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LIVE! From Beth El
Tuesday, April 30
An evening to benefit the construction of Beth El's Generations Park. Honoring  Joan and Dr. Michael Schultz . Featuring a special performance by  Kevin Nealon . Tickets and Sponsorships are on sale! To purchase your tickets or for more information, click  here . Purchased your ticket already? Tickets are now available for pick up at Beth El's main office, VIP tickets have been mailed out. Questions? Please contact Lisa Silverstein at .
Mazal Tov!

To Eric and Samara Oros on the birth of their son, Zeke – born 4/19/2019.
Grandparents are Marla and David Oros.
Beth El 71st Annual Meeting
Featuring Machaya Klezmer Band
Sunday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m., Offit Auditorium
Don’t miss this important meeting:
• Complimentary Congregational Breakfast
• Annual Hazkarah (Memorial) Service
• Elections of Officers and New Board Members
This meeting is for Congregation members only . RSVP is required
by Friday, May 10 to: or 410-484-0411.
Memorial Services in the Community
Yom Hasho'a - Holocaust Memorial Day
Sunday, May 5
BJC Event at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation.
• Reception for survivors & families at 3:00 p.m.
• Program begins at 4:30 p.m.
Yom Hazikaron - Israeli Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers
and Victims of Terror
Tuesday, May 7
Yom Hazikaron event at Beth Tfiloh Theater, co-sponsored by Beth El.
• Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m.
• Songs of Hope and Yearning at 7:00 p.m.
Congregational Celebration
Beth El Celebrates Yom Ha'atzma'ut
Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a fun evening, celebrating Israel’s Independence Day!
The evening will include:
• Israeli dancing
• A panel discussion of the Israeli Election
• Israeli cooking demonstration and more!
Dinner is available for $18/person; $8/child (5-11 years old); $50/family (maximum).
If you’re interested in dinner, please RSVP to Tali Adelstein at by May 1st.
Fresh Veggies Delivered to Beth El for You!
Join Beth El in Partnership with Pearlstone Center and One Straw Farm in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Initiative.
Why CSA? Support your local farmers, receive fresh, organic produce delivered to Beth El for pick-up each week during the growing season, and support environmental sustainability and stewardship practices. Read more about CSA's and their transformational benefit here .
To sign up for the CSA click here , and click on the "membership" tab, then choose" join now" from the pull down menu. Choose Beth El as your pick-up location. For every 10 shares sold, Beth El will receive a free share that will be donated to charity.
This Weekend
Friday, April 26
Shvii of Pesach
Beth El Offices closed
Morning Services: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, April 27
Pesach Yom Tov Ha'aharon
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service - Yizkor: 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Evening Services: 7:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, April 28
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Zentangling: 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Evening Service: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Passover Schedule of Services

  • Tuesday, April 23, Chol Hamo'ed - Evening - 6:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aprill 24, Chol Hamo'ed - Morning - 7:45 a.m.; Evening - 6:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 25, Chol Hamo'ed - Morning - 7:45 a.m.; Evening - 6:45 p.m.
  • Friday, April 26, Yom Tov - Morning - 10:00 a.m.; Evening - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27, Yom Tov (Yizkor) - Morning - 10:00 a.m.; Evening - 7:45 p.m.
* We will rededicate the Holocaust Torah during the morning service on April 27.

Unable to attend Shabbat services? Live stream available here .
In Loving Memory - Weekly Yahrzeit List
Tuesday, April 23 - Monday, April 29
Click here
Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Lacrosse Thrives in Israel - a Men's Club Event
Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m., Kolker Room
The Men’s Club will honor long-time Beth El member Mark Greenberg, an All-American lacrosse player at Johns Hopkins University, who took his passion for lacrosse to Israel in 2011. Cost per person: $18/Men's Club member; $22/Guest; $12/Special student rate. Click here for further information.
Sunday, May 5, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Beth El's Rear Parking Lot
1-3 bags - $10
4-6 bags - $20
Additional charges will be collected for 6 bags/boxes and more.
Click here for more information.
Unique Boutique - Spring Shopping Show
Sunday, May 5 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 6 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 7 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Join 40+ of your favorite vendors, selling items from women's wear, handbags and shoes to crafts and children's gifts&toys. Click here for further information.
Beth El Seniors Dinner & Entertainment, celebrating
Cinco de Mayo with Musician Bernie Hernandez
Sunday, May 5 at 6:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
$21/members; $24/guests. For more information, contact:
Ruthye Steinberg at 410-655-8242 or Ellen Budish at 443-857-7499.
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning

