September 2014 Bulletin - Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Number 1 September 2014
6 Elul 5774 – 6 Tishri 5775
Rabbi Andrew Busch
Cantor Robbie Solomon
Rabbi Elissa Sachs-Kohen
Cantor Ann G. Sacks
Rabbi Emeritus Rex D. Perlmeter
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
Your Home For the Holy Days
For details, see pages 4-5.
Photograph by Heber Watts
Take a Peek Inside . . .
New and Returning Members . . . . 2
Todah Rabbah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
From the Clergy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Upcoming at BHC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
BHC Faces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
A Message from the President . . . . 3
Yom Kippur Reflections . . . . . . . . . 3
High Holy Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Annual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Program Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Chai Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Discussing Israel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Hoffberger Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Adult Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Enhancing Education . . . . . . . . . . . 9
E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center . 9
Brotherhood News . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Sisterhood in Session . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Offerings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-12
September Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Welcome New and
Returning Members!
We welcome the following congregants
who have joined BHC since July:
Fran Cohen
Tilly Cornblatt
Lisa Kornberg & Emma Hawthorn
Michele & Adam Jasne
Liza & Roy Koh
Jo Ann & Lowell Mora
Todah Rabbah
The Oneg Shabbat on September 5 is
sponsored by Ashli & Shawn Zeigler in honor
of their son Aaron becoming a Bar Mitzvah.
Thank you for purchasing a leaf on
the Simcha Tree of Life since the
publication of our August Bulletin:
Gerri Kobren
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the Bulletin are current at the time of publication, but
are subject to change.
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From The Clergy
Sharing Our Surprising Learning
“Boo!” I will admit that I was taken by surprise, when one
of our Religious School students greeted me one recent hot
summer evening. She was volunteering at BHC with her family
and I was taken pleasantly by surprise.
I can happily report that many parents have mentioned similar good surprises
regarding our Youth Education programs of late. One parent told me that his daughter
loves attending Religious School so much that her much older siblings are jealous.
Another mother was smiling and told me that her son sang a song learned at Family
Jewish Outdoor Education when given a chance to share at regular school. Several
other parents were themselves pleasantly surprised when their children chose to
attend our one-week Camp BHC from among several early summer choices. I love
hearing these and similar stories from parents, grandparents, and our students. BHC
has put a lot of effort into our Youth Education efforts in the past few years. PJ Shabbat
and Shake It Up Shabbat may draw the happy smiles of worshipers in the building
on Friday evenings, but most of the quality work in studying with our young people
happens in classrooms at BHC and in BEIT-RJ, in fields, even via online tutoring.
The real efforts of education and identity building aren’t always out in the open.
So, I wanted to share this taste with you and thank Brad Cohen, BHC’s Director of
Education, Pam Mandell, his assistant, our teachers, volunteers, engaged parents,
and the Religious School Advisory Committee, now chaired by Melissa Daniels. I also
encourage you to surprise others by sharing your stories about the wonderful work
going on in Youth Education at BHC. September is prime time to share these stories
with friends who are not yet affiliated with a synagogue or providing their children
a Jewish education. We would love to talk with them and surprise them with our
approach to Jewish learning.
Even better, that same student who surprised me happily recounted running into
me at a store months earlier. Our intention is to simultaneously build Jewish identity,
encourage personal exploration, and deepen relationships with BHC, one another,
and our rabbis, cantors, and teachers. “Boo” may not be Hebrew, but I loved hearing
it from that student.
– Rabbi Busch
Upcoming at BHC
For more information on any of the programs below,
contact Andy Wayne, [email protected] or ext. 246.
Adult Hebrew Class
Sundays, September 14, 21 & 28, 9:15 am
See page 7 for details.
The December Project
Sunday, September 7, 5 pm
See page 7 for details.
Bereavement Group
Sundays, September 7, 14, 21 & 28, 10:30 am
See page 7 for details.
Brotherhood Opening Dinner
Sunday, September 7, 6 pm
See page 10 for details.
Family Jewish Outdoor Education
Saturday, September 13, 1 pm
INFO: Brad Cohen, Director of Education, [email protected]
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Good Night Shabbat
Saturday, September 13, 5 pm
This young family gathering includes games, crafts, havdalah,
drinks, and dessert–and is completely free! Just pack up your
dinner and come to BHC. RSVP to [email protected]
BHC at the Quarry Lake Fall Festival
Sunday, September 14, 11 am - 5 pm
Enjoy a great festival and visit us at the BHC booth.
Sisterhood Opening Luncheon
Sunday, September 14, 11:30 am
See page 10 for details.
E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center Truck Day
Thursday, September 18, 9 am
See page 9 for details.
BHC Pride Dinner
Friday, September 19, 7:30 pm
BHC Pride Dinners are held every 3rd Friday of the month, at
Noodles & Company, following our 6:15 pm Shabbat Service.
BHC Faces: Our Board and Staff
Carl S. Silverman
Hails from: Wilmington, Delaware. Carl grew up
at the only Reform congregation in Wilmington,
Temple Beth Emeth.
Board Role: Carl has served as BHC’s General
Counsel for 23 years, along with having
been President and 1st Vice President of the
congregation. Aside from providing legal support for BHC, Carl
has been deeply involved with education, having chaired the
Education Committee and serving as President of the Day School
at Baltimore Hebrew. Additionally, Carl was one of the founding
members of our PEP adult education offering and he has been
active for many years as a congregational representative on the
Board of the Union for Reform Judaism.
Time at BHC: Carl and his family have been members since 1978.
Profession: Carl heads his own law firm, which he started in 2005.
He primarily handles labor relations on behalf of businesses and
3 Things to Know About Carl: (1) Carl is happily married to wife,
Carol Polowy, who works as General Counsel for the National
Association of Social Workers. He is very proud and appreciative
to have two great sons, Ben and Andy Posil, Ben’s wife Tiffany
Piland, and granddaughter, Grace. (2) Years ago, Carl was
inspired to learn more about Judaism through his experiences
with BHC’s Rabbi Saltzman and through a JCC year-long education
program that he took alongside congregants Barbi Hyman, Lisa
S. Hirsh and others. (3) Carl believes that lay leaders should do
whatever they can to be involved in the Reform movement to help
strengthen the community. This belief has resulted in many years
of involvement on the URJ’s Board, driving efforts in dues policy
review, co-chairing the URJ’s Legal Committee,” and, in effect,
serving as the URJ’s Deputy General Counsel.
Polina Lebed
Hails from: Odessa, Ukraine. In 1992, Polina came
to the United States with her husband and their
two little girls, fleeing from the lawlessness that
followed the breakup of the Soviet Union. The
family spoke no English and had no plans other
than leaving Ukraine. Fortunately, Jewish Family
Services (JFS) helped them settle in a home and found schools
with ESL programs.
Staff Role: Payroll Specialist, Major Accounting
Time at BHC: Polina arrived on staff 16 years ago, after volunteering
her skills at JFS.
3 Things to Know About Polina: (1) Polina can’t live without
her flowers. Even when she lived in a small apartment, she had
pots everywhere. Currently, she has peonies, daffodils, a small
raspberry garden and much more. (2) Classical music is a favorite
of Polina, primarily Andrea Boccelli and Luciano Pavarotti. When
she was younger, Polina took piano lessons for 7 years. (3) Polina
is happily married to Mark, who is a cartographer and economist
for the State of Maryland. Her two daughters are now 38 and 33.
Tanya is a dental hygienist in Florida and has two children, Max
and Maya. Irina works for JP Morgan and has a daughter, Sophia.
Both of Polina’s daughters were married at BHC, and all of the
grandchildren are being raised Jewish.
A Message from the President:
Martha Weiman
A Time For New Beginnings
and Counting Our Blessings
Wednesday evening, September 24, we will begin celebrating Rosh
Hashanah and the “Days of Awe.” We remember the creation of the
world, “the head of the year.” This is a festive time and a time of
personal introspection and prayer. It is a time for new beginnings
and counting our blessings.
Each of us will have the opportunity to address our shortcomings,
accomplishments and future goals. We do so as individuals, unique
in our ability as Reform Jews to form our personal approach,
wrapped in the cloak of community and communal prayer – our
BHC family – as we worship together.
