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Activities for the Coming Week, and the Remainder of June and July

June 5

We have included information for using Zoom online or by phone, as well as for using FaceBook Live. Feel free to share the FaceBook Live links with people you know who are not currently members of Bet Chaverim. Note that we are not currently making Zoom information public to limit the possibly of participants who may want to disrupt our events.

 

June 5 - 14

 

♦  June 5th, 3:30 PM:  Shabbat Story Time

Rabbi Faith will be streaming through Facebook Live on the Bet Chaverim Religious School page: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/

 

♦  June 5th, 7:00 PM:  Friday Evening Shabbat Services

Start Shabbat “virtually” surrounded by our Bet Chaverim family.

Please use this link for access to the siddur:

https://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/sites/default/files/2020-05/Kabbalat%20Shabbat%20and%20Maariv%20SIDDUR%20LEV%20SHALEM%202.pdf

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86343852395?pwd=b29RblJPZ2NISnhQakNIY0lSbjNTQT09

FaceBook Live: https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

♦  June 9th, 7:00 PM:  Torah on Tap—Ritual and Observance During COVID-19

How do we engage with Jewish laws and customs during a time of international crisis?  What can we learn from past

generations of Jews who have needed to adapt in uncertain times?  These and other questions will be addressed in this session

led by Rabbi Blumenthal.

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88173911395?pwd=TTZ0cFlXblRDbTVHSjdOS2ROUS9Odz09

FaceBook Live: https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

♦  June 10th, 7:00 PM: Teen Talk with Rabbi Blumenthal

Rabbi Blumenthal wants to hear from you!  This session is geared towards students who will be in grades 8-12 for the

2020-2021 academic year.  We will discuss ideas and opportunities for teen involvement in synagogue life, the global Jewish

community and social action initiatives. 

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83313502366?pwd=L2tsNjc0WDBobjR1eU9JZ0JWOFJxUT09

Meeting ID: 833 1350 2366
Password: 037459

 

♦  June 10th, 7:30 PM:  Evening Minyan

We hold an evening minyan once a week, connecting with community through communal prayer. The Mourners' Kaddish will

be included in this service.

Please use this link to access the liturgy for the evening service:

https://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/weekday%20maariv%20SIDDUR%20SIM%20SHALOM.pdf

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72739711506?pwd=UzVCSEs4MkhYM2lKSlhxMk4xQ0J4dz09

 

♦  June 12th, 3:30 PM:  Shabbat Story Time

Rabbi Faith will be streaming through Facebook Live on the Bet Chaverim Religious School page: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/

 

♦  June 13th, 9:30 AM:  Saturday Morning Shabbat Services

Celebrating Shabbat “virtually” surrounded by our Bet Chaverim family. Rabbi Blumenthal and Bet Chaverim congregants will lead us in Shabbbat services and discussion. Please use this link to access the liturgy for the evening service: https://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/sites/default/files/2020-04/Shabbat%20morning%20inc%20Rosh%20Hodesh%20Musaf%20and%20Hallel%20SIDDUR%20LEV%20SHALEM.pdf

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88918144557?pwd=RHJsTnlkRHdNZTd0aUhCRTBobVgxUT09

FaceBook Live: https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

♦  June 14th, 11:00 AM: Family Game Time—Trivia

Join a fun filled trivia game geared for the entire family.  Invite your friends and family to join us at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81766663899?pwd=U050RW5FMGdNNnM1WjNScFBNazFGUT09

 

 

Upcoming Special Events

 

♦  June 24th, Following Evening Minyan: Congregational Meeting

The Congregation will be voting on the 2020-2021 budget.  An update on the new building will be provided.

 

♦  June 30th, 7:30 PM: Adult Trivia Night

Don’t miss our second Trivia Night.  Ask your friends how much fun the first one was!

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87960692374?pwd=OWNMSWxuem50ZnpHRjRTbmowNFQ0Zz09

 

July 7th, 7:00 PM: Torah on Tap—Jewish Texts in American Tradition

Join Rabbi Blumenthal for an exploration of Jewish texts represented in American documents and discourse.

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87523686736?pwd=OUI4eFZXTDNsdmpDVDdsa0p2cWJadz09

FaceBook Live: https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

♦  July 11th, 11:00 AM: Family Game Time—Bingo 

Play the classic game of Bingo that everyone enjoys!  Friends and family are welcome to join us for this event.

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81766663899?pwd=U050RW5FMGdNNnM1WjNScFBNazFGUT09

 

♦  July 28th, 7:30 PM: Adult Trivia Night

Get ready to show off your trivia knowledge and be amazed by your fellow congregants!

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82659166252?pwd=M2J0TCtOeDUySzdXRXBvdlQzVndHdz09

 

 

 

Weekly Events June/July

 

♦  Evening Minyan: Wednesdays at 7:30 PM on June 10th, 17th, 24th, and

July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Joining together for prayer is one of the ways that we connect with one another. We will hold an evening minyan once a week, connecting through communal prayer. The Mourners' Kaddish will be included in this service.

Please use this link to access the liturgy for the evening service:

https://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/weekday%20maariv%20SIDDUR%20SIM%20SHALOM.pdf

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72739711506?pwd=UzVCSEs4MkhYM2lKSlhxMk4xQ0J4dz09

 

♦  Shabbat Story Time: Fridays at 3:30 PM

Rabbi Faith will be streaming through Facebook Live on the Bet Chaverim Religious School page: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/

 

♦  Kabalat Shabbat and Maariv Services: Fridays at 7:00 PM on June 19th, and

July 3rd, 17th, 31

Start Shabbat “virtually” surrounded by our Bet Chaverim family. Rabbi Blumenthal will lead us in services welcoming Shabbat.

Please use this link to access the liturgy for the evening service:

https://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/weekday%20maariv%20SIDDUR%20SIM%20SHALOM.pdf

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86343852395?pwd=b29RblJPZ2NISnhQakNIY0lSbjNTQT09

FaceBook Live: https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

♦  Saturday Morning Shabbat Services: Saturdays at 9:30 AM on June 13th, 27th, and July 11th, 25th

Celebrating Shabbat “virtually” surrounded by our Bet Chaverim family. Rabbi Blumenthal will lead us in Shabbbat services. Please use this link to access the liturgy for the evening service:

https://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/sites/default/files/2020-04/Shabbat%20morning%20inc%20Rosh%20Hodesh%20Musaf%20and%20Hallel%20SIDDUR%20LEV%20SHALEM.pdf

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88918144557?pwd=RHJsTnlkRHdNZTd0aUhCRTBobVgxUT09

FaceBook Live: https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

June Yahrzeits

 

6/6

Benjamin Goldman

Beloved Father of Stu Goldman

14 Sivan

6/6

I. Elliott Goldberg  

Beloved Father of Jonathan Goldberg

14 Sivan

6/7

Alan Schmall

Beloved Husband of Diane Schmall, and Father of Mark Schmall

15 Sivan

6/11

Pauline Aksman

Beloved Mother of  Father of Sophie Novinsky

19 Sivan  

6/17

Stanley Cissell

Beloved Father of Darlene Bloom

25 Sivan   

6/20

Joseph Eisenberg

Beloved Father of Grandfather of Karyn Gross

28 Sivan

6/23

Natalie Landau Balter

Beloved Mother of Shelli Rossman

1 Tammuz

6/29

Miriam Porcelain

No relatives listed

7 Tammuz

Jewish Federation of Howard County

Federation’s Jewish ConnectMonday-Friday, Various Times

We are here to connect with you in these challenging times. If you’re feeling isolated or would like to connect with other Jews in our community, join the Jewish Federation's Chaplains, Rabbi Hillel Baron and Rabbi Amy Scheinerman, for meetings on Zoom, where we’ll share together, pray together, and sing together. For the full schedule and Zoom link, please visit JewishHowardCounty.org/JewishConnect.

 

A “Night In” with Jewish Howard County—Sunday, June 14, 7:00 PM

Join us for an evening of entertainment as we showcase performances by local Jewish teen "stars" whose shows were cancelled this spring. Also featuring a "Behind the Jokes" performance by stand-up comic Joel Chasnoff and a special announcement from Shay Rubinstein, Israeli emissary. More information and registration at JewishHowardCounty.org/Calendar/NightIn.

 

Living in the Time of COVID-19: A Support Group—Mondays, June 8-July 27, 11:30 AM

In this time of high stress and isolation, many of us are struggling, but we can come together to find positive ways to cope. The Jewish Federation is currently forming a support group, to be led by Rabbi Edythe Held Mencher, LCSW-C and Susan Jacobson, LCSW-C. For more information or to join, please click here.

 

Federation’s Volunteer Match Program—Ongoing

Are you an essential worker, senior, or someone with an underlying health condition who could use a helping hand? Now essential workers and those in the higher-risk categories can sign up to receive help with grocery shopping and more. For more information or to sign up, please click here.
 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Shabbat, Shavuot (Yizkor), and Other Programming

May 29

We have included information for using Zoom online or by phone, as well as for using FaceBook Live. Feel free to share the FaceBook Live links with people you know who are not currently members of Bet Chaverim. Note that we are not currently making Zoom information public to limit the possibly of participants who may want to disrupt our events.

 

Shabbat Virtual Experiences with Bet Chaverim:

 

♦  Shabbat Story Time —Fridays at 3:30 PM—Entering Shabbat with Bet Chaverim

Join Rabbi Faith for a story to set the mood for Shabbat. Rabbi Faith will be streaming through Facebook Live on the Bet Chaverim Religious School page: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/

 

♦  Havdallah—Saturday, May 30 at 8:45 PM

Rabbi Blumenthal will lead the brief Havdallah service, marking the distinction between the regular week and the holiness of Shabbat.  Come prepared with a candle, sweet spices, and a glass of wine. 

 

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83782165497?pwd=QVFRZmxETVRXdE02Z1ViRHphOFVBUT09

Call in:  301-715- 8592

Meeting ID: 884 9473 8521

Password: 028231

 

Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

 

Holiday Virtual Experiences with Bet Chaverim:

 

♦  Shavuot Services and Yizkor—Saturday, May 30 at 9:30 AM; Yizkor at 11:00 AM

Highlights of the Shavuot service include joyful singing of the sacred Hallel psalms, Torah reading, and reflections on the Book of Ruth. Within the experience of the holiday, we will integrate a Yizkor (Memorial) service, acknowledging those that we love who have lost, recognizing their absence in this moment, and inviting memories to inhabit our sacred space. Join us at: https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89101985942?pwd=blJiMXF2Zlpjd29WcWlzU0dUT0d2UT09

Call in: 301-715- 8592

Meeting ID: 891 0198 5942

Password: 324408

 

Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

 

Other Virtual Experiences with Bet Chaverim:

 

♦  Weekly Minyans—Wednesdays, June 3, 10, 17, & 24 at 7:30 PM
Joining together for prayer is one of the ways that we connect with one another.  We will hold an evening minyan once a week, connecting through communal prayer.  The Mourners' Kaddish will be included in this service.

 

Please use this link to access the liturgy for the evening service:  

https://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/weekday%20maariv%20SIDDUR%20SIM%20SHALOM.pdf  

 

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72739711506?pwd=UzVCSEs4MkhYM2lKSlhxMk4xQ0J4dz09

Call in: 301-715- 8592

Meeting ID: 727 3971 1506

Password: 8naWZ8

FaceBook Live: https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

 

Other Virtual Experiences

 

Ready for a Revelation?—Saturday, May 30 at 7:00 PM through-Sunday, May 31 at 7:00 PM

Join world class artists and musicians, visionaries and educators, comedians and storytellers, culinary experts and spiritual gurus for 24 hours of non-stop programming, exploring what this moment reveals about us and our now+next. Raising COVID-relief money for the First Responders Children’s Fund, NDLON’s Immigrant Worker Safety Net Fund and Lab/Shul’s new #ThrivingArtistsFund.  To see the agenda, please use this link: https://labshul.org/reveal-a-thon-2020/  To RSVP as required, please use this link: https://labshul.shulcloud.com/form/reveal-a-thon-5780.html

May Yahrzeits

5/29

Sanford Lehrfeld

Beloved Father of Eileen Levitt

6 Sivan

 

June Yahrzeits

 

6/6

Benjamin Goldman

Beloved Father of Stu Goldman

14 Sivan

6/6

I. Elliott Goldberg  

Beloved Father of Jonathan Goldberg

14 Sivan

6/7

Alan Schmall

Beloved Husband of Diane Schmall, and Father of Mark Schmall

15 Sivan

6/11

Pauline Aksman

Beloved Mother of  Father of Sophie Novinsky

19 Sivan  

6/17

Stanley Cissell

Beloved Father of Darlene Bloom

25 Sivan   

6/20

Joseph Eisenberg

Beloved Father of Grandfather of Karyn Gross

28 Sivan

6/23

Natalie Landau Balter

Beloved Mother of Shelli Rossman

1 Tammuz

6/29

Miriam Porcelain

No relatives listed

7 Tammuz

Jewish Federation of Howard County

Federation’s Jewish ConnectMonday-Friday, Various Times

We are here to connect with you in these challenging times. If you’re feeling isolated or would like to connect with other Jews in our community, join the Jewish Federation's Chaplains, Rabbi Hillel Baron and Rabbi Amy Scheinerman, for meetings on Zoom, where we’ll share together, pray together, and sing together. For the full schedule and Zoom link, please visit JewishHowardCounty.org/JewishConnect.

