February 26, 2020

April 2020 General Meeting

Our general meeting on April 23 will take place at 1:00 pm at the Hadassah office on Old Court Road, preceded by a board meeting (open to all) at noon. We will show the documentary film, The Jewish Journey: America. The film explores what it meant to be part of a tight-knit Jewish community and make the heartbreaking choice to leave family behind, whether for economic opportunity or to escape persecution. Incredible archival photographs and footage bring to life the personal stories of first to fourth generation Americans who took a leap of faith and made it to America however they could.

Many of our Brandeis current and past members lived through the war years, some in Europe and some here in America, with different life stories. Following the movie we will hear from members and compare and contrast the varying experiences.

Miller’s Deli Fundraiser

Miller’s Deli is offering the Baltimore Chapter of BNC a Special Evening on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. From 4:30 pm till closing, Miller’s will donate 10% of the entire income for the evening, including Eat-in, Take-out, and Alcohol, to our chapter. Bring your family and friends to support this fundraiser!

2020 Closing Luncheon

Our closing luncheon meeting will be held on Thursday May 14 at 11:30 at the Suburban Country Club. We are fortunate to have Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt as our guest speaker. Her presentation will cover short and long-term goals as Chief of Police, what is being done about antisemitism in Baltimore County, including safety in schools and places of worship, as well as other topics of interest to Baltimore County residents. Watch for your invitation in the mail.

BNC Baltimore Coming to You

Because many of our life members and those from previous years now live in retirement residences, some of whom with mobility issues, the Baltimore Chapter of BNC will offer visits from present members to these homes, bringing activities to share or simply providing companionship while maintaining an association with Brandeis.

Two or more present members will schedule these meetings well in advance. Residents may bring any friends to these get-togethers they may wish. We look forward to visiting with our past and life members. If you would like to request such a visit, or you would like to join us in making these visits, please call or email Leslie Sandler, 410-443-6366 or lesliemsandler@gmail.com, or Suzanne Strutt, 410-561-5516 or swstrutt@verizon.net.

Stamp Project

Since 2008, students at Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City, Maryland have been collecting postage stamps. Why?  They want to collect 6 million stamps.

For many people, the concept of 6 million of anything is hard to grasp. When an English teacher at Mt. Hebron was trying to help her students understand the immensity of the Holocaust while they were reading Elie Wiesel’s “Night”, she remembered The Paper Clips Project.  Middle school students in Whitwell, TN created a monument for the Holocaust victims of Nazi Germany.  The project started in 1998 as an 8th grade project to study other cultures.  It then evolved into one gaining worldwide attention.

The Mt. Hebron teacher thought her students could do the same with postage stamps. Everyone receives mail and could easily tear off the used stamps to bring to school. Plus, many stamps have faces on them – what better way to represent the 6 million Jewish people who perished in the Holocaust!

Six million is an enormous number!  After almost eleven years, the school has collected over 4 million stamps. Many community groups are supporting the school’s efforts and now BNC – Baltimore Chapter is joining this campaign.

We ask that you please remove stamps from mail you receive and bring them to any BNC event.  Our Live and Learn class facilitators as well as meeting leaders will collect the stamps and give them to Merle Ann Siegelman, the board member who suggested this project. Or, you may mail them directly to her at:

Merle Ann Siegelman

6205 Sareva Drive

Baltimore, MD 21209

Those of you who are stamp collectors might consider donating duplicates to this wonderful project.

At some time in the future, we will arrange to visit Mt. Hebron, present them with our stamps, and view student displays created over the years with the different stamps. Please support this worthy cause so the next generation continues to understand the magnitude of the Holocaust as we all work to reduce hatred in the world.

 

Bring a Book (or Two) to Our Meetings

 

Put it on the front table. It will catch the eye of members, and we’ll sell it!

If no one buys it, please take it home so it won’t get lonely.

Opening Meeting – Thursday, September 18

paris-arOur opening meeting will begin at 11 am at the Suburban Country Club. Lunch will be served, and guaranteed to be delicious.

Our presenter will be Charles Belfoure, author of The Paris Architect.  In occupied Paris during World War II, a gentile architect designs hiding places for Jews escaping the Germans.

Charles Belfoure is an author and architect who lives in Westminster MD. A graduate of the Pratt Institute and Columbia University, his practice is in historic preservation working as both an architect and historic preservation consultant.

Fund Raiser at Boscov’s

Boscov’s Is Doing It Again!
Shop at any Boscov’s and help BNC at the same time!
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10am to 9pm.
Your entire $5 donation and all shopping pass proceeds will benefit BNC!
Refreshments, Door Prizes, Entertainment
25% Discount Shopping Pass
Tickets will be available at the Opening Meeting or from our fund-raising chairs.

General Meeting Featuring Amy Landau

Amy Landau. PhD.

Amy Landau. PhD.

We are pleased to announce Amy Landau as our guest speaker for the November 14th General Meeting at 1:30 at the Hadassah Meeting Room.  She will be speaking on Cairo’s Ben Ezra Synagogue.

(Readers: Click “Read More…” then click the underlined links for more info about Ms Landau and the Synagogue.)

Fund Raiser at California Pizza Kitchen

Get your flyer from Mona Berman and present it to your server,
and 20% of your check will be donated to BNC.

Hunt Valley Towne Center – 118 Shawan Rd
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 11am to 10pm

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