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Shabbat Services Tomorrow; Board & Social Action Committee Meetings This Week

October 11

 

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

Saturday, October 12, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center.

 

 

 

Other Events: 

 

Board Meeting  October 14, (;00 - 11:00 AM, Oakland Mills High School.

 

Social Action/Green Committee Meeting October 16, 7:00PM, at the home of David and Mary Marker, 7131 Willow Brook Way, Columbia 21046.

 

SUKKOT Services in the Sukkah. TBD

 

SHEMINI ATZERET/YIZKOR AND SIMCHAT TORAH Monday, October 21st

 

The News

Good News From the Goldmans

Vivian Goldman indicates that Stuart & she are home from the hospital, and Stuart is resting.  He'll return to his doctors for additional diagnostics next week.

 
Social Action/Green Committee Update & Meeting Announcement
Thank you to everyone who brought food and supplies to donate to the Howard County Food Bank, we donated 42 lbs! Watch for our next food drive, before Passover (clean out your chumitz)
 
We need your help to plan future events, please join us for the next meeting of the Social Action/Green Committee, Wednesday evening, October 16th, 7:00PM, at the home of David and Mary Marker, 7131 Willow Brook Way, Columbia 21046. Email DMMarker@Comcast.net if you have any questions.
 

BCRS Programming and Registration for 2019-2020

BCRS registration is open for the 2019-2020 school year! We have lots of great things planned for next school year. Here is the link to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/BCRS-2019-Registration

 

 

Bowling League 2019-2020 - September 22

The League meets at Columbia Lanes one Sunday per month. For questions or assistance, please contact Steven Bloom at 410-531-8535.

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

The Federation has started planning it's 5th Annual Challah Bake. They are excited to bring together the women of Jewish Howard County on December 5th.  This event is the single largest gathering of Jewish women in the area.

 

If you are interested in representing Bet Chaverim on the Federation's planning committee, please contact Phil Rogofsky at  progofsky@yahoo.com or 410-627-1074.

 

 

Yahrzeits

 

October Yahrzeits

10/1

Minnie Goldman

Beloved Mother of Stu Goldman

2 Tishrei

10/5

Toby Gilda Cohen

Beloved Mother of Risa Kipnis

6 Tishrei

10/19

Rachel Sarah Kipnis

Beloved Daughter of Risa & Jon Kipnis

20 Tishrei

10/21

Frances Rossman

Beloved Mother of Henry Rossman

22 Tishrei

10/26

Gilda Fridkis

Beloved Mother of Jay Fridkis

27 Tishrei

10/26

Donald Eli Witkin

Beloved Father of Lynn Witkin-Weinstein

27 Tishrei

10/28

Irving Berger

Beloved Father of Marc Berger

29 Tishrei

10/30

Linda Bloom

Beloved Mother of Steven Bloom

1 Cheshvan

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.

 

 

Fed Live! Laugh It Up

Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm

Ten Oaks Ballroom: 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville

This year’s Fed Live! brings the laughs with comedian Joel Chasnoff! Join us for a hilarious evening of hip, clever stand-up comedy as we honor these outstanding Jewish leaders in our community: Deborah Greenberg, Jacques Fein Tikkun Olam; Barbara & Robert Hurwitz, Avodah Distinguished Service; Annie & Eric McCormick, Young Leadership; and Delana Stanfield, Community Builder. To purchase tickets or buy an ad in honor of an awardee, visit JewishHowardCounty.org/FedLive. 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 Tonight. Tashlich, Kol Nidre, & Yom Kippur This Week

October 4

 

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

Friday, October 4, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center. PLEASE BRING DONATIONS FOR OUR HOLIDAY FOOD AND PRODUCT DRIVE (NON-PERISHABLE FOOD & TOILETRIES, DIAPERS, ETC.) THAT OUR SOCIAL ACTION/GREEN COMMITTEE IS LEADING TO BENEFIT THE HOWARD COUNTY FOOD BANK

 

 

Holiday Information

 

 

Gmar Chatima Tova.

May You Be Inscribed and Sealed for a Good Year.

 

 

HIGH HOLIDAY REMINDERS

High Holiday tickets have been mailed. If you have not received yours, please call Phil Rogofsky immediately at 410-627-1074.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR HOLIDAY MACHZORIM.

 

 

SCHEDULE for 5780

 

TASHLICH Sunday, October 6th (only), at Lake Kittamaqundi Pavilion near Clydes. Please bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the lake at approximately 12:30 PM, followed by a brief service and program.

 

Cheryle Franceschi will be talking about the environment and conservation. She is a local environmental educator who just finished her film Conservation Kids about teaching children to appreciate nature. The film can be streamed at Conservation Kids – A Green STEM Documentary. B.Y.O.B. – Bring Your Own Bread (and cast away your sins).

 

KOL NIDRE—Tuesday, October 8th, 6:15 PM (SHARP) at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045.

 

 

YOM KIPPUR—Wednesday, October 9th, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045.

 

9:00 AM Preliminary Service

10:00 AM Morning Service

10:30 AM Junior Congregation

11:45 AM Yizkor

Noon Musaf

 

10 AM - 1:00 PM Babysitting

 

4:45 PM Mincha

5:45 PM Ne'ilah

7:15 PM Havdalah/ Shofar Blasts

 

SUKKOT Services in the Sukkah. TBD

 

SHEMINI ATZERET/YIZKOR AND SIMCHAT TORAH Monday, October 21st

 

The News

BCRS Programming and Registration for 2019-2020

BCRS registration is open for the 2019-2020 school year! We have lots of great things planned for next school year. Here is the link to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/BCRS-2019-Registration

 

 

Bowling League 2019-2020 - September 22

The League meets at Columbia Lanes one Sunday per month. For questions or assistance, please contact Steven Bloom at 410-531-8535.

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

The Federation has started planning it's 5th Annual Challah Bake. They are excited to bring together the women of Jewish Howard County on December 5th.  This event is the single largest gathering of Jewish women in the area.

 

If you are interested in representing Bet Chaverim on the Federation's planning committee, please contact Phil Rogofsky at  progofsky@yahoo.com or 410-627-1074.

 

 

Yahrzeits

 

October Yahrzeits

10/1

Minnie Goldman

Beloved Mother of Stu Goldman

2 Tishrei

10/5

Toby Gilda Cohen

Beloved Mother of Risa Kipnis

6 Tishrei

10/19

Rachel Sarah Kipnis

Beloved Daughter of Risa & Jon Kipnis

20 Tishrei

10/21

Frances Rossman

Beloved Mother of Henry Rossman

22 Tishrei

10/26

Gilda Fridkis

Beloved Mother of Jay Fridkis

27 Tishrei

10/26

Donald Eli Witkin

Beloved Father of Lynn Witkin-Weinstein

27 Tishrei

10/28

Irving Berger

Beloved Father of Marc Berger

29 Tishrei

10/30

Linda Bloom

Beloved Mother of Steven Bloom

1 Cheshvan

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.

 

 
How the US and Israel Combat Iran's Regional Threat
Monday, October 7, 1:30-3:00 PM
Vantage Point
Join retired US Army Colonel Alfred Biegel and shaliach (Israeli emissary) Shay Rubinstein for a joint lecture on the implications of US and Israeli efforts against Iranian threats

 

Fed Live! Laugh It Up

Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm

Ten Oaks Ballroom: 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville

This year’s Fed Live! brings the laughs with comedian Joel Chasnoff! Join us for a hilarious evening of hip, clever stand-up comedy as we honor these outstanding Jewish leaders in our community: Deborah Greenberg, Jacques Fein Tikkun Olam; Barbara & Robert Hurwitz, Avodah Distinguished Service; Annie & Eric McCormick, Young Leadership; and Delana Stanfield, Community Builder. To purchase tickets or buy an ad in honor of an awardee, visit JewishHowardCounty.org/FedLive. 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 and Holiday Services

September 27

 

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

Saturday, September 28, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

 

Holiday Information

 

 

https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/l-shana-tova-2017.jpg

May You Be Inscribed and Sealed for a Good Year

 

HIGH HOLIDAY REMINDERS

High Holiday tickets have been mailed. If you have not received yours, please call Phil Rogofsky immediately at 410-627-1074.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR HOLIDAY MACHZORIM AND DONATIONS FOR OUR HOLIDAY FOOD AND PRODUCT DRIVE (NON-PERISHABLE FOOD & TOILETRIES, DIAPERS, ETC.) THAT OUR SOCIAL ACTION/GREEN COMMITTEE IS LEADING TO BENEFIT THE HOWARD COUNTY FOOD BANK. DONATIONS WILL BE COLLECTED BOTH DAYS OF ROSH HASHANAH AND SHABBAT SHUVA.

 

 

SCHEDULE for 5780

ROSH HASHANAH — Monday and Tuesday, September 30th and October 1st, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045.

 

9:00 AM Preliminary Service

10:00 AM Morning Service

10:30 AM Junior Congregation

Noon Musaf

 

10 AM - 1:00 PM Babysitting

 

TASHLICH Sunday, October 6th (only), at Lake Kittamaqundi Pavilion near Clydes. Please bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the lake at approximately 12:30 PM, followed by a brief service and program.

 

Cheryle Franceschi will be talking about the environment and conservation. She is a local environmental educator who just finished her film Conservation Kids about teaching children to appreciate nature. The film can be streamed at Conservation Kids – A Green STEM Documentary. B.Y.O.B. – Bring Your Own Bread (and cast away your sins).

 

KOL NIDRE—Tuesday, October 8th, 6:15 PM (SHARP) at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045.

 

 

YOM KIPPUR—Wednesday, October 9th, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045.

 

9:00 AM Preliminary Service

10:00 AM Morning Service

10:30 AM Junior Congregation

11:45 AM Yizkor

Noon Musaf

 

10 AM - 1:00 PM Babysitting

 

4:45 PM Mincha

5:45 PM Ne'ilah

7:15 PM Havdalah/ Shofar Blasts

 

SUKKOT Services in the Sukkah. TBD

 

SHEMINI ATZERET/YIZKOR AND SIMCHAT TORAH Monday, October 21st

 

The News

 

BCRS Programming and Registration for 2019-2020

BCRS registration is open for the 2019-2020 school year! We have lots of great things planned for next school year. Here is the link to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/BCRS-2019-Registration

 

 

Bowling League 2019-2020 - September 22

The League will meet at Columbia Lanes on the following Sunday dates at 9:00 AM: September 22, October 20, November 3, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 8, April 5, & May 3.

 

For questions or assistance, please contact Steven Bloom at 410-531-8535.

 

 

New Processes for Using BC Website and Making Payments

This week BC  implemented new processes that enable members to use our Bet Chaverim portal for updating their membership information and making payments. At this point, members should have received invoices that went out by email this past week. ALL payments, whether by credit card or check (e-check/ACH) should be processed through the web portal.  Congregants can make donations/payments for ALL activities through the portal. 

 

As indicated in the emailed invoices, we are excited to be using our Bet Chaverim web portal and "ShulCloud" software for payments this year. Full and partial payments may be made using credit cards or e-checks (ACH) via the web site, including setting up your payment schedule if selected.  To pay your invoice, as well as update your family information and stay in touch with congregational news, please visit our web site:  www.bet-chaverim.org.  Select “Login” in the upper right corner and enter your email address (use the same as this email message).  If you cannot remember your password, or if you have not yet setup your account, please select the “Forgot Password” link to establish your login credentials.  If you have any difficulties with this process, please contact Henry Rossman (henryrossman@verizon.net) or Jay Fridkis (jayfridkis@alum.mit.edu) for guidance and assistance.

 

If you prefer to send your dues payment by regular mail, please send your check to Stuart Goldman at the address below. Payments for other items associated with High Holiday activities described in this year's information packet should be processed according to those instructions (or make online payments via our web portal).

 

Please note that we have recently received several check payments (by mail) for dues and other donations; please be patient as we post these payments to your account over the next few weeks.

 

PLEASE NOTE that if you are requesting an adjustment to your dues for special circumstances, you must get in touch with Stuart prior to September 1, 2019, to ensure that we can agree on appropriate accommodations and get your family's High Holiday tickets distributed in a timely fashion. Also, please contact Stuart if you believe any of the dues information is incorrect (such as family/dues structure) -- other information regarding your family and membership account can be updated directly using the web portal.  

 

Contact information for Stuart I. Goldman, Treasurer:
10001 Windstream Drive, #302
Columbia, MD 21044
E-mail: Sgoldman302@verizon.net
Phone: 410-730-1930

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

The Federation has started planning it's 5th Annual Challah Bake. They are excited to bring together the women of Jewish Howard County on December 5th.  This event is the single largest gathering of Jewish women in the area.

 

The Federation's Challah Bake committee would like to partner with the women’s groups/sisterhoods of each local congregation in planning this energizing and engaging program. Consequently, they have asked us to recruit a Bet Chaverim volunteer to serve on the committee with women representing other local congregations. Bet Chevarim can only benefit from the partnership and exposure! 

 

If you are interested in representing Bet Chaverim on the Federation's planning committee, please contact Phil Rogofsky at  progofsky@yahoo.com or 410-627-1074.

