October 23, 2019

Fashion Fundraiser – Fall Edition

On Thursday, October 31, 2019, please join us for this unique museum experience at the Maryland Historical Society.

Spectrum of Fashion will feature over 3000 original items of fashion covering four centuries. Each piece displayed will have had a genealogical search and background information will be presented.

A docent will take us through this exhibit at 1:00 pm to explain how the exhibit came together, the stories that the pieces tell, and will look at some of the highlights of the gallery.

$10 (payable to BNC) plus the cost of museum admission on day of trip. Museum admission is free for museum members, $10 for non-members.

RSVP by sending a check payable to BNC-Baltimore to Diane Burkom, 7213 Denberg Road, Baltimore, MD 21209. Questions? Call Diane at 410-486-4972.

Proceeds benefit Brandeis University’s Sustaining the Mind Campaign

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.

 

November 2019 Board/General Meeting

Join us on Thursday, November 21st at 12 pm for our Chapter Board Meeting, and stay for our featured speaker at 1 pm. Lt. Colonel Sheldon A. Goldberg, USAF (Ret), Ph.D.  will speak on Jews in the Defense of the US Since 1654. This event is free so bring your friends! Held in the meeting room of Hadassah, 3723 Old Court Road, 2nd floor.

Dr. Sheldon Goldberg spent half his career in Europe.  Upon his retirement from the Air Force in 1985, he joined the Central Intelligence Agency, retiring after 16 years in 2002.  He is currently a docent/historian at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History in Washington DC where he lectures on the participation of American Jews in the US military since pre-Colonial times.

Day in Philadelphia

Come join us for a special day trip to the National Museum of Jewish American History in Philadelphia on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. 

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is the first retrospective of her extraordinary life and career.  The exhibit marries immersive 3-dimensional environments with historic artifacts to bring key moments in RBG’s personal and professional story to life.  Justice Ginsburg acquired the nickname Notorious RBG after a series of fiery, record-breaking dissents she gave from the Supreme Court bench in 2013.  Most vividly, she protested the gutting of the Voting Rights Act, comparing the decision to “throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet.”

8:00am      Bus will leave Greenspring Shopping Center
A light breakfast will be served
10:00am     Docent-led tour of the exhibit
Free time in the museum after the tour
Lunch – on your own at Reading Terminal
5:30pm      Bus arrives back in Baltimore

Cost: $70 for members and guests – RSVP by sending a check payable to BNC-Baltimore to Beverly Silberman, 2 High Stepper Court, #106, Pikesville, MD 21208           

QUESTIONS: email Rena Shenk – rjhappygrands@gmail.com

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

Deis Flicks

Film:  Father’s Footsteps, Coming of Age as an Israeli-French Filmmaker.  Thursday May 30th at 1:30pm at the Hadassah Meeting Room.
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Please RSVP Sandy Montuori

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