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

This Week: Oct. 18 - 24

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

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

 

 

Links

 

Upcoming Events

Ain’t Misbehavin’  Wednesday, October 24

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 19

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

This event will feature:

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

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

Youth Activities

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

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

Sources of information for our Religious School:

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

Yahrzeits

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

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

 

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

 

October Yahrzeits

 

10/01/2018

Frances Rossman

Beloved Mother of Henry Rossman

22 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Gilda Fridkis

Beloved Mother of Jay Fridkis

27 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Donald Eli Witkin

Beloved Father of Lynn Witkin-Weinstein

27 Tishrei

10/08/2018

Irving Berger

Beloved Father of Marc Berger

29 Tishrei

10/15/2018

Cecile Ruth Goldstein

Beloved Mother of Suzy Wheeler

6 Chesvan

10/19/2018

Phillip Levitt

Beloved Father of Jeff Levitt

10 Chesvan

10/28/2018

Albert Levine

Beloved Father of Jerry Levine

19 Chesvan


Acknowledgements**

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Notices

2019 Mah Jongg Cards

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

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

 

 

Save the Date

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


Federation Events

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

See Entire Community Calendar

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

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

This Week: Oct. 4 - 10

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

 

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

 

 

Links

 

Upcoming Events

Ain’t Misbehavin’  Wednesday, October 24

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 19

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Youth Activities

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

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

Sources of information for our Religious School:

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

Yahrzeits

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

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

 

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

 

October Yahrzeits

 

10/01/2018

Frances Rossman

Beloved Mother of Henry Rossman

22 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Gilda Fridkis

Beloved Mother of Jay Fridkis

27 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Donald Eli Witkin

Beloved Father of Lynn Witkin-Weinstein

27 Tishrei

10/08/2018

Irving Berger

Beloved Father of Marc Berger

29 Tishrei

10/15/2018

Cecile Ruth Goldstein

Beloved Mother of Suzy Wheeler

6 Chesvan

10/19/2018

Phillip Levitt

Beloved Father of Jeff Levitt

10 Chesvan

10/28/2018

Albert Levine

Beloved Father of Jerry Levine

19 Chesvan


Acknowledgements**

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Save the Date

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

 

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

 


Federation Events

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

See Entire Community Calendar

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

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

This Week: Oct. 4 - 10

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

 

Links

 

Upcoming Events

Youth Activities

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

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

Sources of information for our Religious School:

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

Yahrzeits

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

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

 

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

 

October Yahrzeits

 

10/01/2018

Frances Rossman

Beloved Mother of Henry Rossman

22 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Gilda Fridkis

Beloved Mother of Jay Fridkis

27 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Donald Eli Witkin

Beloved Father of Lynn Witkin-Weinstein

27 Tishrei

10/08/2018

Irving Berger

Beloved Father of Marc Berger

29 Tishrei

10/15/2018

Cecile Ruth Goldstein

Beloved Mother of Suzy Wheeler

6 Chesvan

10/19/2018

Phillip Levitt

Beloved Father of Jeff Levitt

10 Chesvan

10/28/2018

Albert Levine

Beloved Father of Jerry Levine

19 Chesvan


Acknowledgements**

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Save the Date

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

 

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

 

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

 


Federation Events

 

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

 

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

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

 

See Entire Community Calendar

Other Community Events

Important Holocaust Program

Howard Community College Smith Theater

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

 

All are welcome!  Please join us!

 

 

 

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

Diversity Credit available*

 

Program sponsored by the HCC Jewish Group 

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

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

 

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

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

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

This Week: Oct. 4 - 10

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

 

Links

 

Upcoming Events

Youth Activities

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

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

Sources of information for our Religious School:

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

Yahrzeits

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

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

 

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

 

October Yahrzeits

 

10/01/2018

Frances Rossman

Beloved Mother of Henry Rossman

22 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Gilda Fridkis

Beloved Mother of Jay Fridkis

27 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Donald Eli Witkin

Beloved Father of Lynn Witkin-Weinstein

27 Tishrei

10/08/2018

Irving Berger

Beloved Father of Marc Berger

29 Tishrei

10/15/2018

Cecile Ruth Goldstein

Beloved Mother of Suzy Wheeler

6 Chesvan

10/19/2018

Phillip Levitt

Beloved Father of Jeff Levitt

10 Chesvan

10/28/2018

Albert Levine

Beloved Father of Jerry Levine

19 Chesvan


Acknowledgements**

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Save the Date

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

 

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

 

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

 


Federation Events

 

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

 

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

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

 

See Entire Community Calendar

Other Community Events

Important Holocaust Program

Howard Community College Smith Theater

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

 

All are welcome!  Please join us!

 

 

 

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

Diversity Credit available*

 

Program sponsored by the HCC Jewish Group 

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

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

 

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

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

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

This Week: Oct. 4 - 10

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

 

Links

 

Upcoming Events

Youth Activities

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

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

Sources of information for our Religious School:

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

Yahrzeits

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

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

 

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

 

October Yahrzeits

 

10/01/2018

Frances Rossman

Beloved Mother of Henry Rossman

22 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Gilda Fridkis

Beloved Mother of Jay Fridkis

27 Tishrei

10/06/2018

Donald Eli Witkin

Beloved Father of Lynn Witkin-Weinstein

27 Tishrei

10/08/2018

Irving Berger

Beloved Father of Marc Berger

29 Tishrei

10/15/2018

Cecile Ruth Goldstein

Beloved Mother of Suzy Wheeler

6 Chesvan

10/19/2018

Phillip Levitt

Beloved Father of Jeff Levitt

10 Chesvan

10/28/2018

Albert Levine

Beloved Father of Jerry Levine

19 Chesvan


Acknowledgements**

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Save the Date

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

 

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

 

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

 


Federation Events

 

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

 

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

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

 

See Entire Community Calendar

Other Community Events

Important Holocaust Program

Howard Community College Smith Theater

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

 

All are welcome!  Please join us!