 

 

Yahrzeits

September Yahrzeits

9/6

Myer Goldstein

Beloved Father of Susan Wheeler

6 Elul

9/9

Milton Fried

Beloved Father of Debbie Rubin

9 Elul

9/9

Herbert Rubin

Beloved Father of Jeff Rubin

9 Elul

9/12

Helen Konel

Beloved Mother of Ivy Konel

12 Elul

9/21

Lois Glaros

Beloved Mother of Greg Glaros

21 Elul

9/21

Charles M. Solomon

Beloved Father of Glenn Solomon

21 Elul

9/23

Edward Fishman

Beloved Father of Jodi Fishman

23 Elul

9/23

Scott Rappaport

Beloved Son of Naomi Rappaport

23 Elul

9/24 

Murray Rogofsky

Beloved Father of Phil Rogofsky

24 Elul

9/25 

Mary K. Deitz

Beloved Mother of Sharon Sinay

25 Elul

9/25

Harold Fishkin

Beloved Father of Michelle Levine

25 Elul

9/27

Sylvia Resnicoff

Beloved Aunt of Jay Fridkis

27 Elul

9/29 

Joseph Marker  

Beloved Father of David Marker

29 Elul

 

 

October Yahrzeits

10/1

Minnie Goldman

Beloved Mother of Stu Goldman

2 Tishrei

10/5

Toby Gilda Cohen

Beloved Mother of Risa Kipnis

6 Tishrei

10/19

Rachel Sarah Kipnis

Beloved Daughter of Risa & Jon Kipnis

20 Tishrei

10/21

Frances Rossman

Beloved Mother of Henry Rossman

22 Tishrei

10/26

Gilda Fridkis

Beloved Mother of Jay Fridkis

27 Tishrei

10/26

Donald Eli Witkin

Beloved Father of Lynn Witkin-Weinstein

27 Tishrei

10/28

Irving Berger

Beloved Father of Marc Berger

29 Tishrei

10/30

Linda Bloom

Beloved Mother of Steven Bloom

1 Cheshvan

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.

 

Fed Live! Laugh It Up

Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm

Ten Oaks Ballroom: 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville

This year’s Fed Live! brings the laughs with comedian Joel Chasnoff! Join us for a hilarious evening of hip, clever stand-up comedy as we honor these outstanding Jewish leaders in our community: Deborah Greenberg, Jacques Fein Tikkun Olam; Barbara & Robert Hurwitz, Avodah Distinguished Service; Annie & Eric McCormick, Young Leadership; and Delana Stanfield, Community Builder. To purchase tickets or buy an ad in honor of an awardee, visit JewishHowardCounty.org/FedLive. 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

 

Prospective Members Shabbat Program and Selichot Services

September 19

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

Friday, September 20, 6:45 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Saturday, September 28, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Holiday Services: 

 

SELICHOT — Saturday, September 21, Hawthorn Center at 8:30 PM

 

ROSH HASHANAH — Monday and Tuesday, September 30th and October 1st, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045

    

TASHLICH — Sunday, October 6th.  Location and Time TBD

 

KOL NIDRE Tuesday, October 8th,  6:15 PM SHARP, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045

 

YOM KIPPUR Wednesday, October 9th, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045

 

SUKKOT Services in the Sukkah. TBD

 

SHEMINI ATZERET/YIZKOR AND SIMCHAT TORAH — Monday, October 21st

 

The News

Prospective Members Shabbat - Friday, September 20 at 6:45 PM

This Friday, September 20th, is our Prospective Members Shabbat.  The program will start at 6:45 PM, with services starting at 7:00 PM, followed by a very nice Oneg. 

We encourage all congregants to attend, and are asking your help in getting the word out to any individuals who might be in search of Jewish Home.  Please bring anyone you know who may be considering joining a Shul.  Also, please spread the word through social media if you have an active presence there. 

 

We are looking forward to seeing you Friday. Shabbat Shalom!!

 

Selichot - Saturday, September 21

Please join us Saturday evening at 8:30 PM at the Hawthorn Center for our annual Selichot Service. The Service will include traditional Selichot prayers, text study, and reflections in preparation for the New Year.

 

High Holiday Information

The Holidays are just around the Corner. We are extending the deadline the Book of Remembrance submissions till September 22nd. Please complete the on-line form Yizkor Book of Remembrance 2019 - Form - Bet Chaverim or send your names along with the appropriate donation to Stuart Goldman, Treasurer, no later than September 22nd.

 

There are still some ushering slot that are open. If you are able to be an usher, contact Robert Jacobs at betchaverim.business@gmail.com by September 25th.

 

BCRS Programming and Registration for 2019-2020

Programming:

The Youth and Education Committee would like to create a calendar full of get togethers and outings for the children in our Bet Chaverim Community. We look forward to scheduling events for all ages (K-12), but first we need to come up with the events!

 

If you would be willing to help us create these plans, please reply and let us know your best days/times to grab some coffee and discuss. Let's create a community within our Congregation where our kids feel fulfilled and connected. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

 

Please let us know if you are available to meet this Sunday, September 22, at Oakland Mills High School before BCRS pick-up at 11:00. RSVP to:

  • Jamie Biegeleisen   jscoop5@yahoo.com
  • Jarrett Reid              jarrett@reidhome.com

 

Registration:

BCRS registration is open for the 2019-2020 school year! We have lots of great things planned for next school year. Here is the link to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/BCRS-2019-Registration

 

 

Bowling League 2019-2020 - September 22

The League will meet at Columbia Lanes on the following Sunday dates at 9:00 AM: September 22, October 20, November 3, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 8, April 5, & May 3.

 

For questions or assistance, please contact Steven Bloom at 410-531-8535.

 

 

New Processes for Using BC Website and Making Payments

This week BC  implemented new processes that enable members to use our Bet Chaverim portal for updating their membership information and making payments. At this point, members should have received invoices that went out by email this past week. ALL payments, whether by credit card or check (e-check/ACH) should be processed through the web portal.  Congregants can make donations/payments for ALL activities through the portal. 

 

As indicated in the emailed invoices, we are excited to be using our Bet Chaverim web portal and "ShulCloud" software for payments this year. Full and partial payments may be made using credit cards or e-checks (ACH) via the web site, including setting up your payment schedule if selected.  To pay your invoice, as well as update your family information and stay in touch with congregational news, please visit our web site:  www.bet-chaverim.org.  Select “Login” in the upper right corner and enter your email address (use the same as this email message).  If you cannot remember your password, or if you have not yet setup your account, please select the “Forgot Password” link to establish your login credentials.  If you have any difficulties with this process, please contact Henry Rossman (henryrossman@verizon.net) or Jay Fridkis (jayfridkis@alum.mit.edu) for guidance and assistance.

 

If you prefer to send your dues payment by regular mail, please send your check to Stuart Goldman at the address below. Payments for other items associated with High Holiday activities described in this year's information packet should be processed according to those instructions (or make online payments via our web portal).

 

Please note that we have recently received several check payments (by mail) for dues and other donations; please be patient as we post these payments to your account over the next few weeks.

 

PLEASE NOTE that if you are requesting an adjustment to your dues for special circumstances, you must get in touch with Stuart prior to September 1, 2019, to ensure that we can agree on appropriate accommodations and get your family's High Holiday tickets distributed in a timely fashion. Also, please contact Stuart if you believe any of the dues information is incorrect (such as family/dues structure) -- other information regarding your family and membership account can be updated directly using the web portal.  

 

Contact information for Stuart I. Goldman, Treasurer:
10001 Windstream Drive, #302
Columbia, MD 21044
E-mail: Sgoldman302@verizon.net
Phone: 410-730-1930

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

The Federation has started planning it's 5th Annual Challah Bake. They are excited to bring together the women of Jewish Howard County on December 5th.  This event is the single largest gathering of Jewish women in the area.

 

The Federation's Challah Bake committee would like to partner with the women’s groups/sisterhoods of each local congregation in planning this energizing and engaging program. Consequently, they have asked us to recruit a Bet Chaverim volunteer to serve on the committee with women representing other local congregations. Bet Chevarim can only benefit from the partnership and exposure! 

 

If you are interested in representing Bet Chaverim on the Federation's planning committee, please contact Phil Rogofsky at  progofsky@yahoo.com or 410-627-1074.

 

 

Yahrzeits

September Yahrzeits

9/6

Myer Goldstein

Beloved Father of Susan Wheeler

6 Elul

9/9

Milton Fried

Beloved Father of Debbie Rubin

9 Elul

9/9

Herbert Rubin

Beloved Father of Jeff Rubin

9 Elul

9/12

Helen Konel

Beloved Mother of Ivy Konel

12 Elul

9/21

Lois Glaros

Beloved Mother of Greg Glaros

21 Elul

9/21

Charles M. Solomon

Beloved Father of Glenn Solomon

21 Elul

9/23

Edward Fishman

Beloved Father of Jodi Fishman

23 Elul

9/23

Scott Rappaport

Beloved Son of Naomi Rappaport

23 Elul

9/24 

Murray Rogofsky

Beloved Father of Phil Rogofsky

24 Elul

9/25 

Mary K. Deitz

Beloved Mother of Sharon Sinay

25 Elul

9/25

Harold Fishkin

Beloved Father of Michelle Levine

25 Elul

9/27

Sylvia Resnicoff

Beloved Aunt of Jay Fridkis

27 Elul

9/29 

Joseph Marker  

Beloved Father of David Marker

29 Elul

 

 

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.

 

 

Bereavement Group for Spousal Loss: Afternoon Group

Begins Thursday, September 12, 3:00-4:15 pm

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

In partnership with Sol Levinson & Bros., the Federation’s Community Social Worker, Michalah Hoffman, and Dr. Barry Frieman, Ed. D., LCSW-C offer a bereavement support group exclusively for those who have lost a spouse or partner. Free, but advance registration required to Michalah.

 

Bereavement Group for Spousal Loss: Evening Group

Begins Thursday, September 12, 6:00-7:15 pm

Sol Levinson & Bros.: 5560 Sterrett Pl, Suite 204, Columbia

In partnership with Sol Levinson & Bros., the Federation’s Community Social Worker, Michalah Hoffman, and Dr. Barry Frieman, Ed. D., LCSW-C offer a bereavement support group exclusively for those who have lost a spouse or partner. Free, but advance registration required to Michalah.

 

PJ Library’s Fall Fun

Sunday, September 15, 3:00 pm

Butler’s Orchard: 22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown

Join PJ Library for a day of fun fall activities at Butler’s Orchard! Includes a wagon ride, apple picking, stories, snacks, and playtime in the Farm Park. $10/person for ages 1+. Register at Associated.org/FallFun. For more information, contact Allison Weil.

 

Campus Engagement Fellowship for Teens: Information Night

Wednesday, September 18 OR Tuesday, September 24, 7:00-8:30 pm

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

Know a high school sophomore, junior, or senior? Help them train to become a Jewish leader on your future college campus! At the Campus Engagement Fellowship, they will learn to become strong advocates for Israel and gain writing, communication, and advocacy skills. All classes will be led by Howard County's shaliach (Israeli emissary), Shay Rubinstein. To sign up for a free information session about the fellowship or to view the course syllabus, visit JewishHowardCounty.org/Fellowship.

 

Israel Café Lunch ’N Learn: Israeli Current Events

Wednesday, September 25, 11:30-1:00 pm

Federation Office: 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. FREE program, but advance registration is required at JewishHowardCounty.org/IsraelCafe. For more information, contact Shay.

 

Fed Live! Laugh It Up

Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm

Ten Oaks Ballroom: 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville

This year’s Fed Live! brings the laughs with comedian Joel Chasnoff! Join us for a hilarious evening of hip, clever stand-up comedy as we honor these outstanding Jewish leaders in our community: Deborah Greenberg, Jacques Fein Tikkun Olam; Barbara & Robert Hurwitz, Avodah Distinguished Service; Annie & Eric McCormick, Young Leadership; and Delana Stanfield, Community Builder. To purchase tickets or buy an ad in honor of an awardee, visit JewishHowardCounty.org/FedLive. 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

 

Monthly MinyanTonight, Remembrance Book Deadline Extended, Shabbat Services

September 12

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

Saturday, September 14, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Friday, September 20, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Saturday, September 28, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

Monthly Minyan - Thursday, September 12, 7:30 PM at home of Les & Karyn Gross

 

Holiday Services: 

 

SELICHOT — Saturday, September 21, Hawthorn Center at 8:30 PM

 

ROSH HASHANAH — Monday and Tuesday, September 30th and October 1st, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045

    

TASHLICH — Sunday, October 6th.  Location and Time TBD

 

KOL NIDRE Tuesday, October 8th,  6:15 PM SHARP, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045

 

YOM KIPPUR Wednesday, October 9th, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia 21045

 

SUKKOT Services in the Sukkah. TBD

 

SHEMINI ATZERET/YIZKOR AND SIMCHAT TORAH — Monday, October 21st

 

The News

High Holiday Information

The Holidays are just around the Corner. We are extending the deadline the Book of Remembrance submissions till September 21st. Please complete the on-line form Yizkor Book of Remembrance 2019 - Form - Bet Chaverim or send your names along with the appropriate donation to Stuart Goldman, Treasurer, no later than September 21st.

 

There are still some ushering slot that are open. If you are able to be an usher , contact Robert Jacobs at betchaverim.business@gmail.com by September 25th.

