Religion Notes

Calah Congregation Sunday School taking registration

Calah Congregation's Sunday School is accepting registration for the 2004-2005 school year.


Classes meet twice monthly for kindergarten through bar and bat mitzvah. The school offers instruction in Hebrew, music, arts and crafts, and Jewish life, culture and history.

The unaffiliated Jewish congregation meets at Owen Brown Interfaith Center; the school will be held off Snowden River Parkway, Columbia.


Information: 410-455-6434 or 410-792-8029.

Journeys Community planning healing service

Journeys Community will hold a healing service at 10 a.m. Sunday. The theme is "Harboring the Healing Heart: In healing we learn to trust life, opening a path to health and love."

Journeys Community services are held in the auditorium on the second floor of Vantage House Life Care Retirement Community, 5400 Vantage Point Road in Town Center, Columbia.

A small Journeys Community group, which discusses the theme of each preceding week and spends time in quiet meditation, meets in a private home from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

Information: Harry Brunett,, 410-730-6079 or 410-484-7544.

Choral group is holding auditions on Tuesdays

The Alleluias, an interdenominational Christian choral group based in Howard County, will hold auditions for singers on Tuesdays during the summer.


Auditions are by appointment only.

Information: Charles Leonard, 410-465-4744.

Grant funds to benefit survivors of the Holocaust

The Jewish Federation of Howard County has received a grant for Holocaust survivors from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

Survivors can qualify for help with medical care, shelter, food or clothing. Preference is given to those with limited resources.

Information: 410-730-4976, Ext. 25.


The federation's Tzedakah Fund provides emergency assistance to Howard County residents. Gifts can be made in honor of a family member or friend.

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

Drivers are needed to take senior citizens to important medical appointments. The destinations are local, and volunteers need drive only one way.

Dentists are being sought to provide free care to low-income elderly clients.

Information: Liz Schoen, 410-730-4976, Ext. 25.

Glenwood church seeking donations for Media Sale


Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church, 14551 Burntwoods Road, Glenwood, is seeking donations of books, compact discs, videos, records, cassettes and computer software for its ninth Media Sale, to be held in September.

Donations can be left in the blue wooden box at the side door of the church. Tax forms, to claim credit for a charitable deduction, are available inside the box.

Information: 410-442-2475.

Lubavitch Center offering classes on mystical thought

The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia, offers a class in Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi's Tanya, a book of mystical thought applied to daily life, from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays at the center. Rabbi Hillel Baron is giving the class.

A class in the Talmud, focusing on souls and the afterlife, is held from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Admission is free. Participants are welcome to join any time.


Information: 410-740-2424.

Church shop holding a Brown Bag Sale

The Gift & Thrift Shoppe of Trinity Episcopal Church is holding a Brown Bag Sale through next month.

Each brown bag is filled with items and costs $2.

Store hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The shop is at 6010 Waterloo Road, Ellicott City.


Information: 410-799-9175.