 

Unorthodox: A Conversation with the ActorsSunday, May 31, 1:00 PM

Join Federation for a conversation with “Unorthodox” actors Ronit Asheri (Malka Schwartz, Esther’s aunt) and Gera Sandler (Mordechai Shapiro, Esther’s father), who will talk about the Netflix’s miniseries and their experiences filming it. Register at JewishHowardCounty.org/Calendar/Unorthodox.

 

Charitable Giving Strategies and Philanthropic Efforts to Battle COVID-19—

Monday, June 1, 7:00 PM

Right now, large amounts of philanthropic dollars are being marshalled to support frontline clinicians, health care workers, and researchers to address COVID-19’s effect on our communities. What does this mobilization mean for donors, funders, and grantees? Join Richard Wasserkrug of Charles Schwab and Mary Jovanovich of Schwab Charitable to learn about ways in which the financial resources are being directed into the hands of nonprofits nationally and how you can get involved. Join on Zoom at https://jcfb.zoom.us/j/93480225997.

 

Israel Café—Wednesday, June 3, 11:30 AM

Join Shay Rubinstein, shaliach, and Israelis live from Israel for a discussion about living in Israel during COVID-19. Join on Zoom: https://jcfb.zoom.us/j/99868203867. For more information, contact Shay Rubinstein.

 

Bagel Pickup at Federation—Wednesday, June 3, 1:00-5:00 PM

Order bagels from Baltimore's Goldberg's Bagels and pick them up at Federation! Orders due at http://goldbergsbagels.net/order-local.php#order by 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 2. For complete information, please click here.

 

Shabbat TotsFriday, June 5, 10:00-10:30 AM

Parents and their tots are invited to join Allison Weil on Zoom to celebrate Shabbat! The group will sing songs and read a PJ Library story. For the Zoom link, please visit JewishHowardCounty.org/ShabbatTots.

 

A “Night In” with Jewish Howard County—Sunday, June 14, 7:00 PM

Join us for an evening of entertainment as we showcase performances by local Jewish teen "stars" whose shows were cancelled this spring. Also featuring a "Behind the Jokes" performance by stand-up comic Joel Chasnoff and a special announcement from Shay Rubinstein, Israeli emissary. More information and registration at JewishHowardCounty.org/Calendar/NightIn.

 

 

Living in the Time of COVID-19: A Support Group—Mondays, June 8-July 27, 11:30 AM

In this time of high stress and isolation, many of us are struggling, but we can come together to find positive ways to cope. The Jewish Federation is currently forming a support group, to be led by Rabbi Edythe Held Mencher, LCSW-C and Susan Jacobson, LCSW-C. For more information or to join, please click here.

 

Federation’s Volunteer Match Program—Ongoing

Are you an essential worker, senior, or someone with an underlying health condition who could use a helping hand? Now essential workers and those in the higher-risk categories can sign up to receive help with grocery shopping and more. For more information or to sign up, please click here.
 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Shabbat Services, Weekly Minyans, & Shavuot in May

May 14

We have included information for accessing May events using Zoom online or by phone, as well as by using FaceBook Live. Feel free to share the FaceBook Live links with people you know who are not currently members of Bet Chaverim. Note that we are not currently making Zoom information public to limit the possibly of participants who may want to disrupt our events.

 

Shabbat Virtual Experiences with Bet Chaverim:

 

♦  Shabbat Story Time —Fridays at 3:30 PM—Entering Shabbat with Bet Chaverim

Join Rabbi Faith for a story to set the mood for Shabbat. Rabbi Faith will be streaming through Facebook Live on the Bet Chaverim Religious School page: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/

 

♦  Havdallah—Saturday, May 16 at 8:30 PM

Rabbi Blumenthal will lead the brief Havdallah service, marking the distinction between the regular week and the holiness of Shabbat.  Come prepared with a candle, sweet spices, and a glass of wine. 

 

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83782165497?pwd=QVFRZmxETVRXdE02Z1ViRHphOFVBUT09

Call in:  301-715- 8592

Meeting ID: 884 9473 8521

Password: 028231

 

Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

♦  Shabbat Service—Friday, May 22, 7:00 PM

Start Shabbat “virtually” surrounded by our Bet Chaverim family.  Rabbi Blumenthal will lead us in services welcoming Shabbat. 

 

Below is the link for the siddur for Friday night's service; you may want to pull this up on your screen during the service or print it out in advance:

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89781526429?pwd=R3ZFT0UxZ1VSdHhiWFcrd3ljQWJ2Zz09

Call in:  301-715- 8592

Meeting ID: 897 8152 6429

Password: 487109

 

Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

♦  Havdallah—Saturday, May 23 at 8:45 PM

Rabbi Blumenthal will lead the brief Havdallah service, marking the distinction between the regular week and the holiness of Shabbat.  Come prepared with a candle, sweet spices, and a glass of wine. 

 

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83782165497?pwd=QVFRZmxETVRXdE02Z1ViRHphOFVBUT09

Call in:  301-715- 8592

Meeting ID: 884 9473 8521

Password: 028231

 

Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

♦  Havdallah—Saturday, May 30 at 8:45 PM

Rabbi Blumenthal will lead the brief Havdallah service, marking the distinction between the regular week and the holiness of Shabbat.  Come prepared with a candle, sweet spices, and a glass of wine. 

 

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83782165497?pwd=QVFRZmxETVRXdE02Z1ViRHphOFVBUT09

Call in:  301-715- 8592

Meeting ID: 884 9473 8521

Password: 028231

 

Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

 

Holiday Virtual Experiences with Bet Chaverim:

 

 Tikkun Leyl Shavuot:  A Night of Sacred Study—Thursday, May 28,  8:00 -10:00 PM

Tradition invites us to enter into the holiday of Shavuot by devoting ourselves to sacred study, in anticipation of the Giving of the Torah, which our sages suggest, took place on Shavuot.  Join Bet Chaverim friends for a series of brief teachings presented by members of the congregation. J

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89697375901?pwd=OXg2cDkxMVdSMlBuV24zb2hCUitYZz09

Call in: 301-715- 8592

Meeting ID: 896 9737 5901

Password: 670803

 

Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com

 

♦  Shavuot Services and Yizkor—Saturday, May 30 at 9:30 AM; Yizkor at 11:00 AM

Highlights of the Shavuot service include joyful singing of the sacred Hallel psalms, Torah reading, and reflections on the Book of Ruth. Within the experience of the holiday, we will integrate a Yizkor (Memorial) service, acknowledging those that we love who have lost, recognizing their absence in this moment, and inviting memories to inhabit our sacred space. Join us at: https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89101985942?pwd=blJiMXF2Zlpjd29WcWlzU0dUT0d2UT09

Call in: 301-715- 8592

Meeting ID: 891 0198 5942

Password: 324408

 

Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

 

Other Virtual Experiences with Bet Chaverim:

 

♦  Weekly Minyans—Wednesdays, May 20 & May 27 at 7:30 PM
Joining together for prayer is one of the ways that we connect with one another.  We will hold an evening minyan once a week, connecting through communal prayer.  The Mourners' Kaddish will be included in this service.

 

Please use this link to access the liturgy for the evening service:  

https://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/weekday%20maariv%20SIDDUR%20SIM%20SHALOM.pdf  

 

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72739711506?pwd=UzVCSEs4MkhYM2lKSlhxMk4xQ0J4dz09

Call in: 301-715- 8592

Meeting ID: 727 3971 1506

Password: 8naWZ8

FaceBook Live: https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

 

♦  Bet Chaverim Trivia Night—Thursday, May 21 at 7:30 PM; RSVP Required

Do you have lots of useless knowledge, are you looking for new ways to feel smarter, or do you just want to join friends for a fun evening? Join us for a friendly Trivia Night Contest hosted via Zoom . We’ll include a variety of topics so that there will be something for everyone. You can put together your own team or we’ll assign you to a team. RSVP to Lynn Witkin-Weinstein at lynn.witkin@gmail.com by May 20th.
 

May Yahrzeits

 

5/12

Irving Zimmerman

Beloved Father of Dov Zimmerman

18 Iyyar

5/12

Stanley Bloom

Beloved Father of Steven Bloom

18 Iyyar

5/14

Peggy Harris

Beloved Mother of Marsha Gorelik

20 Iyyar

5/14

Robert Schaffer

Beloved Father of Steven Schaffer

20 Iyyar

5/17

Sam Porcelain

no relatives recorded

23 Iyyar

5/24

Michael Louis Cohen

Beloved Father of Risa Kipnis

1 Sivan

5/25

Lillian Gross

Beloved Mother of Les Gross

2 Sivan

5/27

Stanley E Greene

Beloved Father of Geoffrey Greene

4 Sivan

5/29

Sanford Lehrfeld

Beloved Father of Eileen Levitt

6 Sivan

 

 

Acknowledgements

Thank You to the Brumberger/Gruber Foundation for their donation to Bet Chaverim.

 

Thank You to Jerry and Michelle Levine for their donation in Memory of Bertie Chudnow Sweet, z”l beloved mother of Sue Schaffer.
 
Thank You to Shelli and Henry Rossman for their donation in Memory of Bertie Chudnow Sweet, z”l beloved mother of Sue Schaffer.
 
 

Jewish Federation of Howard County

Federation’s Jewish ConnectMonday-Friday, Various Times

We are here to connect with you in these challenging times. If you’re feeling isolated or would like to connect with other Jews in our community, join the Jewish Federation's Chaplains, Rabbi Hillel Baron and Rabbi Amy Scheinerman, for meetings on Zoom, where we’ll share together, pray together, and sing together. For the full schedule and Zoom link, please visit JewishHowardCounty.org/JewishConnect.

 

Shabbat Tots—Fridays, May 15 and May 22, 10:00-10:30 AM

Parents and their tots are invited to join Allison Weil on Zoom to celebrate Shabbat! The group will sing songs and read a PJ Library story. For the Zoom link, please visit JewishHowardCounty.org/ShabbatTots.

 

Parents’ Afternoon Off—Sunday, May 17, 3:30-5:00 PM

PJ Library in Howard County parents are invited to a FREE online special workout class with Abby at 39 MINUTE WORKOUT. RSVP by email to Allison Weil to receive the Zoom link.

 

COVID-19 Legislation: What It Means for Individuals—Tuesday, May 19, 7:00 PM

Join Brian Avrunin, Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial, for this complimentary session about COVID-19 legislation and how it can affect you. Brian will cover key legislation from the CARES Act aimed at helping individuals and families financially weather the COVID-19 pandemic, and other financial tips. This is an informational session with no cost or obligation to attend. To register, please email Shauna Leavey by 5:00 PM on May 18th. Registrants will receive an email link on the morning of May 19.

 

Israel Café—Wednesdays, May 20 and May 27, 11:30 AM

Join Shay Rubinstein, Israeli shaliach, and a variety of guest hosts for a discussion about Israeli politics and society, each Wednesday in May. For more information about specific sessions, visit JewishHowardCounty.org/IsraelCafe, which is updated on a continuous basis.

 

Pom Lion Wine & Cheesecake Event—Wednesday, May 27, 7:00 PM

Federation’s Pomegranate Society & Lion of Judah ($1,800+) donors are invited to an exclusive event to celebrate the holiday of Shavuot. Make mini cheesecakes together and have some fun learning about Shavuot while they bake! For more information, contact Susan Stuart.

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Shabbat Services, Weekly Minyans, & Shavuot in May

May 8

Shabbat Virtual Experiences with Bet Chaverim:

 

♦  Shabbat Story Time —Fridays at 3:30 PM—Entering Shabbat with Bet Chaverim

Join Rabbi Faith for a story to set the mood for Shabbat. Rabbi Faith will be streaming through Facebook Live on the Bet Chaverim Religious School page: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/

 

♦  Shabbat Service—Friday, May 8, 7:00 PM

Start Shabbat “virtually” surrounded by our Bet Chaverim family. Rabbi Blumenthal will lead us in services welcoming Shabbat. Join us at: https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

♦  Havdallah—Saturday, May 9 at 8:30 PM

Rabbi Blumenthal will lead the brief Havdallah service, marking the distinction between the regular week and the holiness of Shabbat.  Come prepared with a candle, sweet spices, and a glass of wine. 

Join us at: https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

♦  Havdallah—Saturday, May 16 at 8:30 PM

Rabbi Blumenthal will lead the brief Havdallah service, marking the distinction between the regular week and the holiness of Shabbat.  Come prepared with a candle, sweet spices, and a glass of wine. 

