Beth El Welcomes Our New Members!

* Heather & Michael Gorin and their child, Reese.

* Nina & Patrick McHenry and their child, Micah.
Island Shabbat
Friday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Enjoy a taste of paradise at Beth El's Annual Island Shabbat!
Hear the sounds of the Catonsville High School Steel Band, under the direction of Jim Wharton, and the Beth El Choir, led by Cantor Thom King. A delicious island-themed Oneg will take place after the service.
*Please note that the 6:00 p.m. Shabbat service will take place as usual.
Important Live Stream Announcement
Please note that we are updating and enhancing our live stream services with a new provider and new higher level camera technology. To access Shabbat services through Livestream, please go to our website and click on “Services Livestream” under the tab “Worship”, or click here . We are happy to be able to keep congregants and community members connected virtually when they are not able
to be present in person on Shabbat.
This Weekend 
Friday, January 10
Morning Service: 8:00 a.m., Gorn Chapel
The Spark: 8:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Evening Service: 6:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel
Island Shabbat: 7:30 p.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary

Saturday, January 11
Torah Study Class: 9:00 a.m., Agus Library
Morning Service - Bat Mitzvah of Lea Geller : 10:00 a.m., Berman-Rubin Sanctuary
Or Shabbat Family Service: 10:15 a.m., Schuster Library
Prayground Shabbat: 11:15 a.m., Community Room
Evening Service: 5:00 p.m., Gorn Chapel

Sunday, January 12
Morning Service: 9:15 a.m., Gorn Chapel
Torah & Yoga: 9:30 a.m., The Soul Center
Beth El Seniors Brunch & Movie: 12:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
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 7 - Monday, January 13
Click here
Interested in getting hospital and bereavement notices from Beth El?
Please sign up here .
If you know of anyone who might need a C hesed visit, please fill out this form so that we have all the details we need and no one is forgotten. Thank you for partnering with us to provide Chesed to our members in need. For information regarding our Chesed group, Visiting Voices , contact Cantor Blatt at
Affiliates, Committees and Other Happenings

Beth El Seniors Brunch and Movie: The Other Son
Sunday, January 12 at 12:00 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Complex repercussions face two families, one Israeli, one Palestinian,
after learning that their sons (Jules Sitruk, Mehdi Dehbi) were accidentally switched at birth. For more information, click here .
The Rabbi Mark G. Loeb Center for Lifelong Learning
1st Wednesday @ Beth El
Meet Pianist Michael Angelucci
Wednesday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m., Offit Auditorium
Hailed as “a great artistic talent” by the A&B Foundation, pianist Michael Angelucci holds First Place awards in the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition and the American Prize National Competition. Click here for more information.
Mah Jongg for Beginners
Wednesdays, Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5 at 10:00 a.m., Myers Auditorium
This class is designed for beginners. Geri Willen will teach you everything you need to know to play and enjoy the game. Click here for more information.
American Judaism in the 21 st Century:
An Exploration with Rafi Rone
Wednesdays, January 15, 21 & 29 at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
Join Rafi Rone as he discusses “Not Your Bubbe’s Yids” A Bird’s Eye View of How our Community Looks Today”, “Israel as the Flash Point: What Used to Unite Us, Now Divides Us”, and “ So, Now You’re a Prophet? What American Judaism Might Look Like in 20 Years”. Fee: $50/Beth El Congregation members; $60/non-members. 
Our Presidential Election: What Is The Jewish Point Of View?
with Phil Jacobs
Thursdays, January 23, 30, February 6, 13 at 7:00 p.m., Agus Library
We will discuss the Jewish point of view when it comes to the various candidates and the importance of Israel in their messaging.
Fee: $50/Beth El Congregation members; $60/non-members.
Registration is required for all participants. Click here for more information.
The 2019-2020 Adult Education Booklet is out NOW!
Click here to download a copy.
The Family Corner

Or Shabbat Family Service *For all ages
Saturday, January 11 at 10:15 a.m., Schuster Library
Or Shabbat is led by Morah Becky, the T'filah Team and Mitzvah Monsters in the Schuster Library. Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for songs, stories and a wonderful family Shabbat experience.
Prayground Shabbat *For all ages
Saturday, January 11 at 11:15 a.m., Community Room
Join us for a musical service as we sing and play together, Kiddush to follow . Click here for a full list of upcoming dates. *Due to the cold weather, Prayground Shabbat will take place in the Community Room.
The Soul Center

Special Event:
Women, Wine & Wisdom *Soul'd Out! Wait list only.
Thursday, January 16, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Join us for the third annual Women, Wine and Wisdom: An Intimate Conversation Around Soulful Living and Spritual Journeys with Rabbi Dana Saroken and Sarah Hurwitz. This event is a community builder, a chance to connect with friends and make new ones. To get on the wait list, please call 410-484-0411 extension 1103 and leave a voicemail or email
Healing Service
Wednesday, January 8
at 9:15 a.m.
Click here for information.
Caregiver Cafe
Thursday, January 23
at 2:00 p.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