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This Weekend  at Beth El

Friday, February 2
Morning Services: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Preschool Prayground Shabbat: 4:00 p.m., Community Room  *Ages 0-5
Friday Evening Meditation: 5:20 p.m., Schuster Library
Shabbat Unplugged Family Service: 6:00 p.m., Kolker Room *Kids 3rd Grade and up
Evening Services: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Saturday, February 3
Morning Services: 10:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Shabbat Morning Family Service - Dalet: 11:15 a.m., Schapiro Auditorium
Evening Services: 5:15 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Bat Mitzvah of Grace Cohen

Sunday, February 4
Morning Services: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah Yoga: 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center / Kolker Room
Shalom Aleichem Hebrew Class: 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
My Grown-Up and Me Class: 10:00 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 

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 S arandon. We will have snacks and sweets for your enjoyment. $2/members;  $5/guests. Walk-ins arewelcome at $5/person *Limited seating Please mark your envelopes "Ruthye". For further information, call Ruthye Steinberg at 
410-655-8242 or Ellen Budish at  443-857-7499.

Wednesday, February 14 at 12:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
The book chosen for Rabbi Steven Schwartz's review is Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue.  This book centers on an African family who finds themselves involved with an American family in their effort to assimilate. Their lives are dramatically upended as the immigrants are forced to make an impossible choice. The cost of the luncheon and presentation is $12.00.  
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. 

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.

Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28 at 9:30 a.m., Agus Library
Few would argue that one of life's most stunning experiences is the sudden death of a husband, wife, partner, or child. Books have been written. Movies have been made, exploring the unfathomable reality of living with and trying to make sense out of the impossible disorientation of such inexplicable loss. Click here for more information.

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., Community Room
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.
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Sundays, February 4, March 4 and April 15 at 
10:00 a.m., Community Room
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., The Soul Center
$10/person. For further information and to register, click  HERE

Beginning Friday, February 2 at 5:20 p.m., Schuster Library
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

Sundays, February 11, 25 at 3:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Creative and looking for an outlet?  Like doodling?  Zentangling sounds com plicated ...but it 's not.  It's like yoga for the brain.  It's like meditation for those who struggle to sit still in silence and would rather be in gentle motion. For registration and further information, click HERE .

Information Session - Monday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m., The Soul Center
Join us for a series of conversations based on the book Wise Aging by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal. Trained facilitators will serve as guides and catalysts for group sharing, as we explore the many ways to live with joy, resilience and spirit so that we may "age wisely." For further information and to RSVP, please click HERE.

Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m., The Soul Center
With Rabbi Ben Shalva, explore the sefirot, the "Jewish Chakra System", through acombination of text study and meditation. $20/session; $60/for all 4 sessions. For further information and the complete list of dates, click HERE
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