Join us at: https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

♦  Shabbat Service—Friday, May 22, 7:00 PM

Start Shabbat “virtually” surrounded by our Bet Chaverim family.  Rabbi Blumenthal will lead us in services welcoming Shabbat. Join us at: https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

 

♦  Havdallah—Saturday, May 23 at 8:45 PM

Rabbi Blumenthal will lead the brief Havdallah service, marking the distinction between the regular week and the holiness of Shabbat.  Come prepared with a candle, sweet spices, and a glass of wine. 

Join us at: https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

♦  Havdallah—Saturday, May 30 at 8:45 PM

Rabbi Blumenthal will lead the brief Havdallah service, marking the distinction between the regular week and the holiness of Shabbat.  Come prepared with a candle, sweet spices, and a glass of wine. 

Join us at: https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

 

Holiday Virtual Experiences with Bet Chaverim:

 

 Tikkun Leyl Shavuot:  A Night of Sacred Study—Thursday, May 28,  8:00 -10:00 PM

Tradition invites us to enter into the holiday of Shavuot by devoting ourselves to sacred study, in anticipation of the Giving of the Torah, which our sages suggest, took place on Shavuot.  Join Bet Chaverim friends for a series of brief teachings presented by members of the congregation. Join us at: https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

♦  Shavuot Services and Yizkor—Saturday, May 30 at 9:30 AM; Yizkor at 11:00 AM

Highlights of the Shavuot service include joyful singing of the sacred Hallel psalms, Torah reading, and reflections on the Book of Ruth. Within the experience of the holiday, we will integrate a Yizkor (Memorial) service, acknowledging those that we love who have lost, recognizing their absence in this moment, and inviting memories to inhabit our sacred space. Join us at: https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

 

Other Virtual Experiences with Bet Chaverim:

 

♦  Torah on Tap—Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 PM

We start counting the Omer on the second night of Passover and continue until we reach Shavuot seven weeks later.  Learn about this tradition, as well as the mystical meaning of Lag Ba’Omer, the 33rd day of the Omer. Join us at: https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/

 

♦  Weekly Minyans—Wednesdays, May 13, 20, & 27 at 7:30 PM
Joining together for prayer is one of the ways that we connect with one another.  We will hold an evening minyan once a week, connecting through communal prayer.  The Mourners' Kaddish will be included in this service. Join us at: https://www.facebook.com/betchaverim.org/
 

Please use this link to access the liturgy for the evening service:  

https://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/weekday%20maariv%20SIDDUR%20SIM%20SHALOM.pdf  

 

♦  Bet Chaverim Trivia Night—Thursday, May 21 at 7:30 PM

Do you have lots of useless knowledge, are you looking for new ways to feel smarter, or do you just want to join friends for a fun evening? Join us for a friendly Trivia Night Contest hosted via Zoom . We’ll include a variety of topics so that there will be something for everyone. You can put together your own team or we’ll assign you to a team. RSVP to Lynn Witkin-Weinstein at lynn.witkin@gmail.com by May 20th.
 

May Yahrzeits

 

5/12

Irving Zimmerman

Beloved Father of Dov Zimmerman

18 Iyyar

5/12

Stanley Bloom

Beloved Father of Steven Bloom

18 Iyyar

5/14

Peggy Harris

Beloved Mother of Marsha Gorelik

20 Iyyar

5/14

Robert Schaffer

Beloved Father of Steven Schaffer

20 Iyyar

5/17

Sam Porcelain

no relatives recorded

23 Iyyar

5/24

Michael Louis Cohen

Beloved Father of Risa Kipnis

1 Sivan

5/25

Lillian Gross

Beloved Mother of Les Gross

2 Sivan

5/27

Stanley E Greene

Beloved Father of Geoffrey Greene

4 Sivan

5/29

Sanford Lehrfeld

Beloved Father of Eileen Levitt

6 Sivan

 

 

Acknowledgements

 

We note with sorrow the passing of Steven Cord, husband of Edith Cord.  May his name be a blessing, and may God comfort Edith and her entire family along with all mourners in our world.
 
Thank You to Jerry and Michelle Levine for their  donation in Memory of  Lillian Levine, z"l, beloved mother of Jerry Levine.
 
Thank You to Shelli and Henry Rossman for their  donation in Memory of  Lillian Levine, z"l, beloved mother of Jerry Levine. 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Shabbat Services, Weekly Minyans, & Shavuot in May

April 23

Shabbat Virtual Experiences with Bet Chaverim:

 

♦  Shabbat Story Time —Fridays at 3:30 PM—Entering Shabbat with Bet Chaverim

Join Rabbi Faith for a story to set the mood for Shabbat. Rabbi Faith will be streaming through Facebook Live on the Bet Chaverim Religious School page: Log In or Sign Up to View

 

♦  Shabbat Service—Friday, April 24, 7:00 PM

Let’s welcome Sabbath together!  Rabbi Blumenthal will lead us in Shabbat Service with songs, prayers, and greetings.

 

Online: https://zoom.us/j/982620643; Meeting ID: 982 620 643     —or—

Dial In: +1 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 982 620 643

 

Below is the link for the siddur for Friday night's service; you may want to pull this up on your screen during the service or print it  out in advance:

https://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/Kabbalat%20Shabbat%20and%20Maariv%20SIDDUR%20LEV%20SHALEM%202.pdf  
 

♦  Havdallah—Saturday, April 25 at 8:30 PM

Rabbi Blumenthal will lead the brief Havdallah service, marking the distinction between the regular week and the holiness of Shabbat.  Come prepared with a candle, sweet spices, and a glass of wine. 

 

Online: https://zoom.us/j/903122965; Meeting ID: 903 122 965      —or—

Dial In: +1 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 903 122 965

 

♦  Havdallah—Saturday, May 2 at 8:30 PM

Each week we end Shabbat with blessings and song.  We are grateful for the gift of Shabbat, yet eager to see what the new week holds.  The supplies needed for Havdallah are wine (or grape juice), sweet smelling spices and a flame. Access Details to Follow.

 

♦  Shabbat Service—Friday, May 8, 7:00 PM

Start Shabbat “virtually” surrounded by our Bet Chaverim family.  Rabbi Blumenthal will lead us in services welcoming Shabbat. Access Details to Follow.

 

♦  Havdallah—Saturday, May 9 at 8:30 PM

Rabbi Blumenthal will lead the brief Havdallah service, marking the distinction between the regular week and the holiness of Shabbat.  Come prepared with a candle, sweet spices, and a glass of wine. 

Access Details to Follow.

 

♦  Havdallah—Saturday, May 16 at 8:30 PM

Rabbi Blumenthal will lead the brief Havdallah service, marking the distinction between the regular week and the holiness of Shabbat.  Come prepared with a candle, sweet spices, and a glass of wine. 

Access Details to Follow.

 

♦  Shabbat Service—Friday, May 22, 7:00 PM

Start Shabbat “virtually” surrounded by our Bet Chaverim family.  Rabbi Blumenthal will lead us in services welcoming Shabbat. Access Details to Follow.

 

♦  Havdallah—Saturday, May 23 at 8:45 PM

Rabbi Blumenthal will lead the brief Havdallah service, marking the distinction between the regular week and the holiness of Shabbat.  Come prepared with a candle, sweet spices, and a glass of wine. 

Access Details to Follow.

 

♦  Havdallah—Saturday, May 30 at 8:45 PM

Rabbi Blumenthal will lead the brief Havdallah service, marking the distinction between the regular week and the holiness of Shabbat.  Come prepared with a candle, sweet spices, and a glass of wine. 

Access Details to Follow.

 

Holiday Virtual Experiences with Bet Chaverim:

 

 Tikkun Leyl Shavuot:  A Night of Sacred Study—Thursday, May 28,  8:00 -10:00 PM

Tradition invites us to enter into the holiday of Shavuot by devoting ourselves to sacred study, in anticipation of the Giving of the Torah, which our sages suggest, took place on Shavuot.  Join Bet Chaverim friends for a series of brief teachings presented by members of the congregation. Access Details to Follow.

 

♦  Shavuot Services and Yizkor—Saturday, May 30 at 9:30 AM; Yizkor at 11:00 AM

Highlights of the Shavuot service include joyful singing of the sacred Hallel psalms, Torah reading, and reflections on the Book of Ruth. Within the experience of the holiday, we will integrate a Yizkor (Memorial) service, acknowledging those that we love who have lost, recognizing their absence in this moment, and inviting memories to inhabit our sacred space. Access Details to Follow.

 

 

 

Other Virtual Experiences with Bet Chaverim:

 

♦  Ask the Rabbi—May 6 at 12:30 PM

Get your lunch ready and join Rabbi Blumenthal, who will be eager to hear your questions!  All ages are welcome. Access Details to Follow.

 

♦  Weekly Minyans—Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20, & 27 at 7:30 PM
Joining together for prayer is one of the ways that we connect with one another.  We will hold an evening minyan once a week, connecting through communal prayer.  The mourners' kaddish will be included in this service.  Access Details to Follow.

 

Please use this link to access the liturgy for the evening service:  

https://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/weekday%20maariv%20SIDDUR%20SIM%20SHALOM.pdf  

 

♦  Torah on Tap—Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 PM

We start counting the Omer on the second night of Passover and continue until we reach Shavuot seven weeks later.  Learn about this tradition, as well as the mystical meaning of Lag Ba’Omer, the 33rd day of the Omer. Access Details to Follow.

 
 

Bet Chaverim News

Maryland STEM Festival Podcast
One of our congregants, David Marker, Ph.D., who is Chair of Bet Chaverim's Social Action/Green Committee and a Senior Statistician and Associate Director at Westat, was interviewed by another of our congregants, President Phil Rogofsky for the Fun with Maryland STEM Festival Podcast last week. He offered his thoughts about understanding the current models on #COVID19, learning from a variety of models, and more. To enjoy this podcast, please use the following link:

April Yahrzeits

  4/04

Freda Greene Cantor

Beloved Mother of Geoffrey Greene

10 Nissan

  4/12

Maurice Raderman

Beloved Father of Michael Raderman

18 Nissan

 

  4/18

Lilllian Gorelik

Beloved Mother of Ivan Gorelik

24 Nissan

 

  4/18

Selig Freedman

Beloved Father of Maury Freedman

24 Nissan

 

  4/21

Marilyn Raderman

Beloved Wife of Michael Raderman

27 Nissan

 

  4/28

Roberta Harris Goldsteen

Beloved Sister of Marsha Gorelik

4 Iyyar

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Shabbat Services, Yom HaShoah Commemorations, & Monthly Minyan

April 17

Shabbat Virtual Experiences with Bet Chaverim:

 

♦ Fridays at 3:30 PM—Entering Shabbat with Bet Chaverim

Join Rabbi Faith for a story to set the mood for Shabbat.  Rabbi Faith will be streaming through Facebook Live on the Bet Chaverim Religious School page: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/

 

♦ Saturdays at 8:30 PM—Havdallah

Rabbi Blumenthal will lead the brief Havdallah service, marking the distinction between the regular week and the holiness of Shabbat.  Come prepared with a candle, sweet spices, and a glass of wine. 

Online: https://zoom.us/j/903122965; Meeting ID: 903 122 965      —or—

Dial In: +1 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 903 122 965

 

♦ Friday, April 24, 7:00 PM—Shabbat Service

Let’s welcome Sabbath together!  Rabbi Blumenthal will lead us in Shabbat Service with songs, prayers, and greetings.

Online: https://zoom.us/j/982620643; Meeting ID: 982 620 643     —or—

Dial In: +1 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 982 620 643

 

Upcoming Events:

 

♦ Wednesday, April 22, 7:30 PM—Monthly Minyan

Here is the information to access the minyan on Zoom
Meeting ID: 793 853 6980
Password: 846597
If you are interested in being the leader for this minyan, please contact Karyn Gross (301-233-4371 or krglcg78@gmail.com). Sorry, only virtual snacks will be served. Be safe, be well and hope to see many of you on April 22.

 

Yom HaShoah Commemorations

 

♦ Sunday, April 19, 12:00 PM:

 

 
Even in the face of uncertain times we are committed to continuing the tradition of commemorating Yom HaShoah as a community, especially as we mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation.
 
This year we will be joining together as a community for an online Yom HaShoah experience, as we collectively remember and honor all of those who were lost in the Holocaust. While not being broadcast live, this video will premiere at 12:00 PM this Sunday, April 19 at baltjc.org/YomHashoah2020 and on our social media platforms, it will also be sent via email, and will always remain accessible for all to view.
 