 

 

 

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

Diversity Credit available*

 

Program sponsored by the HCC Jewish Group 

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

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

 

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

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

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

This Week: Sept. 13 - 19

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Links

 

High Holiday Information

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE for 5779

(Service times appear on holiday tickets)

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUKKOT — Services in the Sukkah. TBD

 

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

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Upcoming Events

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

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

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

Youth Activities

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

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

Sources of information for our Religious School:

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

Yahrzeits

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

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

 

September Yahrzeits

09/01/2018

Judith Robbins

Beloved Mother of Michael Robbins

21 Elul

09/01/2018

Lois Glaros

Beloved Mother of Greg Glaros

21 Elul

09/01/2018

Charles M. Solomon

Beloved Father of Glenn Solomon

21 Elul

09/03/2018

Scott Jacob Rappaport

Beloved Son of Naomi Rappaport

23 Elul

09/03/2018

Edward Fishman

Beloved Father of Jodi Fishman

23 Elul

09/04/2018

Murray Rogofsky

Beloved Father of Phil Rogofsky

24 Elul

09/04/2018

Toby Cohen

no relatives recorded.

24 Elul

09/05/2018

Mary K. Deitz

Beloved Mother of Sharyn Sinay

25 Elul

09/05/2018

Harold Fishkin

Beloved Father of Michelle Levine

25 Elul

09/07/2018

Sylvia Resnicoff

Beloved Aunt of Jay Fridkis

27 Elul

09/09/2018

Joseph Marker

Beloved Father of David Marker

29 Elul

09/11/2018

Minnie Goldman

Beloved Mother of Stu Goldman

2 Tishrei

09/15/2018

Toby Gilda

Beloved Mother of Risa Kipnis

6 Tishrei

09/29/2018

Rachel Sarah Kipnis

Beloved Daughter of Risa & Jon Kipnis

20 Tishrei

 

 

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

Acknowledgements**

Book of Remembrance Donations

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

 

Shelli & Henry Rossman

♦ Michelle & Jerry Levine

Barbara Frederick & Michael Raderman

Karyn & Les Gross

Laurie & Steve Diener

Ivy Konel & Marvin Zeldin

Claudette & Robert Jacobs

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Save the Date

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


Federation Events

Rosh Hashanah Tribute Card

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

See Entire Community Calendar

Other Community Events

Important Holocaust Program

Howard Community College Smith Theater

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

 

All are welcome!  Please join us!

 

 

 

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

Diversity Credit available*

 

Program sponsored by the HCC Jewish Group 

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

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

 

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

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

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

This Week: Sept. 6 - 12

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Links

 

High Holiday Information

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE for 5779

(Service times appear on holiday tickets)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUKKOT — Services in the Sukkah. TBD

 

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

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Upcoming Events

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

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

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

Youth Activities

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

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

Sources of information for our Religious School:

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

Yahrzeits

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

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

 

September Yahrzeits

09/01/2018

Judith Robbins

Beloved Mother of Michael Robbins

21 Elul

09/01/2018

Lois Glaros

Beloved Mother of Greg Glaros

21 Elul

09/01/2018

Charles M. Solomon

Beloved Father of Glenn Solomon

21 Elul

09/03/2018

Scott Jacob Rappaport

Beloved Son of Naomi Rappaport

23 Elul

09/03/2018

Edward Fishman

Beloved Father of Jodi Fishman

23 Elul

09/04/2018

Murray Rogofsky

Beloved Father of Phil Rogofsky

24 Elul

09/04/2018

Toby Cohen

no relatives recorded.

24 Elul

09/05/2018

Mary K. Deitz

Beloved Mother of Sharyn Sinay

25 Elul

09/05/2018

Harold Fishkin

Beloved Father of Michelle Levine

25 Elul

09/07/2018

Sylvia Resnicoff

Beloved Aunt of Jay Fridkis

27 Elul

09/09/2018

Joseph Marker

Beloved Father of David Marker

29 Elul

09/11/2018

Minnie Goldman

Beloved Mother of Stu Goldman

2 Tishrei

09/15/2018

Toby Gilda

Beloved Mother of Risa Kipnis

6 Tishrei

09/29/2018

Rachel Sarah Kipnis

Beloved Daughter of Risa & Jon Kipnis

20 Tishrei

 

 

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

Acknowledgements**

Book of Remembrance Donations

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

 

Michelle & Jerry Levine

Barbara Frederick & Michael Raderman

Karyn & Les Gross

Laurie & Steve Diener

Ivy Konel & Marvin Zeldin

Claudette & Robert Jacobs

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Save the Date

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


Federation Events

Rosh Hashanah Tribute Card

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

See Entire Community Calendar

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

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

This Week: Aug. 30 - Sept. 5

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Renew your Membership & Complete High Holiday RSVPs

 

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

 

Links

 

A Warm Welcome to Rabbi Kim Blumenthal

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

High Holiday Information

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE for 5779

(Service times will appear on holiday tickets)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUKKOT — Services in the Sukkah. TBD

 

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

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Upcoming Events

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

Youth Activities

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

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

Sources of information for our Religious School:

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

Yahrzeits

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

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

 

September Yahrzeits

09/01/2018

Judith Robbins

Beloved Mother of Michael Robbins

21 Elul

09/01/2018

Lois Glaros

Beloved Mother of Greg Glaros

21 Elul

09/01/2018

Charles M. Solomon

Beloved Father of Glenn Solomon

21 Elul

09/03/2018

Scott Jacob Rappaport

Beloved Son of Naomi Rappaport

23 Elul

09/03/2018

Edward Fishman

Beloved Father of Jodi Fishman

23 Elul

09/04/2018

Murray Rogofsky

Beloved Father of Phil Rogofsky

24 Elul

09/04/2018

Toby Cohen

no relatives recorded.

