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Shabbat Services and Chanukah Program

December 12

 

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

♦ Friday, December 13, 7:30 PM at the home of Arlene and Al Heine  Their address is 6177 Wooded Run Dr, Columbia Maryland 21044.

 

Saturday, December 21, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

 

 

Upcoming Events: 


Chanukah Program — December 15, 4:00 - 6:00, Columbia Non-Profit Collaborative,

 

Congregational Meeting — December 19, 7:00 PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church,  9120 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21042. The meeting will be held in the Auditorium Building that sits right in front of the school—looks like an old church—and has red doors.  If you approach the church from the east (St John’s Lane), you should use the first driveway entrance and it is on the immediate left.

BC News

Chanukah Party — December 15 at the NonProfit Collaborative

 

Join Bet Chaverim Congregation on Sunday, December 15, from 4:00-6:00 for our Chanukah celebration at the NonProfit Collaborative! We will have our 5th Annual Latke Cook-Off and potluck dinner. Avirah, the Israeli dance troupe from the University of Maryland, will do a demonstration and lead an instructional session for us.
 
This event is open to the community. Bring your friends and prospective members! Come with your dancing shoes and show off your Israeli dancing moves! Any questions may be sent to BetChavMD@gmail.com
 
 

Please bring any unopened toys or new children's books to donateto those in need.

 

 

 
Congregational Meeting — 7:00 PM on December 19 at St. John's Episcopal Church
Bet Chaverim is in discussion with St. John's Episcopal Church to rent space.  The Church is located at 9120 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042. We are excited about this possibility, as we would have all of our services, classes, and events at a consistent location.  The arrangement will include classroom space for our religious school.  
 

The Church has an enormous facility and grounds with many possibilities for appropriate space for our needs. Rabbi Blumenthal and the Building Committee are working with our friends at the church in identifying the best options for our use of their site.  There are kitchen facilities in the building.  We would not have to worry about needing space for unexpected events. We are particularly grateful that the clergy at St. John’s is eager for us to build a Sukkah on their grounds. 

 

This agreement would be similar to being in an Interfaith Center. There is precedent for synagogues and churches renting space from one another, sharing a commitment to faith while respecting the unique nature of each faith group. Reverend Ritonia and Rabbi Blumenthal have begun to develop a relationship, and look forward to fostering meaningful interfaith opportunities for our communities.

 

We have attached pictures of the facilities (see: https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/BetChaverimStJohnsOverviewv11.pdf .  We are discussing a three-year agreement with the Church, mostly likely starting in 2021.  We are working with the Church to move the religious school to their facility in 2020.  We do not have any specific rent numbers; they are aware of what we are currently paying to rent space.  The general thought is our total rental costs would be the same or less than our current total expenditure for space. 
 
We hope that you share our enthusiasm for this potential next step for our congregation.  While no scenario is perfect, we feel that this is an opportunity for growth that will enhance our congregation.  We have scheduled our fall/winter Congregational meeting for December 19th at their facility.  This will give Congregants the opportunity start getting a feel for the facility.   We look forward to hearing your thoughts on this potential relationship and opportunity.

Get Involved

Volunteers Requested to Serve on Our Board

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

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

 
The Nominating Committee is seeking individuals who are interested in having a voice in the direction of Bet Chaverim.
 
If you are interested in a Trustee or Officer position, or would like more information, please contact Jarrett Reid at: Jarrett@reidhome.com, or Robert L. Jacobs at: BetChaverim.business@gmail.com

 

 

Ready for Your New Mah Jongg Card?  Order 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 $639 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 20th to:

 

          SOPHIE NOVINSKY

          4213 SCARLET SAGE COURT     

          ELLICOTT CITY, MD 21042

 

December Yahrzeits

12/01/2019

Arnold S. Light

Father of Barbara Frederick

3 Kislev

12/02/2019

Burton Steinberg

Father of Craig Steinberg

4 Kislev

12/10/2019

Ruth Jacobs

Mother of Robert Jacobs

12 Kislev

12/14/2019

Chaim H. Zimbalist

Father of Morris Zimbalist

16 Kislev

12/17/2019

Maxyne Berger

mother of Marc Berger

19 Kislev

12/18/2019

Herbert Laiefsky

Father of Karyn Gross

20 Kislev

12/20/2019

William Millman

Father of Vivian Goldman

22 Kislev

12/22/2019

Phyllis Pollokoff

Mother of Gordon Pollokoff

24 Kislev

12/25/2019

Beatrice Gordon Rosenthal

Mother of Steven Rosenthal

27 Kislev

 

 

Federation News

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots

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

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

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

 

 

Bereavement Support Group

Thursdays December 12-February 6

3:00-4:15 PM at Columbia Jewish Congregation

6:00-7:15 PM at Sol Levinson & Bros.

In partnership with Sol Levinson & Bros., the Federation’s Community Social Worker, Michalah Hoffman, and Dr. Barry Frieman, Ed. D., Professor Emeritus Towson University, offer a bereavement support group for those who have lost a family member or friend (excluding a spouse). The group will focus on helping those who have experienced the loss of a loved one navigate their grief in a small group discussion environment. Free and open to the community, but advance registration required to Michalah Hoffman.

 

 

Community Candle Lighting

Sunday, December 22, 5:30 pm

George Howard Building (3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City)

County Executive Calvin Ball, the Jewish Federation of Howard County, and the Board of Rabbis invite the community to a Community Candle Lighting on the 1st night of Chanukah. All ages are invited. Please RSVP to Jamie Nelson.

 

 

Mitzvah Day & Chanukah Celebration

Wednesday, December 25, 9:00-10:30 am

Bet Yeladim Preschool

Join the Jewish Federation of Howard County, PJ Library in Howard County, and Bet Yeladim Preschool for family-friendly volunteer projects and a Chanukah celebration. This program is best enjoyed by children ages 3-8. along with their grown-ups and siblings. For more information and registration, visit Associated.org/MitzvahDay.

 

 

Israel Café Lunch ‘N Learn: Current Events

Wednesday, January 8, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 121

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

 

 

Israel Café @ Night: Current Events

Wednesday, January 8, 7:00-8:30 pm

10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 400

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

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Shabbat Services and Torah on Tap

December 5

 

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

Saturday, December 7, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

 

♦ Friday, December 13;  at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

 

Saturday, December 21, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

Torah on Tap —- Tuesday, December 10, 7:30 - 9:00 PM at the Watermark, 10001 Windstream Dr, Columbia, 21044

 

Chanukah Program — December 15, 4:00 - 6:00, Columbia, Non-Profit Collaborative,

 

Congregational Meeting — December 19, at St. John’s Episcopal Church,  9120 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21042

 

 

 

 

BC News

Torah on Tap on Tuesday — December 10 

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

The next event will be held:

 

  • Date: Tuesday, December 10th
  • Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
  • Place: The Watermark Clubroom, 10001 Windstream Dr, Columbia, 21044

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

 

 

 
Chanukah Party — December 15 at the NonProfit Collaborative
Join Bet Chaverim Congregation on Sunday, December 15, from 4:00-6:00 for our Chanukah celebration at the NonProfit Collaborative! We will have our 5th Annual Latke Cook-Off and potluck dinner. Avirah, the Israeli dance troupe from the University of Maryland, will do a demonstration and lead an instructional session for us. This event is open to the community. Bring your friends and prospective members! Come with your dancing shoes and show off your Israeli dancing moves! Any questions may be sent to BetChavMD@gmail.com
 
 

Volunteers Requested to Serve on Our Board

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

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

 
The Nominating Committee is seeking individuals who are interested in having a voice in the direction of Bet Chaverim.
 
If you are interested in a Trustee or Officer position, or would like more information, please contact Jarrett Reid at: Jarrett@reidhome.com, or Robert L. Jacobs at: BetChaverim.business@gmail.com
 
Congregational Meeting — December 19 at St. John's Episcopal Church
Bet Chaverim is in discussion with St. John's Episcopal Church to rent space.  The Church is located at 9120 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042. We are excited about this possibility, as we would have all of our services, classes, and events at a consistent location.  The arrangement will include classroom space for our religious school.  
 

