Food Guild News

Greetings, Food Friends!

I am very happy to announce that the Food Guild will be publishing on Stórfréttir!! Yay! That means that postings will automagically become email posts on the Barony mailing list *and* will also appear on the Barony Announcements FaceBook page.

I will be duplicating announcements on the Food Guild FB page ( and on the Barony public page ( because I want to reach as many as possible about our food activities!

People who love to eat are always the best people.
— Julia Child

Sad Tidings – Rachmiel ben Nachum

With deep sadness, we’d like to inform you that last week, Rachmiel, who camped with Debatable Lands at Pennsic and filled our camp with his songs and joy and companionship, has passed from this world. He will be sorely missed. A missive from his daughter, Lady Elizabeth of the Debatable Lands, is below. May his memory be a blessing.

Unto the populace of BMDL and the known world I express my gratitude for the kindness and acceptance you have shown my father in his lifetime. He was relatively new to the society, having attended Pennsic with our family for the last several years. He referred to it as his “Brigadoon”, it was a truly magical experience for him and a bonding time for our family that we will always treasure.

Details for all arrangements:

Cantor Richard Mark Berlin (z’l) Yerachmiel Mendel ben Nachum v’ Nechama Passed away peacefully and surrounded by family and friends On Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (26 Nissan 5779) Cantor Rick was the beloved husband of Mary Berlin, beloved father of Elizabeth Berlin (Mike Speranzo) and Katherine Berlin (Paul Kelly), beloved brother of Julie (Don) Friedman and brother-in-law of Albert (Naoko) Adams. Cantor Rick was the loving grandfather of Jordan Berlin Speranzo, Brooke Evita Kelly and the late Reeva Alexis Kelly, and surrogate father of Nathan Sullivan and Norman Peterson as well as beloved uncle of Ellen (Avram) Rosen, Joseph (Shoshana) Friedman and Jennie Friedman. Cantor Rick is also survived by many more loving family and friends.

Contributions may be made to the Cantor Richard and Mary Berlin Scholarship Fund, H.L. Miller Cantorial School, 55 S. Miller Road, Suite 201, Fairlawn, Ohio 44333.

Funeral Information: Monday, May 6, 2019 Parkway Jewish Center (Sha’ar Hashamayim), 300 Princeton Drive, Pittsburgh (Monroeville), PA 15235

Family Visitation: 1pm Funeral Service: 2pm
Interment to follow immediately at Parkway Jewish Center Cemetery, Negley Road, Churchill, PA 15145 Shiva

Following interment: Shiva will begin at the home of Ellen and Avram Rosen
Monday, May 6th Mincha-Maariv at 7pm
Tuesday, May 7th Shacharit at 7am Mincha-Maariv at 7pm

For contributions towards the Pittsburgh shiva meals (kosher), please contact Steve Hecht at Congregation Beth El of the South Hills (412 561-1168)

Shiva will continue at the Berlin/Speranzo Residence Wednesday, May 8th Mincha-Maariv at 7pm

For contributions towards the shiva meal, please contact Katie Berlin

AND At the home of Julie and Don Friedman, Nokomis, Florida Wednesday, May 8th Mincha-Maariv at 7pm Thursday, May 9th Mincha-Maariv at 7pm

Sad Tidings

My Dear Friends,

We are deeply saddened to inform you that Lady Amanda of Kirkby Lonsdale  (Suzanne Veter) has passed away.

She was second generation SCA, and Principle of the Order of the Tyger’s Cub in the East Kingdom. She grew up in the Rhydderich Hael, traveled extensively, and has lived here in the Debatable Lands for the past 7 or so years. Amanda was a sweet lady, and the loss of her light is felt strongly.

We offer our condolences to her husband, Viscount Ariel, her children, her parents, Sir Raymond of the Straits and Viscountess Angharad of Lions Tower, and her friends.

We will pass along any other information about final arrangements if they become available.

In Caritate,
Baroness Hilda and Baron Brandubh

Barony Youth

Just a reminder this Sunday, June 17th at 2pm at Washington Blvd is youth combat practice.

Satutday, June 23rd is Iron Comet. Our Baron and Baroness will be picking their baronial youth combat champion in each division. Would love to see everyone there.

No practice June 24th as this is the day after Iron Comet.

Sunday, July 1st is Christmas in July as well as Fox’s birthday. Practice will start at 1230pm at 14 Quail Run, Allison Park 15101 (site is 15 minutes at most from Washington Blvd up Rt 28 and off Rt 910) Every youth is encouraged to come. We will be having a bridge battle, woods battle, bear pit and snowball fight. We will then break to roast hotdogs for our hotdog bar and have cake and ice cream. Then more fun with Christmas theme games and swimming for the rest of the afternoon. If time permits we will also make Smores after swimming.

Looking forward to a great next 3 weeks. Hope everyone will come.