The Baltimore Jewish Council, a proud agency of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore, is able to respond in times of crisis thanks to the funding and financial support it receives from The Associated’s Annual Campaign. Now, more than ever, our Associated network needs your support to continue meeting the growing needs in our community due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Please give generously: associated.org/donate
 
Baltimore Jewish Council | baltjc.org
 
STAY CONNECTED
 

 

 

♦ Monday, April 20, 7:00 PM:

 

 

 

 

 

April Yahrzeits

  4/04

Freda Greene Cantor

Beloved Mother of Geoffrey Greene

10 Nissan

  4/12

Maurice Raderman

Beloved Father of Michael Raderman

18 Nissan

 

  4/18

Lilllian Gorelik

Beloved Mother of Ivan Gorelik

24 Nissan

 

  4/18

Selig Freedman

Beloved Father of Maury Freedman

24 Nissan

 

  4/21

Marilyn Raderman

Beloved Wife of Michael Raderman

27 Nissan

 

  4/28

Roberta Harris Goldsteen

Beloved Sister of Marsha Gorelik

4 Iyyar

 

 

Federation News

Message From Ralph Grunewald, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Howard County

The Jewish Federation of Howard County takes the health and well-being of our community, clients, and colleagues very seriously. As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve, we are taking extra precautions to minimize risk. With that in mind, we wish to inform you of the following decisions until further notice:

  • Whenever possible, we are limiting the number of in-person meetings or events we hold only to those that are absolutely necessary.
  • PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots is cancelled through March. We will resume Shabbat Tots on April 17.
  • All sessions of Federation’s Bereavement Support Group are postponed until April 23. 
  • Israel Café on April 1 will be conducted online. More information about online access will be coming soon.
  • With the closure of HCPSS and all Maryland schools, all Israel Think Tank programs for teens will be rescheduled until after schools reopen.
We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations of local, state, and federal agencies. Please note that our Federation Calendar is being updated in real-time, and we hope our community members will keep apprised of community events through this site. We also encourage you to read up on important and updated information about COVID-19.
 
During this time, we continue to pay special attention to the most vulnerable in our community. We are therefore setting up a special Jewish Community COVID-19 Fund to support isolated seniors and others in need who may require medicine, supplies, or other medical assistance. More information about the fund will be coming soon.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our office.


 

Yom HaShoah—75 Years Later: Our Stories of Survival, Loss, and Liberation

Monday, April 20, 6:00-8:15 PM

Temple Isaiah

Join the Howard County Jewish community to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day and share stories of liberators and those who were rescued by the Allied forces. Find complete information and schedule at jewishhowardcounty.org/yomhashoah.

 

 

 

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Sabbath and Holiday Virtual Services; Passover Information & Services

April 3

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

♦ Fridays at 3:30 PM—Entering Shabbat with Bet Chaverim

Join Rabbi Faith for a story to set the mood for Shabbat. Rabbi Faith will be streaming through Facebook Live on the Bet Chaverim Religious School page: https://www.facebook.com/BCRSHowardCo/

 

♦ Saturdays at 8:30 PM—Havdallah

Rabbi Blumenthal will lead the brief Havdallah service, marking the distinction between the regular week and the holiness of Shabbat. Come prepared with a candle, sweet spices, and a glass of wine.

 

Join Zoom Meeting at:

Online: https://zoom.us/j/903122965; Meeting ID: 903 122 965 —or—

Dial In: +1 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 903 122 965

 

♦ Friday, April 24, 7:00 PM—Shabbat Service

Let’s welcome Sabbath together! Rabbi Blumenthal will lead us in Shabbat Service with songs, prayers, and greetings.

 

Join Zoom Meeting at:

Online: https://zoom.us/j/982620643; Meeting ID: 982 620 643

—or—

Dial In: +1 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 982 620 643

 

Passover Services: 
 

Wednesday, April 8, 8:00 AM—Biur Hametz and Text Study in Honor of the Fast of the First Born

Al Heine will lead a Talmud text study in honor of the fast of the first born. We’ll enjoy our last bit of hametz (leavened bread product) together with a virtual breakfast, and then Rabbi Blumenthal will lead us in communally ridding ourselves of hametz.

 

Join Zoom Meeting at:

Online: https://zoom.us/j/222912076; Meeting ID: 222 912 076     

—or—

Dial In: +1 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 222 912 076

 

 

♦ Thursday, April 9, 6:00 PM—Communal Seder

Join familiar faces for the second evening of the holiday. We will engage in approximately 45 minutes of seder together before turning to the meal. Our formal seder will resume at 8:00 PM with closing blessings and songs.

 

If you would like to participate, please contact Phil Rogofsky at: progofsky@yahoo.com

 

 

♦ Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 PM—Yizkor Service

Passover is a time of joy, focused on celebrating freedom and renewal. And yet, within the experience of the holiday we integrate a memorial service, acknowledging those that we love that we have lost, recognizing their absence in this moment, and inviting memories to inhabit our sacred space.

 

Join Zoom Meeting at:

Online: https://zoom.us/j/262030256; Meeting ID: 262 030 256


 

Passover

Sadly, many of us may be unable to gather with family and friends this year for the Passover seders. Please note that most local caterers are offering Passover menus, but the deadlines are drawing near. If you need help procuring Seder food, please let Rabbi Blumenthal know. More information about making adjustments for Passover will be distributed in the coming days. 

 
 
Sale of Hametz
Rabbi Blumenthal has provided the following information for those who wish to sell their Hametz. This year, Bet Chaverim congregants can sell their Hametz through the Rabbinical Assembly, by appointing Rabbi Schwartz and submitting required paperwork no later than 2 PM on Tuesday, April 7th. Complete instructions, together with the form congregants should complete, are located at:  https://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/sale-hametz-0
 
 
 
Jamie Geller's Vegan Recipes for Passover
If you're interested in vegan recipes for holiday meals, Jamie Geller has provide the following downloadable cookbook: https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/vegan-holiday-ebook.pdf

BC News

Payment of Dues

During the COVID-19 pandemic with Maryland's Stay-at-Home order in effect, please mail dues and any other temple payments to our treasurer at:

 

Vivian Goldman #302

Bet Chaverim, Treasurer

10001 Windstream Dr.

Columbia, MD 21044

 

If you have any questions, you can reach the Goldmans at: Sgoldman302@verizon.net or (410) 730-1930

 

 

Donate Chumatz & Other Food Items to Howard County Food Bank

 

 

We hope everyone is staying safe and limiting their interactions with others. Please remember that many in our community are still depending on the Howard County Food Bank. If you are going out, consider bringing your extras to Bet Chaverim's collection for the Food Bank.

 

You can stop by any time through Sunday, April 5th and put your food or supplies in the blue bin at the Marker’s home: 7131 Willow Brook Way, Columbia, MD 21046

 

 

April Yahrzeits

  4/04

Freda Greene Cantor

Beloved Mother of Geoffrey Greene

10 Nissan

  4/12

Maurice Raderman

Beloved Father of Michael Raderman

18 Nissan

 

  4/18

Lilllian Gorelik

Beloved Mother of Ivan Gorelik

24 Nissan

 

  4/18

Selig Freedman

Beloved Father of Maury Freedman

24 Nissan

 

  4/21

Marilyn Raderman

Beloved Wife of Michael Raderman

27 Nissan

 

  4/28

Roberta Harris Goldsteen

Beloved Sister of Marsha Gorelik

4 Iyyar

 

 

Federation News

Message From Ralph Grunewald, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Howard County

The Jewish Federation of Howard County takes the health and well-being of our community, clients, and colleagues very seriously. As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve, we are taking extra precautions to minimize risk. With that in mind, we wish to inform you of the following decisions until further notice:

  • Whenever possible, we are limiting the number of in-person meetings or events we hold only to those that are absolutely necessary.
  • PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots is cancelled through March. We will resume Shabbat Tots on April 17.
  • All sessions of Federation’s Bereavement Support Group are postponed until April 23. 
  • Israel Café on April 1 will be conducted online. More information about online access will be coming soon.
  • With the closure of HCPSS and all Maryland schools, all Israel Think Tank programs for teens will be rescheduled until after schools reopen.
We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations of local, state, and federal agencies. Please note that our Federation Calendar is being updated in real-time, and we hope our community members will keep apprised of community events through this site. We also encourage you to read up on important and updated information about COVID-19.
 
During this time, we continue to pay special attention to the most vulnerable in our community. We are therefore setting up a special Jewish Community COVID-19 Fund to support isolated seniors and others in need who may require medicine, supplies, or other medical assistance. More information about the fund will be coming soon.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our office.


 

Yom HaShoah—75 Years Later: Our Stories of Survival, Loss, and Liberation

Monday, April 20, 6:00-8:15 PM

Temple Isaiah

Join the Howard County Jewish community to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day and share stories of liberators and those who were rescued by the Allied forces. Find complete information and schedule at jewishhowardcounty.org/yomhashoah.

 

 

Important Community Events

 

Please Submit Your Census 2020 Now

 

 

 

 

A Message from the Jewish Federation of Howard County

The Jewish Federation of Howard County wants to encourage you to fill out the 2020
Census.
 
Our US Constitution requires census-taking every 10 years, and Wednesday, April 1, was national Census Day. These censuses are needed to accurately apportion the 435 seats in the House of Representatives, and the results are also used to distribute federal aid to the various States. All US residents are legally required to take the survey – even while we endure the current COVID-19 crisis.
 
Fortunately, you don’t need to leave your home to take part. You can choose between a quick 10-minute online survey, a phone call (844-330-2020) to the Census Bureau, or your paper form once it comes in the mail.
 
Our Federation has partnered with the Howard County Government for Census 2020. We received a grant from our local government to encourage members of the Jewish community to be counted. In turn, we have disbursed close to $2,000 in grants to our local congregations, schools, and living facilities to publicize the Census in their publications, newsletters, and other internal communications.
 
It’s very easy to complete the Census online. It takes under 10 minutes.
 
If you haven’t done so, please take part and be counted!
 
Happy Passover – and please stay safe.
 
Ralph Grunewald,
Executive Director

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Havdallah Services & Torah on Tap using Zoom, & Initial Passover Information

March 27

Message From The Rabbi

Dear Friends—

We wanted to update you on a few ways that you can say socially engaged with Bet Chaverim while staying safe during the COVID 19 pandemic.  As this crisis continues we will continue to provide opportunities to be together despite being apart. 
 
This has been a hectic, isolating and scary few weeks for all of us, as our lives and routines have been uprooted. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me during this time of uncertainty; my cell phone number is 917-742-4214.
 
In our liturgy we regularly recite, “hadesh yameinu k’kedem—renew us to the days of old.” I have found this phrase has gained meaning and urgency during this difficult time.  I long for a day when we can gather together in shared space. But for now, I am grateful to be part of the Bet Chaverim community and look forward to “virtually” being together in the days ahead.
 
With prayers of health and hope,
Rabbi Blumenthal
 
 

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

♦ Havdallah, Led by Rabbi Blumenthal—Saturday, March 28, 8:15 PM
Each week, we end Shabbat with blessings and song.  We are grateful for the gift of Shabbat, yet eager to see what the new week holds.  The supplies needed for Havdallah are wine (or grape juice), sweet smelling spices, and a flame.
 
Join Zoom Meeting at:
Meeting ID: 261 333 308
—or—
Dial In: +1 301 715 8592 US
Meeting ID: 261 333 308

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

♦ Torah on Tap, Led by Rabbi BlumenthalThursday, April 2, 7:30 PM
Our topic for this month is Four is Not Enough—More Questions for Your Passover Seder.  Join us to explore contemporary questions that can enhance the seder experience, especially this year when we will need to connect with friends and family without having them physically present.  
 
Join Zoom Meeting at:
Meeting ID: 308 169 529
—or—
Dial In: +1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 308 169 529

 

BC News

Passover
 
Sadly, many of us may be unable to gather with family and friends this year for the Passover seders. Please note that most local caterers are offering Passover menus, but the deadlines are drawing near. If you need help procuring Seder food, please let Rabbi Blumenthal know. More information about making adjustments for Passover will be distributed in the coming days. 
 
