Shabbat with YAD
Build community over Shabbat dinner virtually or in person with The Associated’s Young Adult Division. This event is part of an initiative between YAD, Pearlstone and OneTable to help people host or attend Shabbat dinners. This dinner will start at 7 p.m. Register and learn more about how to attend at associated.org/getinvolved/20s-30s/shabbat-initiative.
Listen and enjoy the unique sounds of percussion instruments with pitch at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall at 1212 Cathedral St. in Baltimore. This family concert will feature Josanna Francis, steelpan artist, and a group of middle and high school students from Positive Vibrations Youth Orchestra. Other unique instruments making an appearance include the xylophone and timpani. The concert will begin at 11 a.m. Purchase tickets online at my.bsomusic.org/17580/17694.
See Los Lobos live at the Gordon Center. The East L.A. band has explored rock-and-roll, R&B, surf, soil mariachi, punk rock, country and more genres through their 50-year history as a band. Book yourself the chance to sample their eclectic style by purchasing tickets at the door or online at jcc.org/gordon-center/event/los-lobos#_=_.
Price: $55-$70 in advance, $65-$80 at the door, $5 per ticket fee
Feb. 25 – 26
Rededication of Rescued Torah Scroll
Join Chevrei Tzedek Congregation for a celebration and rededication of their rescued Holocaust Torah Scroll. The rededication will take place Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. at the Edward A. Myerberg Center, following a text study with coffee and donuts at 9:15 a.m. A learning session will be held the following day via Zoom with Sofer Bernard Benarroch, who repaired the scroll, and Deborah Thompson, who has done extensive research on the double peh. The Zoom will begin at 10 a.m. in the Chevrei Tzedek virtual sanctuary. For attendance information visit chevreitzedek.org/torahrededication.html.
Shifting from School to Adulthood
As part of Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion month, parents and caregivers are invited to attend a free informative session by Jewish Community Services. The session will cover how they can help their child with a disability navigate the stages of their transition into adulthood. The event will be held at Park Heights JCC at 5700 Park Heights Ave. in Baltimore and it will last from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Register online at jcsbalt.org/JDAIM2023.
BZD Buharian Jews Virtual Tour
Join the Baltimore Zionist District for a free virtual tour of the Buharian Jews. Attendees will have the chance to explore the history of Jews living in the heart of the Silk Road and learn about Bukharian Jewish communities worldwide, including the Bukharian Quarter not far from the walls of Old Jerusalem. The tour will take place at 11 a.m., attendees will need to register in advance for attendance information at associated.org/event/virtual-tour-of-the-buharian-jews.
JPW: Letters to My Younger Self
Hear local female business leaders share their stories, personal reflections and inspiration. Panelists will share letters written to their younger selves and reflect on successes, triumphs, challenges and pitfalls. Randi Alper Pupkin, founder and executive director of Art with a Heart Inc., and Emily J. Taylor, the owner and head audiologist at Taylor Listening Center, will be sharing their letters this year. The panel will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Beth El Congregation at 8101 Park Heights Ave., in Pikesville. Purchase tickets online at associated.org/event/jpw-presents-letters-to-my-younger-self.
Mushroom Workshop with Pearlstone
Learn about the basics of buying, inoculating and growing your own mushrooms with the sawdust spore and log method. This free 2-hour class at Pearlstone offers a window into the world of fungi. This class will feature making oyster, shitake and lion’s mane mushroom logs. Attendees who own a hammer drill, cordless drill or impact driver with a 12 mm, we.5 mm or ½ inch bit are encouraged to bring them. The class will take place at 5425 Mt. Gilead Road in Reisterstown from 1 to 3 p.m. Register online at pearlstonecenter.org/programs-events/all-programs-events/thrive-eco-learning/registration.