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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, March 1
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Morning Mussar: 8:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Shabbat Fellowship with Union Bethel AME Church: 6:00 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary

Saturday, March 2
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service - B'not Mitzvah of Layla Kaplan and Marissa Pernatin : 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary *Unable to attend the service? Live stream available here .
Shabbat Family Service Led by Kitah Aleph: 11:15 a.m., Kolker Room
Evening Services: 5:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, March 3
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
My Grown Up and Me: 10:00 a.m., Community Room
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 27 - Monday, March 4
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A Special Friday Night Service
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.
Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

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, please contact: Marcia Boonshaft at 410-484-3112 or Myra Coonin at 410-653-9435. Registration is now closed.
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.
Wednesday, March 6 at 12:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
Guest speaker Debby Weiner will review the book Lincoln in the Bardo by George Sanders. Helen Bronstein will be the hostess. Bring your own dairy lunch.
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.
For further information, contact Ruthye Steinberg at 410-655-8242 or Ellen Budish at 443-857-7499.
Shabbat Kiddush Speaker Series Presents:
Lights! Camera! Action!
Saturday, March 16 at 12:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Join us for a first out of three sessions about Israeli films, theater and television. In the first session, guest speaker Moriah Omer-Attali will discuss Israeli theater. For further information, click here .
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 . $95/person - only a few spots left! For information, contact Ellen Marks at or 410-580-5166.
NEW! Wise Aging
Mondays, beginning March 4 at 10:00 a.m., Agus Library
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 .
Mah Jongg for Beginners
Wednesdays, beginning March 6 at 10:00 a.m., Schuster Library
Click here for more information.
Learn to Play Canasta for Beginners
Wednesdays, beginning March 6 at 4:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
Click here for more information.
Unwitting Instruments of God with Rabbi Schwartz
and Dr. Roseann Catalano
Wednesdays, beginning March 13 at 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
The Tanakh and the New Testament both preserve narratives whose central characters advance God’s story with Israel and Jesus. Fee: $45 Beth El Congregation member, $55 non-member. For further information, click here .
New! The History of Women's Fashion
Tuesdays, beginning March 26 at 10:30 a.m., Agus Library
The History of Women’s Fashion - From Underwear to Outerwear  will take you on a historical journey that will explain the fads and fashions from the beginning of time. 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

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 . $25 general admission (includes opening reception) *VIP including dinner - soul'd out! . For details and to register click here .
Yoga for Guys
Sundays, March 3 & 17
at 4:30 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Healing Service
Wednesday, March 13
at 9:15 a.m.
Click here for more information.
A Soul Centering Practice
Saturday, March 16
at 9:00 a.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