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Mazal Tov!

To Phyllis and Dr. Richard Kline on the birth of their grandson,
Jameson Wolf Kline, born 8/17/2019
On the Power of Words and Tweets
By: Rabbi Steve Schwartz
People often refer to Jews as the "People of the Book," but we might also just as well be called the "People of the Word," or maybe better to say the "People of Words." We are great talkers, conversationalists, and communicators. We like to talk so much we are known for talking with our hands. Continue reading here .
This Weekend 
Friday, August 23
Morning Service: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary

Saturday, August 24
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service: 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Evening Service: 7:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, August 25
Morning Service: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Unable to attend Shabbat services? Live stream available here .
In Loving Memory - Weekly Yahrzeit List
Tuesday, August 20 - Monday, August 26
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Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Sisterhood Opening Luncheon with Guest Speaker Dan Rodricks
Sunday, September 8 at 11:00 a.m., Offit Auditorium
The fee for the opening meeting and luncheon will be $20, and your Sisterhood dues for the coming year must be paid. This charge is separate and apart from the subscription plan. RSVP by Friday, August 23.
Click here to learn more.
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.
Beth El Seniors Dinner & Entertainment with Performer
Shannon Wollman
Sunday, September 8 at 6:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Cost: $21/members; $24/guests. Make checks payable to Beth El Seniors
*Reservations due by August 25*. 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
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.
Jewish Short Stories
Begins Tuesday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
Click here for information.
Mah Jongg for Beginners
Begins Wednesday, September 4 at 10:00 a.m.,
Myers Auditorium
Click here for information.
Current Trends in Israeli Film
Begins Wednesday, September 4 at 10:30 a.m., Agus Library
Click here for information.
Canasta for Beginners
Begins Wednesday, September 4 at 4:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
Click here for information.
A Month for Men Only
Begins Wednesday, September 4 at 4:30 p.m., Kolker Room
Click here for information.
The African-American/Jewish Component of the Civil Rights Movement
Begins Thursday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m., Kolker Room
Click here for information.
Thanks to an anonymous donor,
all 3 sessions are now free of charge.
More to come in September:
* Understanding And Preparing A Personal Jewish Ethical Will: Tuesdays, September 10 & 17
at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library. 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.
* Voices of Baltimore - Life Under Segregation: Thursday, September 26 at 6:45 p.m., Offit Auditorium. 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 The Paddle
Sunday, September 1 at 8:30 a.m. at 8500 Cover Road - Marina
The Paddle is a new and exciting joint production of The Soul Center and B’More SUP. Join us for 90 minutes that includes an hour yoga flow class, The Soul Center’s Jewish twist, book-ended by a gentle paddle to/from a beautiful nearby cove. No experience necessary. $45/person. Register NOW!! There are a limited number of boards available for this program. Click here to register and for details .
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.
Chair Yoga
Thursday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Click here for more information.
The Path
Sunday, September 8 at 8:30 a.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