As I write this, I am surrounded with the frightening reality
that we are living in somber, tenuous times. Israel is fighting for
its existence amid terrifying attacks, relations with Russia and the
Ukraine are unraveling and anti-Semitism in Europe is beginning
to take on the phenomenon of my early years in Germany. I find
myself uncharacteristically praying more than ever.
As a juxtaposition to the High Holy Days and the faith that the
coming year will hold peace and promise, the expression “strength
in numbers” has taken on new meaning. We must come together
as a morally whole community to express our deep commitment to
our faith and the Jewish people everywhere.
From our family to yours, a heartfelt l’shana tova and g’mar
hatimah tovah.
Yom Kippur Reflections
Congregants will share personal stories on
how Judaism has impacted their lives
Saturday, October 4, 2:45 pm, BHC Sanctuary
Howard Libit
Howard Libit grew up in Highland
Park, IL, and moved to Baltimore in
1994 to join the Baltimore Sun. After
15 years as a reporter and editor at
the newspaper, Howard left in 2009
to become chief operating officer of
Kearney O’Doherty Public Affairs, a
strategic communications firm in
Baltimore. Howard is a co-founder and
executive editor of the online news and commentary website
Center Maryland, which was recognized by the Washington Post as
one of the top state political blogs in the country. Howard serves
as the treasurer of the executive board of the Baltimore Jewish
Council and is also a board member at the Maryland Disability
Law Center. Howard and his wife Jody joined BHC in 2012. Their
children, 8-year-old Elliot and 6-year-old Maya, are both enrolled
in BHC’s Religious School. The family lives in Rodgers Forge.
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Schedule for High Holy Days
Videostreaming of Shabbat and High Holy Day services is
available by visiting or via the Ustream app, available
on iTunes and Google Play (search for Baltimore Hebrew
Bema Home Connection
For those home bound, hospitalized, or otherwise unable
to attend services, the BHC Family Concerns Committee
provides Bema Home Connection for High Holy Days
and Shabbat Services. This enables congregants to hear
services through the telephone.
Those wishing to reserve a connection through Bema
Home Connection for High Holy Day Services should
circle the number of the services you wish to hear on the
tear-off below, then return the form to Baltimore Hebrew
Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Service 1. Wednesday, September 24, 8
Rosh Hashanah Evening Service
Service 2. Thursday, September 25, 10
Rosh Hashanah Service
Service 3. Friday, September 26, 6:15
Shabbat Shuva Service
Service 4. Friday, October 3, 7:30
Kol Nidre Yom Kippur Evening
Service (Note Time)
Service 5. Saturday, October 4, 10
Yom Kippur Service
Service 6. Saturday, October 4, 2:45
Afternoon Service
Service 7. Saturday, October 4, 4:30 pm
Yizkor (Memorial Service)
Service 8. Saturday, October 4, 5:30 pm
Neilah (Concluding Service)
Rosh Hashanah Evening • Wednesday, September 24
Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars, Oregon Ridge Park
Park Opens, 4:30 pm • Service, 6 pm
Evening Service, Sanctuary • 8 pm
Rosh Hashanah • Thursday, September 25
Children’s Services
For families with newborns–pre-K
Goodwin Center • 9 am
For families with children in K–3rd grades
Hoffberger Chapel • 9 am
Alternative Service
For families with children in 4th–8th grades
Straus Social Hall • 9:30 am
Morning Service, Sanctuary • 10 am
Shabbat Shuva • Friday, September 26, 6:15
Memorial Services • Sunday, September 28
Belair Road • 10:30 am / Berrymans Lane • Noon
Holocaust Memorial Service following at Berrymans Lane
Kol Nidre • Friday, October 3
Evening Service, Sanctuary • 7:30 pm (Note Time)
Yom Kippur • Saturday, October 4
Children’s Services
For families with newborns–pre-K
Goodwin Center • 9 am
For families with children in K–3rd grades
Hoffberger Chapel • 9 am
Alternative Service
For families with children in 4th–8th grades
Straus Social Hall • 9:30 am
Morning Service, Sanctuary • 10 am
Ruth and Robert M. Taubman Program of Music & Meditation
Dalsheimer Auditorium • 12:30 pm
Study Session with Rabbi Busch, Straus Social Hall • 1:45 pm
Guided Meditation, Goodwin Center • 1:45 pm
Afternoon Service, Sanctuary • 2:45 pm
Yizkor (Memorial Service), Sanctuary • 4:30 pm
Yom Kippur Family Story Walk, Fink Assembly • 4:30 pm
Neilah, Sanctuary • 5:30 pm
Break-Fast following. Reservations required. See page 5.
Sukkot • Thursday, October 9
Service, Sanctuary • 10 am
Congregational Kiddush in the Sukkah
Simchat Torah Evening • Wednesday, October 15
Service with Blessing of New Youth Education Students,
Sanctuary • 6:30 pm
Sukkot Evening • Wednesday, October 8
Service, Sanctuary • 7 pm
For Services:
Selichot • Saturday, September 20 • BHC
Selichot and Hoffberger Art Gallery Reception, 7
Program, 9 pm
Service, 10 pm
(please circle)
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Simchat Torah • Thursday, October 16
Service, Sanctuary • 10 am
Congregational Kiddush in the Sukkah
High Holy Days
Tickets for services at BHC are issued to
all paid-up members of the congregation.
Each person must present his or her ticket
to an usher.
Saturday, September 20, 9 pm, BHC will
present a program of art and remembrance.
In preparation for the High Holy Days, we
will be treated to a talk by Ruth Oppenheim
entitled “Beyond Kristallnacht.” Ruth is the
mother of our congregant, Claudia Cameron,
whose artwork will grace the Hoffberger
Gallery. The reception for the show, “My
Mother’s Story,” which connects to Ruth’s
life, will precede her mother’s program.
The evening will continue with an
inspiring Selichot (Forgiveness) Service at
10 pm in the Hoffberger Chapel. It is our
annual “warm up” for the High Holy Day
season, with beautiful choral music and
poetry setting a sacred mood. The program
and service are open to the public. All are
welcome to join us for a light reception
beginning at 7 pm. For more information call
Rosh Hashanah Under
the Stars
On Wednesday, September 24, don’t miss
BHC’s unique Rosh Hashanah evening service
for families and the community. It will be
held at Oregon Ridge Park with open seating
on the grass. Remember to help BHC’s High
Holy Day food drive for GEDCO Cares Food
Pantry and bring canned goods. This service
is open to all, but registration is required;
log onto, or call
443-524-0284. For admission, present your
printed registration confirmation. Tickets
will not be mailed.
The park opens at 4:30 pm. The service
begins at 6 pm. Prayers are projected
onto a screen. The service is available for
download. More information to come. A
limited number of booklets are available.
American Sign Language interpreting
Directions to the park may be found
on the BHC website or visit http://www. In
the event of rain, the service will be held
at BHC.
Cemetery Services
Memorial Services will be held on Sunday,
September 28. The service at the Belair
Road Cemetery will begin at 10:30 am, and
the service at the Berrymans Lane Cemetery
at Noon. Holocaust Memorial Service
immediately following.
Children’s Services
Newborn–Pre-K: Held on Rosh Hashanah
and Yom Kippur, 9 am, services are geared
to newborns through Pre-K. Children must
be accompanied by an adult.
Kindergarten–3rd grades: Held on Rosh
Hashanah and Yom Kippur at 9 am, services
are geared to families with children in K–3rd
grades. Children must be accompanied by
an adult.
Child Care
On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
mornings, free child care will be available
for children between 2 years and 3rd grade,
for BHC members only. Space is limited. A
reservation form is available from the E.B.
Hirsh Early Childhood Center, 410-764-7281,
or the Temple Office, 410-764-1587. No
child will be admitted without this form.
Yom Kippur Program of
Music & Meditation
The Ruth and Robert M. Taubman Program
of Music and Meditation will take place
on Saturday, October 4, 12:30 pm, in the
Dalsheimer Auditorium. For details see
page 8.
