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Service on children of Holocaust set

The Jewish Federation of Howard County, the Howard County Board of Rabbis and Howard County synagogues will sponsor a Yom HaShoah (Holocaust commemoration) service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia.

Emma Mogilensky, who was separated from her family as a child and was sent to England on the Kinder Transport to escape the Nazis, will speak.

Children will read excerpts of writings by children who experienced the Holocaust, and members of the community who survived as children will light a menorah symbolizing the 6 million Jews who died.

Middle and high school students are invited to attend a pre-service program on the lessons of the Holocaust and participate in a Dolls for Darfur service project.

Pins made by the students will be for sale; proceeds will be donated to the Save Darfur Foundation.

Information: 410-531-5115.

St. Louis to hold Handel concert

St. Louis Church, 12500 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, will present Concert Artists of Baltimore in "Hallelujah Handel!"

The program is a celebration through vocal and instrumental music, visual art and narration of the musical life of Georg Frideric Handel, at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free. Tickets are not required. A free-will donation will be requested.

Information: 443-535-8929.

Hannah Senesh reading planned

The Howard Community College Arts and Humanities Division and the HCC Jewish Student Union will sponsor a Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration, "Hannah: Blessed is the Match," a staged reading from the diaries of poet Hannah Senesh.

Senesh, who was executed at age 23 while attempting to help rescue Hungary's Jews from the Nazis, left behind a collection of diaries and poems.

The presentation will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the college's Monteabaro Recital Hall, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. Seating is limited.

Information: Sue Bard, 410-772-4887.

Pancake breakfast and flea market

The Youth of Kittamaqundi Community Church will sponsor an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast and Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow.

The cost for pancakes, eggs and bacon is $8.

Proceeds from the event will help furnish the new kitchen at Grassroots Crisis and Intervention Center.

Gospel singer Rodney Gross will perform at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Vantage House, 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. A reception is planned after the concert.

Donations will help pay for a new elevator, to be installed at Kittamaqundi Community Church.

Information: 410-730-4855.

Jazz concert at One World

The One World Coffee House of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia will sponsor a concert by the Jazz Chalice Messengers at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

The coffeehouse will also feature jazz vocal ensembles and soloists and guest performers, including pianist Michael Adcock.

Tickets are $12. Information:

Temple Isaiah holds dinner, auction

Temple Isaiah, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, St. John's Episcopal Church, and Trinity Episcopal Church will hold a spaghetti dinner and silent auction to benefit interfaith Habitat for Humanity missions and renovation needed by The Arc of Howard County.

The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 3 at Temple Isaiah, 12200 Scaggsville Road, Fulton.

Families are welcome. The cost is $8; $4 for children ages 4-12.

Information: 301-317-1101. Or visit

'Nazi Hunter' author speaks

The Columbia Jewish Congregation will sponsor a talk by Alan Elsner, author of the novel The Nazi Hunter, from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. May 4 at Oakland Mills High School in Columbia.

Admission is free. Everyone is welcome.

Information: 410-730-6044.

St. Anthony Shrine plans Healing Mass

The Shrine of St. Anthony, 12290 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, will offer a Healing Mass, with prayer for restored health for those who are sick in mind, body or spirit, at 3 p.m. May 18 and June 15.

A Healing Mass with Benediction will be offered at 3 p.m. Sunday, and May 25 and June 29. Friday Healing Masses are to be offered at 7:30 p.m. May 2 and June 6.

The sacrament of penance is available from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Information: 410-531-2800.

Gan Israel camp registration open

Gan Israel Day Camp, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia, is accepting registration for its four-week summer sessions, to be held June 23 through July 18.

Groups are available for boys ages 2 to 8, and girls ages 2 to 12.

The camps will offer sports, swimming, crafts, music, day trips and activities emphasizing Jewish traditions and history.

Weekly programs and part-day options are available for preschoolers.

The cost is $160 for a full weekly session; $600 for four weeks.

Information or registration: 410-740-2424.

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