Check out these great events for the whole family sponsored by The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore or Associated agencies.
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.
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.
Sunday October 20
The Journey, Together: 25 Years After Operation Exodus Celebratory Gala featuring Natan Sharansky
In 1987, Baltimoreans advocated and fundraised in a national movement, Operation Exodus that resettled 1.5 million Soviet Jews. Today, after decades of life in Jewish Baltimore, former Russian émigrés and advocates come together in celebration of our accomplishments. Keynote speaker Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, and a long-time refusenik will share his personal passionate perspective.
The gala, held at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 West Baltimore Street, will feature musical performances, kosher dining and dancing. Tickets are $125. For information, go to associated.org/together.
Sunday, October 20
PJ Library Partners with Shirlala
Families with young children can enjoy a dynamic, interactive program of joy, spirit, story and songs performed by Shira Kline, aka ShirLaLa. This award-winning, New York-based performer and music educator, professional circus drummer and glitter pink glam rock star has performed in hundreds of venues internationally.
The performance will be held at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 in person. To register, go to gordondcenter.com/family entertainment.
Wednesday October 23
The Associated Business & Professionals presents University of Maryland BioPark: Fusing Community and Innovation
Stop by The Associated’s first business and professional event of the season to get some unique insights into the funding of the 12-acre development. Join Jay A. Perman, M.D., President of the University of Maryland at the University of Maryland BioPark, 801 West Baltimore Street. Tickets are $30 in advance online. Register at associated.org/biopark.
Sunday October, 27
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Bagels | 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Buns | 6:30-8:30 p.m. Beer
Super Sunday Community Phone-a-thon
Stop by the Weinberg Park Heights Jewish Community Center for an hour or come for a session. Join hundreds of volunteers to secure funds for our community and let your kids get hands on at the JCC. Children, kindergarten to 5th grade, are welcome. Contact Carla B. Carlest-Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.