Study Session with
Rabbi Busch
On Yom Kippur, Rabbi Busch will lead
an interactive discussion related to High
Holy Day themes, 1:45 pm, in the Straus
Social Hall.
Guided Meditation
Join us at 1:45 pm in the Goodwin Center
to explore how Yom Kippur can help quiet
our thinking mind to become more present
and in touch with our yetzer hatov—our
inclination to do good.
Yom Kippur Afternoon:
This year’s 2:45 pm Yom Kippur Afternoon
Service will again include the pilot edition
of a planned new High Holy Day prayerbook,
only at this one service. Be part of the
development of this new prayerbook. Also,
Howard Libit and Linda Speert join us as
we continue our recent practice of having
congregants share personal reflections on
the impact Judaism has had on their lives.
Yom Kippur Family Story Walk
Join us at 4:30 pm for an interactive and
creative program for children accompanied
by an adult, led by Director of Education Brad
Cohen. Afterwards, join the congregation in
the Sanctuary to hear the final shofar blasts.
Gift of Life Yom Kippur
Bone Marrow Drive
Last year, nearly 200 congregants had their
cheeks swabbed at BHC on Yom Kippur.
Amazingly, we provided two matches for
bone marrow recipients in need. If you were
not swabbed last year, you have the chance
to help again this year on Yom Kippur. Find
our drive stationed in the Myerberg Library,
staffed with congregant volunteers. Please
take a minute to save a life.
On Saturday, October 4, following Neilah
at 5:30 pm, join us for break-fast with
fellow congregants and friends with a
full kiddush-style meal. The cost is $25
for adults and $15 for children under 12.
The deadline for reservations is Monday,
September 29. Make checks payable to
BHC. Any questions, contact Carol J. Caplan,
[email protected] or 410-764-1587, ext.
Remember to bring your High Holy Day
prayerbooks to services. We have a limited
supply, but “Gates of Repentance” may
be purchased. Call the Temple Office for
details, 410-764-1587.
Transportation to
Temple Events
The Irene Gogel Transportation Fund,
established through the generosity
of the Gogel Family in memory of Irene
Gogel, provides transportation to Temple
activities. Request transportation at least 24
hours in advance of the event by calling the
Temple Office, 410-764-1587.
The Flower Tradition
The congregation would like to remember
your immediate family members who are
home bound or nursing home-confined
during the High Holy Days. Call Iris Powell,
410-764-1587, ext. 224, to let her know which
of your loved ones should receive flowers. The
cost of the flowers is covered by a generous
gift to BHC from the Dr. Bennett I. Kemper
High Holy Day Memorial Flower Fund.
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Annual Giving
The Season of Introspection, Renewal and Hope
Feed The Hungry
Although I have been a BHC congregant for 25 years, the past two years’
life challenges and events have made me ever-more appreciative of the
strengths of our congregation. The support I received and continue to
receive from the clergy and congregation enables me to continue to
embrace daily life in Baltimore and the greater world community. I
am proud to be able to contribute to further our Synagogue’s mission.
It’s hard to believe that we will soon again observe the High
Holy Days, the season of introspection, renewal and hope. We reflect
constantly on BHC, the institution and community we love, and can be
proud of what we accomplished this past year, which was jam-packed
with special services and events, such as the popular Rosh Hashanah
Under the Stars, our fourth successful Night of the Stars fundraiser
with Paul Reiser, Mitzvah Month and the timely adult education series
Summer Nights on Park Heights.
We made landscaping and building improvements, including
replacing the E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center furnace, brickwork
maintenance and the addition of a wireless energy management
Behind the scenes, we discussed new approaches to life-long
Jewish education and leadership development. Our Family Concerns
Committee made weekly caring phone calls and the Meal Makers were
hard at work cooking and delivering meals to fellow congregants in
need. The past year was highlighted by wonderful Chai Life programs
for young adults, Infant Care, Pre-School and Youth Education, Camp
BHC, and fun programs for families with young children such as PJ
Shabbat, Good Night Shabbat and Shake it up Shabbat.
BHC needs your help! Membership dues alone cannot support our
congregation. They don’t cover all of our operating expenses, much
less the myriad of programs and support services we provide as a part
of a caring community. Your participation in Annual Giving is crucial
to maintaining BHC, which is more than a Religious School, more than
a place to observe the holidays, more than a place for social gatherings.
As we come together during these High Holy Days, ask yourself,
“What role will I play?” I urge you to join me in making a contribution
to BHC Annual Giving and hope that you will consider increasing your
prior year gift. Help us continue to welcome everyone into our BHC
home and to sustain this community so we can serve the needs of the
future generations – our children and our children’s children. Your
individual gift, no matter the size, will make a positive difference and
be truly appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your support. Please accept my personal
best wishes for a year of good health, fulfillment, love and peace.
L’Shanah Tova,
Dr. Joseph Feinsod
Annual Giving Chair
When you are asked in the world to come,
“What was your work?” and you answer, “I fed
the hungry,” you will be told, “This is the gate
of the Lord, enter into it, you who have fed the
hungry.” - Midrash Psalms 118:17
Every year, the BHC community takes empty bags at Rosh
Hashanah and brings them back full at Yom Kippur and throughout
the year. Every year, we provide approximately 1,000 bags of food to
the hungry clients of GEDCO, of which we are a member organization.
Every year, we hope for more.
According to Maryland Hunger Solutions, in 2013, 16.2% of
Maryland households reported an inability to afford enough food. So,
1 in 6 residents in our state are challenged by hunger. Let’s help! This
year, if you’ve never brought back a bag for GEDCO, maybe you will.
And, if you always bring back a bag, perhaps you will consider bringing
back two. And, if you want to be a “food drive family” and spread bags
around your neighborhood for collection, please be in touch with
Steve Cornblatt, Food Drive Chair, [email protected] or 410868-6867.
Andy Wayne
Director of Communications and Engagement
Leave a Legacy to BHC through your will or other
planned gift. For information contact Annette Saxon,
410-764-1587, ext. 236, or [email protected]
Program Highlights
and receive notice of upcoming events and photos!
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Chai Life
Another Year of Chai Life!
Chai Life enjoyed a great summer of events
including a wonderful Shabbat dinner hosted
by the Weis family, participation in the Electric
Run, going to an O’s game, and hiking with Rabbi Sachs-Kohen at
Oregon Ridge.
As September begins, we are excited about another year of
Chai Life activities. This month features a happy hour and a Chai
Society dinner. Our kickball team, Apples and Hon, is in the midst
of another strong season. Chai Life will be at Rosh Hashanah Under
the Stars with a big tarp and some snacks. If you haven’t had a
chance to meet us yet, this is a great opportunity to say ‘Hi’ and
learn more about Chai Life.
Be in touch with your comments and questions,
[email protected] or [email protected]!
Amy & Ben Goldberg
Chai Life Co-Chairs
Congregational Wish List
If you have an iPad, flat panel computer monitor 19” or larger,
PC desktop or laptop computer no more than four years old that
you would like to donate to BHC, contact Becky Gutin, ext. 250 or
[email protected]
FOLLOW @BHCongregation
Did you know BHC is on twitter?! Follow us, tweet
with us and get the latest updates about BHC.
The December Project
On Sunday, September 7, 10 am, Sara Davidson, author of “The
December Project,” will speak at BHC. This special event is
presented by BHC’s Exploring Spirituality Series and Family
Concerns Committee.
In 2009, N.Y. Times best-selling author Sara Davidson was
surprised by a call from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the
brilliant and colorful founder of Jewish Renewal, asking her to
have a series of talks with him about what he calls, “The December
Project.” At 85, Reb Zalman wanted to help people “not freak out
about dying,” and show them how getting “up close with mortality”
quickens our ability to relish every day. Davidson’s book is a
memoir of her two years of discussions with Reb Zalman.
Join us as Davidson discusses topics including: What is the
spiritual work of the December years, and how do we prepare for
the mystery? What inner work will help us glean every drop of joy
and meaning from the years we have left? What if you feel you’re
losing your memory and mental faculties? Practicing the art of
letting go. Light fare will be provided at this free event.
