July 7, 2020

All BNC Chapter Events Cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all remaining chapter events from mid March through June, 2020 have been cancelled. Our Live & Learn Committee is currently meeting to plan virtual events for the fall. National dues can be paid through the online link on the website or by sending in a check. Dues will need to be paid by September 1, 2020 to participate in the FREE virtual classes sponsored by our chapter, other chapters around the country, and the National office. Please contact our chapter president, Diane Burkom, at burkom@verizon.net or 410-486-4972 if you need anything or have any questions or concerns.

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

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

Chavurah

circle-of-friends You are all invited to the next Chavurah Meeting, where members and prospective members can get to know each other and have fun.

Monday June 17th at 1:30 pm at Gail Gelber’s

The question of the day:  What are your roots?

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