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My 150th Story

Anne King

I have been a member of Chizuk Amuno for all of my almost 70 years.   My first memories are of playing downstairs in the basement at children’s services at the old Eutaw Place building.  Then beginning Hebrew School in the annex on Enslow Lane off of Roger’s Avenue in Mt. Washington.  Then services at the Pikesville Armory while Stevenson Road was being constructed.  

At the new Stevenson Road building we had to knock on doors on Phillips Drive to get a minyon for my brother’s bar mitzvah in the Kreiger because of the snow storm.  The Kiddush luncheon had to be postponed until Sunday because the caterer couldn’t get the food or help there on Shabbat.  On Sunday, my parents were able to arrange for music and a photographer which they couldn’t have on Shabbat.

My Bat Mitzvah was shared with my cousin 4 years later.  The Sisterhood Oneg Shabbats were the best with the fruit ices!  Because our grandfather was in the hospital and couldn’t be there, we were allowed to tape record it for him to listen to.

My husband also grew up at Chizuk Amuno so, of course, we were wed there almost 50 years ago.  Our children were, likewise, raised at Chizuk Amuno attended RRS and now our grandchildren attended Goldsmith and now KSDS.

I’ve spent the past 22 years volunteering at the Sisterhood Judaica Shop.  A truly labor of love helping our congregants find just the right tallit, Kiddush cup or gift.

Anne King

Mon, July 15 2024 9 Tammuz 5784