 
Sale of Hametz
Rabbi Blumenthal has provided the following information for those who wish to sell their Hametz. This year, Bet Chaverim congregants can sell their Hametz through the Rabbinical Assembly, by appointing Rabbi Schwartz and submitting required paperwork no later than 2 PM on Tuesday, April 7th. Complete instructions, together with the form congregants should complete, are located at:  https://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/sale-hametz-0
 
 
Jamie Geller's Vegan Recipes for Passover
If you're interested in vegan recipes for holiday meals, Jamie Geller has provide the following downloadable cookbook: https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/vegan-holiday-ebook.pdf

March Yahrzeits

3/2

Harvey Landis

Beloved Father of Daniel Freedman

6 Adar II

3/5

Maxwell S. Jacobs

Beloved Father of Robert Jacobs

9 Adar I

3/7

Lee Forman

Beloved Mother of Grant Forman

11 Adar

3/7

Luecille Silverman

Beloved Mother of Stacey Berger

11 Adar

3/8

Paul Harris

Beloved Father of Marsha Gorelik

12 Adar I

3/10

Helene "Hindy" Kaufer

Beloved Mother of Gloria Greene

14 Adar I

3/11

Alicia Miller

Beloved Mother of Temrah Okonski

15 Adar

3/12

Howard Blackman

Beloved Brother of Jodie Reid

16 Adar II

3/13

Barbara Louise Harris

Beloved Sister of Marsha Gorelik

17 Adar I

3/15

Sarah Eisenberg

Beloved Grandmother of Karyn Gross

19 Adar

3/19

Benjamin Selfon

Beloved Uncle of Karyn Gross

23 Adar

3/21

Melissa Beth Gorelik

Beloved Daughter of Marsha & Ivan Gorelik

25 Adar II

3/28

Miriam Landis Freedman

Beloved Mother of Daniel Freedman

3 Nissan

 

April Yahrzeits

  4/04

Freda Greene Cantor

Beloved Mother of Geoffrey Greene

10 Nissan

  4/12

Maurice Raderman

Beloved Father of Michael Raderman

18 Nissan

 

  4/18

Lilllian Gorelik

Beloved Mother of Ivan Gorelik

24 Nissan

 

  4/18

Selig Freedman

Beloved Father of Maury Freedman

24 Nissan

 

  4/21

Marilyn Raderman

Beloved Wife of Michael Raderman

27 Nissan

 

  4/28

Roberta Harris Goldsteen

Beloved Sister of Marsha Gorelik

4 Iyyar

 

 

Federation News

Message From Ralph Grunewald, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Howard County

The Jewish Federation of Howard County takes the health and well-being of our community, clients, and colleagues very seriously. As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve, we are taking extra precautions to minimize risk. With that in mind, we wish to inform you of the following decisions until further notice:

  • Whenever possible, we are limiting the number of in-person meetings or events we hold only to those that are absolutely necessary.
  • PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots is cancelled through March. We will resume Shabbat Tots on April 17.
  • All sessions of Federation’s Bereavement Support Group are postponed until April 23. 
  • Israel Café on April 1 will be conducted online. More information about online access will be coming soon.
  • With the closure of HCPSS and all Maryland schools, all Israel Think Tank programs for teens will be rescheduled until after schools reopen.
We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations of local, state, and federal agencies. Please note that our Federation Calendar is being updated in real-time, and we hope our community members will keep apprised of community events through this site. We also encourage you to read up on important and updated information about COVID-19.
 
During this time, we continue to pay special attention to the most vulnerable in our community. We are therefore setting up a special Jewish Community COVID-19 Fund to support isolated seniors and others in need who may require medicine, supplies, or other medical assistance. More information about the fund will be coming soon.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our office.


 

Yom HaShoah—75 Years Later: Our Stories of Survival, Loss, and Liberation

Monday, April 20, 6:00-8:15 PM

Temple Isaiah

Join the Howard County Jewish community to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day and share stories of liberators and those who were rescued by the Allied forces. Find complete information and schedule at jewishhowardcounty.org/yomhashoah.

 

 

 

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Important Updates

March 19

Message from BC Board
In light of the Coronavirus, the Board has decided to cancel services and religious school through the end of the Month.  The Board will assess the situation at the beginning of the April.
 
We are working to get Congregants the year-end billing and tax documents.   Some of the documents can be obtained on-line.  We will send out information about how to access the documentation on-line. Please let Phil Rogofsky (progofsky@yahoo.com) know if you need the documents sooner.
 
Please check your email:  BC sent a letter from Rabbi Blumental yesterday, providing useful resources; and, we also sent an email earlier today from Phil Rogofsky regarding a time-sensitive opportunity and an online Congregationa; Meeting scheduled for Sunday, Mar. 22 at 7:00 PM.
 

 

March Yahrzeits

3/2

Harvey Landis

Beloved Father of Daniel Freedman

6 Adar II

3/5

Maxwell S. Jacobs

Beloved Father of Robert Jacobs

9 Adar I

3/7

Lee Forman

Beloved Mother of Grant Forman

11 Adar

3/7

Luecille Silverman

Beloved Mother of Stacey Berger

11 Adar

3/8

Paul Harris

Beloved Father of Marsha Gorelik

12 Adar I

3/10

Helene "Hindy" Kaufer

Beloved Mother of Gloria Greene

14 Adar I

3/11

Alicia Miller

Beloved Mother of Temrah Okonski

15 Adar

3/12

Howard Blackman

Beloved Brother of Jodie Reid

16 Adar II

3/13

Barbara Louise Harris

Beloved Sister of Marsha Gorelik

17 Adar I

3/15

Sarah Eisenberg

Beloved Grandmother of Karyn Gross

19 Adar

3/19

Benjamin Selfon

Beloved Uncle of Karyn Gross

23 Adar

3/21

Melissa Beth Gorelik

Beloved Daughter of Marsha & Ivan Gorelik

25 Adar II

3/28

Miriam Landis Freedman

Beloved Mother of Daniel Freedman

3 Nissan

 

Other Local Jewish Events

 

 

Yom HaShoah—75 Years Later: Our Stories of Survival, Loss, and LiberationMonday, April 20, 6:00-8:15 PM

 

Join the Howard County Jewish community to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day and share stories of liberators and those who were rescued by the Allied forces. Find complete information and schedule at Jewishhowardcounty.org/YomHashoah.

 

 

Federation News

Message From Ralph Grunewald, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Hpward County

 
The Jewish Federation of Howard County takes the health and well-being of our community, clients, and colleagues very seriously. As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve, we are taking extra precautions to minimize risk. With that in mind, we wish to inform you of the following decisions until further notice:
  • Whenever possible, we are limiting the number of in-person meetings or events we hold only to those that are absolutely necessary.
  • PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots is cancelled through March. We will resume Shabbat Tots on April 17.
  • All sessions of Federation’s Bereavement Support Group are postponed until April 23. 
  • Israel Café on April 1 will be conducted online. More information about online access will be coming soon.
  • With the closure of HCPSS and all Maryland schools, all Israel Think Tank programs for teens will be rescheduled until after schools reopen.
 More information about our other March programs (such as Good Deeds Day, Pop Up Shabbat, etc.) will be forthcoming. 
  • We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations of local, state, and federal agencies.
Please note that our Federation Calendar is being updated in real-time, and we hope our community members will keep apprised of community events through this site. We also encourage you to read up on important and updated information about COVID-19.
 
During this time, we continue to pay special attention to the most vulnerable in our community. We are therefore setting up a special Jewish Community COVID-19 Fund to support isolated seniors and others in need who may require medicine, supplies, or other medical assistance. More information about the fund will be coming soon.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our office.


 

Yom HaShoah—75 Years Later: Our Stories of Survival, Loss, and Liberation

Monday, April 20, 6:00-8:15 PM

Temple Isaiah

Join the Howard County Jewish community to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day and share stories of liberators and those who were rescued by the Allied forces. Find complete information and schedule at jewishhowardcounty.org/yomhashoah.

 

 

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Important Updates

March 13

Message from BC Board
In light of the Coronavirus, the Board has decided to cancel services and religious school through the end of the Month.  The Board will assess the situation at the beginning of the April.
 
We are working to get Congregants the year-end billing and tax documents.   Some of the documents can be obtained on-line.  We will send out information about how to access the documentation on-line. Please let Phil Rogofsky (progofsky@yahoo.com) know if you need the documents sooner.
 

 

March Yahrzeits

3/2

Harvey Landis

Beloved Father of Daniel Freedman

6 Adar II

3/5

Maxwell S. Jacobs

Beloved Father of Robert Jacobs

9 Adar I

3/7

Lee Forman

Beloved Mother of Grant Forman

11 Adar

3/7

Luecille Silverman

Beloved Mother of Stacey Berger

11 Adar

3/8

Paul Harris

Beloved Father of Marsha Gorelik

12 Adar I

3/10

Helene "Hindy" Kaufer

Beloved Mother of Gloria Greene

14 Adar I

3/11

Alicia Miller

Beloved Mother of Temrah Okonski

15 Adar

3/12

Howard Blackman

Beloved Brother of Jodie Reid

16 Adar II

3/13

Barbara Louise Harris

Beloved Sister of Marsha Gorelik

17 Adar I

3/15

Sarah Eisenberg

Beloved Grandmother of Karyn Gross

19 Adar

3/19

Benjamin Selfon

Beloved Uncle of Karyn Gross

23 Adar

3/21

Melissa Beth Gorelik

Beloved Daughter of Marsha & Ivan Gorelik

25 Adar II

3/28

Miriam Landis Freedman

Beloved Mother of Daniel Freedman

3 Nissan

 

Other Local Jewish Events

 

 

Yom HaShoah—75 Years Later: Our Stories of Survival, Loss, and LiberationMonday, April 20, 6:00-8:15 PM

 

Join the Howard County Jewish community to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day and share stories of liberators and those who were rescued by the Allied forces. Find complete information and schedule at Jewishhowardcounty.org/YomHashoah.

 

 

Federation News

Message From Ralph Grunewald, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Hpward County

 
The Jewish Federation of Howard County takes the health and well-being of our community, clients, and colleagues very seriously. As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve, we are taking extra precautions to minimize risk. With that in mind, we wish to inform you of the following decisions until further notice:
  • Whenever possible, we are limiting the number of in-person meetings or events we hold only to those that are absolutely necessary.
  • PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots is cancelled through March. We will resume Shabbat Tots on April 17.
  • All sessions of Federation’s Bereavement Support Group are postponed until April 23. 
  • Israel Café on April 1 will be conducted online. More information about online access will be coming soon.
  • With the closure of HCPSS and all Maryland schools, all Israel Think Tank programs for teens will be rescheduled until after schools reopen.
 More information about our other March programs (such as Good Deeds Day, Pop Up Shabbat, etc.) will be forthcoming. 
  • We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations of local, state, and federal agencies.
Please note that our Federation Calendar is being updated in real-time, and we hope our community members will keep apprised of community events through this site. We also encourage you to read up on important and updated information about COVID-19.
 
During this time, we continue to pay special attention to the most vulnerable in our community. We are therefore setting up a special Jewish Community COVID-19 Fund to support isolated seniors and others in need who may require medicine, supplies, or other medical assistance. More information about the fund will be coming soon.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our office.


 

Yom HaShoah—75 Years Later: Our Stories of Survival, Loss, and Liberation

Monday, April 20, 6:00-8:15 PM

Temple Isaiah

Join the Howard County Jewish community to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day and share stories of liberators and those who were rescued by the Allied forces. Find complete information and schedule at jewishhowardcounty.org/yomhashoah.

 

 

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Shabbat Services, Purim Celebration, and Torah on Tap

March 6

 

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

♦ Shabbat Service - Fri., Mar.  6, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Neighborhood Cente6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.  Note: Comfort Cases program will be re-scheduled for a later date.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Mar. 14, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Neighborhood Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦ Shabbat Service and Guest Speaker - Fri., Mar.  20, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Neighborhood Cente6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Mar. 28 , 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Neighborhood Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044. 

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

♦ Purim Celebration and Megillah Reading —  Monday, March 9

 

Torah on Tap —- Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 - 9:00 PM at the Watermark, 10001 Windstream Dr, Columbia, 21044.

 

Speaker Series at Shabbat Services on Friday, March 20, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring. This is also the date of the Federation's "Pop Up Shabbat" (details under Federation News).

BC News

Shabbat Service —  Friday, March 6
The Comfort Cases presentation has been rescheduled from March 6 to a time in coordination with our religious school. Comfort Cases focuses on children entering foster care in the U.S., most of whom enter the system carrying a trash bag that contains their few belongings. Often such children have been neglected and feel like they don’t matter; many do not own a toothbrush and have never worn a new pair of pajamas. Comfort Cases gives these children a sense of dignity and hope, and provides them with packed cases that contain cozy new pairs of pajamas, stuffed animals to hug, toothbrushes, soap, and other personal care items. Receiving a Comfort Case hopefully tells a child, you matter. 
 
Please be on the lookout for more information after August.  In the meantime if you are interested in finding out more about Comfort Cases, please use this link to their website:  http://comfortcases.org/.  Thank you for your flexibility and remember to join us on March 20 for an enlightening presentation on the Rosenberg Spy Case, the next in our informative Speaker Series.

 

 

Purim Celebration and Megillah Reading —  Monday, March 9, RSVP Requested

Join us for our Purim celebration and Megillah reading on Monday, March 9th, at Hawthorn Center. We will begin at 6:00 PM with a pizza dinner (or bring your own pareve meal, if you'd rather). Please consider coming with a donation to help cover pizza costs. Also, please help us predict the right amount of food by RSVP'ing by Wednesday, March 4. We'll enjoy hamantaschen and ice cream sundaes for dessert:-)

 

RSVP to: https://tinyurl.com/BetChaverimPurim20. If bringing your own pareve dinner, please indicate that in your comment so we know not to order pizza for you.

 

Non-perishables make great graggers! A box of rice or pasta makes a great sound. Bring one (or many) to the Megillah reading and we will participate in the mitzvah of matanot l'evyonim by donating it to the Howard County Food Bank.

 

The Megillah reading will begin at 6:45 PM, the costume parade at 7:15 PM, and dessert at 8:00 PM. We can't wait to see your costumes! See you there!

