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This Weekend  at Beth El

Friday, January 12
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
The Braid - Challah Bake: 4:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Island Shabbat Service: 7:30 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary 

Saturday, January 13
Morning Services: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 5:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, January 14
*Sunday School closed in honor of Martin Luther King Day
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah Yoga: 9:30 a.m., Community Room
Beth El Seniors Luncheon & Movie: 11:15 a.m., Kolker Room
Evening Services: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

*For weather closure information, please go to www.bethelbalto.com , our Facebook page or call our Weather Hotline at 410-580-5080
Affiliates, Committees & Other Happen ings
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 12:00 p.m, Kolker Room
Biblio is delighted to welcome again our Ritual Director, Ben Kreshtool, as our guest   r eviewer. Ben has elected The Nazzi Officer's Wife by Edith Hahn Beer, a riveting
tale ofpe rilous deception. Bring your own dairy lunch. Our hostess, Congregational President, Denise Franz, will provide dessert, Beth El supplies us with tea and coffee.  For further information, please contact Carol Cummins at 410-486-1504 or Joan Flaks at  410-486 6246.

Sunday, January 14 at 12:15 p.m., Kolker Room
We will be presenting the dramatic movie Paris Can Wait, which portrays a wife of a successful movie producer who takes a road trip from the south of France to Paris with one of her husband's associates.  Cost: $15/members and $18/guests.  For further information, please contact  Ruthye Steinberg at 410-6655-8242 or Ellen Budish at 443-857-7499.

Wednesday, January 17 at 12:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
The book chosen for Rabbi Steven Schwartz's review is Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. Cost: $12.00. Please send your check to Beth El Sisterhood, attention Judy Pachino or Barbara Levenson, 8101 Park Heights Avenue, Pikesville, MD 21208. 

Sunday, January 21 at 9:45 a.m., Kolker Room
Our Brunch will feature Dr. Barry Gittlen, Professor of Biblical and Archeological Studies at Towson University.  Dr. Gittlen has spent the majority of his career as an archeologist, striving to bring the past to life and to reach new understanding of the ancient Israelites. 
To RSVP and for more information, please contact Jack Boonshaft at boonshaftjm@gmail.com  or 410-484-3112.
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong  Le arning

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Shabbat Kiddush Speaker Series:
Starting Saturday, January 27 at 12:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Please join us to a Shabbat kiddush speaker series with the following speakers: Dr. Keneth Moss, Dr. Neil Rubin, Dr. Robert O. Freedman and Marina Furman. Click here for more information. 

Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 at 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
The poet W. H. Auden wrote, "The funniest of mortals, and the kindest, are those who are most aware of the baffle of being." Living presents us humans with baffling questions beyond both our reckoning and our escaping. Click here for more information.

For more courses, check out the 2017-18 Adult Learning Opportunities Booklet.

Please register for ALL classes, regardless of fee, to Ellen Marks at ellenm@bethelbalto.com or 410-580-5166.
The Family Corner
 
Tot Shabbat
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:15 a.m., Kreitzer Memorial Room
Join Morah Becky for an interactive service filled with song, prayer, puppets and Torah stories. For kids up to 5 years old and their families.  
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Saturday, January 20 at 11:00 a.m., Chizuk Amuno Congregation
Inclusive Shabbat services for school-aged children with special needs and their families. Everyone is welcome!

Sundays, February 4, March 4 and April 15 at 10:00 a.m., Preschool - Room 7
Please join us to a fun, educational, and enriching experience for adults and children 18 months to 5 years. A great parent-child or grandparent-child bonding experience. No charge.
The Soul Center

Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 at  5:45 p.m.,  The Soul Center
$10/person. For further information, click HERE

Friday, January 12 at 4:00 p.m., The Soul Center
The perfect "do together" activity for moms and their teens, best friends, and more. Flavored with a pinch of Shabbat learning, unwind from the past week and reconnect as you braid freshly prepared challah dough into two take-home loaves ready to freeze or rise, bake and serve. $20/household. Must be 13 or older. Limited space. Click HERE to register.

Sundays, January 14 at 9:30 a.m., Community Room
$10/person. For further information and to register, click  HERE

Wednesdays, January 17, 24, 31 at 1:30 p.m., The Soul Center
Our mixed media painting classes will continue for a second session. Join us at the Soul Center as we learn about the fascinating lives of King Solomon and King David with Rabbi Dana Saroken and learn to paint with our art instructor Judy Schlossberg. Everyone is welcome (no experience necessary). Limited space, advanced registration required. $150/person, click HERE to register.

Thursday, January 18 at 2:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Take a breath, enjoy a snack, chat with fellow caregivers and meet health and human service professionals to learn about valuable resources that can help
you take care of yourself and the ones you love. 

Sunday, January 21 at 2:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Join us for a conversation with Rhea Bochner, author of the unforgettable memoir, The Cape House, written when her mother moves to her family's beloved summer house in Cape Cod with terminal cancer. For more information, click HERE.

Wednesday, January 24 at 9:15 a.m., The Soul Center
With so many people in our community in need of healing, Rabbi Saroken will be leading a prayer circle/healing service. Anyone in need of healing or praying for your loved ones is welcome. For more information, click HERE
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