 

BCRS Registration for 2019-2020

 

BCRS registration is open for the 2019-2020 school year! We have lots of great things planned for next school year. Here is the link to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/BCRS-2019-Registration

 

 

Monthly Minyan - September 12

There will be a minyan held on Thursday,  September 12 at 7:30 PM at the home of Les and Karyn Gross.  We have at least 3 people who need to say Kaddish, so please let Karyn (krglcg@verizon.net) know if you are able to join us.  

Thank you and have a great week.

 


Rabbi Blumenthal Recommends: Realizing What Matters: Important Considerations for End of Life -Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 PM, Temple Isaiah: 12200 Scaggsville Rd, Fulton

Community members and professionals are invited to a screening of the FRONTLINE documentary “Being Mortal,” followed by a discussion with experts in the field, including Rabbi Craig Axler, Chaya Lasson, and Rabbi Amy Scheinerman. Brought to Howard County by the Jewish Federation of Howard County, the Howard County Board of Rabbis, Gilchrist, and the Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council. Free, but advance registration required at Associated.org/WhatMatters. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

Bowling League 2019-2020 - September 22

The League will meet at Columbia Lanes on the following Sunday dates at 9:00 AM: September 22, October 20, November 3, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 8, April 5, & May 3.

 

For questions or assistance, please contact Steven Bloom at 410-531-8535.

 

 

New Processes for Using BC Website and Making Payments

This week BC  implemented new processes that enable members to use our Bet Chaverim portal for updating their membership information and making payments. At this point, members should have received invoices that went out by email this past week. ALL payments, whether by credit card or check (e-check/ACH) should be processed through the web portal.  Congregants can make donations/payments for ALL activities through the portal. 

 

As indicated in the emailed invoices, we are excited to be using our Bet Chaverim web portal and "ShulCloud" software for payments this year. Full and partial payments may be made using credit cards or e-checks (ACH) via the web site, including setting up your payment schedule if selected.  To pay your invoice, as well as update your family information and stay in touch with congregational news, please visit our web site:  www.bet-chaverim.org.  Select “Login” in the upper right corner and enter your email address (use the same as this email message).  If you cannot remember your password, or if you have not yet setup your account, please select the “Forgot Password” link to establish your login credentials.  If you have any difficulties with this process, please contact Henry Rossman (henryrossman@verizon.net) or Jay Fridkis (jayfridkis@alum.mit.edu) for guidance and assistance.

 

If you prefer to send your dues payment by regular mail, please send your check to Stuart Goldman at the address below. Payments for other items associated with High Holiday activities described in this year's information packet should be processed according to those instructions (or make online payments via our web portal).

 

Please note that we have recently received several check payments (by mail) for dues and other donations; please be patient as we post these payments to your account over the next few weeks.

 

PLEASE NOTE that if you are requesting an adjustment to your dues for special circumstances, you must get in touch with Stuart prior to September 1, 2019, to ensure that we can agree on appropriate accommodations and get your family's High Holiday tickets distributed in a timely fashion. Also, please contact Stuart if you believe any of the dues information is incorrect (such as family/dues structure) -- other information regarding your family and membership account can be updated directly using the web portal.  

 

Contact information for Stuart I. Goldman, Treasurer:
10001 Windstream Drive, #302
Columbia, MD 21044
E-mail: Sgoldman302@verizon.net
Phone: 410-730-1930

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

The Federation has started planning it's 5th Annual Challah Bake. They are excited to bring together the women of Jewish Howard County on December 5th.  This event is the single largest gathering of Jewish women in the area.

 

The Federation's Challah Bake committee would like to partner with the women’s groups/sisterhoods of each local congregation in planning this energizing and engaging program. Consequently, they have asked us to recruit a Bet Chaverim volunteer to serve on the committee with women representing other local congregations. Bet Chevarim can only benefit from the partnership and exposure! 

 

If you are interested in representing Bet Chaverim on the Federation's planning committee, please contact Phil Rogofsky at  progofsky@yahoo.com or 410-627-1074.

 

 

Yahrzeits

September Yahrzeits

9/6

Myer Goldstein

Beloved Father of Susan Wheeler

6 Elul

9/9

Milton Fried

Beloved Father of Debbie Rubin

9 Elul

9/9

Herbert Rubin

Beloved Father of Jeff Rubin

9 Elul

9/12

Helen Konel

Beloved Mother of Ivy Konel

12 Elul

9/21

Lois Glaros

Beloved Mother of Greg Glaros

21 Elul

9/21

Charles M. Solomon

Beloved Father of Glenn Solomon

21 Elul

9/23

Edward Fishman

Beloved Father of Jodi Fishman

23 Elul

9/23

Scott Rappaport

Beloved Son of Naomi Rappaport

23 Elul

9/24 

Murray Rogofsky

Beloved Father of Phil Rogofsky

24 Elul

9/25 

Mary K. Deitz

Beloved Mother of Sharon Sinay

25 Elul

9/25

Harold Fishkin

Beloved Father of Michelle Levine

25 Elul

9/27

Sylvia Resnicoff

Beloved Aunt of Jay Fridkis

27 Elul

9/29 

Joseph Marker  

Beloved Father of David Marker

29 Elul

 

 

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.

 

 

Bereavement Group for Spousal Loss: Afternoon Group

Begins Thursday, September 12, 3:00-4:15 pm

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

In partnership with Sol Levinson & Bros., the Federation’s Community Social Worker, Michalah Hoffman, and Dr. Barry Frieman, Ed. D., LCSW-C offer a bereavement support group exclusively for those who have lost a spouse or partner. Free, but advance registration required to Michalah.

 

Bereavement Group for Spousal Loss: Evening Group

Begins Thursday, September 12, 6:00-7:15 pm

Sol Levinson & Bros.: 5560 Sterrett Pl, Suite 204, Columbia

In partnership with Sol Levinson & Bros., the Federation’s Community Social Worker, Michalah Hoffman, and Dr. Barry Frieman, Ed. D., LCSW-C offer a bereavement support group exclusively for those who have lost a spouse or partner. Free, but advance registration required to Michalah.

 

PJ Library’s Fall Fun

Sunday, September 15, 3:00 pm

Butler’s Orchard: 22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown

Join PJ Library for a day of fun fall activities at Butler’s Orchard! Includes a wagon ride, apple picking, stories, snacks, and playtime in the Farm Park. $10/person for ages 1+. Register at Associated.org/FallFun. For more information, contact Allison Weil.

 

Campus Engagement Fellowship for Teens: Information Night

Wednesday, September 18 OR Tuesday, September 24, 7:00-8:30 pm

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

Know a high school sophomore, junior, or senior? Help them train to become a Jewish leader on your future college campus! At the Campus Engagement Fellowship, they will learn to become strong advocates for Israel and gain writing, communication, and advocacy skills. All classes will be led by Howard County's shaliach (Israeli emissary), Shay Rubinstein. To sign up for a free information session about the fellowship or to view the course syllabus, visit JewishHowardCounty.org/Fellowship.

 

Israel Café Lunch ’N Learn: Israeli Current Events

Wednesday, September 25, 11:30-1:00 pm

Federation Office: 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. FREE program, but advance registration is required at JewishHowardCounty.org/IsraelCafe. For more information, contact Shay.

 

Fed Live! Laugh It Up

Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm

Ten Oaks Ballroom: 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville

This year’s Fed Live! brings the laughs with comedian Joel Chasnoff! Join us for a hilarious evening of hip, clever stand-up comedy as we honor these outstanding Jewish leaders in our community: Deborah Greenberg, Jacques Fein Tikkun Olam; Barbara & Robert Hurwitz, Avodah Distinguished Service; Annie & Eric McCormick, Young Leadership; and Delana Stanfield, Community Builder. To purchase tickets or buy an ad in honor of an awardee, visit JewishHowardCounty.org/FedLive. 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

 

Complete Membership & High Holiday Registration, Shabbat Services Tonight, BCRS Begins New Year, Shul Schmooze, Monthly Minyan & More

September 6

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

  

Friday, September 6, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Saturday, September 14, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

BCRS in Session - September 8, 9:00 AM at Oakland Mills High School

 

Board Meeting - - September 8, 9:00 AM at Oakland Mills High School

 

Back to Shul Schmooze - Sunday, September 8, 5:00 PM at 5485 Restaurant and Bar in DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

 

Torah on Tap - Tuesday, September 10, 7:30 - 9:00 PM at HomeSlyce, 9400 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, 21045

 

Monthly Minyan - Thursday, September 12, 7:30 PM at home of Les & Karyn Gross

 

 

The News

High Holiday Information

Our updated High Holiday letter and information packet has been re-sent in a separate email for your convenience. Please note the importance of satisfying your membership dues or contacting Stuart Goldman, our treasurer (at Sgoldman302@verizon.net or 410-730-1930) to establish a consensual payment plan. 

 

Note also that most High Holiday registrations or requests for services are due by September 6.

 

 

BCRS Registration for 2019-2020

 

BCRS registration is open for the 2019-2020 school year! We have lots of great things planned for next school year. Here is the link to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/BCRS-2019-Registration

 

 

Back to Shul Schmooze - September 8 

Join us to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, while enjoying little bites and drinks. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your summer adventures and socialize with Rabbi Blumenthal. All prospective members are welcome! Hope to see you there!

Cost: $15 per person payable by check or credit card.

RSVP at:

Back to Shul Schmooze

 

 

 

Torah on Tap - September 10

Torah on Tap returns from its Summer Hiatus.  Join us for good Torah, good company, and good pizza with a full bar.   Avoid the cooking and learn why Yom Kippur is the Happiest Day of the Year. 
 

Date: Tuesday September 10, 2019 

 

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM

 

Location:  HomeSlyce, 9400 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, 21045

 

Cost:  None (except what you order)

 

 

Monthly Minyan - September 12

There will be a minyan held on Thursday,  September 12 at 7:30 PM at the home of Les and Karyn Gross.  We have at least 3 people who need to say Kaddish, so please let Karyn (krglcg@verizon.net) know if you are able to join us.  

Thank you and have a great week.

 


Rabbi Blumenthal Recommends: Realizing What Matters: Important Considerations for End of Life -Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 PM, Temple Isaiah: 12200 Scaggsville Rd, Fulton

Community members and professionals are invited to a screening of the FRONTLINE documentary “Being Mortal,” followed by a discussion with experts in the field, including Rabbi Craig Axler, Chaya Lasson, and Rabbi Amy Scheinerman. Brought to Howard County by the Jewish Federation of Howard County, the Howard County Board of Rabbis, Gilchrist, and the Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council. Free, but advance registration required at Associated.org/WhatMatters. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

 

New Processes for Using BC Website and Making Payments

This week BC  implemented new processes that enable members to use our Bet Chaverim portal for updating their membership information and making payments. At this point, members should have received invoices that went out by email this past week. ALL payments, whether by credit card or check (e-check/ACH) should be processed through the web portal.  Congregants can make donations/payments for ALL activities through the portal. 

 

As indicated in the emailed invoices, we are excited to be using our Bet Chaverim web portal and "ShulCloud" software for payments this year. Full and partial payments may be made using credit cards or e-checks (ACH) via the web site, including setting up your payment schedule if selected.  To pay your invoice, as well as update your family information and stay in touch with congregational news, please visit our web site:  www.bet-chaverim.org.  Select “Login” in the upper right corner and enter your email address (use the same as this email message).  If you cannot remember your password, or if you have not yet setup your account, please select the “Forgot Password” link to establish your login credentials.  If you have any difficulties with this process, please contact Henry Rossman (henryrossman@verizon.net) or Jay Fridkis (jayfridkis@alum.mit.edu) for guidance and assistance.

 

If you prefer to send your dues payment by regular mail, please send your check to Stuart Goldman at the address below. Payments for other items associated with High Holiday activities described in this year's information packet should be processed according to those instructions (or make online payments via our web portal).

 

Please note that we have recently received several check payments (by mail) for dues and other donations; please be patient as we post these payments to your account over the next few weeks.

 

PLEASE NOTE that if you are requesting an adjustment to your dues for special circumstances, you must get in touch with Stuart prior to September 1, 2019, to ensure that we can agree on appropriate accommodations and get your family's High Holiday tickets distributed in a timely fashion. Also, please contact Stuart if you believe any of the dues information is incorrect (such as family/dues structure) -- other information regarding your family and membership account can be updated directly using the web portal.  

 

Contact information for Stuart I. Goldman, Treasurer:
10001 Windstream Drive, #302
Columbia, MD 21044
E-mail: Sgoldman302@verizon.net
Phone: 410-730-1930

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

The Federation has started planning it's 5th Annual Challah Bake. They are excited to bring together the women of Jewish Howard County on December 5th.  This event is the single largest gathering of Jewish women in the area.

 

The Federation's Challah Bake committee would like to partner with the women’s groups/sisterhoods of each local congregation in planning this energizing and engaging program. Consequently, they have asked us to recruit a Bet Chaverim volunteer to serve on the committee with women representing other local congregations. Bet Chevarim can only benefit from the partnership and exposure! 

 

If you are interested in representing Bet Chaverim on the Federation's planning committee, please contact Phil Rogofsky at  progofsky@yahoo.com or 410-627-1074.