The Church has an enormous facility and grounds with many possibilities for appropriate space for our needs. Rabbi Blumenthal and the Building Committee are working with our friends at the church in identifying the best options for our use of their site.  There are kitchen facilities in the building.  We would not have to worry about needing space for unexpected events. We are particularly grateful that the clergy at St. John’s is eager for us to build a Sukkah on their grounds. 

 

This agreement would be similar to being in an Interfaith Center. There is precedent for synagogues and churches renting space from one another, sharing a commitment to faith while respecting the unique nature of each faith group. Reverend Ritonia and Rabbi Blumenthal have begun to develop a relationship, and look forward to fostering meaningful interfaith opportunities for our communities.

 

We have attached pictures of the facilities (see: https://images.shulcloud.com/583/uploads/BetChaverimStJohnsOverviewv11.pdf .  We are discussing a three-year agreement with the Church, mostly likely starting in 2021.  We are working with the Church to move the religious school to their facility in 2020.  We do not have any specific rent numbers; they are aware of what we are currently paying to rent space.  The general thought is our total rental costs would be the same or less than our current total expenditure for space. 
 
We hope that you share our enthusiasm for this potential next step for our congregation.  While no scenario is perfect, we feel that this is an opportunity for growth that will enhance our congregation.  We have scheduled our fall/winter Congregational meeting for December 19th at their facility.  This will give Congregants the opportunity start getting a feel for the facility.   We look forward to hearing your thoughts on this potential relationship and opportunity.

December Yahrzeits

12/01/2019

Arnold S. Light

Father of Barbara Frederick

3 Kislev

12/02/2019

Burton Steinberg

Father of Craig Steinberg

4 Kislev

12/10/2019

Ruth Jacobs

Mother of Robert Jacobs

12 Kislev

12/14/2019

Chaim H. Zimbalist

Father of Morris Zimbalist

16 Kislev

12/17/2019

Maxyne Berger

mother of Marc Berger

19 Kislev

12/18/2019

Herbert Laiefsky

Father of Karyn Gross

20 Kislev

12/20/2019

William Millman

Father of Vivian Goldman

22 Kislev

12/22/2019

Phyllis Pollokoff

Mother of Gordon Pollokoff

24 Kislev

12/25/2019

Beatrice Gordon Rosenthal

Mother of Steven Rosenthal

27 Kislev

 

 

Federation News

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots

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

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

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

 

 

Bereavement Support Group

Thursdays December 12-February 6

3:00-4:15 PM at Columbia Jewish Congregation

6:00-7:15 PM at Sol Levinson & Bros.

In partnership with Sol Levinson & Bros., the Federation’s Community Social Worker, Michalah Hoffman, and Dr. Barry Frieman, Ed. D., Professor Emeritus Towson University, offer a bereavement support group for those who have lost a family member or friend (excluding a spouse). The group will focus on helping those who have experienced the loss of a loved one navigate their grief in a small group discussion environment. Free and open to the community, but advance registration required to Michalah Hoffman.

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Shabbat Services Tonight

November 29

 

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

♦ Friday, November 29, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

 

Saturday, December 7, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

 

♦ Family Services & Pot Luck Dinner — Friday, December 13;  at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring. Details to Follow.

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

Torah on Tap —- Tuesday, December 12, 7:30 - 9:00 PM at the Watermark, 10001 Windstream Dr, Columbia, 21044

 

Chanukah Program — December 16, 4:00 - 6:00, Columbia, Non-Profit Collaborative,

 

Congregational Meeting — December 19, at St. John’s Episcopal Church,  9120 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21042

 

 

 

BC News

Chanukah Party
Join Bet Chaverim Congregation on Sunday, December 15, from 4:00-6:00 for our Chanukah celebration at the NonProfit Collaborative! We will have our 5th Annual Latke Cook-Off and potluck dinner. Avirah, the Israeli dance troupe from the University of Maryland, will do a demonstration and lead an instructional session for us. This event is open to the community. Bring your friends and prospective members! Come with your dancing shoes and show off your Israeli dancing moves! Any questions may be sent to BetChavMD@gmail.com
 
 

Volunteers Requested to Serve on Our Board

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

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

 
The Nominating Committee is seeking individuals who are interested in having a voice in the direction of Bet Chaverim.
 
If you are interested in a Trustee or Officer position, or would like more information, please contact Jarrett Reid at: Jarrett@reidhome.com, or Robert L. Jacobs at: BetChaverim.business@gmail.com

December Yahrzeits

12/01/2019

Arnold S. Light

Father of Barbara Frederick

3 Kislev

12/02/2019

Burton Steinberg

Father of Craig Steinberg

4 Kislev

12/10/2019

Ruth Jacobs

Mother of Robert Jacobs

12 Kislev

12/14/2019

Chaim H. Zimbalist

Father of Morris Zimbalist

16 Kislev

12/17/2019

Maxyne Berger

mother of Marc Berger

19 Kislev

12/18/2019

Herbert Laiefsky

Father of Karyn Gross

20 Kislev

12/20/2019

William Millman

Father of Vivian Goldman

22 Kislev

12/22/2019

Phyllis Pollokoff

Mother of Gordon Pollokoff

24 Kislev

12/25/2019

Beatrice Gordon Rosenthal

Mother of Steven Rosenthal

27 Kislev

 

 

Federation News

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots

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

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

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

 

 

Great Challah Bake

Thursday, December 5, 6:30 PM Doors Open

Kahler Hall

Limited Space; Register Now

See Registration Information on Flyer (below)

Celebrate Federation’s 5th Annual Great Challah Bake! Join our biggest gathering of women of the year, with hundreds of Jewish mothers, daughters, and sisters!  For women and girls ages 10+. $25/adults, $18/girls ages 10-15. Get your tickets early because space is limited! Register and get more information at JewishHowardCounty.org/ChallahBake. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

 

 

Bereavement Support Group

Thursdays December 12-February 6

3:00-4:15 PM at Columbia Jewish Congregation

6:00-7:15 PM at Sol Levinson & Bros.

In partnership with Sol Levinson & Bros., the Federation’s Community Social Worker, Michalah Hoffman, and Dr. Barry Frieman, Ed. D., Professor Emeritus Towson University, offer a bereavement support group for those who have lost a family member or friend (excluding a spouse). The group will focus on helping those who have experienced the loss of a loved one navigate their grief in a small group discussion environment. Free and open to the community, but advance registration required to Michalah Hoffman.

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Monthly Minyan Tonight and Shabbat Services on Saturday

November 21

 

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 
Saturday, November 23, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

 

♦ Friday, November 29, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

Monthly Minyan - Thursday, November 21, 7:30 PM at the home of Les & Karyn Gross

The News

Monthly Minyan Now Scheduled for November 21

A weeknight minyan will be held on Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 PM at the home of Les and Karyn Gross, 9498 Vollmerhausen Drive, Columbia, MD.  We have at least two members who will be saying kaddish, so if you are able to attend, please let Karyn know via email ( krglcg@verizon.net) or phone 301-233-4371, so that she can make sure we meet our minyan requirements.  Thank you.

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

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

 

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

 

The Erin Valenti Women in Entrepreneurship Scholarship

The family of the late Erin Valenti, beloved daughter-in-law of Lew and Lynn (Witkin) Weinstein recently launched the Erin Valenti Women in Entrepreneurship Scholarship, which will support women at the University of Utah in perpetuity. This is an endowed scholarship that will annually be awarded to women leaders at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah. This program’s motto is “live, create, launch,” and the Institute provides a setting where student entrepreneurs can realize their dreams. Hundreds of startups have launched that originated at Lassonde.