24 Elul

09/05/2018

Mary K. Deitz

Beloved Mother of Sharyn Sinay

25 Elul

09/05/2018

Harold Fishkin

Beloved Father of Michelle Levine

25 Elul

09/07/2018

Sylvia Resnicoff

Beloved Aunt of Jay Fridkis

27 Elul

09/09/2018

Joseph Marker

Beloved Father of David Marker

29 Elul

09/11/2018

Minnie Goldman

Beloved Mother of Stu Goldman

2 Tishrei

09/15/2018

Toby Gilda

Beloved Mother of Risa Kipnis

6 Tishrei

09/29/2018

Rachel Sarah Kipnis

Beloved Daughter of Risa & Jon Kipnis

20 Tishrei

 

 

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

Acknowledgements**

Book of Remembrance Donations

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

 

Barbara Frederick & Michael Raderman

Karyn & Les Gross

Laurie & Steve Diener

Ivy Konel & Marvin Zeldin

Claudette & Robert Jacobs

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Save the Date

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


Federation Events

Rosh Hashanah Tribute Card

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

See Entire Community Calendar

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

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

This Week: Aug. 9 - 15

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

 

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

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

 

High Holiday RSVP Deadline - Fri., Aug. 17

 

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

 

♦  Volunteers Needed - see Get Involved below.

 

Links

 

High Holiday Information

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

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HIGH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE for 5779

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

 

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

 

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

 

            Morning Service               9:00 AM

                Babysitting                         10:00 AM – 1 PM

                Torah Service                     10:10 AM

                Junior Congregation        TBD

                Sermon                                12:10 AM  

          

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

 

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

 

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

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

              Mincha                                 6:15 PM

              Kol Nidre                              6:30 PM

              Sermon                                 6:50 PM

 

 

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

 

                Morning Service               9:00 AM

                Babysitting                         10:00 AM – 1 PM

                Torah Service                     10:15 AM

                Junior Congregation        TBD

                Sermon                                11:15 AM

                Yizkor                                  11:35 AM

 

                Break                                   2:30 PM

 

                Study Session                    3:45 PM

                Mincha                                4:45 PM

                Ne’ilah                                 6:10 PM

                Ma’ariv                                7:25 PM

                Havdallah/Final Shofar

                Blast                                     7:48 PM                                              

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

 

SUKKOT — Services in the Sukkah. TBD

 

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

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

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

 

Youth Activities

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

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

Sources of information for our Religious School:

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

Get Involved

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

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

 

Yahrzeits

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

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

 

 

Week of Aug. 9 - 15

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

 

Week of Aug. 16 - 22

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

Acknowledgements**

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Save the Date

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri.,  Aug. 17, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

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

 

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

 


Federation Events

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Chai-Lights 8/2: Join Us for Shabbat Services at Edith Cord's Home Tonight!!

This Week: Aug. 2 - 8

♦ Shabbat Service & Oneg - Fri., Aug. 3, 7:30 PM at the home of Edith Cord, 6161 Llanfair Drive, Columbia, 21044.

 

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

 

♦  Volunteers Needed - see Get Involved below.

 

Links

 

Youth Activities

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

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

Sources of information for our Religious School:

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

Get Involved

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

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

 

Yahrzeits

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

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

 

Week of Aug 2 - 8

8/3                     22 Av                 Miriam Freedman, beloved mother of Maury Freedman

8/8                     27 Av                 Miriam Block, beloved mother of Vivian Goldman

 

Week of Aug. 9 - 15

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

 

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

Acknowledgements**

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Save the Date

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

 

♦  Board Meeting - 9:00 AM, at Marty's office, 6708 Alexander Bell Dr.,  Suite 200, Columbia, MD 21046.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri.,  Aug. 17, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

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

 

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

 


Federation Events

Notices

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Chai-Lights 7/26: Shabbat Services, Board Meeting, BCRS Registration, & Volunteers Needed

This Week: Jul. 26 - Aug. 1

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

 

♦  Board Calendar Planning Meeting -  Sun., July 29, 8:00 AM - Noon, Watermark Place Condominiums 10001 Windstream Dr., Columbia, MD.

 

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

 

♦  Volunteers Needed - see Get Involved below.

 

Links

 

Upcoming Events

Monthly Minyans - A Word From Our Hosts

Remembering our loved ones is a sacred Jewish tradition. The monthly minyans began in an effort to help provide that opportunity for the members of Bet Chaverim. Nonetheless, we have not had a minyan (without reaching out to those living close) for the past few months.

 

If you would like to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on your loved one's actual Yahrzeit date, please call Karyn Gross at 301-233-4371 at least one week before (give or take a day or two) and she will arrange a minyan at the location of your choice.

