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A Purim Celebration for the Community: The Masked Singers of Shushan
Wednesday, March 20
Join us for a fun-filled Purim celebration for the whole family!
* 5:15 p.m.: Purim Carnival with games and prizes for kids of all ages.
$7/family in advance or $10/family at door.
Pre-register here . Dinner available for purchase on site for $5/person.
* 6:15 p.m.: The Bible Players
* 6:15 p.m.: Midrash and Megillah adult education class.
* 7:15 p.m.: The Masked Singers of Shushan and Congregational Megillah Reading.
* 8:15 p.m.: Purim After Party with karaoke, desserts, drinks and more!
This Weekend
Friday, February 15
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Shir Joy Shabbat Service: 6:45 p.m., The Soul Center

Saturday, February 16
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service - Bar Mitzvah of Arie Rakhamimov : 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary *Unable to attend the service? Live stream available here .
Tot Shabbat - Honoring 2's: 11:15 a.m., Kreitzer Memorial Room
Evening Services - Bat Mitzvah of Sophie Abrams : 5:30 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary

Sunday, February 17
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Zentangle Drop In: 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Yoga for Guys: 4:30 p.m., The Soul Center
Evening Service: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

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In Loving Memory - Weekly Yahrzeit List
Tuesday, February 19 - Monday, February 25
Click here
A Special Friday Night Experience
Shir Joy: A Soul Center Friday Night Experience 
with Rabbi Dana Saroken, Elie Greenberg and
the Shir Joy Band
Friday, February 22 at 6:45 p.m. in the Community Room
*Enter through the Soul Center door.
Join us for an immersive, elevated, spiritual excursion into prayer and song. *Free to everyone . Optional Dinner in the Soul Center at 6:00 p.m. for $18 per adult (under 18 yrs. are free).
For further information and to register, click here .
Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Shabbat Fellowship
Friday, March 1 at 6:00 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Beth El welcomes the officers, members and choirs of Union Bethel AME Church for a Shabbat fellowship, The Reverend Charles T. Sembly, Pastor. Led by Cantor Thom King.
Sisterhood General Meeting, Luncheon and Program with Guest Speaker Christopher Llewellyn Reed
Monday, March 4 at 11:30 a.m., Offit Auditorium
Christopher Llewellyn Reed is a Chair/Professor of Film and Moving Image at Stevenson University. He will discuss the films of Billy Wilder. For questions and to RSVP, please contact: Marcia Boonshaft at
410-484-3112 or Myra Coonin at 410-653-9435. Reservations due by Monday, February 25.
A Concert for Our Community in Memory of H. Allan Lipsitz, Featuring David Lipsitz
Sunday, March 10 at 4:00 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Enjoy a variety of pieces from Hebrew, secular, classical and contemporary repertoires, presented by David Lipsitz and friends. Free and open to the community, no tickets required.
Sponsored by the H. Allan Lipsitz Endowed Adult Education Fund.
Beth El Seniors Dinner & Entertainment Presenting:
The Music from Guys & Dolls
Sunday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Join us for a performance of the music from Guys & Dolls, performed by the company of Music Artists Theatre. $21/person, open to all. Reservations due by February 25. For further information, contact Ruthye Steinberg at 410-655-8242 or Ellen Budish at 443-857-7499.
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning

Few Spots Left! A Trip to Center Stage to See Indecent
Wednesday, March 13
Indecent is the latest hit from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of A Civil War Christma s, The Baltimore Waltz , and How I Learned to Drive . This highly acclaimed and award-wining drama pays homage to artists ahead of their time and doomed to pay the price.
$95/person - limited to 50 participants. Click here for registration form and further information.
NEW! Wise Aging
Mondays, beginning March 4 at 10:00 a.m., Agus Library
Join us as we explore the concept of Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit. This program consists of a facilitated peer group meeting on a regular basis. Lee Richmond, PhD, a trained facilitator by IJS Wise Aging faculty, will guide you through this meaningful experience. Cost: $65/Beth El Congregation members; $75/non-members. Click here for more information.
1st Wednesdays @ Beth El Presenting: Sarah Baumgarten
Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Innately comical soprano Sarah Baumgarten has no trouble showcasing her personality through the repertoire she performs. She will take you on a journey through time to witness how Jewish composers affected Broadway with their unique traditions. Click here for more information.
The Art of the Classical World with Joseph Cassar
Tuesdays, beginning March 12 at 7:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
This course focuses on some of the most important civilizations including Babylon, Egypt, Greece, the Etruscans and the Romans. Fee: $50 Beth El Congregation member, $60 non-member. For further information, click here .
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

Tot Shabbat - Honoring 2's
Saturday, February 23
at 11:15 a.m.
Kreitzer Memorial Room
Click here for more information. *Ages 0-5
Shabbat Family Service
Led by Kitah Alef
Saturday, March 2
at 11:15 a.m., Kolker Room
Click here for more information. *All ages
My Grown Up and Me
Sunday, March 3
at 10:00 a.m.
Community Room
Click here for more information. *Ages 2-5
The Soul Center

Special Event:
The Page featuring Author Dani Shapiro
Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Join author Dani Shapiro in a conversation with Rabbi Dana Saroken around her book Inheritance – A memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets . $65 for dinner includes a signed copy of Inheritance and admission to the book talk (limited seating); $25 general admission (includes opening reception). For details and to register click here .
Caregiver Cafe
Thurs., February 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Shir Joy
A Soul Center Experience
Friday, February 22 at 6:45 p.m.
*Dinner available at 6:00 p.m.
Click here for more information.
A Soul Centering Practice
Saturday, February 23
at 9:00 a.m.
Click here for more information.
Yoga for Guys
Sundays, February 24
and March 3 & 17 at 4:30 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Chair Yoga
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
In partnership with Beth El Sisterhood, open to all.
Click here for more information.
Morning Mussar
Fridays at 8:30 a.m.
Click here for more information.
Meditation Sits
Fridays at 5:20 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Torah & Yoga - All Levels
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Click here for more information.
Zentangle Drop-In
Sundays at 3:00 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