 

Please consider donating to this cause, which is something that Erin cared about deeply. Her family requests scholarship donations in lieu of  other memorials. Any amount is greatly appreciated and all donations are tax deductible.

https://www.givecampus.com/schools/DavidEcclesSchoolofBusiness/erin-valenti-women-in-entrepreneurship-scholarship?fbclid=IwAR2_4tTZl1Cy6TxVCkLgPrErg6N160-Sje2_OCmcMhlVem4I7U-90tn1pac

 

 

Yahrzeits

November Yahrzeits

 

11/4

Cecile Ruth Goldstein   

Beloved Mother of Suzy Wheeler

6 Chesvan

11/8

Phillip Levitt

Beloved Father of Jeff Levitt

8 Chesvan

11/17

Albert Levine

Beloved Father of Jerry Levine

19 Chesvan

11/21

Harry Konel

Beloved Father of Ivy Konel

23 Chesvan

11/26

Seymour Osheroff

Beloved Father of Michael Osheroff

23 Chesvan

11/28

Rosa Selfon

Beloved Aunt of Karyn Gross

30 Chesvan  

 

 

Federation News

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots

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

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

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

 

 

Turkey Trike

Sunday, November 24, 3:00-4:30 PM

Oakland Mills Interfaith Center

Join Columbia Jewish Congregation and PJ Library in Howard County with your tricycle, scooter or just your sneakers to have some pre-Thanksgiving fun on the track! For children ages 6 & under! Free event, but RSVP is required by Thursday, November 21. Visit http://bit.ly/2NiHl18 for registration and more information.

 

 

Great Challah Bake

Thursday, December 5, 6:30 PM Doors Open

Kahler Hall

Limited Space; Register Now

See Registration Information on Flyer (below)

Celebrate Federation’s 5th Annual Great Challah Bake! Join our biggest gathering of women of the year, with hundreds of Jewish mothers, daughters, and sisters!  For women and girls ages 10+. $25/adults, $18/girls ages 10-15. Get your tickets early because space is limited! Register and get more information at JewishHowardCounty.org/ChallahBake. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

 

 

Bereavement Support Group

Thursdays December 12-February 6

3:00-4:15 PM at Columbia Jewish Congregation

6:00-7:15 PM at Sol Levinson & Bros.

In partnership with Sol Levinson & Bros., the Federation’s Community Social Worker, Michalah Hoffman, and Dr. Barry Frieman, Ed. D., Professor Emeritus Towson University, offer a bereavement support group for those who have lost a family member or friend (excluding a spouse). The group will focus on helping those who have experienced the loss of a loved one navigate their grief in a small group discussion environment. Free and open to the community, but advance registration required to Michalah Hoffman.

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Shabbat Services, Baby Naming, and Tot Shabbat

November 14

 

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

Saturday, November 16, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring. Baby Naming for the daughter of  Ilana (Herscovitz) and Jason Reid. Tot Shabbat at 10:30 AM.

 
Saturday, November 23, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

 

♦ Friday, November 29, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

Monthly Minyan - Thursday, November 21, 7:30 PM at the home of Les & Karyn Gross

The News

 

Shabbat and Service Baby Naming on Saturday, November 16, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center; Tot Shabbat Begins at 10:30
Please join us for Shabbat Services and the baby naming for the new daughter of Ilana (Herscovitz) and Jason Reid (born on Wednesday, 10/30/19). The baby naming will be held during Shabbat services on Saturday, November 16 at Hawthorn Center. 

Mazel Tov to: big brother Jack; beaming bubbe, Elaine Reid (celebrating grandbaby #10th); and the entire extended Reid and Herscovitz families.
 

In addition to the baby naming during Shabbat Services, we will be holding a special Tot Shabbat led by Lisa Gerber. The Tot Shabbat, which will begin at 10:30 AM in a separate room in the Hawthorn Center, is targeted for children pre-K to 2nd grade (children in 3rd or higher grades are encouraged to attend the main service.

 

The Reid family sponsoring the Oneg following services.
 
 
Last Chance to Register for Global Day of Jewish Learning—Speaking Volumes on Sunday, November 17 From 3:30—6:30 PM at Oakland Mills Interfaith Center
Global Day of Jewish Learning is a community celebration of our heritage, brought to Howard County by the Jewish Federation and the Howard County Board of Rabbis.

This year's theme, "Speaking Volumes," will be explored in two different projects:

 

  • Resetting the Table (CODE REQUIRED)Collaborative conversations about Israel in the face of strong differences. This is a unique opportunity to work with trained facilitators from across the country.
  • The Impact of WordsRound-table discussions with community rabbis about the power of words and their impact on our lives.

 

Tickets are required, and are $10 per participant; registration can be completed at https://associated.org/globaldayFor more information, contact Shauna Leavey at 410-730-4976 x118.

 

 

Global Day of Jewish Learning Schedule

 

3:30 – 3:45 PM: Check In (Please do not arrive before 3:30 PM)

3:45 – 4:00 pm: Welcome


The Impact of Words

4:00 – 5:00 PM: The Oven of Achani and Other Rabbinic Disputes

The Talmud is a 500-year debate among Rabbis about the best way to live a Jewish life. Join Rabbi Daniel Plotkin to explore some of the greatest controversies, and how a solution was discovered, or not.

5:00 – 5:15 PM: Snack Break

5:15 – 6:15 PM: Is There a Jewish Way to Argue?

The old joke says that when you get two Jews together, you get three opinions. But to dig beyond the humor, join Rabbi Gordy Fuller in an interactive session that will look at both Biblical and Rabbinic texts illustrating ways we should (and should not) argue, according to Jewish values and traditions.

 

Resetting The Table (This program requires a congregation code from your synagogue's Rabbi or through Federation by emailing Shauna Leavey)

4:00 – 4:20 PM: Introduction to Resetting The Table
Rabbi Sonya Starr and trained facilitators
from across the country will introduce this unique deliberating technique.

 

4:30 – 6:15 PM: Facilitated discussions
Collaborative conversations about Israel to foster healthy dialogue and deliberation in the face of strong differences.

 
 
Monthly Minyan Now Scheduled for November 21

A weeknight minyan will be held on Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 PM at the home of Les and Karyn Gross, 9498 Vollmerhausen Drive, Columbia, MD.  We have at least two members who will be saying kaddish, so if you are able to attend, please let Karyn know via email ( krglcg@verizon.net) or phone 301-233-4371, so that she can make sure we meet our minyan requirements.  Thank you.

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

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

 

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

 

The Erin Valenti Women in Entrepreneurship Scholarship

The family of the late Erin Valenti, beloved daughter-in-law of Lew and Lynn (Witkin) Weinstein recently launched the Erin Valenti Women in Entrepreneurship Scholarship, which will support women at the University of Utah in perpetuity. This is an endowed scholarship that will annually be awarded to women leaders at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah. This program’s motto is “live, create, launch,” and the Institute provides a setting where student entrepreneurs can realize their dreams. Hundreds of startups have launched that originated at Lassonde.

 

Please consider donating to this cause, which is something that Erin cared about deeply. Her family requests scholarship donations in lieu of  other memorials. Any amount is greatly appreciated and all donations are tax deductible.

https://www.givecampus.com/schools/DavidEcclesSchoolofBusiness/erin-valenti-women-in-entrepreneurship-scholarship?fbclid=IwAR2_4tTZl1Cy6TxVCkLgPrErg6N160-Sje2_OCmcMhlVem4I7U-90tn1pac

 

 

Yahrzeits

November Yahrzeits

 

11/4

Cecile Ruth Goldstein   

Beloved Mother of Suzy Wheeler

6 Chesvan

11/8

Phillip Levitt

Beloved Father of Jeff Levitt

8 Chesvan

11/17

Albert Levine

Beloved Father of Jerry Levine

19 Chesvan

11/21

Harry Konel

Beloved Father of Ivy Konel

23 Chesvan

11/26

Seymour Osheroff

Beloved Father of Michael Osheroff

23 Chesvan

11/28

Rosa Selfon

Beloved Aunt of Karyn Gross

30 Chesvan  

 

 

Federation News

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots

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

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

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

 

 

Turkey Trike

Sunday, November 24, 3:00-4:30 PM

Oakland Mills Interfaith Center

Join Columbia Jewish Congregation and PJ Library in Howard County with your tricycle, scooter or just your sneakers to have some pre-Thanksgiving fun on the track! For children ages 6 & under! Free event, but RSVP is required by Thursday, November 21. Visit http://bit.ly/2NiHl18 for registration and more information.

