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5 Things To Do This Week in Baltimore

Check out these great events for the whole family sponsored by The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore or Associated agencies.

Christopher O’Riley – Out Of My Hands
Saturday, December 6, 8:00 p.m.
Gordon Center for Performing Arts

Imagine hearing the famous rock tunes of REM, Nirvana and Pink Floyd transformed into contemporary classical masterpieces. Christopher O’Riley, recognized as one of the leading American pianists of his generation and host of the popular NPR music program, From the Top, introduces Baltimore audiences to the next generation of classical music stars. Enjoy his renditions of the music of Radiohead, Portishead, Cocteau Twins, The Smiths, Tears for Fears and Elliott Smith. Sponsored by the Peggy and Yale Gordon Trust, tickets are $28 in advance; $32 at the door. For information, go to jcc.org/Gordon-center/music/.

Priceless Dress Exchange
Sunday, December 7, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Mitchell David Teen Center
A large selection of ‘brand new, with tags’ special occasion dresses from a well-known boutique has been received and we are GIVING THEM AWAY to teen girls who are looking to save some money this B’nai Mitzvah season. Event is held in conjunction with CHANA.
For information, go to jointeens.org/priceless-dresses/

A Family Chanukah with Joanie Leeds
Sunday, December 7, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Jewish Museum of Maryland at the Herbert Bearman Campus

It’s Downtown Dollar Day and families can get into the Chanukah mood with a rocking family Chanukah concert featuring Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights! Your family will sing and dance to the music of this gifted children’s musician, whose albums include City Kid, Parent’s choice award-winner, and I’m a Rock Star. Then create a handmade Chanukah-themed craft.
For information, go to jewishmusuem.org.

Community Screening of Beneath the Helmet
Monday, December 8, 7:00 p.m.
Beth Tfiloh Rosen Arts Center
Take yourself inside the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for the Baltimore premier of Beneath the Helmut, a documentary film that explores the intimate journey of young Israelis as they prepare to defend their country at any cost. Following the film, Lt. (res.) Aviv Regev, featured in Beneath the Helmet, will join former IDF soldiers who served in elite combat units, for a panel discussion.
Tickets are $5 for adults and free for students with ID. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Event is held in conjunction with Beth Tfiloh and Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

5 People Skills Every Child Needs to Learn
Monday, December 8, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Edward A. Myerberg Center

Is your child painfully shy or a tad rambunctious? Does he or she have trouble making friends? Do you need tools to teach them how to resolve an argument with a best friend?
If so, this program is for you. Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD, psychologist and writer, whose articles have appeared in Parents magazine and the Huffington Post, will share “5 People Skills Every Child Needs to Learn.”
Program is presented by SHEMESH. A $5 donation is suggested. Go to shemeshbaltimore.org/events for more information.



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What To Do This Week in Baltimore

Check out these great events for the whole family sponsored by The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore or Associated agencies.

Saturday, February 1
8:00 p.m.
Comedy Night with Reno and Meshelle
Two talented performers find the laughter in childhood memories of cross-cultural adventures and family challenges. From Reno’s abandonment by a clairvoyant bio-mom to host Meshelle’s move from West Baltimore to a Jewish suburb, the night offers laughs fueled by insight. Presented in partnership with Creative Alliance, the performance will be held at the Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, tickets are $25 in advance and $29 at the door. Go to www.jcc.org/gordon-center/comedy/ for information and tickets.

Tuesday, February 4
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 its support group. Group meets the first Tuesday of every month in the CHAI Conference Room, 5809 Park Heights Avenue. Learn more.

Wednesday, February 5
4:30 p.m. Check-in and Q&A; 5:00 p.m. Meetings with Legislators; 6:15 p.m. Reception 2014
Advocacy Day & Reception

Join the Baltimore Jewish Council and advocate for issues that affect our Jewish community at the House of Delegates Office Building in Annapolis. Meet with legislators and enjoy a reception immediately following. Transportation from Pikesville is available. Register and learn more.

Wednesday, February 5
7:30 p.m.
West Bank Story Screening
Forget Tony and Maria. Meet David and Fatima! Join Beyond Birthright for this musical comedy about competing West Bank falafel stands. Discussion and dessert will follow. Address will be provided following registration. Contact ehbrown@jcc.org to register.

Future Events
Sunday, February 9
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Big Picture, Movie
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia provides personal and uplifting accounts of dyslexia from children, experts and iconic leaders. Join in a panel discussion immediately following the movie.  Held at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, the program is presented by the Baltimore Jewish Abilities Alliance and SHEMESH. A donation of $5 is suggested. Learn more.

Sunday, February 9
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
PJ on the Town at the Maryland Science Center

pj science center
Connect with other families and learn about the Tree of Life and Tree of Knowledge at a special PJ program at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street. Enjoy story time, crafts and science activities. Then, tour the Maryland Science Center after the program. The event is sponsored by PJ Library, the Macks Center for Jewish Education and Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. Tickets are $10 for 11 years and up; $5 for three to 10-year-olds and free for two and under. Learn more.

Thursday, February 13
7:30 p.m.
Punk Jews Screening
Hasidic punk rockers? African-American Jewish activists? This is not your Zayde’s Judaism! Stop by Hopkins Hillel, 3109 N. Charles Street, to view this engaging documentary that explores what being Jewish means in the 21st century. Contact ehbrown@jcc.org for information.

Thursdays, beginning February 13
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Introduction to Judaism Course
The Baltimore Board of Rabbis is offering a weekly course at Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Avenue, to those interested in exploring Judaism’s rich history and traditions. In addition to classes combining scholarly insight with personal insights, enjoy special programs. These include a panel discussion with four rabbis from the different theological streams of American Judaism and a visit to the Hendler Learning Center’s Timeline of Jewish History at Chizuk Amuno Congregation to see 3,000 years of history come alive. The course is taught by leading rabbis of all denominations and runs through May 29. More information.

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