Saturday 9/1 - Monday 10/1 Kol Halev: High Holiday Services
Location: Kol Halev
Address: 30 W. Seminary Avenue, Suite 100, Luthervilee, MD 21093
Over 1 million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and while some symptoms are easier to see — tremors, stiffness and slowness of movement — there are a range of harder-to-detect non-movement symptoms that can have an impact on daily life.
As an instructor at the Leisure World Center for Lifelong Learning, George Birnbaum has presented a series of seminars over the past few years delving into the biographies of well-known people, especially those not necessarily on the right side of public opinion. Exploring the backgrounds and personalities of men with controversial histories is a favorite pastime for Birnbaum. He has also taught classes at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Rockville, Maryland.
This summer marks the 85th yahrzeit (anniversary of one’s passing) of the man who was known as the “King Of The Cantors.” Even now, 85 years later, his music is still a part of the Jewish liturgical experience at all types of shuls and services. He was Cantor Joseph Rosenblatt, best known by his Yiddish nickname, Yossele.
There was no shortage of memorable moments at Camp Shoresh’s Grandparents and Special Friends Day, an opportunity for campers, parents, and grandparents to take advantage of the camp's amenities, experience the camp ruach (spirit), and get to know the staff.
The Jewish Leadership Conference (JLC) aims to develop a new political and cultural vision for American Jewry, and to bring together Jews who believe that conservative ideas can help strengthen the Jewish people, the Jewish nation, and the American civic future. The JLC is organizing its second annual conference on Jews and Conservatism, which will take place on Oct. 28 in New York City. Kol HaBirah spoke to Jonathan Silver, executive director of the JLC, to learn more.
With the High Holidays approaching, matters of life and death are naturally on our minds. The prayers of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur revolve around life; as the Talmud says, these days are uniquely solemn because the “Books of the Living and the Books of the Dead are open” as we stand in judgement before the Almighty.
Israeli defense technology is considered among the best in the world, but Roboteam is one Israeli company focused on developing defense technologies for Maryland and the United States.
During a recent visit to the Capital Camps and Retreat Center in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, Henry M. Rosenbaum, director of the Baltimore chapter of Friends of the IDF (FIDF), met a 13-year-old Israeli named Noam. The teen was wearing a t-shirt bearing the photo image of a handsome young man. “Thinking it was a well-known Israeli sports personality or singer, I asked him in Hebrew whose picture it was,” said Rosenbaum. “He told me, with a sad look on his face: It was his deceased brother who died a couple of months ago during his IDF service.”
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