 

 

Great Challah Bake

Thursday, December 5, 6:30 PM Doors Open

Kahler Hall

Limited Space; Register Now

See Registration Information on Flyer (below)

Celebrate Federation’s 5th Annual Great Challah Bake! Join our biggest gathering of women of the year, with hundreds of Jewish mothers, daughters, and sisters!  For women and girls ages 10+. $25/adults, $18/girls ages 10-15. Get your tickets early because space is limited! Register and get more information at JewishHowardCounty.org/ChallahBake. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

 

 

Bereavement Support Group

Thursdays December 12-February 6

3:00-4:15 PM at Columbia Jewish Congregation

6:00-7:15 PM at Sol Levinson & Bros.

In partnership with Sol Levinson & Bros., the Federation’s Community Social Worker, Michalah Hoffman, and Dr. Barry Frieman, Ed. D., Professor Emeritus Towson University, offer a bereavement support group for those who have lost a family member or friend (excluding a spouse). The group will focus on helping those who have experienced the loss of a loved one navigate their grief in a small group discussion environment. Free and open to the community, but advance registration required to Michalah Hoffman.

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Shabbat Services, Board Meeting, and Torah on Tap

November 8

 

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

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

 

♦ Friday, November 15, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

 

Saturday, November 16, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring. Baby Naming for the daughter of  Ilana (Herscovitz) and Jason Reid.

 
Saturday, November 23, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

 

♦ Friday, November 29, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

Board Meeting — Sunday, November 10, 9:00 - 11:00 AM, Oakland Mills High School.

 

Torah on Tap - Tuesday, November 12, 7:30 - 9:00 PM at the Watermark

 

Monthly Minyan - Thursday, November 21, 7:30 PM at the home of Les & Karyn Gross


 

 
 

The News

Torah on Tap on Tuesday, November 12 

 

Torah on Tap returns this month! Join us for a lively discussion on a Jewish topic.

The next event will be held:

 

  • Date: Tuesday, November 12th
  • Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
  • Place: The Watermark Clubroom, 10001 Windstream Dr, Columbia, 21044

 

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

 

 
Shabbat and Service Baby Naming on Saturday, November 16, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center
Please join us for Shabbat Services and the baby naming for the new daughter of Ilana (Herscovitz) and Jason Reid (born on Wednesday, 10/30/19). The baby naming will be held during Shabbat services on Saturday, November 16 at Hawthorn Center. 

Mazel Tov to: big brother Jack; beaming bubbe, Elaine Reid (celebrating grandbaby #10th); and the entire extended Reid and Herscovitz families.
 
The Reid family invites everyone back for a celebratory brunch following services—the address for brunch will be provided at services.
 
Global Day of Jewish Learning—Speaking Volumes on Sunday, November 17 From 3:30—6:30 PM at Oakland Mills Interfaith Center
Global Day of Jewish Learning is a community celebration of our heritage, brought to Howard County by the Jewish Federation and the Howard County Board of Rabbis.

This year's theme, "Speaking Volumes," will be explored in two different projects:

 

  • Resetting the Table (CODE REQUIRED)Collaborative conversations about Israel in the face of strong differences. This is a unique opportunity to work with trained facilitators from across the country.
  • The Impact of WordsRound-table discussions with community rabbis about the power of words and their impact on our lives.

 

Tickets are required, and are $10 per participant; registration can be completed at https://associated.org/globaldayFor more information, contact Shauna Leavey at 410-730-4976 x118.

 

 

Global Day of Jewish Learning Schedule

 

3:30 – 3:45 PM: Check In (Please do not arrive before 3:30 PM)

3:45 – 4:00 pm: Welcome


The Impact of Words

4:00 – 5:00 PM: The Oven of Achani and Other Rabbinic Disputes

The Talmud is a 500-year debate among Rabbis about the best way to live a Jewish life. Join Rabbi Daniel Plotkin to explore some of the greatest controversies, and how a solution was discovered, or not.

5:00 – 5:15 PM: Snack Break

5:15 – 6:15 PM: Is There a Jewish Way to Argue?

The old joke says that when you get two Jews together, you get three opinions. But to dig beyond the humor, join Rabbi Gordy Fuller in an interactive session that will look at both Biblical and Rabbinic texts illustrating ways we should (and should not) argue, according to Jewish values and traditions.

 

Resetting The Table (This program requires a congregation code from your synagogue's Rabbi or through Federation by emailing Shauna Leavey)

4:00 – 4:20 PM: Introduction to Resetting The Table
Rabbi Sonya Starr and trained facilitators
from across the country will introduce this unique deliberating technique.

 

4:30 – 6:15 PM: Facilitated discussions
Collaborative conversations about Israel to foster healthy dialogue and deliberation in the face of strong differences.

 
 
Monthly Minyan Now Scheduled for November 21

A weeknight minyan will be held on Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 PM at the home of Les and Karyn Gross, 9498 Vollmerhausen Drive, Columbia, MD.  We have at least two members who will be saying kaddish, so if you are able to attend, please let Karyn know via email ( krglcg@verizon.net) or phone 301-233-4371, so that she can make sure we meet our minyan requirements.  Thank you.

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

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

 

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

 

The Erin Valenti Women in Entrepreneurship Scholarship

The family of the late Erin Valenti, beloved daughter-in-law of Lew and Lynn (Witkin) Weinstein recently launched the Erin Valenti Women in Entrepreneurship Scholarship, which will support women at the University of Utah in perpetuity. This is an endowed scholarship that will annually be awarded to women leaders at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah. This program’s motto is “live, create, launch,” and the Institute provides a setting where student entrepreneurs can realize their dreams. Hundreds of startups have launched that originated at Lassonde.

 

Please consider donating to this cause, which is something that Erin cared about deeply. Her family requests scholarship donations in lieu of  other memorials. Any amount is greatly appreciated and all donations are tax deductible.

https://www.givecampus.com/schools/DavidEcclesSchoolofBusiness/erin-valenti-women-in-entrepreneurship-scholarship?fbclid=IwAR2_4tTZl1Cy6TxVCkLgPrErg6N160-Sje2_OCmcMhlVem4I7U-90tn1pac

 

 

Yahrzeits

November Yahrzeits

 

11/4

Cecile Ruth Goldstein   

Beloved Mother of Suzy Wheeler

6 Chesvan

11/8

Phillip Levitt

Beloved Father of Jeff Levitt

8 Chesvan

11/17

Albert Levine

Beloved Father of Jerry Levine

19 Chesvan

11/21

Harry Konel

Beloved Father of Ivy Konel

23 Chesvan

11/26

Seymour Osheroff

Beloved Father of Michael Osheroff

23 Chesvan

11/28

Rosa Selfon

Beloved Aunt of Karyn Gross

30 Chesvan  

 

 

Federation News

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots

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

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

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

 

 

Turkey Trike

Sunday, November 24, 3:00-4:30 PM

Oakland Mills Interfaith Center

Join Columbia Jewish Congregation and PJ Library in Howard County with your tricycle, scooter or just your sneakers to have some pre-Thanksgiving fun on the track! For children ages 6 & under! Free event, but RSVP is required by Thursday, November 21. Visit http://bit.ly/2NiHl18 for registration and more information.

