Saturday, April 13, 2013
The annual Night Under the Stars event at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation in Pikesville will honor Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Jill Kamenetz.
Capitol Steps troupe will perform skits and songs April 25 during Baltimore Hebrew Congregation's third annual Night Under the Stars. The event begins at 8 p.m. in the congregation's Dalsheimer Theater, and will benefit the religious school, youth programs and more, according to a news release from the congregation. The event honors Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Jill Kamenetz, his wife, the release states. Tickets range from $50-$150, and are available on the congregation website, or by calling 443-524-0284.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
From Chabad of Park Heights to Chizuk Amuno, rabbis and scholars celebrate the importance of Pesach, which begins at sundown Monday.
Beth El Congregation "When we sit at our seder tables we are fortunate to share sumptuous meals with people that we love," wrote Rabbi Steve Schwartz. "Passover also reminds us that we were once slaves, and that memory gives us a special obligation to give back to those in need." Read Rabbi Schwartz's entire message. See the schedule of Passover events at Beth El. Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah Congregation "All of us have an equal obligation to be teachers of Torah to the children. This applies year round, but especially so on Pesach. The entire seder concept is the delivery method of teaching the children. We have them ask questions to arouse their interest. We play games and dip our fingers into the wine as well as dip vegetables and …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Here are a couple recipes from other Patch sites across the country. Share yours as well.
Passover starts Monday evening and runs through Tuesday, April 2. Looking for ideas for what to cook? We have you covered. As Passover nears, we'll be providing some recipes from Patch sites around the country. Here are a couple highlighted by Kristi Kellogg in this Romeoville (IL) Patch article from 2012. Start things off right with Zesty Lemon Chicken Salad Matzo Hors d'Oeuvres. Served atop matzo crackers, this chunky vegetable and chicken medley is sure to please. No Passover meal would be complete without Charoset, the texture of which is meant to remind eaters of the mortar the Israelites formed into bricks for Pharoah while they were enslaved so long ago. Follow the link for a variety of Charoset recipes, like Greek charoset, apple …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Jewish Holiday of Pesach begins March 25.
The 2013 Passover holiday will be held from sundown March 25 to nightfall on April 2. "The first two days of Passover (from sundown of the first date listed, until nightfall two days later) are full-fledged, no-work-allowed holiday days," as are the last two, days according to the website Chabad.org. It's the major Jewish holiday of the spring and is known as the festival of unleavened bread, or khag hamatzot. It marks the deliverance of the Hebrew people from Egypt, according to the book Essential Judaism. Seders, special meals, are held the first two nights, and the Haggadah is read, telling the exodus story.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Jewish Women International will use the $350,000 to reduce dating violence in Baltimore's insular Jewish community.
The Department of Justice has granted $350,000 to Jewish Women International to use to prevent domestic and sexual violence against women and girls. Using that grant, the group "will commit critical resources to reducing dating violence in Baltimore, Maryland's, insular Jewish community," a news release from the group states. The grant is part of the $12.6 million granted to 20 communities, the release states. The group will partner with the Counseling, Helpline & Aid Network for Abused Women, also known as CHANA, to develop a public awareness and education campaign called 'Good Guys." The goal will be to empower "Jewish Orthodox men and boys to prevent and address domestic and sexual violence," it states. The groups decided that more …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A collection of reports by BaltimoreJewishLife.com from the holiday in the Pikesville area.
During Purim, Jews celebrate overcoming the threat of being massacred by defeating the anti-Semite Haman and his followers. Purim which means "lots," is celebrated Mardi Gras-style, with adults and children dressing up in costumes, often of characters from the story Megillat Esther. BaltimoreJewishLife.com was out last weekend, taking photos from Purim celebrations throughout the Pikesville area: I'll update this collection as more are posted by area congregations who held Purim carnivals and parties. Meanwhile, share your own photos from the holiday by uploading them to this article. Read more about Purim 2013:
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Purim 2013 is just days away, so we asked some Pikesville Patch users which flavor they prefer.
Hamentaschen. Look around the grocery stores and bakeries this week, and you'll see a variety of triangular, filled pastries, ready to be sold for Purim. The traditional Jewish pastry comes with many types of fillings, including fruit, nuts or chocolate, and represent the shape of the hat and pockets worn by Haman, the villain and enemy of the Jews in Megillat Esther, a story also known as The Scroll of Esther. In the story, the Jews are not massacred as planned, but they defeat the anti-Semite Haman and his followers, according to the book Essential Judaism. Like Pikesville Patch on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. To get Pikesville news in your email box each morning, sign up for our newsletter. Purim which means "lots," is celebrated…
Friday, December 21, 2012
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Representatives of the neighborhood watch group doesn't know how the Spanish-speaking woman got the number for the mostly Orthodox Jewish group's emergency hotline—thousands of miles away.
It was 12:01 a.m. Tuesday when Shomrim of Baltimore neighborhood watch group received a call from a frantic woman, who was locked with two children in a storage unit—far away in San Francisco. "We don't know how she got our number," said Ron Rosenbluth, Shomrim vice president, noting that she may have misdialed one number when calling for help, and ended up getting Shomrim's hotline number: 410-358-9999. But, the group that patrols the neighborhoods and helps find missing people in the northwest Baltimore, Upper Park Heights, Pikesville and Greenspring areas, helped coordinate the search effort from thousands of miles away. They contacted the San Francisco Police Department, spoke with the mostly Spanish-speaking woman to get information …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The celebration began Sunday afternoon at Cheder Chabad on Park Heights Avenue.