Save the Date!
Purim 5780
Monday, March 9
* 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.: Purim Carnival for all ages, 80's Museum, Arts&Crafts, Mishlo'ach Manot Project and much more!
* 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Back to the 80's Purim Spiel.
* 8:00 p.m.: 80's After Party

* If you have something exciting to contribute to our 80's museum (old cell phone, fun clothes, scrunchies, fanny packs, etc.), please email Cantor Blatt at

* Volunteers needed for our Purim Carnival games. If interested, please email Cantor Blatt at
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning Presents:
A Weekend with Jonathan Ornstein - Executive Director of JCC Krakow
March 13, 14, 15
Click here for further information.
This Weekend 
Friday, January 31
Morning Service: 8:00 a.m., Offit Auditorium
The Spark: 8:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, February 1
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Family Shabbat Service Led by Kitah Dalet: 11:15 a.m., Kolker Room
Evening Service: 5:15 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, February 2
Morning Service: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Zentangling: 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Evening Service: 5:30 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Want to know what is going on at Beth El all month? Go to our calendar of events here .

Unable to attend the Shabbat services? Live stream available here .
In Loving Memory - Weekly Yahrzeit List
Tuesday, January 28 - Monday, February 3
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Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Save the Date!
FIDF in Partnership with Beth El's Israel Affairs Committee, Presents:
KEDEM - Game Night
Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 p.m. , Offit Auditorium
Click here for further information.
Beth El Sisterhood General Meeting, Luncheon & Program
with Guest Speaker Amy Davis *Registration Closed
Monday, February 3 at 11:30 a.m., Offit Auditorium
*** We are collecting the following items to benefit the Community Crisis Center: paper towels, toilet paper, pancake mix, cereal, jelly, peanut butter and dry pasta. Please bring your items to the February 3 and March 2 luncheons.
Beth El Men's Club Presents: The Great Wrap
with Rabbi Steven Schwartz and Cantor Thom King
Sunday, February 9 at 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Men, women and children of the Beth El family are invited to participate in learning about this ancient pְractice. This event is free and open to all Beth El members. RSVP due by February 4. Click here for more information.
Beth El Seniors Lunch - In Memory of Jake Rome
Monday, February 3 at 12:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Join us in creating warm no-sew blankets, to be donated to Children’s Hospital in Washington DC, in memory of Jake Rome, son of Eileen and Mark Rome. **Material will be provided by us. Click here for more information.
Beth El Florida Brunch *For Congregation Members Only
Sunday, February 23 at 11:30 a.m., Club at Ibis - Main Clubhouse
Hosted by Dr. Ed and Ann Mishner. Book discussion by Rabbi Saroken, book: Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection To Life – In Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There) by Sarah Hurwitz. RSVP by Friday, February 7 to Bekah Waltemeyer, Development Associate, at or
410-484-0411 x 1120.  
Spring Blood Drive - Volunteers Needed!
Beth El Blood Drive committee is looking for volunteers for the next
Blood Drive on March 25. If interested, please contact Steve Silber at or 410-491-9157.
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning
1st Wednesdays @ Beth El
Women Cantors Concert
Wednesday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Four strong, powerful, and inspiring cantors will bring their voices together to raise up and bring light to a variety of compositions written by and for women. Cantors Melanie Blatt, Jennifer Rolnick, Kim Komrad, and Hinda Eisen Labovitz all work in the Baltimore Washington area and bring their unique talents to our 1st Wednesday stage. Click here for more information.
From Slavery to Freedom
with Dr. Rosann Catalano and Rabbi Steven Schwartz
Wednesdays, beginning February 5 at 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
This series is another of the primal themes that shape and sustain both the identity and religious imaginations of Jews and Christians alike. Click here for more information.
NEW! Rikud Baltimore
Mondays, beginning February 10 at 7:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Join us for an 8-week program for beginner's Israeli dance with Josh Rosenthal and Carol Rubin. You are invited to stay for the Intermediate/Advanced class 8:00-10:00p.m. Click here for more information.
The 2019-2020 Adult Education Booklet is out NOW!
Click here to download a copy.
The Family Corner

Family Shabbat Service Led by Kitah Dalet
Saturday, February 1 at 11:15 a.m., Kolker Room
Led by Cantor Melanie Blatt. Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for songs, stories and a wonderful family Shabbat experience. Each month, one grade from the religious school will be honored.
Berman-Lipavsky Religious School Tzedakah Project
Kitah Vav (6th grade) in the Berman-Lipavsky Religious School is hosting
a tzedakah project. We are collecting money from religious school families and the Best El Community which will be used to feed those in our community who are impacted by food insecurity. We will collect donations of money from January 26th to March 1st. You can donate to the Tzedakah box in the class rooms or the box attached to the Tzedakah Box on the Religious School Bulletin board.
Beth El Summer Program
Beth El offers a nine week summer program for children 2 to 5 years old. Our 2020 summer session will run from Monday, June 15 through Friday, August 14.  Registration starts NOW! Click here for rates, application and further information.
The Soul Center

Intro to Meditation
First Thursday of the month, beginning February 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Intrigued by the idea of starting a meditation practice or looking to add something special to your existing practice? Get a supportive kickstart in this monthly gathering. Come one time, or come each month for a “tune up”. Rabbi Ben Shalva will give you some techniques to try and principles to follow, whether you use an App
on your phone or prefer to sit in stillness. Click here for registration and more information.
Healing Service
Wednesday, February 12 at 9:15 a.m.
Click here for information.
Chair Yoga
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m
and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Click here for information.
The Spark
Fridays at 8:30 a.m.
Click here for information.
Torah & Yoga
Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Click here for information.
Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
Click here for information.
For information regarding up-coming programs, go to
or contact Julie Hettleman at or 410-484-0411 x 1103