The Buzz at Beth El
Beth El proudly announces:
The 5780/2019 High Holy Days #Reflect4Rosh Campaign

#Reflect4Rosh  is a series of provocative questions, designed to help guide teshuva.
In the coming weeks, Beth El will present these questions to the congregation through email, social media, and in-person. Members are invited to respond to these prompts. Whether congregants respond privately or publicly, Beth El’s clergy and staff hope the campaign inspires each member to become the best version of themselves as we all #Reflect4Rosh . To learn more and participate, please go to our Facebook page or read our Special Edition of the Voice below.
September Voice - Special High Holy Day Edition
The High Holy Days are coming our way and Beth El has plenty of new surprises planned for you! Click on the picture to see our Special High Holy Day Edition of the September Voice and get all the information you need for the coming holiday season and the usual calendar and schedule of Beth El events.
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.
This Weekend 
Friday, September 6
Morning Service: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary

Saturday, September 7
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service: 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Prayground Shabbat: 11:15 a.m., Outdoor Pavilion *Ages 0-5
Evening Service: 7:15 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, September 8
The Path - High Holiday Edition: 8:30 a.m., Soul Center - offsite location
Morning Service: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Sisterhood Opening Luncheon: 11:00 a.m., Offit Auditorium
Fashion Fall Fest: 1:30 p.m., Myers Auditorium
Evening Service: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Beth El Seniors Dinner & Entertainment: 6:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium

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 3 - Monday, September 9
Click here
Interested in getting hospital and bereavement notices from Beth El?
Please sign up here .
Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Fall Fashion Fest
Sunday, September 8 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., Myers Auditorium
Come shop with some of your favorite vendors and discover some new ones, immediately after the Sisterhood Opening Luncheon. Click here for full list of vendors.
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
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 .
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning
1st Wednesdays @ Beth El
An Evening with Baltimore Chamber Encounters
Wednesday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
The Baltimore Chamber Encounters is an innovative chamber concert initiative bringing classical music vividly alive and redefining the concert experience. It uses various media to explain the musical compositions and use of other art forms. 
Click here for more information.
Special Series:
The African-American/Jewish Component
of the Civil Rights Movement
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Schapiro Auditorium
Session 1 - September 5: Mid 1950’s to Mid 1060’s
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 full details on all three sessions, please click here . Thanks to an anonymous donor, all three sessions are now free of charge.

* September 26, 6:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel – screening of the film Voices of Baltimore: Life Under Segregation. Read more here .

Current Trends in Israeli Film
Begins Wednesday, September 4 at 10:30 a.m., Agus Library
Click here for information.
A Month for Men Only
Begins Wednesday, September 4 at 4:30 p.m., Kolker Room
Click here for information.
Understanding and Preparing a Personal Jewish Ethical Will
Tuesdays, September 10 & 17 at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
Click here for information.
More to come in September:
* How Will the Israeli Elections Affect YOU and Israel?: Monday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m . , Kolker Room. Click here for information.
* Living Your Life with Joy, Resilience & Spirit: 4 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

Prayground Shabbat
Saturday, September 7 at 11:15 a.m., Outdoor Pavilion
Join Morah Becky 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.
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
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.
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 .
Chair Yoga
Thursday, September 5
10:00 a.m.
Click here for more information.
The Path
High Holiday Edition
Sunday, September 8
8:30 a.m.
Click here for registration
and information.
Healing Service
Wednesday, September 11
9:15 a.m.
Click here for more information.
Sundays, beginning Sept. 15
at 3:00 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Caregiver Cafe
Thursday, September 19
4:00 p.m.
Click here for registration
and information.
For information regarding up-coming programs, go to
or contact Julie Hettleman at or 410-484-0411 x 1103