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This Weekend  at Beth El

Friday, December 15
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services - Beth El Junior Choir presents: The Joseph Project: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, December 16
Morning Services: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Tot Shabbat - Honoring 2's: 11:15 a.m., Kreitzer Memorial Room  *For kids up to age 5 
Evening Services: 4:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, December 17
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah Yoga: 9:30 a.m., Community Room
Religious School Hanukkah Activity - Olive Oil Press: 9:30 a.m., Myers & Schapiro Auditoriums
Men's Club Brunch - Presenting Dr. Steven Kravet: 9:45 a.m., Kolker Room
Shinshinim Youth Program: 11:30 a.m., Myers Auditorium
Evening Services: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Community Celebrations

The Joseph Project
Friday, December 15 at 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel
As a part of Shabbat services on this Friday evening, the Beth El Junior Choir will  present selections from "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". Our talented an d enthusiastic singers will bring the story of Joseph, which we read in this week's parasha, to life through the infectious music of Andrew Lloyd Webber . Directed by Cantor Thom and Shazy King.

Monday, December 18 at 5:45 p.m., Chizuk Amuno
Join us at Chizuk Amuno for an evening of holiday lights and fun.
Dinner cost: $5/person or $18/family.
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Beth El Men's Club Brunch - Guest Speaker: Dr. Steven Kravet
Sunday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m., Kolker Room
Beth El Men's Club proudly presents our own Dr. Steven Kravet for a complimentary brunch for all Men's Club members. *Non-members, men and women, are welcome for only $15/person.
We look forward to seeing you then! For more information and to RSVP, please contact Jack Boonshaft at or 410-484-3 112.

Wednesday, December 13 at 12:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
This month, Yvonne Daniel will discuss 10 Green Bottles by Vivian Kaplan.  For information, please call Barbara Berkowitz 410-296-8424, Carol Cummins 410-486-1504, Joan Flaks 410-486-6246, Gail Shugarman 410 486-1661 or Rita Silverman 410 484-1731.

Tuesdays, December 19, 26 at 10:30 a.m., Schuster Library
Sisterhood is looking for knitters/crocheters and anyone who wishes to lear n.  We knit/crochet Afghans for Special People. We do this in individual squares and the n join these squares together into an Afghan of love  for those who are home bound or in a nursing home.  For questions or to RSVP, please contact Susan Himmel at  
or 410 -484-7521.
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong  Learning

Wednesdays, December 27 and January 3,10,17 at 4:00 p.m., Myers Auditori um
Back by popular demand, Geri Willen will teach you to play Canasta! These classes, limited to 12 players. The fee is $40 for Beth El members and $50 for non-members. 

Thursdays, December 28 and January 4, 11, 18 at 4:00 p.m.,  Myers Auditorium
Geri Willen will facilitate 4 classes for those who just learned to play Canasta or  who want to re-learn to play this fun game. This series, limited to 12 players. The fee is $40 for Beth El members and $50 for non-members. 

For more courses, check out the  2017-18 Adult Learning Opportunities Booklet.

Please register for ALL classes, regardless of fee, to Ellen Marks at or  410-580-5166.
The Family Corner
Tot Shabbat - Honoring 2's
Saturday, December 16 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.

Sunday, December 17 at 11:30 a.m., Myers Auditorium
Benny and Avia will share their Israeli culture and language through games, activ ities and songs. Students will enjoy getting to know these two  amazing Israelis! RSVP to Fran Davis at or 410-484-4543.

Religious School Hanukkah Activity - Olive Oil Factory with JCRAFTS
Sunday, December 17 at 9:30 a.m., Myers & Schapiro Auditoriums
* 9:30-10:15- Preschool families, Sibling and Gan classes
* 10:30-11:15- Religious School classes Aleph - Vav
Latkes & applesauce for everyone to enjoy!  Families are invited!
The Soul Center

Wednesdays, December 13, 20, 27 at 5:45 p.m., 
The Soul Center
These 30-minute transformational gatherings will allow you to step out of th e busyness of your life and experience the benefits of being present in the moment and free of self-judgment.  Generously sponsored by Robert and Florence Chertkof.

Thursday, December 14 at 8:45 a.m., The Soul Center
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. 

Sunday, December 17 at 9:30 a.m., Community Room
This yoga class will include 10 minutes of inspirational Torah at the beginning, and then a full hour-long yoga class.  Please bring a mat and a water bottle.
$10/person. Click  HERE to register.

Thursday, December 21 at 2:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Take a breath, enjoy a snack, chat with fellow caregivers and meet health and human service professionals to learn about valuable resources that can help  you take care of yourself and the ones you love.
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