 

 

Yahrzeits

September Yahrzeits

9/6

Myer Goldstein

Beloved Father of Susan Wheeler

6 Elul

9/9

Milton Fried

Beloved Father of Debbie Rubin

9 Elul

9/9

Herbert Rubin

Beloved Father of Jeff Rubin

9 Elul

9/12

Helen Konel

Beloved Mother of Ivy Konel

12 Elul

9/21

Lois Glaros

Beloved Mother of Greg Glaros

21 Elul

9/21

Charles M. Solomon

Beloved Father of Glenn Solomon

21 Elul

9/23

Edward Fishman

Beloved Father of Jodi Fishman

23 Elul

9/23

Scott Rappaport

Beloved Son of Naomi Rappaport

23 Elul

9/24 

Murray Rogofsky

Beloved Father of Phil Rogofsky

24 Elul

9/25 

Mary K. Deitz

Beloved Mother of Sharon Sinay

25 Elul

9/25

Harold Fishkin

Beloved Father of Michelle Levine

25 Elul

9/27

Sylvia Resnicoff

Beloved Aunt of Jay Fridkis

27 Elul

9/29 

Joseph Marker  

Beloved Father of David Marker

29 Elul

 

 

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.

 

Israel Café @ Night: Israeli Current Events

Tuesday, September 10, 7:00-8:30 pm

Federation Office: 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. FREE program, but advance registration is required at JewishHowardCounty.org/IsraelCafe. For more information, contact Shay.

 

Bereavement Group for Spousal Loss: Afternoon Group

Begins Thursday, September 12, 3:00-4:15 pm

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

In partnership with Sol Levinson & Bros., the Federation’s Community Social Worker, Michalah Hoffman, and Dr. Barry Frieman, Ed. D., LCSW-C offer a bereavement support group exclusively for those who have lost a spouse or partner. Free, but advance registration required to Michalah.

 

Bereavement Group for Spousal Loss: Evening Group

Begins Thursday, September 12, 6:00-7:15 pm

Sol Levinson & Bros.: 5560 Sterrett Pl, Suite 204, Columbia

In partnership with Sol Levinson & Bros., the Federation’s Community Social Worker, Michalah Hoffman, and Dr. Barry Frieman, Ed. D., LCSW-C offer a bereavement support group exclusively for those who have lost a spouse or partner. Free, but advance registration required to Michalah.

 

PJ Library’s Fall Fun

Sunday, September 15, 3:00 pm

Butler’s Orchard: 22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown

Join PJ Library for a day of fun fall activities at Butler’s Orchard! Includes a wagon ride, apple picking, stories, snacks, and playtime in the Farm Park. $10/person for ages 1+. Register at Associated.org/FallFun. For more information, contact Allison Weil.

 

 

Campus Engagement Fellowship for Teens: Information Night

Wednesday, September 18 OR Tuesday, September 24, 7:00-8:30 pm

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

Know a high school sophomore, junior, or senior? Help them train to become a Jewish leader on your future college campus! At the Campus Engagement Fellowship, they will learn to become strong advocates for Israel and gain writing, communication, and advocacy skills. All classes will be led by Howard County's shaliach (Israeli emissary), Shay Rubinstein. To sign up for a free information session about the fellowship or to view the course syllabus, visit JewishHowardCounty.org/Fellowship.

 

Israel Café Lunch ’N Learn: Israeli Current Events

Wednesday, September 25, 11:30-1:00 pm

Federation Office: 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. FREE program, but advance registration is required at JewishHowardCounty.org/IsraelCafe. For more information, contact Shay.

 

Fed Live! Laugh It Up

Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm

Ten Oaks Ballroom: 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville

This year’s Fed Live! brings the laughs with comedian Joel Chasnoff! Join us for a hilarious evening of hip, clever stand-up comedy as we honor these outstanding Jewish leaders in our community: Deborah Greenberg, Jacques Fein Tikkun Olam; Barbara & Robert Hurwitz, Avodah Distinguished Service; Annie & Eric McCormick, Young Leadership; and Delana Stanfield, Community Builder. To purchase tickets or buy an ad in honor of an awardee, visit JewishHowardCounty.org/FedLive. 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

 

Monthly Minyan Tonight, Shabbat Services on Saturday, & New Payment Processes

August 29

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

  

Saturday, August 31, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

Monthly Minyan - Thursday, August 29, 7:30 PM at home of Les & Karyn Gross

 

Back to Shul Schmooze - Sunday, September 8, 5:00 PM at 5485 Restaurant and Bar in DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

 

Torah on Tap - Tuesday, September 10, 7:30 - 9:00 PM at HomeSlyce, 9400 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, 21045

 

The News

Monthly Minyan - August 29

There will be a minyan held on Thursday, August 29 at 7:30 PM at the home of Les and Karyn Gross.  We have people who need to say Kaddish, so please let Karyn (krglcg@Verizon.net) know if you are able to join us.  

Thank you and have a great week.

 

 

High Holiday Information

Our updated High Holiday letter and information packet has been re-sent in a separate email for your convenience. Please note the importance of satisfying your membership dues or contacting Stuart Goldman, our treasurer (at Sgoldman302@verizon.net or 410-730-1930) to establish a consensual payment plan. 

 

Note also that most High Holiday registgrations or requests for services are due by September 6.

 

 

New Processes for Using BC Website and Making Payments

This week BC  implemented new processes that enable members to use our Bet Chaverim portal for updating their membership information and making payments. At this point, members should have received invoices that went out by email this past week. ALL payments, whether by credit card or check (e-check/ACH) should be processed through the web portal.  Congregants can make donations/payments for ALL activities through the portal. 

 

As indicated in the emailed invoices, we are excited to be using our Bet Chaverim web portal and "ShulCloud" software for payments this year. Full and partial payments may be made using credit cards or e-checks (ACH) via the web site, including setting up your payment schedule if selected.  To pay your invoice, as well as update your family information and stay in touch with congregational news, please visit our web site:  www.bet-chaverim.org.  Select “Login” in the upper right corner and enter your email address (use the same as this email message).  If you cannot remember your password, or if you have not yet setup your account, please select the “Forgot Password” link to establish your login credentials.  If you have any difficulties with this process, please contact Henry Rossman (henryrossman@verizon.net) or Jay Fridkis (jayfridkis@alum.mit.edu) for guidance and assistance.

 

If you prefer to send your dues payment by regular mail, please send your check to Stuart Goldman at the address below. Payments for other items associated with High Holiday activities described in this year's information packet should be processed according to those instructions (or make online payments via our web portal).

 

Please note that we have recently received several check payments (by mail) for dues and other donations; please be patient as we post these payments to your account over the next few weeks.

 

PLEASE NOTE that if you are requesting an adjustment to your dues for special circumstances, you must get in touch with Stuart prior to September 1, 2019, to ensure that we can agree on appropriate accommodations and get your family's High Holiday tickets distributed in a timely fashion. Also, please contact Stuart if you believe any of the dues information is incorrect (such as family/dues structure) -- other information regarding your family and membership account can be updated directly using the web portal.  

 

Contact information for Stuart I. Goldman, Treasurer:
10001 Windstream Drive, #302
Columbia, MD 21044
E-mail: Sgoldman302@verizon.net
Phone: 410-730-1930

 

 

Back to Shul Schmooze - September 8 

Join us to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, while enjoying little bites and drinks. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your summer adventures and socialize with Rabbi Blumenthal.  All prospective members are welcome! Hope to see you there!  If you have any questions or need , assistence,  please contact Hedy Tanenholtz at  ehtanenholtz@verizon.net 
 

Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019 

 

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

 

Location: 5485 Restaurant and Bar in DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia

 

Cost: $15 per person payable by check or credit card no later than September 3rd

 
  • To pay by mail, please go to: https://www.bet-chaverim.org/paybymail. Checks can be mailed to   Bet Chaverim Congregation, P.O. Box 2428, Ellicott City, MD  21041.   Please  be sure to include the name of the event on  the memo line of  your check. 

RSVP at: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44acab23a6ff2-back

 

 

Torah on Tap - September 10

Torah on Tap returns from its Summer Hiatus.  Join us for good Torah, good company, and good pizza with a full bar.   Avoid the cooking and learn why Yom Kippur is the Happiest Day of the Year. 
 

Date: Tuesday September 10, 2019 

 

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM

 

Location:  HomeSlyce, 9400 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, 21045

 

Cost:  None (except what you order)

 


BCRS Registration for 2019-2020

 

BCRS registration is open for the 2019-2020 school year! We have lots of great things planned for next school year. Here is the link to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/BCRS-2019-Registration

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

The Federation has started planning it's 5th Annual Challah Bake. They are excited to bring together the women of Jewish Howard County on December 5th.  This event is the single largest gathering of Jewish women in the area.

 

The Federation's Challah Bake committee would like to partner with the women’s groups/sisterhoods of each local congregation in planning this energizing and engaging program. Consequently, they have asked us to recruit a Bet Chaverim volunteer to serve on the committee with women representing other local congregations. Bet Chevarim can only benefit from the partnership and exposure! 

 

If you are interested in representing Bet Chaverim on the Federation's planning committee, please contact Phil Rogofsky at  progofsky@yahoo.com or 410-627-1074.

 

 

Yahrzeits

August Yahrzeits

 

8/13

Sylvia Lief

Beloved Mother of Karyn Gross

12 Av

8/19

Alan Reid

Beloved Husband of Elaine Reid & Father of Jarrett Reid

18 Av

8/23

Miriam Freedman

Beloved Mother of Maury Freedman

22 Av

8/28

Miriam M. Block

Beloved Mother of Vivian Goldman

27 Av

8/30

Hilda Taneholtz

Beloved Mother of Eric Tanenholtz

29 Av

 

 

September Yahrzeits

9/6

Myer Goldstein

Beloved Father of Susan Wheeler

6 Elul

9/9

Milton Fried

Beloved Father of Debbie Rubin

9 Elul

9/9

Herbert Rubin

Beloved Father of Jeff Rubin

9 Elul

9/12

Helen Konel

Beloved Mother of Ivy Konel

12 Elul

9/21

Lois Glaros

Beloved Mother of Greg Glaros

21 Elul

9/21

Charles M. Solomon

Beloved Father of Glenn Solomon

21 Elul

9/23

Edward Fishman

Beloved Father of Jodi Fishman

23 Elul

9/23

Scott Rappaport

Beloved Son of Naomi Rappaport

23 Elul

9/24 

Murray Rogofsky

Beloved Father of Phil Rogofsky

24 Elul

9/25 

Mary K. Deitz

Beloved Mother of Sharon Sinay

25 Elul

9/25

Harold Fishkin

Beloved Father of Michelle Levine

25 Elul

9/27

Sylvia Resnicoff

Beloved Aunt of Jay Fridkis

27 Elul

9/29 

Joseph Marker  

Beloved Father of David Marker

29 Elul

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Shabbat Services Tonight, Monthly Minyan, & New Payment Processes

August 23

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

  

Friday, August 23, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Saturday, August 31, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

Monthly Minyan - Thursday, August 29, 7:30 PM at home of Les & Karyn Gross

 

Back to Shul Schmooze - Sunday, September 8, 5:00 PM at 5485 Restaurant and Bar in DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

 

Torah on Tap - Tuesday, September 10, 7:30 - 9:00 PM at HomeSlyce, 9400 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, 21045

 

The News

New Processes for Using BC Website and Making Payments

This week BC  implemented new processes that enable members to use our Bet Chaverim portal for updating their membership information and making payments. At this point, members should have received invoices that went out by email this past week. ALL payments, whether by credit card or check (e-check/ACH) should be processed through the web portal.  Congregants can make donations/payments for ALL activities through the portal. 

 

As indicated in the emailed invoices, we are excited to be using our Bet Chaverim web portal and "ShulCloud" software for payments this year. Full and partial payments may be made using credit cards or e-checks (ACH) via the web site, including setting up your payment schedule if selected.  To pay your invoice, as well as update your family information and stay in touch with congregational news, please visit our web site:  www.bet-chaverim.org.  Select “Login” in the upper right corner and enter your email address (use the same as this email message).  If you cannot remember your password, or if you have not yet setup your account, please select the “Forgot Password” link to establish your login credentials.  If you have any difficulties with this process, please contact Henry Rossman (henryrossman@verizon.net) or Jay Fridkis (jayfridkis@alum.mit.edu) for guidance and assistance.

 

If you prefer to send your dues payment by regular mail, please send your check to Stuart Goldman at the address below. Payments for other items associated with High Holiday activities described in this year's information packet should be processed according to those instructions (or make online payments via our web portal).

 

Please note that we have recently received several check payments (by mail) for dues and other donations; please be patient as we post these payments to your account over the next few weeks.

 

PLEASE NOTE that if you are requesting an adjustment to your dues for special circumstances, you must get in touch with Stuart prior to September 1, 2019, to ensure that we can agree on appropriate accommodations and get your family's High Holiday tickets distributed in a timely fashion. Also, please contact Stuart if you believe any of the dues information is incorrect (such as family/dues structure) -- other information regarding your family and membership account can be updated directly using the web portal.  

