butler’s Orchard. Includes a wagon ride, information about seasonal produce, crop picking, stories, and playtime in the picnic area. $18 per family. Register at Associated.org/FallFun. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

Sushi & Meet the Shaliach in the Sukkah - Thurs., Sept. 27, 6:00-8:00 PM,

Home of Rachel Petroff Kessler & Marc Kessler. Celebrate Sukkot and meet our new shaliach (Israeli emissary), Shay Rubinstein, at an open house-style visit at a local sukkah.  Meet Shay, enjoy some sushi in the sukkah, and learn about what is going on at the Federation this year! Address given upon RSVP. Register at Associated.org/Sukkah. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

Israel Café: Diversity in Israel - Wed., Oct. 3, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 121. Have lunch with our shaliach (Israeli emissary) Shay Rubinstein on the first Wednesday of the month at our lunch ‘n learn! Shay will speak about multi-cultural differences in Israel with examples from the Israeli kitchen, Israeli slang, pluralistic cities like Tel Aviv, and the army as a mirror of Israeli society. Bring a brown bag lunch—we’ll provide the dessert and drinks. Free, but RSVP requested at Associated.org/IsraelCafe. For more information, please contact Shay at Shlichut@JewishHowardCounty.org.

 

Pom Lion Chai Tea - Sun., Oct. 7, 3:00 PM, Private Home. Jewish Federation of Howard County's Women's Philanthropy presents a dairy afternoon tea with speaker Lt. Commander Alexa Jenkins, the first Jewish woman to command a U.S. naval warship. This event recognizes Lion of Judah donors, who make a minimum gift of $5,000, and Pomegranate Society donors, who make a minimum gift of $1,800, to the Federation’s Annual Campaign. The Chai Tea is open to donors who make a minimum pledge of $1,800 to the Annual Campaign. RSVP by September 21 as Associated.org/PomLion. For more information, contact Amy Bober-Schenerman.

 

The Great Challah Bake - Thurs., Oct. 25, Doors open 6:30 PM/Program begins 7:00 PM, Laurel Park (198 Laurel Race Track Road, Laurel).

Make challah with other women from across Howard County at an evening of global sisterhood! As part of the international Shabbat Project, we’ll be joining women all around the world who will be participating their own community challah bake—you don’t want to miss this! For women and girls 10+. $18 per person. Register at Associated.org/ChallahBake. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

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Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Chai-Lights 8/9: High Holiday Information, Shabbat Services, & Board Meeting

This Week: Aug. 9 - 15

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Aug. 11, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Board Meeting - Sun., Aug. 12,  9:00 AM, at  

10001 Windstream Dr., Columbia, MD 21044. NOTE: this is a New Location.

 

High Holiday RSVP Deadline - Fri., Aug. 17

 

♦  Register Your Children for Bet Chaverim Religious School, 2018/2019 - see Youth Activities below.

 

♦  Volunteers Needed - see Get Involved below.

 

Links

 

High Holiday Information

As we enjoy the waning days of summer, the Board and Holiday Committee are working on the finishing touches for the coming holiday season. Below is an overview of holiday services and relsted activities. Be sure to click on the link at the end of this section to access our High Holiday Informaytion packet that will enable you to register for holiday activities.  The deadline for registratiion is Friday, August 17th.

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HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE for 5779

The upcoming holidays promise to be jam-packed with both religious and social events.  Estimated times for holiday services are provided below based on prior years’ experience; final  times will be printed on holiday tickets, displayed on our website (https://www.bet-chaverim.org), and posted in Chai Lights. Here's what we have to look forward to:

 

HAVDALLAH AND SELICHOT — Saturday, September 1, Hawthorn Center at 8:30 PM. As the month of Elul draws to a close, the mood of repentance becomes more urgent. Prayers for forgiveness called Selichot are added to the daily cycle of religious services. Join us for this important community gathering, as we come together to initiate the Selichot for this holiday observance. Refreshments will be served.

 

ROSH HASHANAH — Monday and Tuesday, September 1oth and 11th, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045.

 

            Morning Service               9:00 AM

                Babysitting                         10:00 AM – 1 PM

                Torah Service                     10:10 AM

                Junior Congregation        TBD

                Sermon                                12:10 AM  

          

TASHLICH Monday, September 10th (only),  at Lake Kittamaqundi Pavilion near Clydes.  Please head directly to the Pavilion at Lake Kittamaqundi following services. If you like, bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the lake at approximately 2:00 PM, followed by a brief service at 2:30 PM.