Bereavement Support Group
On Sunday, September 7, 10:30 am, BHC will begin another
bereavement group, “When You’ve Lost A Loved One,” a chance
for congregants and family members to be supported by our
community. Robert Cohen, PhD, PA, will be the facilitator. The
group continues Sundays, September 14, 21, 28 and October 5 &
12. There is no charge to attend. To register contact Carol J. Caplan,
[email protected] or 410-764-1587, ext. 270.
Never Again: What YOU Do Matters
On, Tuesday, September 9, 7 pm, BHC hosts and co-sponsors,
“Inside the Mind of a Nazi Perpetrator: The Search for the
Rosenberg Diary.” Featured speakers include Juergen Matthaeus,
Director, Applied Research Scholars, Henry Mayer, Senior Advisor
on Archives, and Suzy Snyder, Curator, Art and Artifacts, U.S.
Holocaust Memorial museum. The event is free and open to
the public, but reservations are required. RSVP by September 8
at or contact Courtney
Campbell, 202-314-7877 or [email protected]
Visiting North Oaks and Roland Park Place
Rabbi Busch and Cantor Solomon will visit our North Oaks
congregants Thursday, September 11, 3 pm for our fall holiday
get-together. On Tuesday, September 16, 2 pm, Rabbi Sachs-Kohen
will visit our Roland Park Place congregants. We look forward to
catching up with them. For more information and questions call
Family Concerns Chair, Carol J. Caplan, 410-764-1587, ext. 270.
Adult Beginner Hebrew Class
Can’t read Hebrew? Cantor Sacks will teach BHC congregants an
Adult Beginner Hebrew class on Sunday mornings this fall designed
for you! This class is for adults with very little or no Hebrew reading
ability. The class will fulfill the beginner Hebrew requirement for
the Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah program. It begins on Sunday, September
14, and continues on Sundays, 9:15-10:05 am throughout 2014-2015,
ending in May. The cost is $70, including textbooks. To register,
pick up a flyer from the BHC table in the entrance and return it to
Becky Gutin. For more information, contact Becky Gutin, [email protected] or ext. 250.
Discussing Israel with a Presbyterian Minister
Soon after the Presbyterian Church USA opened
the summer with a strong statement regarding
divesting from Israel, Rabbi Busch received a
warm outreach from his friend, Rev. Andrew
Foster Connors of Brown Memorial Park Avenue
Presbyterian Church. That discussion built upon
a friendship fostered during a mutual trip to
Israel several years ago. Together, they are taking
another step of discussing Israel at each other’s services in the
same week. On Sunday, September 14, Rabbi Busch will speak
about Israel during Brown Memorial’s 11 am service; then, on Friday,
September 19 at BHC’s 6:15 pm service, Rev. Foster Connors will
discuss Presbyterians and Israel. The summer has only become
more complicated as events in Israel developed, therefore we look
forward to these moments to listen and reflect together.
STAY Shabbat
On Saturday, October 18, Family Concerns Committee will have
a STAY (Shabbat That Is About You) Shabbat following Shabbat
Shelanu. Join us as we come together to make our community smaller
and more intimate through conversation and connection. For this
Shabbat Shelanu and STAY Shabbat, our topic will be on raising
awareness of Alzheimers disease. All are invited to join us to hear
about this important subject. For further information, contact Carol J.
Caplan, Chair, [email protected] or 410-764-1587, ext. 270.
Going Off To College?
The College Committee requests your child’s college address! Send
updated addresses to Andy Wayne, Director of Communications
and Engagement, [email protected], so they can receive the
special holiday mailings.
Hoffberger Gallery
My Mother’s Story by Claudia Cameron
September/October Exhibit
Reception: Saturday, September 20, 7 pm
Artist Statement: My
paintings, in general,
are about inner spirit
and how it is reflected
through color, shape,
light, and nature.
I am exploring how
the playfulness of
my inner soul can
‘Forbidden,’ acrylic on paper
I am inspired by
the outside world,
nature, still life, and abstract shapes. This show, My Mother’s
Story, is an exploration of the powerful history of the Holocaust and
a tribute to my mother’s resiliency and strength. As a daughter of
survivors it is an honor to paint her story.
Acrylics are my primary media and I paint on canvas and paper.
For my mixed media work, I often use Japanese paper with acrylic
paint. Most of my work is done in nature, where landscape never
fails to inspire and open the door to my spirit.
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Bulletin • Number 1 • 6 Elul 5774 – 6 Tishri 5775 • September 2014
RHUS Volunteers Needed
RHUS Choir
New Shofar Talent
High Holy Day Food Drive
Adult Bar and Bat Mitzvah
Sukkot Building Demonstration
BHC’s Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars at Oregon Ridge Park is in
need of volunteers for short shifts before the service. Our focus
this year is to create an even more welcoming experience for all
attendees. If you are interested, contact Marylynn Doff, [email protected]
Having BHC congregants sound the shofar is a big part of the High Holy
Day experience. As our experienced players continue this tradition, we
are always on the lookout for new shofar blowers. Interested? Curious?
Contact Cantor Solomon, [email protected]
Reading from the Torah for the first time is a great feeling. Having a
deeper feeling of understanding the service and strengthening your
Hebrew are powerful experiences as well. Our children celebrate this
transition at age 13. If you missed that opportunity, we would love
to have you study with our rabbis and cantors towards becoming
an Adult Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Unlike our youth, this celebration is
usually done in a group, with classes meeting on Sundays. Curious?
Contact Becky Gutin, ext. 250 or [email protected]
66th Annual Adult Institute
The Institute offers 17 stimulating courses, ranging from ancient
and modern Jewish history, literature, and culture, to Biblical
prose, Talmudic commentary, and contemporary issues. There
is something for everyone! Baltimore’s Adult Institute of Jewish
Studies is unique in the U.S. because it brings together Jewish
adults spanning the spectrum of communal life to study with some
of Baltimore’s best rabbinic minds. Both Rabbi Busch and Rabbi
Sachs-Kohen will be teaching. Visit for more
information and details including course dates, times and location.
Family Concerns Project
Over the last year we have noticed that fewer and fewer members
are accepting our offer of meals. Therefore, we are pleased to add
to our method of caring for families experiencing illness, a death,
or the joy of a birth, the delivery of a challah, provided by the
committee, to everyone we call. The challah will arrive in a gift bag
with a little note to let them know that BHC is thinking of them.
We will continue to provide meals when and if they are desired.
For further information, contact Sharon Edlow, [email protected] or Carol J. Caplan, Chair, [email protected] or
410-764-1587, ext. 270.
Celebrating Andy Wayne
BHC congratulates Andy as he begins a national
leadership role for Reform Judaism. BHC’s
Director of Communications and Engagement
has held many roles during his ongoing tenure
at our congregation. While continuing his hard
work at BHC, Andy now becomes the President
of his national professional organization for a
two-year term. Mazel Tov Andy upon becoming
President of the PEP-RJ, Program and Engagement Professionals of
Reform Judaism.
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Bulletin • Number 1 • 6 Elul 5774 – 6 Tishri 5775 • September 2014
We are looking for volunteers to sing at Rosh Hashanah Under
The Stars. Adults and teenagers populate the choir that sings from
the stage at Oregon Ridge. Two or three rehearsals in the first half
of September will be required. Reply to Becky Gutin, ext. 250 or
[email protected]
The 2014 High Holy Day Food Drive for GEDCO Cares Food Pantry will
kick off at Rosh Hashanah Under The Stars. Volunteer support would
be greatly appreciated. BHC is a proud member of GEDCO—Govans
Ecumenical Development Corporation. See page 6 for details.
Come see a Sukkah being built on Sunday, September 14, 11:45 am.
Watch as master builders show you how easy it is to assemble, get
fun tips and easy directions on how to build a Sukkah and enter a
raffle to win the Sukkah. For more information, contact Brad Cohen,
[email protected]
Yom Kippur Program of Music and Meditation
The annual Ruth and Robert M. Taubman Program of Music and
Meditation, Saturday, October 4, 12:30 pm will focus on the theme
“Hallowed Journeys: Passages of Spirit and Soul.” The program will
feature actors Ava Lenet, Stan Weiman and pianist Lisa Weiss, all
BHC congregants, internationally renowned clarinetist Rob Patterson
and outstanding musicians from the Peabody Conservatory of
Music. Featured composers are Mozart, Bach, Cohen, Golijov and
Sondheim. This mid-day hour of beautiful readings and music offers
an artistic and meditative space for Yom Kippur reflection.
