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Friday, January 26
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, January 27
Morning Services: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Shabbat Kiddush Series - Jewish Life in Czarist Russia with Dr. Kenneth Moss: 12:45 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Evening Services: 5:15 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, January 28
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah Yoga: 9:30 a.m., Community Room
Evening Services: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

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Beth El Social Action Committee Winter Mitzvah Drive
Please join us, 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 detergent, 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 

410-484-1844; .

Monday, February 5 at 11:30 a.m., Offit Auditorium
Join us to hear Eric Collier speak about the Africa Mercy Ship. Many people in  Africa  have little to no access to healthcare. The Africa Mercy Ship brings volunteer medical teams  and sterile operating rooms directly to people who would otherwise go without care. It is the largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world, providing state-of-the-art care free of charge to those in desperate need.  RSVP by Wednesday, January 24 to Myra Coonin at  or 410-653-9435 or 
Marcia Boonshaft  at  or 410-484-3112.

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 Sarandon. We will have snacks and sweets for your enjoyment. Reservations and payments are due no later than January 29,  NO WALK-INS.  Please mark your envelopes "Ruthye". For further information, call Ruthye Steinberg at 410-655-8242 or Ellen Budish at 443-857-7499.
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. 

Wednesdays, January 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.

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. 

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. Mah Jongg Instructor to be announced. Fee: $40 Beth El members, $50 non-members.

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
Friday, February 2 at 4:00 p.m., Preschool Playground
Prayground Shabbat will be a movement based Kabbalat Shabbat for our youngest learners, ages 0-5. Student Cantor Melanie Blatt will facilitate the experience.

Shabbat Unplugged Family Service
Friday, February 2 at 6:00 p.m., Kolker Room
Relax and experience the joy of Shabbat! Families with children in 3rd grade and above (and siblings!) are invited to join us for this fun and spirited service, led by Student Cantor Melanie Blatt. Snacks
 will be served in the Kolker Room at 5:45 p.m.
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. Please RSVP to Mandy Barish at
The Soul Center

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

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

Wednesdays, January 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.

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.

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
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