 

Our services this year will include the traditional, symbolic casting away of our sins by tossing bread crumbs into the water, as well as a brief family-friendly service. B.Y.O.B. – Bring Your Own Bread (and cast away your sins). Tashlich will last approximately one hour, and all are welcome to come.

 

KOL NIDRE and YOM KIPPUR — Tuesday and Wednesday, September 18th and 19th

  • Evening Services - Tuesday, September 18th, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045.  Unfortunately, there will be limited space this year; as a result, seating will be “first come; first served.”

              Mincha                                 6:15 PM

              Kol Nidre                              6:30 PM

              Sermon                                 6:50 PM

 

 

YOM KIPPUR -  Wednesday, September 19th, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045.

 

                Morning Service               9:00 AM

                Babysitting                         10:00 AM – 1 PM

                Torah Service                     10:15 AM

                Junior Congregation        TBD

                Sermon                                11:15 AM

                Yizkor                                  11:35 AM

 

                Break                                   2:30 PM

 

                Study Session                    3:45 PM

                Mincha                                4:45 PM

                Ne’ilah                                 6:10 PM

                Ma’ariv                                7:25 PM

                Havdallah/Final Shofar

                Blast                                     7:48 PM                                              

  • Community Break Fast Celebration Wednesday evening, September 19th, immediately following Yom Kippur Services at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia, MD 21044,  (410) 730-0770.  RSVP required. (We anticipate Break Fast will start about 8:15 – 8:30 PM.)

 

SUKKOT — Services in the Sukkah. TBD

 

SHEMINI ATZERET/YIZKOR AND SIMCHAT TORAH — Monday, October 1st at the Hawthorn Center, TBD. We will hold a Mincha/Yizkor service for Shemini Atzeret, then transition into our Simchat Torah celebration. There will be special activities for our youth (details to follow), and we encourage everyone to come. Refreshments will be served.

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Please click on this link to access Bet Chaverim's 2018/5779 High Holiday package:

https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/2018-High-Holidays-Final.docx

 

Youth Activities

Religious School News - Registration for 2018/2019 is Now Open

Registration for Bet Chaverim Religious School is open. This year, we are welcoming our K/1 class. Please go to the Bet Chaverim website (www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool) for more information, or to register go to https://tinyurl.com/2018-BCRS-Registration 
 
We have a lot of exciting things already planned:  fun-filled family culminations, learning conversational Hebrew, super fun chuggim (electives) and much more. If you have any questions, please contact BCRS’s new Education Director, Rabbi Faith Cantor, or Jamie Biegeleisen (jscoop5@yahoo.com) and/or Jarrett Reid at betchaverimreligiousschool@gmail.com 
 
Have a great summer!
 

Sources of information for our Religious School:

  • Go to: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/?fref=ts to enjoy pictures of the students and school activities!!
  • The Bet Chaverim website has an updated page for the Religious School that is found under the "Learn" tab (https://www.bet-chaverim.org/religiousschool). There you can find school information, including the school's calendar.

Get Involved

Host Homes Needed for Shabbat Services Throughout 2018, Beginning With September

Bet Chaverim needs volunteer hosts to hold home-based Friday night services, approximately once each month. A few desserts, kiddush, and seating for a small, intimate group is all that's needed, and arrangements can be very flexible.  Please contact Heather Zimmerman at heather_zimmerman@verizon.net if you are interested in hosting any of the remaining 2018 home-based Shabbat services.

 

Yahrzeits

Remembering our loved ones is a sacred Jewish tradition. Yahrzeit candles should be lit the evening before the Yahrzeit date. If you would like to attend a Minyan to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on your loved one's actual Yahrzeit date, please call Karyn Gross at 301-233-4371.

Thank you to Laurie Diener, who alerted us to an online minyan should you wish to participate from home at any time: http://www.livejewishprayer.com/

 

 

Week of Aug. 9 - 15

8/10                   29 Av                 Hilda Tanenholtz, beloved mother of Eric Tanenholtz

 

Week of Aug. 16 - 22

8/17                     6 Elul               Myer Goldstein, beloved father of Suzy Wheeler

8/18                     9 Elul               Milton Fried, beloved father of  Debbie Rubin

8/18                     9 Elul               Herbert Rubin, beloved father of  Jeff Rubin

 

 

 

If you'd like to have your loved ones' Yahrzeit anniversaries included in future Chai Lights, please send your Yahrzeit information to: shellirossman@verizon.net.

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