Youth Activities

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

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

Sources of information for our Religious School:

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

Get Involved

Marketing or Advertising Skills Needed

Bet Chaverim needs a volunteer to handle marketing and the placement of ads in local publications such as The Jewish Times and Baltimore’s Child magazines. Please contact Jamie Biegeleisen at jscoop5@yahoo.com if you're able to assist the congregation with these outreach efforts.
 

Are You a Mensch? Your Help is Needed on the Membership Committee

Our Membership Co-Chairs, Heather Zimmerman and Elan Abutboul are looking for a few good mensches to round out the Membership Committee. This is a wonderful time to join the committee, as they are ready to plan some membership events and support activities with the hope of highlighting our future Rabbi and the newly hired BCRS Education Director. Please call 410-480-8361 or email Heather at heather_zimmerman@verizon.net to apply.

 

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

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

 

Kugel Connection

Kugel Connection was launched by Cheryl Kaufman in January 2014 to help Jewish senior citizens in the area, who would like to be matched with volunteers to receive help with grocery shopping, transportation to non-medical events, and social interaction (e.g., visits for home-bound seniors). There are no costs for these services. If you would like to volunteer or to receive services (or know someone who can benefit from such services), please contact Cheryl at info@kugelconnection.com or 443-745-2866.

Yahrzeits

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

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

 

Week of July 26 - Aug 1

7/30                   18 Av                 Alan Reid, beloved husband of Elaine Reid and father of Jarrett Reid

 

Week of Aug 2 - 8

8/3                     22 Av                 Miriam Freedman, beloved mother of Maury Freedman

8/8                     27 Av                 Miriam Block, beloved mother of Vivian Goldman

 

 

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

Acknowledgements**

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Save the Date

♦ Shabbat Service & Oneg - Fri., Aug. 3, 7:30 PM at the home of Edith Cord, 6161 Llanfair Drive,Columbia, 21044.

 

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

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri.,  Aug. 17, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

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

 

 


Federation Events

Notices

 

 

Summer Fun for Everyone!

Ready for the first independent overnight experience for your child? Yotair, Capital Camps’ Rookie Camp (August 14-17) packs an entire summer of overnight fun into four awesome days, leading right into Summer Family Camp! Learn more at 301-468-2267 or on an upcoming tour: 3/25, 4/15, 4/22, 7/1, 7,18, 7/15, 7/29, and 8/5. Also: Extend your summer at Capital Camps with Bubbie-Zadie Family Camp (June 1-3) and/or Summer Family Camp (August 17-19)! All the best parts of summer camp shared with family – swimming, ropes course, sports, dance, music, and the Capital Camps Shabbat experience. Visit capitalcamps.org for more information or to RSVP for a tour.

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Chai-Lights 7/19: Shabbat Services, Religious School Registration, & Volunteers Needed Now; Shabbat Under the Stars is Coming Soon!

This Week: July 19 - 25

♦ Shabbat Under the Stars - Fri., July 20, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Lake Elkhorn Pavilion, Columbia, MD 21046

 

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

 

♦  Volunteers Needed - see Get Involved below.

 

Links

 

Upcoming Events

2018 Shabbat Under the Stars - Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, July 20 at the Lake Elkhorn Pavilion

  

Please join us for a special service, Bet Chaverim's Annual Shabbat Under the Stars. This family-friendly Friday night service -- which is open to Congregants and the greater Jewish community -- is the perfect opportunity to meet members and our leadership, learn about our innovative religious school, and enjoy Shabbat with friends! We have the Lake Elkhorn pavilion reserved starting at 7:00 PM; Bet Chaverim will  provide refreshments (water, fruit, and cookies) and lead Shabbat services. Please bring a flashlight - no promises about the number of fireflies to light the walk back to the car!

 

Feel free to come earlier and enjoy the lake, the park, and the company. You can bring you own dairy or pareve picnic meal. Picnic tables are available under the pavilion or feel free to bring lawn chairs. Please RSVP at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548a8ab2ca02-shabbat 

 

Parking: Please use the parking lot entrance off Broken Land Parkway, or the overflow parking at 9821 Broken Land Parkway (use the underpass to walk safely to the Lake Elkhorn Pavilion)

 

Monthly Minyans - A Word From Our Hosts

Remembering our loved ones is a sacred Jewish tradition. The monthly minyans began in an effort to help provide that opportunity for the members of Bet Chaverim. Nonetheless, we have not had a minyan (without reaching out to those living close) for the past few months.

 

If you would like to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on your loved one's actual Yahrzeit date, please call Karyn Gross at 301-233-4371 at least one week before (give or take a day or two) and she will arrange a minyan at the location of your choice.

Youth Activities

Calling All Families of Teens - Youth Survey

Bet Chaverim is looking to establish programming for our teenage population. The programming will be based on their interests, and may include social events, Jewish talks (like Torah on Tap for Teens), social action, and just hanging out. To start this, we need your help.

If you have teenage children in your household, please complete the very brief survey at the link below. This will help us build a membership list of our teenagers, and gather their interest areas. Please complete a survey for each teenager.

 

The survey is found at: https://tinyurl.com/BCTeenSurvey

 

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

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

Sources of information for our Religious School:

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

Get Involved

Marketing or Advertising Skills Needed

Bet Chaverim needs a volunteer to handle marketing and the placement of ads in local publications such as The Jewish Times and Baltimore’s Child magazines. Please contact Jamie Biegeleisen at jscoop5@yahoo.com if you're able to assist the congregation with these outreach efforts.
 