 

 

Great Challah Bake

Thursday, December 5, 6:30 PM Doors Open

Kahler Hall

Limited Space; Register Now

See Registration Information on Flyer (below)

Celebrate Federation’s 5th Annual Great Challah Bake! Join our biggest gathering of women of the year, with hundreds of Jewish mothers, daughters, and sisters!  For women and girls ages 10+. $25/adults, $18/girls ages 10-15. Get your tickets early because space is limited! Register and get more information at JewishHowardCounty.org/ChallahBake. For more information, contact Shauna Leavey.

 

 

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Friday Night Speaker Series: Jewish Medal of Honor Recipients; and Water! Water! Water!

October 31

 

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 
♦ Friday Night Speaker Series: Jewish Medal of Honor Recipients, November 1. Shabbat Services will start at 7:30 PM at the Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring; the Speaker Presentation will begin around 8:15 PM.   Details Below.
 

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

 

♦ Friday, November 15, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

 

Saturday, November 16, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring. Baby Naming for the daughter of  Ilana (Herscovitz) and Jason Reid.

 
Saturday, November 23, 9:30 AM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

 

♦ Friday, November 29, 7:30 PM at Hawthorn Neighborhood Center on Sunny Spring.

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

Water! Water! Water! - STEM Program for Young Students: Sunday, November 3rd, 1:30-3:00, Non-Profit Collaborative, 9770 Patuxent Woods Dr. Columbia, 21046. Details Below.

 

Board Meeting — Sunday, November 10, 9:00 - 11:00 AM, Oakland Mills High School.

 

Torah on Tap - Tuesday, November 12, 7:30 - 9:00 PM at the Watermark

 

Monthly Minyan - Tuesday, November 26, 7:30 PM at the home of Les & Karyn Gross


 

 
 

The News

Friday Night Speaker Series: Jewish Medal of Honor Recipients on Friday,  November 1  

 

Army, Navy and Air Force Versions of the Medal of Honor

 

Sheldon Goldberg, Ph.D, LtCol, USAF (Ret)—who serves as a docent/historian at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History— will share inspiring stories of Jewish Medal of Honor recipients as part of our Shabbat services. The Medal of Honor is the highest award that can be bestowed upon U.S. military service members and is awarded to those who have distinguished themselves through conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty. Details to follow.

 

 

Water! Water! Water! - STEM Program for Young Students:

Bet Chaverim Congregation and the Maryland STEM Festival will be hosting Water! Water! Water!, a STEM program in conjunction with the story of Noah. Jewish National Fund's Rafi Glazer and Filmmaker Cheryle Franceschi will be teaching about water in Israel, having discussions, and running STEM activities involving water. This FREE program is geared towards elementary and middle school students. The event will conclude with an ice cream party.
 
 
Shabbat and Service Baby Naming on Saturday, November 16, 9:30 AM, Hawthorn Center
Please join us for Shabbat Services and the baby naming for the new daughter of Ilana (Herscovitz) and Jason Reid (born on Wednesday, 10/30/19). The baby naming will be held during Shabbat services on Saturday, November 16 at Hawthorn Center. 

Mazel Tov to: big brother Jack; beaming bubbe, Elaine Reid (celebrating grandbaby #10th); and the entire extended Reid and Herscovitz families.
 
The Reid family invites everyone back for a celebratory brunch following services—the address for brunch will be provided at services.
 

Torah on Tap on Tuesday, November 12 

Torah on Tap returns this month! Join us for a lively discussion on a Jewish topic.

The next event will be held:

 

  • Date: Tuesday, November 12th
  • Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM
  • Place: The Watermark Clubroom, 10001 Windstream Dr, Columbia, 21044

 

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

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

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

 

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

 

The Erin Valenti Women in Entrepreneurship Scholarship

The family of the late Erin Valenti, beloved daughter-in-law of Lew and Lynn (Witkin) Weinstein recently launched the Erin Valenti Women in Entrepreneurship Scholarship, which will support women at the University of Utah in perpetuity. This is an endowed scholarship that will annually be awarded to women leaders at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah. This program’s motto is “live, create, launch,” and the Institute provides a setting where student entrepreneurs can realize their dreams. Hundreds of startups have launched that originated at Lassonde.

 

Please consider donating to this cause, which is something that Erin cared about deeply. Her family requests scholarship donations in lieu of  other memorials. Any amount is greatly appreciated and all donations are tax deductible.

https://www.givecampus.com/schools/DavidEcclesSchoolofBusiness/erin-valenti-women-in-entrepreneurship-scholarship?fbclid=IwAR2_4tTZl1Cy6TxVCkLgPrErg6N160-Sje2_OCmcMhlVem4I7U-90tn1pac

 

 

Yahrzeits

November Yahrzeits

 

11/4

Cecile Ruth Goldstein   

Beloved Mother of Suzy Wheeler

6 Chesvan

11/8

Phillip Levitt

Beloved Father of Jeff Levitt

8 Chesvan

11/17

Albert Levine

Beloved Father of Jerry Levine

19 Chesvan

11/21

Harry Konel

Beloved Father of Ivy Konel

23 Chesvan

11/26

Seymour Osheroff

Beloved Father of Michael Osheroff

23 Chesvan

11/28

Rosa Selfon

Beloved Aunt of Karyn Gross

30 Chesvan  

 

 

Federation News

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots

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

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

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

 

 

Fed Live! Laugh It Up

Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm

Ten Oaks Ballroom: 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville

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

 

Great Challah Bake

Thursday, December 5, 6:30 PM

Kahler Hall

Limited Space; Register Now

See Registration Information on Flyer (below)

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Friday Night Speaker Series: Jewish Medal of Honor Recipients

October 25

 

Upcoming Shabbat & Holiday Services: 

 
♦ Friday Night Speaker Series: Jewish Medal of Honor Recipients Fri., November 1; Shabbat Services will start at 7:30 PM, and the Speaker Presentatin will begin around 8:15 PM.   Sheldon Goldberg, Ph.D, LtCol, USAF (Ret) who serves as a docent/historian at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History will share inspiring stories of Jewish Medal of Honor recipients. The Medal of Honor is the highest award that can be bestowed upon U.S. military service members and is awarded to those who have distinguished themselves through conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.
 

Other Events: 

Pause for PittsburghOn Sunday, October 27 at 5:00 PM EST, one year to the day since this attack, the community in Pittsburgh will join in a public memorial service. Though we cannot all be there in person, the Jewish Federation of North America invite our friends from around the world to pause—wherever they are—and share in a collective moment of remembrance. Sign up to receive a text message at 5:00 PM that will contain a video with a mourning prayer and the names of the 11 people who lost their lives. After sharing this collective moment, the FNA will send you a link so you can virtually join Pittsburgh’s local service. Then, you will have an opportunity to submit a message of solidarity by text.  Register here: https://tapit.us/EhuwM

 

The News

Friday Night Speaker Series: Jewish Medal of Honor Recipients on Friday,  November 1  

Sheldon Goldberg, Ph.D, LtCol, USAF (Ret)—who serves as a docent/historian at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History— will share inspiring stories of Jewish Medal of Honor recipients as part of our Shabbat services. The Medal of Honor is the highest award that can be bestowed upon U.S. military service members and is awarded to those who have distinguished themselves through conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty. Details to follow.

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

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

 

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

 

The Erin Valenti Women in Entrepreneurship Scholarship

The family of the late Erin Valenti, beloved daughter-in-law of Lew and Lynn (Witkin) Weinstein recently launched the Erin Valenti Women in Entrepreneurship Scholarship, which will support women at the University of Utah in perpetuity. This is an endowed scholarship that will annually be awarded to women leaders at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah. This program’s motto is “live, create, launch,” and the Institute provides a setting where student entrepreneurs can realize their dreams. Hundreds of startups have launched that originated at Lassonde.