 

 

Torah on Tap on Tuesday — Wednesday, March 11 

Please join us for a lively discussion on a Jewish topic.

The next event will be held:

 

  • Date: Wednesday, Mar. 11th
  • Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
  • Place: The Watermark Clubroom, 10001 Windstream Dr, Columbia, 21044

All are welcome, and are encouraged to bring their favorite libation and maybe a munchie or two to share.

 

 
Speaker Series: the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Spy Case — at Shabbat Services on Friday, March 20
Join us at 7:30 PM for Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Kim Blumenthal, followed by a guest speaker. David Hatch is a National Security Agency historian who will discuss the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg spy case, including what declassified intelligence has revealed about their guilt.

March Yahrzeits

3/2

Harvey Landis

Beloved Father of Daniel Freedman

6 Adar II

3/5

Maxwell S. Jacobs

Beloved Father of Robert Jacobs

9 Adar I

3/7

Lee Forman

Beloved Mother of Grant Forman

11 Adar

3/7

Luecille Silverman

Beloved Mother of Stacey Berger

11 Adar

3/8

Paul Harris

Beloved Father of Marsha Gorelik

12 Adar I

3/10

Helene "Hindy" Kaufer

Beloved Mother of Gloria Greene

14 Adar I

3/11

Alicia Miller

Beloved Mother of Temrah Okonski

15 Adar

3/12

Howard Blackman

Beloved Brother of Jodie Reid

16 Adar II

3/13

Barbara Louise Harris

Beloved Sister of Marsha Gorelik

17 Adar I

3/15

Sarah Eisenberg

Beloved Grandmother of Karyn Gross

19 Adar

3/19

Benjamin Selfon

Beloved Uncle of Karyn Gross

23 Adar

3/21

Melissa Beth Gorelik

Beloved Daughter of Marsha & Ivan Gorelik

25 Adar II

3/28

Miriam Landis Freedman

Beloved Mother of Daniel Freedman

3 Nissan

 

Other Local Jewish Events

Purim Palooza — Sunday, March 8, 2020, 10:30 AM -1:30 PM

Save the date for the Jewish Federation of Howard County's annual Purim celebration. Please note the new location: Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia.

 

This event is cash only, but wristbands can be purchased in advance by March 5th. Wristbands can be purchased now; see details at: https://www.jewishhowardcounty.org/purim

 

 

Yom HaShoah—75 Years Later: Our Stories of Survival, Loss, and LiberationMonday, April 20, 6:00-8:15 PM

 

Join the Howard County Jewish community to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day and share stories of liberators and those who were rescued by the Allied forces. Find complete information and schedule at Jewishhowardcounty.org/YomHashoah.

 

 

Federation News

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots

Select Fridays, September 6, 2019-June 5, 2020

Federation Office: 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 400, Columbia

Join PJ Library to celebrate Shabbat at a morning filled with singing, storytelling, and crafts! Make new friends and connect with other young Jewish families in Howard County! This circle of friends is for children ages birth-5 and their significant adults. $200 per family per school year. Register at Associated.org/ShabbatTots. For more information, contact Allison Weil.

 

Volunteer at Purim Palooza!

Howard County’s community Purim celebration is coming to Howard County on March 8, from 10:30 am-1:30 pm at Long Reach High School. We need YOUR help to ensure that Purim Palooza runs smoothly for families, adults, and children of all ages. Help the community and volunteer to assist with distributing prizes, supervising game stations, selling tickets, and more! Sign up here to volunteer: https://www.jewishhowardcounty.org/Purim.

 

Israel Campus Engagement Fellowship

Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 400, Columbia

High school students can train to become Jewish leaders on their future college campuses! At the Israel Campus Engagement Fellowship, students become strong advocates for Israel and gain important advocacy, writing, and communications skills. Classes are led by Howard County's shaliach (Israeli emissary), Shay Rubinstein. To view the course syllabus or register, visit JewishHowardCounty.org/Fellowship.

 

Purim Palooza

Sunday, March 8, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM
Long Reach High School (6101 Old Dobbin Ln, Columbia)

Howard County’s Purim-themed carnival features games, prizes, a photo booth, face painting, an Israel Escape Room, food, and more! Purchase wristbands for unlimited games and activities either in advance or at the door. Find more information at JewishHowardCounty.org/Purim.

 

Around the World with Jewish Music: Then and Now!

Monday, March 9, 12:30-2:00 PM

HCC Monteabaro Recital Hall, HVPA Building

The HCC Jewish Group announces a very special musical program exploring Ashkenazic and Sephardic history, music, songs, languages, and traditions. Program open to all, but limited seating available. To ensure a seat, RSVP to Shay Rubinstein by Friday, March 6. This program is supported by the HCC English and World Services Division and the Jewish Federation of Howard County.

 

Mitzvah Madness

Sunday, March 15-Thursday, March 19

Love college basketball and want to make a difference? Help get the ball rolling for the future of Jewish Howard County by participating in Federation’s Bracket Challenge! Donations collected during this campaign will help fund new family programming in our community, and participants will be entered to win $100 to Lib's Grill. Find complete rules and info at: JewishHowardCounty.org/MitzvahMadness.
 

Federation’s Guys Night Out

Thursday, March 19, 6:00-9:00 pm

Lib’s Grill (8191 Maple Lawn Blvd, Fulton)

Guys 21+ are invited to join friends at Lib’s Grill and watch the first round of the NCAA tournament! ID required. RSVP by March 12 to sleavey@jewishhowardcounty.org. Co-chairs: Morey Kogul and Brian Avrunin.

 

Pop Up Shabbat & Shabbat Across Howard County

Friday and Shabbat, March 20-21

Various Locations

Looking for a way to celebrate Shabbat and get to know your Jewish neighbors? Community members are invited to Pop Up Shabbat, a fun, informal way to celebrate Shabbat and get to know your community. Sign up a host or guest, and we'll match you with the perfect fit for your Shabbat dinner! Pop Up Shabbat occurs alongside Shabbat Across Howard County, in which several local synagogues participate on March 20-21. More info at jewishhowardcounty.org/popupshabbat.

 

Good Deeds Day in Howard County

Sunday, March 29

Various Times & Various Locations

Help us build a better future in Howard County with a day of tikkun olam! On Good Deeds Day, join the Federation at one (or more!) of 10 different volunteer sites in the community. Help us clean local roads, assemble kits for Meal on Wheels, pack lunches for Grassroots Crisis Center, donate blood to the Red Cross, and more! For the full list of sites and to register, visit: Jewishhowardcounty.org/GoodDeedsDay

 

Yom HaShoah—75 Years Later: Our Stories of Survival, Loss, and Liberation

Monday, April 20, 6:00-8:15 PM

Temple Isaiah

Join the Howard County Jewish community to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day and share stories of liberators and those who were rescued by the Allied forces. Find complete information and schedule at jewishhowardcounty.org/yomhashoah.

 

 

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Shabbat Services Tomorrow Morning

February 28

 

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

♦ Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Feb.  29, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Neighborhood Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦ Shabbat Service and Guest Speaker - Fri., Mar.  6, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Neighborhood Cente6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044. 

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Mar. 14, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Neighborhood Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦ Shabbat Service and Guest Speaker - Fri., Mar.  20, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Neighborhood Cente6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  Mar. 28 , 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Neighborhood Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044. 

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

♦ Purim Celebration and Megillah Reading —  Monday, March 9

 

Torah on Tap —- Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 - 9:00 PM at the Watermark, 10001 Windstream Dr, Columbia, 21044.

 

Speaker Series at Shabbat Services on Friday, March 20, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring. This is also the date of the Federation's "Pop Up Shabbat" (details under Federation News).

BC News

Guest Speaker at Shabbat Service —  Friday, March 6

Join us for Shabbat Services on Friday, March 6th, when our Social Action/Green Committee has arranged for a speaker from Comfort Cases. Comfort Cases focuses on children entering foster care in the U.S., most of whom enter the system carrying a trash bag that contains their few belongings. Often such children have been neglected and feel like they don’t matter; many do not own a toothbrush and have never worn a new pair of pajamas.

 

Comfort Cases gives children entering foster care a sense of dignity and hope. The organization provides these children with packed cases that contain cozy new pairs of pajamas, stuffed animals to hug, toothbrushes, soap, and other personal care items. Receiving a Comfort Case hopefully tells a child, you matter.

Participate in this Shabbat program to learn more about how we as individuals and community members can help support this worthy effort.

 

 

Purim Celebration and Megillah Reading —  Monday, March 9

Join us for our Purim celebration and Megillah reading on Monday, March 9th, at Hawthorn Center. We will begin at 6:00 PM with a pizza dinner (or bring your own pareve meal, if you'd rather). Please consider coming with a donation to help cover pizza costs. Also, please help us predict the right amount of food by RSVP'ing by Wednesday, March 4. We'll enjoy hamantaschen and ice cream sundaes for dessert:-)

 

RSVP to: https://tinyurl.com/BetChaverimPurim20. If bringing your own pareve dinner, please indicate that in your comment so we know not to order pizza for you.

 

Non-perishables make great graggers! A box of rice or pasta makes a great sound. Bring one (or many) to the Megillah reading and we will participate in the mitzvah of matanot l'evyonim by donating it to the Howard County Food Bank.

 

The Megillah reading will begin at 6:45 PM, the costume parade at 7:15 PM, and dessert at 8:00 PM. We can't wait to see your costumes! See you there!

 

 

Torah on Tap on Tuesday — Wednesday, March 11 

Please join us for a lively discussion on a Jewish topic.

The next event will be held:

 

  • Date: Wednesday, Mar. 11th
  • Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
  • Place: The Watermark Clubroom, 10001 Windstream Dr, Columbia, 21044

All are welcome, and are encouraged to bring their favorite libation and maybe a munchie or two to share.

 

 
Speaker Series: the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Spy Case — at Shabbat Services on Friday, March 20
Join us at 7:30 PM for Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Kim Blumenthal, followed by a guest speaker. David Hatch is a National Security Agency historian who will discuss the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg spy case, including what declassified intelligence has revealed about their guilt.

March Yahrzeits

3/2

Harvey Landis

Beloved Father of Daniel Freedman

6 Adar II

3/5

Maxwell S. Jacobs

Beloved Father of Robert Jacobs

9 Adar I

3/7

Lee Forman

Beloved Mother of Grant Forman

11 Adar

3/7

Luecille Silverman

Beloved Mother of Stacey Berger

11 Adar

3/8

Paul Harris

Beloved Father of Marsha Gorelik

12 Adar I

3/10

Helene "Hindy" Kaufer

Beloved Mother of Gloria Greene

14 Adar I

3/11

Alicia Miller

Beloved Mother of Temrah Okonski

15 Adar

3/12

Howard Blackman

Beloved Brother of Jodie Reid

16 Adar II

3/13

Barbara Louise Harris

Beloved Sister of Marsha Gorelik

17 Adar I

3/15

Sarah Eisenberg

Beloved Grandmother of Karyn Gross

19 Adar

3/19

Benjamin Selfon

Beloved Uncle of Karyn Gross

23 Adar

3/21

Melissa Beth Gorelik

Beloved Daughter of Marsha & Ivan Gorelik

25 Adar II

3/28

Miriam Landis Freedman

Beloved Mother of Daniel Freedman

3 Nissan

 

 

Acknowledgements

Thank you to Michelle and Jerry Levine  for their donation in Memory of Gordon Novinsky’s sister Marcia Jacobi, z”l.

 

Other Local Jewish Events

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Kol HaOlam 2020
The National Collegiate Jewish A Cappella Competition, Adas Israel Congregation

Saturday, February 29 from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Join Adas Israel for this wildly popular annual musical tradition... The National Collegiate Jewish A Cappella Championship Competition! 6 Powerhouse Jewish a cappella groups from colleges and universities around the country battle it out to be crowned #1 in American Jewish A Cappella. Competing groups include: Jewop (Wisconsin), Ketzev (Johns Hopkins), Kol HaKavod (Michigan), Koleinu (Princeton), Mezumenet (Maryland) and Rak Shalom (Maryland). Bonus performances by last year’s winner, Hooshir (Indiana) & special guest Shir Madness of CESJDS! Register at:

https://www.adasisrael.org/event/kol-haolam-registration1.html

 

Purim Palooza — Sunday, March 8, 2020, 10:30 AM -1:30 PM

Save the date for the Jewish Federation of Howard County's annual Purim celebration. Please note the new location: Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia.

 

This event is cash only, but wristbands can be purchased in advance by March 5th. Wristbands can be purchased now; see details at: https://www.jewishhowardcounty.org/purim

 

Federation News

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots

Select Fridays, September 6, 2019-June 5, 2020

Federation Office: 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 400, Columbia

Join PJ Library to celebrate Shabbat at a morning filled with singing, storytelling, and crafts! Make new friends and connect with other young Jewish families in Howard County! This circle of friends is for children ages birth-5 and their significant adults. $200 per family per school year. Register at Associated.org/ShabbatTots. For more information, contact Allison Weil.