Are You a Mensch? Your Help is Needed on the Membership Committee

Our Membership Co-Chairs, Heather Zimmerman and Elan Abutboul are looking for a few good mensches to round out the Membership Committee. This is a wonderful time to join the committee, as they are ready to plan some membership events and support activities with the hope of highlighting our future Rabbi and the newly hired BCRS Education Director. Please call 410-480-8361 or email Heather at heather_zimmerman@verizon.net to apply.

 

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

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

 

Kugel Connection

Kugel Connection was launched by Cheryl Kaufman in January 2014 to help Jewish senior citizens in the area, who would like to be matched with volunteers to receive help with grocery shopping, transportation to non-medical events, and social interaction (e.g., visits for home-bound seniors). There are no costs for these services. If you would like to volunteer or to receive services (or know someone who can benefit from such services), please contact Cheryl at info@kugelconnection.com or 443-745-2866.

Yahrzeits

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

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

 

Week of July 19 - 25

7/24                   12 Av                 Sylvia Lief, beloved mother of Karyn Gross

 

Week of July 26 - Aug 1

7/30                   18 Av                 Alan Reid, beloved husband of Elaine Reid and father of Jarrett Reid

 

 

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

Acknowledgements**

Thank you to Ivy Konel & Marvin Zeldin for their generous donation to Bet Chaverim Religious School  in Memory of Marvin's mother, Annette Zeldin, z'l.

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Save the Date

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

 

♦ Shabbat Service & Oneg - Fri., Aug. 3, 7:30 PM at the home of Edith Cord, 6161 Llanfair Drive,Columbia, 21044.

 

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

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Fri.,  Aug. 17, 7:30 PM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

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

 


Federation Events

Notices

 

 

Summer Fun for Everyone!

Ready for the first independent overnight experience for your child? Yotair, Capital Camps’ Rookie Camp (August 14-17) packs an entire summer of overnight fun into four awesome days, leading right into Summer Family Camp! Learn more at 301-468-2267 or on an upcoming tour: 3/25, 4/15, 4/22, 7/1, 7,18, 7/15, 7/29, and 8/5. Also: Extend your summer at Capital Camps with Bubbie-Zadie Family Camp (June 1-3) and/or Summer Family Camp (August 17-19)! All the best parts of summer camp shared with family – swimming, ropes course, sports, dance, music, and the Capital Camps Shabbat experience. Visit capitalcamps.org for more information or to RSVP for a tour.

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Chai-Lights 7/12: Shabbat Services, Religious School Registration, & Volunteers Needed Now; Shabbat Under the Stars is Coming Soon!

This Week: July 12 - 18

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  July 14, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044. Details to follow.

 

♦  Rosh Chodesh Group Cancelled  - Sun., July 15.

 

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

 

♦  Volunteers Needed - see Get Involved below.

 

Links

 

Upcoming Events

2018 Shabbat Under the Stars - Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, July 20 at the Lake Elkhorn Pavilion

  

Please join us for a special service, Bet Chaverim's Annual Shabbat Under the Stars. This family-friendly Friday night service -- which is open to Congregants and the greater Jewish community -- is the perfect opportunity to meet members and our leadership, learn about our innovative religious school, and enjoy Shabbat with friends! We have the Lake Elkhorn pavilion reserved starting at 7:00 PM; Bet Chaverim will  provide refreshments (water, fruit, and cookies) and lead Shabbat services. Please bring a flashlight - no promises about the number of fireflies to light the walk back to the car!

 

Feel free to come earlier and enjoy the lake, the park, and the company. You can bring you own dairy or pareve picnic meal. Picnic tables are available under the pavilion or feel free to bring lawn chairs. Please RSVP at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548a8ab2ca02-shabbat 

 

Parking: Please use the parking lot entrance off Broken Land Parkway, or the overflow parking at 9821 Broken Land Parkway (use the underpass to walk safely to the Lake Elkhorn Pavilion)

 

Monthly Minyans - A Word From Our Hosts

Remembering our loved ones is a sacred Jewish tradition. The monthly minyans began in an effort to help provide that opportunity for the members of Bet Chaverim. Nonetheless, we have not had a minyan (without reaching out to those living close) for the past few months.

 

If you would like to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on your loved one's actual Yahrzeit date, please call Karyn Gross at 301-233-4371 at least one week before (give or take a day or two) and she will arrange a minyan at the location of your choice.

Youth Activities

Calling All Families of Teens - Youth Survey

Bet Chaverim is looking to establish programming for our teenage population. The programming will be based on their interests, and may include social events, Jewish talks (like Torah on Tap for Teens), social action, and just hanging out. To start this, we need your help.

If you have teenage children in your household, please complete the very brief survey at the link below. This will help us build a membership list of our teenagers, and gather their interest areas. Please complete a survey for each teenager.

 

The survey is found at: https://tinyurl.com/BCTeenSurvey

 

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

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

Sources of information for our Religious School:

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

Get Involved

Marketing or Advertising Skills Needed

Bet Chaverim needs a volunteer to handle marketing and the placement of ads in local publications such as The Jewish Times and Baltimore’s Child magazines. Please contact Jamie Biegeleisen at jscoop5@yahoo.com if you're able to assist the congregation with these outreach efforts.
 