 

Please consider donating to this cause, which is something that Erin cared about deeply. Her family requests scholarship donations in lieu of  other memorials. Any amount is greatly appreciated and all donations are tax deductible.

https://www.givecampus.com/schools/DavidEcclesSchoolofBusiness/erin-valenti-women-in-entrepreneurship-scholarship?fbclid=IwAR2_4tTZl1Cy6TxVCkLgPrErg6N160-Sje2_OCmcMhlVem4I7U-90tn1pac

 

 

Yahrzeits

 

October Yahrzeits

10/1

Minnie Goldman

Beloved Mother of Stu Goldman

2 Tishrei

10/5

Toby Gilda Cohen

Beloved Mother of Risa Kipnis

6 Tishrei

10/19

Rachel Sarah Kipnis

Beloved Daughter of Risa & Jon Kipnis

20 Tishrei

10/21

Frances Rossman

Beloved Mother of Henry Rossman

22 Tishrei

10/26

Gilda Fridkis

Beloved Mother of Jay Fridkis

27 Tishrei

10/26

Donald Eli Witkin

Beloved Father of Lynn Witkin-Weinstein

27 Tishrei

10/28

Irving Berger

Beloved Father of Marc Berger

29 Tishrei

10/30

Linda Bloom

Beloved Mother of Steven Bloom

1 Cheshvan

Federation News

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots

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

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

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

 

 

Fed Live! Laugh It Up

Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm

Ten Oaks Ballroom: 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville

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

 

Great Challah Bake

Thursday, December 5, 6:30 PM

Kahler Hall

Limited Space; Register Now

See Registration Information on Flyer (below)

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Sukkah Open House at Rabbi Blumenthal's home, & Shemini Atzeret/Yizkor and Simchat Torah Services This Week

October 18

 

Upcoming Shabbat & Holiday Services: 

 

♦ Open Sukkah Celebration Hosted by Rabbi Blumenthal  — Fri., October 18, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, with Service at 7:30 PM.  Please note the Rabbi has cats. Her address is: 4604 Winding Stone Circle, Olney, MD 20832. This Sukkah Celebration replaces our regular Friday night Shabbat Services.


♦ Shemini Atzeret/Yizkor and Simchat Torah Services — Mon., October 21, 5:30 PM Mincha with Yizkor, 6 :30 PM Simchat Torah, and 8:30 PM Services conclude. Services will be at Hawthorn Center on Sunny Spring.

 

♦ Friday Night Speaker Series: Jewish Medal of Honor Recipients Fri., November 1.   Sheldon Goldberg, Ph.D, LtCol, USAF (Ret) who serves as a docent/historian at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History will share inspiring stories of Jewish Medal of Honor recipients. The Medal of Honor is the highest award that can be bestowed upon U.S. military service members and is awarded to those who have distinguished themselves through conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.
 

Other Events: 

 

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

 

Membership Committee Meeting Tues., October 22. Contact Jen Rogofsky ( jenrogo86@yahoo.co) for more information.

 

The News

Friday Night Speaker Series: Jewish Medal of Honor Recipients on Friday,  November 1  

Sheldon Goldberg, Ph.D, LtCol, USAF (Ret)—who serves as a docent/historian at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History— will share inspiring stories of Jewish Medal of Honor recipients as part of our Shabbat services. The Medal of Honor is the highest award that can be bestowed upon U.S. military service members and is awarded to those who have distinguished themselves through conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty. Details to follow.

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

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

 

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

 

 

Yahrzeits

 

October Yahrzeits

10/1

Minnie Goldman

Beloved Mother of Stu Goldman

2 Tishrei

10/5

Toby Gilda Cohen

Beloved Mother of Risa Kipnis

6 Tishrei

10/19

Rachel Sarah Kipnis

Beloved Daughter of Risa & Jon Kipnis

20 Tishrei

10/21

Frances Rossman

Beloved Mother of Henry Rossman

22 Tishrei

10/26

Gilda Fridkis

Beloved Mother of Jay Fridkis

27 Tishrei

10/26

Donald Eli Witkin

Beloved Father of Lynn Witkin-Weinstein

27 Tishrei

10/28

Irving Berger

Beloved Father of Marc Berger

29 Tishrei

10/30

Linda Bloom

Beloved Mother of Steven Bloom

1 Cheshvan

Federation News

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots

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

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

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

 

 

Fed Live! Laugh It Up

Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm

Ten Oaks Ballroom: 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville

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

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

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

October 11

 

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

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

 

 

 

Other Events: 

 

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

 

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

 

SUKKOT Services in the Sukkah. TBD

 

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

 

The News

Good News From the Goldmans

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

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

BCRS Programming and Registration for 2019-2020

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

 

 

Bowling League 2019-2020 - September 22

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

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

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

 

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

 

 

Yahrzeits

 

October Yahrzeits

10/1

Minnie Goldman

Beloved Mother of Stu Goldman

2 Tishrei

10/5

Toby Gilda Cohen

Beloved Mother of Risa Kipnis

6 Tishrei

10/19

Rachel Sarah Kipnis

Beloved Daughter of Risa & Jon Kipnis

20 Tishrei

10/21

Frances Rossman

Beloved Mother of Henry Rossman

22 Tishrei

10/26

Gilda Fridkis

Beloved Mother of Jay Fridkis

27 Tishrei

10/26

Donald Eli Witkin

Beloved Father of Lynn Witkin-Weinstein

27 Tishrei

10/28

Irving Berger

Beloved Father of Marc Berger

29 Tishrei

10/30

Linda Bloom

Beloved Mother of Steven Bloom

1 Cheshvan

Federation News

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots

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

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

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

 

 

Fed Live! Laugh It Up

Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm

Ten Oaks Ballroom: 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville

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

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Shabbat Services Tonight. Tashlich, Kol Nidre, & Yom Kippur This Week

October 4

 

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

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

 

 

Holiday Information

 

 

Gmar Chatima Tova.

May You Be Inscribed and Sealed for a Good Year.

 

 

HIGH HOLIDAY REMINDERS

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

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR HOLIDAY MACHZORIM.

 

 

SCHEDULE for 5780

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

9:00 AM Preliminary Service

10:00 AM Morning Service

10:30 AM Junior Congregation

11:45 AM Yizkor

Noon Musaf

 

10 AM - 1:00 PM Babysitting

 

4:45 PM Mincha

5:45 PM Ne'ilah

7:15 PM Havdalah/ Shofar Blasts

 

SUKKOT Services in the Sukkah. TBD

 

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

 

The News

BCRS Programming and Registration for 2019-2020

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

 

 

Bowling League 2019-2020 - September 22

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

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

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

 

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

 

 

Yahrzeits

 

October Yahrzeits

10/1

Minnie Goldman

Beloved Mother of Stu Goldman

2 Tishrei

10/5

Toby Gilda Cohen

Beloved Mother of Risa Kipnis

6 Tishrei

10/19

Rachel Sarah Kipnis

Beloved Daughter of Risa & Jon Kipnis

20 Tishrei

10/21

Frances Rossman

Beloved Mother of Henry Rossman

22 Tishrei

10/26

Gilda Fridkis

Beloved Mother of Jay Fridkis

27 Tishrei

10/26

Donald Eli Witkin

Beloved Father of Lynn Witkin-Weinstein

27 Tishrei

10/28

Irving Berger

Beloved Father of Marc Berger

29 Tishrei

10/30

Linda Bloom

Beloved Mother of Steven Bloom

1 Cheshvan

Federation News

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots

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

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

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

 

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

 

Fed Live! Laugh It Up

Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm

Ten Oaks Ballroom: 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville

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

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Shabbat and Holiday Services

September 27

 

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

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

 

 

Holiday Information

 

 

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

May You Be Inscribed and Sealed for a Good Year

 

HIGH HOLIDAY REMINDERS

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

 

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

 

 

SCHEDULE for 5780

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

 

9:00 AM Preliminary Service

10:00 AM Morning Service

10:30 AM Junior Congregation

Noon Musaf

 

