The Buzz at Beth El
This Weekend
Friday, April 13
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Cultivating Character: 8:30 a.m., The Soul Center
The Braid - Challah Bake: 4:30 p.m., The Soul Center
Prayground Shabbat: 5:15 p.m., Preschool Playground
Shabbat Unplugged Family Service: 6:00 p.m., Kolker Room
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Entertainer-in-Residence - Shabbat Dinner and Program with
Eyal Rob: 7:00 p.m., Schapiro Auditorium

Saturday, April 14
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Services - B'not Mitzvah of Sidney Brooks and Alexa Grossman : 10:00 a.m.,
Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Entertainer-in-Residence - Informal Program with Eyal Rob: 12:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services - Bar Mitzvah of Emory Fisher : 7:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, April 15
Morning Services - Bat Mitzvah of Samantha Merlo : 9:15 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., Kolker Room
Shalom Aleichem Hebrew Class: 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
My Grown-Up and Me: 10:00 a.m., Community Room
Entertainer-in-Residence - Informal Program for the School and Community with Eyal Rob:
10:30 a.m., Schapiro Auditorium
Zentangling: 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Evening Services: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Unique Boutique
Spring Shopping Show - 40+ Vendors!
Sunday, April 29 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, April 30 - 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1 - 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Join us for a wonderful show! Find your favorite items from women's clothes, jewelry, accessories to children's toys and gifts. Read more
* Presented by Beth El's Sisterhood
Entertainer-in-Residence Weekend Presenting:
Eyal Rob
Sponsored by The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning
We welcome Eyal Rob to Beth El for this amazing and very different weekend of learning and entertainment for the whole family.
Friday, April 13:
6:00 p.m. - Evening Services in the Gorn Chapel
7:00 p.m. - Dinner in the Schapiro Auditorium. Program: "Made in Tel Aviv - The Contemport Music Culture of Israel".
Dinner cost: $36/adult; $9/child. RSVP by April 10 to Ellen Marks at
Saturday, April 14:
10:00 a.m. - Shabbat Morning Service followed by a buffet kiddush lunch.
12:45 p.m. - Program in the Gorn Chapel:  From Hava Nagila to the Sticker Song - Seven Game Changing Songs in Israel’s Society .
Sunday, April 15:
10:30 a.m. - Informal program for the school and community in the Schapiro Auditorium:  Young Culture and Music of Today in Israe l.
Grandparents Day
Preschool Grandparents Appreciation Breakfast
Wednesday, April 18 at 9:00 a.m., Offit Auditorium
All preschool grandparents and special friends are welcome!
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Mandy Barish at or 410-602-2245.
Affiliates, Committees & Other Happenings
Seniors Present: Barry Steelman
Sunday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Beth El member and baseball enthusiast, Barry Steelman, will discuss "Jewish Influence on Baseball".
Social Action Committee Project
Tuesday, April 17 from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
We will be volunteering at Moveable Feast preparing and packaging meals. If interested, please contact Joanne Michaelson at as soon as possible.
Community-wide Yom Ha'atzma'ut Celebration:
Celebrating Israel's 70th Birthday!
Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m., Beth T'filoh Congregation
An incredible evening featuring SoulFarm in concert, a Kumsitz songfest and fireworks! Free admission, open to the entire community. Click here for more information.
Join Men's Club for an Italian Dinner and a Sports Talk with John Eisenberg
Thursday, April 19 at 6:00 p.m., Kolker Room
John Eisenberg worked for major newspapers from 1979 until
2007. He won more than 20 writing awards, including several
first-place awards in the prestigious Associated Press Sports
Editors contest. $15/person, all are welcome! Click here for more information.
Shredding Truck
Sunday, April 22 at 9:00 a.m., Beth El Rear Parking Lot
1-3 bags - $10; 4-6 bags - $20; Additional charges will be collected for 6 bags/boxes and more. For more information, click here .
Blood Drive
Sunday, April 25 at 8:00 a.m., Offit Auditorium
The blood drive will go on until 7:00 p.m., walk-ins are welcome.
