The Buzz at Beth El
This Weekend
Friday, April 27
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Cultivating Character: 8:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Bet Class Oneg: 5:15 p.m., Schapiro Auditorium
Friday Evening Meditation: 5:20 p.m., Schuster Library
Bet Mesibat Siddur: 6:00 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, April 28
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Services - Bat Mitzvah of Katherine Schnee : 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
TOT Shabbat - Honoring 2's: 11:15 a.m., Kreitzer Memorial Room *Kids ages 0-5
Shabbat Kiddush Series with Speaker Marina Furman: 12:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 7:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, April 29
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., Kolker Room
Shalom Aleichem Hebrew Class: 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
Unique Boutique: 10:00 a.m., Offit Auditorium and The Weil-Mandel Lobby
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
Congregational Celebrations
Beth El's Annual Meeting - Celebrating 70 Years!
Wednesday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
* For Congregation members only *
Don't miss this important meeting:
• Vote on revision to by-laws
• Election of officers and new board members
• Complimentary Congregational Dinner
• Memorial Service
• Keynote: Soul Center - “2 Years of Healing, Rejuvenation and Mindfulness” - Rabbi Saroken and Rachel Siegal
RSVP to Lori Downing at  by May 9
The Music Of Bernstein And Gershwin
Presented By Cantor Thom King And The Beth El Choir
Sunday, June 3 at 4:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday and George Gershwin's 120th with an afternoon of songs, stories and surprises! Admission: $18/person. To purchase tickets or for further information, please contact Yvonne Epstein at 410-484-0411 or
Affiliates, Committees & Other Happenings
Blood Drive
Wednesday, 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 .
Shabbat Kidush Speaker Series with Marina Furman
Life for Russian Jews in Russia and Israel: 1991 - Present
Saturday, April 28 at 12:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel
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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. 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
After the performance, Rich Hollander, a Past President of Beth El Congregation, will host a question and answer session.
Please purchase your tickets by May 1 5 . 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 more information.
1st Wednesdays @ Beth El:
Cojot , a Documentary by Boaz Dvir
Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
We welcome back award-winning filmmaker, Boaz Dvir who astounded us 2 years ago with his riveting documentary, A Wing and a Prayer and last year with his preview of this documentary. 
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Intermediate Bridge Class
Beginning Thursday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m.
*UPDATE* The class has been canceled and will be rescheduled to begin in the Fall. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Learn to Play Mah Jongg for Beginners
Wednesdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30 at 9:30 a.m., Myers Auditorium
The fee for these 4 classes is $40 for Beth El Congregation members and $50 for non-members.   Click here for more 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
TOT Shabbat
Saturday, April 28 and May 5 at 11:15 a.m., Kreitzer Memorial Room
Join Morah Becky for an interactive service filled with song, prayer, puppets and Torah stories. For kids up to 5 years old and their families.
OR Shabbat
Saturday, May 5 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.
Kindergarten Hebrew School Open House
Sunday, May 6 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Join us to learn more about the Gan Kindergarten class at Beth El’s Religious School. Students who will be entering kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year are welcome to join the Gan class for the day to learn with Morah Rachel and Morah Emily, enjoy music with Morah Becky and get to know each other. Click here for more information.
The Soul Center
Special Event
An Evening with Barbara Bradley Hagerty
Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m., The Soul Center & Community Room
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 .
Cultivating Character
Friday, April 27 at 8:30 a.m.
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Wise Aging
Beginning Tuesday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m.
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Healing Services
Wednesday, May 9 at 9:15 a.m.
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The Braid: Challah Bake
Friday, May 11 at 4:30 p.m.
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Weekly Meditation
Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m.
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Friday Evening Meditation
Fridays at 5:20 p.m.
Schuster Library
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Torah & Yoga
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Click here for information
For further information, go to or contact
Julie Hettleman at or 410-484-0411 x 1103