The Buzz at Beth El
“I am so grateful for the amazing people I have in my life today.
The beauty I see in the world comes from the loving relationships I have with my family and friends.” - Sheryl Title

#Reflect4Rosh  is a series of provocative questions, designed to help guide teshuva.
To learn more and participate, please go to our Facebook page
or read our High Holy Day Guide here .
Beth El Congregation Security Statement
The security of our congregants, community, and facilities is of paramount concern and we take your safety very seriously. While Beth El makes security an integral part of our culture year-round, we remain especially vigilant during the High Holy Days. Click  here  to read the full statement.

Beth El Welcomes Our
New Members

* Stephanie Helfman
* Brooke & Ethan Zweig and their children,
Asher and Piper
* Derrick Credito
* Dr. Marianne and Dr. Don Engel
and their children, Ethan and Isaac
* Amy and Steven Gertz
Birth Announcements
Mazal Tov!

* To Gloria and Steve Davidoff
on the birth of their grandaughter,
Isabella Rose Wachs.
Great-grandmother is
Shirley Goodman.

This Weekend 
Friday, September 13
Morning Service: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Back to School Shabbat: 5:30 p.m., Outdoor Pavilion
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, September 14
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service: 7:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, September 15
Morning Service: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
The Jewish Funeral & Advance Planning: 10:00 a.m., The Soul Center
Chesed Group Meeting: 11:45 a.m., Schuster Library
Zentangling: 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Evening Service: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Nia - A Mind/Body Experience: 7:00 p.m., The Soul Center - Offsite location

Unable to attend Shabbat services? Live stream available here .
Beth El Memorial Park
Upcoming Events:
* The Jewish Funeral & Advance Planning  - Sunday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m. in the Soul Center
* Beth El Memorial Park Open House  - Sunday, September 22, 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
* Annual Service of Remembrance  - Sunday, October 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Click here for full details. Questions? Please contact Lisa Silverstein at
In Loving Memory - Weekly Yahrzeit List
Tuesday, September 10 - Monday, September 16
Click here
Interested in getting hospital and bereavement notices from Beth El?
Please sign up here .
Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Chesed (Loving Kindness) Group
Sunday, September 15 at 11:45 a.m., Schuster Library
Come explore the power of music and learn how you can become a part of our chesed outreach efforts at Beth El. We meet on Sunday afternoons and visit congregants in their homes or wherever they may be. For more information, contact Cantor Blatt at

If you know of someone who might need a chesed visit and have   told the clergy in person, 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. 
Selichot - Getting into the ZONE for the High Holy Days
Saturday, September 21 at 9:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel
At this year’s Selichot service, Beth El is going to employ not only the traditional texts and music of the service, but also a page from our American culture - Rod Serling’s classic television series, The Twilight Zone .
As has become our custom, Rabbi Schwartz, Rabbi Saroken, and Cantor King will be accompanied by our fellow Beth El congregant, internationally known cellist Evan Drachman, and the mighty men of the Beth El Choir.
Beth El Men's Club Breakfast with Cantor Thom King
Sunday, September 22 at 10:00 a.m., Kolker Room
Cantor Thom King will share his reflection on the Beth El trip to Eastern Europe. Cost: $18/Men's Club member; $22/Guest. Fore more information and to download a reservation form, click here .
Volunteers Needed
Volunteers needed for the Blood Drive on October 23. For information, please contact Steve Silber at or 410-491-9157.
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning
Special Series:
The African-American/Jewish Component
of the Civil Rights Movement
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Schapiro Auditorium
Thanks to an anonymous donor, all sessions in this series are now
free of charge.
Session 2 - September 12: The Help and the Helper. Black and Jewish Relationshos, 1940’s -1950’s
Session 3 - September 19: Mid 1970’s to 1990’s.
For information, please click here .
Voices of Baltimore: Life Under Segregation - September 26:
6:45 p.m. in the Gorn Chapel . Read more here .
Baltimore Hebrew Institute Ulpan
Wednesdays, beginning September 18 at 7:00 p.m., Rooms 201-205
Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned Hebrew speaker, our professional educators work with you to read, write, and speak the language. Advanced levels engage in dynamic conversations about movies, literature, and current events. For pricing and more information, click here .
Understanding and Preparing a Personal Jewish Ethical Will
Tuesdays, September 10 & 17 at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
Click here for information.
How Will the Israeli Elections Affect YOU and Israel?
Monday, September 23
at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
Click here for information.
Sponsored by Beth El's
Israel Affairs Committee
Living Your Life with Joy, Resilience & Spirit
6 sessions, beginning Thursday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m.
Kolker Room
Click here for information.
The 2019-2020 Adult Education Booklet is out NOW!
Click here to download a copy.
The Family Corner

Back to School Shabbat
*For Preschool and Religious School Families
Friday, September 13 at 5:30 p.m. Outdoor Pavilion
Join us for a musical Shabbat service, led by Cantor Melanie Blatt.
Dinner and activities to follow. Please register here . Questions? please contact Andy Shankman, Religious School Manager, at
Prayground Shabbat
Saturday, September 21 at 11:15 a.m., Outdoor Pavilion
Join us for a musical service as we sing and play together in our beautiful Generations Park Kiddush to follow. For kids up to 5 years old and their families. *In case of rain, the service will take place in the Preschool Community Room. Click here for a full list of upcoming dates.
The Soul Center

New Nia - A Mind-Body Experience
Sunday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m., The Movement Lab in Remington
Join us as our Wisdom Leader, Andrea Lieber, uses mindful movement and rhythm to bring in the new year. $15/person. Click here for registration and more information.
New This is Real - A High Holy Day Book Talk
Book: This Is Real and You are Completely Unprepared. By: Alan Lew
Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Join our Wisdom Leader, Rabbi Ben Shalva, as we workshop this seminal book on the meaning of the high holidays. It will transform the way you think about the holidays. $10/person. Click here for registration and more information.
Midnight Selichot Drumming Circle
with Rabbi Dana Saroken and Jordan Goodman of Beatwell
Saturday, September 21 at 11:30 p.m.
This service, traditionally undertaken at midnight, is our wake-up call to start the High Holiday season. No prior drumming experience required. Drums and other instruments will be provided. This event will be held at a private home and space will be limited. Register here .
Healing Service
Wednesday, September 11 at 9:15 a.m.
Click here for more information.
Sundays, beginning September 15 at 3:00 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Caregiver Cafe
Thursday, September 19 at 4:00 p.m.
Click here for registration
and information.
Chair Yoga
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Click here for more information.
For information regarding up-coming programs, go to
or contact Julie Hettleman at or 410-484-0411 x 1103