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Meetings at a Glance
March 28,
May 23,
General Meeting

103rd Annual Convention

Meeting Dates and Information
All Federation meetings are open to every member of every constituent organization!

March Meeting
: Trip to Annapolis - "The Federation of Jewish Women of Maryland are going to Annapolis"
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
8:15am sharp. Leave Annapolis by 3:30 pm. Return to Green Spring parking lot by 430 pm (depending upon traffic)
Pick -up at Greenspring Shopping Center, parking lot across from the Rite Aid. Bus is big, so no problem seeing it.
Program: Visit the General Assembly - Meet Maryland Legislators - Enjoy Dairy Lunch ( Kosher lunch by request) Afternoon presentions: Achievement of Women in Annapolis. Send your check of $40 as your reservation to Ann Fishkin: 6501 Trotwood Court, Baltimore, MD 21209.
Deadline: March 15th.
(Maximum 47 attendees)

103rd Federation Annual Convention

Program: Women's Empowerment: Past, Present, Future
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 2:30pm
Location: Temple Oheb Shalom
Honoring women from each of our constituent organizations with the Women Who Empower Award.
E.B. Hirsh Lifetime Award recipient - Nancy Aiken, community leader


Upcoming Events by our Organizations

March 9, 2019, 7:30 pm, Movie Night, 10989 Red Run Blvd #109, Owings Mills, Md. 21117. For more info, contact 410-833-7485 (SHUL)

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 12:00 noon Biblio No cost Beth El Synagogue Barbara Berkowitz 410-296-8424, Frida Fraiman410-363-6464. Sonia Obstler will review The Memory Keepers Daughter By Kim Edwards
Bring a dairy lunch.

Monday, March 4, 2019 11:30 a.m. General Meeting Beth El Synagogue. Dale Kahn or Gloria Luchinsky Sisterhood monthly meeting. Speaker to be announced.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:00 noon Biblio Beth El Synagogue. No cost. Barbara Berkowitz 410-296-8424, Frida Fraiman 410-363-6464. Sheila Derman will review The Woman's Hour by Elaine Weiss. Bring a dairy lunch.

Beth Israel Sisterhood
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - Beth Israel Sisterhood Shabbat at 9:30 a.m. It includes a catered kiddish and a prominent speaker TBA.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – Beth Israel Sisterhood is hosting joint conservative sisterhood dinner with 5 other Maryland Sisterhoods.

Sunday, May 5, 2019 – Beth Israel Sisterhood and Brotherhood are having a plant sale and paper shredding event.

March 5, 2019 - Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood hosting Multi- Sisterhood Luncheon. Enjoy Shuk Shopping at 11 am followed by a 12 luncheon and program featuring Houdini's Trunk, the story of how Erich Weiss became Harry Houdini, including magic tricks. Lunch $25 catered by David Chu's. Send checks to BT Sisterhood 3300 Old Court Road 21208 Attn: Multi-Sisterhood Lunch before Friday, March 1. Contact Esthere Gross at 410-585-1802 for details.

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - BT Book Talk- at 10:30 am. Join a stimulating discussion about the best selling book, "Eternal Life" by Dara Horn. Hear the perspective of a woman who is trapped in a continual reset of her life. Followed by light brunch. Free and open to the public. Registration required-contact Mercaz 410-413-2321 or

Monday, March 25, 2019 - Passover Cooking Demo by Ora Imanoel. See the preparation and taste delicious Passover foods. Time 7-9 pm. Cost is $10. Send check to Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood 3300 Old Court Road 21208 Attn: Cooking Demo.

May 14, 2019 Day of Games and Lunch 12 noon to 4:00 pm. Salad bar and snacks. Bring your mahjongg, canasta, bridge or whatever you enjoy playing. We have the tables. Cost $20. Call Ellen Karp 443-660-7690 or email or Brenda Pariser 410-363-8903 or

June 3, 2019 Closing meeting. Guest speaker Dr. David Engels. 7:30 at Beth Tfiloh.

June 20, 2019 Donor dinner honoring Sonia Maltinsky.

Check our website for additional info and our Live and Learn Booklet with 30 classes at:
All open meetings convene at 1 p.m. in the Hadassah Meeting Room, 3723 Old Court Road, Suite 205.
Our Federation Coordinators for the next two years are Ruth Casper 443-394-1449 and Rosalind Pearlman 410-602-3454. For more information, contact Suzanne Strutt

CENTER FOR JEWISH EDUCATION (a division of The Associated)
February is Disability Month - Please click on link for additional information
Monday, February 18, 2019 | 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Intro to ASL 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM - Mariposa Parenting Series

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 2:45 PM to 7:45 PM - Your Associated at Work: How We Support People with Disabilities

Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 7:45 PM to 9:30 PM - PJ Our Way JDAIM Amazing Race & Havdalah

Sunday, February 24, 2019 | 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM - Matryoshka Project: Creative Reading and Russian Storytime

March 27, 2019, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm - Mahjong Tournament, Temple Oheb Shalom. Email Janet Moss for details at for additional detail or to sign up for Tournament.