Are You a Mensch? Your Help is Needed on the Membership Committee

Our Membership Co-Chairs, Heather Zimmerman and Elan Abutboul are looking for a few good mensches to round out the Membership Committee. This is a wonderful time to join the committee, as they are ready to plan some membership events and support activities with the hope of highlighting our future Rabbi and the newly hired BCRS Education Director. Please call 410-480-8361 or email Heather at heather_zimmerman@verizon.net to apply.

 

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

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

 

Kugel Connection

Kugel Connection was launched by Cheryl Kaufman in January 2014 to help Jewish senior citizens in the area, who would like to be matched with volunteers to receive help with grocery shopping, transportation to non-medical events, and social interaction (e.g., visits for home-bound seniors). There are no costs for these services. If you would like to volunteer or to receive services (or know someone who can benefit from such services), please contact Cheryl at info@kugelconnection.com or 443-745-2866.

Yahrzeits

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

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

 

Week of July 19 - 25

7/24                   12 Av                 Sylvia Lief, beloved mother of Karyn Gross

 

 

 

 

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

Acknowledgements**

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Save the Date

♦ Shabbat Under the Stars - Fri., July 20, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Lake Elkhorn Pavilion, Columbia, MD 21046

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  July 28, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044. Details to follow.

 

 


Federation Events

Notices

 

 

Summer Fun for Everyone!

Ready for the first independent overnight experience for your child? Yotair, Capital Camps’ Rookie Camp (August 14-17) packs an entire summer of overnight fun into four awesome days, leading right into Summer Family Camp! Learn more at 301-468-2267 or on an upcoming tour: 3/25, 4/15, 4/22, 7/1, 7,18, 7/15, 7/29, and 8/5. Also: Extend your summer at Capital Camps with Bubbie-Zadie Family Camp (June 1-3) and/or Summer Family Camp (August 17-19)! All the best parts of summer camp shared with family – swimming, ropes course, sports, dance, music, and the Capital Camps Shabbat experience. Visit capitalcamps.org for more information or to RSVP for a tour.

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Chai-Lights 7/5: Shabbat Services, Religious School Registration, & Volunteers Needed Now; Shabbat Under the Stars is Coming Soon!

This Week: July 5 - 11

♦ Shabbat Services and Oneg - Fri., Jul. 6, 7:30 PM, at the home of Jennifer & Phil Rogofsky,  6110 Timothy Court Columbia, MD 21044.  Rabbi Blumenthal is planning on attending, so here's a great chance to get to know her better in a more informal setting.

 

♦ Board Meeting - Sun., July 8, 9:00 AM,  at Marty’s office: 6708 Alexander Bell Dr., Suite 200. Please RSVP to Alethea (alethea@schmallhome.com) if you're planning to attend. 

 

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

 

 

♦  Volunteers Needed - see Get Involved below.

 

Links

 

Upcoming Events

2018 Shabbat Under the Stars - Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, July 20 at the Lake Elkhorn Pavilion

  

Please join us for a special service, Bet Chaverim's Annual Shabbat Under the Stars. This family-friendly Friday night service -- which is open to Congregants and the greater Jewish community -- is the perfect opportunity to meet members and our leadership, learn about our innovative religious school, and enjoy Shabbat with friends! We have the Lake Elkhorn pavilion reserved starting at 7:00 PM; Bet Chaverim will  provide refreshments (water, fruit, and cookies) and lead Shabbat services. Please bring a flashlight - no promises about the number of fireflies to light the walk back to the car!

 

Feel free to come earlier and enjoy the lake, the park, and the company. You can bring you own dairy or pareve picnic meal. Picnic tables are available under the pavilion or feel free to bring lawn chairs. Please RSVP at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548a8ab2ca02-shabbat 

 

Parking: Please use the parking lot entrance off Broken Land Parkway, or the overflow parking at 9821 Broken Land Parkway (use the underpass to walk safely to the Lake Elkhorn Pavilion)

 

Monthly Minyans - A Word From Our Hosts

Remembering our loved ones is a sacred Jewish tradition. The monthly minyans began in an effort to help provide that opportunity for the members of Bet Chaverim. Nonetheless, we have not had a minyan (without reaching out to those living close) for the past few months.

 

If you would like to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on your loved one's actual Yahrzeit date, please call Karyn Gross at 301-233-4371 at least one week before (give or take a day or two) and she will arrange a minyan at the location of your choice.

Youth Activities

Calling All Families of Teens - Youth Survey

Bet Chaverim is looking to establish programming for our teenage population. The programming will be based on their interests, and may include social events, Jewish talks (like Torah on Tap for Teens), social action, and just hanging out. To start this, we need your help.

If you have teenage children in your household, please complete the very brief survey at the link below. This will help us build a membership list of our teenagers, and gather their interest areas. Please complete a survey for each teenager.

 

The survey is found at: https://tinyurl.com/BCTeenSurvey

 

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

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

Sources of information for our Religious School:

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

Get Involved

Marketing or Advertising Skills Needed

Bet Chaverim needs a volunteer to handle marketing and the placement of ads in local publications such as The Jewish Times and Baltimore’s Child magazines. Please contact Jamie Biegeleisen at jscoop5@yahoo.com if you're able to assist the congregation with these outreach efforts.
 

Are You a Mensch? Your Help is Needed on the Membership Committee

Our Membership Co-Chairs, Heather Zimmerman and Elan Abutboul are looking for a few good mensches to round out the Membership Committee. This is a wonderful time to join the committee, as they are ready to plan some membership events and support activities with the hope of highlighting our future Rabbi and the newly hired BCRS Education Director. Please call 410-480-8361 or email Heather at heather_zimmerman@verizon.net to apply.

