Passover 5780/2020
Beth El Presents: 2nd Night Community Seder
Thursday, April 9, 6:15 - 9:30 p.m. in the Offit Auditorium
Join Cantor Thom King & family, the Beth El community and your friends and neighbors, for a festive, song filled and sumptuous Community Seder! Enjoy a full course meal including all the Passover ritual foods, and of course delicious Kosher L’Pesach desserts. Catered by Tali Adelstein, Beth El’s own in-house Caterer and Senior Events Manager.
For pricing, full menu and registration, click here . Space is limited, RSVP due by March 16.
Purim 5780/2020
Inter-generational Hamantaschen Bake
Sunday, March 8 at 12:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
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
* Volunteers needed for our Purim Carnival games. If interested, please click here .
This Weekend 
Friday, February 28
Morning Service: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Shir Joy - Musical Shabbat Service: 6:30 p.m., The Soul Center

Saturday, February 29
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service - Bat Mitzvah of Sophia Hobby : 6:15 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, March 1
Morning Service: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Talking to Your Children and Grandchildren About...: 9:45 a.m., Agus Library
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 25 - Monday, March 2
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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
Click here for a list of needed items. For more information, please contact Jeanette Davis at
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. Reservation closed . 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. 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
Special Event
A Weekend with Jonathan Ornstein
March 13, 14 & 15
*This program is sponsored by the Rabbi Mark G. Loeb's Center for Lifelong Learning and the Beth El Israel Affairs Committee
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.
* Friday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m.: Shabbat service followed by a Shabbat dinner. Dinner cost is $30/person .
* Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m.: Shabbat service followed by a kiddush and discussion with Jonathan Ornstein.
* Sunday, March 15 at 10:00 a.m.: Discussion group with Jonathan Ornstein, Berman-Lipavsky students and the Beth El community. A light breakfast will be included .
Click here for more information and to download your reservation form.
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.
The Genius of Pablo Picasso
with Joseph Cassar
Tuesdays, beginning March 3
at 7:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
Click here for information.
A Time For All Things:
A Study Of The Five Megillot
Wednesdays, beginning
March 4 at 10:30 a.m.,
Agus Library
Click here for information.
Rikud Baltimore
Israeli Dance for Beginners
Mondays through April 6
at 7:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium *Excluding March 9
Click here for information.
Click here to download a copy of the 2019-2020 Adult Education Booklet.
The Family Corner

Family Shabbat Service - Led by Kitah Aleph and Cantor Blatt
Saturday, March 7 at 11:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for songs, stories and a wonderful family Shabbat experience. Each month, one grade from the religious school will be honored.
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

New Program! Real Talk (About Taboo Topics)
Wednesday, March 4 at 12:00 p.m.
Session 1 Topic: “An Emergency Colostomy Was Not on My List”. Enjoy a gourmet catered lunch and touchingly truthful discussion about a subject people don’t ordinarily talk about. Moderated by columnist Laura Black, our learning and sharing will kick off by reading one of Laura’s starkly honest,
on-topic articles. You’ll leave feeling elevated and connected to our special Soul Center community. First session of a 7-week spring series. 
Click here for more information and registration.
Happy Hour: Talmud & Torah on Tap
Wednesday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m.
with Rabbi Steven Schwartz @ BC Brewery
Who says Torah talk only happens at temple? All through March, we’ll be hosting after-work Torah learning over drinks at a rotation of convenient local hot spots. Moderated by some of Baltimore’s coolest rabbis, we’ll start with happy hour at 5:30 p.m.;
Torah talk around the table begins at 6:00 sharp. You’ll be headed home in time for dinner before 7:00 p.m.…or stay after to grab a bite and watch March Madness with new Soul Center friends!  
Click here for more information and registration.
Intro to Meditation with Rabbi Ben Shalva
Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Intrigued by the idea of starting a meditation practice or looking to add something special to your existing practice? Get a supportive kickstart in this monthly gathering. Click here for registration and information.
Shir Joy
Friday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Click here for registration
and 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
or contact Julie Hettleman at or 410-484-0411 x 1103