 

Contact information for Stuart I. Goldman, Treasurer:
10001 Windstream Drive, #302
Columbia, MD 21044
E-mail: Sgoldman302@verizon.net
Phone: 410-730-1930

 

 

Monthly Minyan - August 29

There will be a minyan held on Thursday, August 29 at 7:30 PM at the home of Les and Karyn Gross.  We have people who need to say Kaddish, so please let Karyn (krglcg@Verizon.net) know if you are able to join us.  

Thank you and have a great week.

 

 

Back to Shul Schmooze - September 8 

Join us to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, while enjoying little bites and drinks. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your summer adventures and socialize with Rabbi Blumenthal.  All prospective members are welcome! Hope to see you there!  If you have any questions or need , assistence,  please contact Hedy Tanenholtz at  ehtanenholtz@verizon.net 
 

Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019 

 

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

 

Location: 5485 Restaurant and Bar in DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia

 

Cost: $15 per person payable by check or credit card no later than September 3rd

 
  • To pay by mail, please go to: https://www.bet-chaverim.org/paybymail. Checks can be mailed to   Bet Chaverim Congregation, P.O. Box 2428, Ellicott City, MD  21041.   Please  be sure to include the name of the event on  the memo line of  your check. 

RSVP at: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44acab23a6ff2-back

 

 

Torah on Tap - September 10

Torah on Tap returns from its Summer Hiatus.  Join us for good Torah, good company, and good pizza with a full bar.   Avoid the cooking and learn why Yom Kippur is the Happiest Day of the Year. 
 

Date: Tuesday September 10, 2019 

 

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM

 

Location:  HomeSlyce, 9400 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, 21045

 

Cost:  None (except what you order)

 


BCRS Registration for 2019-2020

 

BCRS registration is open for the 2019-2020 school year! We have lots of great things planned for next school year. Here is the link to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/BCRS-2019-Registration

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

The Federation has started planning it's 5th Annual Challah Bake. They are excited to bring together the women of Jewish Howard County on December 5th.  This event is the single largest gathering of Jewish women in the area.

 

The Federation's Challah Bake committee would like to partner with the women’s groups/sisterhoods of each local congregation in planning this energizing and engaging program. Consequently, they have asked us to recruit a Bet Chaverim volunteer to serve on the committee with women representing other local congregations. Bet Chevarim can only benefit from the partnership and exposure! 

 

If you are interested in representing Bet Chaverim on the Federation's planning committee, please contact Phil Rogofsky at  progofsky@yahoo.com or 410-627-1074.

 

 

Yahrzeits

August Yahrzeits

 

8/13

Sylvia Lief

Beloved Mother of Karyn Gross

12 Av

8/19

Alan Reid

Beloved Husband of Elaine Reid & Father of Jarrett Reid

18 Av

8/23

Miriam Freedman

Beloved Mother of Maury Freedman

22 Av

8/28

Miriam M. Block

Beloved Mother of Vivian Goldman

27 Av

8/30

Hilda Taneholtz

Beloved Mother of Eric Tanenholtz

29 Av

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Shabbat Services Saturday Morning; Back to Shul Schmooze Upcoming in September

August 15

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

      

Saturday, August 17, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Friday, August 23, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Saturday, August 31, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

Back to Shul Schmooze - Sunday, September 8, 5:00 PM at 5485 Restaurant and Bar in DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

 

Torah on Tap - Tuesday, September 10, 7:30 - 9:00 PM at HomeSlyce, 9400 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, 21045

 

The News

High Holiday Information

Our High Holiday Packet of Information is undergoing a few revisions. Look for this updated information to arrive shortly.

 

 

Back to Shul Schmooze - September 8 

Join us to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, while enjoying little bites and drinks. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your summer adventures and socialize with Rabbi Blumenthal.  All prospective members are welcome! Hope to see you there!  If you have any questions or need , assistence,  please contact Hedy Tanenholtz at  ehtanenholtz@verizon.net 
 

Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019 

 

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

 

Location: 5485 Restaurant and Bar in DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia

 

Cost: $15 per person payable by check or credit card no later than September 3rd

 
  • To pay by mail, please go to: https://www.bet-chaverim.org/paybymail. Checks can be mailed to   Bet Chaverim Congregation, P.O. Box 2428, Ellicott City, MD  21041.   Please  be sure to include the name of the event on  the memo line of  your check. 

 

Torah on Tap - September 10

Torah on Tap returns from its Summer Hiatus.  Join us for good Torah, good company, and good pizza with a full bar.   Avoid the cooking and learn why Yom Kippur is the Happiest Day of the Year. 
 

Date: Tuesday September 10, 2019 

 

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM

 

Location:  HomeSlyce, 9400 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, 21045

 

Cost:  None (except what you order)

 


BCRS Registration for 2019-2020

 

BCRS registration is open for the 2019-2020 school year! We have lots of great things planned for next school year. Here is the link to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/BCRS-2019-Registration

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

The Federation has started planning it's 5th Annual Challah Bake. They are excited to bring together the women of Jewish Howard County on December 5th.  This event is the single largest gathering of Jewish women in the area.

 

The Federation's Challah Bake committee would like to partner with the women’s groups/sisterhoods of each local congregation in planning this energizing and engaging program. Consequently, they have asked us to recruit a Bet Chaverim volunteer to serve on the committee with women representing other local congregations. Bet Chevarim can only benefit from the partnership and exposure! 

 

If you are interested in representing Bet Chaverim on the Federation's planning committee, please contact Phil Rogofsky at  progofsky@yahoo.com or 410-627-1074.

 

 

Yahrzeits

August Yahrzeits

 

8/13

Sylvia Lief

Beloved Mother of Karyn Gross

12 Av

8/19

Alan Reid

Beloved Husband of Elaine Reid & Father of Jarrett Reid

18 Av

8/23

Miriam Freedman

Beloved Mother of Maury Freedman

22 Av

8/28

Miriam M. Block

Beloved Mother of Vivian Goldman

27 Av

8/30

Hilda Taneholtz

Beloved Mother of Eric Tanenholtz

29 Av

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Shabbat Services Tonight; Back to Shul Schmooze Upcoming in September

August 9

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

      

Friday, August 9, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Saturday, August 17, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Friday, August 23, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Saturday, August 31, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

Back to Shul Schmooze - Sunday, September 8, 5:00 PM at 5485 Restaurant and Bar in DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

 

Torah on Tap - Tuesday, September 10, 6:30 PM at HomeSlyce, 9400 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, 21045

 

The News

High Holiday Information

Our High Holiday Packet of Information is nearing completion. Look for this information to arrive shortly.

 

 

Back to Shul Schmooze - September 8 

Join us to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, while enjoying little bites and drinks. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your summer adventures and socialize with Rabbi Blumenthal.  All prospective members are welcome! Hope to see you there!  
 

Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019 

 

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

 

Location: 5485 Restaurant and Bar in DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia

 

Cost: $15 per person payable by check or credit card no later than September 3rd

 
  • To pay by mail, please go to: https://www.bet-chaverim.org/paybymail. Checks can be mailed to   Bet Chaverim Congregation, P.O. Box 2428, Ellicott City, MD  21041.   Please  be sure to include the name of the event on  the memo line of  your check. 

 

Torah on Tap - September 10

Torah on Tap returns from its Summer Hiatus.  Join us for good Torah, good company, and good pizza with a full bar.   Avoid the cooking and learn why Yom Kippur is the Happiest Day of the Year. 
 

Date: Tuesday September 10, 2019 

 

Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM

 

Location:  HomeSlyce, 9400 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, 21045

 

Cost:  None (except what you order)

 


BCRS Registration for 2019-2020

 

BCRS registration is open for the 2019-2020 school year! We have lots of great things planned for next school year. Here is the link to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/BCRS-2019-Registration

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

The Federation has started planning it's 5th Annual Challah Bake. They are excited to bring together the women of Jewish Howard County on December 5th.  This event is the single largest gathering of Jewish women in the area.

 

The Federation's Challah Bake committee would like to partner with the women’s groups/sisterhoods of each local congregation in planning this energizing and engaging program. Consequently, they have asked us to recruit a Bet Chaverim volunteer to serve on the committee with women representing other local congregations. Bet Chevarim can only benefit from the partnership and exposure! 

 

If you are interested in representing Bet Chaverim on the Federation's planning committee, please contact Phil Rogofsky at  progofsky@yahoo.com or 410-627-1074.

 

 

Yahrzeits

August Yahrzeits

 

8/13

Sylvia Lief

Beloved Mother of Karyn Gross

12 Av

8/19

Alan Reid

Beloved Husband of Elaine Reid & Father of Jarrett Reid

18 Av

8/23

Miriam Freedman

Beloved Mother of Maury Freedman

22 Av

8/28

Miriam M. Block

Beloved Mother of Vivian Goldman

27 Av

8/30

Hilda Taneholtz

Beloved Mother of Eric Tanenholtz

29 Av

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Join us Tomorrow Morning for Shabbat Services

August 2

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

      

Saturday, August 3, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Friday, August 9, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Saturday, August 17, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Friday, August 23, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Saturday, August 31, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

The News

High Holiday Information

Our High Holiday Packets of Information are nearing completion. Look for this information to arrive by email next week.

 

 

From the Desk of...BC's Chesed Committee Chair

Hope you are all enjoying the summer!  As the Chesed Committee chair, one of my major responsibilities is to assist families during shiva by providing information and the prayer books when needed and food for the shiva (which is from Bet Chaverim).  I get notified about the people needing this assistance through the condolence notices that are sent to the congregation.  
 
I recently received the attached thank you note from the Gloger family who asked me to share it with Bet Chaverim. I think this situation sends a quiet message  - at all times, but it almost seems especially in this political atmosphere, we need to come together as a community.
 

"Thank You" Note from the Gloger Family
 
As in this case, we sometimes receive notifications for condolences for people who may not be regular or official members, but are connected to our hearts from history. People always have differences, but we all need to remember why we chose to join this “group of “friends”” - and despite attitudes and behaviors of those who do not live the ideal of tikun olam (to heal the world), let us keep that in our hearts and as the leadership of Bet Chaverim lead with the hope for a strong Jewish community of which we are one little part that stands together.
 
Have a great day - Karyn Gross
 


BCRS Registration for 2019-2020

 

BCRS registration is open for the 2019-2020 school year! We have lots of great things planned for next school year. Save $25 if you register by July 1. Here is the link to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/BCRS-2019-Registration

 

 

Save the Date: September 8 - Back to Shul Happy Hour

The Social Committee is hard at work planning activities for the coming year.  Please mark your calendars now so you can join us for the first event -- Back to Shul Happy Hour -- on Sunday, September 8th, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Details to follow.

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

The Federation has started planning it's 5th Annual Challah Bake. They are excited to bring together the women of Jewish Howard County on December 5th.  This event is the single largest gathering of Jewish women in the area.

 

The Federation's Challah Bake committee would like to partner with the women’s groups/sisterhoods of each local congregation in planning this energizing and engaging program. Consequently, they have asked us to recruit a Bet Chaverim volunteer to serve on the committee with women representing other local congregations. Bet Chevarim can only benefit from the partnership and exposure! 

 

If you are interested in representing Bet Chaverim on the Federation's planning committee, please contact Phil Rogofsky at  progofsky@yahoo.com or 410-627-1074.

 

 

Yahrzeits

August Yahrzeits

 

8/13

Sylvia Lief

Beloved Mother of Karyn Gross

12 Av

8/19

Alan Reid

Beloved Husband of Elaine Reid & Father of Jarrett Reid

18 Av

8/23

Miriam Freedman

Beloved Mother of Maury Freedman

22 Av

8/28

Miriam M. Block

Beloved Mother of Vivian Goldman

27 Av

8/30

Hilda Taneholtz

Beloved Mother of Eric Tanenholtz

29 Av

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Join us Tomorrow Night for Shabbat Services

July 25

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

      

Friday, July 26, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Saturday, August 3, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Friday, August 9, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Saturday, August 17, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Friday, August 23, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Saturday, August 31, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

The News

Members Savor “Shabbat Under the Stars”

Our July 12th  Shabbat Under the Stars had it all – a joyful gathering of more than 40 Bet Chaverimers, a glowing sunset, spirituality-infused prayers, and for many families, pizza.  We’re talking about a lot of pizza, with several salads and other dishes.  And desserts; a lot of scrumptious cookies and cakes.  And fruit – you know, healthy stuff, too.

 

Our religious school parents organized an arts and crafts session for the kids, and Rabbi Kim Blumenthal led us, and several prospective members, in prayer.  All in all, it was a marvelous continuation of what is now an annual BC tradition. 

 

A hearty BC “thank you” to all those who helped organize this wonderful evening.

 

Friday services, picnic or social gathering?  Shabbat Under the Stars is all three.    der the Stars is all three.    

 


BCRS Registration for 2019-2020

 

BCRS registration is open for the 2019-2020 school year! We have lots of great things planned for next school year. Save $25 if you register by July 1. Here is the link to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/BCRS-2019-Registration

 

 

Save the Date: September 8 - Back to Shul Happy Hour

The Social Committee is hard at work planning activities for the coming year.  Please mark your calendars now so you can join us for the first event -- Back to Shul Happy Hour -- on Sunday, September 8th, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Details to follow.

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

The Federation has started planning it's 5th Annual Challah Bake. They are excited to bring together the women of Jewish Howard County on December 5th.  This event is the single largest gathering of Jewish women in the area.

