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With Passover quickly approaching, here at Levinson’s we’ve been sharing recipes and family traditions. Here is a recipe from one of our “family members”, Debbie Taylor:
2 cups matzoh farfel, softened in boiling water for 15 minutes then drained well
4 large eggs, beaten
1 lb cottage cheese
1pt. sour cream
1 large can of crushed pineapple(with juice),optional
3/4 cup sugar.
Mix all ingredients
Pour into a greased 8×8 Pyrex dish
Bake at 350 for 1 hour
Are you prepared for the future? It can be hard to discuss what happens when you or a family member needs skilled nursing care or passes away. But taking time to explore and make decisions about these issues now will make it easier on your loved ones. Facing these difficult issues can provide everyone with peace of mind for years to come.
Join us for Life Happens, a free, six-week series where we will explore topics related to aging and planning for the future. All sessions will be held on Tuesday evening, 7-8:30 p.m.
May 3, 2016 — The Greatest Gift: Discussing and Planning for Future Financial, Medical and End-of-Life Matters with Loved Ones
Speaker: Deborah Hamburger, Esq. Volunteer Coordinator, Jewish Community Services
May 10, 2016 – Healthy Living For A Healthy Future
Speakers: Joann Coleman, DNP, ACNP, AOCN (acute care nurse practitioner) Sinai Center for Geriatric Surgery
Paul Apostolo M.D., Chief of Orthopedic Surgery for the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at Northwest Hospital
May 17, 2016 – Understanding and Planning Social Security and Medicare Benefits
Speakers: Laura Train, Associate Commissioner, Office of Communications Planning and Technology, Social Security
Sherry Kolbe, Ship Program Manager Baltimore County, Baltimore County Department of Aging
May 24, 2016 – Aging in Place: Options And Resources For Staying In Your Home
Speakers: Karen Nettler, MSW, Director of Community Connections, Jewish Community Services
Andrew Weinberg, EldersChoice of Maryland, LLC
Michelle Mills, Director of Adult Day Care, Levindale
Mitch Posner, Executive Director, CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.
May 31, 2016 – When Home is Not An Option: Retirement Communities, Assisted Living and Nursing Homes
Speakers: Susan Newhouse, LCSW-C
Ross Maultasch, Director of Nursing Home Operations, Levindale
June 7, 2016 – The Jewish Funeral: Traditions, Options and Funeral Home Tour
Speakers: Matt Levinson, Funeral Director, Sol Levinson& Bros.Inc.
Rabbi Chai Posner, Beth Tfiloh Congregation
Attendance is free and open to the community. Please check locations carefully.
To register for any or all of these Life Happens sessions, call 410-601-WELL (9355) or register online.
We have just completed a very successful first-time educational series, in partnership with LifeBridge Health, the JCC of Greater Baltimore, and Jewish Community Services. Thank you to all the speakers and participants.
Over the course of six weeks, we covered the following topics:
- The Greatest Gift: Discussing and Planning for Future Financial, Medical and End-of-Life Matters with Loved Ones
- Estates and Eldercare: Planning and Resources
- Health Expectations and Challenges Facing Baby Boomers
- Navigating the System: Aging in Place, Independent and Assisted Living, Households and Nursing Homes
- Palliative and Hospice Care: Difficult Conversations, Valuable Resources
- The Jewish Funeral: Traditions, Options and Funeral Home Tour
Each presentation was very well attended and we received a lot of excellent feedback. As we review the series and plan for future events, is there a topic you would like us to consider? Please comment here, send an email to [email protected], or call Matt Levinson or Eliza Feller at 410-653-8900
- The Greatest Gift: Discussing and Planning for Future Financial, Medical and End-of-Life Matters with Loved Ones – Thursday, October 15, Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
- Estates and Eldercare: Planning and Resources – Thursday, October 22, Sol Levinson & Bros.
- Health Expectations and Challenges Facing Baby Boomers – Thursday, October 29, Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
- Navigating the System: Aging in Place, Independent and Assisted Living, Households and Nursing Homes – Thursday, November 5, Sol Levinson & Bros.
- Palliative and Hospice Care: Difficult Conversations, Valuable Resources – Thursday, November 12, Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
- The Jewish Funeral: Traditions, Options and Funeral Home Tour – Thursday, November 19, Sol Levinson & Bros.
Attendance is free and open to the community. To register for any or all of these Life Happens sessions, go to www.lifebridgehealth.org/communityevents, email Gail Wolven at [email protected] or call 866-404 DOCS (3627).
May 20, 2015
6:00 PM – 9:15 PM
Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc.
8900 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb – “Trauma and Loss as Opportunities for Psychological Growth”
William C. (Bill) Dietrich – “Companioning the Dying: Opening Fully to Living”
Limited Seating. Doors open at 5:15pm on a first come, first served basis. No registration required and no reservations can be taken.
Funeral directors, psychologists and social workers attending the program may earn 3 CEUs (category A or 1).
We are proud to announce that Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc. has been recognized among the 100 companies/organizations selected as a 2014 Top Workplace by The Baltimore Sun.
This recognition was based on surveys that our own employees completed, which makes us doubly proud. Levinson’s is honored to be included on this list, and especially grateful that our employees know they are an important and respected part of our family business.
Click the image above to see the full listing of workplaces that were recognized, or click here to read Levinson’s individual listing.
“Despite shift in funeral industry, Sol Levinson stays true to the community”
We are honored to be featured in this August 2014 Jewish Times article that explains a little about what makes us unique.
Our first eNewsletter is out – did you receive it? We expect to send it out a few times a year to inform you of upcoming events, helpful information about mourning and bereavement or changes in funeral practices, as well as information about Levinson’s. We hope this provides valuable resources to our community beyond our funeral services. If you would like to be on the email list to get the newsletter in the future, just click here.
Check out our blog post titled “Let’s Talk About Death?” for the lead newsletter article on the fascinating and important discussions taking place across the United States about death and dying.
A funeral home with a blog – seems a little strange, no? We think that as you have a chance to read our upcoming posts you will find it very useful. The purpose of this blog is to answer less formal questions about funeral practices, especially Jewish funeral practices. Also, it is a good place for us to highlight available resources that may be helpful for the families we serve, and provide updates on newsworthy events in the community and the funeral industry.
If you have any pressing questions that you have always wanted to ask a funeral director, first check our FAQ on our website or search this blog, and if you don’t see the answer to your question please let us know by sending a comment at the bottom of this page or by submitting an “Ask the Funeral Director” form. We look forward to hearing from you!