Maryland’s Comptroller Peter Franchot Speaks at Har Sinai Congregation

Har Sinai Congregation’s Brotherhood will hold its annual Paid Up Dinner with guest speaker Peter Franchot, comptroller for the state of Maryland. The event, which is open to the public, will take place Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6:15 p.m. at Har Sinai Congregation located at 2905 Walnut Ave. in Owings Mills.

Franchot became Maryland’s 33rd comptroller in 2006. In his position, he serves as an independent voice and fiscal watchdog for the taxpayers of Maryland. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Public Works and vice chair of the State Retirement and Pension System of Maryland. Among his honors, Franchot received the William R. Snodgrass Distinguished Leadership Award, the highest honor of the Association of Government Accountants. He attended Amherst College and Northeastern School of Law and lives in Takoma Park, Md.

Brotherhood’s Paid Up Dinner costs $20 for guests and includes hors d’oeuvres, wine and dinner. To learn more and RSVP, contact Kolman Kodeck at 443-394-0277 or

Har Sinai Congregation in Owings Mills, Md., is the oldest continuously Reform congregation in the United States. The Congregation consists of 400 families and offers Religious School, family programming, youth activities, adult education and social action activities among other congregational life opportunities. Rabbi Benjamin Sharff and Cantor Robert Gerber combine Reform Jewish traditions with innovative worship and learning experiences. Har Sinai Congregation welcomes people of all Jewish beliefs as well as interfaith families. (

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