The Buzz at Beth El
Mazal Tov!
To Jamie and Brian Barr on the birth of their son, Lev Maverick. 
Grandparents are Robin and Art Barr. 
Great-grandparents are Mollye and Milton Bereson.
Tickets are Selling Fast!
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 now on sale! To purchase your tickets or for more information, click  here . Questions? Please contact
Lisa Silverstein at .
CSA Back by Popular Demand!
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 12
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
A Way In - A Workshop in Journaling: 8:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, April 13
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service - Bar Mitzvah of Benjamin Weiner : 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Or Shabbat Family Service: 10:15 a.m., Schuster Library *All ages
Tot Shabbat: 11:15 a.m., Kreitzer Memorial Room *Ages 0-5
Shabbat Kiddush Speaker Series - Israeli Television: 12:45 p.m., Agus Library
Evening Services - Bar Mitzvah of Gavin Kaplan : 7:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, April 14
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Zentangle Drop In: 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Evening Service: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Beth El Seniors Dinner & Entertainment: 6:00 p.m., Beth Israel

Unable to attend Shabbat services? Live stream available here .
In Loving Memory - Weekly Yahrzeit List
Tuesday, April 9 - Monday, April 15
Click here
Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Shabbat Kiddush Speaker Series: Israeli Television
Saturday, April 13 at 12:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Join us as we discuss Israeli television - the history of the nation through
the small screen, with guest speaker Idan Zrihen of BZD.
Click here for further information.
Joint Seniors Dinner Featuring a Special Purim Spiel Presenting:
Shushan Rhapsody (based on the music of Queen)
Sunday, April 14 at 5:45 p.m., Beth Israel
Cost: $22/person. Registration is now closed. 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

Few Spots Available! Beth El Returns to Eastern Europe
June 23 - July 4, 2019
Ever dreamed of visiting the jewels of Eastern Europe like Berlin, Prague, and Warsaw with your closest friends? Then don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to connect with your Jewish history and heritage.
To learn more, please contact Dr. Eyal Bor at
or 410-484-0411 x 1204.
US Presidents And Israel, 1948-2018: An Historical Record
with Dr. Robert O. Freedman
Thursday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 24, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, US-Israeli relations have come a long way. By 2018, the situation had fundamentally changed.
Location: Agus Library. Click here for more information.
New! The Mendelssohns: Moses, Felix and Fanny - Music, Sexism and Religion
4 Sessions, beginning Wednesday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m., Kolker Room
The Mendelssohn family was one of the most prominent in Berlin during the early part of the 19th century. This class will explore their fascinating story, beginning with Moses Mendelssohn, a hunchback who came out of the Jewish ghetto to rise up into the intellectual elite of Enlightenment Germany. 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.
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

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. 

Or Shabbat
Saturday, April 13 at 10:15 a.m.
Schuster Library
Click here for more information.
*All ages
Tot Shabbat
Saturday, April 13 at 11:15 a.m.
Kreitzer Memorial Room
Click here for more information.
*Ages 2-5
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.
Healing Service
Wed., April 10 at 9:15 a.m.
Click here for more information.
Jewish Meditation
with Rabbi Ben Shalva
Wed., April 10 at 5:45 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Caregiver Cafe
Thursday, April 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Click here for more information.
The Braid
Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Chair Yoga
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. (NO Yoga on April 11)
In partnership with Beth El Sisterhood,
open to all. Click here for more information.
A Way In
Fridays at 8:30 a.m.
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