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Longhorn Council Friends of Scouting

Mar 18 - Mar 18

Friends of Scouting and the Longhorn Council

The Longhorn Council serves as the backbone for over 800 Boy Scout Troops, Cub Scout Packs, Venturing Crews and Explorer Posts to deliver quality Scouting experiences to over 30,000 youth each year.  This is done primarily through direct support to the dedicated army of 10,000 adult volunteers.  The Longhorn Council operates 3 full service summer camps, several High Adventure specialty camps, 4 properties for training and weekend activities, and two Council Service Centers and provides families with 4 Scout Shops.

The Longhorn Council serves to protect your child through the Youth Protection System: background checks, abuse prevention training, certification, safety and risk management reviews.

Each adult leader and scouting family is protected by General Liability Insurance and Accident and Sickness Insurance provided by the council.  The Council protects the integrity of the Scouting experience with adult leader training, advancement records, and program quality controls.

Your Friends of Scouting gift is the largest single source of annual operating revenue for the Council.  Through your gift, camping subsidies are provided. The free use of facilities is provided. And, new construction and equipment is routinely provided for.

Without your assistance through a sustainable annual gift, the Scouting program would cease to function properly.

Please make your contribution or pledge of support today. Every family doing what they can, large or small is appreciated. 

Consider making a sustaining / recurring gift. This is the most cost efficient method of providing your financial support while allowing the Council to do reliable planning for the future.

Annual St. Luke Celebration with Crown Prince & Princess Bishop & Prime Minister

Feb 9 - Mar 18

St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church recently announced its annual fundraiser will be held on Friday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m. Guests of Honor include His Grace Bishop Irinej, Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America, TRH Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia, and The Honorable Željka Cvijanović, Prime Minister of Republika Srpska in Bosnia & Hercegovina. The evening starts with the Doxology by His Grace Bishop Irinej at 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church at 10660 River Road, Potomac, MD 20854 followed by a cocktail reception, sit-down dinner and program at Ss. Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church at 10620 River Road, Potomac, MD 20854. Dress is semi-formal, black tie optional. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at All donations benefit St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church. St. Luke’s is honored to have His Grace Bishop Irinej officiate the Doxology and attend the annual fundraiser. The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church elected by acclamation Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand to the throne of Bishops of Eastern America on May 25, 2016. His Grace Bishop Irinej attended St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania after attending the Cleveland Institute of Art. He graduated with a Licentiate in Theology with the academic distinction maxima cum laude and then enrolled in St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Crestwood, New York and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree and received an honorable mention for his master’s thesis. He has spent most of his career in the field of education, lecturing at Loyola University in Chicago and at the Theological Faculty of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade. His endeavors included drafting a common constitution unifying his two dioceses, which the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church approved in May of 2011. He has also had an impact on many diplomatic accomplishments and has been entrusted by the members of the Holy Assembly of Bishops to oversee the rebuilding of the St. Sava