 

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

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

 

Kugel Connection

Kugel Connection was launched by Cheryl Kaufman in January 2014 to help Jewish senior citizens in the area, who would like to be matched with volunteers to receive help with grocery shopping, transportation to non-medical events, and social interaction (e.g., visits for home-bound seniors). There are no costs for these services. If you would like to volunteer or to receive services (or know someone who can benefit from such services), please contact Cheryl at info@kugelconnection.com or 443-745-2866.

Yahrzeits

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

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

 

Week of July 5 - 11

7/8                     25 Tammuz        Helene Levitt, beloved mother of Jeff Levitt

7/8                     25 Tammuz        Doris Zimmerman, beloved mother of Dov Zimmerman

 

 

 

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

Acknowledgements**

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Save the Date

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  July 14, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044. Details to follow.

 

♦  Rosh Chodesh Group  (tentatively scheduled) - Sun., July 15, 7:00 PM, at the home of Debra Brodlie.

 

♦ Shabbat Under the Stars - Fri., July 20, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Lake Elkhorn Pavilion, Columbia, MD 21046

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  July 28, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044. Details to follow.

 

 


Federation Events

Notices

 

 

Summer Fun for Everyone!

Ready for the first independent overnight experience for your child? Yotair, Capital Camps’ Rookie Camp (August 14-17) packs an entire summer of overnight fun into four awesome days, leading right into Summer Family Camp! Learn more at 301-468-2267 or on an upcoming tour: 3/25, 4/15, 4/22, 7/1, 7,18, 7/15, 7/29, and 8/5. Also: Extend your summer at Capital Camps with Bubbie-Zadie Family Camp (June 1-3) and/or Summer Family Camp (August 17-19)! All the best parts of summer camp shared with family – swimming, ropes course, sports, dance, music, and the Capital Camps Shabbat experience. Visit capitalcamps.org for more information or to RSVP for a tour.

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Chai-Lights 6/28: Shabbat Services, Religious School Registration, & Volunteers Needed

This Week: June 28 - July 4

♦ Shabbat Service and Oneg - Fri., Jun. 29, 7:30 PM, at the home of Mary & David Marker, 7131 Willow Brook Way, Columbia, MD 21046

 

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

 

♦  Volunteers Needed - see Get Involved below.

 

Links

 

Upcoming Events

Shabbat Under the Stars - Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, July 20

We hope you'll join us and also invite your friends from the community to enjoy a special service -- Bet Chaverim's Annual Shabbat Under the Stars. This family-friendly Friday night service is the perfect opportunity to meet our members and leadership, learn about our innovative religious school, and enjoy Shabbat with friends! We have reserved the Lake Elkhorn Pavilion. So plan to participate by bringing your own dairy/pareve dinner. Water and dairy desserts will be provided by Bet Chaverim. The committee is working to finalize details; in the meantime, mark your calendars.

 

Lake Elkhorn Pavilion: Picnic tables are available under the pavilion or feel free to bring lawn chairs. Also, bring flashlights to guide your way back to your car at the end of the evening!!

 

Parking: Please use the parking lot entrance off Broken Land Parkway, or the overflow parking at 9821 Broken Land Parkway (use the underpass to walk safely to the Lake Elkhorn Pavilion)

 

Monthly Minyans - A Word From Our Hosts

Remembering our loved ones is a sacred Jewish tradition. The monthly minyans began in an effort to help provide that opportunity for the members of Bet Chaverim. Nonetheless, we have not had a minyan (without reaching out to those living close) for the past few months.

 

If you would like to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on your loved one's actual Yahrzeit date, please call Karyn Gross at 301-233-4371 at least one week before (give or take a day or two) and she will arrange a minyan at the location of your choice.

Youth Activities

Calling All Families of Teens - Youth Survey

Bet Chaverim is looking to establish programming for our teenage population. The programming will be based on their interests, and may include social events, Jewish talks (like Torah on Tap for Teens), social action, and just hanging out. To start this, we need your help.

If you have teenage children in your household, please complete the very brief survey at the link below. This will help us build a membership list of our teenagers, and gather their interest areas. Please complete a survey for each teenager.

 

The survey is found at: https://tinyurl.com/BCTeenSurvey

 

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

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

Sources of information for our Religious School:

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

Get Involved

Marketing or Advertising Skills Needed

Bet Chaverim needs a volunteer to handle marketing and the placement of ads in local publications such as The Jewish Times and Baltimore’s Child magazines. Please contact Jamie Biegeleisen at jscoop5@yahoo.com if you're able to assist the congregation with these outreach efforts.
 

Are You a Mensch? Your Help is Needed on the Membership Committee

Our Membership Co-Chairs, Heather Zimmerman and Elan Abutboul are looking for a few good mensches to round out the Membership Committee. This is a wonderful time to join the committee, as they are ready to plan some membership events and support activities with the hope of highlighting our future Rabbi and the newly hired BCRS Education Director. Please call 410-480-8361 or email Heather at heather_zimmerman@verizon.net to apply.

 

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

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

 

Kugel Connection

Kugel Connection was launched by Cheryl Kaufman in January 2014 to help Jewish senior citizens in the area, who would like to be matched with volunteers to receive help with grocery shopping, transportation to non-medical events, and social interaction (e.g., visits for home-bound seniors). There are no costs for these services. If you would like to volunteer or to receive services (or know someone who can benefit from such services), please contact Cheryl at info@kugelconnection.com or 443-745-2866.