 

Volunteer at Purim Palooza!

Howard County’s community Purim celebration is coming to Howard County on March 8, from 10:30 am-1:30 pm at Long Reach High School. We need YOUR help to ensure that Purim Palooza runs smoothly for families, adults, and children of all ages. Help the community and volunteer to assist with distributing prizes, supervising game stations, selling tickets, and more! Sign up here to volunteer: https://www.jewishhowardcounty.org/Purim.

 

Israel Campus Engagement Fellowship

Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 400, Columbia

High school students can train to become Jewish leaders on their future college campuses! At the Israel Campus Engagement Fellowship, students become strong advocates for Israel and gain important advocacy, writing, and communications skills. Classes are led by Howard County's shaliach (Israeli emissary), Shay Rubinstein. To view the course syllabus or register, visit JewishHowardCounty.org/Fellowship.

 

Purim Palooza

Sunday, March 8, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM
Long Reach High School (6101 Old Dobbin Ln, Columbia)

Howard County’s Purim-themed carnival features games, prizes, a photo booth, face painting, an Israel Escape Room, food, and more! Purchase wristbands for unlimited games and activities either in advance or at the door. Find more information at JewishHowardCounty.org/Purim.

 

Around the World with Jewish Music: Then and Now!

Monday, March 9, 12:30-2:00 PM

HCC Monteabaro Recital Hall, HVPA Building

The HCC Jewish Group announces a very special musical program exploring Ashkenazic and Sephardic history, music, songs, languages, and traditions. Program open to all, but limited seating available. To ensure a seat, RSVP to Shay Rubinstein by Friday, March 6. This program is supported by the HCC English and World Services Division and the Jewish Federation of Howard County.

 

Federation’s Guys Night Out

Thursday, March 19, 6:00-9:00 pm

Lib’s Grill (8191 Maple Lawn Blvd, Fulton)

Guys 21+ are invited to join friends at Lib’s Grill and watch the first round of the NCAA tournament! ID required. RSVP by March 12 to sleavey@jewishhowardcounty.org. Co-chairs: Morey Kogul and Brian Avrunin.

 

Pop Up Shabbat & Shabbat Across Howard County

Friday and Shabbat, March 20-21

Various Locations

Looking for a way to celebrate Shabbat and get to know your Jewish neighbors? Community members are invited to Pop Up Shabbat, a fun, informal way to celebrate Shabbat and get to know your community. Sign up a host or guest, and we'll match you with the perfect fit for your Shabbat dinner! Pop Up Shabbat occurs alongside Shabbat Across Howard County, in which several local synagogues participate on March 20-21. More info at jewishhowardcounty.org/popupshabbat.

 

Yom HaShoah—75 Years Later: Our Stories of Survival, Loss, and Liberation

Monday, April 20, 6:00-8:15 PM

Temple Isaiah

Join the Howard County Jewish community to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day and share stories of liberators and those who were rescued by the Allied forces. Find complete information and schedule at jewishhowardcounty.org/yomhashoah.

 

 

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Friday Shabbat Services

February 20

 

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

♦ Friday, February 21, 7:30 PM, Shabbat Service at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring. 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

Torah on Tap —- Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 - 9:00 PM at the Watermark, 10001 Windstream Dr, Columbia, 21044.

 

Speaker Series at Shabbat Services on Friday, March 20, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

BC News

Speaker Series: the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Spy Case — at Shabbat Services on Friday, March 20
Join us at 7:30 PM for Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Kim Blumenthal, followed by a guest speaker. David Hatch is a National Security Agency historian who will discuss the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg spy case, including what declassified intelligence has revealed about their guilt.

February Yahrzeits

2/02

Aron Pollokoff

Beloved Brother of Gordon Pollokoff

7 Shevat

2/03

Royal Pollokoff

Beloved Father of Gordon Pollokoff

8 Shevat

2/04

Paul Freedman

Beloved Step-Father of Daniel Freedman

9 Shevat

2/07

Elmore Rosenthal

Beloved Father of Steven Rosenthal

12 Shevat

2/08

Anne V. Mason

Beloved Sister of Judy Schiffer

13 Shevat

2/11

Solomon Zeldin

Beloved Father of Marvin Zeldin

16 Shevat

2/12

Saidie Laiefsky

Beloved Grandmother of Karyn Gross

17 Shevat

2/17

Joseph Laiefsky

Beloved Grandfather of Karyn Gross

22 Shevat

2/20

Harold Gross

Beloved Father of Les Gross

25 Shevat

2/20

Isaac Aksman

Beloved Father of Sophie Novinsky

25 Shevat

2/20

Walter Zingman

Ben Zingman (relation unknown)

25 Shevat

2/22

Gertrude Rose Sinay

Beloved Mother of Jerald Sinay

27 Shevat

2/22

Rita Zingman

Beloved Mother of Ben Zingman

27 Shevat

2/25

Albert Silverman

Beloved Father of Stacey Berger

30 Shevat

2/26

Hannah Marker

Beloved Mother of David Marker

1 Adar II

 

Other Local Jewish Events

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Kol HaOlam 2020
The National Collegiate Jewish A Cappella Competition, Adas Israel Congregation

Saturday, February 29 from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Join Adas Israel for this wildly popular annual musical tradition... The National Collegiate Jewish A Cappella Championship Competition! 6 Powerhouse Jewish a cappella groups from colleges and universities around the country battle it out to be crowned #1 in American Jewish A Cappella. Competing groups include: Jewop (Wisconsin), Ketzev (Johns Hopkins), Kol HaKavod (Michigan), Koleinu (Princeton), Mezumenet (Maryland) and Rak Shalom (Maryland). Bonus performances by last year’s winner, Hooshir (Indiana) & special guest Shir Madness of CESJDS! Register at:

https://www.adasisrael.org/event/kol-haolam-registration1.html

 

Purim Palooza — Sunday, March 8, 2020, 10:30 AM -1:30 PM

Save the date for the Jewish Federation of Howard County's annual Purim celebration. Please note the new location: Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia.

 

This event is cash only, but wristbands can be purchased in advance by March 5th. Wristbands can be purchased now; see details at: https://www.jewishhowardcounty.org/purim

 

Federation News

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots

Select Fridays, September 6, 2019-June 5, 2020

Federation Office: 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 400, Columbia

Join PJ Library to celebrate Shabbat at a morning filled with singing, storytelling, and crafts! Make new friends and connect with other young Jewish families in Howard County! This circle of friends is for children ages birth-5 and their significant adults. $200 per family per school year. Register at Associated.org/ShabbatTots. For more information, contact Allison Weil.

 

Volunteer at Purim Palooza!

Howard County’s community Purim celebration is coming to Howard County on March 8, from 10:30 am-1:30 pm at Long Reach High School. We need YOUR help to ensure that Purim Palooza runs smoothly for families, adults, and children of all ages. Help the community and volunteer to assist with distributing prizes, supervising game stations, selling tickets, and more! Sign up here to volunteer: https://www.jewishhowardcounty.org/Purim.

 

Israel Campus Engagement Fellowship

Tuesdays, February 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 400, Columbia

High school students can train to become Jewish leaders on their future college campuses! At the Israel Campus Engagement Fellowship, students become strong advocates for Israel and gain important advocacy, writing, and communications skills. Classes are led by Howard County's shaliach (Israeli emissary), Shay Rubinstein. To view the course syllabus or register, visit JewishHowardCounty.org/Fellowship.

 

Purim Palooza

Sunday, March 8, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM
Long Reach High School (6101 Old Dobbin Ln, Columbia)

Howard County’s Purim-themed carnival features games, prizes, a photo booth, face painting, an Israel Escape Room, food, and more! Purchase wristbands for unlimited games and activities either in advance or at the door. Find more information at JewishHowardCounty.org/Purim.

 

Around the World with Jewish Music: Then and Now!

Monday, March 9, 12:30-2:00 PM

HCC Monteabaro Recital Hall, HVPA Building

The HCC Jewish Group announces a very special musical program exploring Ashkenazic and Sephardic history, music, songs, languages, and traditions. Program open to all, but limited seating available. To ensure a seat, RSVP to Shay Rubinstein by Friday, March 6. This program is supported by the HCC English and World Services Division and the Jewish Federation of Howard County.

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Shabbat Services

February 14

 

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

Saturday, February 15, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

 

♦ Friday, February 21, 7:30 PM, Shabbat Service at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring. 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

Speaker Series at Shabbat Services on Friday, March 20, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

BC News

Bet Chaverim's First Journey To Israel — February 9 - 20

Rabbi Blumenthal is leading BC's first Exploring Israel Adventure (February 9-20) for congregants and their families. This trip, planned nearly one year ago, is designed for both first-time visitors to Israel and those who haven’t been there recently.


To Rabbi Blumenthal and the group—Sharon and Danny Freedman, Claudette and Robert Jacobs, Sue and Marty Leshin, and Suzy and Matt Wheeler—we say: "tsaiskhem l'shalom uboakhem l'shalom" (צאתכם לשלום ובואכם לשלום; may your going be to peace and your coming be to peace—i.e., may both your departure and your arrival be safe). We hope you have the trip of a lifetime, and return to share your impressions with us.

 

 

Speaker Series: the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Spy Case — at Shabbat Services on Friday, March 20
Join us at 7:30 PM for Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Kim Blumenthal, followed by a guest speaker. David Hatch is a National Security Agency historian who will discuss the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg spy case, including what declassified intelligence has revealed about their guilt.

February Yahrzeits

2/02

Aron Pollokoff

Beloved Brother of Gordon Pollokoff

7 Shevat

2/03

Royal Pollokoff

Beloved Father of Gordon Pollokoff

8 Shevat

2/04

Paul Freedman

Beloved Step-Father of Daniel Freedman

9 Shevat

2/07

Elmore Rosenthal

Beloved Father of Steven Rosenthal

12 Shevat

2/08

Anne V. Mason

Beloved Sister of Judy Schiffer

13 Shevat

2/11

Solomon Zeldin

Beloved Father of Marvin Zeldin

16 Shevat

2/12

Saidie Laiefsky

Beloved Grandmother of Karyn Gross

17 Shevat

2/17

Joseph Laiefsky

Beloved Grandfather of Karyn Gross

22 Shevat

2/20

Harold Gross

Beloved Father of Les Gross

25 Shevat

2/20

Isaac Aksman

Beloved Father of Sophie Novinsky

25 Shevat

2/20

Walter Zingman

Ben Zingman (relation unknown)

25 Shevat

2/22

Gertrude Rose Sinay

Beloved Mother of Jerald Sinay

27 Shevat

2/22

Rita Zingman

Beloved Mother of Ben Zingman

27 Shevat

2/25

Albert Silverman

Beloved Father of Stacey Berger

30 Shevat

2/26

Hannah Marker

Beloved Mother of David Marker

1 Adar II

 

Other Local Jewish Events

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Kol HaOlam 2020
The National Collegiate Jewish A Cappella Competition, Adas Israel Congregation

Saturday, February 29 from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Join Adas Israel for this wildly popular annual musical tradition... The National Collegiate Jewish A Cappella Championship Competition! 6 Powerhouse Jewish a cappella groups from colleges and universities around the country battle it out to be crowned #1 in American Jewish A Cappella. Competing groups include: Jewop (Wisconsin), Ketzev (Johns Hopkins), Kol HaKavod (Michigan), Koleinu (Princeton), Mezumenet (Maryland) and Rak Shalom (Maryland). Bonus performances by last year’s winner, Hooshir (Indiana) & special guest Shir Madness of CESJDS! Register at:

https://www.adasisrael.org/event/kol-haolam-registration1.html

 

Purim Palooza — Sunday, March 8, 2020, 10:30 AM -1:30 PM

Save the date for the Jewish Federation of Howard County's annual Purim celebration. Please note the new location: Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia.

 

This event is cash only, but wristbands can be purchased in advance by March 5th. Wristbands can be purchased now; see details at: https://www.jewishhowardcounty.org/purim

 

Federation News

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots

Select Fridays, September 6, 2019-June 5, 2020

Federation Office: 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 400, Columbia

Join PJ Library to celebrate Shabbat at a morning filled with singing, storytelling, and crafts! Make new friends and connect with other young Jewish families in Howard County! This circle of friends is for children ages birth-5 and their significant adults. $200 per family per school year. Register at Associated.org/ShabbatTots. For more information, contact Allison Weil.

 

Volunteer at Purim Palooza!

Howard County’s community Purim celebration is coming to Howard County on March 8, from 10:30 am-1:30 pm at Long Reach High School. We need YOUR help to ensure that Purim Palooza runs smoothly for families, adults, and children of all ages. Help the community and volunteer to assist with distributing prizes, supervising game stations, selling tickets, and more! Sign up here to volunteer: https://www.jewishhowardcounty.org/Purim.

