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Why support Beth El on # Giving Tuesday?
Because our vibrant Beth El community thrives on the continuous generosity of members like you.

A donation on # Giving Tuesday makes everyday miracles happen at Beth El that are otherwise not financed by money raised in the Annual Appeal.

Your gift on # Giving Tuesday helps sustain a culture of life-changing Jewish moments, like this: 

Alexis Silhavy explores her connection to Israel and her Jewish identity after a transformative trip to Israel with Achshav . Click here .

This # Giving Tuesday , give back to the community that gives so much to so many!
Shine a Light
Beth El Preschool Brings Kedusha into Hanukkah
Picture a blustery, frigid night in December. The sun, having set long before evening traffic jams, gives way to a moonless sky. The wind hammers tree-branches against the window panes. But just inside that window shines the inviting glow of eight candles. Click here to continue reading.
Celebrate Hanukkah With Us!
New Member Pre-Hanukkah Celebration
Monday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m.
*This party is for new members who have joined Beth El on or after December 1, 2018. Please join us for a special New Member Families Pre-Hanukkah Party at the home of Rabbi and Mrs. Schwartz. Latkes and refreshments will be served. To RSVP or for further information, contact Jane Krosin at
Beth El Community Hanukkah Celebration
Sunday, December 22 at 4:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
All ages are welcome to join us for a fun Hanukkah celebration! Candle lighting (BYO menorah), holiday sing-a-long and light dinner. $5/person, kids under 12 are free. Open seating.
To RSVP or for more information, email Cantor Blatt at by December 12.
This Weekend 
Friday, December 6
Morning Service: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
The Spark: 8:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Shir Joy Shabbat Service: 6:30 p.m., Community Room

Saturday, December 7
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Family Shabbat Led by Kitah Hay: 11:15 a.m., Kolker Room
Evening Service - Bar Mitzvah of Max Barish : 5:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, December 8
Morning Service: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Beth El Seniors Lunch and Bingo: 12:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Zentangling: 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Evening Service: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Unable to attend the Shabbat services? Live stream available here .
In Loving Memory - Weekly Yahrzeit List
Tuesday, December 3 - Monday, December 9
Click here
Interested in getting hospital and bereavement notices from Beth El?
Please sign up here .
If you know of anyone who might need a C hesed visit, please fill out this form so that we have all the details we need and no one is forgotten. Thank you for partnering with us to provide Chesed to our members in need. For information regarding our Chesed group, Visiting Voices , contact Cantor Blatt at
Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Beth El Seniors Lunch and Bingo
Sunday, December 8 at 12:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Enjoy a tasty lunch, followed by multiple games of Bingo! For more information and to download a reservation form, click here .
Beth El Men's Club Brunch with Guest Speaker
Billy Wunderlich
Sunday, December 15 at 10:00 a.m., Kolker Room
Men’s Club will welcome Billy Wunderlich of Lifebridge Health and Fitness to Beth El. Billy will discuss wellness and share a simple approach to creating the best version of yourself. Men’s Club members, family and guests are invited to join us.
Cost: Men’s Club Members and Spouses - $18/person; Additional Guests - $22/person. Click here to register or for more information.
Volunteers Needed!
Movable Feast is in need of volunteers for Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25. We'll be delivering food to people who are home-bound due to illness. It is a true Mitzvah ! Want to help? Please contact Myra Katz at .
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning
1st Wednesdays @ Beth El:
Baltimore Musicales - To Broadway with Love
Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Join the artists of Baltimore Musicales, Charm City’s acclaimed vocal music series, for an evening of songs and duets by some of the greatest Jewish composers and lyricists to write for film and stage. For more information, click here .
Jewish Short Stories
Tuesday, December 3
at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
Click here for information.
Perfidy: The Kastner Affair
Wednesday, December 11
at 7:00 p.m. , Agus Library
Click here for information.
Talking to Your Children and Grandchildren About...
Sunday, December 15
at 9:45 a.m., Agus Library
Click here for information.
The 2019-2020 Adult Education Booklet is out NOW!
Click here to download a copy.
The Family Corner

Family Shabbat Service - Led by Kitah Hay
Saturday, December 7 at 11:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Led by Cantor Melanie Blatt. Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for songs, stories and a wonderful family Shabbat experience. Each month, one grade from the religious school will be honored. Click here for a full list of dates.
Prayground Shabbat *For all ages
Saturday, December 14 at 11:15 a.m., Community Room
Join us for a musical service as we sing and play together, Kiddush to follow . Click here for a full list of upcoming dates.
*Due to the cold weather, Prayground Shabbat will take place in the Community Room.
Or Shabbat Family Service *For all ages
Saturday, December 14 at 10:15 a.m., Schuster Library
Or Shabbat is led by Morah Becky, the T'filah Team and Mitzvah Monsters in the Schuster Library. Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for songs, stories and a wonderful family Shabbat experience.
The Soul Center

A Way In: What Matters Most
2 sessions, December 3 & 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Drawing on Elana Zaiman’s concept of the “Forever Letter,” these workshops, with Goucher College Writing Professor Barbara Roswell, will give you a chance to flex your creative muscles as you reflect on what matters and why. Come to any or all of these two
inter-related workshops. Click here for registration and more information.
Mikvah’s Sacred Waters: A Storytelling Event
Four women, Four stories, One Powerful Night
Wednesday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for an intimate evening of storytelling and experience the myriad of ways a Mikvah immersion can mark life transitions in a sacred way. Register here .
Shir Joy
Friday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Friday night services, transformed! Drop in for an immersive, elevated spiritual excursion into prayer & song with Rabbi Dana Saroken, Elie Greenberg and the Shir Joy Band. For full details and to register, click here .
Healing Service
Wednesday, December 4
at 9:15 a.m.
Click here for information.
Caregiver Cafe
Thursday, December 19
at 2:00 p.m.
Click here for information.
Chair Yoga
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m
and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Click here for information.
The Spark
Fridays at 8:30 a.m.
Click here for information.
Torah & Yoga
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Click here for information.
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
Click here for information.
For information regarding up-coming programs, go to
or contact Julie Hettleman at or 410-484-0411 x 1103