10 AM - 1:00 PM Babysitting

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

9:00 AM Preliminary Service

10:00 AM Morning Service

10:30 AM Junior Congregation

11:45 AM Yizkor

Noon Musaf

 

10 AM - 1:00 PM Babysitting

 

4:45 PM Mincha

5:45 PM Ne'ilah

7:15 PM Havdalah/ Shofar Blasts

 

SUKKOT Services in the Sukkah. TBD

 

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

 

The News

 

BCRS Programming and Registration for 2019-2020

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

 

 

Bowling League 2019-2020 - September 22

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

 

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

 

 

New Processes for Using BC Website and Making Payments

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Yahrzeits

September Yahrzeits

9/6

Myer Goldstein

Beloved Father of Susan Wheeler

6 Elul

9/9

Milton Fried

Beloved Father of Debbie Rubin

9 Elul

9/9

Herbert Rubin

Beloved Father of Jeff Rubin

9 Elul

9/12

Helen Konel

Beloved Mother of Ivy Konel

12 Elul

9/21

Lois Glaros

Beloved Mother of Greg Glaros

21 Elul

9/21

Charles M. Solomon

Beloved Father of Glenn Solomon

21 Elul

9/23

Edward Fishman

Beloved Father of Jodi Fishman

23 Elul

9/23

Scott Rappaport

Beloved Son of Naomi Rappaport

23 Elul

9/24 

Murray Rogofsky

Beloved Father of Phil Rogofsky

24 Elul

9/25 

Mary K. Deitz

Beloved Mother of Sharon Sinay

25 Elul

9/25

Harold Fishkin

Beloved Father of Michelle Levine

25 Elul

9/27

Sylvia Resnicoff

Beloved Aunt of Jay Fridkis

27 Elul

9/29 

Joseph Marker  

Beloved Father of David Marker

29 Elul

 

 

October Yahrzeits

10/1

Minnie Goldman

Beloved Mother of Stu Goldman

2 Tishrei

10/5

Toby Gilda Cohen

Beloved Mother of Risa Kipnis

6 Tishrei

10/19

Rachel Sarah Kipnis

Beloved Daughter of Risa & Jon Kipnis

20 Tishrei

10/21

Frances Rossman

Beloved Mother of Henry Rossman

22 Tishrei

10/26

Gilda Fridkis

Beloved Mother of Jay Fridkis

27 Tishrei

10/26

Donald Eli Witkin

Beloved Father of Lynn Witkin-Weinstein

27 Tishrei

10/28

Irving Berger

Beloved Father of Marc Berger

29 Tishrei

10/30

Linda Bloom

Beloved Mother of Steven Bloom

1 Cheshvan

Federation News

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots

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

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

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

 

Fed Live! Laugh It Up

Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm

Ten Oaks Ballroom: 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville

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

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Prospective Members Shabbat Program and Selichot Services

September 19

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

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

 

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

 

Holiday Services: 

 

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

 

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

    

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUKKOT Services in the Sukkah. TBD

 

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

 

The News

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

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

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

 

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

 

Selichot - Saturday, September 21

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

 

High Holiday Information

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

 

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

 

BCRS Programming and Registration for 2019-2020

Programming:

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Registration:

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

 

 

Bowling League 2019-2020 - September 22

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

 

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

 

 

New Processes for Using BC Website and Making Payments

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Yahrzeits

September Yahrzeits

9/6

Myer Goldstein

Beloved Father of Susan Wheeler

6 Elul

9/9

Milton Fried

Beloved Father of Debbie Rubin

9 Elul

9/9

Herbert Rubin

Beloved Father of Jeff Rubin

9 Elul

9/12

Helen Konel

Beloved Mother of Ivy Konel

12 Elul

9/21

Lois Glaros

Beloved Mother of Greg Glaros

21 Elul

9/21

Charles M. Solomon

Beloved Father of Glenn Solomon

21 Elul

9/23

Edward Fishman

Beloved Father of Jodi Fishman

23 Elul

9/23

Scott Rappaport

Beloved Son of Naomi Rappaport

23 Elul

9/24 

Murray Rogofsky

Beloved Father of Phil Rogofsky

24 Elul

9/25 

Mary K. Deitz

Beloved Mother of Sharon Sinay

25 Elul

9/25

Harold Fishkin

Beloved Father of Michelle Levine

25 Elul

9/27

Sylvia Resnicoff

Beloved Aunt of Jay Fridkis

27 Elul

9/29 

Joseph Marker  

Beloved Father of David Marker

29 Elul

 

 

Federation News

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots

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

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

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

 

 

Bereavement Group for Spousal Loss: Afternoon Group

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

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

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

 

Bereavement Group for Spousal Loss: Evening Group

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

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

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

 

PJ Library’s Fall Fun

Sunday, September 15, 3:00 pm

Butler’s Orchard: 22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown

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

 

Campus Engagement Fellowship for Teens: Information Night

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

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

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

 

Israel Café Lunch ’N Learn: Israeli Current Events

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

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

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

 

Fed Live! Laugh It Up

Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm

Ten Oaks Ballroom: 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville

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

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Monthly MinyanTonight, Remembrance Book Deadline Extended, Shabbat Services

September 12

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

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

 

Holiday Services: 

 

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

 

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

    

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

 

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

 

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

 

SUKKOT Services in the Sukkah. TBD

 

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

 

The News

High Holiday Information

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

 

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

 

BCRS Registration for 2019-2020

 

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

 

 

Monthly Minyan - September 12

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

Thank you and have a great week.

 


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

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

 

Bowling League 2019-2020 - September 22

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

 

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

 

 

New Processes for Using BC Website and Making Payments

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Yahrzeits

September Yahrzeits

9/6

Myer Goldstein

Beloved Father of Susan Wheeler

6 Elul

9/9

Milton Fried

Beloved Father of Debbie Rubin

9 Elul

9/9

Herbert Rubin

Beloved Father of Jeff Rubin

9 Elul

9/12

Helen Konel

Beloved Mother of Ivy Konel

12 Elul

9/21

Lois Glaros

Beloved Mother of Greg Glaros

21 Elul

9/21

Charles M. Solomon

Beloved Father of Glenn Solomon

21 Elul

9/23

Edward Fishman

Beloved Father of Jodi Fishman

23 Elul

9/23

Scott Rappaport

Beloved Son of Naomi Rappaport

23 Elul

9/24 

Murray Rogofsky

Beloved Father of Phil Rogofsky

24 Elul

9/25 

Mary K. Deitz

Beloved Mother of Sharon Sinay

25 Elul

9/25

Harold Fishkin

Beloved Father of Michelle Levine

25 Elul

9/27

Sylvia Resnicoff

Beloved Aunt of Jay Fridkis

27 Elul

9/29 

Joseph Marker  

Beloved Father of David Marker

29 Elul

 

 

Federation News

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots

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

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

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

 

 

Bereavement Group for Spousal Loss: Afternoon Group

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

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

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

 

Bereavement Group for Spousal Loss: Evening Group

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

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

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

 

PJ Library’s Fall Fun

Sunday, September 15, 3:00 pm

Butler’s Orchard: 22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown

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

 

Campus Engagement Fellowship for Teens: Information Night

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

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

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

 

Israel Café Lunch ’N Learn: Israeli Current Events

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

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

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

 

Fed Live! Laugh It Up

Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm

Ten Oaks Ballroom: 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville

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

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

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

September 6

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

  

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

 

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

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

The News

High Holiday Information

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

 

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

 

 

BCRS Registration for 2019-2020

 

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

 

 

Back to Shul Schmooze - September 8 

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

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

RSVP at:

Back to Shul Schmooze

 

 

 

Torah on Tap - September 10

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

Date: Tuesday September 10, 2019 

 

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM

 

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

 

Cost:  None (except what you order)

 

 

Monthly Minyan - September 12

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

Thank you and have a great week.