 

 

Maryland Jewish Advocacy Day

Tuesday, February 18, 4:30 PM
Miller Senate Office Building (11 Bladen Street, Rooms West I, Annapolis)

Join the Maryland Jewish community, with Howard County's Jewish Community Relations Council, the Baltimore Jewish Council, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington for Advocacy Day in Annapolis. Meet directly with your elected representatives and be an advocate for the Jewish community. RSVP at: baltjc.org/advocacyday20.


Israel Campus Engagement Fellowship

Tuesdays, February 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 400, Columbia

High school students can train to become Jewish leaders on their future college campuses! At the Israel Campus Engagement Fellowship, students become strong advocates for Israel and gain important advocacy, writing, and communications skills. Classes are led by Howard County's shaliach (Israeli emissary), Shay Rubinstein. To view the course syllabus or register, visit JewishHowardCounty.org/Fellowship.

 

Purim Palooza

Sunday, March 8, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM
Long Reach High School (6101 Old Dobbin Ln, Columbia)

Howard County’s Purim-themed carnival features games, prizes, a photo booth, face painting, an Israel Escape Room, food, and more! Purchase wristbands for unlimited games and activities either in advance or at the door. Find more information at JewishHowardCounty.org/Purim.

 

Around the World with Jewish Music: Then and Now!

Monday, March 9, 12:30-2:00 PM

HCC Monteabaro Recital Hall, HVPA Building

The HCC Jewish Group announces a very special musical program exploring Ashkenazic and Sephardic history, music, songs, languages, and traditions. Program open to all, but limited seating available. To ensure a seat, RSVP to Shay Rubinstein by Friday, March 6. This program is supported by the HCC English and World Services Division and the Jewish Federation of Howard County.

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Tu B'Shevat Family-Friendly Services and Ice Cream Social

February 6

 

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

♦ Friday, February 7, 7:00 PM, Tu B'Shevat Family-Friendly Service and Ice Cream Social at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring. 

 

Saturday, February 15, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

 

♦ Friday, February 21, 7:30 PM, Shabbat Service at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring. 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

Speaker Series at Shabbat Services on Friday, March 20, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

BC News

Tu B'Shevat Family-Friendly Service and Ice Cream Social—Friday, February 7th
Join Bet Chaverim Congregation for a family-friendly Shabbat, beginning at 7:00 PM on Friday, February 7. We will be wishing a "Happy New Year" to the trees for Tu B'Shevat. Tu B'Shevat marks the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep. Share in our ice cream Oneg, where the colors and flavors of the ice cream represent the seasons.
 
 
 
Bet Chaverim's First Journey To Israel — February 9 - 20

Rabbi Blumenthal is leading BC's first Exploring Israel Adventure (February 9-20) for congregants and their families. This trip, planned nearly one year ago, is designed for both first-time visitors to Israel and those who haven’t been there recently.


To Rabbi Blumenthal and the group—Sharon and Danny Freedman, Claudette and Robert Jacobs, Sue and Marty Leshin, and Suzy and Matt Wheeler—we say: "tsaiskhem l'shalom uboakhem l'shalom" (צאתכם לשלום ובואכם לשלום; may your going be to peace and your coming be to peace—i.e., may both your departure and your arrival be safe). We hope you have the trip of a lifetime, and return to share your impressions with us.

 

 

Speaker Series: the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Spy Case — at Shabbat Services on Friday, March 20
Join us at 7:30 PM for Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Kim Blumenthal, followed by a guest speaker. David Hatch is a National Security Agency historian who will discuss the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg spy case, including what declassified intelligence has revealed about their guilt.

February Yahrzeits

2/02

Aron Pollokoff

Beloved Brother of Gordon Pollokoff

7 Shevat

2/03

Royal Pollokoff

Beloved Father of Gordon Pollokoff

8 Shevat

2/04

Paul Freedman

Beloved Step-Father of Daniel Freedman

9 Shevat

2/07

Elmore Rosenthal

Beloved Father of Steven Rosenthal

12 Shevat

2/08

Anne V. Mason

Beloved Sister of Judy Schiffer

13 Shevat

2/11

Solomon Zeldin

Beloved Father of Marvin Zeldin

16 Shevat

2/12

Saidie Laiefsky

Beloved Grandmother of Karyn Gross

17 Shevat

2/17

Joseph Laiefsky

Beloved Grandfather of Karyn Gross

22 Shevat

2/20

Harold Gross

Beloved Father of Les Gross

25 Shevat

2/20

Isaac Aksman

Beloved Father of Sophie Novinsky

25 Shevat

2/20

Walter Zingman

Ben Zingman (relation unknown)

25 Shevat

2/22

Gertrude Rose Sinay

Beloved Mother of Jerald Sinay

27 Shevat

2/22

Rita Zingman

Beloved Mother of Ben Zingman

27 Shevat

2/25

Albert Silverman

Beloved Father of Stacey Berger

30 Shevat

2/26

Hannah Marker

Beloved Mother of David Marker

1 Adar II

 

Other Local Jewish Events

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Kol HaOlam 2020
The National Collegiate Jewish A Cappella Competition, Adas Israel Congregation

Saturday, February 29 from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Join Adas Israel for this wildly popular annual musical tradition... The National Collegiate Jewish A Cappella Championship Competition! 6 Powerhouse Jewish a cappella groups from colleges and universities around the country battle it out to be crowned #1 in American Jewish A Cappella. Competing groups include: Jewop (Wisconsin), Ketzev (Johns Hopkins), Kol HaKavod (Michigan), Koleinu (Princeton), Mezumenet (Maryland) and Rak Shalom (Maryland). Bonus performances by last year’s winner, Hooshir (Indiana) & special guest Shir Madness of CESJDS! Register at:

https://www.adasisrael.org/event/kol-haolam-registration1.html

 

Purim Palooza — Sunday, March 8, 2020, 10:30 AM -1:30 PM

Save the date for the Jewish Federation of Howard County's annual Purim celebration. Please note the new location: Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia.

 

This event is cash only, but wristbands can be purchased in advance by March 5th. Wristbands can be purchased now; see details at: https://www.jewishhowardcounty.org/purim

 

Federation News

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots

Select Fridays, September 6, 2019-June 5, 2020

Federation Office: 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 400, Columbia

Join PJ Library to celebrate Shabbat at a morning filled with singing, storytelling, and crafts! Make new friends and connect with other young Jewish families in Howard County! This circle of friends is for children ages birth-5 and their significant adults. $200 per family per school year. Register at Associated.org/ShabbatTots. For more information, contact Allison Weil.

 

Volunteer at Purim Palooza!

Howard County’s community Purim celebration is coming to Howard County on March 8, from 10:30 am-1:30 pm at Long Reach High School. We need YOUR help to ensure that Purim Palooza runs smoothly for families, adults, and children of all ages. Help the community and volunteer to assist with distributing prizes, supervising game stations, selling tickets, and more! Sign up here to volunteer: https://www.jewishhowardcounty.org/Purim.


Israel Café Lunch ‘N Learn: Current Events

Wednesday, February 12, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 100, Columbia

Get to know Israel through the eyes of an Israeli! Join shaliach (Israeli emissary) Shay Rubinstein for an Israel Café lecture series on current events in Israel. Hear the latest analysis of the Israeli elections, Israel’s security, and Israeli society and culture. Bring a brown bag lunch—we’ll provide the dessert and drinks. Program is free, but advance registration is required. More information at JewishHowardCounty.org/IsraelCafe.

 

Israel Café @ Night: Current Events

Wednesday, February 12, 7:00-8:30 PM

10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 400, Columbia

Get to know Israel through the eyes of an Israeli! Join shaliach (Israeli emissary) Shay Rubinstein for an Israel Café lecture series on current events in Israel. Hear the latest analysis of the Israeli elections, Israel’s security, and Israeli society and culture. Snacks and drinks provided. Program is free, but advance registration is required. More information at: JewishHowardCounty.org/IsraelCafe.

 

Maryland Jewish Advocacy Day

Tuesday, February 18, 4:30 PM
Miller Senate Office Building (11 Bladen Street, Rooms West I, Annapolis)

Join the Maryland Jewish community, with Howard County's Jewish Community Relations Council, the Baltimore Jewish Council, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington for Advocacy Day in Annapolis. Meet directly with your elected representatives and be an advocate for the Jewish community. RSVP at: baltjc.org/advocacyday20.


Israel Campus Engagement Fellowship

Tuesdays, February 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 400, Columbia

High school students can train to become Jewish leaders on their future college campuses! At the Israel Campus Engagement Fellowship, students become strong advocates for Israel and gain important advocacy, writing, and communications skills. Classes are led by Howard County's shaliach (Israeli emissary), Shay Rubinstein. To view the course syllabus or register, visit JewishHowardCounty.org/Fellowship.

 

Purim Palooza

Sunday, March 8, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM
Long Reach High School (6101 Old Dobbin Ln, Columbia)

Howard County’s Purim-themed carnival features games, prizes, a photo booth, face painting, an Israel Escape Room, food, and more! Purchase wristbands for unlimited games and activities either in advance or at the door. Find more information at JewishHowardCounty.org/Purim.

 

Around the World with Jewish Music: Then and Now!

Monday, March 9, 12:30-2:00 PM

HCC Monteabaro Recital Hall, HVPA Building

The HCC Jewish Group announces a very special musical program exploring Ashkenazic and Sephardic history, music, songs, languages, and traditions. Program open to all, but limited seating available. To ensure a seat, RSVP to Shay Rubinstein by Friday, March 6. This program is supported by the HCC English and World Services Division and the Jewish Federation of Howard County.

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Shabbat Services on Saturday--Help Ensure A Minyan

January 31

 

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

Saturday, February 1, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

 

♦ Friday, February 7, 7:00 PM, Tu B'Shevat Family-Friendly Service and Ice Cream Social at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring. 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

Speaker Series at Shabbat Services on Friday, March 20, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

BC News

Shabbat Services and Interactive Discussion Regarding Possible Relocation to St. John's Chutch—Saturday, February 1st
Please join us for Shabbat services on February 1st when we will hold another open and frank discussion on the potential move of future religious services to St. John's Church. We strongly encourage all Congregants to attend and voice their opinions.  Synagogue Leadership wants to hear all opinions—both positive and negative—from the Congregation.
 
Tu B'Shevat Family-Friendly Service and Ice Cream Social—Friday, February 7th
Join Bet Chaverim Congregation for a family-friendly Shabbat, beginning at 7:00 PM on Friday, February 7. We will be wishing a "Happy New Year" to the trees for Tu B'Shevat. Tu B'Shevat marks the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep. Share in our ice cream Oneg, where the colors and flavors of the ice cream represent the seasons.
 

Other Local Jewish Events

  Kol HaOlam 2020
The National Collegiate Jewish A Cappella Competition, Adas Israel Congregation
Saturday, February 29 from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Join Adas Israel for this wildly popular annual musical tradition... The National Collegiate Jewish A Cappella Championship Competition! 6 Powerhouse Jewish a cappella groups from colleges and universities around the country battle it out to be crowned #1 in American Jewish A Cappella. Competing groups include: Jewop (Wisconsin), Ketzev (Johns Hopkins), Kol HaKavod (Michigan), Koleinu (Princeton), Mezumenet (Maryland) and Rak Shalom (Maryland). Bonus performances by last year’s winner, Hooshir (Indiana) & special guest Shir Madness of CESJDS! Register at:
https://www.adasisrael.org/event/kol-haolam-registration1.html

 

Purim Palooza — Sunday, March 8, 2020, 10:30 AM -1:30 PM

Save the date for the Jewish Federation of Howard County's annual Purim celebration. Please note the new location: Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia.

 

This event is cash only, but wristbands can be purchased in advance by March 5th. Wristbands can be purchased now; see details at:

https://www.jewishhowardcounty.org/purim

January Yahrzeits

1/31

Henry Sweet

Beloved Father of Sue Schaffer

5 Shevat

 

February Yahrzeits

2/02

Aron Pollokoff

Beloved Brother of Gordon Pollokoff

7 Shevat

2/03

Royal Pollokoff

Beloved Father of Gordon Pollokoff

8 Shevat

2/04

Paul Freedman

Beloved Step-Father of Daniel Freedman

9 Shevat

2/07

Elmore Rosenthal

Beloved Father of Steven Rosenthal

12 Shevat

2/08

Anne V. Mason

Beloved Sister of Judy Schiffer

13 Shevat

2/11

Solomon Zeldin

Beloved Father of Marvin Zeldin

16 Shevat

2/12

Saidie Laiefsky

Beloved Grandmother of Karyn Gross

17 Shevat

2/17

Joseph Laiefsky

Beloved Grandfather of Karyn Gross

22 Shevat

2/20

Harold Gross

Beloved Father of Les Gross

25 Shevat

2/20

Isaac Aksman

Beloved Father of Sophie Novinsky

25 Shevat

2/20

Walter Zingman

Ben Zingman (relation unknown)

25 Shevat

2/22

Gertrude Rose Sinay

Beloved Mother of Jerald Sinay

27 Shevat

2/22

Rita Zingman

Beloved Mother of Ben Zingman

27 Shevat