Sanctuary Sukkah
Bring your family to help decorate the beautiful Sukkah that graces
the bema during the Harvest festival. All ages are welcome. The
Sanctuary Sukkah will begin to be set up on Sunday, October 5, 11
am-7 pm. The frame will go up at 1 pm and apple stringing, along with
the start of decorating, will begin at 2 pm. On Monday, October 6
11 am-8 pm, will be decorating of the bema. Donations are welcome,
especially evergreen boughs and hydrangeas. For more information
contact Paula Cohen, [email protected]
PEP: Pursuing Educational Possibilities
PEP is a group of friendly adults who study together at BHC in a
casual and relaxed setting. We have four different classes, two each
semester. The fall courses begin Sunday, October 12 and continue
Sundays, October 26, November 2, 16, 23 and December 14. Every
PEP class begins with bagels and sweets at 9 am and concludes at
11:45 am. Register by Wednesday, October 8. For more information
contact Ruth Spivak, 410-666-1891 or [email protected]
Simchat Torah for the Entire Congregation
Join our rabbis, cantors, new Religious School students and BHC
members of all ages as we celebrate Simchat Torah. On Wednesday,
October 15, 6:30 pm, we will unroll the Torahs and chant from
the end and the beginning of our holy scrolls. That evening we
will also bless new students and celebrate with their families. On
Thursday, October 16, 10 am, Simchat Torah will continue with a
somewhat more subdued service, which will include reading from
Deuteronomy and Genesis and plenty of joy.
Youth Education
E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center
Kicking Off The New Year
Children Are Our Future
The year is about to kick off and we have some
amazing things planned. New this year: Once
a month on Sunday mornings our 6th and 7th
graders will venture away from BHC for field trips. The 6th grade
will participate in Religious School on the Farm and the 7th grade
will participate in service learning projects.
6th and 7th grade families: Mark your calendars for Friday,
January 30-Sunday, February 1, when we will host, with the
other Reform Synagogues, the Mid-Atlantic Junior Youth Kallah,
a conference for over 200 6th-8th graders from the Mid-Atlantic
region to gather, create friendships, and live Judaism.
Jewish tradition has much to say about
parenting, teaching and raising children. We
understand that children are our future and
everything that we do has a role in making
them who they will become. Instructions to
parents and community are numerous…the
message is strong.
We read “Train up a child in the way he should go. Even when he
is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 “And these words,
which I command you this day, you shall take to heart. Teach them
diligently to your children…” is found in Deuteronomy 11:19 and
refers to our parental obligation to teach our children Torah, the
lessons that will be their guide as they travel life’s path. And again,
in The Ethics of Our Fathers, parents are directed to “find a teacher”
who will be their partners in the task of educating their children.
You might think that this all begins when a child is old enough
to ‘understand,’ but in fact, our tradition realizes that the early
childhood years are very impressionable ones. It is during this
early period of their lives when children build memories and make
connections, learn songs and stories and observe our actions
before they understand our words.
Welcome back to a year that promises to be one of learning
and wonder for you and your child. Together we are a family that
supports our children in their life journey of exploration, discovery
and joy in education.
Religious School: begins Sunday, September 7
Mosaic & Prayer (3-7 grade): begins Tuesday, September 9, 4:305:45 pm (Youth Lounge opens at 4 pm)
Family Jewish Outdoor Education (J.O.E.): begins Saturday,
September 13, 1-4 pm.
Aleph All-Stars (3 & 4 year olds): begins Sunday, September 14
Parents Meeting: Sunday, September 14, 11 am-Noon
JYGE (5-7 grade Youth Group): begins Sunday, September 14,
Noon-2 pm
BHeCTY (8-12 grade Youth Group): begins Sunday, September 14,
Noon. Gather with our youth group for the opening program that
will be filled with community, food and fun.
Jr. JYGE (3 & 4 grade Youth Group): begins Sunday, September 28
Noon-1:30 pm
Monday, September 1: School closed, Labor Day
Gesher Family Program (K - 1st grade): begins Sunday, October 5,
9 am-Noon
Friday, September 5: PJ Shabbat
Skype, Small Group, and Private Tutors: begins after High Holy Days
Thursday, September 18: Truck Day
Sukkot Young Family Potluck: On Wednesday, October 8, 6 pm, join
us in the Park Heights Sukkah for a potluck dinner and celebration.
Come to schmooze, play, and enjoy Sukkot together. We will provide
Wednesday, September 24: Noon Dismissal, Rosh Hashanah Evening
Saturday, September 13: Good Night Shabbat
Thursday, September 25: School closed, Rosh Hashanah
Friday, September 26: Pizza Friday
Friday, October 3: Noon Dismissal, Yom Kippur Evening, NO PJ Shabbat
Camping Trip to Patapsco State Park, McKeldin area: Friday,
October 10-Saturday, October 11
Wednesday, October 8: 3 pm Dismissal, Sukkot Evening
Teen Social Action Program: begins Sunday, October 12 in the
afternoon. More details to come on our service learning programs.
Wednesday, October 15: 3 pm Dismissal, Simchat Torah Evening
JYGE III (1 & 2 grade Youth Group): begins Sunday, October 12,
Noon-1:30 pm
Rosh Chodesh/Rosh Brodesh (8-12 grades): A girls/guys program
for Jewish Teens. We are looking for teens to be involved in a
leadership team forming for the fall. The program will launch in
Questions or comments: Brad Cohen, RJE, Director of Education,
[email protected] or our New Teen Engagement Advisor Joe
Levin-Manning, [email protected]
L’Shalom (For Peace),
Brad Cohen
Director of Education
Thursday, October 9: School Closed, Sukkot
Thursday, October 16: School Closed, Simchat Torah
Friday, October 24: Grandfriends Day
Friday, October 31: Pizza Friday
Renée Stadd
Director, E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Bulletin • Number 1 • 6 Elul 5774 – 6 Tishri 5775 • September 2014
Brotherhood News
Brotherhood Opening Dinner
Our opening dinner is Sunday, September 7. Reception 6 pm, Dinner
7 pm, guest speaker following dinner, Senator Ben Cardin. To RSVP
and for more information, visit
or contact Sid Bravmann, [email protected]
About Senator Cardin: Born and raised in Baltimore, Senator Ben
Cardin is a national leader on health care, retirement security, the
environment, fiscal issues, as well as foreign policy, particularly
democracy and human rights issues. Re-elected to his second term
in the Senate in 2012, he serves on the Foreign Relations, Finance, Environment and
Public Works, and Small Business and Entrepreneurship committees. He also is Chair of
the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission).
As a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Ben has continued to
champion issues that are important to the safety of Israel as a free and democratic Jewish
state. You can learn more about his Senate record at
Brotherhood Breakfast
The first Brotherhood breakfast will be
on Sunday, October 12, 9:30 am with
Marvin Pinkert, Executive Director of
the Jewish Museum of Maryland. He
will discuss “Points of Origin: Baltimore
Jewish Life in the Early 19th Century.”
Look for more details about this breakfast
along with the full series schedule at
Sisterhood in Session
Sisterhood Opening Luncheon
Sisterhood invites you to its Opening Meeting and Luncheon,
Sunday, September 14. Join fellow Sisterhood members as
Helene Waranch takes us through a historical journey of
Sisterhood’s cherished past to kick off a year-long celebration
of Sisterhood’s 125th birthday. The celebration begins with a
reception 11:30 am, followed by a brief general meeting, Noon
and luncheon and program, 12:30 pm. The cost is $25 per
person. For more information and to RSVP, contact Shirley
Simon, 410-484-2578 or [email protected]
The Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations of MD
Join us for the opening meeting, Thursday, September 11, 9:45 am - Noon, with Debra
Weinberg, Executive Director, ACHARAI, The Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Development
Institute, speaking on “Membership in the 21st Century.” The location is Levindale Hebrew
Geriatric Center and Hospital. For more information and to RSVP, contact Sheila Derman,
410-486-8877 or [email protected]
Uniongram cards for all occasions, including the High Holy Days, are on sale at the Temple
Office, Judaica Shop, or by calling ext. 270.