Yahrzeits

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

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

 

Week of June 28 - July 4

7/1                     18 Tammuz       Paul Fridkis, beloved father of Jay Fridkis

7/1                     18 Tammuz       Deena Osheroff,  beloved mother of Michael Osheroff

 

Week of July 5 - 11

7/8                     25 Tammuz        Helene Levitt, beloved mother of Jeff Levitt

7/8                     25 Tammuz        Doris Zimmerman, beloved mother of Dov Zimmerman

 

 

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

Acknowledgements**

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Save the Date

♦ Shabbat Service and Oneg - Fri., Jul. 6, 7:30 PM, at the home of Jennifer & Phil Rogofsky,  6110 Timothy Court Columbia, MD 21044

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  July 14, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044. Details to follow.

 

♦  Rosh Chodesh Group  (tentatively scheduled) - Sun., July 15, 7:00 PM, at the home of Debra Brodlie.

 

♦ Shabbat Under the Stars - Fri., July 20, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Lake Elkhorn Pavilion, Columbia, MD 21046

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  July 28, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044. Details to follow.

 

 


Federation Events

Notices

 

 

Summer Fun for Everyone!

Ready for the first independent overnight experience for your child? Yotair, Capital Camps’ Rookie Camp (August 14-17) packs an entire summer of overnight fun into four awesome days, leading right into Summer Family Camp! Learn more at 301-468-2267 or on an upcoming tour: 3/25, 4/15, 4/22, 7/1, 7,18, 7/15, 7/29, and 8/5. Also: Extend your summer at Capital Camps with Bubbie-Zadie Family Camp (June 1-3) and/or Summer Family Camp (August 17-19)! All the best parts of summer camp shared with family – swimming, ropes course, sports, dance, music, and the Capital Camps Shabbat experience. Visit capitalcamps.org for more information or to RSVP for a tour.

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Chai-Lights 6/21: Congregational Meeting, Shabbat Services, Religious School Registration, & Save the Date for Shabbat Under the Stars

This Week: June 21 - 27

♦  Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting - Thurs.,  June 21, at the Community/Party Room of Vivian & Stu Goldman's home, 10001 Windstream Dr.,  Columbia, 21044.

 

♦  Shabbat Service - Sat.,  June 23, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, 21044.

 

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

 

♦  Volunteers Needed for Membership Committee - see details below.

 

Links

 

Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting - Thursday, 7:30 PM, June 21

We hope all Congregants will attend our Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting at which members will be asked to vote on the budget for Bet Chaverim's next fiscal year.

 

Our by-laws stipulate that proxies for absentee members cannot be submitted before/during the meeting, except in cases where a spouse/partner attends the meeting with a proxy for their own absent spouse/partner.

 

Please plan to attend the meeting that will be held:

  • WHEN:  Thurs., June 21, 7:30 PM
  • WHERE: Vivian & Stuart Goldman's home, party room at 10001 Windstream Drive, Columbia, MD 21044 (Stu: 301-775-8834; Vivian: 301-706-6454)

Please make a concerted effort to join us for this Important Congregational Meeting. 

Upcoming Events

Save the Date: Shabbat Under the Stars - Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, July 20

We hope you'll join us and also invite your friends from the community to enjoy a special service -- Bet Chaverim's Annual Shabbat Under the Stars. This family-friendly Friday night service is the perfect opportunity to meet our members and leadership, learn about our innovative religious school, and enjoy Shabbat with friends! We have reserved the Lake Elkhorn Pavilion. So plan to participate by bringing your own dairy/pareve dinner. Water and dairy desserts will be provided by Bet Chaverim. The committee is working to finalize details; in the meantime, mark your calendars.

 

Lake Elkhorn Pavilion: Picnic tables are available under the pavilion or feel free to bring lawn chairs. Also, bring flashlights to guide your way back to your car at the end of the evening!!

 

Parking: Please use the parking lot entrance off Broken Land Parkway, or the overflow parking at 9821 Broken Land Parkway (use the underpass to walk safely to the Lake Elkhorn Pavilion)

 

Monthly Minyans - A Word From Our Hosts

Remembering our loved ones is a sacred Jewish tradition. The monthly minyans began in an effort to help provide that opportunity for the members of Bet Chaverim. Nonetheless, we have not had a minyan (without reaching out to those living close) for the past few months.

 

If you would like to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on your loved one's actual Yahrzeit date, please call Karyn Gross at 301-233-4371 at least one week before (give or take a day or two) and she will arrange a minyan at the location of your choice.

Youth Activities

Calling All Families of Teens - Youth Survey

Bet Chaverim is looking to establish programming for our teenage population. The programming will be based on their interests, and may include social events, Jewish talks (like Torah on Tap for Teens), social action, and just hanging out. To start this, we need your help.

If you have teenage children in your household, please complete the very brief survey at the link below. This will help us build a membership list of our teenagers, and gather their interest areas. Please complete a survey for each teenager.

 

The survey is found at: https://tinyurl.com/BCTeenSurvey

 

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

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

Sources of information for our Religious School:

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

Get Involved

Are You a Mensch? Your Help is Needed on the Membership Committee

Our Membership Co-Chairs, Heather Zimmerman and Elan Abutboul are looking for a few good mensches to round out the Membership Committee. This is a wonderful time to join the committee, as they are ready to plan some membership events and support activities with the hope of highlighting our future Rabbi and the newly hired BCRS Education Director. Please call 410-480-8361 or email Heather at heather_zimmerman@verizon.net to apply.

 

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

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