The Buzz at Beth El
This Weekend
Friday, August 31
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, September 1
'Learning Minyan' Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service - B'not Mitzvah of Margaret Gotlin
and Jayden Harris : 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Evening Services: 7:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Selichot: 9:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, September 2
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Survey on Community Safety
CHANA is partnering with area synagogues and conducting a survey on Community Safety. The information will be used to understand awareness of safety issues in the Baltimore community and develop programs to address community safety needs. Please take 10 minutes to complete the web survey. The survey is anonymous and the results will be reported in aggregate.   Click here  to access the survey which should be completed by September 1. Thank you in advance for your participation.
High Holy Days 2018 / 5779
The High Holy Days are right around the corner and we're looking forward to having all of you here at Beth El, enjoying our services and celebrating together. For full schedule of services, including family services, please click here .
See Beth El's complete guide to the High Holy Days here .
Saturday, September 1 at 9:00 p.m.
On Selichot, we usher in the powerful themes and stirring melodies of the High Holidays. This year, we will turn to the familiar text of the “Un’tane Tokef”, in which we visualize the Book of Life being written and sealed, determining the fate of every living creature. Join us as we present Leonard Cohen’s music and a discussion of the text, along with Cantor King’s stirring Selichot service featuring cellist Evan Drachman, a contemporary instrumental ensemble, and the men of the Beth El Choir. Read more here .
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning
Preparing Our Spirits with Music to Set the Mood for the New Year - Featuring Herbert Greenberg
In Memory of H. Allan Lipsitz z"l
Wednesday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m, Offit Auditorium
Our Jewish tradition encourages us to experience life with our senses, and music is an integral part of our tradition. This special program will prepare us for the High Holidays and the year ahead with inspirational Jewish and classical music. Click here for further information.

  • Learn to Play Canasta for Beginners, beginning Wednesday, October 10, is now FULL.
The next available class begins Wednesday, November 7.

  • Joseph Cassar's class, Monet, Impressionism and Giverny, beginning October 30, is now FULL. His next available class, The Art of the Classical World, begins Tuesday, March 12.
The 2018-2019 Program Brochure is available here
To register for ALL classes, regardless of fee,
contact Ellen Marks at  or 410-580-5166
Family Corner
High Holy Day Family Service Registration
Please join us for our High Holy Day 2018/5779 family services.
Click here to register. We're looking forward to seeing you there!
For further information, contact Fran Davis at 410-484-4543 or
Religious School Registration
Registration for Religious School is OPEN for the 2018-2019 school year! Please register as soon as possible so we can accurately determine class sessions, number of teachers & classrooms needed and decide on student placement. 
You can register online at
If you have any questions, please contact Fran Davis in the religious school office at 410-484-4543 or

The Soul Center
Spiritual Check-In
Sign up for a 30 min. meeting with members of our Beth El clergy, where you’ll have a chance to explore questions such as “When do you feel most inspired jewishly?” “How might you want to grow in your Judaism this year?” “What do you think is missing or might be an area of growth in your spiritual or religious life?”
Leave feeling affirmed, guided and with opportunities and assignments to help you stretch and grow and deepen your commitments and knowledge in the year to come. To register for a 30-minute Spiritual Check-In, click here .
Healing Service
Wednesday, September 12 at 9:15 a.m.
With so many people in our community in need of healing, Rabbi Saroken will be leading a prayer circle/healing service. Anyone in need of healing or praying for your loved ones is welcome. We look forward to seeing you.
For information regarding up-coming programs, go to
or contact Julie Hettleman at or 410-484-0411 x 1103