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Purim 2018 Recap

This Weekend  at Beth El

Friday, March 9
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Cultivating Character: 8:30 a.m., The Soul Center
The Braid - Challah Bake: 4:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Friday Evening Meditation: 5:20 p.m., Schuster Library
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Mixology: 7:00 p.m., The Soul Center

Saturday, March 10
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Services:  10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services - Bat Mitzvah of Julia Ciufo : 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, March 11
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Shalom Aleichem Hebrew Class: 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., Kolker Room
Zentangling: 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Evening Services: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Beth El Seniors Dinner Presenting a Musical Performance of  Annie Get Your Gun : 6:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
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Affiliates, Committees & Other Happen ings

From now until Thursday, March 15
We are collecting non-perishable Kosher for Passover food (excluding Matzo) and cash/checks (to be used to purchase Kosher grocery stores gift cards). The food drive will benefit the women of the Jewish organization CHANA. For further information, click here or contact Barbara Green at 410-458-4423 or

Thursday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m., Location TBD
$10/members; $15/guests, all are welcome! For further information,  click  here  or contact Jack Boonshaft at .

Wednesday, March 7 at 12:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
This month Barbara Levenson will lead a discussion on The Lilac Girls by Marth
a Hall Kelley.  For information, please call Barbara Berkowitz 410-296-8424, Carol Cummins 
4 10-486-1504, Joan Flaks 410-486-6246, Gail Shugarman 410 486-1661 or Rita Silverman 
410 4 84-1731.

Sunday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
We will be having a dinner with entertainment in the Offit Auditorium. There will bea live musical performance of Annie Get Your Gun. Cost: $21/person. Reservations are required.  Please mark your envelope "Ruthye". For further information,  call Ruthy e Steinberg at  410-655-8242 or Ellen Budish at 443-857-7499.

Wednesday, March 14 at 12:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
Rabbi Dana Saroken will review A Bride for One Night by Ruth Calderon. The cost of the luncheon and book review is $12.00.  For further information,
click here
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong  Le arning

Featured Event:
Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Join us for a lovely evening that will feature the Odessa String Quartet and guest appearances by our very own Cantor Thom King and Becky Mossing. Click here for more information.

Thursdays, March 8, 15, 22 and April 5 at 11:00 a.m., 
Agus Library
As our lives change, so do the demands on our time. Finding balance between the factors that compete for our time is one of life's greatest ongoing challenges. Explore this topic in four lessons. $40 Beth El members, $50 non-members.

Sunday, March 11 at 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
For information click here or contact Fran Davis, School Administrator at  or 410-484-4543.

The Inside Story of Theodor Herzl, From Private Individual to a Renowned Jewish Political Leader 
Mondays, March 12, 19 at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
A three part series.  $40/Beth El members; $50/non-members.  Click here for further information. 

Thursdays, March 8, 15, 22 at 7:00 p.m., Kolker Room
In this three-part course taught by Cantor Thom King we will explore three different operas. For further information, click here

Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
For information, click here

Beginning Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
Mr.Jon Aaron will pose the question:  To Kill a Mockingbird: Whose Story is It?  Click  here  for more information.

Beginning Friday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
We welcome Eyal Rob to Beth El for this amazing and very different weekend of learning and entertainment for the whole family. For further information, see each date: April 13, April 14, April 15

Please register for ALL classes, regardless of fee, to Ellen Marks at or 410-580-5166.
The Family Corner

Shinshinim Youth Program

Sunday, March 11 at 11:30 a.m., Myers Auditorium

Benny & Avia will share their Israeli culture and language through games, activities and songs. Students will enjoy getting to know these two amazing Israelis. 

Tot Shabbat
Saturday, March 17 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.
The Soul Center

Special Event: 
Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Come join us for a fascinating conversation between Rabbi Saroken and Abby Stein that will move you - both as a Jew and as a human being. $18 ticket; $36 ticket + after party. For further information, 
click HERE

Thursdays, March 8, 15 and Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m., The Soul Center
With Rabbi Ben Shalva, explore the sefirot, the "Jewish Chakra System", through a combination of text study and meditation. $20/session. For further information and the complete list of dates, click HERE

Fridays at 8:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Join Rabbi Saroken for an hour discussion on Mussar, a set of Jewish character traits developed in the 17th Century to help us lead an ethical, balanced life. For further information and the complete list of dates,  click HERE

Friday, March 9 at 4:00 p.m., The Soul Center
The perfect "do together" activity for moms and their teens, best friends, and more. 
$20/household (includes 2 challot). Must be 13 or older. Limited space. For further information and to register, click HERE 

Friday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m., The Soul Center
$18/person. For further information and to register,  click HERE

Sunday, March 11 at 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
$25/person. For further information, click HERE.

Wednesday, March 14 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 further information, click HERE

Thursday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m., The Soul Center
For further information, click HERE

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

Fridays at 5:20 p.m., Schuster Library
Drop-in and join us as we ease our way into Shabbat with guided meditation from our expert facilitators. If you choose, we welcome you to stay for Shabbat services at 6:00 p.m.

Sundays at 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
$10/person. For further information and to register, click  HERE.
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