Pro-Cathedral in New York City that was recently destroyed by a fire. For more information about His Grace Bishop Irinej, visit Our other esteemed guests include His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander, who was educated at Trinity School in New York, NY, Marie-José in Switzerland, Le Rosey in Switzerland, Culver Military Academy in Indiana, Gordonstoun School in Scotland and Millfield in England. He joined the British Royal Military in 1966 and was later commissioned as an officer. He served many tours before leaving the army in 1972. HRH Crown Prince Alexander has always been a very ardent defender of democracy and human rights. He’s taken a very active role in helping his people shake off the legacy of dictatorship and the regime. HRH Crown Prince Alexander has travelled extensively, met with numerous world leaders, politicians, parliamentarians and world bodies. In 1985, Crown Prince Alexander married Katherine Batis of Athens at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in London. On May 15, 2015, HRH Crown Prince Alexander received the highest French order, Legion d’Honneur Commander Rank, by a Decree of the President of the Republic of France. Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine was educated in Athens, Greece and Lusanne, Switzerland. She studied business at the University of Denver, Colorado and the University of Dallas, Texas and she received an honorary degree in Doctor of Letters from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. Princess Katherine’s charitable activities have been numerous, including bringing much needed relief to children, the elderly and all those in need regardless of religion or ethnic origin. She is the part of several humanitarian organizations including Lifeline Humanitarian Organization. For more information about The Royal Family of Serbia, visit The Honorable Željka Cvijanović, Prime Minister of Republika Srpska in Bosnia & Hercegovina, attended the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo, the Faculty of Philosophy in Banja Luka and the Faculty of Law in Banja Luka and holds a Master degree in the field of diplomatic and consular law. In her professional career, the Prime Minister worked as a school professor of English language and literature, senior interpreter and later as an Assistant to the European Union Mission in Bosnia & Herzegovina. She was appointed an Advisor to the Prime Minister of Republika Srpska for European integration and cooperation with international organizations, then also as Head of the Republika Srpska Coordination and European Integration Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister, as well as the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister of Republika Srpska. For more information about The Honorable Željka Cvijanović, visit For additional info about the St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church’s Annual Fundraiser on February 9, go to, email or call 301.299.2704. Visit us on Facebook at About St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church More than half a century ago, in the capital of the United States of America, Washington, D.C., about 50 believers of the Serbian Orthodox faith - Americans of Serbian descent and Serbian immigrants – organized an unofficial meeting on February 12, 1961 to establish regular church services. The first Divine Liturgy of the Serbian Orthodox community was celebrated in the Chapel of the American University on March 26, 1961 by Archimandrite Dr. Firmilijan Ocokoljich, at that time the dean of the Saint Sava Cathedral in New York City, and then later the Bishop of the Middle-American Diocese. It was decided to organize a church-school community in Washington and its metropolitan area, to name Saint Luke as the saint protector of the parish, to give his name to the church, and to organize a parish. After several locations over the course of more than 50 years, St. Luke’s Serbian Orthodox Church has a permanent home at 10660 River Road, Potomac, MD 20854 and as of December 1, 2017, a new priest, Fr. Vasilije, appointed by His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America.