 

The Federation's Challah Bake committee would like to partner with the women’s groups/sisterhoods of each local congregation in planning this energizing and engaging program. Consequently, they have asked us to recruit a Bet Chaverim volunteer to serve on the committee with women representing other local congregations. Bet Chevarim can only benefit from the partnership and exposure! 

 

If you are interested in representing Bet Chaverim on the Federation's planning committee, please contact Phil Rogofsky at  progofsky@yahoo.com or 410-627-1074.

 

 

Yahrzeits

July Yahrzeits

 

7/1

Joseph Eisenberg

Beloved Grandfather of Karyn Gross

28 Sivan

7/4

Natalie Landau Balter

Samuel H. Landau

Beloved Mother & Grandfather of Shelli Rossman

1 Tammuz

7/5

Shelbie Myra Oppenheimer

Beloved Friend of Jodi Fishman

2 Tammuz

7/10

Miriam Porcelain

 

7 Tammuz

7/15

Annette Zeldin

Beloved Mother of Marvin Zeldin

12 Tammuz

7/17

Isidor Kaufman

Beloved Father of Rella Zimmerman

14 Tammuz

7/21

Paul Fridkis

Beloved Father of Jay Fridkis

18 Tammuz

7/22

Berthold Stern

Beloved Father of Sharon Freedman

19 Tammuz

7/28

Doris Zimmerman

Beloved Mother of Dov Zimmerman

25 Tammuz

7/28

Helene Levitt

Beloved Mother of Jeff Levitt

25 Tammuz

 

 

August Yahrzeits

 

8/13

Sylvia Lief

Beloved Mother of Karyn Gross

12 Av

8/19

Alan Reid

Beloved Husband of Elaine Reid & Father of Jarrett Reid

18 Av

8/23

Miriam Freedman

Beloved Mother of Maury Freedman

22 Av

8/28

Miriam M. Block

Beloved Mother of Vivian Goldman

27 Av

8/30

Hilda Taneholtz

Beloved Mother of Eric Tanenholtz

29 Av

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Join us Tomorrow Night for Shabbat Under the Stars

July 11

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

      

Friday, July 12, 7:00 PM ar Lake Elkhorn Pavilion

 

Saturday, July 20 , 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

 

The News

Friday July 12 - Shabbat Under the Stars

Bet Chaverim's signature summer event, Shabbat Under the Stars, is set for July 12 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Lake Elkhorn Pavilion. Invite your relatives, friends, and potential BC members because it's a great event for mixing and mingling amidst the munching and davening. For more details, click here:

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44acab23a6ff2-shabbat3

 


BCRS Registration for 2019-2020

 

BCRS registration is open for the 2019-2020 school year! We have lots of great things planned for next school year. Save $25 if you register by July 1. Here is the link to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/BCRS-2019-Registration

 

 

Save the Date: September 8 - Back to Shul Happy Hour

The Social Committee is hard at work planning activities for the coming year.  Please mark your calendars now so you can join us for the first event -- Back to Shul Happy Hour -- on Sunday, September 8th, from 5:00 - &;00 PM. Details to follow.

 

 

Yahrzeits

 

July Yahrzeits

 

7/1

Joseph Eisenberg

Beloved Grandfather of Karyn Gross

28 Sivan

7/4

Natalie Landau Balter

Samuel H. Landau

Beloved Mother & Grandfather of Shelli Rossman

1 Tammuz

7/5

Shelbie Myra Oppenheimer

Beloved Friend of Jodi Fishman

2 Tammuz

7/10

Miriam Porcelain

 

7 Tammuz

7/15

Annette Zeldin

Beloved Mother of Marvin Zeldin

12 Tammuz

7/17

Isidor Kaufman

Beloved Father of Rella Zimmerman

14 Tammuz

7/21

Paul Fridkis

Beloved Father of Jay Fridkis

18 Tammuz

7/22

Berthold Stern

Beloved Father of Sharon Freedman

19 Tammuz

7/28

Doris Zimmerman

Beloved Mother of Dov Zimmerman

25 Tammuz

7/28

Helene Levitt

Beloved Mother of Jeff Levitt

25 Tammuz

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

June 27 Chai-Lights: Potluck Dinner Cancelled for Tomorrow (6/28), but Join us for Services and Shabbat Speaker

June 27

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

      

Friday, June 28, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

 

The News

 

Shabbat Speaker Series: Rabbi Ilan Glazer on Friday, June 28 at 7:30 PM

The Horizon Foundation grant that was awarded to Bet Chaverim has helped us raise awareness of mental health issues. In keeping with that theme, Rabbi Ilan Glazer will join us on Friday, June 28th to discuss his book, And God Created Recovery: Jewish Wisdom to Help you Break Free From Your Addiction, Heal Your Wounds, and Unleash Your Inner Freedom. "And God Created Recovery blends timeless Jewish wisdom with principles of recovery, spirituality, and the science of personal achievement to bring you a book that will dramatically move you forward toward the life you desire."

 

Please Note: the potluck dinner scheduled for this event has been cancelled. We regret any inconvenience. We will still have services (at 7:30) followed by a special speaker, Rabbi Ilan Glazer. Please make every effort to attend.

 


BCRS Registration for 2019-2020

 

BCRS registration is open for the 2019-2020 school year! We have lots of great things planned for next school year. Save $25 if you register by July 1. Here is the link to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/BCRS-2019-Registration

 

 

Save the Date - Friday July 12 - Shabbat Under the Stars

Bet Chaverim's signature summer event, Shabbat Under the Stars, is set for July 12 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Lake Elkhorn Pavilion. Invite your relatives, friends, and potential BC members because it's a great event for mixing and mingling amidst the munching and davening. For more details, click here:

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44acab23a6ff2-shabbat3

Yahrzeits

 

July Yahrzeits

 

7/1

Joseph Eisenberg

Beloved Grandfather of Karyn Gross

28 Sivan

7/4

Natalie Landau Balter

Samuel H. Landau

Beloved Mother & Grandfather of Shelli Rossman

1 Tammuz

7/5

Shelbie Myra Oppenheimer

Beloved Friend of Jodi Fishman

2 Tammuz

7/10

Miriam Porcelain

 

7 Tammuz

7/15

Annette Zeldin

Beloved Mother of Marvin Zeldin

12 Tammuz

7/17

Isidor Kaufman

Beloved Father of Rella Zimmerman

14 Tammuz

7/21

Paul Fridkis

Beloved Father of Jay Fridkis

18 Tammuz

7/22

Berthold Stern

Beloved Father of Sharon Freedman

19 Tammuz

7/28

Doris Zimmerman

Beloved Mother of Dov Zimmerman

25 Tammuz

7/28

Helene Levitt

Beloved Mother of Jeff Levitt

25 Tammuz

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

June 20 Chai-Lights: Join us for Shabbat on Saturday; RSVP for Upcoming Shabbat Speaker

June 20

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

        

Saturday, June 22, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Friday, June 28, 7:00 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

 

Congregational Meeting

 

Sunday, June 23, 7:00 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

The News

 

Big Decision at Congregational Meeting - Sunday, June 23, 7:00 - 10:00 PM at the Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

At this year’s Spring Congregational Meeting, BC members will be asked to decide about renting permanent, dedicated space in a Kings Contrivance business park. All members are urged to attend and ensure their voices are heard. Click here for details: https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/Big-Decision-at-Congregational-Meeting.docx

 

Please NOTE: proxy ballots can only be given to a spouse, partner or other member living in the same household.

 

 

Shabbat Speaker Series: Rabbi Ilan Glazer on Friday, June 28 at 7:00 PM

The Horizon Foundation grant that was awarded to Bet Chaverim has helped us raise awareness of mental health issues. In keeping with that theme, Rabbi Ilan Glazer will join us on Friday, June 28th to discuss his book, And God Created Recovery: Jewish Wisdom to Help you Break Free From Your Addiction, Heal Your Wounds, and Unleash Your Inner Freedom. "And God Created Recovery blends timeless Jewish wisdom with principles of recovery, spirituality, and the science of personal achievement to bring you a book that will dramatically move you forward toward the life you desire."

 

Please use this link to sign up:https://tinyurl.com/Rabbi-Glazer

 


BCRS Registration for 2019-2020

BCRS registration is open for the 2019-2020 school year! We have lots of great things planned for next school year. Save $25 if you register by July 1. Here is the link to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/BCRS-2019-Registration

 

 

Save the Date - Friday July 12 - Shabbat Under the Stars

Bet Chaverim's signature summer event, Shabbat Under the Stars, is set for July 12 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Lake Elkhorn Pavilion. Invite your relatives, friends, and potential BC members because it's a great event for mixing and mingling amidst the munching and davening. For more details, click here:

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44acab23a6ff2-shabbat3
 

Yahrzeits

 

   June Yahrzeits

 

6/04

Michael Louis Cohen

Beloved Father of Risa Kipnis

1 Sivan

6/05

Lillian Gross

Beloved Mother of Les Gross

2 Sivan

6/07

Stanley E Greene

Beloved Father of Geoffrey Greene

4 Sivan

6/09

Sanford Lehrfeld

Beloved Father of Eileen Levitt

6 Sivan

6/17

Benjamin Goldman

Beloved Father of Stu Goldman

14 Sivan

6/17

I. Elliott Goldberg

Beloved Father of Jonathan Goldberg

14 Sivan

6/18

Alan Schmall

Beloved Husband of Diane Schmall & Father of Mark Schmall

15 Sivan

6/22

Pauline Aksman

Beloved Mother of Sophie Novinsky

19 Sivan

6/28

Stanley Cissell

Beloved Father of Darlene Bloom

25 Sivan

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

June 14 Chai-Lights: Join us for Shabbat; RSVP for Upcoming Shabbat Speaker

June 14

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

        

Friday, June 14, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Saturday, June 22, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Friday, June 28, 7:00 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

 

Congregational Meeting

 

Sunday, June 23, 7:00 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

The News

 
"March Madness" Scores Big For Bet Chaverim - More Than $6,100
With thanks to fully one-third of BC's members who contributed to the fundraising effort, to the cadre of anonymous "match makers" who generously matched donated funds, and to fundraising leaders David Marker and Susan Groman, our shul raised $6,178 to support new programs, and expand current activities.  "Avodah nehederett!"   "Good job" to all who participated. 
 
Please remember how easy it is to commemorate life cycle events, honor individuals, or simply give "Thanks" with a donation to Bet Chaverim via our website or by mail.  
 
 

Big Decision at Congregational Meeting - Sunday, June 23, 7:00 - 10:00 PM at the Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

At this year’s Spring Congregational Meeting, BC members will be asked to decide about renting permanent, dedicated space in a Kings Contrivance business park. All members are urged to attend and ensure their voices are heard. Click here for details: https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/Big-Decision-at-Congregational-Meeting.docx

 

Please NOTE: proxy ballots can only be given to a spouse, partner or other member living in the same household.

 

 

Shabbat Speaker Series: Rabbi Ilan Glazer on Friday, June 28 at 7:00 PM

The Horizon Foundation grant that was awarded to Bet Chaverim has helped us raise awareness of mental health issues. In keeping with that theme, Rabbi Ilan Glazer will join us on Friday, June 28th to discuss his book, And God Created Recovery: Jewish Wisdom to Help you Break Free From Your Addiction, Heal Your Wounds, and Unleash Your Inner Freedom. "And God Created Recovery blends timeless Jewish wisdom with principles of recovery, spirituality, and the science of personal achievement to bring you a book that will dramatically move you forward toward the life you desire."

 

Please use this link to sign up:https://tinyurl.com/Rabbi-Glazer

 


BCRS Registration for 2019-2020

BCRS registration is open for the 2019-2020 school year! We have lots of great things planned for next school year. Save $25 if you register by July 1. Here is the link to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/BCRS-2019-Registration

 

 

Save the Date - Friday July 12 - Shabbat Under the Stars

Bet Chaverim's signature summer event, Shabbat Under the Stars, is set for July 12 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Lake Elkhorn Pavilion. Invite your relatives, friends, and potential BC members because it's a great event for mixing and mingling amidst the munching and davening. For more details, click here:

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44acab23a6ff2-shabbat3
 

Acknowledgements

Thank You to Arlene & Al Heine for their donation in Loving Memory of their Parents, Dr. William & Elaine Heine & Ralph & Irene Weber, and their Brother-in-Law, Dennis Kaplan.

Yahrzeits

 

   June Yahrzeits

 

6/04

Michael Louis Cohen

Beloved Father of Risa Kipnis

1 Sivan

6/05

Lillian Gross

Beloved Mother of Les Gross

2 Sivan

6/07

Stanley E Greene

Beloved Father of Geoffrey Greene

4 Sivan

6/09

Sanford Lehrfeld

Beloved Father of Eileen Levitt

6 Sivan

6/17

Benjamin Goldman

Beloved Father of Stu Goldman

14 Sivan

6/17

I. Elliott Goldberg

Beloved Father of Jonathan Goldberg

14 Sivan

6/18

Alan Schmall

Beloved Husband of Diane Schmall & Father of Mark Schmall

15 Sivan

6/22

Pauline Aksman

Beloved Mother of Sophie Novinsky

19 Sivan

6/28

Stanley Cissell

Beloved Father of Darlene Bloom

25 Sivan

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

June 6 Chai-Lights: Join us for Shabbat, Shavuot Services, and Torah on Tap

June 6

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

        

Saturday, June 8, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Friday, June 14, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Saturday, June 22, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Friday, June 28, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

 

Shavuot Services: 

 

Tikkun Leil Shavuot Learning session, Saturday, June , 8:00 PM at Elaine Reid's home, 9558 Angelina Circle, Columbia. Light dairy snack will be served.

