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This Weekend  at Beth El

Friday, February 16
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Cultivating Character: 8:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Friday Evening Meditation: 5:20 p.m., Schuster Library
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, February 17
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Services: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, February 18
Hebrew School closed for President Weekend
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

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

Wednesday, February 28
Join us for a Purim celebration full of fun, including: Megillah reading, costume parade and the best voices of Shushan compete in Beth El's The Voice! For dessert we have a party full of good music, karaoke and delicious Hamantaschen!

F or complete schedule and more information, click HERE .
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Sunday, February 25 at 10:00 a.m., Offit Auditorium
Join us for a fun Purim carnival for the whole family. We'll have fun games and prizes, costumes are encouraged! Lunch will be available for purchase. Cost per family: $7/in advance, $10/at door.

Winter Mitzvah Drive
Please join our Social Action Committee, from now through March 4th, in collecting non-perishable food items (cans, pasta, rice, cereal, etc.), toiletries (soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.), school supplies  (pencils, notebooks, markers, rulers, etc.)  and household  cleaners (dish det ergent, laundry detergent,  floor cleaning products, etc.) to benefit the Community Crisis Center in honor of Purim. For more information, please contact the Beth El office at  410-484-0411 or Tammy Schnydman at 

Wednesday, February 14 at 12:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
The book chosen for Rabbi Steven Schwartz's review is Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue.  This book centers on an African family who finds themselves involved with an American family in their effort to assimilate. Their lives are dramatically upended as the immigrants are forced to make an impossible choice. The cost of the luncheon and presentation is $12.00.  
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong  Le arning

Wednesdays, February 14, 21, 28 at 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
Few would argue that one of life's most stunning experiences is the sudden death of a husband, wife, partner, or child. Books have been written. Movies have been made, exploring the unfathomable reality of living with and trying to make sense out of the impossible disorientation of such inexplicable loss. Click here for more information.

Saturday, February 24 at 12:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel
This month's topic is - Life for Russian Jews Under Soviet Control: 1917-1967; Spe aker is Dr. Neil Rubin, Chair at the Department of History at Beth T'filoh Dahan High School; instructor at Baltimore Hebrew Institute of Towson. For more information, click here.

Sundays, February 25 at 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
We offer a ten-session class for parents, grandparents, or special frien
ds who would like to learn how to read Hebrew. These classes are also for those who would like to refresh reading skills in order to support their children's reading from a Siddur or any Hebrew text. Fee: $36 for Beth El members and non-members. For more information or to register, contact Fran Davis, School Administrator at or 410-484-4543.

Beginning Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
Jon Aaron, teacher at McDonogh School will begin the discussion for this 6  p art s er ies on Tuesday evenings at 
7:00 p.m. in the Agus Library beginning on Tuesday, Ma rch 20, 2018. Mr. Aaron will pose the question:  To Kill a Mockingbird: Whose Story is It?  To Kill a Mockingbird  has remained beloved and relevant since its publication in 1960. Click here for more information.

Please register for ALL classes, regardless of fee, to Ellen Marks at or 410-580-5166.
The Family Corner

Kol Echad: An Experiential Shabbat
Saturday, February 24 at 11:00 a.m., Beth T'filoh Congregation; March 3 at 11:00 a.m., Temple Oheb Shalom
Inclusive Shabbat services for school-aged children with special needs and their families. For more information, contact Mira Aronin at or 410-935-5171.
The Soul Center

Wednesdays at  5:45 p.m.,  The Soul Center
$10/person. For further information, click HERE

Fridays at 5:20 p.m., Schuster Library
Drop-in and join us as we ease our way into Shabbat with guided meditation from our expert facilitators.  If you choose, we welcome you to stay for Shabbat services at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 14 at 9:15 a.m., The Soul Center
Rabbi Saroken will be leading a prayer circle/healing service. Anyone in need of healing or praying for your loved ones is welcome. For further information, click HERE

Thursdays, February 15, 22 at 7:00 p.m., The Soul Center
With Rabbi Ben Shalva, explore the sefirot, the "Jewish Chakra System", through acombination of text study and meditation. $20/session; $60/for all 4 sessions. For further information and the complete list of dates, click HERE

Thursday, February 15 at 2:00 p.m., The Soul Center  
For further information, click HERE

Fridays, February 16, 23 and March 2 at 8:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Join Rabbi Saroken for an hour discussion on Mussar, a set of Jewish character traits developed in the 17th Century to help us lead an ethical, balanced life. For further information and the complete list of dates, 
click HERE

Sunday, February 25 at 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
$10/person. For further information and to register, click  HERE

Sunday, February 25 at 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Creative and looking for an outlet?  Like doodling?  Zentangling sounds complicated... but it's not.  It's like yoga for the brain.  It's like meditation for those who struggle to sit still in silence and would rather be in gentle motion. For further information, click HERE
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