The Buzz at Beth El
Thanksgiving Message from Our Clergy
This year - and every year - we are grateful for you, our Beth El community!
Wishing all our Beth El families a Thanksgiving of peace, joy, and good health.
Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday - a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration - is next Tuesday (Nov. 27th). Your support makes everyday miracles happen here at Beth El. To prove it, three members of our community are excited to share their Extraordinary Moments with you tomorrow! Make sure to follow Beth El on Facebook so you can share the love with us on Giving Tuesday.
This Weekend
Friday, November 23
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, November 24
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services - Bat Mitzvah of Alexa Zukerberg : 5:00 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary

Sunday, November 25
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Service: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Services will be live streamed here .

Please note: our offices will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday. November 21
and will be closed on Thursday, November 22.

For weather closure information, please go to our website ,
our Facebook page or call our Weather Hotline at 410-580-5080.
Support Beth El Early Childhood Education Programs
Barnes & Noble Bookfair
Now until Sunday, November 25
Please support our school by shopping at Barnes & Noble.
A percentage of the sales during the fundraiser goes to our school! All you have to do is bring this voucher when you go shopping or let the cashier know you're from Beth El School. While the fundraiser is based at the Pikesville location, we will get credit for purchases made at ANY Barnes & Noble store, as long as you use our ID number! And, if you can’t get to the store, please shop online in support of our Book Fair using the Book Fair ID #12390316).
We truly appreciate your support!
Hanukkah Lights Up the Sky
Monday, December 3 at 5:45 p.m., Beth El Rear Parking Lot
Beth El and Chizuk Amuno Congregations join together for a spectacular Hanukkah celebration with festival style dinner, a special performance by Ketzev - Johns Hopkins University's Jewish a cappella group, and fireworks! Click here for more information.
Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Sisterhood General Meeting, Luncheon & Program with Fred Bronstein
Monday, December 3 at 11:30 a.m., Offit Auditorium
Fred Bronstein, Dean of the Peabody Institute, is an accomplished pianist, dedicated music educator, and successful chief executive of American symphony orchestras. Click here for more information.
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning
Special Event:
1st Wednesdays @ Beth El Presents: Héloïse Quartet
Wednesday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
The Héloïse Quartet draws upon centuries of vocal music to create imaginative and inspiring performances, connecting audiences to stories of human culture and spirituality from around the world. Click here for more information.
Rabbis of the Talmud
Monday, November 26 at 10:00 a.m.,
Agus Library
Click here for more information.
Agus Academy
Mondays at 7:00 p.m., Myers Auditorium
Click here for more information.
Points Of Departure: Same Text,
Different Interpretation
Wednesdays, beginning November 28
at 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
Click here for more information.
Jewish Short Stories
Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m.,
Agus Library
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

Shabbat Family Service
led by Cantor Melanie Blatt and Kittah Hay
Saturday, December 1 at
11:15 a.m., Location TBD
Click  here  for more information. 
*All ages are welcome
My Grown Up and Me
Sunday, December 2
at 10:00 a.m.,
Community Room
Click here for more information, including full list of dates. *Families with kids ages 2-5
Beyond the Cover
Wednesday, December 5 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
A book experience for parents with young children. Click here for more information.
The Soul Center

The Page Featuring Erica Keswin
Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Erica Keswin is a workplace strategist who has worked for the past twenty years with some of the most iconic brands in the world as a consultant, speaker, writer and professional dot connector. Click here for more information.
Shir Joy: A Soul Center Experience
Friday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for an immersive, elevated, spiritual excursion into prayer and song with Rabbi Dana Saroken, Elie Greenberg and the
Shir Joy Band. Click here for more information and to register.
The Braid
Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
Click here for more information.
Power Yoga
Sundays at 8:30 a.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.
Meditation Sits
Wednesdays at 5:45 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