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Annual Appeal
Have you made your gift yet to the  2018-2019 Annual Appeal? Donate today
 The Annual Appeal:
  • Reaches our community members who are homebound with live streaming.
  • Eliminates stress for community members facing financial hardships.
  • Offers scholarships to ensure every child receives a Jewish education.
  • Nurtures our community by providing counseling, an on staff social worker, and support from the clergy.
Your support allows Beth El to thrive!
To make your gift please contact Lisa at or 410-484-0411 x 1113. 
* Tomorrow *
1st Wednesdays @ Beth El Presents: Héloïse Quartet
Wednesday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
The Héloïse Quartet draws upon centuries of vocal music to create imaginative and inspiring performances, connecting audiences to stories of human culture and spirituality from around the world. Click here for more information.
This Weekend
Friday, December 7
Hanukkah 5th Day
Morning Services: 7:45 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Shir Joy Dinner: 6:15 p.m., The Soul Center
Shir Joy Musical Shabbat: 7:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, December 8
Hanukkah 6th Day
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service - Bat Mitzvah of Samantha Lubek : 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Or Shabbat: 10:15 a.m., Schuster Library
Tot Shabbat: 11:15 a.m., Kreitzer Memorial Room
Evening Services: 4:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, December 9
Hanukkah 7th Day
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
YOGAhike: 10:00 a.m., Oregon Ridge
Drop-In Zentangling: 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Evening Service: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Services will be live streamed here .

For weather closure information, please go to our website ,
our Facebook page or call our Weather Hotline at 410-580-5080.
Congregational Celebrations

Island Shabbat
Friday, January 11 at 7:30 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Enjoy a taste of paradise at Beth El's annual Island Shabbat! Hear the sounds of the Catonsville High School Steel Band, under the direction of Jim Wharton, they will be joined by the Beth El Choir. A delicious island-themed oneg will be served after the service.
* Free of charge and open to the public.
Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Beth El Seniors Bingo Followed by a Hanukkah Brisket Dinner
Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 p.m.., Offit Auditorium
Play Bingo and win prizes! Cost: $21/members; $24/guests
*Reservations due by December 3, 2018* .
For more information, contact: Ruthye Steinberg at 410-655-8242 or Ellen Budish at 443-857-7499
Beth El Israel Affairs Committee Book Review & Signing with Author Israela Meyerstein
Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
Author Israela Meyerstein will review and sign her book Miracle Nation: A Tribute to Rebirth in the Land of Our Ancestors. For more information, click here .
Sisterhood Biblio
Wednesday, December 19 at 12:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
Susan Hackerman will review the book The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes. Gail Lipsitz will be the hostess. Bring your own dairy lunch. For more information, contact Barbara Berkowitz at 410-296-8424 or Carol Cummins at 410-486-1504.
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning

Jewish Short Stories
Tuesday, December 4
at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
Click here for more information.
Points Of Departure: Same Text,
Different Interpretation
Wednesdays, December 5, 12, 19 at 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
Click here for more information.
Agus Academy
Mondays at 7:00 p.m.,
Myers Auditorium
Click here for more information.
Learn How to Play Mah Jongg
Wednesdays, December 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10:00 a.m., Schuster Library
Join Geri Willen to learn to play the fun and challenging game of Mah Jongg and meet new friends. 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

Beyond the Cover
Wednesday, December 5 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
A book experience for parents with young children. Click here for more information.
Tot Shabbat - Honoring 2's
Saturday, December 8
at 11:15 a.m.,
Kreitzer Memorial Room
Click here for more information, including full list of dates. *Families with kids ages 0-5
Or Shabbat
Saturday, December 8 at
10:15 a.m., Schapiro Auditorium
Click  here  for more information. 
*All ages are welcome
Kol Echad - Inclusive Shabbat
Saturday, December 8 at 11:00 a.m., Baltimore Hebrew Congregation (in partnership with Beth El)
To register or for more information, contact Rachel Turniansky at , 410-735-5022 or click  here .
We welcome participants of ALL abilities. If you need any accommodations to participate, please contact us.
The Soul Center

Shir Joy: A Soul Center Experience
Friday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for an immersive, elevated, spiritual excursion into prayer and song with Rabbi Dana Saroken, Elie Greenberg and the
Shir Joy Band. Click here for more information and to register.
Winter Solstice Yoga Workshop
Friday, December 21 at 8:30 a.m.
Join us for a 2-hour yoga workshop, led by Nila Mechali Berger and Rabbi Ben Shalva. Celebrate the gradual return of the light
Reflect on the season gone by and set intentions for the winter season. Click here to register and for more information.

YOGAhikes - Oregon Ridge
Sunday, December 9
at 10:00 a.m.
*Final hike for the season
Click here for more information.
The Braid
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Torah & Yoga - All Levels
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Click here for more information.
*No Yoga on December 9
Zentangle Drop-In
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Meditation Sits
Wednesdays at 5:45 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