Atlanta Jewish Music Festival

Mar 8 - Mar 18

(Atlanta, GA) January 30, 2018 One of Atlanta’s premier international musical events, The Atlanta Jewish Music Festival (AJMF) , returns for its ninth year with a diverse musical lineup curated to please audiences of all ages, backgrounds and affiliations, including Jews and non-Jews. The three weekend festival will run March 8-25 in various locations throughout metro Atlanta. AJMF is the largest Jewish music festival in the South and is known for introducing the community to unique musical acts featuring world music, rock, hip hop, jazz and more. This year’s festival includes fresh musical talent, returning favorites and a bevy of international artists sure to penetrate the soul of music listeners. “I can’t think of a more interesting 100 hours in AJMF history than this Spring Festival’s Opening Weekend,” said AJMF Executive Director Russell Gottschalk. “We have multiple artists performing Yiddish classics, a new-school Yemenite funk band, Grammy-award winning folk singer/songwriter, two Shabbat Services, and one awesome new collaboration with the Atlanta Science Festival (ASF) to debut Gil Weinberg’s music playing robot, Shimon.” AJMF9 “High Notes” include: AJMF’s partnership with City Winery broadens to 4 featured events/performers: Opening Night (March 8 featuring Tsvey Brider and Beyond the Pale), Marc Cohn (March 10-11), Joshua Radin (March 15), ATL Collective presents Billy Joel’s “The Stranger” (March 24, two shows). In addition to the new ASF partnership, AJMF is proud to announce a new collaboration with the Atlanta Jewish Teen Initiative (AJTI also known as JumpSpark) to co-create a Teen Track lead by AJMF board alumni Sammy Rosenbaum. Visiting singer/songwriter Chana Rothman has the longest artist residency in Spring Festival history with 6 engagements: Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) Preschool, Venkman’s, Epstein School, Temple Sinai, URJ/NFTY, InterfaithFamily Atlanta, and a congregation yet to be determined. AJMF is excited to continue its collaboration with ATL Collective (two shows of Billy Joel’s “The Stranger” at City Winery), the annual Teen Battle of the Bands (at Smith’s Olde Bar) and numerous Jewish Atlanta program partners including, but not limited to, Ahavath Achim Synagogue, Congregation Bet Haverim, Davis Academy, The Epstein School, Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, Temple Sinai, The Temple, and The Weber School. THE OFFICIAL AJMF9 LINEUP OF PUBLIC PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS: Thursday, March 8 OpeningNightfeaturing TsveyBrider andB eyondthePale City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Avenue NE #201 30308 6:00 PM doors, 7:30 PM music $20-36, ALL AGES, VIP AND PREMIER SEATING AVAILABLE Friday, March 9 Shabbat Service featuring Tsvey Brider Congregation Bet Haverim, 2074 Lavista Rd 30329 7:30 PM service, FREE AND ALL AGES Friday, March 9 Gil Weinberg’s Shimon Robot at Atlanta Science Festival Opening Night Ferst Center for the Arts, 349 Ferst Dr 30332 7:00-8:30 PM program $15, ALL AGES Friday, March 9 The Well featuring Rabbi David Spinrad , Sammy Rosenbaum and other local musicians The Temple, 1589 W Peachtree St NE 30309 8:00 PM doors, 8:30 PM service FREE AND OPEN TO YOUNG ADULTS Saturday, March 10 Shabbark Shalom The Icebox on The Beltline across from Krog Street Market 1:00-4:00 PM, FREE AND ALL AGES Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 Marc Cohn City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Avenue NE #201 30308 6:00 PM doors, 8:00 PM music $40-55, ALL AGES, VIP AND PREMIER SEATING AVAILABLE Sunday, March 11 Cantor’s Couch Feat. Cantor Jack Mendelson Temple Beth Tikvah, 9955 Coleman Rd 30075 1:00 PM doors, 1:30 PM music $10 advance, $15 door, ALL AGES Sunday, March 11 Yemen Blues at Molly Blank Jewish Concert Series The Breman, 1440 Spring Street NW 30309 4:00 PM doors, 5:00 PM music $50 members, $60 non-members, ALL AGES with Atlanta Jewish Teen Initiative VIP reception —- —- —- Thursday, March 15 Chana Rothman and Zale Venkman’s, 740 Ralph McGill Blvd NE 30312 Music at 7:00 PM, FREE to attend and ALL AGES, Food and Drink available for purchase Atlanta Jewish Teen Initiative music track finale Thursday, March 15 Joshua Radin City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Avenue NE #201 30308 6:00 PM doors, 8:00 PM music $45-$55, ALL AGES, VIP AND PREMIER SEATING AVAILABLE Friday, March 16 Tot Shabbat Service featuring Chana Rothman Temple Sinai, 5645 Dupree Dr NW 30327 Service 6:00 PM, FREE AND ALL AGES Friday, March 16 Acoustic Shabbat featuring Rabbi Brian Glusman, Drew Cohen and other musicians Alon’s Dunwoody, 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd 