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At Sol Levinson & Bros. we believe that our service to the community does not end with the funeral. Our goal is to be a complete resource that inspires, educates and brings comfort to those who are trying to overcome the challenges of loss and bereavement. We are aware of our important responsibility to those who are seeking information in order to help themselves or others through the bereavement process.

 

The Importance of Advance Planning: A Breakfast Chat

Pikesville Senior Center/Library

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

9:30-10:30am

 

Planning ahead is something that we are taught to do for most of our lives. But planning for a funeral...it's hard to even think about.

Yet several hundred people a year plan in advance because: 

  • it makes things easier on their surviving family (and avoids family squabbles about funeral decisions) 
  • they can take the financial burden off their family when they pre-fund the funeral
  • they can spend down assets to apply for Medicaid

Please join us for a casual presentation on the importance of having these conversations ahead of time, so that you family doesn't have to bear the burden of making funeral decisions and covering expenses while grieving.

 

Light breakfast will be served. RSVP is requested to Eliza Feller, Director of Advance Planning and Funeral Director, via email or by phone to 410-653-8900.

 

 

 



Freedom Song

Beth El Congregation

Thursday, November 7, 2019

6:45pm

 

Please join us for a special presentation. Created by Beit T’shuvah,
a residential addiction treatment center, Freedom Song is an interactive
play that enables communities to shine a light on the terrible problem
of addiction, while celebrating the possibility and hope of recovery.


The cast members are not actors, but actual people in addiction recovery.

  • 6:45 p.m.: Musical performance by the Helping Up Mission Choir
  • 7:00 p.m.: Presentation of Freedom Song

Due to the generosity of our sponsors the evening is free and open to the public.

 

RSVP requested This evening is made possible by: Beth El Congregation, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Jewish Community Services, Maryland Faith Health Network, Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc., The Larry A. Samet Fund, The Marilyn and David Carp Philanthropic Fund, and The Associated.



Leaving a Legacy

Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion

Motzei Shabbos, November 9, 2019 at 8pm

 

Learn how to articulate our Torah values, our story and how we would like to be remembered.

Create a comprehensive binder for your family members that will provide them with all of the useful information they will need in the event of an emergency. One binder will be provided to each family.

 

SPEAKERS:


- Rabbi Moshe Hauer
  Rabbi, Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion

 

- Rabbi Daniel Rose
  Director, Seasons Jewish Hospice Services
  Assistant Rabbi, Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion

 

- Deborah Hamburger, Esq.
  Volunteer Coordinator, Jewish Community Services

 

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. To register, or for more information, contact Beth Land Hecht at 410-843-7456, blhecht@jcsbaltimore.org.

 

Sponsored by Sol Levinson & Bros., Jewish Community Services, The Associated, LifeBridge Health, The Edward A Myerberg Center, and Seasons Hospice.



End the Shame, End the Blame:

Embracing Families Struggling with Addiction and other Mental Health Issues

Temple Isaiah

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

7-8:30pm

 

A program to encourage open, honest conversations about the often stigmatized topic of addiction in our families. 

 

WELCOME REMARKS
Calvin Ball
Howard County Executive


KEYNOTE
Lisa Hillman
Author of
Secret No More: A True Story of
Hope for Parents of an Addicted Child


FOLLOWED BY
Panel Discussion with Local Experts

 

To request disability accommodations, please contact us at 410-466-9200 or info@jcsbaltimore.org at least 2 weeks prior to the event. In all situations, a good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations. 

 



The Jewish Funeral and Advance Planning

Paradiso Ristorante

Thursday, November 14, 2019

12-1pm

 

Please join us for one of our casual lunch presentations on funeral traditions and Advance Planning. We'll demystify certain things like beliefs about who can be buried where, and discuss how to craft a service that is uniquely "you." Plus, we'll talk about the importance of having these conversations ahead of time, so that your family doesn't have to bear the burden of making funeral decisions while grieving.

 

Ask us any questions you want about this surprisingly detailed topic. Personalizing your funeral, burial with tattoos, interfaith marriages, green burial, I-don't-have-a-rabbi-what-do-I-do. Even that really "weird" question you have...it's not. Trust us, we've heard it all. But you can always ask us a question privately if you're concerned.

 

Registration is required. RSVP to eliza@sollevinson.com or 410-653-8900. A vegetarian/fish menu will be served.

 



 
 

Marjorie Levinson Bereavement Library


The Marjorie Levinson Bereavement Library is an aftercare resource center for education and grief support. This lending library is open to the public and contains books, brochures, literature and videotapes which encompass a wide range of topics from specific grief situations to Jewish burial customs. It is our hope that the library will be a source of comfort and support during your time of need.




The Marjorie Levinson Bereavement Library

Bereavement Support Groups

Sol Levinson & Bros. sponsors an 8-week bereavement support group. Working in conjunction with Jewish Community Services, this service is offered throughout the year, at no expense. Please contact Jewish Community Services at 410-466-9200 for more information.


Irvin B. Levinson Memorial Lecture Series

Since 1998, in memory of Irvin B. Levinson, we've hosted an annual lecture series in his honor. Sol Levinson & Bros., in collaboration with Jewish Community Services, sponsors both national and local experts in the field of death, dying and bereavement. This event is open to the public and provides ongoing support and resources to the community.


Howard County Lecture Series

As a service to our families in the Howard County and Greater Baltimore-Washington area, we are proud to sponsor an annual Howard County Lecture Series. If you are interested in receiving more information, please contact our offices.

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