The Buzz at Beth El
Beth El Welcomes Our New Members
* Stacy and Justin Harvey and their children Talia, Arielle and Aliza
* Ronnie Gold
* Ilona and Slav Shparaga and their son Daniel
* Gayle Levy
* Jesse and Steven Cleveland and their children Orly and Louis
* Sharon and Robert Eckhaus
* Jayne Klein
* Lacey and Ryan Cohen and their son Marlow
14 Days to Go!
LIVE! From Beth El
Tuesday, April 30
An evening to benefit the construction of Beth El's Generations Park. Honoring  Joan and Dr. Michael Schultz . Featuring a special performance by  Kevin Nealon . Tickets and Sponsorships are now on sale! To purchase your tickets or for more information, click  here . Questions? Please contact
Lisa Silverstein at .
Fresh Veggies Delivered to Beth El for You!
Join Beth El in Partnership with Pearlstone Center and One Straw Farm in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Initiative.
Why CSA? Support your local farmers, receive fresh, organic produce delivered to Beth El for pick-up each week during the growing season, and support environmental sustainability and stewardship practices. Read more about CSA's and their transformational benefit here .
To sign up for the CSA click here , and click on the "membership" tab, then choose" join now" from the pull down menu. Choose Beth El as your pick-up location. For every 10 shares sold, Beth El will receive a free share that will be donated to charity.
This Weekend
Friday, April 19
Erev Pesach (1st Seder)
Beth El Offices close at 12:00 p.m.
Morning Services: 7:45 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, April 20
Pesach (2nd Seder)
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 1:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, April 21
Pesach Yom Tov
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Passover Schedule of Services

  • Friday, April 19, Erev Pesach - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 20, Yom Tov - Morning - 10:00 a.m.; Evening -1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 21, Yom Tov - Morning - 10:00 a.m.; Evening - 5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, April 22, Chol Hamo'ed - Morning - 7:45 a.m.; Evening - 6:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 23, Chol Hamo'ed - Morning - 7:45 a.m.; Evening - 6:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aprill 24, Chol Hamo'ed - Morning - 7:45 a.m.; Evening - 6:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 25, Chol Hamo'ed - Morning - 7:45 a.m.; Evening - 6:45 p.m.
  • Friday, April 26, Yom Tov - Morning - 10:00 a.m.; Evening - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27, Yom Tov (Yizkor) - Morning - 10:00 a.m.; Evening - 7:45 p.m.
* We will rededicate the Holocaust Torah during the morning service on April 27.

Unable to attend Shabbat services? Live stream available here .
In Loving Memory - Weekly Yahrzeit List
Tuesday, April 16 - Monday, April 22
Click here
Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Beth El Sisterhood Judaica Shop
The shop will close for the Passover holiday on Thursday, April 18 and will re-open on Monday, April 22. For further information or any questions, please contact the shop directly at 410-484-2185 or contact Ellie Spind at 410-653-9180.
Lacrosse Thrives in Israel - a Men's Club Event
Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m., Kolker Room
The Men’s Club will honor long-time Beth El member Mark Greenberg, an All-American lacrosse player at Johns Hopkins University, who took his passion for lacrosse to Israel in 2011. Cost per person: $22/Men's Club member; $22/Guest; $12/Special student rate. Click here for further information.
Unique Boutique - Spring Shopping Show
Sunday, May 5 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 6 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 7 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Join 40+ of your favorite vendors, selling items from women's wear, handbags and shoes to crafts and children's gifts&toys. Click here for further information.
Empty Nesters/Baby Boomers Present
Kosher Chinese Dinner * SOLD OUT!*
Friday, May 10 at 7:15 p.m.
The dinner will take place at the home of Helene & Randy Lutz.
Questions? Please contact Debbie Shore at
or Dr. Joanne Block Rief at
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning

1st Wednesdays @ Beth El
Filmmaker Boaz Dvir
Wednesday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Award-winning filmmaker and Penn State assistant professor Boaz Dvir shows and discusses his short documentaries. These documentaries deal with such topics as US-Israel relations and Israel’s influence on America’s increasing use of Special Operations in the War on Terror. Click here for more information.
Few Spots Available! Beth El Returns to Eastern Europe
June 23 - July 4, 2019
Ever dreamed of visiting the jewels of Eastern Europe like Berlin, Prague, and Warsaw with your closest friends? Then don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to connect with your Jewish history and heritage.
To learn more, please contact Dr. Eyal Bor at
or 410-484-0411 x 1204.
New! The Mendelssohns: Moses, Felix and Fanny - Music, Sexism and Religion
4 Sessions, beginning Wednesday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m., Kolker Room
The Mendelssohn family was one of the most prominent in Berlin during the early part of the 19th century. This class will explore their fascinating story, beginning with Moses Mendelssohn, a hunchback who came out of the Jewish ghetto to rise up into the intellectual elite of Enlightenment Germany. Click here for more information.
Soul of the Song
4 Sessions, beginning Monday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m., Kolker Room
Jewish identity has been informed and influenced greatly by songs, their melodies and meanings. Join Beth El's Executive Director, Josh Bender, for an exploration of four key Jewish songs that have shaped modern Jewish identity and values. Click here for more information.
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

My Grown Up and Me
Sunday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m., Community Room (last session of the season)
Join us for crafts, songs, Judaic stories and more. For parents, grandparents and special friends of kids ages 2-5. Music with Morah Becky and Cantor Melanie Blatt. RSVP to Mandy Barish
or 410-602-2245.
2022 B’nai Mitzvah Date Requests
If your child was born in 2009 and will be having a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at Beth El, you are welcome to submit requested dates for the year 2022. These B’nai Mitzvah dates will be assigned early this summer, and we try to honor your requests. Please know that we will do our best, but cannot guarantee a single Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Submit your 2022 B’nai Mitzvah dates to and indicate if you are requesting a Shabbat morning or Havdallah service.
The 2019-2020 Berman-Lipavsky Religious School Registration is OPEN
To register your kids to the Religious School at Beth El, click here .
To register your kids to our Hebrew School in Your Neighborhood, click here . For further information, contact Fran Davis at
The Soul Center

New! 7 Weeks, 7 Values
Beginning Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Join us on a spring journey of rebirth and renewal, exploring these values through study, discussion, meditation and more with Rabbi Ben Shalva. Click here to for further information and full schedule.
Jewish Meditation
with Cantor Melanie Blatt
Wed., April 23 at 5:45 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Healing Service
Wed., May 8 at 9:15 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.
Torah & Yoga - All Levels
Sundays at 9:30 a.m. (NO Yoga on April 21)
Click here for more information.
Zentangle Drop-In
Sundays at 3:00 p.m. (NO class on April 21)
Click here for more information.
For information regarding up-coming programs, go to
or contact Julie Hettleman at or 410-484-0411 x 1103