2014 Fall/Winter Adult Education Offerings
Come and partake of the highest mitzvah of all! Feast on the ultimate soul food…. study!
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A Book Talk by Arthur Allen
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 4:00pm-5:30pm
The Meeting House, 5775 Robert Oliver Pl., Columbia, MD
Typhus, the Nazi War Machine and Jewish and Polish Resistance
From wartime Poland comes a fascinating story of anti-Nazi resistance and scientific ingenuity told by Allen in his recent book, The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis (Norton, 2014). As today’s headlines show, even in this age of antibiotics, infectious diseases are a terrifying threat to health and life. Typhus is transmitted by lice and afflicts vulnerable populations like soldiers, and ghetto inhabitants, causing terrible symptoms and death. The disease plagued the German army on the Eastern Front. In its desperation, the Reich forced two brilliant scientists--a Christian Pole and his Jewish former student to produce typhus vaccine.
Allen’s book tells the story of how they outwitted the Nazis and protected both the flower of Polish intelligentsia and Jewish ghetto and concentration camp inmates while subverting Germany’s efforts to protect its troops. Light refreshments served. Sponsored by the Ed Padow Cultural Arts Committee . Admission is free.
Chanukah Auction and Pot Luck Dinner
Saturday, December 20, 2014, 5:30pm
at The Meeting House
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with live music, good food, latkes, dreidels and dozens of fantastic items on which to bid, both in live and silent auctions!
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
CJC will provide paper goods, beverages and delicious LATKES for the congregation! Please Click here to RSVP and sign up for the Pot Luck Dinner. If you need assistance, please contact Robin, 410-730-6044. We would appreciate your registration by DECEMBER 12, 2014.
Chinese dinner and a movie
Thursday, December 25, 5:00pm
Join us for the traditional "Chinese and a Movie" at OMI on the evening of December 25! The evening begins at 5:00pm with a family movie, Nicky Duece, followed by a catered vegetarian Chinese meal from Hunan Legend at 6:00pm, continuing with the movie Keeping the Faith (PG13) starring Edward Norton at 7:00pm. Price to be announced shortly. All are welcome-family, friends, non members!