30346 Service 7:00 PM, FREE AND ALL AGES Saturday, March 17 Chana Rothman young families show with InterfaithFamily Atlanta Industrious at Ponce City Market, 8th floor of 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE 30308 4:30 PM doors, 5:00 show $5 advance, $10 door, max $20 / family Saturday, March 17 Gershone & Flavia Vista Yoga, 2836 Lavista Rd Rear Suite D 30033 7:00 PM doors, 7:30 PM music $20 advance and door, ALL AGES Sunday, March 18 Bint El Funk Orpheus Brewery, 1440 Dutch Valley Pl NE 30324 1:00-4:00 PM, $20 advance ticket includes 4 pints from Orpheus, 21+ only Sunday, March 18 Joe Alterman Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338 5:00 and 8:00 PM shows $20 members, $25 community, ALL AGES —- —- —- Thursday, March 22 Matt Citron , Sammy K and Prodezra Music Room, 327 Edgewood Ave Downstairs 30312 8:00 PM doors, 9:00 PM music $10 advance, $15 door, 21+ only Friday, March 23 Gershone & Flavia and Sunmoon Pie Ahavath Achim Synagogue, 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW 30327 6:30 PM service, FREE AND ALL AGES Saturday, March 24 ATL Collective presents Billy Joel’s “The Stranger” featuring Jacob Jeffries and ATL Collective musicians City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Avenue NE #201 30308 7:00 and 10:00 PM shows $20-25, VIP AND PREMIER SEATING AVAILABLE Sunday, March 25 Teen Battle of the Bands Smith’s Olde Bar 1:00 PM doors, 1:30 PM music $5 advance, $10 door, max $20 / family Sunday, March 25 Beth Schafer ( and friends) Temple Sinai, 5645 Dupree Dr NW 30327 3:30 PM doors, 4:00 PM show $10 advance, $15 door, ALL AGES THE OFFICIAL AJMF9 LINEUP OF PRIVATE ENGAGEMENTS: Thursday, March 8 Tsvey Brider at Breman Jewish Home 11:00 AM performance, open to residents and their families/friends Friday, March 9 Tsvey Brider and Beyond the Pale at The Weber School 9:00 AM performance and lecture demonstration, open to students and faculty Sunday, March 11 - Thursday, March 15 Atlanta Jewish Teen Initiative lead by Sammy Rosenbaum Open to Jewish teens living in Atlanta Thursday, March 15 Chana Rothmans at Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta preschool 10:00 AM performance, open to kids and their families Friday, March 16 Nefesh Mountain at Davis Academy 8:30 AM performance, open to students, staff and their families Friday March 16 Chana Rothman at Epstein School 11:00 AM performance, open to students and staff Saturday, March 17 Chana Rothmans at NFTY Hatikvah Kallah 11:00 AM workshop, open to Kallah participants We would like to thank our AJMF9 (2017-18) Sponsors: The Marcus Foundation, Fulton County Arts and Culture, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, The Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation , The Helen Marie Stern Memorial Fund, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Atlanta Jewish Times, Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast, The Davis Academy, Ellen and Howard Feinsand, Mimi Hall and Russell Gottschalk, Becky Herring, Carole and Sid Kirschner, Lefkoff, Rubin, Gleason and Russo, MailChimp, Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA), Morris Family Foundation, Raychel Robbins and Peter Scourtis, Diane Roosth and Amos Hall, The Weber School For more information and to view the entire lineup visit .

Mother Religions and Their Offspring: Hinduism and Judaism

Mar 10 - Mar 18

Presented by The Guibord Center, WHAT: Hinduism and Judaism are among the oldest still-existing religions in the world. They share the status of being “mother religions,” in that they have “given birth” to other major religions. For example, Hinduism has given rise to Jainism and Indian Buddhism, and Judaism gave rise to Christianity and Islam. Join us for a discussion among leading religious thinkers, who will explore the similarities and differences of Hinduism and Judaism – as they pertain to theological and cosmological concepts, scriptures, laws and moral and purity codes. WHO: The Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord, Founder and President of The Guibord Center, will introduce a conversation with: Dr. Barbara Holdrege, Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara; Dr. Rita Sherma, Associate Professor of Dharm Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California; and Dr. Joseph Prabhu, Professor (Emeritus) of Philosophy at California State University, Los Angeles. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information contact Yolie Carillo, Assistant to the Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord, or 323- 333-4664. Registration is required at This event will be live-streamed through The Guibord Center’s Facebook page ( and on the website (