Check out these great events for the whole family sponsored by The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore or Associated agencies.
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, a.k.a. 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.
Thursday October 24
Mom’s Night Out with Meredith Jacobs
Take a break from your hectic mom duties and join Meredith Jacobs, author of The Modern Jewish Guide to Shabbat at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC. Hear excerpts from Jacobs’ book and lead a challah braiding workshop. Learn more at jcc.org/adults/upcoming-jcc-events-for-adults/.
Sunday October 27
Super Sunday Community Phone-a-thon
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Bagels | 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Buns | 6:30-8:30 p.m. Beer
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 fifth grade, are welcome. Contact Carla B. Carlest-Lee at email@example.com to register.
Sunday October 27
Grandparenting in the 21st Century
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
In today’s complex world, grandparents play an enhanced role. Janet Kurland, health educator for Jewish Community Services, will address how grandparents can balance their needs, time and values with those of their adult children and grandchildren. Held at JCS in Owings Mills, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, this event is free. Pre-registration is required. Go to jcsbaltimore.org/parenting-series or call 410-843-7568.
Tuesday October 29
Activities Night at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital
6:00– 7:00 p.m.
Bring smiles to seniors in our community. Join Jewish Volunteer Connection Young Adults for an evening of arts and crafts, cooking and other activities at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, 2434 West Belvedere Avenue. To register, contact Rebecca Weinstock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday November 9
Comedy Night with Marc Unger (Including Live Auction)
8:00 p.m., Show begins at 8:30 p.m.
Performing at many of the nation’s top comedy clubs including The Comic Strip, the Gotham Comedy Club in New York and the world famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles, Comedian Marc Unger will headline the second annual Bids for Kids. Event will benefit the JCC Early Childhood Education’s Natural Playground, as well as need-based scholarships for the JCC Maccabi Experience. Tickets are $25 per person, second ticket is $15. Register at jcc.org/bidsforkids.