1st Wednesdays @ Beth El
Filmmaker Boaz Dvir
Wednesday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Award-winning filmmaker and Penn State assistant professor Boaz Dvir shows and discusses his short documentaries. These documentaries deal with such topics as US-Israel relations and Israel’s influence on America’s increasing use of Special Operations in the War on Terror. Click here for more information.
Soul of the Song
4 Sessions, beginning Monday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m., Kolker Room
Jewish identity has been informed and influenced greatly by songs, their melodies and meanings. Join Beth El's Executive Director, Josh Bender, for an exploration of four key Jewish songs that have shaped modern Jewish identity and values. Click here for more information.
Wednesday Night @ The Movies
Beginning Wednesday, May 15
This series of 4 films is guaranteed to delight you! Join us in the
Offit Auditorium on Wednesday, May 15, 22, 29, and June 5,
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Fee: $36 for all 4 films in advance or $10 at the door.  
May 15: Women’s Balcony - facilitator, Dr. Hana Bor, BHI, Towson University      
May 22: Aftermath - facilitator, Neil Rubin, Ph.D., Beth Tfiloh Dahan High School          
May 29: Inside Hana’s Suitcase  - facilitator, Sivan Chaban, FIDF    
June 5: Dough  - facilitator, Ben Kreshtool, Beth El Ritual Director      
Click here for a detailed description of each movie and further information.
New Classes Added

  • Intermediate Bridge Class with Rhoda Cohen - Thursdays, May 2, 7, 16, 23, and 30, Myers Auditorium. Learn, review, or reinforce your knowledge of Two over 1 Game Forcing System on . Fee: $85 for Beth El Congregation members and $95 for non-members. The class is open to the first 20 intermediate bridge players who register. 
  • Mah Jongg for Beginners with Geri Willen - Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 10:00 a.m., Myers Auditorium. Join the group and learn this strategic game. Fee: $45 for Beth El Congregation members and $55 for non-members.
  • Canasta for Beginners with Geri Willen - Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 4:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium. Learn to play this popular card game. Come and make new friends or bring your friends and make your own group of 4! Fee: $45 for Beth El Congregation members and $55 for non-members.
The 2018-2019 Program Brochure is available here
To register for ALL classes, regardless of fee,
contact Ellen Marks at  or 410-580-5166
The Family Corner

Or Shabbat
Saturday, May 4 at 10:15 a.m.
Schuster Library
Click here for more information.
Tot Shabbat
Saturday, May 4 at 11:15 a.m.
Kreitzer Memorial Room
Click here for more information.
My Grown Up and Me
Sunday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m., Community Room
Click here for more information.
2022 B’nai Mitzvah Date Requests
If your child was born in 2009 and will be having a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at Beth El, you are welcome to submit requested dates for the year 2022. These B’nai Mitzvah dates will be assigned early this summer, and we try to honor your requests. Please know that we will do our best, but cannot guarantee a single Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Submit your 2022 B’nai Mitzvah dates to and indicate if you are requesting a Shabbat morning or Havdallah service.
The 2019-2020 Berman-Lipavsky Religious School Registration is OPEN
To register your kids to the Religious School at Beth El, click here .
To register your kids to our Hebrew School in Your Neighborhood, click here . For further information, contact Fran Davis at
The Soul Center

New! 7 Weeks, 7 Values
Beginning Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Join us on a spring journey of rebirth and renewal, exploring these values through study, discussion, meditation and more with Rabbi Ben Shalva. Click here to for further information and full schedule.
New! LitLunch
Beginning Wednesday, May 1, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Join us for LIT erature based deep-dive into the memoirs of author
Dani Shapiro. Every 2 weeks we’ll get together for lunch in the Soul Center. There will be designated facilitators (chosen for their wit and wisdom) and lots for the group to delve into. Come at noon to grab lunch and a seat, our discussion will begin at 12:30 p.m. $20/person per session.
Click here to for further information and full schedule.
Jewish Meditation
with Cantor Melanie Blatt
Wed., April 23 at 5:45 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Healing Service
Wed., May 8 at 9:15 a.m.
Click here for more information.
Chair Yoga
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
In partnership with Beth El Sisterhood,open to all. Click here for more information.
Torah & Yoga - All Levels
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Click here for more information.
Zentangle Drop-In
Sundays at 3:00 p.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