The special birthday of Beverly Kalus, December 30, was inadvertently omitted from
the September-December Uniongram List, Number 160. We apologize for this omission.
Judaica Shop Fall Hours
Fall hours begin Sunday, September 7 and are as follows: Sundays, 9 am–12:30 pm,
Tuesdays, 3–5 pm & 6:30–9 pm and Thursdays, 11 am–1 pm. To make an appointment or
for more information, call Paula Cohen, Manager, 410-292-4439 or Ann Fishkin, Business
Manager, 410-382-7140. Stop by and take a peek at all we have to offer. We have everything
Judaic including: Tallitot, Mezuzot, Tzedakah Boxes, Books, Shabbat and Havdalah Candles,
Kiddush Cups, Yads, Shofars, and much more.
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Bulletin • Number 1 • 6 Elul 5774 – 6 Tishri 5775 • September 2014
Annual Women’s Retreat
Enjoy 24 hours of activities to renew your
mind, body and spirt, Friday, October
24, 5 pm to Saturday, October 25, 5 pm at
Heritage Hills Golf Resort & Conference
Center. Rabbi Busch will join us on Friday
evening and Rabbi Sachs-Kohen on
Saturday morning. For more information,
contact Phyllis Lederman, 410-653-2762
or [email protected]
Autumn Shred Event
Save the date for the upcoming Shred
Event, Sunday, November 16, 1-3
pm. No businesses, please. For more
information, contact Kathy Keene, 410825-6199 or [email protected]
Holiday Boutique
The 20th Annual Holiday Boutique &
Silent Auction is on Sunday, December
7 and Monday, December 8. Sisterhood
is currently seeking unique, highquality vendors in a variety of categories
including, but not limited to, jewelry,
clothing, crafts, Judaica, toys, and artwork.
This event draws hundreds of shoppers
from the Baltimore/Washington area. For
more information or an application, call
410-764-1587, ext. 270.
In Memoriam
We record with sorrow the passing of
Leonard Bernstein
Joan F. Carper
Mary Greenblatt
Doris Irene Gresser
Joan Gresser
Wallace Heller
Shirleen Hill
Adele Hyman
Sandra Kandel
Matthew Klein
Beatrice Lahn
Dr. Ruth Lebovitz
Karen Rosenfelt
William “Bill” Saxon, Jr.
Alex Vida
Shirley Vogel
Sara Weiner
Carlos Zukowski
May their memories be for a blessing
Perpetual Memorials
September 5-6
S. Martin Adelman
Allyne Katzenstein
Ellis L. Arenson
Jesse Benesch, Sr.
Robert Branch
Lawrence S.
Israel Diener
Louise Eichengreen
Moe Faden
Meyer Fellheimer
Irving Finkelstein
Joseph W. Garfink
Jacob L. Goldstein
Charles M. Green
Mildred L.
Grace D. Heller
Alfred R.
Himmelrich, Sr.
Jack H. Hoffberger
Dr. Harvey A.
Roslyn M. Kanowitz
Michael Katz
Rabbi Martin E.
Morton Louis
Jack Leitess
Walter I. Levine
Lena S. Levy
Dr. Isaac M. Macks
Jacob I. Mannes
Louis May
Frances Bogat
Sidney Myerberg
Betty R. Pimes
Osna S. Raskin
Barnet Reisberg
Irving Earl
Arthur L. Rose
Rose Berger
Ettie Rosenstock
Pearl Juster Salmon
Elmer M. Schwartz
Cecile Mandelstam
Joseph Siegel
Sarah Silverman
Zelda Tralins
Sarah Vankin
Kurt Weikers
Mark Wilkins
September 12-13
Sidonia Abt
Louis Adleberg
David Allen
Louis Amster
Theresa Applefeld
Rosa Benesch
Julius Berlin
Bertha M. Blumberg
Claire Bornfriend
Tillie D. Borow
Myron K. Buxbaum
Cecile Goldstein
Bernard Collector
Earl A. Constam
Sol J. Cornblatt
Moses B. Eiseman
Paul Eisenberg
Bertha Farber
Philly Fellheimer
Celia Frank Gerber
Emma Gold
Dr. Janice Betty
Harold N. Goldman
Reuben Goldman
Bernard Goldstein
Alice W. Goodman
Julius Gordon
Morton Hamburger
Florence Hartman
Sophia Helstein
Belle Hollander
Rena Strauss
Irvin Kamenetz
Saul Koenigsburg
Dr. Louis J.
Marian H. Kramer
James H. Levi
Theresa Liepman
Dr. Sidney Linas
Sylvia Bliss Mandy
N. Jacob Meyers
Katie Middleman
Anna Miriam
Rebecca Redler
Sidney Reicher
Meyer Rosenbaum
Moses W. Rosenfeld
Blanche K.
William Rosenstein
Frieda Wolk
Estelle Rosenthal
Minnie Rubin
Sondra Sapperstein
Jerome J. Schunick
Moses Siegel
Israel Emanuel
Rachael Ruben
Charles Stofberg
Michael Stofberg
Alfred Sundheim
Marguerite Augusta
Arthur W. Trundle
Janet E. Uhlfelder
Bernice Wasserman
Charlotte P.
David S. Weisberg
Elsie H. Wertheim
September 19-20
Sadie Lillian Antin
Hannah Bearman
Bettye Berman
Samuel Wolfe
K. Robert Breslau
Samuel J. Brown
Theodore Cohen
Jacob Dashew
Mildred E. Dinkin
Irvine L. Eiseman
Beatrice Lansburgh
Sera S. Fleishman
Robert L. Fox
Anna Marian Gaffen
Sara Siegel Gibson
Ruth Freda
Ursula Israel Horn
Eddie Jacobs, Sr.
Bernard C. Jules
Flora G. Kaufman
Edward M. Kaye
Nathalie Klaus
Blanche Hoffman
Yale Klugman
Abraham M. Levie
Merrill I. Levie
Victor Lieberman
Solomon Loewner
Mannie Lowenstein
Emanuel Miller
Harry Naron
Isaac Needle
Minnie Newman
Hortense R.
Fannie Pinerman
Mildred Cornblatt
Theresa Handle
Hattie H. Rich
Jean Strom Ricklin
Dr. Samuel Leroy
Else Rosenbaum
Carolyn R.
Mildred Reinach
Gladys K. Sauber
Abel Jacob Savage
Hyman Samuel
Irving Herbert
Muriel Wilson
Henry Louis Segal
Frank Seidenman
Gladys Siegel
Daniel N. Silver
Reba Silver
Selma Jane
Elias Simon
Rose T. Simon
Hannah Swartz
David Uhlfelder
Blanche S. Weinberg
September 26-27
Mina S. Abraham*
Louis B. Baer*
Cecelia L. Bass
Helen L. Behrend*
Max Behrend
Herman Carl Butler
Richard Henry
Abraham I. Caplan
Louis Carp
Ralph Chor*
Kermit Kalman
Anne W. Cohn*
Mathilda Dalsemer
Hugo Dalsheimer
Shirley Barron
Martin Emerich
Dorothy Engel
Isadore Fox
Leon S. Frank
Selma Burk
Ida G. Glass
Emma Gold
David I. Goldberg
Meyer Aaron
Theresa Eleanor
Isaac Gordon
Marlene F.
JaRo, M.D.
Flora Jules*
Louis A. Kahn
Samuel D. Kalis
Elsie Katzenberg
Miriam Greenbaum
Julia Lebowitch
Rabbi Morris
Herman Lindenberg
Charles Henry
William Edward
Isaac Lowenstein
Hyman Ludman*
Sylvia Lustick
John R. Maguire*
Diane Mandy
Abraham Marcus*
Sophie May*
Bernard Merfeld, Sr.*
Jacob Miller*
Morris Newman
Ruth B. Newman*
Samuel Newman
Lillian E. Noveck*
Jeannette Fleischer
Paul R. Palmbaum*
David Polasky
Edith Redler
George Resnick*
Irene V. Robinson
Morton Robinson*
Joseph Rosenbaum
S. Joseph Rosenbaum
Nelson Rosenstock*
Ruth M. Rudo
Irene S. Sachs
Max Schabb
Moses M. Schloss
Robert B. Schunick
Alfred H.