May 15, 2019, TBD, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm - Donor Luncheon at Woodholme Country Club.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Hadassah Hershey Spa the Hershey Hotel in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Spa services must be reserved ahead of time. Participants required to book at least one spa treatment directly through Hershey Spa. Call Allison Cordaro at 1-717-520-5874. Lunch available for additional fee. Kosher lunch available upon request. Leave Greenspring Shopping Center parking lot 8:00 am. Cost $55 for members until February 5th. $65 for non-members and members after February 5th. Call Sandy at the Hadassah office to register at 410-484-9590.

Wednesday, March 13th - Join Hadassah Greater Baltimore for dinner, installation of officers, and a fun fashion show with local news anchor Debra Weiner as our emcee. This event will be held at Beth El Congregation, starting at 6 pm. Couvert is $36 and Yaffa is catering. Sign up by using or call the Baltimore office at 410-484-9590 and select option 2 .

Sunday, March 31
- Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon at Zamoiski Auditorium Sinai Hospital 2401 W. Belvedere Avenue. Catering by Sinai Hospital (Kosher Dietary Laws Observed). 11:30 doors open for previeew shopping, 12 noon buffet luncheon, 12:45 spring fashion show with shopping to follow. Ticket price $34. Free parking. Your check is your reservation. Send to Miriam Stern 1 High Stepper Court #505 Baltimore, Md. 21208.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - Annual Donor Luncheon at Suburban Orthodox Congregation.

March 24, 2019– The Auxiliary’s Face to Face annual multi-generational event. Entertainment, food and lots of fun!
Contact Faye at 410-601-2378 for more information

April 28, 2019 - Join us on these 3 trips -, "Comedy of Tenors" at Olney Theatre
May 19, 2019 - Join us to see "The 39 Steps," at Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center in Howard County
June 12, 2019 - Join us to see "Ovation," at American Music Theatre in Lancaster with lunch at Hershey's Cost $125. For information, call Norma Samson, 410-484-3074.

May 19, 2019 MMAE is having a Flea & Festival Market, We are looking for vendors for this event. It will be held at the shul. For more information please call 410-484-8657.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - Grand Mahjong Tournament from 8:45 AM – 4:45 PM at Temple Isaiah, 12200 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, MD 20759. Please contact Doris Geisler

We are selling beautiful painted matzo from Israel Now through the end of March. $15 per box of 12 - Advance payment by cash or cheque payable to Temple Isaiah Sisterhood. Orders will be shipped to TI for early pickup before Passover which begins April 19, 2019. Temple Isaiah, 12200 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, MD 20759. For information, contact Vicki Weinstein 908-816-0521

Wednesdays, 10:30 am Want to learn how to play Mahjong?
Join a group of beginners at the home of Harriet Stulman. We are coached by Linda Litofsky. Bring along your Mahjong set, if you have one. In order to play, you will need a current Mahjong card. Reservations requested to ensure adequate playing room. INFO & RSVP: Harriet Stulman, 410-484-4043 or

Monday March 11,2019 ,Baltimore Hebrew Congregation will hold its 59th Interfaith Institute at 9:30am- 2pm. Our vital topic is. "Evangelical Christianity, American Politics, and the State of Israel "Our Keynote Speaker is Dr.Matthew D. Taylor,Protestant Scholar,Institute for Islamic,Christian, and Jewish Studies.& a Rabbi. To Registrar, email: $18 includes Lunch. For further information call (410)-764-1587 Ext.270 or email
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Tuesday March 12, An Evening with Rabbi Debbie Pine. Rabbi Pine will address the group on a topic of current interest of her choice. For further information, call or email Suzanne Strutt,, 410 236 6177.

Tuesday April 12, Game Night. All are invited to bring a favorite game—from Mah Jongg and Scrabble to checkers and Go—to enjoy with friends. For further information, call or email Suzanne Strutt,, 410 236 6177.

April 28, 9:30 AM - The Hill at Petrolowicze: Memoirs of a Child Hidden During the Holocaust, Jerry Glickson, author.

For cost (TBD) and any questions, please contact Sherri Bell, President of Women of Har Sinai Congregation.


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Founded 1916


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