Calendar: June 11-June 19


Saturday, June 11
Congregation Beit Tikvah – Rebellion in the Wilderness: Power Play or Legitimate Protest
Please join Rabbi Doug Heifetz to study and discuss an ancient story of rebellion in this week’s Torah portion, B’haalot’cha. Were the rebel leaders concerned for the people, or just power hungry? How can you tell the difference? How does their story relate to ours today? Service 9:30 a.m.; kiddush 11:00 a.m.; discussion (w/cont. nosh) 11:30 a.m. Please note earlier start time to allow individuals to attend a 1 p.m. memorial service. We welcome congregants to bring food (no meat) or beverages to share for the community kiddush. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Congregation Beit Tikvah, 5802 Roland Ave., Baltimore; free; RSVP to [email protected].

Sunday, June 12
Maryland/Israel Development’s 30th Anniversary Celebration
Join the Maryland/Israel Development Center for our 30th Anniversary Celebration and Barry Bogage’s retirement. Registration is required. United Airlines is donating two round-trip tickets to Israel. MIDC members only eligible for the tickets and must join by June 1, 2022. Noon-2 p.m.; University of Maryland Elm Ballroom, 621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore; tickets $0-$75; register here.

Tuesday, June 14
Pearlstone Annual Celebration
Join the Pearlstone Center on our beautiful campus to celebrate our impact over the past year. Enjoy family-friendly activities and the sights, scents and sounds of nature accompanied by delicious farm-to-table cuisine prepared by the Pearlstone culinary team. 5-7 p.m.; Pearlstone Center, 5425 Mt. Gilead Road, Reisterstown; free; register here.

Wednesday, June 15
Kappa Guild, Inc. Virtual Donor Event
Kappa Guild, Inc. will be holding their donor event virtually celebrating their 69th anniversary of “helping children in need.” Guests will be the various recipients from the hospitals, camps and agencies who will discuss the equipment that we will be purchasing for them. Several legislators will be virtually coming and giving their greetings. Entertainment by Rabbi/Cantor/Ph.D. Rhoda Harrison, who is cantor of Congregation M’kor Shalom of Cherry Hill, N.J. 1-3:30 p.m.; online; $18 per guest; for registration details, call 410-484-8215 or email [email protected].

Stock image of hands holding the earth
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Thursday, June 16
Summer Service Celebration
Join Repair the World Baltimore to kick off the summer with service. Grab a friend and come learn about and serve alongside some of our incredible service partners. We’ll be at the Garage at R. House, so you can grab your happy hour drink and dinner and join us to write notes of encouragement for kids receiving meals through the Baltimore Hunger Project, decorate bookmarks for kids receiving books from the Maryland Book Bank and so much more. All participants are eligible to earn a free scoop of Taharka Brothers ice cream and be entered into raffles at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. 5-9 p.m.; The Garage at R. House, 301 W. 29th St, Baltimore; free; register here.

Clip art of people forming a star of David
(arthobbit / iStock / Getty Images Plus).

Thursday, June 16
Made From Scratch: Creating the Howard County Jewish Community & JFHC Annual Meeting
Join the Jewish Federation of Howard County for our Annual Meeting and the State of the
Federation. We will also be premiering the inaugural display of the Howard County Jewish History Project exhibit, “Made From Scratch; Creating the Howard County Jewish Community.” Timing: 7 p.m. – wine and dessert, exhibit open; 7:30 p.m. – Annual Meeting & State of the Federation; 8:15 p.m. – mingling, exhibit open. 7-9 p.m.; Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia; free; register here.

Sunday, June 19
Siyum Sefer Torah for Efraim Gordon
To commemorate the first yahrtzeit of Efraim Gordon, the entire Jewish community is invited to the Siyum of his Sefer Torah. It will be completed in the spot he was tragically killed. Sefer Torah for Safer Streets. 2:30-5 p.m.; Suburban Orthodox Congregation Toras Chaim; 7504 Seven Mile Lane, Baltimore; free but donations encouraged; register here.

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