The Buzz at Beth El
This Weekend
Friday, December 28
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, December 29
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 4:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel

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

Please note: Our offices will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, December 24 and will be closed on Tuesday, December 25. See service times and further information below.

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.
Important Holiday Minyan Information
On Monday evening, December 24, and Tuesday morning and evening, December 25, services will take place in the Weil-Mandel Lobby (main synagogue lobby). Please note that the exterior doors will be locked and attendees will be let in by staff and/or volunteers.
Monday, December 24: Evening service - 6:45 p.m.
Tuesday, December 25: Morning service - 9:15 a.m.; Evening service - 5:30 p.m.
Our Beth El Family is Growing
Mazal Tov to Kara and Jason Usher on the birth of their son, baby boy Usher, and to Denise and Keith Franz on becoming grandparents. We wish health and happiness to the whole Usher/Franz family.
Beth El Social Action Committee Presents:
2019 Winter Mitzvah Drive
January - March, 2019
We will be collecting the following items, to benefit the Community Crisis Center:
* Non-perishable food items
* Toiletries
* School supplies
* Household cleaners
Please mark your donation "For CCC" and bring to Beth El's main office,
Religious School or the Preschool.
For further information, please contact Tammy Schnydman at tammyschnydman@comcast.net
In Loving Memory - Weekly Yahrzeit List
Monday, December 24 - Monday, December 31
Click here
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

January Sale Blowout at the Sisterhood Judaica Shop!
January 2 - 31, 2019
10%-50% off all items (except special orders)! All sales are final .
For further information, call our direct line: 410-484-2185 or to schedule an appointment, contact Ellie Spind at 410-653-9180 or Anita Steinberg
at 410-653-2977.
Our hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Tuesday - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Sunday - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
*The shop is closed for the holidays and will re-open on January 2.
Sisterhood General Meeting, Luncheon and Program with Guest Speaker Rikki Spector
Monday, January 7 at 11:30 a.m., Offit Auditorium
Rikki Spector is a former member of the Baltimore City Council representing the Northwest Baltimore District. She will reflect upon her career and her latest efforts to help the citizens of the city she so desperately cares about. Reservations due by December 26. Click here for more information.
Beth El Seniors Brunch & Movie: The Other Son
Sunday, January 13 at 12:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Complex repercussions face two families, one Israeli, one Palestinian,
after learning that their sons (Jules Sitruk, Mehdi Dehbi) were accidentally switched at birth. Cost: $15/members; $18/guests. Reservations due by January 1. 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

Special Event:
1st Wednesdays @ Beth El Presents: The Willinger Brothers
Wednesday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
This concert will feature the Willinger brothers, clarinetist Elisha and pianist Lior in a celebration of Jewish art music. Please join us as we explore the power and beauty of Jewish art music. Free of charge and open to the community. Read more here .
Jewish Short Stories
Tuesday, January 8 at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
Click here for more information.
Agus Academy
Mondays at 7:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
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  ellenm@bethelbalto.com  or 410-580-5166
The Family Corner

Or Shabbat
Saturday, January 12 at 10:15 a.m.
Schuster Library
Click here for more information. *All ages
Kol Echad - Inclusive Shabbat
Saturday, January 19 at 11:00 a.m.
Kolker Room
Click here for more information.
The Soul Center

Women, Wine & Wisdom
Thursday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Join the Soul Center's Rabbi Dana Saroken and her guest Rabbi Naomi Levy for an intimate conversation around soulful living and spiritual journeys. Pre-register here .
Torah & Yoga - All Levels
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Click here for more information.
*No Yoga on December 30
Zentangle Drop-In
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
Click here for more information.
*No Zentangling on Dec. 30
Meditation Sits
Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m.
Click here for more information.
*No meditation on Dec. 26
For information regarding up-coming programs, go to www.soulcenterbaltimore.org
or contact Julie Hettleman at julie@bethelbalto.com or 410-484-0411 x 1103