                                 

Yizkor, Monday, June 10, 6:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

 

Torah on Tap:     

                                     

Tuesday, June 11, 7:30 PM at The Watermark Clubroom, 10001 Windstream Dr., Columbia, 21044.

 

The News

Big Decision at Congregational Meeting - Sunday, June 23, 7:00 - 10:00 PM at the Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

At this year’s Spring Congregational Meeting, BC members will be asked to decide about renting permanent, dedicated space in a Kings Contrivance business park. All members are urged to attend and ensure their voices are heard. Click here for details: https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/Big-Decision-at-Congregational-Meeting.docx

 

Please NOTE: proxy ballots can only be given to a spouse, partner or other member living in the same household.

 

Shabbat Speaker Series: Rabbi Ilan Glazer on Friday, June 28 at 7:00 PM

The Horizon Foundation grant that was awarded to Bet Chaverim has helped us raise awareness of mental health issues. In keeping with that theme, Rabbi Ilan Glazer will join us on Friday, June 28th to discuss his book, And God Created Recovery: Jewish Wisdom to Help you Break Free From Your Addiction, Heal Your Wounds, and Unleash Your Inner Freedom. "And God Created Recovery blends timeless Jewish wisdom with principles of recovery, spirituality, and the science of personal achievement to bring you a book that will dramatically move you forward toward the life you desire."

 

Please use this link to sign up:https://tinyurl.com/Rabbi-Glazer

 

 

BCRS Students Had Fabulous Friday Night Services on May 31

 

Hawthorn was full on Friday night! BCRS hosted a Shabbat service, and the kids were able to participate with the prayers they have learned this year. A couple of other songs students learned were sung as well, such as “Role into Dark” (https://www.jewishlearningmatters.com/AC-Bar-chu/Roll-Into-Dark-(Ma-ariv-chant)-by-Noam-Katz-1889.aspx) and “Adonai Sifatai” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Zs7jeuO82Q). Students really enjoy belting out these tunes when they daven at BCRS. We ended the evening with ice cream sundaes! Thank you to all who came to support our students. It was a wonderful opportunity for the students and the Congregation to share Shabbat together.

 

 

BCRS Registration for 2019-2020

BCRS registration is open for the 2019-2020 school year! We have lots of great things planned for next school year. Save $25 if you register by July 1. Here is the link to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/BCRS-2019-Registration

 

 

Save the Date - Friday July 12 - Shabbat Under the Stars

Bet Chaverim's signature summer event, Shabbat Under the Stars, is set for July 12 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Lake Elkhorn Pavilion. Invite your relatives, friends, and potential BC members because it's a great event for mixing and mingling amidst the munching and davening. For more details, click here:

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44acab23a6ff2-shabbat3
 

Yahrzeits

 

   June Yahrzeits

 

6/04

Michael Louis Cohen

Beloved Father of Risa Kipnis

1 Sivan

6/05

Lillian Gross

Beloved Mother of Les Gross

2 Sivan

6/07

Stanley E Greene

Beloved Father of Geoffrey Greene

4 Sivan

6/09

Sanford Lehrfeld

Beloved Father of Eileen Levitt

6 Sivan

6/17

Benjamin Goldman

Beloved Father of Stu Goldman

14 Sivan

6/17

I. Elliott Goldberg

Beloved Father of Jonathan Goldberg

14 Sivan

6/18

Alan Schmall

Beloved Husband of Diane Schmall & Father of Mark Schmall

15 Sivan

6/22

Pauline Aksman

Beloved Mother of Sophie Novinsky

19 Sivan

6/28

Stanley Cissell

Beloved Father of Darlene Bloom

25 Sivan

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

May 31 Chai-Lights: Join Us for BCRS-Led Shabbat This Evening

May 31

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

        

Friday, May 31, 6:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center – This service will be led by our BCRS students after a pot-luck dinner.

 

Saturday, June 8, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

 

Shavuot Services: 

                                 

Yizkor, Monday, June 10, Details to follow

 

 

Torah on Tap:     

                                     

Tuesday, June 11, 7:30 PM at The Watermark Clubroom, 10001 Windstream Dr., Columbia, 21044.

 

The News

Congregational Meeting Set for Sunday, June 23, 7-10 PM at the Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

The agenda includes: 1) State of the Congregation; 2) Status of finding a permanent location; 3) Budget for FY 2019-20; 4) Other business t.b.d. 

 

Please NOTE: proxy ballots can only be given to a spouse, partner or other member living in the same household.

 

BCRS Students To Lead Friday Night Services on May 31

 

The congregation is invited to join BCRS for a special Friday Night Shabbat service led by the students on Friday May 31. Shabbat services will begin at 6:30 PM, with an Oneg to follow at 7:30. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44acab23a6ff2-spring

 

March Madness Match Ends on Friday May 31.  Last Chance to Score for BC.

 

BC’s March Madness Match fundraiser comes to a close on Friday, May 31.  To participate before the final buzzer, contact Social Action/Green Committee Chair David Marker (DMMarker@comcast.net or 301.854.2531).

 

 

Yahrzeits

 

   June Yahrzeits

 

6/04

Michael Louis Cohen

Beloved Father of Risa Kipnis

1 Sivan

6/05

Lillian Gross

Beloved Mother of Les Gross

2 Sivan

6/07

Stanley E Greene

Beloved Father of Geoffrey Greene

4 Sivan

6/09

Sanford Lehrfeld

Beloved Father of Eileen Levitt

6 Sivan

6/17

Benjamin Goldman

Beloved Father of Stu Goldman

14 Sivan

6/17

I. Elliott Goldberg

Beloved Father of Jonathan Goldberg

14 Sivan

6/18

Alan Schmall

Beloved Husband of Diane Schmall & Father of Mark Schmall

15 Sivan

6/22

Pauline Aksman

Beloved Mother of Sophie Novinsky

19 Sivan

6/28

Stanley Cissell

Beloved Father of Darlene Bloom

25 Sivan

 

Acknowledgements

Thank You to David & Marcia Cohen for their donation in Loving Memory of Sol Milogrome.

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

May 24 Chai-Lights: How do you like our new format?

May 24

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

         

Saturday, May 25, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

Friday, May 31, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center – This service will be led by our BCRS students after a pot-luck dinner.

 

Saturday, June 8, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

 

 

Shavuot Services: 

                                 

Yizkor, Monday, June 10, Details to follow

 

 

Torah on Tap:     

                                     

Tuesday, June 11, 7:30 PM at The Watermark Clubroom, 10001 Windstream Dr., Columbia, 21044.

 

The News

Congregational Meeting Set for Sunday, June 23, 7-10 PM at the Hawthorn Neighborhood Center

The agenda includes: 1) State of the Congregation; 2) Status of finding a permanent location; 3) Budget for FY 2019-20; 4) Other business t.b.d. 

 

Please NOTE: proxy ballots can only be given to a spouse, partner or other member living in the same household.

 

BCRS Students To Lead Friday Night Services on May 31

 

The congregation is invited to join BCRS for a special Friday Night Shabbat service led by the students on Friday May 31. Shabbat services will begin at 6:30 PM, with an Oneg to follow at 7:30.

 

BCRS ENDS SUCCESSFUL THIRD YEAR

 

Bet Chaverim Religious School had an exciting third year, doubling in size and adding a new grade grouping. For story and pictures, click here: https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/BCRS-Ends-Successful-Third-Year.docx

 

Edith Cord – Holocaust’s Lessons Still Relevant

 

Guest speaker Edith Cord left a powerful impression on her Shabbat audience last Friday (May 17), with her presentation about the Holocaust and her survival as a child in Europe. For more on Edith's presentation, click here: https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/Edith-Cord.docx

 

BC Hosts St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Members

 

On Friday May 17, several members of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Glenwood, were Shabbat guests at Bet Chaverim where they heard Edith Cord’s presentation and participated in our service.   Their brief “thank you” note is a credit to our members, as well as to Edith. To read the note, click here: https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/BC-Hosts-St.docx

 

March Madness Match Ends on Friday May 31.  Last Chance to Score for BC.

 

BC’s March Madness Match fundraiser comes to a close on Friday, May 31.  To participate before the final buzzer, contact Social Action/Green Committee Chair David Marker (DMMarker@comcast.net or 301.854.2531).

 

Become an “Emotional Support Human”

 

The Horizon Foundation launched a new public outreach campaign designed to help people effectively support those in their lives who may be struggling with mental health challenges. The “Emotional Support Human" campaign aims to normalize conversations around mental health and offer tips for people to approach those conversations.

 

Learn more about the Horizon Foundation's campaign at https://supporthuman.org

 

Yahrzeits

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Chai-Lights 5/16: Shabbat Services with Edith Cord as Guest Speaker, March Madness Match Winding Down

This Week:  May 16 - 22

♦  Shabbat Service and Edith Cord as Guest Speaker - Fri.,  May 17,  Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia,

 
 

Links

 

Upcoming Events

St. Andrews Episcopal Church Mrmbers To Join BC For Shabbat Service and Edith Cord Holocaust Discussion – This Friday – 7:00 PM;  BC Members, Committee Chairs, and Trustees Strongly Urged to Attend

Edith Cord, Bet Chaverim Congregant, survivor of the Shoah, and author of Finding Edith: Surviving the Holocaust in Plain Sight and Becoming Edith: The Education of a Hidden Child, will be BC’s guest speaker at Friday night services this week (May 17). Members of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church of Glenwood will join us for Edith’s presentation and Shabbat service.  It is very important that we have a strong turnout for this event.  Everyone is urged to attend and invite friends, neighbors and relatives.

 

Edith will discuss her experiences in Europe during the Shoah, adding an historic context by explaining the ideas and events that led to the Holocaust.  She also will touch on the methods used to persuade the German people to accept otherwise unthinkable actions by the government. 

 

Children of all ages are welcome to attend, although younger children may not understand all of the subject matter.  There will be no frightening images.

 

The program will begin at 7:00 PM, followed by Shabbat services at 8:00 PM.  A special Oneg will conclude the evening.

 

Please make every effort to attend and help welcome Edith and our guests from St. Andrew’s.

 

 

Save the Date for a Special Shabbat Presentation on Addiction Recovery - – Friday, June 28, 7:00 PM

The Horizon Foundation Grant awarded to Bet Chaverim includes a special presentation by Rabbi Ilan Glazer on Friday, June 28th about his book And God Created Recovery: Jewish Wisdom to Help You Break Free From Your Addiction, Heal Your Wounds and Unleash Your Inner Freedom.

 

Glazer BestRabbi Ilan Glazer is a freelance rabbi, speaker, and transformation coach based in Silver Spring, Maryland. A Rabbis Without Borders fellow, Ilan hosts the new Torah of Life podcast (available on iTunes and at www.torahoflife.com) and is married to Sherri Vishner Glazer. Ilan has worked with Jewish environmental and social justice organizations and has drummed with a who’s who of the Jewish musical world. He composes original melodies to prayers and psalms and offers a unique blend of Torah, humor, music, prayer, spirituality, healing, and insights from the storytelling, personal growth, and public speaking disciplines.
 
Please join us, and invite your friends, to participate in Shabbat services and this informative presenttion.

Other Happenings

BC’s March Madness Winding Down – Can We Hit 50 Percent?

 

BC’s March Madness Matching Campaign will end on Memorial Day. So far 30 percent of Bet Chaverim families have participated, but we can achieve 50 percent or more participation.  GO TEAM!

 

Please make a contribution and up to your first $50 will be matched.  So, if you send $18 it becomes $36; $50 becomes $100; and $200 becomes $250.  Please send your contribution via our website by check or Paypal.  Write “March Madness Match” on the check memo line, or click on that option if you use the website.

 

Questions? Contact Social Action/Green Committee Chair David Marker (DMMarker@comcast.net or 301.854.2531).

 

 

Robinson Center Shabbat – Naturally Superb!

Bet Chaverim held a wonderful outdoor Shabbat program May 11th at the Robinson Nature Center.  The nearly forty attendees ranged in age from 3 to 80, including two families considering joining the BC Religious School and a prospective member who found our event online.  

 

Congregants davened the Shacharit service in the woods, thanking G-d for the trees, clean air, and all living things. After a period of meditation, participants returned to Robinson Nature Center for a torah service and wonderful kiddush. Everyone learned about Judaism’s deep connection to nature and the environment, and had fun along the way.

 

 

Torah on Tap And the “B” Word – Belief

https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/torah-on-tap-pic.png

Tuesday’s well-attended Torah on Tap (ToT) session, “What Happened on Mt. Sinai?” raised questions about our beliefs regarding the laws Moses gave to the Israelites. Rabbi Blumenthal led a fast-moving discussion as 20 BC members shared their own views and beliefs – did Moses receive the commandments straight from God, or, were the laws divinely inspired but written by others after the fact?