For more information, click here .
Beth El Seniors Proudly Present:
The Navy Band Brass Quartet
Sunday, May 6 at 7:45 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Dinner will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the Offit Auditorium. Dinner cost: $20/members; $22/guests. ** For this one-time special occasion, we are inviting the entire congregation FREE OF CHARGE to join us at 7:45 p.m. for the program **. For more information, click here .
Sunday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m., Everyman Theater
"Like so many great mysteries, it all began in an attic with a dusty old suitcase...". After the performance, Rich Hollander, a Past President of Beth El Congregation, will host a question and answer session. Click  here  for more information.
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning
Special Event
Celebrating Israel's 70th Birthday:
Wednesday Night @ The Movies
Wednesdays, May 23, 30; June 6, 13 at 7:00 p.m.,
Offit Auditorium
 Share 4 Israeli films as we celebrate Israel’s milestone 70th birthday. Each film will represent a different story in the history of the growing State of Israel. There will be 2 speakers: one with an American perspective and one with an Israeli perspective presented at each screening.  
Click here for information.
Jerusalem And The Holy Land In The Jewish, Christian, And Muslim Religious Imaginations
Wednesdays, April 11,18, 25,
Agus Library
Click here for information
Women in the Tanakh
Mondays, April 16, 23, 30 at
10:00 a.m., Agus Library
Click here for information
Inspirational Women in the 20th Century
Tuesdays, April 17, 14 and May 1 at 10:30 a.m., Agus Library
Click here for information
Learn to Play Mah Jongg for Beginners
Wednesdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30 at 9:30 a.m., Myers Auditorium
Click here for information
Learn to Play Canasta for Beginners
Wednesdays, April 11, 18, 25; May 2
at 4:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
Due to popular demand, we're adding another beginners class on Thursdays, April 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 4:00 p.m.
Click here for information
For more courses, check out the 
Please register for ALL classes, regardless of fee, to Ellen Marks at  or 410-580-5166
The Family Corner
Prayground Shabbat
Friday, April 13 at 5:15 p.m., Preschool Playground
Prayground Shabbat will be a movement based Kabbalat Shabbat for our youngest learners, ages 0-5. Cantor Melanie Blatt will facilitate the experience.
Shabbat Unplugged Family Service
Friday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m., Kolker Room
A musical Kabbalat Shabbat service, led by Student Cantor Melanie Blatt. For families with kids in 3rd grade and up (siblings are welcome!). Snacks will be served at 5:45 p.m. in the Kolker Room.
My Grown-Up and Me
Sunday, April 15 at 10:00 a.m., Community Room
Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and special friends are all invited! For children 18 months through 5 years old.
Click here for more information.
The Soul Center
Special Event
An Evening with Barbara Bradley Hagerty
Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Barbara Bradley Hagerty discussing her new book Life Reimagined: The Science, Art and Opportunity of Midlife.
To pre-register and for more information, click here .
Healing Service
Wednesday, April 11 at
 9:15 a.m.,
The Soul Center
Click here for information
The Braid
Friday, April 13 at 4:30 p.m.,
The Soul Center
Click here for information
with Adele Stuckey
Sunday, April 15 at 3:00 p.m.,
The Soul Center
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Cultivating Character - Friday Morning Mussar
Fridays, April 13, 20 & 27 at 8:30 a.m.
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. Drop in. For more information, click here .
Caregiver Cafe
Thursday, April 19 at
2:00 p.m.,
The Soul Center
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Mixology with Jeff Elkin
Friday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m.,
The Soul Center
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Mother Love with
Rea Bochner
Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m.,
The Soul Center
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Weekly Meditation
Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m., The Soul Center
Click here for information
Friday Evening Meditation
Fridays at 5:20 p.m.,
Schuster Library
Click here for information
Torah & Yoga
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.,
The Soul Center
Click here for information
For further information, go to or contact
Julie Hettleman at or 410-484-0411 x 1103