Purim 5780/2020
Inter-generational Hamantaschen Bake
Sunday, March 8 at 12:00 p.m.
Grandparents and grandchildren (ages 7 and up) are invited to make, bake and take home their own hamantaschen! A variety of fillings available, all ingredients are nut free. $5/person or $15/maximum for 4 people. Space is limited to 50 participants. Click here for more information.
Back to the 80's - Purim Carnival and Spiel
Monday, March 9
* 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.: Purim Carnival for all ages, 80's Museum, Arts&Crafts, Mishlo'ach Manot Chesed Project and much more! *Look out for a special surprise on the patio that will take you right back to the 80's!
* 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Back to the 80's Purim Spiel and Congregational Megillah reading.
* 8:00 p.m.: 80's After Party with a guest DJ, desserts and more!

Click here for full details.

* If you have an exciting item to contribute to our 80's museum (old cell phone, fun clothes, scrunchies, fanny packs, etc.), please email Cantor Blatt at melanie@bethelbalto.com
* Volunteers needed for our Purim Carnival games. If interested, please click here .
This Weekend 
Friday, February 14
Morning Service: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
The Spark: 8:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, February 15
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service - Bat Mitzvah of Emma West : 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, February 16
Morning Service: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Zentangling: 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Evening Service: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Want to know what is going on at Beth El all month? Go to our calendar of events here .

Unable to attend the Shabbat services? Live stream available here .
In Loving Memory - Weekly Yahrzeit List
Tuesday, February 11 - Monday, February 17
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Interested in getting hospital and bereavement notices from Beth El?
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Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Beth El's Social Action Committee Presents:
Winter Mitzvah Project
to benefit the Community Crisis Center
Now through March 10, 2020
We'll be collecting the following items: paper towels, toilet paper, pancake mix, peanut butter, jelly and dry pasta. Please bring your items to Beth El and drop-off in the lobby. For more information, please contact Jeanette Davis at jeajekdavis@hotmail.com.
Beth El Sisterhood General Meeting, Luncheon & Program
with Guest Speaker Jeff Korman
Monday, March 2 at 11:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Jeff Korman is the former director of the Maryland Room at the Central Branch of the Enoch Pratt Library. Jeff’s presentation will relive the details of the Lincoln
assassination and consider the theory that John Wilkes Booth escaped and died in Oklahoma in 1903 rather than in Northern Virginia 12 days after he shot Lincoln. RSVP by February 21. Click here for more information.
Beth El Seniors Dinner & Entertainment - Music from My Fair Lady
Sunday, March 8 at 6:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
The music of My Fair Lady will be performed by the company of Musical Artists Theater. Cost: $21/members; $24/non-members. Reservations due by
February 24 . For more information, contact Ellen Budish at 443-857-7499 or Ruthye Steinberg at 410-655-8242.
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning
1st Wednesdays @ Beth El
Hotel Paradise Orchestra
Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
We welcome back this diverse orchestra. They are a 12-piece big band specializing in early jazz and sweet dance tunes from 1920 to 1935. Some of the orchestra's songs go back as far as 1910. Click here for more information.
Special Event
A Weekend with Jonathan Ornstein
Friday, March 13, Saturday, March 14 & Sunday, March 15
Jonathan Ornstein has been the Executive Director for the Krakow JCC for the past 8 years. Join us for a full weekend with Mr. Ornstein and Get to know how this personable, charismatic leader created a thriving Jewish community. The special weekend begins with a Friday night dinner & discussion. Dinner cost is $30/person. Click here for more information and to download your reservation form.
NEW! A Discussion
with Professor Shy Arkin
Monday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m.,
Kolker Room
Click here for information.
Rikud Baltimore
Mondays through April 6
at 7:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
*No dancing on March 9
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, February 22 at 11:15 a.m., Kolker Room
All are welcome to celebrate Shabbat! Come join our musical service as we sing and play together in our beautiful Generations Park! (Winter location: Kolker Room) Kiddush to follow. Click here for full list of dates.
Beth El Summer Program
Beth El offers a nine week summer program for children 2 to 5 years old. Our 2020 summer session will run from Monday, June 15 through Friday, August 14.  Registration starts NOW! Click here for rates, application and further information.
The Soul Center

Shir Joy
Friday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Friday night services, transformed! Drop in for an immersive, elevated spiritual excursion into prayer & song with Rabbi Dana Saroken, Elie Greenberg and the Shir Joy Band. We’ll have our signature delicious food and beverages as you come into the service and a little something sweet to take with you on the way home. Register here .
New Moon Nia
Sunday, February 23; 7:00 p.m. @ Movement Lab in Remington
Join the Soul Center with white belt Nia instructor (and professor of religion) Dr. Andrea Lieber as we use mindful movement and rhythm to refresh and renew ourselves mind, body and soul. This is a little out of the box so bring an open mind, a playful spirit, soulful depth and a willingness to try something new. It’ll be a blast! Click here for registration and more information.
Intro to Meditation
Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Come one time, or come each month for a “tune up” with Rabbi Ben Shalva. Click here for registration and more information.
Healing Service
Wednesday, February 12
at 9:15 a.m.
Click here for information.
Caregiver Cafe
Thursday, February 20
at 2:00 p.m.
Click here for information.
Chair Yoga
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m
and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Click here for information.
The Spark
Fridays at 8:30 a.m.
*No session on Feb. 28
Click here for information.
Torah & Yoga
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Click here for information.
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
Click here for information.
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