The Buzz at Beth El
We recite Hamapil at the end of our day to ask God for a peaceful and rejuvenating sleep. The trick is in letting go - of the unkindness we experienced or caused - and realizing that forgiveness is always possible.
Here's how to complete this week's challenge:
  • Watch Rabbi Saroken’s video breakdown of Hamapil
  • Learn more about reciting Hamapil on our website
  • Workshop the challenge during evening services tonight (April 4)
  • Incorporate Hamapil into your nightly routine
  • Recap the challenge during Havdalah services

THIS MORNING! Yizkor and Special Community Memorial Service 
Sunday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Our clergy leads a moving COVID-19 memorial service, in addition to our traditional Yizkor service. 
Join us on Facebook Live.
"The Yoms" at Home
Commemorate our resilient Jewish identity.

Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day
Memorial Service - Wednesday, April 7 at 6:45 p.m.
via Facebook Live

Written In A Barn: A Holocaust Survival Story - Wednesday, April 7 at 8:00 p.m. via Zoom *Presented by Baltimore Zionist District. Registration required.

Yom Hazikaron - Israel's Memorial Day
Community Memorial Event feat. Cantor Melanie Blatt - Tuesday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. via Zoom *Presented by Baltimore Zionist District. Registration required.

Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israel's Independence Day
Israel’s Virtual Birthday Bash - Wednesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom *Presented by Beth El’s Israel Affairs Committee. Registration required.

Experience Israeli Cuisine: Order Your Israeli Dinner
Cost: $18/single dinner; $29/dinner for two. Order by: Friday, April 9 at 12:00 p.m. Pick-up on: Wednesday, April 14 between 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

To register for all programs and to purchase your Israeli dinner, click here.
Good Deeds Day
Sunday, April 11
What is our responsibility as Jews to address food insecurity? Join your Beth El clergy and educators for a day of volunteering and virtual discussions. For a full list of discussions and to register, click here.
Direct Links to Daily/Weekly Services and Programs

  • All Services - Morning, evening, Shabbat & weekend. Access Facebook Live here. Download digital sidurim for all services here.
  • Torah Study Class - Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Access Zoom here
  • 1st Wednesdays @ Beth El - Every First Wednesday of the month Access Facebook Live here
  • Count Your Blessings - Thursday at 3:00 p.m. Access Facebook Live here
  • Afternoon Tea Time - Thursday at 4:00 p.m. Access Zoom here
  • Clergy Connection - Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:00 a.m. Access Facebook Live here *No program on Monday, March 29
  • Fitness for All with Marilyn Pick - Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Access Zoom here *This is a Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning program.
Adult Education
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning
1st Wednesdays @ Beth El Presents:
ARTolerance Journey around the Globe;
From China to the Middle East  
Wednesday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. via Facebook Live
Introduced by Udi Bar-David, ARTolerance Founder & Artistic Director and cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Also featured is the golden voice of Israeli singer Tammy Scheffer.
For more information, click here.
Advertising in the New Adult Education Brochure
Looking for a quick and easy way to advertise your business, firm, practice? Want to dedicate a page in honor or in memory of a loved one? Reach out to over 3,000 local and surrounding area families and businesses by placing a full or half page advertisement in the 2021-2022 Adult Education Courses Brochure. By purchasing an ad or dedication page in our brochure, you will help us bring the most professional and highest quality educators, speakers, musicians and performers to our Beth El community. Interested? Want to know more? please contact
Ellen Marks at by Friday, April 30.
Family Corner
Registration Starts Now!
Beth El Early Childhood Summer Camp
Program dates: June 14 - August 13
Your children will enjoy a fun filled, safe practices Summer program. They will enjoy, water play, nature, art, yoga, music and much more to ensure your children will have a blast! Besides the wonderful teachers that work during the summer, we have the luxury of the many air conditioned spaces. All CDC and MSDE COVID guidelines will be in place. For more information and to register, email:
Mandy Barish at or Jill Suffel at, 
or call 410-602-2245.
The Soul Center
The Alvin & Lois Lapidus Center for Healing & Spirituality
Healing Hearts with Stephanie Handel
Sunday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom
This creative hands-on workshop will allow us to explore how our hearts can mend through the losses we’ve endured and what treasures we wrap up and hold in our hearts. Limited space. For more information and to register, click here.
The Page with Dr. Shauna Shapiro
Thursday, April 22 at 8:00 p.m. via Zoom
We’re thrilled to have Dr. Shauna Shapiro in conversation with Rabbi Dana Saroken, about her book Good Morning, I Love You: Mindfulness + Self-Compassion Practices to Wire Your Brain for Calm, Clarity + Joy, the journey that brought her to writing the book and the research behind the practices. Good Morning, I Love You is a roadmap.  In it you will learn powerful practices of mindfulness and self-compassion that can change the physical architecture of your brain and help you live a happier, healthier more meaningful life. For more information and to register, click here.
Sisterhood Presents: L'Dor V'Dor Cook Book
Support the Beth El Sisterhood and order your copy today, supply is limited! Cost: $25/book. The book includes 397 recipes, which were contributed by our wonderful Sisterhood ladies. Get a copy for yourself, a family member or a friend,
and start cooking! For more information and to place your order, click here.
Seniors Present: Edutainer Ellen Katz Singing Songs from Fiddler on the Roof
Sunday, April 11 at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom
Join one of our own congregants, edu-tainer Ellen Katz. She will entertain us by singing songs from Fiddler on the Roof in full costumes! Cost per household: $5/Beth El Seniors members; $8/non-members. Please make your check payable to Beth El Seniors and mail your check to: Ruthye Steinberg, 8248 Brattle Road, Baltimore, MD 21208.
Questions? Please contact Ruthye Steinberg at 410-655-8242
or Ellen Budish at 443-857-7499.
Sisterhood Social Action Collections
Sunday, April 18 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
at Beth El’s Rear Parking-lot
We are collecting cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, paper goods, baby items, toiletries, and laundry products. These donations will be taken to the Community Crisis Center in Reisterstown. Cash or checks are also accepted.
For more information and for a full list of collected items, click here.
Sisterhood Shredding Event
Sunday, April 18 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
at Beth El’s Rear Parking-lot
There will be two trucks to assure a smooth and fast flow of traffic. Cost: $10 for 1-3 bags; $20 for 4-6 bags. In light of COVID-19, our volunteers will assist you in removing boxes and bags from your vehicle. Please plan to remain in your vehicle.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please email Ilene Merenbloom at
Seniors Present: Virtual Bingo
Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
Our Virtual Bingo has been rescheduled (from March 14 to April 27). Cost: Beth El Senior Member - $10/household; Guests - $13/household. Cards will be mailed by April 14 to all registered participants. Checks made out to Beth El Seniors. Registration and checks must be received no later than Monday, April 12. A direct Zoom link will be provided to all participants on April 25. Questions? Please contact Ruthye Steinberg at 410-655-8242 or Ellen Budish at 443-857-7499.