Religion Notes


Hadassah's founding being marked tonight by Howard chapter

The Howard County chapter of Hadassah will celebrate Shabbat and commemorate the anniversary of the founding of the Jewish women's organization at 8 p.m. today at Temple Isaiah, in the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. Information: 410-730- 4858.

The organization is taking orders for nonperishable Passover foods, to be delivered at Decanter Liquors in Hickory Ridge Village Center, Columbia.

Order forms and payment must be returned by Monday. Orders may be picked up from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6. Information:

A Hadassah study group, "Women in the Bible" with Chani Baron, wife of Rabbi Hillel Baron, is offered from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia.

Admission is free. Registration is requested.

Information: 410-730-4858.

Hopkins United Methodist dinner scheduled tomorrow

Hopkins United Methodist Men will hold its chicken and oyster dinner tomorrow at the church, 13250 Highland Road, Highland. The event was rescheduled because of inclement weather.

Information: 410-531-6187; or Barney Putnam, 301-596-0884.

Columbia Cooperative Ministry is presenting its Ecumenical Lenten Speakers Program for 2003 from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, through April 14, at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

The Rev. Michael O'Brien, associate pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, will speak Monday; the Rev. Rick Bowers, pastor of The Living Stone House of Worship, will speak March 24; the Rev. R. Whitfield Bass, pastor of St. John the Evangelist United Methodist/Presbyterian Church, will speak April 7.

Speakers for March 31 and April 14 are to be announced.

Information: 410-730-7862.

Purim carnival to be held Sunday at high school

The Jewish Federation of Howard County and six local Jewish schools will sponsor the 11th Community Purim Carnival from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Road, Columbia.

Bingo, games, crafts and prizes are planned. Hamantaschen (three-cornered pastries) and Mama Leah's pizza will be available for purchase.

Admission is $3. Game tickets are 25 cents each. Proceeds will help support federation education programs and scholarships.

Information: 410-730-4976, Ext. 21.

Jazz benefit slated Sunday at Columbia church

The Columbia chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College will present the Spelman College Jazz Ensemble and jazz vocalist Juanita Williams, accompanied by the Fred Hughes Trio, at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. John Baptist Church, 8910 Old Annapolis Road, Columbia.

Proceeds will go to a scholarship fund for local students attending Spelman College.

Information: 301-419-8207.

Dialogue set Wednesday on Nichirin Buddhism

The Columbia chapter of Soka Gakkai International will sponsor a dialogue with Jennifer Burns on the principles of Nichirin Buddhism and its focus on creating value in our changing world. The session will be held Wednesday at the east Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way.

A reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The presentation and a dialogue is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Information: 410-313-7700.

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