 

Throughout the discussion, attendees reflected on what they were taught as children and young adults. A full range of interpretations was reviewed, often in personal ways. Torah is a perfect symbol of the clashing and blending of old and new, magic and reason, belief and logic.

                                         

Learning about Mt. Sinai was punctuated, of course, with typical ToT kibitzing, noshing, beer and other refreshments.

 

The next ToT is set for Tuesday, June 11. Save the date and watch Chai Lights for details.

 

 

Register Now for Suicide Prevention Training - Last Session is Friday Afternoon, May 17
Bet Chaverim’s community mental health grant from the Horizon Foundation includes free training to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and learn to Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) someone to help. Click here for more information and to register for training: https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/QPR-Flyer-2019-od-at.docx

 

 

Howard County Safety & Security Summit – June 13, 6:30-9:00 PM, Thursday, June 13, 6:30-9:00 PM. Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Pl, Columbia

Federation is joining with the Howard County Police Department and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to host a Safety & Security Summit for religious organizations, nonprofits and small businesses.  It is free of charge and open to the public, but requires pre-registration  (RSVP: https://associated.org/security).  Bet Chaverim members are encouraged to attend.

 

In response to the tragic shootings at synagogues in Pittsburgh and San Diego as well as recent hate crimes and incidents of intolerance in Howard County, the Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council are hosting a Safety & Security Summit for the community, in partnership with the Howard County Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security. All Howard County residents, faith-based groups, and institutions are welcome to attend this important program.

 

Learn how to mitigate attacks and respond to other disasters, such as fire, severe weather, and even earthquakes. The presentation will include an overview of the All-Hazards Approach; information about Run, Hide, Fight; a Security Plan for Houses of Worship (SHOW); and information on Stop the Bleed.

 

 

Exploring Israel Adventure Information Meeting Draws Member Interest
On April 30, Rabbi Blumenthal, representatives from ITC Tours, and several congregants met at Marty and Sue Leshin's house for an overview and Q&A about Bet Chaverim's trip to Israel next Feb. 9-20. Click here for current information about the itinerary: https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/Israel-Itinerary-3.15.2019.pdf. Click here for the application and additional information:

https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/3-21-19---2020-Israel-Trip-Application-Form.pdf. Please contact Rabbi Blumenthal at rabbiblumenthal@gmail.com or 917.742.4214 with any questions about the trip.

 

Yahrzeits

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

If you wish to participate in an online minyan from home at any time: http://www.livejewishprayer.com/

 

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

 

 

May Yahrzeits

 

5/02

Marilyn Raderman

Beloved Wife of Michael Raderman

27 Nissan

5/09

Roberta Harris Goldsteen

Beloved Sister of Marsha Gorelik

4 Iyyar

5/23

Irving Zimmerman

Beloved Father of Dov Zimmerman

18 Iyyar

5/23

Stanley Bloom

Beloved Father of Steven Bloom

18 Iyyar

5/25

Peggy Harris

Beloved Mother of Marsha Gorelik

20 Iyyar

5/25

Robert Schaffer

Beloved Father of Steven Schaffer

20 Iyyar

Acknowledgements

Thank You to  David & Marcia Cohen for their donation in Memory of David's Beloved Mother, Madeline Cohen, z"l.

 

Save the Date

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  May 25, 9:30 AM.  Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri.,  May 31,  7:30 PM.  Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia,

 

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

 

♦  Board Meeting - Sun.,  June 9, 9:00 - 11:00 AM. Oakland Mills High School,  9410 Kilimanjaro Road Columbia, 21045.

 

♦  Torah on Tap - Tues., June 11, 7:30 PM. The Watermark Clubroom, 10001 Windstream Dr, Columbia, 21044.

 

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

 

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

 

Shabbat Service and Special Speaker on Combating Addiction - Fri., June 28 - Rabbi Ilan Glazer will discuss his book And God Created Recovery: Jewish Wisdom to Help You Break Free From Your Addiction, Heal Your Wounds and Unleash Your Inner Freedom.  This event is supported by our community mental health grant from the Horizon Foundation.Details to Follow.

 

♦  Shabbat Under the Stars - Jul. 12. Details to Follow.
 

 


Federation Events

FED TOV Tikkun Olam Volunteers - Some Jewish residents right here in our community are homebound, isolated, and living below the poverty level. Just a little of your time makes a big difference! Sign up to volunteer with FED TOV, a new Federation program, and change the lives of those in need. For more information and to apply, visit JewishHowardCounty.org/FedTov.

 

PJ Library Annual Family Picnic - Sun., May 19, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, Cedar Lane Park East (10725 Rt 108, Columbia). Join PJ Library for its Annual Family Picnic! There will be a bounce house, family photo sessions by Eric McCormick Photography, playground time, crafts, and Kona Ice of Howard County for dessert. Bring your own dinner and drinks. Cost is $5 per family. Register at Associated.org/PJPicnic. For more information, contact Allison Weil.

 

Bereavement Support Group -  May 20, at 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 121, Columbia. Join the Federation’s Community Social Worker Michalah Hoffman and Dr. Barry Frieman, Ed. D., LCSW-C for a 9-week Bereavement Support Group. The group will focus on helping those who have experienced the loss of a loved one navigate their grief in a small group discussion environment. Free and open to the community, but advance registration required to Michalah Hoffman.

 

Red Tent Club: Images & Impressions From a Jewish Mission to Cuba -

Mon., May 20, 6:00 PM, HCC Monteabaro Hall. Red Tent Club presenters Barbara Cohen and Ilene Cohen will share their experiences on a Jewish mission to Cuba. Learn about Cuba's unique history, the inspiring Jewish community there, and the current challenges its members face. For more information, please visit JewishHowardCounty.org/Red-Tent.

 

Israel Café: Diversity in Israel - Wed., June 5, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 121, Columbia. Confused about Israeli politics? Join shaliach Shay Rubinstein for a lecture about the Israeli election results and how Netanyahu will be forming his new government. This will be the last Israel Café of this programming year. Bring a brown bag lunch—we’ll provide the dessert and drinks. Program is free, but RSVP is requested at Associated.org/IsraelCafe.  For more information, contact Shay Rubinstein.

 

Howard County’s Safety & Security Summit - Thurs., June 13, 6:30 PM Doors Open, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center (5885 Robert Oliver Pl, Columbia). Prepare yourself for an emergency and protect your community! Learn how to mitigate attacks and respond to other disasters, including fire, severe weather, and earthquakes. The entire community is invited to attend. Free entry, but RSVP required at JewishHowardCounty.org/Security. For more information, contact Ralph Grunewald.

 

Jewish Federation of Howard County’s Annual Meeting - Tues., June 25, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center (5885 Robert Oliver Pl, Columbia). Join us as we install new board members and bid farewell to retiring members. Hear about the past year at Federation and our vision for the coming fiscal year. Open to the entire community. Please RSVP to Jamie at info@Jewishhowardcounty.org.

 

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Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

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Chai-Lights 5/9: Shabbat Services at Robinson Nature Center, and Torah on Tap

This Week:  May 9 - 15

♦  Shabbat at Nature Center - Sat., May 11, 9:30 AM. Rain or Shine at the Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia.

 
♦  Torah on Tap: What Happened on Mount Sinai? - Tues., May 14, 7:30 PM. The Watermark Clubroom, 10001 Windstream Dr, Columbia, 21044.
 

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Upcoming Events

Shabbat Services at the Robinson Nature Center - May 11th at 9:30 AM

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Please join Bet Chaverim--Rain or Shine--at our exciting outdoor Shabbat service this Saturday morning at the Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia! Learn how Nature, The Environment, and Their Protection are connected to Jewish Tradition, Ethics, and Prayer.

 

Join us for Shacharit service as we take a nature walk, followed by Torah service and Kiddush back at the Center.

 

Bring your friends (they don’t have to be members of the congregation).  Please RSVP so we can prepare the Kiddush for everyone: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a44acab23a6ff2-shabbat2.

 

For more information, please contact David Marker, Social Action/Green Committee Chair at: DMMarker@comcast.net or 301.854.2531

 

 
Torah on Tap: What Happened at Mount Sinai? - Tuesday, May 14th 

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Join Rabbi Blumenthal and your friends for some lively discussions at our monthly Torah on Tap gatherings. This month's topic is:  What happened at Mount Sinai? 

 

Tradition teaches that it was the moment of the revelation of the Torah, but sages and scholars have debated the details for generations.  We'll add our voices to those who came before us, exploring the text of the Torah, some of its interpretations and how all of this comes together to form modern theology.

 

The next Torah on Tap will be held:

  • Date: Tuesday, May 14th
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Place: The Watermark Clubroom, 10001 Windstream Dr, Columbia, 21044

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

 

Join Us For Shabbat With Our Next Guest Speaker: Edith Cord - May 17 at 7:00 PM

Edith Cord, Bet Chaverim Congregant, survivor of the Shoah, and author of  Finding Edith: Surviving the Holocaust in Plain Sight and Becoming Edith: The Education of a Hidden Child, will be our featured speaker at Friday night services on May 17th. 

Edith will talk about her experiences in Europe during the Shoah, putting them in a historic context: she will explain the ideas and events  that led up to it and also touch on the methods used to get the German people to sink so low. The slides and pictures in her power point will make her presentation vivid easy to follow.

Children of all ages are welcome to attend. Although younger children may not understand all of the subject matter, there will be no frightening images.

The program will begin at 7:00 PM, followed by Shabbat services at 8:00 PM. A delicious oneg will conclude the evening.

Other Happenings

Exploring Israel Adventure Information Meeting Draws Member Interest
On April 30, Rabbi Blumenthal, representatives from ITC Tours, and several congregants met at Marty and Sue Leshin's house for an overview and Q&A about Bet Chaverim's trip to Israel next Feb. 9-20. Click here for current information about the itinerary: https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/Israel-Itinerary-3.15.2019.pdf. Click here for the application and additional information:

https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/3-21-19---2020-Israel-Trip-Application-Form.pdf. Please contact Rabbi Blumenthal at rabbiblumenthal@gmail.com or 917.742.4214 with any questions about the trip.

 

Yom HaZikaron & Yom HaAtzmaut - Israeli Memorial Day & Independence Day (May 8 and 9, Respectively)

Since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, four new holidays have been added to the Jewish calendar – Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day), Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day), and Yom Y’rushalayim (Jerusalem Day, which celebrates the reunification of the city in 1967). In Israel, these days are observed as national holidays; around the world, they are observed in various ways by Jewish communities.


The Israeli Knesset (parliament) established the day that precedes Yom HaAtzmaut as Yom HaZikaron, a day to memorialize soldiers who lost their lives fighting in the War of Independence and subsequent battles, as well as a day to remember civilian victims of terrorism. The official State name given to the day is Yom HaZikaron LeHalalei Ma'arakhot Yisrael ul'Nifge'ei Pe'ulot HaEivah (יוֹם הזִּכָּרוֹן לַחֲלָלֵי מַעֲרָכוֹת יִשְׂרָאֵל וּלְנִפְגְעֵי פְּעוּלוֹת הָאֵיבָה), which means "Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism" and was enacted into law in 1963.

 

Yom Ha'atzma'ut, Israeli Independence Day, commemorates the declaration of independence of Israel in 1948. It falls on the 5th day of the Jewish lunar month Iyyar.

 

Yom HaZikaron 2019 in Israel was observed the evening of Tuesday, May 7 to the evening of Wednesday, May 8. Yom Ha'atzmaut 2019 in Israel began yesterday evening (Wednesday, May 8), and ends this evening (Thursday, May 9).

 

Watch The Ein Prat Fountainheads music video "Hope," in celebration of Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel Independence Day.

 

 

March Madness Matching Gift Plan Continues

March Madness is Bet Chaverim’s fundraiser where the first $50.00 each member household contributes will be matched by our donors, and we say "Thank You" to those who have already participated. If you haven’t yet made a contribution, please do now by sending your contribution via our website by check or Paypal.
 
Questions? Contact Social Action/Green Committee Chair David Marker (DMMarker@comcast.net or 301.854.2531).

 

Register Now for Suicide Prevention Training
Bet Chaverim’s community mental health grant from the Horizon Foundation includes free training to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and learn to Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) someone to help. Click here for more information and to register for training: https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/QPR-Flyer-2019-od-at.docx
 
…and Save the Date – Friday, June 28 – for a Special Presentation on Addiction Recovery: The Horizon initiative includes a special presentation by Rabbi Ilan Glazer on Friday, June 28th about his book And God Created Recovery: Jewish Wisdom to Help You Break Free From Your Addiction, Heal Your Wounds and Unleash Your Inner Freedom. His bio follows:
Glazer BestRabbi Ilan Glazer is a freelance rabbi, speaker, and transformation coach based in Silver Spring, Maryland. A Rabbis Without Borders fellow, Ilan hosts the new Torah of Life podcast (available on iTunes and at www.torahoflife.com) and is married to Sherri Vishner Glazer. Ilan has worked with Jewish environmental and social justice organizations and has drummed with a who’s who of the Jewish musical world. He composes original melodies to prayers and psalms and offers a unique blend of Torah, humor, music, prayer, spirituality, healing, and insights from the storytelling, personal growth, and public speaking disciplines.