Check out these great events for the whole family sponsored by The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore or Associated agencies.
Sunday, October 6
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
CHAI’s Inaugural Northwest Community Energy Expo
Stop by the Edward A. Myerberg Center, 3101 Fallstaff Road, and learn about ways to lower energy costs and apply for an Energy Savers Loan. Special sessions with area experts include an “Energy Audit” overview with a question and answer period; “Retrofit Basics,” led by Civic Works/Retrofit Baltimore and Interfaith Power and Light; and “What Are The Payoffs of Energy Conservation?” by Baltimore Energy Challenge. Event is free. For information, go to chaibaltimore.org.
Monday, October 7
Etgar Keret: Is Reality Overrated?
The Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University presents Etgar Keret, best-selling Israeli writer and award-winning filmmaker. His most recent book of short stories, Suddenly, A Knock on the Door, was recently release in the United States to rave reviews. Keret will speak at Towson University in the College of Liberal Arts Building. For more information, go to blueflowerarts.com/booking/etgar-keret.
Tuesday, October 8
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Support Group for Parents of Children with Attention Issues
Does your child have trouble staying on task or focusing? SHEMESH and CHADD of Greater Baltimore invite you to join a support group. Meeting will be held in the CHAI conference room, 5809 Park Heights Avenue. Learn more at shemeshbaltimore.org.
Wednesday, October 9
CineFest 2013 Presents “God’s Fiddler: Jascha Heifetz”
As part of the seventh annual CineFest, The Gordon Center for the Performing Arts (3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills )premiers the only film biography of the world’s most renowned violinist. Jascha Heifetz was the first truly modern virtuoso, a man about whom Itzhak Perlman said, “When I spoke with him, I can’t believe, I’m talking to G-d.” Heifetz was a legendary, but mysterious, figure whose story embodies the dual nature of artistic genius: the paradox of how a mortal man lives with immortal gifts – gifts he must honor, but which extract a life-long price. Tickets are $11 in advance, $12 at the door, $5 student rush tickets (at the door only based on availability). For information, go to jcc.org/gordon-center/films/.
Saturday, October 12
8:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Ethan Bortnick Performs at The Gordon Center for the Performing Arts
Russian-born Ethan Bortnick, 13, began on a toy piano when he was three. Today, this piano prodigy holds the Guinness World Record for being the youngest musician to host a solo concert tour. This youngster will electrify audiences in the opening of The Gordon Center for the Performing Arts season.
Tickets are $36 in advance and $42 at the door. For information, go to associated.org/together.
Sunday, October 13
Jewish Museum of Maryland Opens “Passages through the Fire: Jews and the Civil War”
The Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, will open this groundbreaking exhibit that tells the story of the Civil War through the lens of the American Jewish populous. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Jewish Museum of Maryland is presenting a special “1861 Tour” of the Lloyd Street Synagogue. The tour looks at what it would have been like to be a member of the synagogue, then occupied by Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, at the start of the Civil War.
Museum entrance fee is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for students and free for members. To learn more, go to jewishmuseummd.org.
Sunday, October 13
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Russian Cultural Festival
Enjoy a taste of Russian culture and learn about the history of Soviet Jewry before and after coming to America. This arts and culture fair, held at the Ben and Esther Rosenbloom JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue in Owings Mills, will include athletic and traditional performances, acrobatic demonstrations, a Russian Ballet performance, an art exhibit, showing of the film “Refusenik” and a special presentation by four-time gold-medal-winning swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg.
Event is free. Go to associated.org/together for more information.
Thursday, October 17
Comedy on the Rocks
Russian comedian Vicky Kuperman commands the stage while you taste the finer foods and vodkas of the mother land. Comedian Sherry Davey opens the program. Event will be held at Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Ave. Tickets are $8 and all proceeds support leadership training for young adults in Odessa through the Baltimore-Odessa Partnership. For information, call Gail Zuskin at 410.559.3505 or visit associated.org/together.