Come under the Red Tent! The Federation offers several unique evenings for women. The Red Tent Club is a four-part speaker series with topics ranging from food to wellness, culture to religion, all through a Jewish lens. The evening includes light fare wine dinner.

For more information, contact Sophie Novinsky at 410-730-4976 ext.103.

The Red Tent Club 2016-17 Series


All events, except the September 12th program​, are held in Monteabaro Hall at Howard Community College

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044

 Featured programs start at 7:00pm.

Light dinner at 6:00 pm

(except the September 12 event which includes a menu-tasting and includes light hors d’oeuvres and wine)

Cost: $110/person for the entire series or Pick any 2 speakers for $70.

For more information, contact Sophie Novinsky at or 410-730-4976 ext. 103.


See the exciting line-up of speakers for the 2016-17 season.

September 12, 2016

Uncommonly Delicious 

Join us for a cooking demonstration and tasting with Yevgeniya (Jenny) Libhken, MS, CNS, LDN , Nutritionist/Holistic Health Consultant and Doris Geisler, Howard County’s own Mexican –Jewish mother. Use common ingredients to create an uncommon meal in just minutes.  They will discuss nutrition and give tips about healthy eating. Light hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served. This event will be held at Sub Zero/Wolf- Fretz Kitchen Showroom, 9204 Berger Road, Suite H, Columbia, MD  21046. Special thanks to Fretz Kitchen for sponsoring this event.


*Register early; space is limited at this event.​

December 12, 2016

(We apologize for the confusion regarding the date of this event; December 12th is the correct date.)

A Slice of Life

Israeli born storyteller and author Noa Baum presents an uplifting and entertaining program of traditional and personal stories connecting us with timeless wisdom.  Stories help us find meaning and connection and we tell stories to remember who we are. Noa will also present excerpts from her memoir A Land Twice Promised – An Israeli Woman’s Quest for Peace.


NEW DATE! April 24, 2017

Israel and the Religious Court

A special presentation from Israeli emissary Hadar Shahar about marriage in Israel and the religious courts, with a screening of "Willingly," an Israeli film that explores the divorce process in Israel.

May 22 , 2017

Breast Cancer. What You Don't Know But Should...

Presentation by Rachel F. Brem, MD FACR FSBI, Professor and Vice-Chair, Director, Breast Imaging and Interventional Center, Department of Radiology, GW University and Andrea Wolf, CEO, Brem Foundation to Defeat Breast Cancer. Breast cancer is a curable disease when found early. Our discussion will empower you with strategies to optimize screening for breast cancer as well as how to approach breast cancer screening using individualized risk factors and screening options. Additionally, we will learn how important it is to advocate for yourself and your loved ones to assure optimal breast cancer diagnosis.  We will discuss breast cancer risk factors and the newest screening and diagnostic technology available.


"Red Tent is a fun and inspiring night out. I look forward to this year's speakers."

Jill Lewis,

Pomegranate Donor and Red Tent participant

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