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This Weekend  at Beth El

Friday, January 19
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, January 20
Morning Services: 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Tot Shabbat: Honoring Infant/Toddler: 11:15 a.m., Kreitzer Memorial Room *Children ages 0-5
Evening Services: 5:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, January 21
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah Yoga: 9:30 a.m., Community Room
Beth El Men's Club Brunch featuring Dr. Barry Gittlen: 9:45 a.m., Kolker Room
Shinshinim Youth Program: 11:30 a.m., Myers Auditorium
Mother Love: 2:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Evening Services: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

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Affiliates, Committees & Other Happen ings

Wednesday, January 17 at 12:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
The book chosen for Rabbi Steven Schwartz's review is Behold The Dreamers by Imbol o Mbue.  Cost: $12.00. Please send your check to Beth El Sisterhood, attention Judy Pachino or Barbara Levenson, 8101 Park Heights Avenue, Pikesville, MD 21208. 

Sunday, January 21 at 9:45 a.m., Kolker Room
Our Brunch will feature Dr. Barry Gittlen, Professor of Biblical and Archeological Studies at Towson University.  Dr. Gittlen has spent the majority of his career as an archeologist, striving to bring the past to life and to reach new understanding of the ancient Israelites. 
To RSVP and for more information, please contact Jack Boonshaft at or 410-484-3112

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The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong  Le arning

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Shabbat Kiddush Speaker Series:
Starting Saturday, January 27 at 12:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Please join us to a Shabbat kiddush speaker series with the following speakers: Dr. Keneth Moss, Dr. Neil Rubin, Dr. Robert O. Freedman and Marina Furman. Click here for more information. 

Wednesdays, January 17, 24, 31 at 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
The poet W. H. Auden wrote, "The funniest of mortals, and the kindest, are those who are most aware of the baffle of being." Living presents us humans with baffling questions beyond both our reckoning and our escaping. Click here for more information.

Beginning Sunday, February 4 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.

Beginning Tuesday, February 6 at 9:30 a.m., Schapiro Auditorium
This class is designed for absolute beginners. Mah Jongg is played usually by 4 or 5 players. The object of Mah Jongg is to collect winning sets of tiles. Harriet Rosoff will teach you everything you need to know to play Mah Jongg. Fee: $40 Beth El members, $50 non-members.

Please register for ALL classes, regardless of fee, to Ellen Marks at or 410-580-5166.
The Family Corner
Tot Shabbat - Honoring Infant/Toddler
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:15 a.m., Kreitzer Memorial Room
Join Morah Becky for an interactive service filled with song, prayer, puppets and Torah stories. For kids up to 5 years old and their families.  

Saturday, January 20 at 11:00 a.m., Chizuk Amuno Congregation
Inclusive Shabbat services for school-aged children with special needs and their families. Everyone is welcome!

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Sunday, January 21 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. *Includes l unch. RSVP to Fran Davis at

Sundays, February 4, March 4 and April 15 at 10:00 a.m., Preschool - Room  7
Please join us to a fun, educational, and enriching experience for adults and children 18 months to 5 years. A great parent-child or grandparent-child bonding experience. No charge.
The Soul Center

Wednesdays, January 17, 24, 31 at  5:45 p.m.,  The Soul Center
$10/person. For further information, click HERE

Sundays, January 21, 28 at 9:30 a.m., Community Room
$10/person. For further information and to register, click  HERE

Wednesdays, January 17, 24, 31 at 1:30 p.m., The Soul Center
Our mixed media painting classes will continue for a second session. Join us at the Soul Center as we learn about the fascinating lives of King Solomon and King David with Rabbi Dana Saroken and learn to paint with our art instructor Judy Schlossberg. Everyone is welcome (no experience necessary). Limited space, advanced registration required. $150/person, click HERE to register.

Thursday, January 18 at 2:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Take a breath, enjoy a snack, chat with fellow caregivers and meet health and human service professionals to learn about valuable resources that can help
you take care of yourself and the ones you love. 

Sunday, January 21 at 2:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Join us for a conversation with Rhea Bochner, author of the unforgettable memoir, The Cape House, written when her mother moves to her family's beloved summer house in Cape Cod with terminal cancer. For more information, click HERE.

Wednesday, January 24 at 9:15 a.m., The Soul Center
With so many people in our community in need of healing, Rabbi Saroken will be leading a prayer circle/healing service. Anyone in need of healing or praying for your loved ones is welcome. For more information, click HERE

Beginning Friday, February 2 at 5:20 p.m., The Soul Center
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.
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