Elsa Fox Schwarz
Hannah Seltser
Charles L.
Sherman, Sr.*
Nellie Simon
Minnie Skolnik*
Charles S. Wolpoff
*Rosh Hashanah
From Generation to Generation
Special Birthdays
Reba Schwartz, Selma Levin, Dr. Henry
Halperin, Dr. Arnold Sindler, Sigmund
Bloom, Sara Lieberman, David
Lichter-Mason, Brett Cohen, Richard
Millhauser, Wendy Rosen, Steven
Shuster, Mark Lebed, Terry Martin,
Marilyn Fisher, Cory Hermann, Rebecca
Buxbaum, Jeffrey Mullin, Dr. Janis
Taube, Phyllis Sarubin, Suzanne Crone,
Esther Ruth Drager
Special Anniversaries
Robin & Robert Just
Ralene & Joseph Jacobson
Judith & Dennis Myers
Cantor Ann G. & Joel Sacks
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Bulletin • Number 1 • 6 Elul 5774 – 6 Tishri 5775 • September 2014
Elizabeth & Roger Katzenberg
Marla & Steven Lipman
Elizabeth & David Block
Karyn & Kenneth Calvert
Patricia & Dr. Samuel Matz
Jacqueline & Bruce Hillman
B’nai Mitzvah
September 6
Aaron Zeigler, son of Ashli & Shawn Zeigler
September 13
Robyn Resnick, daughter of Rachel & Randy
Luciana Assini to Roman Meytin
Jackson Miller, son of Wendy and Michael
Miller, to Jordan Bideau
Bruce Simon, son of Shirley and Irving
Simon, to Sandy Browser
Isaac John Katz, son of Sarah and Michael
Katz, great-grandson of Minna and
Louis Katz
Devin Hunter Silverman, grandson of
Francie and Michael Gill
Jonathan Lee Spear III, son of Lauren and
Jonathan Lee Spear, Jr., great-grandson
of Betty Spear
We gratefully acknowledge the
following offerings:
For the speedy recovery of
Rosalind Heller, by Judy & Jerry Macks
Marsha Kalisch, by Gerri & Larry Kobren •
Gerri Kobren, by Hannah Wasserkrug
Leslie Waldman, by Robin & Robert Just
In honor of
The special birthday of Sylvia Beser, by
Carol J. Caplan & Family • Margie
Chapin • Pauline Z. Chapin • Connie
Getzov • Phyllis Troy
Amie Cohen on the engagement of her
daughter Britney to Yanni Niebuhr, by
Susan & Norman Lorch
The marriage of Laurie Edelman to Daniel
Goodwin, by their grandmother Ellen
Spear Jandorf
The special birthday of Larry Kobren,
by Herta & Dr. Arthur Baitch • Sonia
Blumberg • Carol J. Caplan • Suzanne &
Richard Brafman • Hilda Perl Goodwin
• Bonnie & Howard Heneson • Arlene &
Martin Kurland • Ina Land & Etta Clay •
Bobbie Lichter • Cerrill Meister & Eddie
Jacobs, Jr. • Elaine M. Miller • Ruth
& Jerry Ross • Marilyn Savage • Bette
Sherman • Hannah Wasserkrug • Lynda
S. & Jerry Weinstein
Drs. Cindy & Steven Miller on the
engagement of their son Norman to Jodi
Rokuson, by Esther Ruth Drager • Drs.
Sara & Jeffrey Palmer
The special birthday of Rhoda Pine, by
Fran Cohen
The 35th wedding anniversary of Cantor
Ann G. & Joel Sacks, by Sonia Blumberg
& Family
The marriage of Sandy Browser to Bruce
Simon, by Shirley & Irving Simon •
James & Alice Dolle Trosch
Shirley & Irving Simon on the marriage
of their son Bruce to Sandy Browser,
by Carol J. Caplan • Esther Saltzman •
James & Alice Dolle Trosch
Betty Spear on the birth of her greatgrandson Jonathan Lee Spear III, by
Sonia Blumberg • Carol J. Caplan • Becky
& Larry Gutin • James & Alice Dolle
In memory of
Sonia Berenholtz, by Ellen & Murray
H. Robert Bergman, by Pennie & Steven
Leonard Bernstein, by Dee & Ronnie
Chris Chaney, by E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood
Babs Cohen, by Joseph M. Cohen
Katie B. Cohen, by Rosalie Lichter
Esther F. Dubin, by Susan & Philip
Abraham • Iris & Robert Berenhaus •
Sonia Blumberg • Suzanne & Richard
Brafman • Marta Braverman • Diane
& Sidney Bravmann • Goldie & Marvin
Brody • Suzanne & Larry Castine • Nancy
& Dr. Curt Civin • Arthur L. Drager &
Danielle Drager • Esther Ruth Drager •
Family Concerns Committee • Marilyn
Fisher • Mindie Flamholz • Hilda Perl
Goodwin • Bonnie & Howard Heneson •
Robin & Robert Just & Family • Sheilah
& Simon Kalderon • Marsha & Arthur
Kalisch, Jr. • Louise & Richard F. Kemper
• Gerri & Larry Kobren • John Langrock
• Harriet & Jeffrey Legum • Ellen &
Alvin J. Levi • Judy & Jerry Macks &
Family • Benjy Dubin & Rachel Dubin •
Betty Meyers • Sherri & Dr. Sanford D.
Minkin & Family • Marlyn & Dr. Boris
O’Mansky • Jean & Alan Platt • Ellen
& Murray Resnick • Linda Nathan &
Elliot Rosen • Lois Rosenfield & Family •
Esther Saltzman • Elyse & Dr. Leon Schiff
• Betty Segal • Marty Shayt • Ruth F. &
Dr. Harris Silverstone • Shirley & Irving
Simon • Barbara & Dr. Arnold Sindler •
Sisterhood • Ruth & Chuck Spivak • Ruth
& Robert M. Taubman • Susan & Jerome
Taylor • James & Alice Dolle Trosch •
Margie Warres & Family • Donna & Mark
Wasserman • Lynda S. & Jerry Weinstein
• Helaine & Marc Witman • JoAnne
Theodore Epstein, by Elizabeth & Irwin
Beatrice Lansburgh Feustman, by Anne
Fannye Finkelstein, by Elaine Finkelstein
Yale Friedlander, by Beth & Harvey Hyatt
Jack Glick, by Iris & Bernard Kaufman
Edward R. Gluck, by Stuart A. Gluck
Maurice Gordon, by Eddie Jacobs, Jr.
Doris Irene Gresser, by Carol J. Caplan • Iris
& Bernard Kaufman
Joan Hassol, by Minna & Louis Katz
William “Billy” Hawtof, by his wife Carol
Hawtof; his children & grandchildren
Wallace Heller, by Judy & Jerry Macks &
Harry Hoffman, by Barbara & Allan
Adele Hyman, by Betty Meyers
Hyman Jacobs, by Eddie Jacobs, Jr.
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Bulletin • Number 1 • 6 Elul 5774 – 6 Tishri 5775 • September 2014
Rosalee Jacobs, by Eddie Jacobs, Jr.
