Calendar: January 30-February 8

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JAN. 30-31
KSDS Presents: West Side Story in Hebrew
See “West Side Story,” the modern musical adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet,” all in Hebrew. This performance is by the Krieger Schecter Day School of Chizuk Amuno Congregation’s class of 2023. The setting is 1950s’ New York City amid rising ethnic tensions with a backdrop of warring gangs and baseless hatred. The performance will take place at 7 p.m. at the Gordon Center at 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave. in Owings Mills.
Tickets: $20 general public, $18 KSDS Student/Alumni/GECC student/CACS faculty and staff
Buy tickets: jcc.org/gordon-center/event/ksds-presents-west-side-story

(Photo by Kathryn Maingot on Unsplash)

JAN. 31
Virtual Tour of Jewish Barbados
Join historian Neal Rechtman and the Baltimore Zionist District for a tour visiting the restored Nidhe Israel Synagogue (1654) in Barbados. Attendees will also get to tour the adjacent cemeteries and the recently discovered mikvah, and learn about the Sephardi community of Barbados. Register online for this free Zoom tour.
Register: associated.org/event/virtual-tour-of-jewish-barbados/

FEB. 1
It’s Not Fair! Supporting Siblings of Children with Special Needs
Join SHEMESH and CHADD of Greater Baltimore for a free special session in partnership with The Associated’s ASD Parent Group. This event will be conducted online and feature Ilana Levy-Paris, Ph.D., licensed psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist. It will start at 8 p.m. and end at 9:15 p.m. Registration is required.
Register: associated.org/event/its-not-fair-supporting-siblings-of-children-with-special-needs/

FEB. 2
Tapping into your Full Potential: The Value of Professional Self-Awareness
Join other young professionals for the first installment of this free, online leadership series by Faun R. Zarge through Na’aleh. Attendees will learn to consider their preferred work style, address weak points, avoid imposter syndrome, ask for feedback and troubleshoot common workplace scenarios. Sessions will be hosted through Zoom; the link is included
with registration.
Register: naalehbaltimore.org/programs-events/events/tapping-into-your-full-potential/

FEB. 4
Hands-On Holidays: Tu b’shevat/Purim
Join the JCC of Greater Baltimore for a free family holiday celebration with songs, snacks, activities and a special craft. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes for this festive program. This event is ideal for children ages 2-5, and siblings are welcome. This event will take place at 4 p.m. in the Owings Mills JCC ELC multipurpose room.
Register: baltimorejcc.force.com/s/registration

FEB. 4
The Associated YAD’s Generosity Gala
Join The Associated’s Young Adult Division for a celebration of the community’s continued support for The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore. There will be an opportunity to make an additional gift towards their work. The event will last from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. It will be held in the 1840s Ballroom at 29 S. Front St., #4605, in Baltimore.
Prices: $50 for anyone who makes a gift of 25$ or more, $75 for new donors or anyone whose gift to the 2023 annual campaign is $25 or less.
Register: associated.org/event/generositygala/

FEB. 6
Baltimore Action Meeting: Power of Protest
Learn about Jews United for Justice’s direct action work in Baltimore and help brainstorm direct action options for their 2023 campaigns. During this event attendees will get to experience the Jewish Museum of Maryland’s Power of Protest Exhibit to kick off the meeting. This event will last from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Snacks will be provided.
Register: jufj.org/event/baltimore-action-meeting-feb-6/
Prices: JMM admission prices are $10 adults, $8 seniors (65+), $6 student (13+), $4 children (4-12) and free for children under 4, JMM members or those with a guest pass

FEB. 8
Do YOU Have a Plan?
Join an open discussion with Chaya Lasson, director of Jewish Hospice at BridgingLife, to learn about an advanced directive, why you need one and what Judaism has to say on the matter. This free event will take place at Chabad Owings Mills at 11299 Owings Mills Blvd. The event will start at 7:30 p.m. For more details, go to chabadom.com/ccc.

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