 


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

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

 

 

New Processes for Using BC Website and Making Payments

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Yahrzeits

September Yahrzeits

9/6

Myer Goldstein

Beloved Father of Susan Wheeler

6 Elul

9/9

Milton Fried

Beloved Father of Debbie Rubin

9 Elul

9/9

Herbert Rubin

Beloved Father of Jeff Rubin

9 Elul

9/12

Helen Konel

Beloved Mother of Ivy Konel

12 Elul

9/21

Lois Glaros

Beloved Mother of Greg Glaros

21 Elul

9/21

Charles M. Solomon

Beloved Father of Glenn Solomon

21 Elul

9/23

Edward Fishman

Beloved Father of Jodi Fishman

23 Elul

9/23

Scott Rappaport

Beloved Son of Naomi Rappaport

23 Elul

9/24 

Murray Rogofsky

Beloved Father of Phil Rogofsky

24 Elul

9/25 

Mary K. Deitz

Beloved Mother of Sharon Sinay

25 Elul

9/25

Harold Fishkin

Beloved Father of Michelle Levine

25 Elul

9/27

Sylvia Resnicoff

Beloved Aunt of Jay Fridkis

27 Elul

9/29 

Joseph Marker  

Beloved Father of David Marker

29 Elul

 

 

Federation News

PJ Library’s Shabbat Tots

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

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

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

 

Israel Café @ Night: Israeli Current Events

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

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

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

 

Bereavement Group for Spousal Loss: Afternoon Group

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

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

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

 

Bereavement Group for Spousal Loss: Evening Group

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

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

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

 

PJ Library’s Fall Fun

Sunday, September 15, 3:00 pm

Butler’s Orchard: 22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown

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

 

 

Campus Engagement Fellowship for Teens: Information Night

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

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

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

 

Israel Café Lunch ’N Learn: Israeli Current Events

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

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

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

 

Fed Live! Laugh It Up

Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm

Ten Oaks Ballroom: 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville

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

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

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

August 29

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

  

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

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The News

Monthly Minyan - August 29

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

Thank you and have a great week.

 

 

High Holiday Information

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

 

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

 

 

New Processes for Using BC Website and Making Payments

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Back to Shul Schmooze - September 8 

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

Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019 

 

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

 

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

 

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

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

RSVP at: 

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

 

 

Torah on Tap - September 10

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

Date: Tuesday September 10, 2019 

 

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM

 

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

 

Cost:  None (except what you order)

 


BCRS Registration for 2019-2020

 

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

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Yahrzeits

August Yahrzeits

 

8/13

Sylvia Lief

Beloved Mother of Karyn Gross

12 Av

8/19

Alan Reid

Beloved Husband of Elaine Reid & Father of Jarrett Reid

18 Av

8/23

Miriam Freedman

Beloved Mother of Maury Freedman

22 Av

8/28

Miriam M. Block

Beloved Mother of Vivian Goldman

27 Av

8/30

Hilda Taneholtz

Beloved Mother of Eric Tanenholtz

29 Av

 

 

September Yahrzeits

9/6

Myer Goldstein

Beloved Father of Susan Wheeler

6 Elul

9/9

Milton Fried

Beloved Father of Debbie Rubin

9 Elul

9/9

Herbert Rubin

Beloved Father of Jeff Rubin

9 Elul

9/12

Helen Konel

Beloved Mother of Ivy Konel

12 Elul

9/21

Lois Glaros

Beloved Mother of Greg Glaros

21 Elul

9/21

Charles M. Solomon

Beloved Father of Glenn Solomon

21 Elul

9/23

Edward Fishman

Beloved Father of Jodi Fishman

23 Elul

9/23

Scott Rappaport

Beloved Son of Naomi Rappaport

23 Elul

9/24 

Murray Rogofsky

Beloved Father of Phil Rogofsky

24 Elul

9/25 

Mary K. Deitz

Beloved Mother of Sharon Sinay

25 Elul

9/25

Harold Fishkin

Beloved Father of Michelle Levine

25 Elul

9/27

Sylvia Resnicoff

Beloved Aunt of Jay Fridkis

27 Elul

9/29 

Joseph Marker  

Beloved Father of David Marker

29 Elul

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Shabbat Services Tonight, Monthly Minyan, & New Payment Processes

August 23

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

  

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

 

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

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The News

New Processes for Using BC Website and Making Payments

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Monthly Minyan - August 29

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

Thank you and have a great week.

 

 

Back to Shul Schmooze - September 8 

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

Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019 

 

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

 

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

 

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

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

RSVP at: 

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

 

 

Torah on Tap - September 10

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

Date: Tuesday September 10, 2019 

 

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM

 

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

 

Cost:  None (except what you order)

 


BCRS Registration for 2019-2020

 

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

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Yahrzeits

August Yahrzeits

 

8/13

Sylvia Lief

Beloved Mother of Karyn Gross

12 Av

8/19

Alan Reid

Beloved Husband of Elaine Reid & Father of Jarrett Reid

18 Av

8/23

Miriam Freedman

Beloved Mother of Maury Freedman

22 Av

8/28

Miriam M. Block

Beloved Mother of Vivian Goldman

27 Av

8/30

Hilda Taneholtz

Beloved Mother of Eric Tanenholtz

29 Av

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

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

August 15

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

      

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

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

 

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

 

The News

High Holiday Information

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

 

 

Back to Shul Schmooze - September 8 

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

Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019 

 

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

 

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

 

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

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

 

Torah on Tap - September 10

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

Date: Tuesday September 10, 2019 

 

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM

 

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

 

Cost:  None (except what you order)

 


BCRS Registration for 2019-2020

 

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

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Yahrzeits

August Yahrzeits

 

8/13

Sylvia Lief

Beloved Mother of Karyn Gross

12 Av

8/19

Alan Reid

Beloved Husband of Elaine Reid & Father of Jarrett Reid

18 Av

8/23

Miriam Freedman

Beloved Mother of Maury Freedman

22 Av

8/28

Miriam M. Block

Beloved Mother of Vivian Goldman

27 Av

8/30

Hilda Taneholtz

Beloved Mother of Eric Tanenholtz

29 Av

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Shabbat Services Tonight; Back to Shul Schmooze Upcoming in September

August 9

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

      

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

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

 

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

 

The News

High Holiday Information

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

 

 

Back to Shul Schmooze - September 8 

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

Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019 

 

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

 

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

 

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

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

 

Torah on Tap - September 10

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

Date: Tuesday September 10, 2019 

 

Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM

 

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

 

Cost:  None (except what you order)

 


BCRS Registration for 2019-2020

 

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

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Yahrzeits

August Yahrzeits

 

8/13

Sylvia Lief

Beloved Mother of Karyn Gross

12 Av

8/19

Alan Reid

Beloved Husband of Elaine Reid & Father of Jarrett Reid

18 Av

8/23

Miriam Freedman

Beloved Mother of Maury Freedman

22 Av

8/28

Miriam M. Block

Beloved Mother of Vivian Goldman

27 Av

8/30

Hilda Taneholtz

Beloved Mother of Eric Tanenholtz

29 Av

 

Bet Chaverim Congregation

P.O. Box 2428

Ellicott City, Maryland 21041

 

info@bet-chaverim.org

 

(410) 834-5583

 

 

 

 

 

Officers

 

Join us Tomorrow Morning for Shabbat Services

August 2

Upcoming Shabbat Services: 

      

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The News

High Holiday Information

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

 

 

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

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

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


BCRS Registration for 2019-2020

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

Federation's Upcoming Annual Challah Bake on December 5

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Yahrzeits

August Yahrzeits

 

8/13

Sylvia Lief

Beloved Mother of Karyn Gross

12 Av

8/19

Alan Reid

Beloved Husband of Elaine Reid & Father of Jarrett Reid

18 Av

8/23

Miriam Freedman

Beloved Mother of Maury Freedman

22 Av

8/28

Miriam M. Block

Beloved Mother of Vivian Goldman

27 Av

8/30

Hilda Ta