Rabbi Norman Kahan, by Nancy & Dr. Curt
Sandra Kandel, by Lauren & Steven
Michael Katz, by Minna & Louis Katz
Alexander S. Katzenberg, Sr., by Morton
Katzenberg & Steven Katzenberg
Joseph S. Kaufman, by Shirley A. Kaufman
& Family
Nathalie Lazarus Klaus, by Loraine Lobe
Matthew Klein, by Elaine Eisner
Albert H. Kootner, by Robin & Robert Just
& Family
Harry Krause, by Bette Buchdahl
Robert Kutscher, by Ellen & Dr. Dennis
Uhlfelder & Family
Alyce Levine and Morris Levine, by Judy &
Gary Griffith
Ephraim T. Lizansky, by Deborah Lizansky
Sidney Myerberg, by Gertrude Myerberg
Martha Luddeke Peskin, by her daughter
Phyllis Sarubin
Eileen Pine, by Margery Gluck
Beatrice H. Rosenthal, by her children
Emily & Spence Levitas; her
grandchildren; great-grandchildren &
great-great grandchildren
William “Bill” Saxon, Jr., by Susan &
Philip Abraham • Carol J. Caplan •
Benjy Dubin & Rachel Dubin • Hilda
Perl Goodwin • Becky & Larry Gutin •
Paula K. & Marty Himeles, Jr. • Barbara
& Samuel Himmelrich, Sr. • Allan T.
Hirsh, Jr. • Marsha & Arthur Kalisch,
Jr. • Morton Katzenberg and Steven
Katzenberg • Louise & Richard F.
Kemper • Ava & Dr. Marc Lenet • Ellen
& Alvin J. Levi • Judy & Jerry Macks •
Gladys Nathan & Family • Susan & Dr.
Edward Perl • Bobbi & Aron Perlman
• Annette & Wilfred Romanoff • Lois
Rosenfield • Ruth F. & Dr. Harris
Silverstone • Betty Spear • Linda G.
& Berryl Speert • Lynda S. & Jerry
Weinstein • Helaine & Marc Witman
Leah Solomon, by Terry & Elliott Langbaum
Helen Rand Stulman, by Harriet Stulman
Alex Vida, by Harriet & Jay M. Kramer
Shirley Vogel, by Becky & Larry Gutin &
J. Arthur Weinberg, by Joseph M. Cohen
Sara Weiner, by Edith & Sar Kaufman
Appreciation is expressed for messages
of good wishes and Books of
Uniongrams received by
Ann & Richard Fishkin on their 50th
wedding anniversary
Becky Gutin on her special birthday
Gerri & Larry Kobren on Larry’s special
Gerri & Larry Kobren for bema honors for
their family on the occasion of Larry’s
special birthday
Janice Rudo on her special birthday
Estelle & Martin Waxman for their son’s
successful recovery from surgery
Martin Waxman for the privilege of an
aliyah on his special birthday
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Bulletin • Number 1 • 6 Elul 5774 – 6 Tishri 5775 • September 2014
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Bulletin • Number 1 • 6 Elul 5774 – 6 Tishri 5775 • September 2014
September 2014
Monday, September 1 • Labor Day • E.B.
Hirsh Early Childhood Center
and Temple Office Closed
Tuesday, September 2
5:30 pm
7 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Family Concerns
Food Addicts in Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous & Al-Anon
Overeaters Anonymous
Grey Sheet Anonymous
Sunday, September 14
9 am 9:15 am 11 am 10:30 am 11:30 am Noon Noon Religious School
Adult Hebrew Class
Quarry Lake Fall Festival
Bereavement Group
Sisterhood Opening Luncheon
Thursday, September 25 • Rosh Hashanah
• E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood
Center and Temple Office
9 am
9:30 am
10 am
Children’s Services
Alternative Service
Morning Service
Friday, September 26
Thursday, September 4
Monday, September 15
6:30 pm BEIT-RJ at Temple Oheb Shalom
6:15 pm
7:30 pm
9:30 am
Tuesday, September 16
Saturday, September 27
Sisterhood Federation
Friday, September 5
6:15 pm
6:30 pm
6:30 pm
7:30 pm
Shabbat Service
PJ Shabbat
Shake It Up Shabbat
Oneg Shabbat
Saturday, September 6
9 am
10 am 10:30 am
11:30 am
Torah Talk
Shabbat Shelanu
Shabbat Service with Bar Mitzvah
Sisterhood/Brotherhood Kiddush
Sunday, September 7
9 am 9:15 am 10 am 10:30 am 6 pm Religious School
Adult Hebrew Class
Sara Davidson Program
Bereavement Group
Brotherhood Opening Dinner
Monday, September 8
7:30 pm BHC Board of Electors
2 pm 4:15 pm 7 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Clergy Visit to Roland Park Place
Religious School
Food Addicts in Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous & Al-Anon
Overeaters Anonymous
Grey Sheet Anonymous
Thursday, September 18
9 am
E.B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center
Truck Day
Friday, September 19
6:15 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Shabbat Service
Oneg Shabbat
BHC Pride Dinner
Saturday, September 20
9 am Torah Talk
10 am Shabbat Shelanu
7 pm Selichot and Hoffberger Art Gallery
9 pm Selichot Program
10 pm Selichot Service
Tuesday, September 9
4:15 pm 7 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Religious School
Food Addicts in Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous & Al-Anon
Overeaters Anonymous
Grey Sheet Anonymous
Thursday, September 11
3 pm Clergy Visit to North Oaks
Friday, September 12
7 pm
8 pm
Shabbat Service
Oneg Shabbat
Saturday, September 13
9 am
10 am 10:30 am
1 pm
5 pm
Torah Talk
Shabbat Shelanu
Shabbat Service with Bat Mitzvah
Family Jewish Outdoor Education
Good Night Shabbat
Shabbat Shuva Service
Oneg Shabbat
9 am Torah Talk
10 am Shabbat Shelanu
Sunday, September 28
9 am 9:15 am 10:30 am 10:30 am Religious School
Adult Hebrew Class
Bereavement Group
Cemetery Memorial Service, Belair
Noon Cemetery Memorial Service,
Berrymans Lane
Noon Jr. JYGE
Monday, September 29
6:30 pm BEIT-RJ at Temple Oheb Shalom
Tuesday, September 30
4:15 pm 7 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Religious School
Food Addicts in Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous & Al-Anon
Overeaters Anonymous
Grey Sheet Anonymous
Sunday, September 21
9 am 9:15 am 10:30 am Religious School
• Aleph All Stars
Adult Hebrew Class
Bereavement Group
Monday, September 22
6:30 pm BEIT-RJ at Temple Oheb Shalom
Tuesday, September 23
4:15 pm 7 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Religious School
Food Addicts in Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous & Al-Anon
Overeaters Anonymous
Grey Sheet Anonymous
Wednesday, September 24 • Erev Rosh
Hashanah• E.B. Hirsh Early
Childhood Center and Temple
Office Close at Noon
6 pm Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars,
Park opens at 4:30 pm
8 pm Rosh Hashanah Evening Service
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For times and details
on High Holy Day
services see page 4.
• Shabbat Service
daughter of Rachel & Randy Resnick
• PJ Shabbat
• Good Night Shabbat
Friday, September 19
• Shake It Up Shabbat
• Torah Talk
• Shabbat Shelanu
Bat Mitzvah of Robyn Resnick
for newborns-PreK with Rabbi Sachs-Kohen
Rabbi Busch will speak
Rosh Hashanah
• Shabbat Service
Thursday, September 25
Ki Tavo, Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8
Friday, September 5
Saturday, September 13
• Shabbat Service
for K-2nd grades with Cantor Sacks
Reverend Andrew Foster Connors will speak
Saturday, September 6
Saturday, September 20
Ki Tetze, Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19
Nitzavim-Vayelech, Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30
• Shabbat Service
Bar Mitzvah of Aaron Zeigler
son of Ashli & Shawn Zeigler
Friday, September 12
• Torah Talk
• Shabbat Shelanu
• Shabbat Service
Rabbi Busch will speak
• Torah Talk
• Shabbat Shelanu
• Selichot and Hoffberger Art Gallery
• Selichot Program
• Selichot Service
Wednesday, September 24
Rosh Hashanah Evening
Friday, September 26
• Shabbat Shuva
Rabbi Busch will speak
Saturday, September 27
Ha’azinu, Deuteronomy 32:1-52
• Torah Talk
• Shabbat Shelanu
Bema Home Connection is available
in the Sanctuary, Goodwin Center and
Hoffberger Chapel. To connect to the
Bema Home connection, call the Temple
Office, 410-764-1587.
Videostreaming is available by visiting Registration for
videostreaming is not necessary.
Hearing loops are available at the
front desk. Simply turn on the T-coil.
For more information contact David
Weis, [email protected]