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This Weekend  at Beth El

Friday, February 9
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
The Braid - Challah Bake: 4:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Friday Evening Meditation: 5:20 p.m., Schuster Library
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, February 10
Bar Mitzvah of Benjamin Kinney
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Services: 10:00 a.m., Sanctuary
Or Shabbat: 10:15 a.m., Schuster Library *Children of all ages
Tot Shabbat - Honoring 4's: 11:15 a.m., Schapiro Auditorium *Children ages 0-5
Evening Services - Honoring Infant/Toddler & Preschool: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Empty Nesters/Baby Boomers - Zentangling: 6:45 p.m., The Soul Center

Sunday, February 11
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah Yoga: 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center / Kolker Room
Shalom Aleichem Hebrew Class: 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
Shinshinim Youth Program: 11:30 a.m., Myers Auditorium
Beth El Seniors Movie - The Meddler: 1:30 p.m., Kolker Room
Zentangling: 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Evening Services: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Interfaith Program with Rabbi Schwartz: 6:00 p.m., Boardroom

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Community Celebrations

Wednesday, February 28 at 5:30 p.m.
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!

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Sunday, February 25 at 10:00 a.m., The Weil-Mandel Lobby
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 

Saturday, February 10 at 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Please join us for a fun evening to break the Winter Blahs! Zentangling is yoga for the brain. It's a fun and easy approach to creativity that anyone can enjoy. $20/per so n, reserv ations must be made by February 1st, check to be made out to Beth El and mailed to 8101 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21208 with attention to Yvonne Epstein. For further information, please contact Betsy or Lou Narrow at  or click here .

Sunday, February 11 at 1:30 p.m., Kolker Room
We will be presenting the comedy/drama The Meddler, which stars Susan S arandon. We will have snacks and sweets for your enjoyment. $2/members;  $5/guests. Walk-ins are welcome at $5/person *Limited seating Please mark your envelopes "Ruthye". For further information, call Ruthye Steinberg at 
410-655-8242 or Ellen Budish at  443-857-7499.

Sunday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m., Boardroom
The Interfaith Committee would like to welcome anyone who has an interest in learning or sharing about how this topic can affect interfaith relationships to attend our next session.  Rabbi Schwartz will help guide the discussion in what is always a welcoming, safe, supportive, and most importantly, judgment-free conversation and reflection session. 

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

Featured Event: 
Wednesday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Join us in the Offit Auditorium on the 1st Wednesday of the month for an evening of music, entertainment, and learning. Bring your friends and family and meet new friends.  You are invited to sponsor any or all of these programs to show your support for our programming. No charge to attend. Click here for more information. 

Sundays, February 11, 25 at 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
We offer a ten-session class for parents, grandparents, or special friends 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.

Wednesdays, February 7, 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.

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
Or Shabbat

Saturday, February 10 at 10:15 a.m., Schuster Library
Or Shabbat is led by Morah Becky, the T'filah Team and Mitzvah Monsters in the Schuster Library. Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for songs, stories and a wonderful family Shabbat experience.

Tot Shabbat - Honoring 4's
Saturday, February 10 at 11:15 a.m., Schapiro Auditorium
Join Morah Becky for an interactive service filled with song, prayer, puppets and Torah stories. For children up to 5 years old and their families. 

Shinshinim Youth Program
Sunday, February 11 at 11:30 a.m., Myers Auditorium
Benny and Avia will share their Israeli culture and language through games, activities and songs. Students will enjoy getting to know these two amazing Israelis!

The Soul Center

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

Sundays, February 11, 25 at 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
$10/person. For further information and to register, 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.

Friday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m., The Soul Center
The perfect "do together" activity for moms and their teens, best friends, and more. $20/household (includes 2 challot). Must be 13 or older. Limited space. For more information and to register, click HERE

Sundays, February 11, 25 at 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Creative and looking for an outlet?  Like doodling?  For registration and further information, click HERE .

Information Session - Monday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Join us for a series of conversations based on the book Wise Aging by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal. For further information and to RSVP, please click HERE.

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

Beginning Friday, February 16 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
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