Classes offered for Jewish girls

The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane in Columbia, will offer classes to introduce girls ages 11 to 13 to Jewish womanhood. The time and dates are to be determined.


"How to be a Jewish Woman" will include crafts, poetry and discussion. No synagogue affiliation is required, and admission is free.

A women's Tanya class, to study the classic late 18th century Kabbalistic work by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, is offered at 10 a.m. Mondays, and a free women's Bible study class (children welcome) is offered at noon Wednesdays.


Information: Rebbetzin Chani Baron, 410-740-2424.

A Menorah Factory and Open House, in which children and adults can make Hanukkah menorahs and watch the olive oil used to light it being pressed from fresh olives, will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Lubavitch Center.

The cost is $6 per child; adults are admitted free.

Information: Rabbi Hillel Baron, 410-740-2424.

Churches to host cold-weather shelter

The Grassroots cold-weather shelter program has begun its fourth season. This year, 15 churches are hosts for the shelter for one or two weeks through March 25.

Participating congregations are Atholton Seventh-day Adventist Church, Gary Memorial United Methodist Church, Locust United Methodist Church, Columbia Community Church, Kittamaqundi Community Church, Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church, St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Bethany United Methodist Church, Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church, Glen Mar United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Trinity Episcopal Church, Chapelgate Presbyterian Church, Cornerstone Community Church and St. John Baptist Church.

Information: 410-531-6677 or 800-422-0009.


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